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BEST WESTERN Glasgow City Hotel

27 Elmbank Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G2 4PB

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Scotland) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)
Metro hotel. Offers a full service with the exception of dinner but is close to city centre restaurants.
Silver CSR award from Green Tourism.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Pets Allowed
  • WIFI
  • No Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Hotel Information

Please note demolition work is currently taking place adjacent to the rear of hotel, therefore noise disruption is likely between 7.30am and 6pm. We apologise for any disruption this may cause and ask for your understanding during this period. Estimated completion is 30th April 2015.

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Glasgow City Hotel, Glasgow


Loch Leven surf clams, Loch Etive oysters and Stornoway black pudding are on offer at Arisaig in Glasgow's city centre. The menu is divided into land and sea and showcases Scottish produce. Coastal landscapes line the walls of the airy dining room. Choose from over 100 single malt whiskies to round off your meal.

Available : Daily

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow's city centre is the place to see up-and-coming bands. This is where Oasis were discovered and The Verve honed their act. Pulp, Supergrass and Catatonia have played here.

Available : Daily

Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival

Aye Write!, Glasgow's Book Festival at beautiful Mitchell Library, is relatively youthful (having only started in 2006), but already rivals its neighbour Edinburgh with an impressive range of international authors. Home-grown talent is also strongly represented with lively debate guaranteed.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Geoffrey (Tailor) Kiltmakers

At Geoffrey (Tailor) Kiltmakers in Glasgow's city centre there are racks of traditional styles to choose from. But, the big attraction is the striking own-brand 21st-century tartans and kilts in leather and tweeds.

Available : Daily

Document - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

First held in 2003 and known each year by its latest iteration (hence 2011, the ninth festival, is known as Document 9), Glasgow's International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival promotes both homegrown and international cinema. Screenings take place at the CGA Glasgow.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Centre for Contemporary Arts

The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow's city centre is a high-tech space which showcases experimental performing arts events. Expect innovative film shorts and Scottish folk music. The upstairs bar is lively in the evenings.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun

The Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is on a tour of 30 different countries, presenting award-winning films with topics ranging from remote landscapes to daredevil action sports. Catch it at the Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow for some jaw-dropping and thought-provoking features.

Available : Jan 2014 (annual)

The Willow Tea Rooms

The Willow Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street are the only original Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed tea rooms still existing in Glasgow. Make sure you get a seat in the Room De Luxe, the original seating area.

Available : Daily

Nice 'n' Sleazy

Don't be put off by the name. Nice'n'Sleazy is an intimate setting in Glasgow's city centre where new punk, indie and rock bands showcase their talents. The bar is open till 3am and there are frequent acoustic sessions.

Available : Daily


Garage is a lively mainstream venue in Glasgow's city centre. Popular with a chart-loving young crowd, it has huge dancefloors and occasionally features live bands. Request nights and weekend hootenannies are especially busy.

Available : Daily

Mackintosh Trail

Glasgow School of Art in the city centre is the starting point for a tour of the work of Art Nouveau architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The tour takes in 12 attractions, including the elegantly baronial Hill House in its manicured gardens.

Available : Daily

Brian Maule at Le Chardon D'Or

For upper crust dining, Glaswegians head to Brian Maule at Le Chardon D'Or in Glasgow's city centre. In a renovated Georgian building, the dining room oozes sophistication, and is a favourite with couples looking for candlelit romance. The menu is mainly French. Try grilled seabass with fennel and broad beans, and melt-in-the-mouth crème brûlée.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Tenement House

The Tenement House in Glasgow's city centre is a step back in time. See how Glaswegians lived in the city at the turn of the 19th century, with gas lamps, box beds and coal fires. Photographs and memorabilia are also on display.

Available : Mar - Oct 2013 (annual)


Seafood with Asian flavours is the order of the day at Gamba, in the city centre. A Glasgow favourite for years, diners can expect to find grilled langoustines on the menu, along with chilli-seared scallops and whole roast sea bream.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Fratelli Sarti

Book ahead to get a seat in Fratelli Sarti's tiny basement bistro in Glasgow's Bath Street - it's always packed. Pizzas and pastas on the menu have been popular with Glaswegians for years. The minestrone soup is a meal on its own and the wine list well worth taking time to explore.

Available : Daily

Michael Caines at ABode

Located at ABode Glasgow, Michael Caines' award-winning restaurant draws diners to the former arthouse-turned-hotel with Edwardian architecture in the city centre. Simple tablecloths and wooden floors allow diners to focus on the modern menu. Expect mouth-watering dishes like saddle of Highland venison with chocolate and chestnut puree, and saffron-poached monkfish tail.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun


Vroni's is a compact wine and champagne bar in the heart of Glasgow. Enjoy house wines by the glass, a bottle of Sancerre or celebratory Dom Perignon accompanied by tasting plates like Scottish smoked salmon bruschetta or stuffed vine leaves.

Available : Daily

The Arches

Cavernous Victorian arches hold up to 3000 clubbers at this superclub, set directly underneath Central Station in Glasgow's city centre. Weekly student night Octopussy is a dressy affair. Regular DJs include Pete Tong and Carl Cox.

Available : Daily

The Funk Room

Get back to the funk with this monthly night at The Arches, which will feature the best international funk DJs and artists, with live music from some legends of the soul and funk scene.

Available : Feb 2013 (monthly)


Always a cut above, Pressure is on the last Friday of the month, delivering top tunes and damn fine guests each and every time. Pressure residents, techno messiahs Orde Meikle and Stuart McMillan, always pull in a crowd that expect nothing less than perfection every time.

