Where to Stay in Glasgow, Scotland

To help you decide where to stay in Glasgow, we’ve compiled a list of Glasgow hotels, giving preference to hotels that are near major sights and that offer modern amenities such as wireless internet. Our collection of ‘where to stay’ options includes hotels for every price point, from luxury boutique hotels to good-value hotels just steps from George Square. Our ‘where to stay’ recommendations are organized by star rating, beginning with five-star hotels.

5-Star Hotels in Glasgow

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens
This hotel is all about the finer things in life, particularly wine. It is outside of the city center, but its atmosphere is noble and the staff provides royal treatment. The 49 bedrooms and suites feature handsprung mattresses, first-class Egyptian linen, antique furniture, and deep baths and drench showers. Each room is unique: some feature private patios and four-post beds, some feature saunas and fireplaces, and are so lavish that they can accommodate large parties. The fine-dining bistro serves excellent traditional Scottish cuisine; it’s worth visiting this is where the wine comes in! Other amenities include a cigar shack and whiskey room. The drive to Glasgow’s city center takes around 15 minutes.
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Hilton Glasgow
This is one of the best five-star hotels in the city center, especially for guests arriving by car. It is located near the M8 Motorway, and travelers can walk to Glasgow’s major sights and shopping areas. Expect the walk to George Square to take 20 minutes. All of the hotel’s rooms come with WiFi (for a charge), air conditioning, and twice-daily maid service. Rooms are soundproofed and amenities include:  The Ocean Rooms Spa, a fitness center, the fine-dining Camerons restaurant, and the Minksy’s New York style Brasserie, which features international cuisine. Note that the hotel is currently being renovated (April 2012).
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4-Star Hotels in Glasgow

Hotel Indigo
The vibrant décor of this luxury boutique hotel was inspired by the vibrant history of Glasgow. Most major sights are just steps away, as well as the main train station, Central Station. All 94 rooms come with complimentary WiFi, air conditioning, and rainfall showers. The staff is exceptionally friendly, and the hotel excels at providing guests with unexpected perks, such as complimentary chocolates. Drinks are often complimentary as well. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are offered at the in-house Limelight Bar & Grill.
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Fraser Suites Hotel
This hotel is ideal for families and travelers visiting Glasgow for several days. It is in a great location in Merchant City, just a short walk from George Square and the Gallery of Modern Art, and it offers one and two bedroom suites that feature modern decor and come with high speed internet (for a charge). Every suite has a kitchenette fully equipped with a microwave, toaster, crockery, and glassware. Not all rooms have dishwashers or balconies, so make your preferences known when booking. There is a fitness suite onsite, and free WiFi is offered in the lobby.
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Menzies Glasgow Hotel
This hotel is located in the thick of everything, and it has more amenities than most, including the excellent AA Rosette Brasserie restaurant, the Savannah Beauty Centre spa, and the Waves Health & Leisure Club which has a pool. All of the 12 luxury apartments and 94 suites feature Feng Shui design and are very quiet. Each has complimentary WiFi and air conditioning. The apartments are spacious and come at a great value if traveling as a family or small group.
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Grasshoppers Hotel
This hotel may appear unattractive on the outside (it is located on a couple floors of what looks like an office building) but it is luxurious and stylish on the inside. Each of the 30 rooms are unique, featuring wood paneling, Caledonian Oak floors, duck feather and down duvets and pillows, and exclusively designed furniture. Included in the room price are in-room WiFi and breakfast at the onsite restaurant, The Kitchen, where dinner is also served. George Square is just seven minutes away by foot.
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3-Star and Budget Hotels in Glasgow

Jurys Inn
If you want to be near Glasgow’s main shopping district without breaking the bank, this is your hotel. Located on Jamaica Street near the Central Station, this hotel is about a 10-minute walk from George Square. The 321 rooms are basic and clean and come with complimentary internet access (must have a cable) and air conditioning. WiFi is offered for a charge in public areas. The in-house restaurant and bar may not serve the best food, but it is a comfortable place to get a cocktail. For the most quiet experience, ask for a room facing away from Central Station.
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Hotel Ibis
This budget hotel is typical of most Ibis hotels: the rooms are basic, clean, and functional and the staff is friendly and professional. It is also centrally located, with George Square just a 15-minute walk away. The 141 rooms feature WiFi for a charge, and the showers are delightfully powerful. The onsite café offers snacks and light meals 24 hours a day, and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet costs £7.50.
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Alexander Thomson Hotel
This hotel is ideal for budget travelers traveling by train, and it was completely refurbished in 2011. Centrally located near the Central Station, the hotel is an 11-minute walk from George Square. The 125 rooms are basic but feature free WiFi, high ceilings, and complimentary tea and coffee. A continental breakfast is included in the room price. Travelers who are particularly noise-sensitive may want to consider a different hotel.
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Euro Hostel
If you want to stay in Glasgow at very low cost, this is our recommended hostel. It is the original Euro Hostel, and it is located near the Central Station and within walking distance of most sights. The hostel offers both dorms and private rooms. The onsite Mint & Lime bar features free WiFi and a free pool during the days. WiFi is also offered in the rooms for a charge. Amenities include a self-catering kitchen, 24-hour reception, and laundry services. A continental breakfast is included in the price. This hostel is a good place to party or to relax, and it is surrounded by grocery stores, bars, and restaurants.
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Written by Mattie Bamman for EuropeUpClose.com

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