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Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
53 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2DG, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Fairly good value for money
Vibe is not too good

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

from NZ$170
  • Classic Double Room, 1 Double Bed, View (Castle View)
  • Classic Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Classic Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Privilege, Double Room, 1 Double Bed

What’s around Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • George Street - 2 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 7 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 10 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 37 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 21 min walk
  • Kingsknowe Station - 11 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 169 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Scott`s on Princes Street - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Scott`s Bar - This bar serves lunch and light fare. Open daily.

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom’s small print

Also known as

  • Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street
  • Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel Edinburgh
  • Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel Hotel Edinburgh
  • Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel
  • Mercure Princes
  • Mercure Princes Hotel
  • Mercure Princes Street Hotel
  • Mercure Princes Street
  • Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel Scotland
  • Mercure Edinburgh City Princes
  • Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel Hotel


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) guidelines.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • Are pets allowed at Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel?
    No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to noon. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Vapiano (2-min walk), Sir Walter Scott's Traditional Tea Room (2-min walk), and Valvona & Crolla Corner Caffè (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 616 reviews

Fair 4.0
Extremely dated, not clean, good location.
The location is excellent and we had an absolutely gorgeous view. However, the rooms are incredibly dated and weren’t cleaned very well. Ours was quite dusty. For this reason, I couldn’t recommend this hotel. The rooms need to be completely refurbished.
Timothy, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great location
Hotel had great location. Room was small and shower didn’t work but apart from that was ok.
Jennifer, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Best location of the city and views
Great location and next to the Tram so I cannot complain. Hotel is a little tired in places, but staff are excellent and no complaints.
D C A, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Enjoying the Mercury Hotel at Edinburgh City Centr
Enjoy the friendly people at the reception. I thanks the young lady who made my check in for her attention and service. I was given a room at the sixth floor with nice view of a section of prince street and of the city centre. A suggestion may help, would be, to hoover more often the rooms carpets, to avoid accumulation of duste and other residuos of previous customers...
JAVIN, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
location, location,location
This is a reasonably priced hotel with no frills, it is comfortable, the staff are great but the location makes it a gem. The hotel is near the Scott monument, the view from the dining room takes in the castle, the Scott monument and the buildings over beside the Royal Mile. Only a short walk away is Rose Street, The Dome (bar, tearoom + Venue), it is 5 minutes away from Waverly train station and is right next to bus and tram services. For those in the mood a walk over Bridge Street takes you to the Royal Mile and the route passes St Giles cathedral and leads to the Castle.
Gerard, gb2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Great Location
It’s in a prime position for walking about the city and on all the bus, tram and train routes. However, the hotel is looking a bit tired once you are away from the public spaces. The staff are lovely though, and can’t do enough to help. The breakfasts are indifferent.
Sue, gb4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice Hotel
Very nice View and nice breakfast!
Mayu, jp1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Lovely hotel and location
Fantastic location, very central for being able to walk around city centre and old town. Room was very comfortable but not as modern as the pictures on the website portrayed it to be. Food was lovely and staff friendly. fantastic views of the castle and Princes street gardens from our room.
Shonagh, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location
Denis, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Edinburgh trip
Hotel is looking a bit tired, needs some updating. They advertise tea and coffee in the room. We had 2 coffee sachets and 4 sugar sachets, I had to call room service for a tea spoon.
Hugh, au2 night trip

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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