The Inn on the Mile is proud to welcome The Scotsman Hotel to the Central Edinburgh Hotels collection. This iconic and historic property is located a 2 minute stroll from our hotel and certainly has a wealth of character in abundance.
In the 1900s the North Bridge running between the New and Old Towns of Edinburgh was widened and as part of this expansion a 190 foot high tower was built, into which the Scotsman Newspaper moved their offices.
The direct access from Market Street to the building was an ideal distribution outlet for the papers to be packed directly onto the trains at Waverley Station straight from the printing house that took up the entire basement.
Across the middle floors of the building which is now home to some of the Scotsman’s boutique rooms and suites were originally used for the editorial offices. The Penthouse Suite – split over two floors – complete with its own Sauna used to be the Pigeon lofts where the news was circulated across Scotland. Just check out the breath taking views from The Penthouse balcony above.
In 2001 the Newspaper moved to their own purpose built offices in Holyrood and the iconic building on North Street was renovated into The Scotsman Hotel.
Looking around the hotel, many of the original features remain, ensuring the building remains one of the iconic landmarks within the capital city.
Wood panelled rooms and original turrets maintain their romance. The Marble staircase, now the centre of the hotel, retains its imposing stained glass window and glows magnificently by candle light each evening.
Now with 56 rooms and 13 suites the hotel retained its originality and quirky features and this, along with a boutique service they endeavour to deliver, offers visitors a unique experience.