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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

19 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 12/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#105 of 164 hotels in Edinburgh
Travelers' Choice
Blending perfectly into the historic surroundings of the Royal Mile, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is an iconic element of the city. The building dates back to 1900s and is part of the impressive North Bridge which links Edinburgh's Old and New town together, giving you easy access to countless shopping, dining and entertainment. Once one of Edinburgh's top department stores, the building was fully refurbished in 2016 to bring the décor back to its stylish best. Our modern accommodations offer complimentary WiFi access, ergonomic work area and Suite Dreams by Serta(R) beds with luxurious linens. Select an executive room or suite for extra space and amenities including access to the Executive Lounge, with complimentary breakfast and refreshments.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
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cth wrote a review Yesterday
Stannington, United Kingdom12 contributions35 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night [Saturday] with my family, 2 adults and 2 children in a family room, 2 large double beds. The room itself was huge, well decorated, air conditioning, everything you’d expect to find, and a large shower room. Lovely views out back across towards Carlton Hill. The hotel is right in the heart of Edinburgh. Perfect location to explore! Parking nearby was easy. Beautiful hotel inside and out. Staff were extremely helpful and professional. Restaurant and Bar area had a warm welcoming atmosphere. Food and service was excellent. There’s a gym! It’s is open 24/7. Accessed with a room key card. I popped in, but got a stitch just looking at all of the equipment, so came straight out! Breakfast was perfect. Pretty vast menu and well stocked buffet. The children really enjoyed their Nutella covered waffles! Lots of available seating even at peak time, and plenty of staff on hand to serve. It was a really calm breakfast experience, and not the usual Sunday morning breakfast carnage I’ve found in other hotels. Overall a wonderful city centre hotel. With so many to choose from in Edinburgh, think I’ll be sticking with the Hilton Carlton, it’s a safe firm favourite now! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
janiceandbryn wrote a review Jul 2021
Willerby, United Kingdom163 contributions131 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Despite the fact that Scotland is still in the grip of covid restrictions, the hotel managed to provide a lovely five day break. The room was everything you expect from Hilton - clean with super comfortable bed and pillows. Housekeeping was when we wanted it by arrangement and even though we were on a very busy street, we did not hear a sound. Breakfast was in pre-booked time slots and you had to pre-order what you wanted to eat. Despite these somewhat regimented arrangements, the super professional breakfast staff, especially Kym and Caira, made it a very enjoyable start to the day. Well done to everyone in these very trying times.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Claire Livingston , Other at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Responded Jul 24, 2021
Dear Janice and Bryn, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience in the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton and for giving us perfect feedback. I am so glad to see you felt the hotel was clean and our staff were helpful. Kym and Ciara will be delighted they made such a positive impact on your stay. We are expecting to welcome you back to our hotel next time you will travel to our area - please let me know if we can assist with booking and arrangements. Kind Regards, Claire Livingston  General Manager 
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Adalina M wrote a review Jan 22
Gold Coast, Australia139 contributions13 helpful votes
I can't thank the staff enough, particularly the night duty staff. They assisted me at an odd hour to relocate rooms. They were extremely thoughtful and considerate to my needs. This is my second time at the Hilton Carlton Edinburgh and it won't be the last. An excellent double room to stay in is 501. Top floor deluxe room, no noise from above and it is so spacious with a seperate seating area and close walk to the lifts if you're carrying heavy luggage. Do keep in mind some rooms are located away from the lifts with steps in the hallway in several places, if you're carying heavy luggage, request a room close to the lifts otherwise it can be annoying and a struggle. The breakfast is fabulous. Great selection. The location of this hotel is one of the best features. Pillared on one of the corners of North Bridge with The Scotsman Hotel directly across the road and The Balmoral diagonally across the bridge. Brilliant location. Building reaches to the corner of The Royal Mile entry is from North Bridge. I love this place.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Katie S wrote a review Jan 21
Oban, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
I love this hotel in the city centre! This was my 3rd stay, and already booking to go back. The lobby is stunning, and the team could not have been more welcoming. The room was spacious with stunning views over the water, and the comfiest beds! Breakfast was great and nothing was too much trouble for the great staff. I did not get to experience the Marco Pierre White restaurant, but the bar was lovely with a great atmosphere. Can’t wait to stay again on our next trip to Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Michelle S wrote a review Jan 19
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Great stay, fantastic location, great room and breakfast and the staff really care. We had a fantastic view from our room. I would return to this hotel. Thank you for making my husbands birthday special.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Claire Livingston , Other at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Michelle, I am delighted you had a great stay, our breakfast team will be very happy with your comments. Happy Birthday again to your Husband and I am glad he enjoyed his birthday. We will look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again soon. Kind Regards Claire Livingston General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.3 miles), Edinburgh Old Town (0.2 miles), and Royal Mile (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, Howies Waterloo Place, and The Haggis Box.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Hilton Edinburgh Carlton located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hilton Edinburgh Carlton offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, and Latvian.