The Howard ★★★★★

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$146
avg/night
Rate based on
Check-in: Feb 16, 2016 Check-out: Feb 17, 2016
4.8 /5
Overall score
100%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4.9
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.8
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Room types

Show Prices Luxury Twin or Double Room
  • Size: 269 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Size: 290 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Luxury Single Room
  • Occupancy: 1

Overview

Every guest at The Howard is treated like family, which helps to create a real 'at home' feeling. The hotel strives to ensure that each and every guest feels comfortable during their visit, whether they be on vacation in the city or visiting on business. There is a range of facilities to suit the needs of everyone. The Howard has its own parking to the rear of the building for guest's use and a concierge is on hand to offer advice or give help where needed. The hotel's in-house restaurant is considered to be one of the finest in the city.

Rooms

Guest rooms at The Howard are all non-smoking; in fact the whole hotel is now a smoke free environment. There are a range of guestrooms, in various sizes, to suit all needs and there are also executive suites that have their own private entrance and a small terraced garden area that afford the occupants an added touch of discreet privacy. Guestroom facilities include flat screen televisions, with a choice of 55 cable channels and movie on demand services, wireless Internet, iPod docking station and the option of breakfast in bed. For an extra touch of luxury there is also a personal butler service to deal with tasks such as packing and unpacking, ironing and even shopping. There is also a same day laundry and dry cleaning service if required.

Highlights

  • Relaxing retreat in the heart of Edinburgh city center, with warm and friendly staff

  • 18 guest rooms all individually decorated in a traditional style so as to complement their surroundings

  • Exclusive suites have their own private terrace garden areas and discreet private entrances

Nearby attractions

  • St. Andrew Square (0.4 mi/ 0.6 km)

  • Scott Monument (0.4 mi/ 0.7 km)

  • Royal Scottish Academy (0.4 mi/ 0.7 km)

  • Princes Mall (0.4 mi/ 0.7 km)

  • Princes Street Gardens (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)

  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)

  • Georgian House (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)

  • National Gallery of Scotland (0.5 mi/ 0.9 km)

  • Fruit Market Gallery (0.6 mi/ 0.9 km)

  • Edinburgh Dungeon (0.6 mi/ 0.9 km)

Dining

The Atholl
The Atholl - 'Dining at The Atholl' is an experience full of decadent pleasures, as you would expect from one of Edinburgh's finest restaurants.

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Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi
  • Free parking

General

  • Concierge

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Conference facilities

Internet

  • WiFi

Parking

  • Free parking

Reviews

4.8 /5 Overall score

100% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.5/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.7/5
  • Hotel staff: 5/5
  • Comfort: 4.9/5
  • Location: 4.6/5
  • Value: 4.8/5

Excellent personal care

Would recommend Mon, Mar 11, 2013
Nothing is too much for the staff. Well organised and most helpful

| Melbourne Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Butler included!

Would recommend Sat, Oct 27, 2012
Lovely small hotel in a Georgian building in the New Town. Decor appropriate for the era. Very comfortable. Location within easy walking distance of Princes St and the Royal Mile (though walking uphill is required).. Level of service was exceptional. It was like a small Downton Abbey with the butler arriving with drinks on a tray!

| Chico, CA Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Wonderful Find!!

Would recommend Tue, Aug 3, 2010
We stayed at The Howard for personal travel and we were NOT disappointed. It was a beautiful "old style" hotel made of connecting town houses located in new town. We had wonderful service and a gorgeous room. The view wasn't anything to write home about, but we didn't stay there for the view. It was away from the hustle and bustle of old town, yet close enough to still walk everywhere. The hotel provided a restaurant guide that they had put together and we ate a wonderful local pub. The atmosphere was inviting and restful and the included breakfast the next morning was great!! We are already planning our return back to the hotel and think that the hotel is absolutely worth the five stars!

Dining

You can always walk up to George St. for dining, but there were many, many more options even closer. We thought it was a wonderful location.

| Cincinnati, OH Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Wonderful Stay

Would recommend Thu, Jul 15, 2010
Wonderful personalized service. Very quiet and peaceful hotel. Excellent location, just a 10 minute walk from the historical areas.

| Philadelphia, PA Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

fantastic hotel, great location

Would recommend Sun, May 30, 2010
Beautiful hotel in a beautiful city. The Howard Hotel was only outdone by the city of Edinburgh. The service at the hotel was unmatched in my travels. I have stayed at other 5 star hotels that have had great service but the Howard being quite small enabled the entire staff to provide my wife and I an unforgetable experience.I have also payed more than twice as much for a less enjoyable hotel stay.

Dining

the staff made some great recomedations

| san diego, ca Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

old world charm, luxurious

Would recommend Sun, May 23, 2010
Good location in new town. Great service - excellent breakfast - friendly helpful staff- high class all the way

| Westfield, N.J. Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

"Understated Elegance"

Would recommend Thu, Oct 8, 2009
The Howard is rated as one of the best hotels in Edinburgh and that reputation is deserved. From our arrival to our departure the service was impeccable in every way. This is THE place to stay and the price was fantastic.

Time saver

Be aware of the road detours and construction obstacles caused by the long-standing subway project in central Edinburgh. These can lengthen travel time into the City.

| Albuquerque, NM Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great Hospitality!

Would recommend Sun, Sep 20, 2009
When we arrived, they did not have us on the reservation list. Orbitz had not completed our reservation. The butler served us tea and biscuts while they straightened out the reservation. The service was unbelievable. The butler offered to iron our clothes and unpack for us. Anything we needed, they accomodated us with. The hotel is within walking distance from the train station. Cabs are reasonable to the Royal Mile and restaraunts and shops are with in walking distance as well. We had a great stay. The room was very spacious. Breakfast was also provided in our package. It was good and again they were very accomodating. We really enjoyed our stay and I would recommend it to anyone, especially couples.

| Missouri Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

National Portrait Gallery 0.3 mi
Canonmills 0.3 mi
Trinity House 0.4 mi
Princes Street 0.4 mi
Stockbridge 0.4 mi
Princes Mall 0.5 mi
National Gallery of Scotland 0.5 mi
Scott Monument 0.5 mi
Georgian House 0.5 mi
Edinburgh Playhouse 0.6 mi
Outlook Tower 0.6 mi
Gladstone's Land 0.6 mi
The Grange 0.6 mi
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 0.6 mi
Writer's Museum 0.6 mi
St Giles Cathedral 0.6 mi
Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre 0.6 mi
Edinburgh Castle 0.6 mi
Powderhall 0.7 mi
Parliament House 0.7 mi
Warriston 0.7 mi
Grassmarket 0.7 mi
Calton Hill 0.7 mi
Underground City 0.7 mi
Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen 0.7 mi
Cowgate 0.8 mi
Royal Mile 0.8 mi
Museum of Scotland 0.8 mi
Royal Museum 0.8 mi
Dean Village 0.8 mi
People's Story 0.8 mi
The Canongate 0.9 mi
Comely Bank 0.9 mi
Pilrig 0.9 mi
Lauriston 0.9 mi
Dumbiedykes 1 mi
Holyroodhouse Palace 1 mi
Scottish Parliament 1 mi
Inverleith 1 mi
Haymarket 1.1 mi
Fountainbridge 1.1 mi
Holyrood 1.1 mi
Lochrin 1.1 mi
Dean Gallery 1.1 mi
Easter Road 1.1 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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