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Acorn Hotel

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4.5
#1 of 2 boutique hotels in Glasgow
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Designed by renowned architect Alexander “Greek” Thomson, you’ll find Grecian pillars adorning our grand entranceway and up-to-date decor throughout. With 18 newly renovated rooms on offer, the Acorn Hotel provides a contemporary, relaxed environment for you to enjoy during your stay. Our stylish interior mixes fresh tones with classic, walnut touches and each room comes equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, complementary WiFi, satellite television and GHDs to complete a true home-away-from-home experience. We offer a range of room configurations including singles for the solo traveller and Executive or Super-King bedded rooms if you’d like to indulge. Don't forget to check out our Facebook page for more. We hope to see you soon.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Laptop safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English

Location

140 Elderslie Street, Glasgow G3 7JR Scotland
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 90 out of 100
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Glasgow Intl Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
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BogsideBunny wrote a review Jan 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom117 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hubby and I stayed here on Friday 10th January, it was a very wet night and the room was such a warm oasis when we came back from dining out nearby. Both before and after check-in we left our luggage at reception which was no problem to the helpful and friendly staff. Our room (#10) was on the first floor and facing the park which was quiet. The shower was powerful, bed was comfy, wifi had a strong signal and there were very generous amounts of free tea, coffee and biscuits available in the room. There were even hair straighteners in the bathroom, can't say I've seen that before. Perhaps my favourite thing was access to a copy of The List restaurants magazine in the downstairs hall. All in all, a very pleasant find in Glasgow, we travel through the city quite a few times a year so we'll be adding the Acorn to our hotel list from now on. Thanks for the lovely experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from robertmcq, Owner at Acorn Hotel
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Dear BogsideBunny, Thank you for your fabulous review of the Acorn Hotel, it is very much appreciated by the team here ! We are thrilled that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and we will be your hotel of choice when visiting the city. Hope that we will see you back soon. Best Regards, Robert
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Allyson PD wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom37 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a good basic hotel if you are looking for a conveniently located hotel and want a no frills stay. The price we paid was excellent for value for the room. The room and bathroom were clean and all in working order.

We were taking back our son to Glasgow University and found the hotel conveniently located near the M8, university, West End and Glasgow Central. It is also located on a road alongside to the entrance of Kelvingrove park and overlooks green space. Great is you fancy a walk before breakfast or after dinner.The road on which the hotel is located is very quiet, so you don’t get disturbed at night.

We went during Coronavirus and found the hotel to be very clean. They have very good systems in place to ensure social distancing: digital check-in/check-out and hand sanitation/face masks worn around the public access areas. We didn’t feel our safety was being compromised.

I would definitely stay again. The downsides? The room was a bit on the warm side. There was no air con and the window appeared to be locked shut. Also, hotel staff smoke out the main entrance, which is a bit off putting. You can also smell the fumes if you are in the room about the entrance on Woodside Place.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Robert McQuade, Owner at Acorn Hotel
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Dear allysonp634, Thank you for your great review of the Acorn Hotel. We are delighted that you found us to offer great value for money and that your bedroom was clean and our location was ideal for your visit. Glad that our extensive Co - vid 19 precautions gave you piece of mind during your stay. . We are sorry that you felt warm in your room, the Duty Manager would have been more than happy to open the window for you. The staff are not permitted to smoke at the main entrance which is the only entrance for guest to come and go with their keycard. We are investigating the issue you have raised and thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Best Regards Robert
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John H wrote a review Aug 2022
Birkenhead, United Kingdom25 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The experience of dealing with and staying at the Acorn was a pleasure from start to finish. I booked a room for my elderly mother in law to be somewhere handy for a big family gathering in central Glasgow and she, and we, were made to feel like valued guests throughout. The online direct booking system was efficient and effective, reception dealt with my special requests very quickly and always with a perfect understanding of what was needed. The Acorn is in a very pleasant location, within walking distance of both the city and the West End and yet peaceful and very safe feeling. The building is well maintained, small enough to be personal but large enough to have a little bit of thoughtfully designed public space. Both the bedroom and the breakfast areas were clean, comfortable and well serviced. The staff on duty during our stay could not have been more friendly and were quietly thoughtful to our needs throughout. Our family of four joined Mum for a perfectly cooked to order leisurely Sunday breakfast. I have stayed at hotels across the globe of every size, shape and star rating for work and pleasure, and I can honestly say it was an absolute pleasure to discover this gem in the city where our hearts lie. Hopefully we'll be back!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Robert McQuade, Owner at Acorn Hotel
Responded 24 Aug 2022
Dear John H I would like to thank you for the fantastic review you have left of the Acorn Hotel, its staff and the services we offer. I am delighted we could be of assistance to host a family gathering at breakfast time. Your comments have been passed on to the team. We would be delighted to host you and your family anytime in the not too distant future! Please contact us directly for the best rates of any future bookings. Best Regards Robert
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Matthew R wrote a review Oct 2021
Leicestershire29 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in a great location for walking into the City Centre. If you're driving there is parking on-road right outside the hotel for a small charge from reception, I had no problems getting a space - it's also easy to access being close to the M8.

