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Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

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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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • A nice hotelMay 11, 2021
  • We didn’t have a great view from our room but it did the job. View of prince street from…May 1, 2021

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

from P2,841
  • 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, Room, 1 Double Bed

What’s around Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • George Street - 3 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) - 36 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 21 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 169 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

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


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Offsite parking within 0.4 mi (GBP 13 per day); discounts available

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
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 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
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Japanese
  • 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’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.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Parking is available offsite and costs GBP 13 per day (0.4 mi away)

Breakfast costs between GBP 7 and GBP 11 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

  • Does Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel?
    No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel?
    Yes, Scott`s on Princes Street offers garden views. Nearby restaurants include Tiles Bar (3-min walk), The Rosehip (3-min walk), and The Dome (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel and nearby?
    Recommended spots to visit include Princes Street (1-min walk) and George Street (3-min walk), along with Royal Mile (7-min walk) and Grassmarket (9-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 488 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel
Third stay here, lovely hotel, great service and location.
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Windows that open.
Great views of landmarks from the room. Windows that open. A great selling point during this time. Great transport links. Would stay again.
Denzil, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
One night last minute booking. Usual Civid restrictions on services. Arrived late, left early.
Mark, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
would stay again but would expect more next time
Staff were all amazing and very helpful, no fault there. We were however dissapointed at some of the finer detail. We upgraded to have one of the best rooms in the hotel with balcony etc as well as some other extras but we didnt get those. The room was meant to come with bathrobes and there were none, asked reception but they didnt have any more. We also had no tea or coffe facilities, we had the machine but nothing to ho with it so instead of a morning coffee in bed we had to get up and go to the reception as we couldnt get any answer using the phone at that busy time. Staff were 10 out of 10 but, also gave us a late checkout which was great.
Jon, gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
A little on the grotty side!
I had booked this stay using our Tesco Rewards vouchers and knew that it was a basic room that we had booked. I did, however, expect far more from a Mercure! The chairs in our room were fit for the bin, the socket did not work, carpets were frayed and the room and bathroom were pretty grotty. Simple things like replacing the bathroom silicone would go a long way to tidying up the place. Simple and basic is absolutely acceptable but I would have expected things to have been better maintained. We booked in for dinner at the hotel restaurant and were disappointed when we were only told that there were certain dishes unavailable only after trying to order them. We overheard this happening a number of different times, surely telling your guests at the same time as handing them their menu would have been better? Dinner itself was perfectly pleasant, as was breakfast.
Anna, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Sateyed in plenty of Mercure hotels in the past, this one did not live up to expected standard. A real shame considering the location. Room was comfortable and clean with decent bed - but TV did not work and the shower was barely a trickle. On informing reception, was met with a shrug and they would tell maintenance. Staff appeared fed up dealing with people with issues that they could not solve. Room service after 10pm only offer pizza, despite having been told in advance that a full service was available.
gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Central property. Quick check in. Booked a room for two persons but only enough soap and shampoo for one person. Then no spoons or stirrers for the tea. Had to keep asking for things. Again asked for tea and was told they are very busy so it will take half an hour. They didn’t bring it at all. Asked for a late check out and told £10 per hour. This is why I marked the hotel down. Room ok except bathroom door didn’t lock. Most if the staff were nice and friendly. Central area. Minutes away from station.
Roy, au2 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Wouldn’t stay again
The hotel website wasn’t working properly so breakfast timings were unclear until arrival. Creaky ceiling, poor extractor fan, electric shocks from the light switch. Not good.
Phil, gb1 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Absolutely avoid 100%
Tiny room, dirty, unhelpful staff who werent willing to help in anyway, drinks way overpriced, beds uncomfortable was like lying on bricks.
M, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
The shower was broken and could not be used
Helen, gb1 night trip with friends

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel