Directions To Key Edinburgh Areas

38 Charlotte Square,
Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ, UK
+44 (0)13 1240 5500

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Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is an ideal base for exploring the Scottish capital. Whether you’re looking to arrange a private tour of Mary Kings Close, lounge over drinks at Bramble Bar & Lounge on Queen Street, or meet friends for six-course meal at Timberyard, you’ll never be far from where you need to go. Our address is located right by the historic museums and attractions of Old Town; the shops, restaurants, bars, and gardens of New Town; and Waverley, the train station that connects them.

The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley Station and is only half a mile, or a 15-minute walk, from the hotel. It has direct service to the London King’s Cross railway station. Getting a taxi from the station takes approximately 5 minutes, and the fare is between £6 and £8.

Kimpton Charlotte Square offers a valet parking service for our guests in a secure underground car park beneath the hotel (subject to limited availability). Valet parking must be reserved in advance directly with the hotel by contacting and is available for the price of £40 per 24h period. Should you be driving an electric car, we now also have Electric Vehicle Charging Stations available for our guests at a cost of £10 per charge.

Driving to Kimpton Charlotte Square? Enter 130 George Street into your Sat Nav. There’s a loading bay outside the hotel’s restaurant BABA, pop on your hazard lights and leave your car there. Walk around the corner to the hotel’s main entrance on Charlotte Square where the team will get your car registered, collect your luggage, and get you checked and settled in without delay.

Alternatively, street parking is free between 6:30pm – 8.30am every day, and on Sunday parking charges apply from 12.30 – 18.30. Outside of these hours there is a maximum parking time of three hours for £5.00 per hour. We also have a relationship with the NCP Car Park at Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EW which is a 7min walk from the hotel. Before departure we can give you ticket which will discount the price at the machine (price varies on window of parking).

Edinburgh International Airport is just 7 miles, or 25 minutes via taxi, from The Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel. A typical fare is under £25 (this may be higher on public holidays).

There is regular tram service for £6 for a single trip, or £8.50 return, which takes about 40 minutes and stops at Princes Street West End.