Glasgow has long been known for its music and art scene and increasingly for its beautiful open green spaces and great cuisine.
In this guide, we recommend where to stay in Glasgow with a focus on the best boutique hotels.
Boutique Hotels in Glasgow
Many of the best boutique hotels in Glasgow are located in the historic city centre. This is a great area to stay for a short visit as this is where you’ll find the city’s cultural sights and attractions, the Victorian architecture the city is famous for and a diverse range of cafes, bars and restaurants.
Top PickDakota Glasgow
Address: 179 West Regent Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The Dakota Hotel is the most highly-rated and best boutique hotel in Glasgow. The rooms are luxuriously appointed with the latest high-tech features, there are monsoon showers in the bathrooms and lovely, comfortable beds in the bedrooms. The furnishings are soft and plush creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
- Beautiful decor in the rooms and common areas.
- The popular Jacks Bar includes a champagne room.
- Exceptional cleanliness and service.
- Highly-rated beds for ultimate comfort.
Pros: A great location, wonderful staff, exceptionally clean rooms and there is a high quality bar and restaurant onsite.
Cons: The hotel has yet to implement significant sustainability initiatives.Check Availability
Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel
Address: 11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow City Centre
Located opposite the pretty Blythswood Square, the Kimpton Hotel is well-located for tourists on a short stay who are looking to be within walking distance to Glasgow’s main sights and attractions. As a luxury boutique hotel, Kimpton is deserving of its 5 stars and high rating. The historic building dates from 1823 and has been fitted out in a sophisticated style with predominantly grey and white furnishings. The large windows provide plenty of light and the bathrooms use marble as a feature. The Kimpton is a renowned spa hotel, making this hotel a great option for those looking for a relaxing weekend break. A percentage of hotel revenue is invested in community or sustainability projects.
Address: 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
CitizenM is located in one of the best areas of Glasgow, near the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The common areas are filled with cute and quirky music memorabilia. The rooms are comfortable but compact and perfectly clean. The highlight would be the staff, who are known to be exceptionally friendly and helpful. The hotel is working towards being more sustainable through recycling, avoiding single-use plastics and by promoting local artists.
Address: 278 West George Street, Glasgow, UK
Malmaison has some of the best boutique hotels in the UK, so I’m surprised that the Malmaison Glasgow isn’t highly rated. The low rating can be attributed to the hotel’s location and the poor value for money. However, I find it a little strange as the hotel is very central although I agree it can be a bit pricey if you book during a busy period. Nonetheless, the Malmaison is a stylish hotel and is a good alternative to those recommended above.
This article is part of our series on the best places to visit in Scotland.
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Glasgow has a website called People Make Glasgow that is dedicated to helping visitors to the city. This is a great resource for first time visitors or if you’re interested in finding information on events and special exhibitions.
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