Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, 51 - 59 York Place, EH1 3JD

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From our boutique hotel, there’s plenty to do a short stroll away or a little further afield. Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit to the stunning Scottish capital you’ll always find somewhere new to visit, see, dine, drink and more. Check out some of our suggestions below.

St. James Quarter


Opened in 2021, the stunning St. James Quarter is a vibrant retail shopping destination in the heart of Edinburgh’s East End. Inside you’ll find your favourite high street stores including Zara, LEGO, Hamley’s, Harrods Beauty and John Lewis. It’s the ideal place to shop until you drop! Refresh with a bite to eat from the many food outlets on offer, including the one-of-a-kind Bonnie and Wild where you can sink your teeth into traditional Scottish fayre made by local chefs. Throughout the year, discover Instagrammable moments and pop-up events surrounding the 17 million square feet space. In the evening, enjoy bowling and more at Lane 7. The best bit: it’s just a 3-minute walk from us.


Multrees Walk


Located close to St. James Quarter is the luxurious Multrees Walk, home to some of the finest brands: Louis Vuitton, Harvey Nichols and Strathberry to name a few.




Edinburgh is famed for its array of literary greats. It is home to the Edinburgh International Book Festival and was the first city to be named a UNESCO City of Literature, so reading lovers will feel right at home. Peruse some of the second-hand book shops and discover your new favourite find, perhaps stumbling upon a rare gem. Our favourites include Tills Bookshop, a charming spot with a roaring fire and the ideal way to whittle away a chilly afternoon. Armchair Books is filled to the brim with second-hand reads, and you can easily lose yourself in the floor-to-ceiling boxes and shelves. Lastly, McNaughtan’s Bookshop is a place to search for that old, rare book you’ve been seeking. It’s the oldest second hand and antiquarian bookshop in Scotland, selling a variety of genres.


Johnnie Walker


Visit the Johnnie Walker flagship in Edinburgh and discover the iconic whisky through one of their experiences. Explore the history of the biggest whisky brand in the UK, go on a journey of flavour, and sample the water of life direct from the cask. Enjoy cocktails and dining in their 1820 Rooftop Bar, with views of Edinburgh Castle. Whisky connoisseurs can head to Explorers Bothy, where you can explore special bottles and one-of-a-kind cask editions, or enjoy a tailormade cocktail crafted by an experienced mixologist.


Edinburgh Gin Distillery


Discover the history of gin in the UK and Edinburgh with a Tasting Experience at this West End Gin Distillery. Home to Edinburgh Gin, many of the limited editions are still distilled here. Why not have a go at your crafting your very own bottle of gin under the guidance of their gin experts?


The Stand Comedy Club


Fancy a night of good craic? Just a few doors down from us on York Place is The Stand Comedy Club, the first dedicated comedy club in Scotland. The intimate, laid-back basement venue plays host to contemporary comedy from Scottish and International comedians, open seven nights a week.


Edinburgh Playhouse


Within a stone’s throw of our boutique hotel stands the iconic Edinburgh Playhouse, the largest all-seated theatre in the UK. Originally opened as a ‘super cinema’ in the late 1920s, it now plays host to a wide variety of the biggest names in live music, comedy and musical theatre. It has an exciting annual line-up from Disney and touring West End shows to household names. The perfect accompaniment to your visit to Edinburgh.


The Real Mary King's Close


Situated in Edinburgh’s Old Town, explore 400 years of history that lie beneath buildings on the bustling Royal Mile.  Listen to countless tales of the historic close from one of the former residents in this guided tour, and learn the authentic truth of Edinburgh’s hidden past. A must-see attraction.


Edinburgh Zoo


Visit the RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and see creatures of all sizes, including pandas, koalas and their newest residents, giraffes. The Zoo located a 20-minute bus ride from us makes a great day out for all ages. Did you know that the Edinburgh attraction has a special resident, Sir Nils Olav III - the only knighted penguin? You’ll catch the King penguin on Penguin Rocks with the rest of the colony. For the ultimate animal fan, check out our exclusive Giraffe Package (see special offers) which includes tickets to the Zoo. 


Bryant and Mack Private Detectives


This cosy and intimate speakeasy situated on Rose Street might go unnoticed unless you know about it. Inside you’ll find a handful of tables where you can enjoy expertly crafted cocktails, with thoughtful and playful touches giving a nod to their name.


