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Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location but disappointed with services. The TV did not work for 2 days. It took the hotel 2 days to fix the phone in the room. The bench in the gym was broken and when I complained; they were not keen to fix. Tiny and crowded breakfast area.

Everything was fine. I did have trouble with my cell phone working in the room

We really enjoyed our 11 night stay at the Residence Inn. The location was wonderful and walking distance to a lot of great attractions, plus a nice neighbourhood to walk around in. They provided a delicious, varied breakfast every morning and brought me gluten-free toast upon request. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Paul, the manager, who was outstanding! He helped us with so much- from upgrading to a room with a bathtub (not all rooms have tubs), choosing tours and activities, providing a wake up service the morning we left, and arranging our cab to the airport. The beds were a bit too firm for us, and be aware of no hair dryer but I had brought one. The rooms were extremely clean and housekeeping was excellent. Overall this hotel was fantastic and we would not hesitate to stay there again.

Hotel staff was great. Location was great. It is near everything we wanted to see for our first visit to Edinburgh. Room was clean and nice. Bed was comfortable.

I was looking for a location that was close to the university and the attractions of central Edinburgh. This is ideal. The Quarter-mile development mixes new architecture with the old in a way that is exciting and inspiring. Amenities abound, Shops, restaurants and a Sainsbury Local give you plenty of flexibility.

The hotel is not a typical spacious stateside Residence Inn. The rooms are an extraordinary efficiency model that works good, but very small trailer pre-fab feeling bathroom and two small but efficient rooms to the suite. All is new and "crisp". Staff is beyond Ritz Carlton in personalizing, accommodation of all needs, courteousness, etc., etc. Breakfast is okay/dependable. Location is a few blocks and many steps out of the main area, but again has good sides with a Starbuck's and Sainsbury on other side of building, Again give the hotel an 7.5 on a 10 scale, the food a 7.5 and the staff a 12! Does have a nice lobby bar with limited food service.

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 Egyptian cotton sheets 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.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 2