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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
Great location
Fantastic service
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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From 1,500 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh

from $106
  • z - standard twin
  • Guest Room Single
  • Guest Room Double
  • Superior, One King Bed
  • z - standard twin/double
  • xxx
  • x-special offer room
  • xxx
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Superior, Two Twin Beds
  • Deluxe Double Room, City View
  • Junior Suite
  • Guest Room Twin, 2 Single Beds
  • Easter Special
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed (Complimentary Upgrade)
  • Superior Room, 2 Twin Beds (Complimentary Upgrade)
  • Signature Suite
  • Principal Suite
  • Town House Double
  • Town House Superior Double
  • Town House Deluxe Double
  • Town House Single
  • Town House Junior Suite
  • Town House Suite
  • Town House Deluxe 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


  • 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 allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • 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
  • 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
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1775
  • Elevator/lift
  • 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
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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


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


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 11 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 12 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 19 min walk
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 20 min 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 604 reviews

The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
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
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Great location and an ever smiling staff
YESHWANT, us3 night trip
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
The quaint Scottish hotel is everything we expected; Craig the concierge was exceptional with booking recommendations and made our stay so pleasant.
Lena, us4 night romance trip
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Awesome place to stay in Edinburgh
We loved our stay! Staff were totally amazing, so convenient to everything in Edinburgh we wanted to see, great view, beautiful room. It was expensive but with such great service (and in a city, in a central location), you can understand why. One thing that was extra great - housekeeping were so flexible that even if we slept in and left the room CRAZY late, it still was cleaned that day. We were definitely “wowed.” The only things that could make it 100% perfect - climate control in the rooms would be a fabulous (since the radiator was not always consistent with a comfortable temp - and breakfast lasting later on the weekends for us lazy/jet lagged people :)
Loretto, us4 night romance trip
The Principal Edinburgh George Street, Edinburgh
Beautiful hotel, terrific location!
I've stayed at this hotel 4 times for business trips and would highly recommend for both business or vacation. It is well appointed, lovely comfortable rooms that are Scottish but modern, with comfortable beds, nice linens, lovely bathrooms, and incredibly clean. The lobby is a lovely place to greet guests or read a book. You are steps away from restaurants, bars, and the sights of Edinburgh and an easy walk to the tram or train station just 5 minutes away. I will stay here each time I come to Edinburgh
LaDeana, us4 night business trip

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