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Where to Stay in Glasgow – a neighbourhood guide

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Whether you're wandering the momentous shopping malls, dining on hearty Scottish cuisine or having a nosey around its memorable museums, Glasgow has something for every traveller. With a modern, regenerated city centre and quayside – as well as a growing reputation as a tourist hotspot - travellers can find a spectrum of hotels to bed down in when visiting Scotland’s largest city.
Hotels in City Centre

 

 

From luxury apartment stays to well-known hotel chains, Glasgow has accommodation options for the discerning traveller all within walking distance of the city’s attractions. Expect to find health centres, spa treatments, and classy cocktail bars in which to unwind after a long day. There are also a number of cheaper budget hotels, offering a perfect location, free WiFi and a breakfast bar.

 

The West End

 

 

Bisected by the River Kelvin and a more suburban setting for your stay, Glasgow’s West End is a fashionable district with plenty of quaint shops, cafes, bars and parks. The area is only a short subway ride form the centre of the city but has a quieter, more picturesque charm.

 

Hotels in West End

 

 

With a collection of boutique hotels as well as townhouses, you can expect contemporary design, free breakfast and hearty dining in the on-site restaurants. The area’s attractions parallel that of the city centre, with the immersive Kelvingrove Museum nearby and Loch Lomond just a half hour drive away.

 

Finnieston

 

 

In between the West End and Glasgow City Centre, Finnieston is dense with pop up bars, chic restaurants and some of the best shopping in the city. Refreshed by years of investment, Finnieston has blossomed into one of the trendiest and most affordable districts in Glasgow.

 

Hotels in Finnieston

 

 

Reliable, international chain hotels can be found in the rejuvenated quay area overlooking the Clyde, offering free WiFi, 24 hour business centres and on-site restaurants . Mid-range and boutique hotels are concentrated around the Sauchiehall Street area, some coming with a hearty Scottish breakfast and free WiFi.

 

Merchant City

 

 

Merchant City is the medieval centre of the city that began sprawling to the west as the city grew in wealth. With the grand Tolbooth Steeple at its heart, the historic surrounding streets are lined with chic cafes, high end fashion stores and independently run bars.

 

Hotels in Merchant City

 

 

Merchant City has a real mixed bag of accommodation options, from budget backpacker hostels offering computer access, breakfast, and a dormitory bed to smart apartments and independent hotels with free WiFi, big breakfasts and on-site cafes.