The Carlton Hotel
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
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
We stayed at the Hilton for 8 days, and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Check in was quick. Staff were all friendly, and helpful. The hotel is a few steps from the Royal Mile, meaning near many historical places, great pubs, shopping, near tour offices, easy access to buses, and trains. Walking distance to everything beautiful about Edinburgh. Our hotel room was spacious, clean, quiet, and had great WIFI. I highly recommend this hotel.
5 star hotel in an excellent location. Everything is within walk in distance. Friendly front office staff. Margie at the reception was very friendly and efficient. Rooms are good size and comfy. Definitely recommend it.
I stayed here for 1 night for a recognition of my company’s long service awards. The hotel is very clean and bright and located in the centre of Edinburgh . The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and there was an excellent choice at breakfast.