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The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

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Superior Double Room | Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
IPod dock
Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Standard Double Room | Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Superior Double Room | Bathroom | Separate tub and shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes

Overview of The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street

9.2/10 Superb

138 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
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Great King Street, 34, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH36QH

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 5 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 17 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 18 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 22 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 2 min drive
  • George Street - 6 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 8 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 10 min drive
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 11 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 42 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 17 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 17 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 29 min walk

Restaurants

  • The Cumberland Bar - 2 min walk
  • New Chapter - 5 min walk
  • Novapizza Vegetarian Kitchen - 6 min walk
  • Urban Angel - 7 min walk
  • Papavero - 7 min walk

About this property

The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member puts you within a 10-minute drive of Princes Street and Royal Mile. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out The Atholl, which serves lunch and dinner. This luxurious hotel is also 1 mi (1.5 km) from Edinburgh Castle and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from University of Edinburgh. Fellow travelers like the restaurant and breakfast.

Languages

English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite valet parking (GBP 15.00 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

Working away

  • Conference space

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1820

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

The Atholl - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between GBP 1 and GBP 30 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.00 per stay

Parking

  • Valet parking costs GBP 15.00 per night

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property accepts major credit cards.

Also known as

Hotel Howard
Howard Edinburgh
Howard Hotel
Howard Hotel Edinburgh
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Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
Yes. Valet parking costs GBP 15.00 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is noon.
Are there restaurants at or near The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, The Atholl. Nearby restaurants include New Chapter (5-min walk), Novapizza Vegetarian Kitchen (6-min walk), and Urban Angel (7-min walk).
What's the area around The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member like?
The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is a short 5-minute walk from Princes Street and 17 minutes' walk from Royal Mile.

Overall score and ratings

9.2

Superb

9.3/10

Cleanliness

9.7/10

Staff & service

8.8/10

Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

Not as expected!
The hotel was supposed to be in a central location but it was 12 minutes walk to the shops and then a further 12 minutes walk to the bars, so it was too much effort to go out for a beer and something to eat on Saturday night. In cold weather conditions, you really needed to take a taxi everywhere. It was deadly quiet too with no atmosphere. In fact, it was more akin to a gentleman's club, rather than a hotel. But in saying that, the staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms and bathrooms are very large and very clean, so if you are looking for a quiet hotel, well off the main thoroughfare, it would ideal for you!
Glamorous!, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

A good place to stay
Charming staff and a superb location. I hope the owner(s) is willing to increase his/her/their investment in ambience as this could be a fabulous hotel with real charm.
Robert, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Choice in Edinburgh
Good location in new town. Truly excellent service. We dtsyed in the cottage, which gave is lots of space snd we still enjoyed a good breakfast.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location and beautiful property. Attentive staff eager to provide service.
jonathan, 3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay
We had an excellent time at the Howard. Breakfast was wonderful and tasty - 5 star service.
Susan, 4-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent staff and lovely room
Often there are some good staff in a hotel, it is very rare to find that all staff are so helpful, informative and pleasant however that is what you get at the Howard - well done to them. I was surprised that everyone could be so good, all the time. The room was very nice and you are close to the city centre. We ate in the restaurant for an evening meal and the food was very good, breakfast every morning was great and over the three nights there my wife and I tried most options and they were all good.
Mike, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Surprising. Wonderful.
Gracious hosts. Wonderful room. Very accommodating. Thanks!
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Historic Hotel with Character
This hotel sits among brownstones houses and is off the tourist path. Wonderful reception team and great butlers. While the hotel is older, it has historic charm. Breakfast was wonderful with fantastic choices. Rooms are spacious. Hotel is within walking distance of pubs and great restaurants in Stockbridge. Loved the overall experience at this hotel.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The only criticism I have is about the water pressure. It came out at a trickle.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Incredibly disappointed
Petit double room was tiny and was not reflective of the pictures on either travel or the hotel websites. Room was tired in terms of decor, furniture and bedding. The bathroom was much the same and even had a rusty/ dirty looking plug hole Not 5, not 4 and not even 3 star I'm afraid. Would not recommend or stay again
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