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luxury hotels in glasgow – an ultimate guide 

luxury hotels in glasgow

If you are planning to pay a visit to Glasgow, expect cozy boutique hotels mixed with top-notch designed luxury stays offering window views of the mellow city. Glasgow is well known for its great shopping, wide choice of food and nightlife as well as various tourist attractions and landmarks – often described as a ‘smaller and wetter’ London

To smoothly introduce you to a selection of the best Luxury Hotels in Glasgow we’ve put together this little shortcut:

Keeping things simple, here’s your shortcut to the best Luxury Hotels Glasgow:

Best Luxury Hotels in Glasgow for couples: Dakota Glasgow 

Best luxury hotels near Kelvingrove Art Gallery: Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel 

Luxury Hotel in Glasgow with a swimming Pool: Hilton Glasgow

Best Luxury Hotel in Glasgow for the views: Penthouse 3 Bedroom Luxury Apartment 

Best Luxury Hotel in Glasgow for families: Blythswood Square Apartments

Best Luxury Hotel in Glasgow with an excellent Design: Hotel du Vin 

Best Luxury Hotel in Glasgow in a city center: Maimaison Glasgow

(For more details on each hotel, please keep scrolling).

How to book hotels in Glasgow:  You will find in this guide direct links to the biggest hotel booking portal in the world, Booking.com.Booking.com is one of the safest and easiest ways to book your stay.  

 

Few things to consider before booking a hotel in Glasgow 

Location: Each neighborhood in Glasgow offers its unique feeling and atmosphere, and just like a puzzle piece – differs from one another. To help you better understand Glasgow’s neighborhoods and choose one that suits you best, we’ve made a short guide through the best areas to stay in Glasgow at the end of the article.  

Price: An average, a luxury hotel in Glasgow costs £120 per night (based on Booking.com prices). However, prices depend on the hotel’s star rating, amenities, and of course – the location. Hotels in the city tend to be more expensive than those outside the center. However, do take note that prices are higher during the holidays, weekends, and special events.

Amenities: Since this is an article about high-quality Luxury Hotels in Glasgow, you can expect the best amenities and services offered in a city. 

Lifestyle: Each one of us has its character and preferences. There are certain hotels that are specific to their themes. You can find modern, vintage, high-class designs, or hip and chic hotels. There is something for everyone.

1. One Devonshire Gardens a Hotel Du Vin

5 STAR GLASGOW HOTEL

Luxury Hotels in Glasgow One Devonshire Gardens a Hotel Du Vin

Luxury boutique hotel in the fashionable West End

Within a tree-lined Victorian terrace, this 5-star boutique hotel is located in the fashionable West End, only 30 minutes drive from Loch Lomond. Its oak-paneled bistro serves fresh, Scottish cuisine and over 300 wines.

There are 49 spacious rooms and suites in nine categories, everyone individually designed and decorated in deep, rich tones with original Victorian features and luxurious modern fittings. Huge beds with hand sprung mattresses, sofas and writing desks, monsoon power showers that live up to their name, and a liberal sprinkling of roll-top baths and fireplaces are featured.

The atmospheric bistro serves classic and modern cuisine made with local ingredients, including meat from the Queen’s own supplier. Guests can enjoy the daily changing menu with a Scottish influence.

The cozy bar and whisky snug area boast over 300 whiskies and 600 wine bins. The in-house wine expert and bar manager can help guests to choose the best wine for them.

Hotel rating: 9.1  (Superb)   Rooms: 49

$$

FROM $177/NIGHT

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On-Site Bar

Family Rooms

Authentic, local design

2. Kimpton – Blythswood Square Hotel

5 STAR

Luxury hotels in Glasgow Kimpton - Blythswood Square Hotel

A Glasgow Hotel Where Past and Present Meet

One of the best hotels in Glashow dates from 1823 and was once the home of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club. Kimpton – Blythswood Square Hotel is in Glasgow city center and just a short walk from Sauchiehall Street. It has been restored to offer luxury rooms with beautiful architecture. Each bedroom provides its guests with bathrobes, a digital TV, an mp3 system, and a marble bathroom.

The restaurant and bar are relaxed and elegant and housed in the former ballroom. You can enjoy afternoon tea in The Salon with its good views and stylish atmosphere.

Kimpton – Blythswood Square’s on-site spa offers luxury treatment rooms, 2 relaxation pools, a rasul mud chamber, a relaxing lounge, a café, and more. 

Free use of the spa is available only at certain fixed times of the day.

