Overview of Golden Lion Hotel

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In-room safe, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTolbooth6 min walk
    Popular LocationOld Town Jail6 min walk
    Popular LocationThe Engine Shed7 min walk
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)39 min drive

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  • Single Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 43 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room

    3.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 54 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Double or Twin Room
  • Family Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 65 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsFamily Room

About this area


Located in Stirling, Golden Lion Hotel is in the city centre and near a train station. Notable landmarks in the area include Stirling Castle and Dunblane Cathedral, and travellers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Smith Art Gallery and Museum. Blair Drummond Safari Park and Phoenix Falconry are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tolbooth - 6 min walk
  • Old Town Jail - 6 min walk
  • The Engine Shed - 7 min walk
  • Church of the Holy Rude - 7 min walk
  • Argyll's Lodging - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Stirling Station - 10 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI) - 39 min drive


  • The Cronies Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • La Ciociara - 3 min walk
  • Mamma Mia - 3 min walk
  • Nawab - 3 min walk
  • Henderson's Bistro - 4 min walk

About this property

Golden Lion Hotel

3-star hotel near Smith Art Gallery and Museum
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and 24-hour room service. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a business centre, concierge services and dry cleaning. All rooms are individually furnished and offer 24-hour room service and hairdryers. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also find coffee/tea makers and safes.
Golden Lion Hotel offers 66 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. This individually furnished accommodation includes desks. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free nearby parking
  • Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 7.95-10.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities


  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Polish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 4 November 2020 to 13 January 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
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 7.95 and GBP 10.95 per person (approximately)

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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Golden Lion Hotel
Golden Lion Hotel Stirling
Golden Lion Stirling
Golden Lion Hotel Stirling, Scotland
Stirling Golden Lion
Hotel Golden Lion
Golden Lion Hotel Hotel
Golden Lion Hotel Stirling
Golden Lion Hotel Hotel Stirling

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Golden Lion Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Golden Lion Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Golden Lion Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Golden Lion Hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Golden Lion Hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Golden Lion Hotel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM.
What time is check-out at Golden Lion Hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Golden Lion Hotel located?
Located in the heart of Stirling, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Smith Art Gallery and Museum and Stirling Castle. University of Stirling and Blair Drummond Safari Park are also within 6 mi (10 km). Stirling Station is 10 minutes by foot.
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Family break
Nice size room plenty space even with a travel cot. Meals were lovely
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
Low standard of cleanliness!! Found Aragogs ( Harry Potter spider) brother between the pillows!! Complained and had to insist bedding changed as the manager couldn’t careless , and just shrugged his shoulders. In the morning found a slug at the bottom of the bed. Breakfast was good but done buffet style like covid hadn’t happened- I was shocked!! Chances of staying here ever NIL Never ever given a review like this before.It looked so good on entry
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not ideal unfortunately
Long waiting times for check in and food service, food over cooked, terrible uncomfortable bed, noisey neighbors. Old decor in need of upgrading as it looks filthy. Restaurant floors terribly stained.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room wasn’t cleaned in our 3 day stay! Only given one set of towels and one toilet roll when asked for towels and toilet roll. When asked if we could borrow a phone charger receptionist said no as said we may not return it! So now I’m a thief?!?!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Poor service.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

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