First, thanks to everyone who posts on the Scotland fora - everyone is so helpful! I have been reading and reading but still don't have an answer to this questions. We will be in Edinburgh for several days on the front end of our Scotland trip, and will be returning to the Edinburgh area the night before a noon flight to the US, on July 19. We will be driving from Kyle of Lochalsch on the 18th, but plan to make a day out of the drive.
I've read various suggestions of staying in Edinburgh itself, South Queensferry and near the airport. I understand that "airport" hotels don't have shuttles. We will have a rental car, so could potentially stay anywhere within easy driving distance (keeping in mind returning the car, international check in and a noon flight). Or we could return the car early and stay in Edinburgh, taking the bus or taxi the next morning. There will be 3 of us (me, hubby and 15 year old son).
So what would be the suggestions for where to stay and what to do on our last night, after arriving from Kyle?