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InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel, Edinburgh

5-star5 stars
19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2PB, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street Gardens
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

This property is closed from March 24 2020 to April 26 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • I liked its history, but as it’s old it requires some updating.Oct. 18, 2019
  • When we arrived we were told we couldn’t have the family room we had booked and already…Sep. 30, 2019

InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel, Edinburgh

from $245 CAD
  • Superior Room
  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed, View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Superior Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Tree House, 1 Bedroom, View (GEORGE STREET VIEW)

What’s around InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel, Edinburgh

Landmarks

  • In New Town
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 18 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 19 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 4 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 32 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 8 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 240 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in.

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

Children

  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*

  • 2 per room

  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1775
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 14-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Burr & Co - This coffee shop serves light fare only.

Printing Press - Onsite restaurant.

InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel Hotel
  • Principal George Street Hotel
  • InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel Edinburgh
  • Principal George Street
  • George Hotel Edinburgh
  • The Principal Edinburgh George Street Scotland
  • Principal George Street
  • The Principal Edinburgh George Street Scotland
  • The Principal Edinburgh George Street

Policies

The name of this property was previously The George.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and sofa beds.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 50 per night

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 23.95 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

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 InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel, Edinburgh

  • Does InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel currently open?
    This property is closed from March 24 2020 to April 26 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel?
    No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel?
    Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of GBP 30 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability). Express check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Burr & Co. Nearby restaurants include Iris (3-min walk), Dusit (3-min walk), and Fishers (3-min walk).
  • What is there to do at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel also has a fitness center.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 808 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Clean, nice size rooms, friendly staff and very central.
ca2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
The hotel staff (check-in, concierge and house keeping) were extremely helpful and attentive. However there is a huge opportunity for major improvement with the staff serving breakfast. They were not attentive, slow, forgot or provided incorrect orders. Sometimes the orders were cold or burnt. Very disappointing yo experience such poor service.
ca5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful room, close to everything. Excellent service
Kishan, ca5 night family trip
Good 6.0
The corridor carpets are very old and used up. We had reserved 6 months in advanced for a prime room with a queen bed and when we got there they gave us a room with a view directly on the noisy HVAC equipment. We did complain that this was not acceptable and then we had a nice room. Why did we had to complain first ?
ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Gorgeous architecture, in central location. Great dinner in the bar with fresh vegetables and outstanding flavour. Well appointed room. Loved it
ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The location is perfect! Staff were wonderful. Breakfast was good!
Tess, ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent location. Easy access to everything - shopping, dining, parks, public transportation. Would definitely return to this hotel in beautiful Edinburgh.
ca2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location just outside all the Tourists, but walkable to everything.
ca6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The location was perfect with many good restaurants, shopping and sights within easy walking distance. The hotel itself is lovely and aesthetically pleasing with a very inviting and comfortable lobby, café and restaurant. The rooms were very clean and comfortable with all the necessary amenities including free snacks, water, coffee, tea and fresh milk every day! Lastly, the staff was exceptional! Polite, helpful, friendly and extremely accommodating. We could not of asked for a better experience and having stayed at many many hotels, this was by far our best experience!
ca6 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent location, clean and very convenient and comfortable
Essa, ca5 night romance trip

InterContinental Edinburgh The George, an IHG Hotel, Edinburgh