|Plenty of space to play in the hotel courtyard|
The Edinburgh Marriott Residence Inn opened in 2011 in the newly developed Quartermile neighborhood and it's the only Residence Inn in the UK. The sleek apartments have hardwood floors, tastefully modern decor, and a small kitchen in the entryway. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room to spread out across the couch and desk area. The only negative is the window situation, half of the rooms have windows that open just a small crack, and the other half have taller windows that slide open like a patio door. We were stuck with the single cracked open window and there wasn't an inch of air that blew into the room over our three day stay.
|The one window of doom|
Breakfast is included in your stay, but Peter's Yard (a Swedish bakery) is just next door with delicious baked goods, pizzas, and gelato. A Sainsbury grocery store is also right there, although we didn't find much more than porridge and alcohol in their aisles. It's been a while since I've been a college student, but that sounds like all the necessities for dorm living.