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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

5-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
38 Charlotte SquareEdinburghScotlandEH2 4HQUnited Kingdom, 0203 027 9779

5-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Princes Street Gardens
  • Free WiFi
  • Excellent Food
Great location
Awesome vibe
Fantastic service
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

from £100
  • Classic Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Guest Room Double
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Classic Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Business, One Double Bed
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Club Room, 1 King Bed (Crowne Plaza)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Guest Room Twin
  • Superior Double Room
  • Guest Room Single
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds
  • Classic Double Room, Accessible
  • Superior Family Room
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Club Classic Twin Room
  • Club Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Signature Suite
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Superior Double Room, City View
  • Club Superior family Room
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed, City View
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 199 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 9
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Smart televisions
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


BABA – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

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.

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square’s small print

Also known as

  • Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh
  • Roxburghe Edinburgh Crowne Plaza
  • Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh
  • Roxburghe Hotel
  • Roxburghe Edinburgh
  • Roxburghe
  • Hotel Macdonald Roxburghe
  • The Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh Scotland
  • Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh
  • Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Hotel
  • Principal Charlotte Square Hotel
  • Roxburghe Hotel
  • Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
  • Principal Charlotte Square
  • The Roxburghe Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Edinburgh The Roxburghe
  • Roxburghe Edinburgh
  • Roxburghe
  • Hotel Macdonald Roxburghe
  • The Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh Scotland
  • Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh
  • Roxburghe Crowne Plaza
  • Roxburghe Crowne Plaza Edinburgh


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

On-site credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 20.00

Self-parking costs GBP 25.00 per night

Valet parking costs GBP 25.00 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.00 per night

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

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 30.00 per pet, per night

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

What’s around The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street Gardens (10-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (12-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (13-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (16-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Kirk (18-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (19-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (23-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 23-min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 17-min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 17-min walk
  • Slateford Station 8-min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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