If you’re looking to visit a place in Scotland, you’re kind of spoiled for choice when it comes to locales. From deep and mist-covered lochs to the rolling mountains and fields of moors.

And, of course, there are the city stays to boot!

While the temptation for many people has been to visit Edinburgh, a city often seen as the heart of Scotland, many people are slowly, but surely, turning to Glasgow as a city that should be visited.

A city that is arguably the soul of Scotland.

A city with tons of tradition and culture, as well as that classic Scottish charm and sense of humour, it should be on everyone’s list of places to visit.

And, as with any city stay, you’ll also need to find a hotel to base your little holiday from!

Luckily for you, we’ve got just the guide to help you out with that problem! From the heights of luxury to the everyday kind of comfortable, there’s a ton to pick from in this iconic city.

1. The Kimpton, Blythswood Square

Starting us off with perhaps one of the most famous hotels in the country, we have a hotel that everyone in Glasgow will have heard of.

Situated just off of Buchanan Square in Glasgow city centre, the Kimpton, based in what was formerly the high-society Scottish Automobile Club, has been the lap of luxurious hotel stays for decades at this point, and with good reason.

From the moment that you step into the hotel, you’ll be floored by the sheer attention to detail. From the early 20th century-inspired art-deco styling to the fully kitted out suites (all complete with Wi-Fi and satellite TV, of course), to even pet-friendly accommodation options, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy and take in during their stay.

And, of course, with both an incredible bar and amazing breakfast and dinner facilities, you’re covered for meals here too!

If it’s luxury you want from your hotel stay, then Kimpton delivers!

2. Hotel Du Vin Glasgow

Of course, with a city as big as Glasgow, there’s going to be more than one luxury option when it comes to hotels. It almost feels like there are countless highbrow establishments to check out here!

However, if you’re someone that enjoys whisky and fine dining as much as we do, there is only one place for you!

Hotel Du Vin has been regarded as one of the best boutique hotels to check out in this city for a few years at this point, and it isn’t hard to see why.

The classic late 19th-century architecture, both inside and out, brings a kind of regal character with it that visitors will adore staying in.

Don’t let that pristine old-fashioned styling fool you into thinking that the amenities are vintage, too.

The design of the rooms in the hotel has been made to make every guest feel like they are in the lap of modern luxury, from Wi-Fi and satellite TV to the rain-style shower and roll-top bathtubs. 

Plus, the bright, floral designs of the bedroom decorations make for a colourful environment to relax in, especially compared to the warm browns and oranges of the many, many wood furnishings that you’ll find here.

And, of course, that isn’t even touching on the bistro and bar that Hotel Du Vin has. With suppliers that are fit for royalty

3. Dakota Glasgow

Dakota is a hotel name that you’re probably already familiar with if you’ve stayed a night in… well, pretty much any major city across the world!

With locations from Los Angeles to Leeds, you’ll probably be able to find their name on a high-quality hotel anywhere you go.

And luckily for people looking for quality accommodations, Glasgow is no different!

From the spare-no-expense suites that have everything from king-sized beds to smart TVs with Sky packages, pretty much any lounging or laid-back entertainment need is covered in your suite.

However, that’s only part of the amazing package that is a Dakota hotel.

Besides your amazing room, there is The Grill, the amazing prime beef-based restaurant that you’ll find within the hotel, that prepares the finest beef steaks imaginable, as well as an amazing selection of whisky and other spirits to choose from.

And that’s not all that Dakota Glasgow has to offer. Step into Jack’s Bar, and you’ll find not only the Library but the heated outdoor cigar terrace.

That’s right, Dakota has a cigar terrace! The expert staff will take you through their amazing selection of cigars that you choose from.

A book in one hand, and a quality cigar in the other. Is there a better way to spend the evening?

Couple that with a location that means it’s only about 15 minutes away from both Glasgow airport and the city centre, and you have the perfect location for both high-end business trips and luxurious holidays.

4. Citizen M

Of course, alongside the many older Victorian and Edwardian-style hotels and buildings that these amazing establishments are based in, there are also quite a few modern accommodations that can make a stay in Glasgow feel welcoming.

Citizen M, one of the world’s most popular chains when it comes to luxury hotels, have recently opened up another excellent hotel right in the heart of Glasgow. 

From the architecture of the building on the outside to the modern, crisp styling of the rooms on the inside, everything about this place just screams fresh from the production line, in the best way possible!

Found right next to Buchanan Street bus station, it’s also right next to an easy way to get straight into the city centre, making it the perfect spot for planning and starting a night out.

Especially with the amazing lounge and bar that Citizen M offers in this hotel!

Plus, with a range of room options that are both comfortable and affordable, this might be one of the best places to stay if you’re a young traveller with a group of friends in this city!

5. Voco Grand Central Glasgow

While we do love a good modern affordable option for hotels, it’s also hard to deny the allure of the many luxury hotels that you’ll find across Glasgow, especially the ones with a little bit of history behind them.

The Voco Grand Central Hotel is one of those. From the early 20th-century furnishing and styling, this feels right at home with the other big names that we’ve covered in this guide.

However, Voco Grand Central is a hotel that also has its finger on the pulse of what a good modern hotel should have, at least when it comes to amenities.

Considering that they were one of the first hotels to receive long-distance TV transmissions in 1927, it’s a fact that seems to be baked into the history of this hotel!

From the amazing vintage artwork that you’ll find resting above your soft deluxe headboard, to the Champagne Central bar that you’ll find here (one that dates back to the 19th century), this hotel just oozes quality at every opportunity.

We’re particularly big fans of the Tempus restaurant that you’ll find in this hotel, and it’s a three-course dining experience!

6. One Devonshire Gardens A Hotel Du Vin

One of the things that many people can often miss out on in a big city like Glasgow is the greenery of the great outdoors.

Sure, the hustle and bustle of the city is great and all, but what if you love a green and verdant place to kick back and relax?

Glasgow has plans to become more tree-friendly, but even that might not be enough for some people. Luckily, there are luxury hotels like One Devonshire Gardens to scratch that green itch.

The tree-lined rooftop terrace for this hotel is from the Victorian era, lending an atmosphere that both transports you back to that time and provides a breath of greenery in a city that can otherwise feel too full of stone.

Of course, a beautiful terrace isn’t the only thing that this hotel has. Amazingly furnished rooms, a bistro and bar that can satisfy any drink or food craving, and easy walking distance to other locales, all make this a hotel worth visiting!

Final Note

So, there you have it!

Glasgow is not just one of the biggest cities in the United Kingdom, but it’s also one of the greatest for a city visit, so it’s only natural that there are so many high-quality hotels to pick from.

There may even be a few hidden gems out there that we didn’t get the chance to cover!

However, the selection of amazing venues and accommodations that we have covered should hopefully give you plenty of options to pick and choose from and help you narrow down what you want from your Glasgow holiday experience.

So, that only leaves one question: When is your next visit to this amazing city?

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