Howard Hotel Edinburgh  5 stars

34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6QH  show mapSave
From  US$ 376
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  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

Overview

In the new heart of Edinburgh, The Howard hotel stands out from its brand-new surroundings, instead offering a stay in a Georgian house located a few steps away from the Queen Street Gardens and the main shops.

Despite its old-world facade, the hotel is endowed with all modern conveniences like a massage room, afternoon tea club and free Wi-Fi and wired internet access.

The hotel retains a home-like feel and offers 18 comfortable rooms with LCD flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and Penhaligons toiletries.

You are welcome to the Atholl restaurant with its Georgian setting and Scottish menu.

Edinburgh has Waverley and Haymarket main train stations and both are of easy access from the hotel. Waverley is a mile away and demands just five minutes by taxi and Haymarket station is about 1.5 miles from the hotel and it takes about 10 minutes to reach it by taxi.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   18.

hotel Howard Hotel Edinburgh Edinburgh location

Distance to:

  • City Center - 1.1km
  • Airport Turnhouse - 10.8km
  • Train Station Edinburgh Waverley station - 800 m
  • Bus stop - 300 m

Rooms

You are offered 18 rooms with LCD flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and Penhaligons toiletries and all differ by type from Luxury, Superior, Junior suites and Terraced suites.

Dining options

Atholl restaurant invites you to sample regional dishes in its traditional surroundings. Breakfast is served in the Atholl daily from 7am till 10am on Monday – Friday and from 7.30am to 10.30am on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast includes fruit juices, hot drinks like coffee, choice of teas or hot chocolate, a selection of marmalade, honey, homemade croissant, Danish pastry, fresh fruits, double cream, milk cold or warm, sugar.

At the hotel Howard Edinburgh guests are invited to a full english breakfast served for free. 

Work

The hotel is a perfect place to organize your meeting as it offers the Event suite located in a separate town house with a private entrance.

The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi to all guests.

Leisure

If you need some relaxation then a massage room or afternoon tea club are available at the hotel.

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Elevator
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Airport shuttle
  • Newspapers/magazines
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 15 per day.

Services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Internet Access
Meeting facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Bathtub
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 8 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 30.00 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Rooms and availability

You are offered 18 rooms with LCD flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and Penhaligons toiletries and all differ by type from Luxury, Superior, Junior suites and Terraced suites.

Single Room

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Howard Hotel Edinburgh Single Room
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Single Room
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Single Room

Luxury single room is individually designed and appointed with Queen size bed, private bathroom has bath with shower over.

Double Room

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Howard Hotel Edinburgh Double Room
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Double Room
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Double Room

Spacious and luxurious Double Room is individually designed and appointed with Double bed. Private bathroom has bath with shower over.

Twin Room

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Howard Hotel Edinburgh Twin Room
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Twin Room

Luxury Twin Room is individually designed and appointed with two Single beds. Private bathroom has bath with shower over.

Superior Double Room

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Howard Hotel Edinburgh Superior Double Room Superior Double

Luxurious Superior Double Room is individually designed and appointed with Double bed, sitting area, work desk. Spacious private bathroom has bath with shower over.

Superior Twin Room

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Howard Hotel Edinburgh Superior Twin Room
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Superior Twin Room
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Superior Twin Room

Luxurious Superior Double Room is individually designed and appointed with two Single beds, sitting area, work desk. Spacious private bathroom has bath with shower over.

Junior Suite

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Howard Hotel Edinburgh Junior Suite
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Junior Suite
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Junior Suite
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Junior Suite

Luxurious suite is individually designed and appointed with King size bed, separate lounge area, work area. Spacious private bathroom has bath and shower.

Terrace Suite

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Howard Hotel Edinburgh Terrace Suite
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Terrace Suite
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Terrace Suite
Howard Hotel Edinburgh Terrace Suite

Luxurious Terrace Suite is individually designed and appointed with King size bed, separate lounge area, work area. Spacious private bathroom has bath and shower.

Howard Hotel Edinburgh LocationWhat's nearby

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What's nearby

What's nearby.

The hotel is within walking distance from the Queen Street Gardens and a short step from the shopping area.

Attractions for Tourists
  • Scottish Gallery
    200 m
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
    300 m
  • WASPS Studios
    400 m
  • Flaubert Gallery
    500 m
  • winter wonderland
    700 m
  • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art
    700 m
  • Doggerfisher Art Gallery
    800 m
  • Edinburgh Printmakers
    800 m
Popular areas
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh
    800 m
General
  • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House
    500 m
  • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral
    600 m
  • Stockbridge Parish Church
    600 m
  • New Club
    700 m
  • Speakers Corner
    700 m
  • Sir Walter Scott Monument
    800 m
  • The Georgian House
    800 m
Convention Centers
  • St Stephen's Centre
    300 m
Shopping Areas
  • Multrees Walk
    500 m
  • Princes Mall
    700 m
Amusement
  • Booth Enterprise
    600 m
  • Nobles Amusements
    700 m
Museums
Theaters
Gallery
  • National Galleries of Scotland
    700 m

Local Attractions

  • Festival Theatre
    1.5km
    13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
  • Surgeons' Hall
    1.6km
    Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
  • National Library of Scotland
    1.6km
    George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
  • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum
    1.6km
    9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh
  • George Heriot's School
    1.6km
    8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Bedlam Paintball
    40 m
    Craigton Farm, Edinburgh
  • The Filmhouse
    340 m
    88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh
  • Filmhouse Cinema
    340 m
    88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
    440 m
    1 Queen St., Edinburgh
  • The Stand Comedy Club
    500 m
    5 York Place, Edinburgh
  • St. Margaret's Chapel
    500 m
    EdinburghScotland
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    500 m
    EdinburghScotland