Hotel rating: 9.1 (Superb)   Rooms: 302

$$$

FROM $233/NIGHT

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On-site Spa

Swimming Pool

Great Design

3. Carlton George Hotel

4 STAR

Luxury Hotels in Glasgow Carlton George Hotel

A Glasgow Hotel Where Past and Present Meet

The Carlton George Hotel is a premium, 64-room property located right by a busy road right in the central Glasgow. Stand-out features include its excellent rooftop restaurant (the only one in the city) as well as crystal decanted spirits free of charge in every bedroom. Moreover, some rooms feature balconies with great views over the city.

The on-site Windows Restaurant serves a modern menu featuring fine Scottish produce. The amazing Waxy O’Conner’s Bar features 6 unique bars spread across 3 floors, which are joined by a maze of passageways.

Hotel rating: 8.8 (Fabulous) Rooms: 64

$$

FROM $136/NIGHT

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Rooftop Bar

Great Location

Free WiFi

4. voco Grand Central

4 STAR

Luxury Hotels in Glasgow voco Grand Central

An iconic landmark since 1883

Located at the very heart of the city, directly adjoining Glasgow Central station, voco Glasgow Grand Central occupies one of the city’s most historic buildings. With an abundance of historical grandeur and a guest list to match, over the years the hotel played host to everyone: from politicians such as Winston Churchill to Hollywood stars like Frank Sinatra.

On-site you can find an awarded Champagne Central and grab glamorous cocktails for guests and locals alike. Furthermore, guests can take afternoon tea in the Champagne Lounge or enjoy a cocktail (or two) while you people-watch across the station concourse and enjoy great Glaswegian hospitality. 

The elegant Tempus Restaurant & Bar serves both traditional and local specialties, made from seasonal local produce as well as a varied cocktail menu. Deli Central offers fresh, light snacks in a relaxed environment.

Hotel rating: 8.6 (Fabulous)  Rooms: 230

$$

FROM $129/NIGHT

3 BEST THINGS ABOUT HOTEL

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On-site bar

Family Rooms

Very Good Breakfast

5. Malmaison Glasgow

4 STAR

Luxury Hotels in Glasgow Malmaison Glasgow

Former Greek Orthodox Church, transformed into a stylish modern boutique hotel

This converted church is a chic, modern 4-star hotel with a fine brasserie and stylish bar in Glasgow city center, a short walk from the shops on Sauchiehall Street and the city’s business district.

Religious icons have given way to pop art and graffiti frescoes in an imaginative revamp of classical sandstone buildings to create a New York loft apartment look. A glass-roofed atrium between the original church and an extension houses an American-style bar with neon signs and a wall of aluminum beer barrels.

Seasonal menus in Chez Mal brasserie in the vaulted basement feature classic dishes with French and occasional oriental influences.

Hotel rating: 8.4 (Very Good)  Rooms: 72

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FROM $117/NIGHT

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On-site bar

Family Rooms

pet friendly

6. CitizenM Glasgow

4 STAR

Luxury Hotels in Glasgow citizenM Glasgow

The New Kind of a Hotel 

This citizenM Glasgow is located 450m from Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. It offers stylish, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, a cocktail bar, a designer lobby, and a 24-hour canteen.

Rooms at the hotel are bright and have wall-to-wall windows and luxury beds. Each comes with an iPad mini, which guests can use to modify room color, climate control, control the smart TV and also adapt the blinds and black-out curtains. CanteenM is a 24-hour self-service canteen that offers meals and snacks. The contemporary lounge has fashionable furniture and a large-screen TV.

Buchanan Bus Station, for easily accessing the city’s shops and sights, is 5 minutes walk from the citizenM Glasgow.

Hotel rating: 9.0 (Superb)   Rooms: 198

$$

FROM $136/NIGHT

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Very Good Breakfast

On-Site Canteen

Futuristic Design

7. Native Glasgow

4 STAR

Luxury Hotels in Native Glasgow

Expansive Spaces, Sanctuary and Seclusion

Found in an Edwardian building, formerly home to the Anchor Line Shipping Company’s headquarters, this hotel in Glasgow city center draws on the opulence of a 1920s ocean liner. Throughout the 64 apartments, you’ll see the original 1906 features kept intact with terrazzo flooring, timber wall-paneling, stunning fireplaces, and the original safes. With two on-site restaurants, it’s the perfect base to explore Glasgow.

Native Glasgow offers 24-hr reception and on-site breakfast at the ground floor Anchor Line restaurant, you’re on the doorstep of George Square and couldn’t be better placed to explore the city and the surrounding areas. Moreover, the on-site restaurant specialises in European cuisine.

