Best Luxury Hotels In Glasgow

Once a small rural settlement, now a cultural hub and home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and the National Theatre of Scotland, a thriving music scene earning it UNESCO City of Music and art galleries such as GOMA and Kelvingrove, Glasgow, once overlooked is now rivalling nearby Edinburgh as the destination of choice for a Scottish city break. 

Famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, not to mention examples of Scotland’s most celebrated architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, bustling river banks and up and coming food and drink scene this UK city is itching to be discovered. Once you have had your fill of culture, head to the west end of the city and sample an eclectic independent shopping scene but not before paying a visit to one of the many parks and green spaces within the city. Perhaps an amble alongside the river that runs alongside Glasgow Green, Glasgow’s oldest park or the idyllic Victoria park full of floral displays and home to a large, picturesque boating pond. At the end of the day, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation, from luxury hotels to boutique boltholes, Glasgow has it all.

The Address Glasgow (4 Star)

The Address Glasgow, a new 95-bed boutique hotel by the family-owned Irish hospitality group The Address Collective, has opened its doors in the heart of Glasgow on Renfield Street, marking its first venture outside Ireland. The six-storey hotel, housed in a meticulously renovated classical building dating back to the 1890s, includes a restaurant, a fully equipped gym, and a wellness suite with a unique Himalayan rock salt sauna and plunge pool. The opening of this luxury hotel, which invested over £9 million in renovations, has not only brought an elevated sense of luxury and Scottish heritage to Glasgow but also enhanced the city’s hospitality scene. North, a 70-seater restaurant and bar within the hotel, focuses on casual dining with contemporary dishes and sustainable produce. The hotel is an urban retreat and a perfect reflection of Glasgow’s rich culture.

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Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel (5 Star)

A landmark hotel in Glasgow and the city’s only 5-star hotel, the Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is celebrated for its gorgeous Georgian architecture, superior service, recently renovated rooms, incredible spa and fabulous destination restaurant Bo and Birdy. The five-star property continues to define Glaswegian luxury as the only hotel in the city with AA accreditation. And you can’t beat the location right in the heart of the city, with private gardens right outside its doorstep. Read our expert review here.

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Crossbasket Castle (5 Star)

One of Scotland’s premier hotel and event venues, Crossbasket Castle is steeped in the history of Scotland. Observe the immaculately presented beauty and grandeur of traditional architecture, restored using traditional crafters and materials. Crossbasket offers both peace and tranquillity, striking a careful balance between tradition and modernity. Sumptuous fine dining is offered by the Roux culinary dynasty, showcasing the best of Scotland’s renowned larder. Read our expert review here. Read our expert review here.

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AC Hotel by Marriott Glasgow (4 Star)

Once the city’s Parish Hall, this AC Hotel is embedded in Glasgow’s historic quarter. It’s found beside the emblematic George Square, close to mainline train stations, major attractions and the major players in the business world. While rooms are minimal and sleek, elements of the building’s period nature are spotted in aspects such as curved windows and ornate ceiling detailing. There’s a wealth of excellent restaurants and cafes on the doorstep, but you can also dine in-house at the Hazel Restaurant (which takes its name from the tree branch seen in the city crest) and in the AC Lounge.

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Dakota Glasgow (4 Star)

Situated in the old Work & Pensions building in the city centre, Dakota Glasgow offers the best in affordable luxury and top-quality cuisine. On a quiet street just steps from Sauchiehall Street, you couldn’t be closer to the city centre pubs, restaurants, clubs and theatres. The interior of the hotel is as striking as its painted black exterior, with lots of exposed brickwork mixed with luxe furnishings and fittings – all very effortlessly stylish! The 83 rooms and suites are light and spacious with full-length windows which wouldn’t look out of place in an NYC loft and walls and soft furnishings dressed in the trademark dark grey tones that run throughout. The olive-tiled bathrooms are also a delight and add to the calming and peaceful ambience. In terms of food, the Dakota offers an in-house Bar & grill helmed by a head chef who trained under Rick Stein, and their impressive Champagne Bar is perfect for private dining or special occasions!

