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Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
IPod docking station
Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Guest reviews

4.6/5 Wonderful
138 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Breakfast Available
Business Services
Parking Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationPrinces Street3 min walk
Popular LocationGeorge Street6 min walk
Popular LocationPrinces Street Gardens9 min walk
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)16 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Edinburgh's New Town neighbourhood, The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is near a train station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Princes Street Gardens and Royal Botanic Garden, while Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Edinburgh Castle are cultural highlights. Check out an event or a game at Murrayfield Stadium, and consider making time for Edinburgh Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Princes Street - 3 min walk
    • George Street - 6 min walk
    • Princes Street Gardens - 9 min walk
    • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 12 min walk
    • Edinburgh Dungeon - 15 min walk

    Getting around

    • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 16 min walk
    • Edinburgh (EDI) - 16 min drive


    • The Atholl — 1 min walk
    • The Cumberland Bar - 4 min walk
    • Leo's Beanery - 4 min walk
    • Papavero - 5 min walk
    • The Dogs - 5 min walk

    About this property

    The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

    Luxury Edinburgh hotel in New Town, walk to Princes Street
    This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, valet parking and 24-hour room service. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include conference space, concierge services and dry cleaning. All 18 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars and separate bathtubs and showers.
    The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member offers 18 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

    Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

    Awards and affiliations

    Green/Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Valet parking: GBP 15.00 per night

    Food and drink

    • Breakfast available for a fee: GBP 1-30 per person
    • 1 restaurant
    • 24-hour room service

    Family friendly

    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Laundry facilities
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Lift

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Turndown service
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Business services

    • Conference space


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Bathrobes
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Separate bathtub and shower


    • iPod dock

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Minibar


    • Desk
    • In-room massage
    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone
    • Safe
    • Turndown service



    Check-in time starts at 3 PM


    Check-out before noon

    Special check-in instructions

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
    It is often possible to check in earlier and we will try to make your room ready for you as soon after you arrive as is possible. We are happy to store luggage both before you check in if arriving early, or after you check out.

    Access methods

    Staffed front desk


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome
    Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
    Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.00 per stay.
    Free cots (infant beds)

    Payment types at the property

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between GBP 1 and GBP 30 per person (approximately)
    • Valet parking fee: GBP 15.00 per night
    • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.00 per stay

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

    National rating

    This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

    Property is also known as

    Howard Hotel Edinburgh
    Howard Hotel
    Howard Edinburgh
    The Howard an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
    The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member Hotel
    The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member Edinburgh
    The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member Hotel Edinburgh

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this hotel pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    How much is parking at this hotel?
    Valet parking is available for GBP 15.00 per night.
    What time is check-in at this hotel?
    Check-in begins at 3 PM.
    What time is check-out at The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
    Checkout is at noon.
    Where is The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member located?
    Located in New Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Princes Street, George Street, and Princes Street Gardens. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Royal Mile are also within 15 minutes. Edinburgh Waverley Station is 16 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Haymarket Station is 28 minutes.

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    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!

    Pros: The staff, the rooms and the cleanliness!

    Cons: The hotel needs to be brought into the 21st century by someone adding a livelier atmosphere to it, and a USP to survive!

    Location: The location was really not great. It is too far from the main shops and bars with steep cobbly roads to climb!

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2017

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
    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.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    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.

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Great location and beautiful property. Attentive staff eager to provide service.

    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2017

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    Excellent stay

    We had an excellent time at the Howard. Breakfast was wonderful and tasty - 5 star service.

    Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2017