I spent a night in Glasgow at the very end of May, as I had a flight out of Scotland the next day, and decided to see a little bit of Glasgow while I was at it. I booked an advance purchase room with breakfast for a great price and had a wonderful experience at the City Inn.
The hotel was compact but well appointed. Front desk staff were friendly, and check in and check out were easy. The hotel is next to the River Clyde, and my upper floor room had a pleasant view looking out onto the water (just as I requested!).
The room was compact as well, perhaps a bit too compact, but again everything was well appointed. The iMac entertainment system was novel and very much appreciated, and its all-in-one design helped maximize the free space available inside the room. The bathroom was clean and well laid-out.
I found the breakfast experience a bit confusing, as it was semi-buffet and semi-waiter service. However, the food and drink were good and the riverside setting was relaxing.
The only issue I had with the hotel was access to its location. I liked being on the water and knew that the City Inn was between the central business district and the west end, but it was not easy to reach on public transport. (But that's the fault of Glasgow's poor public transport and not the City Inn, for the record.) I had to walk to/from here, which was fine during my stay but a bit tedious upon arrival and departure with luggage.
Overall, I recommend the City Inn while visiting Glasgow. It's a nice place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the banks of the River Clyde, the new Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre (formerly MINT hotel) has undergone a £1 million refurbishment. The hotel offers 164 stylish and fully refreshed bedrooms, all featuring a spacious desk, ergonomic chair, an Apple iMac, complimentary WiFi and a mini refrigerator.The Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre features a contemporary designed lobby, a complimentary 24-hour business centre, as well as the Hilton Garden Inn 24-hour Pavilion Pantry which provides a selection of food and beverage options. The award winning City Café Bar & Grill serves contemporary, locally-sourced food from an enviable riverside location and has a fantastic reputation in the city for offering the very best in casual dining for the discerning customer. Guests can choose to dine indoors or al fresco on the stunning outdoor terrace space. Overlooking the River Clyde, it offers spectacular views of the nearby SECC, Armadillo, Glasgow Science Centre and the Finnieston Crane. A new hi-tec Precor gym has been introduced to the property, doubling the size of the previous facility, offering the very latest in state of the art equipment for gym users. A guest laundry has also been introduced to allow guests the convenience of freshening up during longer stays at the hotel. With ample car parking and a fantastic riverside location, the Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre is the perfect choice for visiting the bustling, cosmopolitan city of Glasgow with its fantastic shopping boulevards of Buchanan Street and Argyle Street. It’s also a short stroll from the city’s bohemian West End with a wealth of museums, parks, boutique stores and artisan delis as well as a diverse choice of bars and night spots.For meetings, conferences and special events, including weddings, the Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre has some of the finest space in the city. Whether its business or pleasure you are looking for, Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre can cater for your every need……and leave you wanting more.Walking distances:SECC 2 minutesCity Centre 10 minutesWest End 10 minutes ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- City Hotel Glasgow
- Glasgow City Hotel
- Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre Scotland