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The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
19-21 George StreetEdinburghScotlandEH2 2PBUnited Kingdom, 800-491-6126
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Excellent4.4 / 5
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
Wellness
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
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The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $119
  • Junior Suite
  • Classic Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Guest Room Double
  • Deluxe Double Room, View
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Superior, Two Twin Beds
  • Town House Double
  • Guest Room Single
  • z - standard twin
  • Easter Special
  • Suite
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Town House Superior Double
  • Town House Deluxe Double
  • Town House Single
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed (Complimentary Upgrade)
  • Superior Room, 2 Single Beds (Complimentary Upgrade)
  • z - standard twin/double
  • Town House Suite
  • Town House Junior Suite
  • Superior, One King Bed
  • Town House Deluxe Suite

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 11 AM
  • Express check-in
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Also known as

  • George Edinburgh
  • George Hotel Edinburgh

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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival 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

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 12.00 for adults and GBP 12.00 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP £40 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
Working away
  • Business center
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
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

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
  • George Hotel Edinburgh

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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival 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

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 12.00 for adults and GBP 12.00 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP £40 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.4 /5 from 164 reviews

The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Luxury WIthout The Hefty Price
The hotel had changed ownership since the time I booked so I was a little apprehensive. There was no need to be. Check in was easy and gracious. The hotel is beautiful, well maintained, has spacious rooms (I don't think I upgraded), has a large bathroom (watch out for the ease of flooding as UK hotels often have that half door arrangement) and tub/shower configuration. There are plenty of outlets, but do remember to bring a converter if you are not from the UK. The buffet breakfast includes english, american and continental offerings and the raspberries were plentiful and good. I ate them all! While there are plenty of restaurants that offer breakfast I suggest picking the package that includes it. It is a good value. The coffee was good, the service was a little slow during breakfast which was packed around 9 AM each day. The bed was super comfortable, the amenities in the bathroom are from Neal's Yard and replaced daily. Your room card is inserted just inside the door of the room and functions to turn lights on and off and Ilike that environmental feature, Donald Trump be damned! The hotel also offers meeting rooms and I peaked into one that was set up for a Christmas party and it was stunning. The hotel is situated walking distance from everything you HAVE to see in Edinburgh and quite close to the train station for day trips or moving city to city. I would stay here again and probably will!
3 night romance trip
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Wonderful! The hotel is lovely and through our travels this was the most comfortable and elegant place we stayed. I felt as if I was sleeping in a cloud! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Everyone greeted us when we came in.
2 night family trip
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Wonderful hotel
The George hotel is wonderful! The location is perfect for most places of interest for tourists. The staff at reception gave us a nice welcome and Cameron gave us very useful information regarding places to go in the city. The rooms are lovely and clean and the remaining areas of the hotel are very stylish and grand. I would definitely stay again.
3 night business trip
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Excellent4.0 / 5
Lovely, clean hotel!
Lovely hotel. We are repeat clientele. Remodeling was well done. Breakfast is second to none. Had room service one night & it was prompt & delicious. Only complaint is that heavy duvet. We asked for extra sheet & took off duvet. Worked fine. Will return.
3 night romance trip
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Excellent4.0 / 5
Great spot for touristing, pretty swanky.
Snazzy hotel, great staff. View highly variable depending on room. One of the elevators was out. Wifi free, but only an hour at a time. Lovely appointments, great restaurant attached. Oddly, no clock in the room.
4 night romance trip

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The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

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