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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

19 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#96 of 163 hotels in Edinburgh
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 4 more
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Wilma G wrote a review 11 Jun
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Don't know if it was just our room or what. But our room was a wee bit unclean. Marks on the woodwork, not properly cleaned. There was a protective cover of a razor left on the bathroom floor, a large rip on the net curtain and no bottled water supplied. Our cooked breakfast was very greasy, fried eggs overcooked. Finally there was a mix at the front desk, whilst paying our bill, and we ended up paying for it twice. We are getting refunded, but this should never happen. The standard of this hotel is nowhere near a 4 star.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Choose another hotel
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bladethedaywalker wrote a review Nov 2020
Shropshire, United Kingdom615 contributions83 helpful votes
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This was our first stay with Hilton in Edinburgh. We were not disappointed the staff were very through and attentive considering this was in August just after the first lockdown of 2020. The queue at checking in time was long but went down very quickly as all staff members that were on the main desk explained breakfast etc to each person and made sure the line went down fast. Car parking is at the rear of the hotel and must be paid for and you get an allocated space, we found no problems for parking during our stay. The breakfast was good again considering the hotel did there very best with all the COVID restrictions and safe distances in place. The rooms were all sealed after they had been cleaned (see photos) and everyone of the staff who we spoke to were helpful with all our enquiries and needs. Looking forward to the world getting back to some sense of normality so we can come and stay again with the Hilton chain.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Claire Livingston, General Manager at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Responded 1 Dec 2020
Dear Bladethedaywalker, Thank you for your 5 star review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. I am glad you felt the team were friendly and helpful they will be happy to see they made such an impact on your stay. I am glad you like the COVID measure we have in place. Please contact me directly the next time you are travelling to Edinburgh. Kind Regards Claire Livingston General Manager claire.livingston@hiltonedinburghcarlton.com
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StacksnTressels wrote a review 11 Jun
Heysham, United Kingdom357 contributions110 helpful votes
The stay was okay, the hotel was tired, the designated parking isn’t close by if you have luggage. Checkout was at 12:00, we were made to feel uncomfortable by the lady wanting to clean the room at 11:30, we explained that we needed to transfer the luggage to the car. She then got in the way whilst we were trying to climb the stairs, she then again sat in the way of us moving out of the room. Nice location on a plus point.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Heather C wrote a review 10 Jun
Inverness, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel's location is very convenient. The room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The hotel was very quiet and no noise was heard at night. All staff friendly and helpful. We would recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sdaln wrote a review 8 Jun
26 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed here just as everything opened after the lockdown and were certainly not disappointed. Check in was easy and the staff friendly. The room was spotless with chocolates and 2 bottles of water left for us. Everything appeared to have been properly sanitised. On our last night when we arrived back after dinner, the bridge works had migrated to outside the hotel and we were expecting to be awake hearing them all night but fortunately we didn’t hear anything. Hotel is in a great location within easy walking distance of the high street, Princes street and other attractions. The restaurant wasn’t open when we went unfortunately but there are plenty of places to eat in Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If flying the tram ride is only 35 mins from the airport to the town centre.
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Response from Claire Livingston, General Manager at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Sdain Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay at the hotel. I am delighted to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the not too distant future Kind regards Claire
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.4 km), Edinburgh Old Town (0.3 km), and Royal Mile (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, The Piper's Rest Public House, and Smoov Gelato Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Hilton Edinburgh Carlton located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hilton Edinburgh Carlton offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Portuguese, and Polish.