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Family-friendly places to stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a great range of family-friendly accommodation options, from luxury hotels to cosy B&Bs and flexible self-catering apartments. In addition to the below recommendations, we like the Apex International Hotel on Grassmarket, where kids stay and eat free and which offers an ozone swimming pool, board games and ‘toys on tap’ to use in public areas, free use of the DVD library, family rooms with two queen-size beds, a kids’ menu, baby facilities, and discounts on certain city attractions. Or try the 5-star Edinburgh Residence with its very large, family-friendly suites featuring microwaves and cutlery so you can eat in (although there’s also 24hr room service with a great kids’ menu) and its Family Fun packages. And if it is a wallet-friendly city break you are looking for, Travelodge offer a great selection of budget hotels around Edinburgh.

Take a look at more of our favourites for family holidays in the area in conjunction with our partners Booking.com, or find the perfect cottage retreat in or around around Edinburgh with cottages.com and enjoy exclusive discounts by becoming a TaketheFamily member and signing up to our newsletter. 


Editor's favourite
Kids club

The Knight Residence by Mansley

Five star apartments in the heart of Edinburgh

The Balmoral Hotel

Spoil the family with this five star luxury hotel in the Scottish capital, perfectly located for sightseeing and full of little luxuries to make your stay extra special.