The Scotsman Hotel

20 North Bridge

  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action

Situated in the old town of Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile, The Scotsman Hotel is located in the former Scotsman newspaper headquarters. The restaurant has a nice morning breakfast and good variety meals throughout the day. The hotel is quirky but charming. The onsite indoor pool and work out facilities are nice, although the pool has limited family swimming areas. No car is needed as you can walk or taxi to all of Edinburgh. The hotel is conveniently located just above the central train station.

  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City
  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World
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Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

  • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
  • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Excellent central home-base for local exploration
  • Variety of room options for families
  • Well-appointed accommodations
  • Nice breakfast and good variety of meals available

Families Should Know

  • Complimentary breakfast for children under 12
  • No onsite, open area for young children to run around
  • No air-conditioning
  • Indoor swimming pool has limited areas for family swimming
  • Fee-based offsite parking
  • WIFI is free
  • Babysitting starts at £15+ per hour

Sports + Activities

  • Edinburgh sightseeing

Local Excursions

  • Royal Mile
  • The National Gallery
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Camera Obscura
  • Rosslyn Chapel
  • St Giles Cathedral
  • Royal Museum


  • rooms and suites
  • TV
  • mini-fridge/safe/hairdryer
  • daily housekeeping
  • room service
  • restaurant
  • spa
  • swimming pool (indoor)
  • fitness center and classes
  • concierge
  • babysitting on request
  • disabled access
# of peopleStarting at
  • D - daily pricing
  • W - weekly pricing
  • T - tax included
  • B - breakfast included
  • I - all-inclusive

Preferred Room

Family Suite

Guest Room Highlights

  • Spacious
  • Good configuration for sleeping
  • Comfortable beds
  • Convenient location on property

Booking Conditions

  • No deposit required, credit card for guarantee
  • Cancellation: <24 hours, room value forfeit
  • Extra person fee: £45 per bed per night including breakfast
  • Check in is 2p and check out is 11a