If you're a whisky fan it's a very short walk to the Bon Accord and a short walk to the City Centre. If you're a parkrun tourist it's just a 20min or so gently uphill jog to the lovely Ruchill parkrun - great views of the City from there.

The reception from Diane was excellent, friendly and helpful. The single room suited my needs perfectly as a solo traveller and was clean and well equipped.

The only thing I'd flag up is that you are likely to get noise from the adjacent rooms and from outside. Ear plugs recommended if this bothers you.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Robert McQuade, Owner at Acorn Hotel
Responded 18 Oct 2021
Dear PedallingNetworker, Thank you for your great review of the Acorn Hotel. We have passed on your great comments to Diane who is delighted. Glad you enjoyed our excellent location in the leafy West End. Please remember to book direct for your next stay. Best Wishes Robert
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Justine M wrote a review Jan 2022
Dumfries, United Kingdom38 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exceptionally clean boutique hotel ideally placed for lovers of Glasgows West End but only a 15 minute walk from the city centre. Free parking at the weekend kept costs down and the breakfast was probably the best we have had in a hotel for a long time. The hotel is in a lovely area for architecture fans and has direct access to Kelvingrove Park and everything that offers. Alan our hoist was extremely helpful offering us early access to our room and being very welcoming and friendly. The hotel is very quiet at night quite unlike some other city centre hotels and the room was lovely. We had a great view of Trinity Tower which was beautiful. The hotel offers great value for money and will be our go to hotel when next in Glasgow.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Robert McQuade, Owner at Acorn Hotel
Responded 16 Jan 2022
Dear justinem610, Thank you so very much for your glowing feedback which is very much appreciated. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us in the quiet leafy West End with so many things to do around us. It was a pleasure to look after you and have passed on your lovely comments to Alan who is delighted. Good to know that we are your hotel of choice when in Glasgow and please don't forget to book direct for our best rates. Best Regards, Robert
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Jane B wrote a review Oct 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
After experiencing an horrific hotel experience in Glasgow, the week before, (review to follow) at a nearby establishment, this return visit to the Acorn Hotel confirmed why it's worth a repeat visit! From the minute I arrived at the hotel door, I was greeted by one of managers, Kevin, who gave such an inviting and warm welcome and offered to help me with my bag which was very kind. I then met Neil at reception too, and he was a very engaging, and helpful manager, who talked through my booking and explained the room I would be staying in, checking everything was to my liking and of a high standard. The Acron Hotel is always spotlessly clean, has an excellent standard of rooms, is great value for money with options for discounts for returning guests of a discounted stay, late checkout, or free breakfast. You will always enjoy your stay here, and I can highly recommend checking them out for an extremely comfortable stay, but the managers and staff team make this hotel as their customer service is exceptional and other hotel competitors have a lot to learn from them!
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Robert McQuade, Owner at Acorn Hotel
Responded 20 Oct 2022
Dear Jane B Thank you so much for a glowing review of your recent stay at the Acorn Hotel. Your very kind comments will be passed on to Neil & Kevin and I am sure they will be delighted with the feedback. To hear that we are exceeding expectations and guests are leaving very happy, really does make it all worth while! We hope you continue to book with us in the future, not forgetting to contact us directly for the very best rates. Best Regards Robert
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Rabiah wrote a review Sept 2020
London, United Kingdom14 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Acorn Hotel was less than an AirBnB and super comfortable and quiet. It was about £5-8 to get to the city centre via Uber and then only a ~15 min bus ride. The bus is close. The room was clean and the shower worked well. I enjoyed my stay. I didn't have any food there so can't comment on that. The staff was very friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Robert McQuade, Owner at Acorn Hotel
Responded 23 Sept 2020
Dear rabiahc, Thank you for your amazing feedback which has been shared with our team. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and offered great value for money. Hope to see you again when you are next in Glasgow. Best Regards, Robert
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Chatterboxmegan wrote a review Jul 2021
Appley Bridge, United Kingdom1,171 contribution389 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Communication prior to arrival was excellent. There was ample parking, which is free at the weekend and £4 per weekday. Check in was easy and contact free. We were given room 8, which is on the corner with a view of the park. This was ample for our 4 night stay. There was all the basics you'd expect; tea/coffee facilities, TV, wardrobe, desk, toiletries etc. The location was excellent, it was a 10 min walk to the main centre but also around the same in the other direction to lots of fabulous eateries. Various parks were very local for an amble after dinner. Staff were really friendly and chatty. We didn't eat breakfast during our stay, but due to covid you book in the night before. We really enjoyed our stay and would happily stop again if in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Robert McQuade, Owner at Acorn Hotel
Responded 1 Jul 2021
Dear Chatterboxmegan, Thank you so very much for your great review which has been shared with the Acorn Team. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and took advantage of the amazing West End. Your room is a firm guest favourite with its dual aspect. Hope you will be back very soon and don't forget to book direct to take advantage of our best rates and free breakfast offer for returning guests. Best Wishes Robert
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vmayer1919 wrote a review Nov 2021
