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Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
53 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2DG, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Fairly good value for money
Vibe is not too good
579See all 579 reviews
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Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

from £81
  • Classic Room, View (Castle View)
  • Classic Room
  • Classic Room
  • Classic Room
  • Privilege, Room

What’s around Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street (1-minute walk)
  • George Street (3-minute walk)
  • Royal Mile (8-minute walk)
  • Grassmarket (9-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (10-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (10-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (17-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 26-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 7-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 21-min walk
  • Slateford Station 15-min drive
  • Discounted off-site parking
  • On-site parking not available

About Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

Charming hotel with dramatic views of Edinburgh Castle

Between Old and New Towns

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel lies midway along the main shopping thoroughfare, which divides the original medieval town from the magnificent Georgian 'new' town. It's 5 minutes' walk from Waverley train station, and within walking distance of many key sights.

Castle and Royal Mile

You'll be a 10-minute stroll through Princes Street Gardens from magnificent Edinburgh Castle, perched atop an extinct volcano, and you could visit the Scottish National Gallery on your way. It's also 10 minutes' walk to the Royal Mile, lined with museums and historic buildings.

Afternoon tea spread

The hotel's Princes Dining Rooms include a brasserie for light meals and hearty British and international fare, and a lounge serving snacks and an elegant afternoon tea. Vast floor-to-ceiling picture windows offer panoramic views over Princes Street Gardens to Edinburgh Castle.

Free WiFi, great views

Every room comes with flat-screen cable TV and free WiFi, plus a work desk, and many have castle and city views. Superior and Privilege rooms have extra perks including Nespresso® machines and free movies, and 7th-floor Superior rooms each have a balcony with magnificent vistas.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 169 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Discounted off-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Scott`s on Princes Street – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Scott`s Bar – This bar serves lunch and light fare. Open daily.

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel
  • Mercure Princes Street Hotel
  • Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street
  • Mercure Princes Street
  • Edinburgh Ramada
  • Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel Scotland
  • Ramada Hotel Edinburgh
  • Ramada Edinburgh

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 579 reviews

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel
Hotel in need of bit of TLC
Hotel looking a bit tired, lick of paint on corridors would not go amiss to brighten the look, otherwise good stay. Have stayed here before and would probably do so again when visiting Edinburgh.
Irene, gbTrip with friends
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel
Worst hotel in Edinburgh
1 star hotel being sold as a 3 star... avoid at all cost
Junaid, gb1 night business trip
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel
Very Good8.0
Ideal site for stay in Edinburgh.
Ann Celia, gbTrip with friends
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel
Been there before and as usual service etc was first class. Very nice locality.
Jim, gbRomance trip
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel
Very Good8.0
Good hotel and great location.
Overall, I had a good time staying at this hotel. Majority of the staff were nice. The only 2 things I wasn't too impressed on was there wasn't a safe in my room, so couldn't keep all my personal things locked and had to bring it to reception each morning. Also for breakfast, they didn't have a few things like scrambled eggs or vegetarian sausages. Certain things were missing.
Khurram, gbOther trip

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