 

Hotel rating: 9.4 (Superb)    Rooms: 64

$$

FROM $136/NIGHT

3 BEST THINGS ABOUT HOTEL

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On-site Restaurant

On-Site Bar

24h Reception Desk

8. The Alamo Guest House

4 STAR

Luxury Hotels in Glasgow The Alamo Guest House

Cosy 4-star guesthouse in Glasgow

This 4-star guest house is set within a 19th-century Victorian building overlooking Kelvingrove Park with excellent views across Glasgow. The Alamo is 20 minutes’ walk from Glasgow’s center.

With flat-screen HD TVs with DVD players and antique period furnishings, rooms at The Alamo offer free Wi-Fi, marble-topped sinks in the room, and some rooms that include ornate wooden beds. Seven rooms offer private en suite bathrooms and shower rooms, while 3 rooms have private bathrooms and shower rooms outside. All rooms include antique features and furniture with modern facilities

Guests at The Alamo Guest House can enjoy a wide variety of breakfasts, including fresh fruit, pastries, and hot breakfasts.

Glasgow Central Railway Station is 25 minutes’ walk away from The Alamo, and the SECC Arena is 20 minutes walk. Glasgow Botanic Gardens are a 25-minute walk away.

Hotel rating: 9.6 (Exceptional)   Rooms: 10

$$

FROM $126/NIGHT

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Superb Breakfast

Family Friendly

Homely Environment

9. Dakota Glasgow

4 STAR

Luxury Hotels in Glasgow

The new modern classic

Dakota Glasgow features 83 luxuriously appointed bedrooms including 11 suites. The fully air-conditioned rooms offer a smart TV and media hub with a full Sky HD package, complimentary high-speed internet, and contemporary en-suite bathrooms with monsoon showers and bespoke toiletries.

The property’s on-site restaurant – the Grill offers a sophisticated menu with a brasserie-style service. The modern bar boasts a dedicated Champagne Room and cigar terrace and offers an extensive drinks list of classic cocktails and wines.

Dakota’s location within Glasgow city center makes it less than a mile from both main train stations, and a five-minute journey from the SECC and the Hydro, one of the UK’s leading event venues

Hotel rating: 9.4 (exceptional)   Rooms: 83   

$$$

FROM $202/NIGHT

3 BEST THINGS ABOUT HOTEL

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On-Site Restaurant

On-Site Bar

Central Location

10. Hilton Glasgow

4 STAR

Stay in a Heart of the Financial District 

In Glasgow city center, the Hilton Glasgow Hotel is set in the heart of the financial district, within walking distance from the main shopping area of the city and with easy access to transport links and the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SEC).

The stylish Hilton Glasgow offers an Executive Lounge, contemporary bedrooms, each with an LCD television, high-speed internet access, and complimentary Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries. 

The hotel’s Livingwell Health Club features a fully-equipped fitness center, 20 yards swimming pool, and all the latest cardiovascular equipment. Guests can also relax in the sauna and steam room.

The Tart & Lobster restaurant serves a range of traditional Scottish dishes including lobsters, Himalayan Salt Scotch beef, and many more carefully crafted dishes prepared with locally grown and sourced ingredients. Guests can enjoy signature cocktails in the Whisky Mist bar and 24-hour room service is also available.

Hotel rating: 8.5 (very good)   Rooms: 319 

$$

FROM $98/NIGHT

3 BEST THINGS ABOUT HOTEL

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family rooms

On-Site Bar

Swimming Pool

11. Blythswood Square Apartments

5 STAR

Luxury Hotels in Glasgow Blythswood Square Apartments

Luxury Apartments in a heart of Glasgow 

Blythswood Square Apartments are located in a renovated Georgian Townhouse on Blythswood Square, Glasgow. These spacious duplex serviced apartments are situated on the 1st and basement for the 3 bedroom apartment and the 1st and 2nd floor for the 4 bedroom duplex. Each apartment has a spacious living room, dining room, and kitchen.

Together the apartments can accommodate a total of fourteen guests. Both apartments boast modern living spaces with plenty of room for entertaining, dinner parties, and relaxation.

Blythswood Square Apartments are located near Sauchiehall Street which is a vibrant part of Glasgow and a must-visit for anyone coming to the city. Blythswood Square Apartment is in a perfect location to visit the Glasgow School of Art; voted as the finest building designed by a British architect in the last 175-years, you’ll find The Glasgow School of Art located just off Sauchiehall Street. While you’re there ask one of their award-winning guides to learn more about Mackintosh and his influence on the city. 

