Historic buildings, well-curated museums, and lush parks are just a few of the family-friendly features of Glasgow, Scotland. The country’s largest city, it’s become a growing destination for all types of travelers. But if you’re heading to Glasgow with little ones in tow, there are a few things to keep in mind before booking your stay: the size of the rooms; kid-friendly amenities; and atmosphere of the hotel, to name a few. Luckily, we visited the gorgeous city and did the hotel comparing so you can feel good about your travel plans. Check out the best kid-friendly hotels in Glasgow and get inspired!
The Menzies Glasgow Hotel is an upscale, chain hotel comprising 129 rooms and 12 apartments located west of Glasgow's center. While the immediate surrounds aren't very attractive, proximity to the motorway makes for easy car access and the city center is easily walkable. Apartments are especially nicely finished, with some charming period features like exposed brick walls plus kitchenettes; Sky Sports channels will certainly appeal to some. While rates aren't too much cheaper than some more central hotels, the on-site health club with a huge indoor pool makes this more than worth a look.
Fraser Suites Glasgow is an upscale serviced-apartment property located in Glasgow's Merchant City area, within walking distance of the city center. Even the smaller apartments are spacious, and all have comfy lounge areas with well-equipped kitchenettes. Top-floor apartments have great city views, although some of the lower-floor apartments can be noisy due to a bar next door. While units lack air-conditioning, it's rarely needed in Glasgow's mild summers. Amenities are limited, as to be expected with serviced apartments, but there is a small gym on-site and some rates come with free breakfast.
The Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre South is a better-than-average example of the popular chain. Rooms are simple and spacious with modern, clean bathrooms, though those facing the road get some traffic noise. There are specific family rooms available. While the surroundings are far from attractive, Glasgow city center is a 15-minute walk away. The restaurant serves standard British fare a la carte at lunch, and dinner and kids' meals are available.
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.