If you are planning to travel to Glasgow, we are about to give you some advice that may help you find the perfect place to stay during your trip. Home to one of the most important seaports in England and the fourth city in Great Britain in terms of number of tourists, it attracts business travellers and weekenders alike, the former visiting Glasgow University or the Financial district (often referred to as the “Wall Street on the River Clyde”), the latter longing for shopping sprees at the Buchanan Galleries and Princess Square, endless roaming around the cultural quarter of Merchant City or the Bohemian district and evenings at the Centre for Contemporary Arts and the Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow International airport stands roughly 16 kilometres from the city centre, with regular bus services running between the two points during both the daytime and the night.
Whatever the purpose of your trip to Glasgow, there are accommodation options to suit all budgets in the heart of the town. Find our recommendations below.
3-star hotel in central Glasgow, Scotland
The Mercure Glasgow city hotel is situated within short walking distance of the City Chambers and the nearest train station. Its accessible premises are entirely smoke-free and guests may enjoy amenities such as a 24-hour onsite bar, a round-the-clock front desk, payment parking spots at a close location, express check-in and check-out, safes, dry cleaning and laundry and spaces for meetings and events.
The rooms in this Mercure hotel in Glasgow city centre are equipped with a flat-screen TV, complimentary high-speed WiFi, personal coffee and tea maker and private bathroom. Room service is available at all times and a daily warm breakfast can be included in the nightly rate.
Hotel in downtown Glasgow, UK
Our second recommendation is a member of the Radisson hotel chain (Park Inn brand), excellently located in the very heart of the city, less than 5 minutes from Queen Street station and George Square on foot. It offers well appointed rooms with every amenity the guest may need during the stay at an affordable nightly rate, and they are ready to accommodate solo travellers, couples and families.
The Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Glasgow city centre features an onsite restaurant serving a hearty varied breakfast every morning, and offering the possibility to have lunch at the facilities as well. The reception stays open 24 hours a day, catering to travellers’ needs such as luggage storage, express check-in and check-out services, the provision of safes and the arrangement of meeting rooms and conference spaces.
The Grand Hotel in central Glasgow
This four-star accommodation in Gordon Street lies within short walking distance of Glasgow Central railway station, Princess Square and the Gallery of Modern Art. Particularly recommended to those who love fashion and shopping, this establishment goes the extra mile so as to provide guests with a luxury ambience: it has an onsite champagne bar and guests enjoy the opportunity to host their meetings and events at any of the 21 spaces specifically designated for this purpose, in an unrivalled setting like this historical building.
All rooms come with TV, a safety deposit box to store valuable objects and electronic devices, clothes iron and en suite bathroom with toiletries. You may select a nightly rate including daily breakfast when making your reservation, the array of room categories including standard, superior and deluxe rooms alongside classic suites and executive suites. The multilingual front-desk staff or the hotel concierge may assist you with any queries you may have as well as guide you around the facilities and to the nearby complimentary parking if requested.