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1 room, 2 adults

The Guards Hotel

3-star3 stars
1 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 5DR, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Fantastic service
More comfort would be nice
Could use a good cleaning

The Guards Hotel

from €67
  • Luxury Double Room, Ensuite
  • Double or Twin Room with Ensuite
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Superior Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • 4 poster Suite

What’s around The Guards Hotel


  • In Haymarket
  • Princes Street - 8 min walk
  • George Street - 11 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 17 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 21 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 21 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 24 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 29 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 14 min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 26 min walk
  • Kingsknowe Station - 8 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 11 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Designated smoking areas
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

The Guards Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Guards Edinburgh
  • The Guards Hotel Edinburgh
  • The Guards Hotel Hotel Edinburgh
  • Guards Hotel
  • Guards Hotel Edinburgh
  • Hotel Guards
  • The Guards Hotel Edinburgh
  • The Guards Hotel Hotel


For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Cash Breakage deposit: GBP 60 per stay for guests under 25 years old

Optional extras

Late check-in between 10:30 PM and 1:30 AM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Guards Hotel

  • Are pets allowed at The Guards Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at The Guards Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The Guards Hotel.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Guards Hotel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Guards Hotel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Rustom (1-min walk), Omar Khayyam (1-min walk), and Dimitri's (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 47 reviews

Good 6.0
Old but adequate ——- for a short stay.
Adequate for our one night stay but I couldn’t envisage staying any longer than that. The room cleaning service left a bit to be desired as the carpet had various stains and there were hairs left in the bath tub. Some of the fixtures needed attention but the manager, a pleasant young man, promised to have them seen to the next day. Being an old place it did have a certain charm with a few quirky features but be warned it is situated on a busy street/corner and can be quite noisey even at night which may disturb you. It is situated close to the tram station, bus stops and taxi rides so travel is not a problem. There is also an abundance of cafe’s etc. in the area.
Trevor, ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good solid stay
Lee, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Has great potential to be an awesome room
First impressions of the room were that it was very spacious with lovely antique furniture, a nice modern fireplace, flat-screen tv and great sized en-suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower. Closer inspection found that it needs a bit of TLC, tho. Some of the furniture and fittings had cracks and were a bit broken in places. The mattress on the bed was also very hard. This could be a gorgeous room in a great location. Just needs a little bit of care and updating.
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
One night stay for a conference
Hotel central for conference halls , stations, trams , buses and bars and restaurants. Staff helpfull and accomodation suitable for 1 / 2 night's stay
PATRICIA, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Small and windowless but clean room with comfortable bed. Totally OK!
gb1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Check our time 10 am is a little early , would prefer 12 midday
gb1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Staff is so helpful - beyond what’s expected- over and above and I felt with 3 different people all wonderful. The sink water did not turn on but no problem I could just use the tub as it was so close. Any hotel in the area will have street noise until 3 am. Bring ear plugs to mitigate this. Location is perfect!
Gary, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
No problems. Great Location.
Paul, gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
The place well old and smelly. Dozens of stairs. No elevator. The stench of mold and mildew in the bathroom was so strong I had to keep the door shut and go in there as little as possible.
Steven, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
The room was freezing
Cathie, gb1 night romance trip

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