Casual couples will flock to One Square, the hotel's free-flowing restaurant/bar area. You can eat where, when, and what you want here. The menu is strong on Scottish favorites; we liked its salmon cakes and oysters. And while many bars boast of their whiskey selections, the Sheraton's focuses on gin, with 40 different brands. Fourteen meeting rooms and the largest (capacity 500) ballroom in Edinburgh make it a suitable venue for weddings of all sizes.
The 269 guest rooms feature Sweet Sleeper beds and fine feathered pillows, a wall of mirrors behind the king-size bed, generously sized robes and slippers, a large Phillips flatscreen TV, and shower and bathtub. Wired couples will appreciate the power sockets at the desk that accept both UK and American plugs. But don't spend too much time in your hotel; it's located across from Usher Hall, is two blocks from Princes Street shops, and about a £6 taxi ride or 15-minute walk to Edinburgh Castle at the head of Royal Mile.
Each spacious guest room is slightly different. We recommend staying in an Editors Room. These boast spectacular views from on high. And if you're planning on having a romantic wedding in an historic setting, The Scotsman is an experienced host that offers wedding packages for everything from intimate affairs to grand gatherings that can even include use of the hotel's private movie theater to view wedding-day photos and videos on its big screen. The Scotsman is also a member of Connoisseurs Scotland.