We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}
    Neighbourhoods
    Neighbourhoods

    The Howard

    34 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH, Scotland
    Hotel website
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          US$280
          US$223
          Great Deal
          US$226
          US$246
          Traveller (205)
          Room & Suite (223)
          Dining (70)
          The Chester Residence
          1,780 reviews
          #1 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
           
          The Balmoral Hotel
          3,669 reviews
          #9 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
           
          Old Town Chambers
          884 reviews
          #5 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
           
          24 Royal Terrace
          286 reviews
          #6 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
           
          Overview
          • Excellent73%
          • Very good15%
          • Average5%
          • Poor3%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          “butler service” (117 reviews)
          “drawing room” (53 reviews)
          “head butler” (12 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Room Service
          Suites
          Bar/Lounge
          Concierge
          Meeting Rooms
          Dry Cleaning
          Butler Service
          5.0 Star Hotel
          All hotel details
          Offers from The Howard
          Hotel deals
          The Chester Residence
          1,780 reviews
          #1 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
           
          The Balmoral Hotel
          3,669 reviews
          #9 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
           
          Old Town Chambers
          884 reviews
          #5 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
           
          24 Royal Terrace
          286 reviews
          #6 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
           
          {"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}}}
          Rooms
          Jun 4Jun 5
          |
          1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
          Standard Room
          Getting you more information on this room
          Free Cancellation
          Best Price
          per night
          Select
          Show available rooms for The Howard
          Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 9 partner sites to see rooms from US$223.
          We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Edinburgh hotels with availability
          Standard Room
          Getting you more information on this room
          Free Cancellation
          Best Price
          per night
          Select
          {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","ROOM_GRID_HSX_BACK_TO_CONTROL","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "689f90b7dccb4a2ab265362ee55a993b", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":188783,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":4,"month":6,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":5,"month":6,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"689f90b7dccb4a2ab265362ee55a993b","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":280,"lowestMetaPrice":223,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":280,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":280,"lowestMetaPrice":223,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":280,"hotelName":"The Howard","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjY4OWY5MGI3ZGNjYjRhMmFiMjY1MzYyZWU1NWE5OTNiIiwiQUlLIjoiYzdmNzliNTU4OGE0NDEzMWEzNmZiYTMxNzRmYzE5YWIifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "04/06/2017", "checkOut": "05/06/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$223", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"109256916":"HotelsCom2IB"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"}}}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"}}}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{}}}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/hotels\/sherpa-TA.png\"\/>"}
          Write a Review
          Reviews (773)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language

          291 - 295 of 773 reviews

          Reviewed 19 December 2014

          We spent a weekend in Edinburgh staying here and the service was the best that we have had in any hotel and all the staff were really friendly and helpful. The butler service for complimentary services for coffee, tea, drinks, ironing services was terrific. I...More

          1  Thank A-J372
          Response from EdinburghCollection, General Manager at The Howard

          Another superb review - many thanks! Leon Kiteley General Manager

          Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

          Have stayed at The Howard four times now and it's honestly one of the best hotels in Edinburgh. Friendly staff and good location. Very spacious bed rooms. Breakfast in the cosy front room is lovely. The butler service is unique to the hotel. We asked...More

          Thank JoeRowton
          Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard

          Dear Joe, Thank you for your kind review, I am delighted to hear you were able to take advantage of our ‘bath butler’ service! The best hotel in Edinburgh? We certainly agree! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Howard soon! Kindest regards,...More

          Reviewed 12 December 2014

          My husband and I stayed here for two nights and I left wishing we could stay forever. The hotel is in a wonderful old terrace in quiet street within easy walking distance of galleries,restaurants and shops. The area has some really interesting independent businesses. However...More

          1  Thank Lolathepoodle
          Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard

          Dear Joy, Thank you for such a wonderful review of your stay at The Howard. We are extremely proud of our team and the level of service they provide on a daily basis, I’ll ensure that your feedback reaches them and we look forward to...More

          Reviewed 11 December 2014

          My friend and I used an Itison voucher for afternoon tea with a butler. First problem - there was no butler. We had a couple of pleasant servers but neither was anything like a butler. The afternoon tea was fine, usual selection of sandwiches, scones,...More