Hoot the Redeemer


Be transported to 1950s New Orleans at this eclectic bar. Expect retro arcade games, quirky décor and vending machines serving alcoholic ice cream and slushies. If you’re more traditional, you can also find wine, spirits, beer and cider on the menu. Focusing on sustainability, the beers and ciders are all sourced within 100 miles from brewery to bar. When you’re there, be sure to look up and check out the ceiling inspired by the Sistine Chapel.


Badger & Co


Once the home of Wind in the Willows author, Kenneth Grahame, today Badger & Co is a modern bar and restaurant with an outdoor terrace and views of Edinburgh Castle. Their menu focuses on local, seasonal produce with scallops from the East Coast and Orkney Gold Sirloin Steak. Their Whisky and Coke Sticky Toffee Pudding is worth indulging in, and pairs beautifully with their speciality cocktails.


Howies Waterloo Place


Enjoy traditional Scottish fayre in this Georgian building, which sits at the foot of Calton Hill. Originally built to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo, period features mixed with Scottish style add to the authentic dining experience. Serving lunch and dinner with a focus on local ingredients, expect to find traditional Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, Scottish salmon and cheeses from I.J. Mellis on the seasonal menu.


Tours and Activities


Experience Edinburgh on foot with a knowledgeable guide. Discover more about where the magic of Harry Potter began over 20 years ago, and enjoy a beer tour around the Old Town. You can also explore further afield with a day trip.


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Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Reviews



This hotel is such a great find. Its location cannot be beat and the rooms are incredibly nice. Great amenities (including complimentary mini bar) and great service. Would definitely stay here again!


Newcastle upon Tyne

I stayed here overnight to see Justin Timberlake on his Man of The Woods Tour. We were greeted with the warmest welcome by the receptionist...genuinely helpful and friendly. We stayed in the Suite, which has everything I could possibly need. A FREE (well stocked) mini bar! Robes, Aveda toiletries, slippers, free calls, a very appreciated cafetiere with ground coffee and a lovely selection of teas. 30mins in and a welcome plate arrived with 5 good size desserts...gorgeous.

Room service was excellent and the breakfast was utterly delicious and brought to the room at no extra charge. The room was very large and spacious with a huge double bed, blissfully comfortable. When needed in the evening the staff pressed a button at reception and a taxi arrived within 2 minutes...Outstanding service!

I had such a fantastic stay here that I shall return in November and I'll be re-booking this Suite.


Kingston upon Hull

Less than 10 mins walk from Waverley. Staff were very polite, helpful and friendly throughout our stay. Room was a good size with a great bathroom. Large shower, robes and Aveda products included. Fridge with free cold drinks. Good breakfast with plenty of choice. Both couples enjoyed and would stay again.



Really nice friendly boutique hotel. We didn't arrive until late but the hotel was more than happy to let us check in late. After checking in we also asked for some area recommendations, which again the staff were more than happy to give us. Our room was really nice and very clean, bed was comfortable and gave us a good night sleep. We stayed for two night and did not hear any noise from the hotel or any of the other guest. In a good location with only a short walk to the shops and restaurant/cinema ! If staying on Edinburgh I would highly recommend this hotel!



Stayed for one night, but very impressed. Receptionist was fantastic, very professional, helpful, good looking and immaculately presented. The room was excellent, very clean, bed comfortable and the shower was fantastic, hot and powerful.

Breakfast well worth the money, with attention to detail and served hot. The location is excellent with just a 10 minutes walk from the station and to Princess Street. I will definitely stay here again.

Great boutique hotel and great value for money. Wish I was staying for longer.



Had a one night stay here. The location is great, right beside a Tram Stop, 2 minute walk to St Andrews Square bus station, 15 min from Waverley Train station and short walk to main shopping and restaurants. Hotel was very clean & comfortable. Good Breakfast. Very friendly staff.



Really nice hotel in a fantastic location for train station, shopping and nightlife. Lovely rooms, with complimentary snacks and lovely Aveda toiletries in the room. Bed was really comfortable, breakfast was also excellent and the staff very friendly. Would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends visiting Edinburgh.



Visited the hotel and stayed 2 nights having stayed at the Indigo in London. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely rooms, great service, very good location opposite the tram stop and bus routes.
Lovely bar and restaurant is on site if you prefer to stay close for dinner!



I stayed at Hotel Indigo for first time last week, the service from the reception, bar and restaurant staff was faultless. The room was very comfortable and the bed was the comfiest i have ever slept in. The Hotel is situated close to the Playhouse and only 5 minute walk from waverley station, there are several good bars and restaurants in the vicinity. A great Hotel in a good area.

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