Express Holiday Inn Scotland, Picardy Place Accommodation, Rooms, Address

Express by Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Centre Hotel, Picardy Place, South East Scotland, UK

post updated 30 December 2021

Express by Holiday Inn Hotel Edinburgh

Location: Picardy Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

Bookings: Contact the Express By Holiday Inn Edinburgh on +44 (0)131 558 2300 fax: +44 (0)131 558 2323

Express by Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Picardy Place accommodation picture © Adrian Welch

Origial building architect: Robert Burn

Description: This Express By Holiday Inn is a 3 star hotel. Based at the east end of the New Town, in Picardy Place, the Express By Holiday Inn is opposite the Edinburgh Playhouse (theatre) and the Omni Edinburgh (cinema and restaurants).

Express Holiday Inn Scotland
Picardy Place accommodation building photo © Adrian Welch

Directions: This hotel on Picardy Place is within a listed Georgian building.

The Express By Holiday Inn Edinburgh is 5 minute’s walk from the east end of Princes Street. This Edinburgh accommodation has 161 bedrooms.

The hotel is much more impressive than the other Edinburgh Holiday Inn down in Leith with seductive evening external lighting and great position for the Theatre, Cinema and Shops.

Scottish Accommodation
Picardy Place accommodation photo © Adrian Welch

Contact this central Edinburgh hotel – e-mail them on [email protected]

Hotels Edinburgh

There is also a Express By Holiday Inn in Leith, to the east of Edinburgh on the waterfront beside the Western Harbour:
Express By Holiday Inn Waterfront

Express By Holiday Inn Edinburgh Area

Express By Holiday Inn Edinburgh – buildings close by – key selection:

Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Pl, EH1 3AA
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
Playhouse Theatre building image © Adrian Welch
Edinburgh Playhouse

Greenside Place – Calton Square development
omni edinburgh
Greenside Place building picture from the architect
Greenside Place

Picardy Place

The tiny hamlet of Picardy was apparently begun in 1730 when a group of refugee silk-weavers arrived from Picardy in northern France. The south side was demolished in 1969 to create the Picardy Place Roundabout.

The surviving north side is designed by Scottish architect Robert Burn (1752–1815). The palace-fronted block has lost much of its original symmetry, especially with numerous ground floor alterations. The east side was “restored” around 1980 as a tax office, recreating the ground floor and basement but removing most of the chimneys.

This section was converted into a Holiday Inn hotel around 2010. The property changed hands in 2017 for £18 million.

Edinburgh Hotels

Edinburgh Hotels

Contemporary Scottish Capital accommodation building design – recent project

Princes Street 347-bed hotel in Edinburgh
Princes Street Hotel Edinburgh city centre
building photo courtesy of Blackfinch Property
Princes Street Hotel Edinburgh City Centre

Edinburgh accommodation buildings – key architectural selection below:

Sheraton Grand Hotel, off Lothian Road, in the emerging financial district, west of the city centre
Sheraton Edinburgh
building photograph © Adrian Welch
Sheraton Grand Hotel Health Club

Missoni Hotel Edinburgh, Old Town, city centre
Missoni Hotel
Old Town accommodation building picture from designers
Missoni Hotel Edinburgh

Balmoral Hotel, Princes Street / North Bridge, city centre
Balmoral Hotel
Princes Street accommodation building image © Adrian Welch
Balmoral Hotel

City Travel Inn, west of the city centre
Travel Inn Edinburgh
accommodation building photograph : Steffen Schefer
City Travel Inn

Novotel Edinburgh
Novotel Edinburgh

Express By Holiday Inns

Key Express By Holiday Inn Accommodation – Selection:

Express Inn Newcastle

Express Inn Glasgow

The Glasshouse Hotel is located opposite this accommodation building on the north side of Calton Hill.

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Trinity Academy
Design: Holmes Miller Architects
Trinity Academy Edinburgh secondary school building

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Palm Houses Restoration
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Palm Houses Restoration

West Town Edinburgh 20-minute neighbourhood
West Town Edinburgh 20-minute neighbourhood

1 Broughton Market short term let apartments
1 Broughton Market short term let apartments

Comments / photos for the central Edinburgh hotel at Picardy Place in the Scottish capital city centre, South East Scotland, UK, architecture page welcome.