 

Hotel rating: 9.7 (Exceptional)   Rooms: Two apartments: 4-, and 3-bedrooms

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FROM $320/NIGHT

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Amenities for long stays

Great Location

great host

GLASGOW LUXURY HOTELS MAP

What is the best area to stay in Glasgow?

Welcome to Glasgow – where amazing architecture (often covered by a rainy mist) will mix with hip and trendy restaurants and open space landscape. A truly wonderful city for exploring and travel.

Each neighborhood provides an exciting chance to have fun and enjoy the city. Public transportation is all around the corner which makes it easy for you to hop around and explore. To help you understand more of the neighborhoods here’s a simple guide to walk you through Glasgow. 

CITY CENTER 

Glasgow’s vibrant city center is located on the north of the River Clyde with George Square at its heart. You can expect a great history lesson as well as some of the best shopping experiences outside.

In this area of Glasgow, you will find:

  • Glasgow School of Art
  • City Chambers
  • Gallery of Modern Art
  • The Lighthouse

WEST END

One of the most popular areas among students and young professionals as well as tourists. The area offers an abundance of museums and art galleries, trendy bard, and nonchalant cafes. The area is also home to Botanic Gardens and Kelvingrove Park where you can see over 8,000 exhibits of famous art and history. 

In this area of Glasgow, you will find:

  • Kelvingrove Art
  • Hunterian Museum
  • Mackintosh House
  • Glasgow Science Centre 

EAST END

The oldest part of the city concentrated around the Glasgow Cathedral, located just 15-minutes walk from George Sq. While exploring the East End you will definitely not miss quality bars and restaurants to suit your eye. 

In this area of Glasgow, you will find:

  • Glasgow Cathedral 
  • St, Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art 
  • Provand’s Lordship 

FAQ

We’ve answered some of the most common questions about Glasgow:

Which luxury hotels in Glasgow are romantic?

These luxury hotels in Glasgow have been described as romantic by other travelers:

Dakota Glasgow Traveler rating: 5.0/5

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel Traveler rating: 4.5/5

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens Traveler rating: 4.5/5


Which luxury hotels in Glasgow have reduced mobility rooms?

Reduced mobility rooms are available at the following luxury hotels in Glasgow:

Dakota Glasgow Traveler rating: 5.0/5

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel Traveler rating: 4.5/5

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens Traveler rating: 4.5/5


Which luxury hotels in Glasgow have a restaurant on-site?

Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant at these luxury hotels in Glasgow:

Dakota Glasgow Traveler rating: 5.0/5

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel Traveler rating: 4.5/5

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens Traveler rating: 4.5/5


Do any luxury hotels in Glasgow offer room service?

Room service is available at the following luxury hotels in Glasgow:

Dakota Glasgow Traveler rating: 5.0/5

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel Traveler rating: 4.5/5

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens Traveler rating: 4.5/5


Which luxury hotels in Glasgow have a 24-hour front desk?

A front desk is staffed 24 hours per day at these luxury hotels in Glasgow:

Dakota Glasgow Traveler rating: 5.0/5

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel Traveler rating: 4.5/5

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens Traveler rating: 4.5/5


How many luxury hotels are in Glasgow?

In total, there are 52 luxury hotels in Glasgow

We know it’s quite a lot , and that exactly why we narrowed it down to those we personally find are the best to save you a comparison work. Therefore, if you are

 looking for the best place to stay in Glasgow, we’ve got you


How many days do you need in Amsterdam?

2 full days in Glashow would be enough the see the main sights of the Scottish capital and get a feeling for the city. However, if possible you should

 look to spend around 4 days exploring the surrounding, less touristy areas. You can also wonder out to the one of the nearby villages – personally we

 recommend Lanark & New Lanark ( part of a World Heritage Site)


When should you book your hotel?

We suggest that you book 3 months in advance for the following seasons:

June – Glasgow Jazz Festival 

July-August – High Season

July and August high season

Christmas-New Year period


Do hotels provide free WiFi in Glasgow?

Yes! Nearly all hotels offer free WiFi, yet some are paid. Always check through amenities if your hotel of choice offers free internet connection. Some

 hotels only offer WiFi in the lobby area. Please make sure you read ahead.


What’s the average price for a room in a luxury hotels in Glasgow?

On average, a luxury hotel in Glasgow costs £120 per night (based on Booking.com prices).


Which luxury hotels in Glasgow have a concierge?

A concierge is available to assist guests at these luxury hotels in Glasgow:

Dakota Glasgow Traveler rating: 5.0/5

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel Traveler rating: 4.5/5

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens Traveler rating: 4.5/5

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