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Hilton Glasgow (4 Star)

Around the world, Hilton hotels are known for their high-quality furnishings and business-friendly amenities, and the Hilton Glasgow is no exception to the rule. Conveniently located in the heart of the financial district, the Hilton is popular with business travellers in Scotland. Perks of being a guest include access to the business centre, the executive lounge, a fitness facility and an indoor pool. If you are looking for a traditional Scottish dining or drinking experience, you can get it onsite at the Ti Tea Lounge, Morblas Seafood and Grill or the Connich Bar.

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow (4 Star)

The Radisson Blu hotel has become one of Glasgow’s most iconic and recognisable hotels in the city, thanks to its incredible copper facade and design created by award-winning architects Murray and Dunlop. Located just on the edge of the Financial District and literally steps from Central railway station, the Radisson Blu is ideal for those who want to see, be seen and stay connected while in Glasgow. Expect exceptional cuisine, attentive staff and contemporary decor at the Radisson Blu.

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Malmaison Glasgow (4 Star)

Believe it or not, this boutique hotel was once an Episcopal Church, which lends culture and heritage to the beautiful space. It may have once been a church, but Malmaison is anything but austere. The crowd tends to be young and hip, and each of the rooms are lush and contemporary. Dine at the onsite brasserie for fusion fare or head to the Malbar for an upbeat vibe and wild cocktails that sets the tone for a night of excitement.

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Hotel du Vin Glasgow (4 Star)

Located on a tree-lined street in Glasgow’s West End, away from the hustle and bustle, the Victorian One Devonshire Gardens is a luxury boutique hotel with a class that is part of the Hotel du Vin family. Peaceful and classic, this hotel is a nod to the culture and elegance of centuries past. There are just 49 rooms and suites in the five adjoining townhouses that make up the hotel, and guests can enjoy unparalleled service from some of the world’s best hotel staff.

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ABode Glasgow (4 Star)

Located in a three-storey Edwardian townhouse just west of the city centre, Abode Glasgow is the Scottish offering from the brand awarded as AA Hotel Group of the year 2017/18. Formerly the home of Scottish-born Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman, Abode Glasgow offers a hotel bursting in contemporary style whilst also protecting the beautiful original features of the building. Rooms are spacious and decorated using a calming colour palette of heathers, blues and zesty greens reminiscent of the Highland countryside. The hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the bars, restaurants and shops of the city centre as well as most of the main transport links. Dining options include their Brasserie Abode, a relaxed but sophisticated space serving up comforting classics (they also do a cracking Sunday lunch), or Pie & Brew, the more hipster basement bar cum restaurant which has craft beers on tap, delicious pies for sustenance, and live music most nights.

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Clayton Hotel Glasgow City (4 Star)

Overlooking the River Clyde, the Clayton Hotel Glasgow City is a family-friendly 4-star hotel close to the city’s main shopping streets, art galleries, bars & restaurants, and transport links. The hotel comprises over 300 spacious and modern rooms ranging from deluxe to suites – all with the amenities a discerning traveller expects, including access to the fitness suite. Lunch, dinner, and informal drinks are all served in the hotel’s Custom House Restaurant and bar, where a relaxed vibe and quality menu can be enjoyed. 

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Mar Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort (5 Star)

Technically not in Glasgow, this 5-star hotel, golf and spa estate is just a 30-minute drive from the city centre and the airport. Set in 240 acres of luscious woodland estate, Mar Hall is an Edwardian Scottish mansion with 53 individually designed rooms, a championship golf course, a Decleor spa, a swimming pool and fine or casual dining options. Most rooms have windows on multiple walls boasting impressive views over the Clyde and the Kilpatrick hills, and 4-poster beds ready to sink into after a long day. The decor is traditional country manor-chic but the hotel is anything but old-fashioned. It’s definitely worth booking for dinner in the Cristal Dining Room for one night when staying at Mar Hall, as the award-winning chef serves up some incredible dishes and the room itself is an equally impressive sight!

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