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What We Love

  • A traditional, four-star hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, with breakfast and dinner optionsThe gracious hospitality, sure to make you feel right at home
  • Winding through the cobbled streets and climbing the lofty summit of Edinburgh Castle
  • The Carlton Hotel's great proximity to the city's many cool boutiques and restaurant

What To Know

  • There's a health club with an indoor pool, gym and spa treatment rooms
  • Grab a bite off the brasserie menu at the Bridge Restaurant
  • The hotel overlooks Edinburgh's Royal Mile
property Suite cottage Bedroom


A classic four-star hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, with breakfast, late check-out and an optional dinner voucher

The Lowdown

Superbly located in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town, The Carlton Hotel provides a stylish four-star city stay. It overlooks the Royal Mile and is close to Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle, giving you perfect access to all the hippest shops and restaurants, as well as the city’s most historic sights.
Relax in the chic lobby, or enjoy drinks in the spacious comfort of the bar. When you’re tired of sightseeing or hitting the shops, there’s a health and leisure club with an indoor swimming pool, a gym and treatment rooms. Make sure you wind through the cobbled streets – they’re even better after dark, when Edinburgh’s spooky walks are a specialty – and conquer the summit of Edinburgh Castle, then down a cheek-rosying cocktail before you settle in to your plush room for the night.


Stay in a traditionally styled Standard or Premium room in this 189-room hotel. Standard rooms have a TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, 24-hour room service and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Some have views of Arthur’s Seat. Two advantages of a Premium room are additional space and lovely city views.


The Carlton Hotel offers a wide choice of breakfast options. For an easygoing brasserie menu, visit the Bridge Restaurant. Light bites are set out every evening in the Bridge Bar. Dine on the seasonal menu and sample tipples from the wine list.


Edinburgh is an interesting city and luckily, a small one, so it’s easy enough to get around on foot, as long as you can handle a few hills and steps here and there. The Carlton Hotel is well located for exploring the city; it overlooks the Royal Mile and is set adjacent to Waverley railway station. Out in the historic center, many shopping and fine dining opportunities beckon, as do many other local attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyrood House – the Queen’s official residence in Scotland – The Real Mary King’s Close (hidden beneath the Royal Mile), Edinburgh Dungeons and the city’s parkland Zoo.

How to Get There

The Carlton Hotel
19 North Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1SD United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 1298 Reviews
Birthday Trip
Reviewed 1 day ago

Everyone one was nice and helpful. GREAT location - walking distance to most attractions. Room was large - two queen beds. Bath had towel warmer - nice treat. Had bottled water in room which was replenished daily.

Loved this hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

The location of this hotel could not have been better. It is so close to everything...major sightseeing, shops, restaurants, Christmas markets and train station. We had a double room for our family of 4. Two good sized double beds in a reasonably big room. Loved the good quality toiletries and big fluffy towels that were supplied in the bathroom. Breakfast was very good.

Bland and uncomfortable
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was central, but it was a bland beige place with hard beds and a not very nice breakfast.
That’s it! If you like hard beds and eat out, then this may suit you. If you don’t mind this plain, soleless experience then that’s fine. I was very disappointed for a Hilton yo be honest. Staff were friendly and tried, but it was not much of a consolation.

Nice hotel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed here for 2 night...never stayed before but would certainly stay again....room was nice and big..breakfast was tasty...bar was nice at night..couldn't hear any noise from other rooms or outside on the main road..all in all a nice time was had.

Great place to stay.
Reviewed 7 days ago

We booked a night in Edinburgh before travelling on to see family. This was an excellent choice. The hotel built into one of Edinburgh's historic buildings and inside it is modern, clean and very comfortable. The staff are very good, we were able to check in early and the reception staff, Sangeeta, was brilliant. The room was very comfortable, large enough for more than a one night stay andtje breakfast was very tasty, especially the haggis. Definitely stay here again.