With locations in both the popular City Center and the scenic Scottish countryside, our Glasgow hotels are perfectly situated to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Use our convenient Glasgow hotel guide to find the perfect Holiday Inn Express® hotel for your next trip.
Glasgow is a major hub for commerce, tourism and culture in the United Kingdom. It’s also known for its beautiful parks, quirky shops and restaurants, and distinctive architecture – a mix of both Victorian and modern styles. Greater Glasgow is a sprawling area (approximately 80 square miles); however the central area is quite compact, making it easy for guests of our downtown Glasgow hotels to get around. You can easily walk to both the City Center, the commercial heart of Glasgow, and popular West End District.
Within the City Center, you’ll find both historic Merchant City and the Blythswood Hill financial district. Be sure to check out the Gallery of Modern Art in Royal Exchange Square, and the Glasgow Cathedral, an excellent example of the city’s Gothic architecture. The Clyde Auditorium, or the “Armadillo” to native Glaswegians, is adjacent to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center and offers a variety of concert options, while the Theatre Royal is home to famous Broadway musicals and West End productions.
Looking to experience the city’s more bohemian side during your Glasgow hotel stay? Then the West End is a definite stop on your itinerary. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as lively pubs and bars surround the University of Glasgow campus. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is one of the most celebrated attractions in the UK, boasting many fine paintings and sculptures, including works from Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet and Whistler, medieval relics and more. The Botanical Gardens are a pleasant way to spend the day, and with regular subways connecting the West End to Ibrox Stadium, home to the Glasgow Rangers soccer team, you can also experience Scotland’s favorite past time during your visit.
Of course, this is only a small sampling of what this great city has to offer. You may have to plan an extra trip to take in all the sites, sounds and flavors of Scotland’s 2nd city – and our Glasgow hotels are always ready to welcome you.