Hotel The King James By Thistle

4 Stars

  107 Leith Street - EH1 SW - Edinburgh, United Kingdom View Map
Area: Old Town - New Town

City centre locations often cause difficulties parking but The King James offers private on site car parking for 20 cars at an additional charge of £15 per 24 hours. In addition all guest can keep up to date with work or search the internet from anywhere within the hotel thanks to BT Openzone. Find a charming wedding venue for your Edinburgh ceremony or wedding reception at the The King James Hotel. Located near Princes Street and the Royal Mile in Edinburgh Centre, the King James is an ideal wedding hotel. The Hotel's luxurious wedding halls, splendid reception halls and wedding party rooms are elegantly appointed and designed to be the perfectly elegant wedding setting for your special day. Here at The King James, we know how much your wedding means to the bride, groom, family and guests. We also understand you’re probably working to a budget and don’t want any unexpected expenses. Our complete wedding packages give you that peace of mind. Our Wedding Event Planning team can put together a combination of room hire, food and drink, entertainment and overnight accommodation for parties as large as 250 reception guests in the Lothian Suite. Or for smaller, more intimate affairs of 30 to 100 or more guests the Hotel's other wedding halls are perfectly suited, all for a single, fixed affordable luxury price. The King James' is licensed for civil ceremonies, so you can hold the entire wedding at the Hotel and enjoy the convenience of holding your both your service and your reception in one perfect place.

Hotel Details


For meetings and conference facilities in Edinburgh, the King James Hotel offers a rooms for every event budget. The Hotel is located in Edinburgh City right near Princes Street and near Easter Road, making The King James Hotel perfectly suited for business meetings, corporate special events, board meetings and banquets or private dining. For guests and meeting attendees driving to The King James, there is parking on site, for a nominal charge. The King James is conveniently located in the centre of Edinburgh near Princes Street and near the Royal Mile, easily accessible via the M9 & M8, or by rail to Waverley Train Station or by air via Edinburgh Airport. The Hotel has seven meeting rooms, with the largest room, the Lothian, seating up to 250 theatre-style. There are six other smaller meeting rooms suitable for conferences, team briefings and board meetings, plus break-out areas where you can stretch your legs, chat informally and catch up on your email and messages. All the event hire rooms at The King James Hotel are easily configured to suit your event planning needs and budget. We offer a full range of food and drink as part of your special events package, including an expanded range of healthy options. Please talk to our dedicated Meetings & Events team who are here to provide practical assistance from start to finish.


If you are looking to find the best hotel in Edinburgh near Princes Street and near Easter Road, look into The King James Hotel in Edinburgh Centre. If you have already booked a room at The King James Hotel in Edinburgh and plan on shopping along the nearby Royal Mile, are attending a business meeting or other special event or have planned an elegant wedding at the Hotel's wedding halls, please use the following maps and directions.


Located in Edinburgh Centre near Princes Street and Easter Road, the luxury King James Hotel offers great room rate for business or leisure. Within easy walking distance of popular tourist attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the nearby National Gallery, the King James features 143 well kept non-smoking bedrooms and suites with modern amenities. The King James Hotel in Edinburgh City provides facilities such as BT Openzone Wi-Fi, complimentary toiletries, direct dial telephone, flat screen LCD TV with free view, hard flooring, refreshment tray, trouser press, wheel in shower, work desk. All 143 bedrooms are ensuite with iron and ironing board, in-room safe, hairdryer, satellite television and tea and coffee making facilities.


