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The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

5-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
34 Great King StreetEdinburghScotlandEH3 6QHUnited Kingdom

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street Gardens
  • Free WiFi
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Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Great location
Quite clean
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The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
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.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (8 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi 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
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service
Working away
  • Conference space
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Atholl – 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 Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member’s small print

Also known as

  • Howard Hotel Edinburgh
  • Howard Hotel
  • Howard Edinburgh
  • Howard Hotel Edinburgh


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs GBP 15.00 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.00 per stay

Breakfast costs between GBP 1 and GBP 30 per person (approximately)

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 Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street Gardens (11-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (14-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (19-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (20-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Kirk (21-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (27-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (28-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 26-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 19-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 29-min walk
  • Slateford Station 15-min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 58 reviews

The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Very Good8.0
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.
Robert, gb1 night family trip
The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Incredibly disappointed
Petit double room was tiny and was not reflective of the pictures on either travel or the hotel websites. Room was tired in terms of decor, furniture and bedding. The bathroom was much the same and even had a rusty/ dirty looking plug hole Not 5, not 4 and not even 3 star I'm afraid. Would not recommend or stay again
John, gb1 night romance trip
The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Great hotel - real luxury
Went for my girlfriends birthday and stayed in the Heriot room. We used the hotel car park which was included in the price and was a real bonus. The room was very large and comfortable with a large bath and separate shower and luxury toiletries provided. I did think the shower head was almost too big for the shower space but it wasn't a major issue. The staff are excellent throughout being both friendly, professional and are obviously highly trained. Complimentary tea and coffee was available 24/7 as well as complimentary ironing, minor alterations. We enjoyed drinks in the well stocked bar and the delicious ala carte breakfast. In short, it was excellent.
David, gb2 night romance trip
The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
First class
Outstanding service great Butler service definitely come again x
Samantha, gbRomance trip
The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
We had a overnight stay booked at the Howard to end our honeymoon. But for us it was unfortunately ruined. Had we known the Lovely fireplace that we paid a premium to enjoy had been disconnected. We would never have stayed here. They should probably update their website to avoid other people wasting the extra money.
Michael, gb1 night romance trip

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