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Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Really nice hotel on the edge of the old town and next to the University of Edinburgh. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very big with a small kitchenette and ample space for luggage, and the beds are very comfortable. The rooms even have wall sockets to fit European devices and free wifi is available throughout the hotel. Breakfast has an average choice but is tasty. A fitness room is available for guests to use. The hotel is well situated in a quiet area and within walking distance to most attractions of the city, including the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and the main shopping streets. Waverly Station is also only a short walk away. Room prices are very reasonable for the quality of service provided. Overall a great stay. Recommended for any traveler wishing to relax and experience Edinburgh at the same time.

We arrived at this hotel on Thursday 22nd March, stayed for two nights, the staff were nice s friendly, we ordered a room with a double and s sofa bed for me and my mum, However we asked reception if they have the right beds sorted and they said no and they would get housekeeping to come and make it up to only realise they had already made the bed and I'm thinking why did the receptionist say the bed was not made, we never heard from them after that, hotel room was perfect with more than you needed, it a massive size, bathroom was good as well with large shower, However the lamps had a dirty stain on just thought I'd point that out and the capert also had a stain on, breakfast came the next two morning and it was basic with only a few choices but still nice, muffins were my favourite, then we went out to explore Edinburgh and got to castle, staff were helpful and more than happy to ring a cab for us, when we got back housekeeping had cleaned the room but left and obvious finnished ready meal box on the side that we put in the bin but they emptied the bin without taking the empty stinking ready meal. Other than those highlighted problems the stays was lovely and sleep quality amazing, will be coming back 😀 6/10.

Room was large, clean and comfortable and close to Starbucks and a small grocery store so you can take advantage of the kitchenette. Location to Old Town is about 15 minute walk to center of Royal Mile and 20 minutes to tour Bus station. Bring good walking shoes. Room service food was deplorable. Breakfast was however satisfying with good variety. Staff was very willing to help with any issue...and there were quite a few in the room. Electric outlets inop and maintenance on holiday, phone receiver didn’t work so made calls using speaker phone, couch was dirty, kitchen cabinet door came off hinge when opened. Not what we expected from Marriott.

The Hotel is ideally located in Quartermile area and ideally suits those who intend to live nearby University of Edinburgh campuses. Rooms are clean and spacious. Nice Kitchenette and sitting area. Breakfast is O.K but needs improvement. Free WIFI . Room rates are quite reasonable.

Great hotel with great modern rooms, a fantastic breakfast and overall good service. The location is nice as its a five-ten minute walk to the Royal Mile and there is a nice park next to the hotel. Also a Sainsbury's local about 30 yards away. My only concern was that the staff, who were nice, didnt really know much about the local area, beyond what you would find in a tourist guide. Overall a nice stay though.

Had a great bedroom, very clean very spacious, couldn't open the window more than a crack (health and safety!). The sink, toilet and shower were in this poky little passageway. #weirddesign. The people were very friendly and so helpful but there is nowhere comfortable to sit downstairs, just a sofa by the drafty door. Breakfast is OK (adequate). Its very convenient for the university and the National museum is a short walk.

Stayed here 3 nights for an Easter weekend treat, really happy with the service, the large and spotlessly clean room and the breakfasts. A really modern and fresh place with floor to ceiling windows with great views as well. We had two double beds and a comfy big couch area to chill out and watch TV after a days sightseeing, the hotel is a short walk from all the biz of Edinburgh, our room had a good sized fridge, dishwasher, toaster microwave, kettle etc etc so just like a home from home. Staff are all very nice and friendly and we got a handy city map with directions from reception which was a nice touch. We really can't find any fault with the Residence Inn and would book here again for sure. 👍

Residence inn by Marriott I had a one bedroom apartment. Room- very spacious and while furnishings were sparse, they were adequate. No meals area other then a one seater desk. Kitchen was ok but states it’s a Full kitchen; but there was no microwave. Other then that there was everything you would need. Likes: The room was spacious. The location as it’s close to everything and the gorgeous meadows. There was also a little supermarket nearby. I was traveling solo and felt safe at night before about 9. Some great little restaurants nearby or a walk from many more. Breakfast staff were lovely but especially Gavin- always chatty and started your day in a good mood. Dislikes: reception staff as they were unhelpful and seemed to feel that they were better then the patrons. Water pressure was average. The breakfast buffet did not change at all the whole 3 weeks I was there and the toaster took forever. The worst part was the clothes dryer- this literally took 3 hours to dry clothes and even then they weren’t always dry. So with a wash it took about 4 hours to do one load of washing and don’t even think about getting the hotel to do it as it was very expensive. Overall I like the hotel though and would go back. The good points out way the few that were not so great.

A hotel with no cleaning service, no reposition of shampoo/shower gel, far from principal attractions but with a good breakfast and good staff. Big suite with a good shower. It’s a pity... It could be much better!

This hotel is a pearl in the city. Super nice and modern room. Hotel staff is amazing, specially a girl named Maria that went up to my room with fresh towels when i fell in some dirt during a great city run. I can recommend this hotel for both business and pleasure. You can marvelous service when you ask for it. Very close to city center.

36 Simpson Loan Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to University of Edinburgh and Greyfriars Kirk
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Old Town, Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as The Meadows and University of Edinburgh. This 4-star hotel has 107 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Edinburgh, the hotel is also a short walk from National Museum of Scotland and Festival Theatre.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's café, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


The 107 rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, and dishwashers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch plasma TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. IPod docks, sofa beds, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Self parking is available for GBP 12.80 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1158 reviews