Best Business Hotels in Glasgow

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If you're heading to Glasgow, Scotland for work, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind when booking a hotel -- comfiness of the beds; meeting facilities; Wi-Fi availability; and location, to name a few. After visiting the burgeoning city of Glasgow, we compared hotels we stayed at and evaluated how each stacked up. Taking into consideration all the features that make for a good hotel to call home while traveling for work, here are the best business hotels in Glasgow.

  1. This Radisson Blu is a high-end, 250-room hotel occupying an eye-catching building in the center of Glasgow. The location means most of the city is within easy walking distance while also providing easy access by car and train. Rooms have designer interiors and impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, though some beds have been reported as being too hard. Access to the health club with a pool is a big bonus, while restaurant and bars are nicely styled -- albeit rather expensive. It is certainly one of the priciest options in town, but this is luxury 21st-century style.

  2. The 226-room Grand Central Hotel is an upscale, landmark property integrated into Glasgow Central station dating back to the late 19th century. After a period of decline, a huge renovation project relaunched the hotel to its former splendor. Rooms are generally spacious and, while there is evidence of some wear, largely nicely finished -- especially a batch of more recently renovated rooms. The champagne bar is a stunning place to enjoy a spot of luxury while the restaurant also serves an impressive menu. Although lacking a pool or spa facilities, its prime central location and reasonable room rates makes this hotel one of the city's more attractive options.  

  3. The Premier Inn Glasgow Pacific Quay is a sleek and modern budget hotel set on the south bank of the River Clyde, with easy access to local BBC offices, SSE Hydro arena, and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). Its 180 rooms are clean and contemporary, with comfortable beds and large flat-screen TVs, though they lack telephones, and the windows don't open. The large restaurant has a decent menu and good bar, and Wi-Fi and parking are both free of charge. All in all, it's an excellent no-frills base for those with business -- or leisure -- in the area, but it's a bit far from the city center.

  4. Overlooking the River Clyde, the Crowne Plaza Glasgow is an upscale landmark hotel a few minutes' walk from Glasgow's SSE Hydro arena and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). Although the 332 rooms are undergoing renovations, even older ones are decent, with a solid range of amenities including mini-fridges and waffle-comb robes. The health facilities are also impressive and include a heated pool, a sauna, and a steam room. And the restaurant gets good feedback, though can get busy at times. Rates are generally reasonable, especially if you can snag one of the higher-level room with excellent cityscape views. However, extra fees for breakfast and Wi-Fi should be taken into consideration.

  5. The 321-room Jurys Inn Glasgow is a huge, smarter-than-average mid-range chain hotel set in the center of Glasgow overlooking the River Clyde. The pleasant rooms are relatively spacious and some feature impressive views, though can also be noisy. There's little in the way of facilities beyond the restaurant-bar and coffee shop -- though interiors are unexpectedly atmospheric. Meeting spaces attract business travelers.

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