A visitors veiw of Glasgow hotels.

May 6, 2014

Over the past 6 years myself and my wife have visited Glasgow many times as our son was at university there. We stayed in most of the major hotels in that city and surrounding area. Here are my thoughts on these hotels.

Premier Travel Inn George Square Times visited 10

This is one of the best Travel inns I have stayed in and we stayed there many times. The rooms were always large clean and quiet. The bar area is small but quite a nice area to sit and relax, the buffet breakfast was to a good standard. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of George square,Buchannnan and Sauchiehall streets. There are many good restaurants and bars also within walking distance. There is an NCP car park across from the hotel and the hotel give a 10% discount on the cost of parking there.

Premier Travel Inn Charing Cross. Times visited 01

We only stayed there once as the George Sq. Travel inn was full. It is right next to the M8 but we did not notice any noise from the motorway. The room was clean and tidy but noticeably smaller than other travel inns. The breakfast was good.

Premier Travel Inn Bearsden Times visited 01

We only stayed here once. It’s a nice location with plenty car parking at the back of the hotel. A good pub/restaurant attached to the hotel where we had a very good dinner. Breakfast was also served here the next morning. It’s a quiet location and the rooms were of a good size clean and tidy. It’s a long way from the centre of Glasgow but would be great to use to explore places like the Trossachs.

Travel Lodge Paisley Times visited 03

This is the least favourite of the hotels we stayed at. The rooms and the hotel was a bit run down when we stayed there. Also on the Saturday night we were woken up by a drunk from a wedding party staying there trying to get into the room next door. When we last stayed there three years ago there was no facility for breakfast, though the hotel did provide snack boxes for breakfast. There is plenty of car parking space at the front of the hotel. There were a couple of decent restaurants across the road from the hotel.

Hilton Glasgow Central. Times visited 05

This was our favourite and we stayed there quite a few times. Easily accessed from junction 16 of the M8. You just drive round the front of the hotel and down into the large two level car park beneath the hotel. A short elevator ride brings you to the very impressive reception area. The rooms were of reasonable size and always clean and tidy. However the bathrooms all looked a bit dated. Very impressive views of the M8 and the city from the rooms. The bar area and breakfast area were all refurbished but in my opinion did not improve the atmosphere in these places. This hotel is a tower block there are only 4 elevators so in the morning when you want to leave this can be a problem. There was an excellent fitness centre and swimming pool in the basement of the hotel.

Hilton Grosvenor Times visited 02

This is a very nicely appointed hotel with a particularly nice bar. The rooms were of a good size and had a luxurious feel to them. The breakfast buffet was very good. There is an NCP car park across the road from the reception. The hotel is located within walking distance of some of Glasgow’s best restaurants and bars in Byers road.

Hilton Strathclyde. Times visited 01

This hotel is located on the outskirts of Bellshill about 15 miles from the centre of Glasgow. The hotel its self is quite good with nice sized quiet rooms. The food in the restaurant was quite good, we had dinner there one night. There was ample car parking outside. The pool and fitness centre were very good. The big disadvantage with this hotel is the distance to Glasgow.

Menzies Hotel Times visited 01

The rooms at this hotel were fine. The food in the restaurant and breakfast buffet in the morning was good. The swimming pool and fitness centre were very good.There is also quite a nice bar. Car parking was across the street from the hotel. It’s conveniently located in the centre of Glasgow but a taxi is required to go to the various restaurants.

Crown Plaza Hotel Times visited 01

This hotel is located next to the SEC so convenient for events there. We thought the room was a little small but this was compensated for by great views over Glasgow and the Clyde.It had a nice bar and the breakfast buffet in the morning was fine. Taxis once again required to go to the various restaurants and night life in Glasgow.

Marriot Hotel Times visited 02

The rooms at this hotel were quite good. The breakfast buffet in the morning was good. There is also quite a nice bar. There was ample car parking behind the hotel. It’s conveniently located in the centre of Glasgow but a taxi is required to go to the various restaurants Etc.

I hope the above information is of some use for travellers wishing to stay in Glasgow.

Archie

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