The Best Hotels to Book in Glasgow, Scotland

The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel exudes luxury from the moment you step inside
The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel exudes luxury from the moment you step inside | Courtesy of Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel / Expedia
Madeleine Bazil

Glasgow has risen out of the smoke of its industrial past and found its place firmly on the Scotland map as a destination for art, culture and history. Explore the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, sip Scottish whisky at the Glengoyne Distillery, and shop on the renowned Buchanan Street. We’ve put together a rundown of the finest hotels in Glasgow for your next trip, all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. 15Glasgow, for a cosy home from home

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

A couch, a wardrobe with a full-length mirror and a double bed in a guest room with pops of pink at 15Glasgow
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If you’re looking for a quieter stay, consider this charming bed and breakfast just off Kelvingrove Park. It’s a top spot for a cultural weekender – you’re just steps from the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the award-winning transport museum and the botanical gardens, as well as just a 20-minute walk from the city centre and station. Choose from one of five Scottish-themed rooms and suites, all with plenty of chintz, tartan and complimentary Tunnock’s Teacakes. The full (and we mean full) breakfast is another plus.

2. ABode Glasgow, for a great night out

Boutique Hotel

A bed, a couch, an armchair and a table with a bottle of champagne in a stylish guest room at ABode Glasgow
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Looking for a pad that really represents the character of the city? Look no further than this hotel in Glasgow. Its listed 19th-century building dates back to the industrial heyday of the city. It has since been gorgeously updated – in line with Glasgow’s renaissance in the mid-2000s – into a slickly Instagrammable boutique hotel. Take advantage of its city-centre location on Bath Street to enjoy the famous late-night bar scene. Bring on the Buckfast.

3. Dakota Glasgow, for luxury on a budget

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

A luxurious guest room in shades of grey and with framed sheet music surrounding the headboard at Dakota Glasgow
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Part of a small chain of luxury Scottish hotels, this Dakota prides itself on “elegant style and impeccable service at affordable prices”. Just as its smart modern building stands out among the Victorian squares in the Glasgow city centre, its service and amenities are a cut above the local competition. You’ll love the combination of high-thread-count bed linens, monsoon showers, excellent in-house dining, TV with unlimited sport and movie channels, and complimentary 24/7 gym access.

4. citizenM Glasgow, for design fans

Hotel

A design-forward lounge area with leather armchairs, sofas, tables and chairs, and knick-knacks at citizenM Glasgow
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You can’t miss this futuristic, charcoal-grey structure on Renfrew Street. It attracts an arty crowd, thanks to its co-working space-style lounge decked out with black Chesterfield sofas, abstract art on the walls and Scandi-style lighting. Expect a good night’s sleep – extra-large king beds come as standard, alongside soundproof windows and blackout blinds. Feeling peckish in the middle of the night? There’s an on-site 24-hour cafe serving cold food and snacks.

5. Hotel du Vin Glasgow, for a romantic getaway

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A contemporary, romantic one-bed guest room with a magenta tufted headboard and floral drapery at Hotel du Vin Glasgow
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Treat your other half to a night or two at this Hotel du Vin outpost in a Victorian townhouse in the chic West End. Bed down in one of 49 sumptuously decorated rooms and suites, complete with monsoon showers and large bay windows. Dine at the on-site restaurant, which has a cigar shack and a well-stocked whisky room. In the morning, tuck into oak-smoked salmon with scrambled eggs on toast before exploring the nearby Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

6. Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow, for a wallet-friendly stay

Hotel

A cosy one-bed guest room with graphic floral wallpaper at Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow
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Directly above Glasgow Central Station, this city-centre hotel is perfect for travellers on a budget. Each of the 30 rooms comes with panoramic views across the rooftops, as well as custom-designed furniture and Caledonian oak floors; traditional influences combine with contemporary Scandinavian design to create a clean aesthetic. Breakfast (included in the room rate) features fresh, locally sourced ingredients supplied daily by the finest producers in Glasgow.

7. Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, for five-star pampering

Spa Hotel, Hotel

The living room with a long grey sofa and a mirrored wall in the presidential suite at the Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel
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Splash out on a stay at this five-star spa hotel, set in a beautiful Georgian townhouse close to Sauchiehall Street. As soon as you step inside the marble lobby – complete with a grand piano and Italianate columns – you’ll see why it’s regarded as one of the finest luxury hotels in Glasgow. The real showstopper here is the renowned spa; hop between the steaming sauna and icy shower before soaking your tired limbs in the hydrotherapy pool. Top off the day with a negroni in the Salon, followed by fresh-off-the-boat baked sole, drenched in caper butter, at the Iasg seafood restaurant.

8. Hotel Indigo Glasgow, for vintage charm

Hotel

A tan-and-pink one-bed guest room at Hotel Indigo Glasgow with a tufted headboard and rich textiles
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Once a former power station, Hotel Indigo Glasgow occupies a beautifully restored 19th-century building. Inside, panelled walls and rich fabrics reflect the heritage. Each room features an oversized bed, Egyptian cotton sheets and a walk-in rainfall shower as standard. Enjoy classic dishes at the on-site Turbine 75 restaurant before strolling to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for an evening of high-brow entertainment.

9. The Sherbrooke Castle Hotel, for a stay shrouded in history

Hotel

The red-sandstone facade of the Sherbrooke Castle Hotel with lush gardens all around
Courtesy of The Sherbrooke Castle Hotel / Expedia
Ever wanted to spend a night in a Scottish castle? While it’s not quite a castle (despite its appearance), this 19th-century baronial villa makes for a dramatic and memorable stay, just a few miles from Glasgow city centre. Book a tower suite for the real storybook experience before heading down for traditional afternoon tea in the library, complete with artfully decorated cakes and champagne upon request. Pollok Country Park and the Burrell Collection are under a 10-minute walk away.

10. Carlton George Hotel, for a convenient base

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

The St George’s Tron Church lit up at night
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City-centre location? Check. Rooftop restaurant? Check. Complimentary minibars in every room? Check. You couldn’t ask for more from this boutique hotel in Glasgow, next to Queen Street station. If you book a club or executive room, it comes with exclusive access to a seventh-floor lounge with complimentary tea, coffee and house drinks. Shopaholics will appreciate the quick access to fashionable Buchanan Street, while art lovers are a three-minute stroll from the Gallery of Modern Art.

For a cosy stay in Glasgow, check into one of the best B&Bs and guesthouses in the city – bookable now on Culture Trip.

Sarah Warwick contributed additional reporting to this article.

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