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Centrally located for all Glasgow has to offer . Our room was very clean and quiet so slept well , although slightly on the small side it had everything you would need including free wi-fi , and very comfortable . Our room was on the second floor and there is no lift so its a bit of a climb . They don't do evening meals , there is an abundace of eateries round about though , but breakfast was plentiful and good quality . The duty manager (Alan) is a star and very helpful and knowledgeable , a great asset for the acorn . Overall I would certainly recommend this hotel .
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Our room (number 14) was on the second floor and its a bit of a climb as there is no lift , it...
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Response from Robert McQuade, Owner at Acorn Hotel
Responded 7 Nov 2021
Dear vmayer1919, Thank you for your great review of the Acorn Hotel. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and have passed on your comments to Alan who is delighted. Hope to see you again very soon and please don't forget to book direct for our best deals. Best Regards Robert
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Alison M wrote a review Dec 2022
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had never stayed here before but will definitely return! Kevin greeted us at the door, checked us in & made sure we were sorted for restaurants & taxis before the concert we were attending. In the morning he was in the kitchen preparing breakfast & although it was very busy the food provided was tasty & hot & Kevin made time to chat with everyone & ask about their stay. Rooms are perfect for a city break with a decent sized ensuite; an absolute bonus to find hair straighteners as well as the usual hairdryer, toiletries, TV & tea/coffee facilities. A great hotel for a decent price in a really good location for both West-End & city.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Robert McQuade, Owner at Acorn Hotel
Responded 4 Dec 2022
Dear alisonmS3158EO, Thank you so very much for your glowing feedback which we have shared with Kevin who is thrilled. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and all that the Acorn and surrounding area has to offer. Please remember to book direct for our best rates. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards Robert
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Answer from robertmcq
5 contributions5 helpful votes
HI there. There is plenty of parking bays outside the hotel that you can park in. They are charging from 8am till 6pm Monday-Friday at a cost of £4 per day. From 6pm till 8am it is free of charge and all day Saturday and sunday is also free of charge.
Deborah B asked a question Aug 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania42 contributions15 helpful votes
Hello, is there easy access from the airport to the hotel? We will not have a car.
Answer from Alison J
Ramelton, Ireland80 contributions7 helpful votes
Us right outside airport into city and we walked from there but s taxi from bus station will be £4 max Walk was about 20 mins
Mobile532139 asked a question Dec 2017
Mosbrough, United Kingdom
Where can you park
Answer from Boxercollie
Inverness, United Kingdom55 contributions74 helpful votes
You can park in parking bays in the street or nearby streets, but you will need to get parking vouchers for that. Please contact the hotel reception for details.
Helen P asked a question Feb 2017
Oban, United Kingdom13 contributions11 helpful votes
What no bus could i get from queen street station to the hotel ?
Answer from robertmcq
5 contributions5 helpful votes
Hi Helen, The best way is to change trains at Queen Street & get the low level to Charing Cross and the hotel is 3-5 minutes walk. This costs the same as the fare to Queen Street and is the same distance as the nearest bus stop. There are no direct buses from Queen Street so you would need to go to Buchanan Bus station and get the No 77. Hope this helps!
Lorraine187069 asked a question Jan 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom89 contributions61 helpful votes
What is the best way to get to the hotel from the train station?
Answer from robertmcq
5 contributions5 helpful votes
Hello Lorraine, The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from Central station or about 5 minutes in a taxi which cost around £6.00 If you wanted to take the bus there is a First company which goes from Bothwell street to the bottom of Elderslie Street every 10 minutes Hope this is of help and please do not hesitate to contact me should you require further assistance Best Regards Alan
Lorna M wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect for Kelvingrove and nearby attractions"
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david s wrote a tip Apr 2024
Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You need to pay for parking up to 6pm monday to Friday. Free at weekend. Disabled and people with mobility issues who have a blue badge park for free. "
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JeanPierreDeMol wrote a tip Apr 2024
Ghent, Belgium20 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"within easy walking distance of OVO Hydro/SECC, central Glasgow, Kelvingrove museum and Finnieston pubs and restaurants"
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tkdsue wrote a tip Mar 2024
New Jersey4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Restaurant next store (Park District) has delicious soup and sandwich combo. Kelvinbridge park is get to walk through."
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John M wrote a tip Mar 2024
Belfast, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can walk through Kelvingrove Part to the many restaurants on Byers Road in the West End"
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PRICE RANGE
£79 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Acorn Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Acorn Hotel?
Nearby attractions include eeek! Escape Rooms (0.08 miles), The Good, The Bad & The Irish! (0.3 miles), and Bon Accord (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Acorn Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Acorn Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Acorn Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Acorn Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mister Singh's India, Non Viet, and Cubatas Tapas Bar & Restaurant.
Is Acorn Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Glasgow.
Are there any historical sites close to Acorn Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Mackintosh House (0.6 miles), The Tenement House (0.3 miles), and House for an Art Lover (2.0 miles).
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