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Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

3 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
53 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2DG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationScott Monument1 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle10 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh13 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)18 min drive

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About this area


Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel is located in New Town, a neighborhood in Edinburgh, and is in the city center and near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and National Museum of Scotland are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street and George Street. Don't miss out on a visit to Edinburgh Zoo. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument - 1 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 3 min walk
  • National Gallery of Scotland - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 10 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 18 min drive


  • Scott`s on Princes Street — 1 min walk
  • Scott`s Bar — 1 min walk
  • Amarone Pizzeria — 3 min walk
  • Dishoom — 3 min walk
  • Twenty Princes Street — 3 min walk

About this property

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

3-star Edinburgh hotel in New Town, walk to Princes Street
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities. All 169 rooms provide conveniences like electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee, plus free WiFi and LED TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, hair dryers, and safes.
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel offers 169 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. LED televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries.

This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Offsite parking within 1 mi (GBP 14.30 per day); discounts available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 7-11 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • Digital channels
  • LED TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 7 and GBP 11 per person (approximately)
  • Offsite parking fee: GBP 14.30 per day (1 mi away)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street
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
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel Edinburgh
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel Hotel Edinburgh

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 249 out of 920 reviews
5 - Excellent 27%
Rating 4 - Good. 361 out of 920 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 194 out of 920 reviews
3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 76 out of 920 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 40 out of 920 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Great location. Property was a bit tired but clean and fine for one night.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful sized bed with plenty of space however bathroom was a little small compared, however still practical and accessible so not really an issue Lovely restaurant/bar area where we had a nice breakfast with a pretty view of princes street in the sun
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Staff are brilliant. We had a problem with a coffee machine they replaced it immediately. Requested an iron and ironing board they were there within minutes. The property is dated but the fact that you're a few minutes from the station with views of the castle makes up for it. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The view we had was of scaffolding and the rear ducts of the neighbouring building. reception fobbed us off till next day then told us they would do nothing unless we paid extra for a superior room, I never expected or asked for the best view in the hotel or even a "castle view" but staring at the neighbours broken ducts when the hotel sells itself on the scenery was disappointing. the rooms are dated, basic and need modernising. there are other hotels within seconds so not worth paying extra for a dated hotel. if the only selling point is not available.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Staff were very good, breakfast was excellent, rooms a bit dated but comfortable.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021