Located in Edinburgh Centre, The King James Hotel, offers dining choices morning, noon and evening. Craig’s Restaurant has an excellent menu featuring home-cooked favourites and modern European dishes, complemented by a wide-ranging list of quality wines. The Edinburgh Hotel King James offers two main eateries for your dining pleasure. Our Boston Bean bar, located on the third floor of The King James hotel, serves light dishes and bar snacks, and is open Monday to Saturday from 12:00 to late, Sunday 12:00 to midnight. For an added not-to-be-missed attraction, Jamie’s Scottish Evening is on from April to November 18:45 to 22:15. It is Scotland's longest running dinner show with a traditional evening of Scottish festivities, hosted by Bill Torrance. Boston Bean Bar serves a variety of drinks, snacks and light meals in informal surroundings – perfect for between meetings, after shopping or seeing the sights, after work or before dinner. If you’re an earlier starter or a late nighter, our full room service menu offers drinks, snacks or light meals, even out of hours. Dine in comfort in Craig’s Restaurant, also on the third floor in The King James hotel’s centre. Craig’s offers guests great food, friendly service in a relaxed contemporary setting. Guests can order exquisite and varied Scottish and European dishes prepared by the head chef with the finest local produce in season.


The King James Hotel is located near Edinburgh’s world-famous Princes Street, and a short walk from the historic Royal Mile. Whether you’re here for work or pleasure, to visit the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or to see in the New Year at Edinburgh's Hogmanay, you’re guaranteed a warm Scottish welcome. Located near both Princes Street and the Royal Mile in Edinburgh Centre, The King James Hotel (formerly known as Thistle Edinburgh Hotel) is a four star hotel. Situated close to Edinburgh's Waverley Train Station and Edinburgh Airport, the Hotel is ideally located for business meetings, special events, weddings and conferences. On-site car parking is also available at an additional charge on a first-come-first-served basis. As a 4 star hotel located in Edinburgh Centre, the King James Hotel a favorite among Fringe Festival goers and as well as a favourite Hogmanay Hotel. The King James offers a wide range of room options, having 143 bedrooms, including Suites. Furthermore, with its upgrade packages and discounted room rates, guests will find this Edinburgh hotel exceptional value. For Edinburgh business meetings and special events, the Hotel offers meeting room hire, conference room facilities, wedding halls and reception venues. For large meetings, special events or conferences with up to 250 attendees, the King James offers seating for dinner or theatre style in the largest of our seven meeting rooms. One of Europe’s top destinations for city breaks, Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since 1437. Now the seat of the Scottish Parliament, it’s famous round the world for its Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which runs for three weeks each summer, while revellers pack Edinburgh hotels every New Year for the riotous fun of Hogmanay. Sports fans appreciate that The King James is near Murrayfield, site of RBS 6 Nations rugby in Edinburgh. The hotel is also near Tynecastle Stadium, a football stadium located on the west side of Edinburgh. When it comes to things to do in Edinburgh, you’re spoiled for choice, but whether you’re in the City for Six Nations at Murrayfield, the Fringe Festival or to see in the New Year at Hogmanay, you’re sure of a warm Scottish welcome.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Lifts 2
  •  Conference rooms 4
  •  Check-in at From 16:00
  •  Lobby Size MD
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Authorized coach parking
  •  Projector available
  •  Meeting room
  •  Voltage 240
  •  Single rooms 10
  •  Twin rooms 90
  •  Double rooms 31
  •  Triple rooms 2

The Hotel The King James By Thistle is perfect for who wants to travel by car. The property is fully equipped with a conference room. The Hotel The King James By Thistle offers a laundry service. The hotel is ideal for both large and small groups wishing to saty there. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel is great for those who travel for work.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Satellite TV
  •  Trouser Press
  •  Alarm Clock
  •  Radio

The Hotel The King James By Thistle offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Hotel The King James By Thistle rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel offers its guests the use of an pants iron (trouser press) . The hotel offers a wake up service for guests. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests.

 Public transport

  • Airport: EDI
  • Time to the Airport: 30 MIN
  • Railway Station: WAVERLEY
  • Time to the Railway Station: 10 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 17 KM
  • Distance from Railway Station: 3 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 1 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

Co. Wexford, Ireland

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

I would certainly recommend this hotel

The hotel is in an excellent location, a few minutes walk from the royal mile and edinburgh castle. the hotel has an entrance to a major shopping centre and you have princes street literally outside the front entrance. many lovely restaurants and pubs on nearby george street and rose street, which also are only a few minutes away. front line staff could have been a little more friendly, rooms spacious and clean with a huge double bed and cleaning done daily.



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