Best hotels in Glasgow, Scotland: Top budget accommodation (£)

Renfrew Street in the north-east of the city centre has a whole string of near-interchangeable B&Bs clustered along it – single rooms in particular, are generally dirt cheap. Of these, the Charing Cross Guest House (310 Renfrew Street) and the Victorian House Hotel (212 Renfrew Street) offer the best value. Both have budget ensuite doubles – try getting one of the refurbished rooms at the latter as first choice. The best steal, however, is one of the £29 advance online booking rooms at the standardized but well located Premier Inn George Square (187 George Street).


Best hotels in Glasgow, Scotland: Best affordable stays (££)

The new Citizen M (60 Renfrew Street) is an eye-popper, with pod-like bedrooms, bizarre furniture all over the lobby and bright red Google map carpets in the corridors. Mark’s Hotel (110 Bath Street) isn’t quite as out there, but the bold magentas in the wallpaper and bedding are very much a love or hate affair. Love it, and the rooms have character to go with free wifi and all the expected amenities.

Top value is to be found at the Fraser Suites (1 Albion Street) with spacious studio apartments available for from £65 a night.


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The stylish-but-fun Malmaison (278 West George Street, £££) is in a converted church, but plays up a sinful vibe with massage oil in the bathrooms and plush furnishings. Abode (129 Bath Street, ££££) is more impressive for the grand building it’s in – the former home of British PM Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman – than the rooms themselves, but it’s still a good upscale option beyond the vintage lifts. Saint Jude’s (190 Bath Street, £££) has distinctive, instantly likeable rooms with all the requisite high tech gadgetry and nice freebies such as sweets, crayons and herbal teas.

Best in town is the Hotel Du Vin (1 Devonshire Gardens £££££) in the West End. It feels like a high class country retreat, each room has an individual character but is sumptuously decorated, and little extras like the in-suite golf putting set are great. Dalmeny Park (Lochlibo Road, £££££) is the country house real deal, but feels far more staid and is right on the outskirts. Blythswood Square (11 Blythswood Square, £££££) is the new, city centre pretender to the throne with an in-house spa – the Italian marble bathrooms and Harris tweed sofas are very impressive, as are the ultra-comfy beds.

Glasgow hotel prices

Price brackets are based, roughly, on the starting rates that can be found in low season.

£ = under £40 a night

££ = under £80 a night

£££ = under £120 a night

££££ = under £160 a night

£££££ = over £160 a night.


The Glasgow hotels above have been personally inspected – and recommended as being amongst the best in their price bracket – by travel journalist David Whitley. To look for other hotels in Glasgow, try an Glasgow hotel search with our booking partner,



Disclaimer: These hotels were inspected in December 2010. Things may have changed since then.


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