          3  Thank Joy I
          Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard

          Dear Joy, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your afternoon tea experience, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tea, though any delay in service is clearly not ideal and I will follow this up with my team to...More

          Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

          We stayed in Garden Mews, as we are a family of 5, and it provided more than enough space. Although it was very expensive (not sure I could do it again), it was a charming hotel that fit all our needs. We never ate at...More

          1  Thank 77Abigail
          Response from EdinburghCollection, Manager at The Howard

          Dear guest, Thank you for reviewing your stay in The Howard Garden Mews, our new luxury apartment comes with all the facilities and services of The Howard’s butlers while providing the privacy of your own detached cottage – perfect for families! Kindest regards, Leon Kiteley

          The Chester Residence
          1,780 reviews
          #1 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
           
          The Balmoral Hotel
          3,669 reviews
          #9 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
           
          Old Town Chambers
          884 reviews
          #5 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
           
          24 Royal Terrace
          286 reviews
          #6 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Room Service
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Room Service
          • Airport Transportation
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Concierge
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Laundry Service
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Things to do
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$202 - US$424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #7 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
          • #11 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
          • #14 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
          • #19 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 18
          • Reservation Options
          • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Hotwire, Cancelon, Agoda, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and Hotel.de so you can book your The Howard reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
          • Location
          • United Kingdom >
          • Scotland >
          • Edinburgh >
          • New Town
          • Also Known As
          • The Howard Hotel Edinburgh ,
          • Howard Hotel Edinburgh ,
          • Howard Edinburgh ,
          • The Howard Edinburgh, Scotland
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveller (205)
          Room & Suite (223)
          Dining (70)
          Hotel & Grounds (215)
          Bathroom (30)
          Nearby
          New Town
          Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
          until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
          play. This is the city’s central business district
          with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
          of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
          clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
          helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
          Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
          ...More
          Sponsored by:
          Fountain Court Apartments Royal Garden
          188 reviews
          .42 km away
           
          Travelodge Edinburgh Central Queen Street
          845 reviews
          .41 km away
           
          Nira Caledonia
          1,109 reviews
          .53 km away
           
          The Royal Scots Club
          763 reviews
          .21 km away
           
          Nearby Restaurants
          The Table
          195 reviews
          .21 km away
          Novapizza Vegetarian Kitchen
          263 reviews
          .27 km away
          Leo's Beanery
          270 reviews
          .28 km away
          Papavero Restaurant
          400 reviews
          .30 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Scottish National Portrait Gallery
          1,960 reviews
          .43 km away
          The Scottish Gallery
          17 reviews
          .17 km away
          Open Eye Gallery
          6 reviews
          .22 km away
          The Sutton Gallery
          9 reviews
          .17 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          417sandeeps
          How far it is from Waverley station? Means of transportation from there as reaching by train?
          2 May 2017|
          Answer Show all 2 answers
          Response from EdinburghCollection | Property representative |
          According to google maps we are 15 minutes walk from Waverly Bridge. There is a good public transport link from the train station to the hotel. The local bus services 23 and 27 will get you here in under 10 minutes.
          0
          Votes
          417sandeeps
          How far it is from Waverley station? Means of transportation from there as reaching by train?
          2 May 2017|
          Answer Show all 2 answers
          Response from 681MB | Reviewed this property |
          I am a fast walker and it took me about 15 minutes. It is up a slight hill as well. It would be a very short taxi ride. My wife and I walked it back from pubs around the castle which is further every night and enjoyed the... More
          1
          Vote
          traveller12557
          on the Choice hotel website which is part of the Ascend collection, it mentions The Howard hotel has guest laundry, does anyone know if this is still correct, thanks.
          22 January 2017|
          Answer
          Response from droppinout | Reviewed this property |
          Yes, we had laundry done while we stayed there. There was an extra charge, I think but it was reasonable.
          1
          Vote
          Room Tips
          "Overnight parking available for a charge."
          Read review
          "Avoid "Drunsheagh" if you want a good night sleep."
          Read review
          "We stayed in the gorgeous 'Cockburn Suite', on the upper floor with views over Leith and the Firth of..."
          Read review
          "The mews (cottage) in the back has 2 bedrooms and a full kitchen. Great choice for a family!"
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing