4.8 out of 5

"Nice hotel within walking distance of all the sights. Great breakfast. Friendly, welcoming staff. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 01 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the quiet rooms at Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from University of Edinburgh. You'll find features such as free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas, plus a 24-hour fitness centre. Built in 2011, this 4-star hotel has 107 rooms over 8 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like a plasma TV and a fridge in each room.

  • All rooms offer plasma TVs, fridges and microwaves
  • Free full breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Enjoy local cuisine while dining at Residence Inn Lobby Bar
  • WiFi for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Amenities include free newspapers in the lobby, a front-desk safe and a business centre
  • On-site recreation includes a 24-hour fitness centre
  • Guests like the accommodation for the cleanliness, overall comfort and low noise level
  • Steps from The Meadows and 3 minutes on foot from University of Edinburgh
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£100 per night

Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Studio, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh ratings based on 23 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh

Everyone (14) Couples (6) Family (1) Friends (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Apr 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 May 2019 by Ellie

Thank you for your rating on the Residence Inn. We do hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the future. Kind Regards, Ellie McPhail Operations Supervisor

5 out of 5
Super comfortable and modern Perfect location as the Castle is very short distance awayu

Posted by on 1 Apr 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Apr 2019 by Ellie McPhail,Operations Supervisor

Thank you for your feedback. We do hope to welcome you back to the Residence Inn in the Future.

5 out of 5
Close to the city centre, places to visit and restaurants

Posted by , from Shoreham on 29 Sep 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel within walking distance of all the sights. Great breakfast. Friendly, welcoming staff.

Posted by , from Dublin, Ireland on 1 Aug 2018

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5 out of 5
Fantastic - room was really well planned and played out. Very clean and staff so friendly and helpful. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Posted by on 12 Mar 2018

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5 out of 5

Catch up with old friends

Pros: Lovely hotel in centre of city with good access to train and bus stations as well as shops, pubs and restaurants. Hotel felt safe cosy and friendly.
Location: Ideal for sight seeing or in my case the city centre shops. Local bars and restaurants all great
Christmas shopping trip to the city and Christmas markets. Great time and able to catch up with my old friends. Did the Christmas market last year in Berlin and Edinburgh didn't disappoint.

Posted by , from Cheshire on 5 Dec 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel, clean and friendly

Would def stay here again, nice clean hotel and no problems at all...

Posted by on 7 Nov 2016

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5 out of 5

Great customer service

I left safe, comfortable and the staff are incredible helpful and friendly. The hotel is like home away from home. Lovely breakfast buffet each morning, a social evening with free drinks for guests and also free washing facilities with dyer. Highly recommendable.

Posted by on 5 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

Excellent 1 night stay

Excellent stay, Paul on the front desk was very friendly on arrival and as we had our dog with us moved our room to a corner so we only had guests on one side, this was also an upgrade in the room we booked, also sorted out a free parking pass for us.

Posted by on 11 Sep 2015

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5 out of 5

Wonderful city break- Residence Inn

We had a bad start as we were travelling from Bolton by taxi to train station, train to airport and a nice 1 hour flight until I noticed at the gate they wouldn't let us board without passports. Reversed the journey got back home and packed the car and drove instead so in all a 9 hour journey. We met Paul at reception who upgraded our room and waived £38 car park charge for 3 days. What a room, clean, big, comfortable and a great location away from the hustle and bustle but near enough for a good walk. I would recommend this to anyone, the complimentary breakfasts were lovely

Posted by on 27 Jun 2014

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About the Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh

Location 36 Simpson Loan, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9GF

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business centre and a meeting room. A 24-hour fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Edinburgh hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 107 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 2011
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (12.7 km / 7.9 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Haymarket Station (2 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh offers 107 forms of accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. A pillow menu is available. 49-inch Plasma televisions come with digital channels. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Edinburgh hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Residence Inn Lobby Bar – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: GBP 50.00 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 110 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 0 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 13.60 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 12.80 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 50.00 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 30.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Residence Inn Marriott Edinburgh Hotel
  • Residence Inn Marriott Hotel
  • Residence Inn Marriott Edinburgh
  • Residence Inn By Marriott Edinburgh Scotland
  • Residence Inn Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

National Rating

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