Available : Feb 2013 (monthly)


Due to public demand and in the interests of human decency, Inside Out residents Simon Foy and Alan Belshaw have been given free musical reign to showcase their turntable wizadry. On the first Saturday of the month the boys can be found blasting out their familiar hard, uplifting euphoric sounds to a very animated yet intimate crowd at the Arches.

Available : Feb 2013 (monthly)


Get your glad rags on and get ready to party as the Colours bandwagon rolls into town and pulls into the Arches on the second Saturday of every month.

Available : Feb 2013 (monthly)


On the third Saturday of the month, the Arches invites you to come and play at the fun and very flamboyant Fruitfly.

Available : Feb 2013 (monthly)

Inside Out

Launched in December 1996, Inside Out is one of the most popular nights in the UK on the superstar DJ circuit, held at The Arches on the final Saturday of the month.

Available : Feb 2013 (monthly)

Sunday Social

Feel in need of a rest, a chat, some good music, food, the papers? The Sunday Social aims to bring you all the things you like to do on a Sunday. With some atmospheric engineering the Arches is transformed into a comfort zone with a pavement café, multi-media gallery and club. The vibe is relaxed, the seating generous. The primary concerns are good conversation, good music, exploring and unwinding in a deadline desert. This is converse clubbing, mixed-media style.

Available : Feb 2013 (monthly)

Glasgow's Whisky Festival

Glasgow's Whisky Festival celebrates the Scottish national drink with tastings in the city's Arches. First held in 2010, 40 stalls showcase drams of the "water of life" from Glasgow, other parts of Scotland and the rest of the world.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Sub Club

Celebrated underground dance venue the Sub Club is easy to find in Glasgow's city centre. Since 1987, the club has provided hardcore sounds to a dedicated crowd of clubbers who come to dance rather than drink.

Available : Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun only

The Lighthouse

The city-centre Lighthouse is dedicated to architecture and design. These former newspaper offices, designed by Glasgow architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, have six floors of gallery space where today's architects display visions for our cities. Visit the top-floor Doocot for a post-exhibition snack.

Available : Daily

Glasgow Music Fair

Attracting dealers and exhibitors from across the world, the Glasgow Music Fair comes to the Royal Concert Hall. For one or two days, punters can browse the busy stalls and pick up prized CDs, vinyl and music memorabilia.

Available : Feb 2013 (various dates)

3D/2D Craft & Design Fair

The 3D/2D Craft & Design Fair, an exhibition and trade fair of contemporary Scottish craft, design and artwork, comes to Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall for three weekends in the run up to Christmas. Buy crafts direct from makers, designers, craftworkers and artists.

Available : Nov 2013 (various dates)

Body & Soul Fairs

Are your chakras wonky? If so, then head to Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall for the quarterly Body & Soul Fairs. They offer many alternative ways to feel good, from complementary therapies, books and crystals to organic products and a whole lot more.

Available : Feb 2013 (various dates)

RSNO Christmas Concert

Get into the festive spirit with popular seasonal classics in this annual Christmas Concert at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall. The performance features music and film footage from Howard Blake's The Snowman, as well as with sing-a-long carols and Christmas classics.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections is Britain's premier Celtic festival, started by Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in 1994 and now promoted by Glasgow Life. The festival now reaches out across the city, to venues including City Halls, Old Fruitmarket, O2 ABC Glasgow, the Arches and more.

Available : Jan - Feb 2013 (annual)

New Year with the RSNO

Start the New Year with two traditional concerts given by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at home at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. First is a matinée performance of Handel's masterpiece Messiah, followed by a night of infectious Viennese waltzes.

Available : Jan 2014 (annual)

Hogmanay Gala

Welcome the New Year in with this traditional Hogmanay Gala at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall, with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, baritone Richard Morrison and soprano Joanne Boag. With popular classics and lots of Scottish melodies it's an anuual "riotous celebration."

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

House of Fraser

Known simply by its previous name, Frasers, this is the landmark department store in Glasgow's city centre and has been the place to shop for the finer things in life for the past 100 years. Get everything here from a suit to a sofa.

Available : Daily


Rogano in the city centre is the grand dame of Glasgow restaurants. Indulge in oysters and champagne in the original Art Deco interior, styled on the salons of the Cunard liner the Queen Mary. Salmon, langoustines, scallops, lobster and halibut caught fresh in Scottish waters feature heavily on the menu.

Available : Daily

One Up Bar & Grill

All glittering chandeliers, One Up in Glasgow's city centre is the place to mingle with footballers and models. Views over Royal Exchange Square and pricey champagne cocktails are the order of the day in this glamorous bar.

Available : Daily

Princes Square

In the prime shopping area of Buchanan Street, Princes Square is a renovated 19th-century warehouse reborn as the place to shop in Glasgow. Jo Malone and Space NK stores sit alongside Scottish favourites like Illuminati and Fifi & Ally.

Available : Daily

Gallery of Modern Art

Works by David Hockney and Andy Warhol feature in the collections of the landmark Gallery of Modern Art. Housed in a neo-classical building in Glasgow's city centre, the rooftop area houses artists' workshops and the basement café has free internet access.

Available : Daily

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BEST WESTERN Glasgow City Hotel
27 Elmbank Street
G2 4PB
Sat nav postcode:G2 4PB

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08443 876106

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0141 2272772

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