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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
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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 1463 Reviews
Great hotel and location, unfortunate experience at check out
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the hotel and location. It was perfect for us. Comfortable and great staff.

The only exception was at check out where the person refused to honor the free breakfast included with gold status. At check in I was asked whether I wanted points or breakfast and we chose breakfast. We ate there both mornings. At check out we were denied that benefit and charged £66. Never would have eaten at the hotel at that price. On top of that the gentleman at check out insinuated that I was trying to cheat the system, and was condescending.

A great stay married by an unfortunate check out experience.

Great hotel and Great location
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I really liked this hotel a lot. It is centrally located near the Royal Mile and close to Waverly Train Station. What we liked the most about it was that the rooms were so quiet. We never hear people talking or door slamming. The rooms were neat and clean and a comfortable air temp. Our reservations included breakfast, and that is where I had my first bite of haggis (not bad!!!). Great overall breakfast with many options to choose from. Nice and friendly staff too.

Great location
Reviewed 7 days ago

Our room faced North Bridge St. At about 11pm on Saturday evening loud techno/dance music started coming from the local establishment across the street.

Pinky was amazing. She went out of her way to accommodate my requests and made our group welcome.

Nice hotel with a great location
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carlton Hotel is right in the center of Old Town Edinburgh with an excellent location. We arrived early and were able to check into our room anyways. The actual room was nice, spacious, and really modern looking. We also had preordered the breakfast buffet which is cheaper when you book it at check-in rather than at the restaurant- and breakfast is good! My only complaint would have to be that we were woken up at 9:30am by house keeping, which I considered to be way too early. It would also be nice if the rooms/hallways had some sort of artwork or pictures, since the walls are bare and so are the corridors.

Great location, lovely staff.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being situated on North Bridge this is the most conveniently located Hilton in Edinburgh. Arrived very late but had a lovely smooth check-in from friendly receptionist. We had been upgraded to a King Executive room. The room was lovely and spacious, the upgrade was a happy surprise being Gold member when we get executive rooms we are always happy!

The bar staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Had breakfast in the exec lounge, young lady working there was very attentive. At checkout asked receptionist for access to lounge for half an hour as I needed somewhere quiet to use the computer and she was very accommodating.

The hotel is very peaceful and clean. The corridors large and light. There are a few steps in the corridors which might present mobility issues but for me it was not a problem and I truly enjoyed my stay.