All hotels in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 room, 2 adults
You can collect Hotels.com® Rewards nights here

The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

5-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
19-21 George StreetEdinburghScotlandEH2 2PBUnited Kingdom

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street Gardens
  • Free WiFi
Superb9.0
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Room
Great room
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
681See all 681 Hotels.com reviews
From 1,591 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

from $117
  • Guest Room Single
  • Guest Room Double
  • Superior, One King Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Superior, Two Twin Beds
  • Deluxe Double Room, City View
  • Junior Suite
  • Signature Suite
  • Principal Suite
  • Family Double Room, 1 Bedroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 240 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 8
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1775
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Burr & Co - This coffee shop serves light fare only.

Printing Press - Onsite restaurant.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • George Edinburgh
  • Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel
  • George Hotel Edinburgh
  • Principal George Street Hotel
  • Principal Edinburgh George Street
  • Principal George Street
  • The George Hotel

Policies

The name of this property was previously The George.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 50 per night

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.00 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Princes Street Gardens (3-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (5-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (6-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (6-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Kirk (8-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (11-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (11-minute walk)
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (14-minute walk)
  • Arthur's Seat (15-minute walk)
  • Royal Yacht Britannia (32-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 23 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 8 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 25 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 11 min drive
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 681 reviews

The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
Beware What You Pay For, Good Location
Hotel lifts are quite noisy. I had requested and paid for two deluxe rooms and both "deluxe" rooms were situated next to or across from lifts. Was told hotel was too full to accommodate our requests and what we paid for. Was eventually offered the rooms for which we paid for, but by that time our time at this hotel was half over and not worth the hassle. Disappointed, though will say that the staff is exceptional at listening.
Stephanie, us4 night trip
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Exceptional10.0
Perfect
Daniel, us3 night trip
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Exceptional10.0
Exceptional service
Just returned last night from a wonderful 7 night stay at The Principal in Edinburgh. The service was superb. We had a lovely king deluxe view room on the 7th floor with a spectacular view of the city. The location was wonderful with walking distance to the Castle, museums, shopping and wonderful restaurants. The small fridge in the room was stocked daily with bottled water. It was convenient for storing yogurt, cheese and small food items. The bathroom was a tad small but adequate. The daily Tuck Box was a daily supply of snacks and tea. It was a lovely vacation.
Candace, us7 night trip
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Exceptional10.0
Loved our stay!
What a wonderful hotel! In the heart of the city - though a good 15 minute uphill walk to Old town/Royal Mile area - so worth it to be on adorable George Street. The staff was so friendly, welcoming and helpful. Our room was located in a very odd location that required an elevator up then down again, but the room was cute, comfortable and all we needed for our stay. Breakfast was also included and it was delicious and plentiful. Definitely worth staying here!!
A Traveler, us4 night trip
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Exceptional10.0
Fun in edinburgh
Lovely hotel with great staff. Everything works very well here and the location is excellent we have stayed here before and liked it just as much the buffet breakfast had improved from last year
Rosemary, us2 night trip

See all reviews

The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us