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19 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#72 of 165 hotels in Edinburgh
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.1
Value
4.0
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
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
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P H wrote a review Sep 26
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Louise at the bar makes a SENSATIONAL dirty martini and is packed with recommendations to cool places and was a delight to interact with. Breakfast offering was on par with similar hotels, location is ideal.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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sassy1242 wrote a review Jul 2021
Alton, United Kingdom185 contributions76 helpful votes
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Hotel's Favorite
Centrally located hotel. We are gold Hilton honors members and loved our executive king size modern room. What I did notice was the sound proofing - it was quite amazing. We had a front facing room on floor 3 and I didn’t hear a sound all night, Breakfast was a disappointment ( mainly due to having to pre-order a time slot). We were late handing in our booking slip for the next morning and could only get an 0800 slot which was slightly too early for our holiday so we skipped breakfast. I’m desperately looking forward to the buffets coming back again post Covid and executive lounge being re-opened! Efficient booking in - friendly staff. We will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Get your breakfast booking in early!
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Response from Claire Livingston , Other at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Responded Jul 17, 2021
Dear Sassy1242, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and liked our city centre location. Sorry you could not get the time for breakfast you were looking for. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again soon. Kind Regards Claire Livingston General Manager
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Ratu P wrote a review Sep 23
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For all the construction 🦺 all around and noise , our room was 100% peaceful and NOT noisy at all. Location to Edinburgh Castle, Royal Miles and Waverly is excellent.we paid with our Hilton points and had a complimentary Executive Lounge for afternoon herbal tea on 1st floor . It was nice and relaxing after an all day trip to Edinburgh Castle. ( Make sure you go online and secure tickets for the time slot available). Bedroom with two double was clean, well-prep with plenty of towels , tea and couple 🍪 cookies. TV channels came in clear without any lagging in reception and free Wi-Fi was great. Cheers 😊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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Date of stay: September 2022
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viatic wrote a review Sep 21
American Fork, Utah8 contributions5 helpful votes
From check in to check out it was AWFUL!! The staff is incompetent and rude. The place is old and run down, reeks of musty odor. Stains everywhere. The key to my room stopped working 3 times during my stay. I had to keep returning to the front desk which was 2 different elevator rides and a 10 minute walk. Don't say I didn't warn you....
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kevin wrote a review Sep 21
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I recently stayed here and what a pleasant experience. The room was very comfortable and the food and drink options were marvelous. But what stood out the most was the service of the staff. Special shoutout to Lou and Louise who took such great care of me at breakfast! What a great start to my day chatting and joking with Louise! Thanks to Stephen for a smooth check-in experience. Can’t wait to be back!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Jeff D wrote a review Sep 19
Graham, North Carolina9 contributions2 helpful votes
First, the hotel is in a wonderful location. We were there during preparations for the Queen's funeral proceedings in Edinburg, so this location was at the heart of everything. That said, the hotel itself was a disappointment. I am a Diamond honors member and received no acknowledgement of such. Room was not available on time, had to ask for water, and when we got to the room (allegedly a King deluxe it was as sparse as could be. Bed, one easy chair, one table and a desk (no desk chair). Since my wife and I were traveling together, there was no place for us to sit together. Not worth the money, and certainly did not live up to the Carlton name.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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hmorgan13 wrote a review Sep 19
Baltimore73 contributions29 helpful votes
There’s a lot of traffic on The Royal Mile where this hotel is located. Head Concierge Jordan went beyond the call of duty by going with us to the car park and helping us with our luggage. His kindness will not be forgotten. His bosses should see this review.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Yamuna wrote a review Sep 14
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6 contributions2 helpful votes
The service is not to standard at all in comparison to Hilton across Europe and apac, Service requested is not fulfilled, the housekeeping is non existent and reception does not response. Not worth the money, but location is superb.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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GEFromNH wrote a review Sep 9
Manchester, New Hampshire160 contributions44 helpful votes
Well to give this hotel credit the location is excellent and the employees are trying. It appears that hotel is stretched on staff based on when kitchen closes, not answering phones in evening for housekeeping or guest services. Hotel room was clean, but was a no frills affair. Minimal towels, toiletries. Don't expect pen or Hilton pad of paper in room. Bed is hard and uncomfortable. Wi-fi is spotty. The location is prime for being a tourist, but don't plan on spending much time in hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: May not easily be able to get taxi from airport, consider tram which is 10 minute walk to hotel.
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Norrie IW wrote a review Sep 7
Indian Wells, California39 contributions35 helpful votes
From check in to check out and everything in between, everyone we interacted with was friendly and efficient. The rooms we received were fabulous and a special mention to Kim our server at breakfast. She was excellent. Thanks to the entire team for a fantastic stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Just a few steps to the Royal Mile and a short walk from Waverley Train Station.
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PRICE RANGE
$186 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
barcelo edinburgh, carlton hotel edinburgh
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
211
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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 The Real Mary King's Close (0.1 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.