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The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Gracious hosts. Wonderful room. Very accommodating. Thanks!

The Howard was in an excellent location to see the amazing sights of old Town Edinburgh. We loved the beautiful touches for our stay in Edinburgh. Warm, friendly staff. Great bed And bathroom suite.

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!

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!

Wonderful personalized service. Very quiet and peaceful hotel. Excellent location, just a 10 minute walk from the historical areas.

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.

Good location in new town. Great service - excellent breakfast - friendly helpful staff- high class all the way

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.

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.

34 Great King Street Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member places you in New Town, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. This 18-room, 5-star hotel has a restaurant and 24-hour room service, along with free in-room WiFi. Scott Monument and National Gallery of Scotland are also within a short walk.


Enjoy a bite to eat at The Atholl, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member's 18 rooms are individually decorated and provide iPod docks, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

The Howard, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and laundry facilities. Valet parking is available for GBP 15.00 per night, and there's also an airport shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This luxury hotel also has wedding services.

Room options

The Howard Garden Mews

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2