We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Visit hotel website
Traveller (469)
360
Panoramas (48)
Dining (77)
Certificate of Excellence

About

Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Certificate of Excellence
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.
Read more
Property amenities
Restaurant
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
Show more
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Classic
HOTEL CLASS
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Hotel deals

Location

Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
322Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
183Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Neighbourhood
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
Read more
See all nearby hotels
1,370Reviews
770Photos
76Q+A
100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 669
  • 399
  • 162
  • 88
  • 56
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Stayed here for 3 nights with my family for a short break. The hotel was lovely and the staff were friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. Food was really good and excellent location. 5-10 min walk from Waverley Train station. 10-15 min walk to the Castle. Would definitely
Read more
Hotel's Favourite
I stayed at the Edinburgh Carlton for four nights in December. I loved it! I was in a room on the 2nd floor, not much view, but the room was great: big screen, adjustable heat, large Bathroom and shower, very, very clean. Breakfast was huge--what could you want and not enjoy?
Read more
Response from Escape06356907608, Manager at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear happytrails555, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our hotel, its rewarding to hear that you had a great stay back in December. The city is magical at that time of the year and the buzz is infectious drawing guests to come back! We very much look forward to welcoming you back with your friends this coming December and we will be sure to offer you a great view and plenty English breakfast tea! Warmest regards Pamela Irwin Deputy General Manager
Read more
Wonderfully refurbished to a fabulous HILTON Standard. Fantastic location just steps from the Famous Mile and a short walk up the hill to the castle or stroll across the bridge to new town. The National Museum is only a few easy blocks away. Edinburgh Gin shop across the
Read more
I was looking forward to staying at the Carlton in Edinburgh having last stayed prior to Hilton's takeover and refurbishment. Reception is very grand and staff really welcoming and friendly. There's no way to hide the fact this is a very old building and even with the
Read more
had a very enjoyable stay at the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton which was very conveniently located 5 mins walk from the venue I was visiting Edinburgh to attend. The hotel decor is modern and an attractive mix of modern meets art deco. The customer service was of a very high standard
Read more
Response from Escape06356907608, Manager at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Responded yesterday
Dear Alcia L, Thank you so kindly for your lovely review from your recent stay with us. Its so rewarding to hear that the team looked after you with a warm and friendly service along with finding our location convenient. As a loyal gold member your feedback is most valuable to us in order to review our services and improve our standards/offerings. I am glad you will definitely return to us and we are already looking forward to seeing you. Warmest regards Pamela Irwin Deputy General Manager
Read more
Previous
Album Categories
All photosTravellerRoom & SuiteDining Business Centre & Event Rooms
Executive King
Great View
Huge Room
Professional photo exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisorHilton Edinburgh Carlton
The King Executive at the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
PreviousNext
12345638
Tea, coffee and juice is available all day. Wine, beer and some spirits are available from 6 - 8 p.m. Lounge is very small and food limited
0 votes
Not in the hotel but lots of pubs close by have live music.
0 votes
Show all answers
is there a swimming pool ?
Nope - there used to be back when this was the Carlton before it became the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton.
1 vote
You 1can walk from Waverley station to the Hilton Carlton via the Scotsman steps - about 100 of them. This is the quickest route but alternatively you can walk a longer route with no steps. This would take about 10 minutes.
0 votes
PreviousNext
12345616
"Find a Siberian Gulag - you'll sleep better."
"Executive Rooms have best room choices."
"just ask to the stuff, rather than booking online, bots have no idea about these kind of things,"
"Be ready, that inroom heating/cooling system is out of order and you have to ask for other room(s). But this is part of old house`s romance."
"If quiet is important to you, ask for a room away from the main street. We did and no noise at all!"
PreviousNext
12345620
PRICE RANGE
US$ 128 - US$ 497 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
barcelo edinburghcarlton hotel edinburgh
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
211
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing