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Merchant City Inn

3-star3 stars
52 Virginia Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 1UZ, United Kingdom

City centre hotel, steps from Gallery of Modern Art
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Breakfast is average
More comfort would be nice

Merchant City Inn

from £36
  • Single Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Triple Room, 3 Single Beds

What’s around Merchant City Inn


  • In City Centre Glasgow
  • Gallery of Modern Art (3-minute walk)
  • George Square (4-minute walk)
  • Glasgow Cathedral (15-minute walk)
  • The SSE Hydro (28-minute walk)
  • Clyde Auditorium (32-minute walk)
  • Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (32-minute walk)
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (38-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.) 13-min drive
  • Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick) 38-min drive
  • Glasgow Argyle Street Station 2-min walk
  • Glasgow Queen Street Station 5-min walk
  • Glasgow Central Station 8-min walk
  • St Enoch Station 5-min walk
  • Buchanan Street Station 8-min walk
  • Bridge Street Station 15-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 40 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 1:30 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

  • Discounted off-site parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Merchant City Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Merchant City Inn Glasgow
  • Merchant City Inn Hotel
  • Merchant City Inn Glasgow
  • Merchant City Inn Hotel Glasgow
  • Merchant City Inn
  • Merchant City Inn Glasgow, Scotland
  • Merchant City Hotel Glasgow
  • Merchant Hotel Glasgow
  • Merchant City Inn Hotel
  • Merchant City Inn Glasgow
  • Merchant City Inn Hotel Glasgow
  • Merchant Hotel Glasgow


This property does not have lifts.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 25

Self-parking costs GBP 9.50 per day

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 3 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Good 6.8 From 186 reviews

Fair 4.0
Disappointing, especially the lack ofwelcome
My room was several floors up a wide spiral stone staircase. No lift that I could see. Basic but OK. The bed was fine (other than having a hard wooden edge round it that caught you when you got out of bed). The window was half open (outer window of two) and the lace curtain billowing out but it was firmly stuck open. I didn't ask for help because I had checked in very late and, as a single woman, didn't want to ask the night porter up to my room. I reported it the next morning to the guy on reception and he just shrugged. He said he'd heard it before. I said "Aren't you bothered?" and he said he was just going off duty and to speak to the next guy, which I did. Marginally more interested. Breakfast was in a basement with no windows. No welcome when I got there so I hung around. Eventually the ladies behind the cooked station told me to sit down. No signs explaining what was what (e.g. which was hot water). Underwhelming breakfast and very loud clattering from the kitchen all the time. I wasn't expecting luxury but it was the staff attitude that depressed me. It costs nothing to be smiling and welcoming!
RollingStone, gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
Comfortable and basic - drunk male receptionist
Overall it was a good stay. Had a strange interaction with a drunk receptionist as written below. No elevator. Decent location near the shopping district and bars/restaurants (many gay bars). They offered free continental breakfast and a hot breakfast for £3.00. We ate out every morning so cannot comment on the breakfast quality. Room was clean and basic. Beds were comfortable. Limited amenities - TV, hair dryer, kettle, single closet... no dressers for clothing. Was as to our expectation. Check in was pleasant and easy. Most of the receptionists were kind. You must hand in and collect your room key upon exit/entry. Around midnight on our last night we went in to collect our key and the one and only receptionist was noticeably drunk. He had trouble standing from the couch, had me collect my own key from behind the counter without checking ID, and said some brash/inappropriate comments to my wife. It made us feel a bit uncomfortable as he was in charge of the Inn's security. We reported it to the police and the two at reception in the morning who took it seriously. It left a sour taste in our mouth.
HUGH, gb2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Great location, hotel is bit out dated. beds uncomfortable, hot shower that doesn’t stay hot - warm - for long. upon checking out - I was standing at my room door waiting for my friend and I noticed the owner knocking on a room opposite me, he looked at me and said have you been smoking in your room - I was completely shocked by this remark as I and my friend do not smoke. think I was judged for wearing a hoodie and baseball cap, we left our bags at the hotel to do some shopping. on our return to the hotel - the owner was friendly and we chatted I showed him pictures of my work in politics and stated to him you should never judge a book by its cover he started laughing and agreed. this hotel will not be my first choice in future
Tyrone, gb1 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
In dire need of maintenance. Lovely staff though.
Service is lovely. But the property was dismal, had to drag my suitcase up a turret tower, four flights! Okay, it's an old building but still... My room was very dimly lit, out of 6 light sonly 3 worked and the shelf in the bathroom was broken so I couldn't actually put anything on it. These guys have got a long way to go with upgrading the facilities. It was also a bit odd that reception only had one key for each room, meaning you had to drop your key off when you were going out. Something I did but was not comfortable with. For it's faults, the staff there were lovely, even knew my name by the end of it too and always had a smile on their face. I told them the same issues which thy seemed to take on board too. Wifi was also bad and kept dropping out.
Steven, gb3 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Perfect for my needs.
Hotel was ideal for what I required for a place to stay after a day at Ayr races. The staff were very helpful and allowed me to change into my suit the morning of the races and before the check in time. The breakfast room and what was served was really good for both the continental and cooked options. My only small gripe is that the price for a single person double room including breakfast only dropped by £1 from the same room with two people. Also on the back of this when checking in a form is to be signed to say no one else can stay in the room if required which seems pedantic and cheeky in the grand scheme of things for the price difference. So in hindsight just take the double room for less hassle and no comeback.
gb1 night trip

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