Local accommodation

All of our accommodation partners have been chosen for their high standards and exceptional service ...and you can walk to all of them within 10 minutes.

Great accommodation within walking distance

We realise that not all of you will be from in and around Edinburgh, so to make your trip as easy and as enjoyable as possible we have negotiated special rates with these local accommodation providers.

On top of being just walking distance from here, every hotel is within walking distance of Edinburgh’s main transport links, attractions and shopping. All of them have been recommended by clients and they all enjoy free WiFi.

We hope we have included something that caters for everybody’s tastes and budget. If you’re looking for something a bit different or special, however, just give us a call and we’ll advise on some of Edinburgh’s hidden gems.


Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile is a modern hotel located in the heart of the city, just a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station and The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue.

The hotel offers comfortable rooms and features a complimentary hot breakfast served daily. With its convenient location and array of amenities, this hotel is the perfect choice for travellers attending events at ETCV and seeking to explore the Scottish Capital.

Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, air-conditioning in your room and family rooms for your perfect stay away.

  • 10% off Best Available Rate
  • 78 Bedrooms
  • English and Continental Breakfast Included
  • Bar for Drinks and Nibbles
  • Vending Machine for Snacks
  • 0.1 Miles from the Venue


Old Town character meets contemporary design at Edinburgh’s newest urban escape. Perfectly placed in the heart of the Scottish capital, conveniently located for guests attending events at ETCV.
Market Street Hotel provides a warm, homely atmosphere, enhacned by their deliberate use of fabric wallpaper, soft woollen accents and “brutal beauty” furnishings. You’ll find a fresh take on contemporary design and community, with captivating views and alluring interiors that celebrate Edinburgh’s Scottish heritage.
  • 15% off our best available flexible rate
  • 7th floor, Nor’ Loft Champagne lounge
  • Locally stocked, complimentary mini-bar (subject to room category)
  • Scotland’s first member of Design Hotels
  • 0.3 Miles from the Venue


Motel One Edinburgh-Royal has prime position in the hub of the city, on bustling Market Street, a stone’s throw from the Waverley Railway Station and the Royal Mile, close to the shopping strip, main attractions, businesses, and popular nightlife.Based on the concept “Great design for little money” the Motel One brand offers high standards of service and great design for budget conscious guests in city centre locations.

The rooms feature an en suite bathroom with shower, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and stylishmodern furniture.

Guests at Motel One Royal can reach all of Edinburgh’s historical places such as the Royal Mile, the Castle, Grassmarket, the New Town and more all within walking distance.

To receive additional benefits please create a Be-One profile quoting our partner code “UKE4EEC454F”.

  • 100% Egyptian Cotton Bedding
  • Digital Built-in Safe 
  • Monsoon Rain-dance Shower
  • Mobile Work Desk & Chair
  • Focus on locally sourced produce to support Scottish business
  • 0.3 Miles from the Venue


In the historic Grassmarket, this contemporary hotel has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence again in 2017. They are committed to friendly, personalised service and dedication to providing the best stay for each guest.

In a stylish, glass-fronted restaurant with stunning Castle views, Edinburgh Chef Tony Singh brings you a mash-up of fusion food to share, showing off the very best of Scottish and British produce. There are some great home-from-home dishes as well as some delicious gourmet options.

Bookings include free cancellation up to 2pm on your arrival day, plus exclusive benefits including a £10 voucher to spend during your stay.

  • 10% off Best Available Rate
  • 25% Discount in Bar and Restaurants
  • 169 Rooms
  • Pool & Gym
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • 0.6 Miles from the Venue


Inspired by the brilliant Oscar Wilde, Staycity Aparthotel has 128 apartments which will delight those seeking a home from home experience.

Nestled on King’s Stable Road, just off of Edinburgh’s famous Grassmarket, guests can enjoy living space, a fully equipped kitchenette, free Wi-Fi, 24 hour gym access, Smeg Appliances, Hypnos Mattress, Rainfall shower, Nespresso machine, touch panel to control lighting, air conditioning, towel rail, blinds & 24-hour reception.

To book, contact Staycity Reservation Team on Grassmarket.sales@staycity.com or 0203 744 7525. Please quote “Edinburgh Training Centre” at time of booking.

  • 20% off Best Available Rate
  • 128 Apartments
  • 24 Hour Gym
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Kitchenette with Smeg Appliances
  • Hypnos Mattress
  • 1.4 Miles from the Venue


Virgin Hotels Edinburgh is redefining luxury hotels in Scotland, the property is positioned in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

The concept of traditional meets contemporary in the architectural design of the building with unique elements including the Oculus. 

There are numerous drinking, dining and entertainment options including the Funny Library Coffee Shop and Commons Club Bar and Restaurant. Eve will open later in the summer as the trendy, high-energy and exciting all day dining venue and late night destination.

To book, contact YES Reservation Team on stay.edinburgh@virginhotels.com and quote “EdinTrain” for discounted rate.

  • Contact us for Best Available Rate – quote “EdinTrain”
  • 222 Guestrooms
  • Fitness Suite
  • Commons Club Bar & Restaurant
  • Eve Restaurant opening Summer 2022
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 0.4 Miles from the Venue


On the Royal Mile, the Radisson Blu offers dazzling views of Edinburgh. Enjoy a meal with expertly prepared Scottish produce at Itchycoo Bar & Kitchen, and don’t miss an after-dinner drink or nightcap from Itchycoo’s extensive and creative drinks menu.

Run by an award-winning chain of Scottish salons and spas, the Melrose Spa offers an alluring menu of pampering services. Book a hot stone massage, nail service, waxing or brightening facial. You can also rejuvenate in the sauna and take a dip in the pool.

Radisson Blu have offered our clients a 10% discount off the Best Available Rate of the day.

  • 10% Discount off Best Available Rate
  • 238 Rooms
  • Garden terrace
  • Melrose Spa & Health Club
  • 24 hour room service
  • 0.1 Miles from the Venue


The Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh is a stunning, contemporary landmark, boasting the warmest of welcomes. It is the only five-star hotel on the historic Royal Mile and every room enjoys striking views over the ancient capital.

The award-winning restaurant Cucina showcases gourmet Italian fare, while the Epicurean Bar offers a morning latte through to an evening cocktail. You can also escape for a pamper, polish and perfect in the spa or train for a challenge in the gym.

Radisson Collection, Royal Mile have offered our clients a further 10% discount off the Best Available Rate of the day.

  • 10% off Best Available Rate
  • 136 Rooms
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Gym & Spa
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • 0.4 Miles from the Venue


Named Business Hotel of the Year 2018 – Edinburgh & The Lothians, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is the perfect choice for your business or leisure needs. Located on the famous Royal Mile, just a 5 minute stroll from Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, with Waverley train station located at the back of the hotel. If you wish to drive, we can offer discounted rates at Waverley NCP.

Our modern accommodation offers complimentary Wi-Fi access, ergonomic work area and Suite Dreams by Serta® beds with luxurious linens. Select an executive room or suite for extra space and amenities including access to the Executive Lounge, with complimentary breakfast and refreshments.

During October, November and December, a room rate of £110.00 is available from Sunday to Thursday.

  • 15% off Best Available Rate
  • 211 Rooms
  • Nineteen Hundred Bar and Lounge
  • Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill
  • Modern Fitness Centre
  • 0.2 Miles from the Venue