The 10 Best Hotels in Glasgow, Scotland

Decadent Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow offers old world glamour and modern elegance
Decadent Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow offers old world glamour and modern elegance | © John Peter Photography / Alamy Stock Photo
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20 October 2020

Glasgow is an increasingly popular travel hotspot, rising out of the smoke of its industrial past and transforming into a destination for the traveller craving a bit of art, culture and history – with a twist. Read on for the best places to stay in this fascinating Scottish metropolis.

citizenM Glasgow

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This is not your average hotel. Catering to an art and design-oriented crowd citizenM is furnished with striking black, white and red hyper-modern decor. Creative and freelance types will be happy in the lobby which resembles a living room, with computer work station, stacked bookshelves, and a 24-hour café. A short walk from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Theatre Royal, there’s no excuse not to take in a bit of culture while staying here.

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Hotel du Vin

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This luxury boutique hotel in a stunning Victorian terrace in the city’s chic West End offers remarkable service and amenities, including a whisky room and wine cellar, in addition to 49 sumptuously decorated rooms and suites. For a travel experience dripping in old-world glamour and bespoke service, this is the place to come and splash out.
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Grasshoppers Glasgow

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Directly above Glasgow Central Station, in the beating heart of the city centre, this penthouse hotel offers 30 luxurious rooms, and every one has a panoramic view of Glasgow. Decorated in an elegant mix of old and new, with custom-designed furniture and Caledonian Oak floors, Grasshoppers combines traditional influences with contemporary Scandinavian design. Breakfast (included in the room rate – bonus) is made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients supplied daily by Glasgow’s finest producers.
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Blythswood Square Hotel

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For an absolute treat and a half, this five-star spa hotel offers a decadent, relaxing experience. Set aside an hour for a full-body massage or algae body wrap in the sensory spa, before heading down to the hotel’s upmarket restaurant and salon for a seasonal menu, paired with delicious cocktails. This is the ultimate in Glaswegian luxury – why go out when you can stay here?
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Hotel Indigo Glasgow

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Hotel Indigo is the definition of sophisticated, and all of the rooms here are decorative and modern. The top-tier suites come with a spacious living room and designer toiletries. At dinnertime, check out the onsite steakhouse, the brainchild of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, and then take an evening stroll to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Unbeatable highbrow culture.
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Sherbrooke Castle Hotel

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A stay at this 19th century baronial villa a few miles from Glasgow city centre makes for a dramatic and memorable holiday. The rooms are inviting and cosy, and the grand tower suites include storybook four-poster beds. In the morning, don’t miss the complimentary breakfast (why would you?) featuring an array of traditional Scottish fare.
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  • Radisson Blu Glasgow

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    Housed in a strikingly contemporary building, in close proximity to Queen Street train station and Princes Square Shopping Centre, the Glasgow outpost of the upscale Radisson Blu has a decent modern restaurant and bar, a gym and swimming pool, and elegant, contemporary rooms and suites. This place is simple but stylish – a bit of corporate, clean comfort.
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    Carlton George Hotel

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    At this inviting boutique hotel, each room comes with a stocked minibar in which you’ll find complimentary vodka, gin and whisky, giving a clue to the attentive service the Carlton George provides. Club and Executive rooms come with exclusive access to a seventh floor lounge with complimentary tea, coffee and house drinks – but all guests can head up to the rooftop restaurant for modern takes on Scottish cuisine, or afternoon tea. Good luck staying sober.
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    Pipers Tryst Hotel

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    For an undeniably Scottish experience book a room at Pipers Tryst Hotel, a few minutes’ walk from the handy Cowcaddens subway station. As the name cheekily suggests, the hotel is located in the National Piping Centre, and you won’t be disappointed to find the rooms are decorated with signature tartan accents. A highlight is the onsite piping museum, which is worth a visit if you’re into bagpipes, Scottish culture, music – or all three.

    The Z Hotel Glasgow

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    A contemporary, minimalist hotel, the Z is housed in a former printworks, lending it some industrial flair. The 104 bedrooms are arranged over five floors, encircling a central light well. The best part about this hotel, though, is probably its amazing location on George Square, coupled with the budget prices. You’ll catch loads of zzzs at Z.

    These recommendations were updated on October 20, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.