The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- A luxurious, award-winning boutique hotel in the city center, with breakfast and a dining discountThe far-reaching views over Edinburgh
- Enjoying the roaring fireplace and a bit of whiskey in The Snug
- The striking contrast of Gothic architecture and modern design
What To Know
- The rooftop garden overlooks Carlton Hill
- Central location just off the Royal Mile and Princes Street
- No on-site parking, but there's an underground car garage nearby
- Part of Marriott's chic Autograph Collection
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection, you’ll be centrally located in Edinburgh, steps from Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Omni Centre Edinburgh. This 5-star hotel is close to St. Giles’ Cathedral and Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Make yourself at home in one of the 77 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a rooftop terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Additional features at this hotel include concierge services, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and wedding services.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can take in a garden view, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
I would have given this review a 4.5 if I could. I rounded up to a 5* because the bad points aren't the hotel's fault and they worked to overcome the problems. First the negative: because of the roadworks in front of the hotel, unloading meant double-parking down the street at a taxi rank and getting the luggage from there to Reception. We had a car and parking was not only expensive but required a bit of a walk. Now the positive: hotel staff coordinated over the phone to meet us with a luggage trolley at the taxi rank upon arrival. On departure a staff member walked our luggage to the carpark.
The hotel itself is very comfortable and has an excellent breakfast. The location is very central with theatre nearby and some very good restaurants within walking distance. It has a cool small bar with an excellent selection of whiskies. It is situated on the room level so not subject to passing trade. It is located right next to the Omni Center which has loads of eateries. Although none of these were recommended by hotel staff we found a quick, cheap breakfast at The Playfair (JD Wetherspoon). The Glasshouse was a fairly short hop via Uber to Edinburgh Castle to start our sightseeing day.
Absolutely loved hotel room - beautiful, clean and comfortable.
Not so happy about paying to use the gym - for a 5* hotel, would expect to be given passes for free.
But other than that - very happy. Will visit again
Had a picnic at the Glasshouse today. Wonderful experience. Staff were amazing, nothing was too much trouble. Very clever concept ; a picnic with cocktails. The food and drinks were delicious. Very high quality
Food and catered well for vegetarians.
Would highly recommend.
I stayed in a suite room in this hotel and it was amazing. One of the best choices in Edinburgh. Amazing balcony, view, staff, everything. I was very impressed. Right in the city centre, very good location. Highly recommended!
I had the most pleasurable treat of a picnic, unfortunately the weather dictated we ate inside, however on a sunnier day, the rooftop location would be perfect. We received a picnic basket which included a rug, and the most amazing selection of picnic food you could wish for. It was all packed in cardboard boxes that were secured with red and white gingham ribbon. It suited me better than most afternoon teas as it was mostly savoury, but there was sweet as well. This was accompanied by cocktails and the most tentative service.