King James Hotel

The Thistle King James Hotel in Edinburgh is ideally located in close proximity to world-famous Princes Street, and just a short walk from both Edinburgh Castle and the historic Royal Mile. The King James is a suitably royal name for an Edinburgh hotel located near the Royal Mile, which is dominated by Edinburgh Castle at one end, and the palace of Holyroodhouse - still the Queen’s official residence in the Scottish capital - at the other. Edinburgh is a cultural, sporting and shopping delight, and The King James Hotel is the ideal base from which to explore museums and art galleries, theatres and concert rooms, traditional pubs and sophisticated restaurants. There are 143 guestrooms at the King James Hotel, all boasting speedy and free Wifi internet access.

Rooms & Amenities

Rooms at the Thistle Edinburgh King James Hotel, offer everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay, whatever your requirements. Quiet, spacious and decorated in warm colors and fabrics, each room is complete with an LCD TV and complimentary, high speed Wifi. All Guestrooms Feature:
  • Complimentary High-Speed Wifi Internet
  • Flat-Screen LCD TV with Freeview Channels
  • Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Direct-Dial Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Trouser Press
  • Room Safe
  • Work Desk


Craig's Restaurant: Craig’s Restaurant boasts everything the hungry traveller could want. A warm and friendly welcome, comfortable surroundings and a choice of modern dishes and home cooked favourites make a great combination. Dine in comfort in Craig’s Restaurant - situated at the heart of the hotel on the 3rd floor - great food, friendly service in a relaxed contemporary setting. The Boston Bean Bar: The Boston Bean bar is the perfect venue to enjoy a drink, snack or light meal. Conveniently located at the heart of hotel on the third floor, with options to suit all occasions and appetites. The Boston Bean Bar offers the perfect location for an aperitif, or a drink, snack or light meal throughout the day. Set in comfortable, contemporary surroundings the lounge bar is “the” location to stop and watch the world go by over a refreshing cocktail or indulgent hot chocolate. The bar also offers an extensive cellar of Classic and New World wines, to keep the connoisseur on their toes!