Restaurants Nearby

  • Bar Frizzante

    72% likes this, based on 207 reviews
    Food: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 101

    340 m
    95 Lothian Road

    Phone: 01312297788

  • Stockbridge Restuarant

    87% likes this, based on 217 reviews
    Food: European
    Price Range: USD 34 - USD 59

    490 m
    54 St Stephen Street

    Phone: +44 (0)131 226 6766

  • Number One

    76% likes this, based on 462 reviews
    Food: Scottish
    Price Range: USD 92 - USD 122

    840 m
    The Balmoral Hotel

    Phone: 01315576727

  • The Pompadour by Galvin

    77% likes this, based on 134 reviews
    Food: French, British
    Price Range: USD 96 - USD 311

    850 m
    Princes Street

    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

    80% likes this, based on 396 reviews
    Food: Asian
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 25

    1.0km
    25-27 Cockburn Street

    Phone: 01312252832

Getting there.

The hotel is a short drive from the airport and you should take A8 from the M8 Eastbound to your left keep in the right lane, then under the underpass. Go straight on at major lights and keep on this road for approximately 4 miles until you reach Princes Street (after Shandwick Place). Carry on to Princes Street and take the first left onto South South Charlotte Street. Go straight ahead and down the hill. Take a right (no left turn) onto Albyn Place, leading to Queen Street. Once on Queen street, take the 2nd turning on your left onto Queen Street Gardens East and then the 3rd right onto Great King Street. The Howard is situated within the first block on the left hand side.

Getting around.

Waverley and Haymarket main train stations are of easy access from the hotel. Waverley is a mile away and demands just five minutes by taxi and Haymarket station is about 1.5 miles from the hotel and it takes about 10 minutes to reach it by taxi.

If you need a parking space the hotel can offer free public parking for you.

Howard Hotel Edinburgh Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Hotel Edinburgh

Average guest rating

4.3
out of 5
Exceptional
Based on 62 reviews

Rating by category:

Value
4.3
Dining
4.6
Location
4.4
Rooms
4.1
Service
4.2

Individual guest reviews

  • The location was good, within minutes was wonderful and excellent service throughout the stay we felt as we had our own personal butler. The staff were very attentive, checkout was quick and easy and our bags were taken to the car promptly, the suite we stayed in was lovely. The heated floors and towel rack were a godsend, breakfast was fantastic. The fresh fruit plate included kiwi fruit and pineapple, the one dinner we had there was exceptional.

    The hotel was a little too hot, food was expensive.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.8
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
  • The location is ideal for the city being a couple of blocks away fro princes st, great atmosphere we will certainly return and the staff is very friendly and helpful and the service is superb. Very large and nice room and the bathroom is lovely.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.9
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • The staff are fantastic and the surroundings very quiet, the hotel is in a perfect location, the suite was large and the bathrooms are remodeled tastefully. To sum up, the service, accomodation and food at The Howard are excellent.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      3
    • Value
      5
  • The location of The Howard is quiet and peaceful, would stay here before any large chain hotel. The butler service is wonderful, maybe the suites are cleaner and have better bedding, the staff are very helpful and friendly and the restaurant was also good.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.3
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      2
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • The howard offers luxurious accommodation in an ideal city centre location, superb Hotel and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The suite was amazing, breakfast was excellent.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      4
  • Location is great, this hotel really is impressive and I can't wait to visit again, the Butler service is like nothing I have ever experienced. The public rooms are beautiful and the staff are very nice.

    Choice of breakfasts was excellent.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.7
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
  • Excellent location and old stile atmosphere. The staff were lovely, my room was large and the meal that we had was delicious and very satisfying.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.0
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
  • Great location and excellent hotel. Delightfully relaxed attentive staff, lovely big rooms and breakfast was included, and well worth.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.8
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • Quiet location, an elegant setting and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Bath amenities were also amazing, food was excellent.

    Breakfast service a little bit slow at first.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      4
  • Great location and a fantastic stay. Service barry the butler was charming and bathroom was lovely. The breakfast was delicious.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
  • Excellent communal areas, small quiet hotel and staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was perfect and breakfast was fantastic.

    The shower is a very cheap add on in a wonderful old stylish bathroom.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.9
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
  • Great location,service and staff, very enjoyable stay, the lovely big bathroom and the bath itself. Good food as well and the extremely knowledgeable concierge. The facilities and amenities were excellent.

    Tired rooms poor breakfast.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
  • The location is excellent, all in all a wonderful boutique hotel you are made to feel very special and the staff are well presented,friendly and informative. The room is extremely spacious and delicious breakfast, and across everything a sense that nothing could ever be a problem.

    Rather tired decor frayed carpets broken tap in bathroom.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.7
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      5
  • The location near the city centre and the traditional decor. Beautiful house and super staff. Comfortable bedroom especially the bed and complimentary morning newspapers. The breakfasts were lovely and dinner was also excellent and the wine list was extensive.

    Coffee available in the room.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.8
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
  • I loved the location, nice Chinese up the hill and nearby are a number of galleries as well as restaurants. Service relaxed atmosphere comfort of room spacious bathroom breakfast, the Howard is a lovely venue for afternoon tea and the staff are wonderful. The slippers are the best.

    Largely as the street itself is not at all busy.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
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