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  • “the hotel is close to the secc so excellent for when you go to concerts or conferences etc.” in 6 reviews

  • “You're right on the river so you'll either have a view of buildings and lights or water.” in 4 reviews

  • “Rooms are european small, but everything works from the innovative shower to the iMac on the desk.” in 3 reviews

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  • 5.0 star rating
    31/5/2014

    Room clean and in good condition.  We had a river view which was lovely.  Breakfast was buffet style and was faultless.  The evening meal was gorgeous.  Staff friendly and helpful.  I'll definitely return.

  • 4.0 star rating
    4/4/2014
    1 check-in

    Chic.  Wifi.  Clean.  Yup.  Very nice.  Oh it is not close to anything.  So either put on your walking boots or call a taxi.  I'd probably stay somewhere more connected (even to a subway line)...but the hotel itself ain't bad.

  • 4.0 star rating
    5/8/2013
    Listed in Glasgow Favourites

    Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow.

    Located at the Clyde River Quay and just a stone's throw from the SECC.
    It is relatively easy to locate - as it is just overlooking the "Cheese" - a new multi-story car park. When you see it you'll know why it is call the "Cheese"

    A Hackney taxi ride from Queens Street Station is about £7

    The Hilton Garden Inn has a bright reception entrance. The colours are white, steel and red and a shiny parquet flooring.  

    We checked in, took the complimentary map of Glasgow poster available at the front desk.
    We were supplied with a room on the top floor overlooking the "cheese".
    The corridors are pile carpeted and muffling which contributes to the luxurious feel of the place.

    When we entered the room we investigated everything - like we always do.
    Hairdryer? - Check
    Safe? - Check
    MiniBar? - Check
    Tea & Coffee station with Kettle? - Check
    Air-conditioning? - Check
    Power Shower? - Check

    But the surprising thing we noted was the iMac all in one 22" screen and very good JBL speaker system. This iMac had many other functions. TV, Radio, hotel info, films, and of course Apple computer. - However It will not play Spotify Web Player nor Netflix.

    The Hotel also has complimentary Wifi - HHonors.

    My personal favourite and pleasure was the bed.. I have to admit that box-spring mattresses are the best!

    Service is brilliant for what we used. We didn't have breakfast, but we had a Drink in their City Cafe overlooking the Quay.

    This is a good choice for any traveller and you'd be pleased if you decide to stay here for a few nights!

    There is a £79 - £129 room only price mark - but you may get cheaper deals online (like we did)

  • 5.0 star rating
    12/9/2012
    12 check-ins

    Modern, comfortable lobby with great bar and lots of natural light from the huge windows. I was surprised to see such a nice deck too overlooking the water. Great happy hour location.

    The rooms were also modern and clearly recently remodeled. A new iMac in every room - very nice touch.

    No complaints - I'd stay here again.

    Oops, spoke too soon -  two complaints - annoying but small ones: the phones in the room are cool and modern looking but not very functional: cords are too short and the handset is weird and hard to pick up: functionally one of the worst landline phones I've used. Secondly, to close the fridge door requires you to slam it as hard and loud as humanly possible. They were likely a very good deal - but I'd fix that.

    If you're attending a conference - it's a 3-5 minute walk to the convention center and Crown Plaza. Tough to beat. And, there's a Tesco a few blocks away on Argyle - an easy walk for groceries if you need something. And, near the Tesco there look to be some cool bars if you're feeling adventurous.

  • 5.0 star rating
    11/11/2012

    Great location in city center. Has a parking lot. Has an iMac for a TV.

    This is a great place with a comfortable bed that is close enough to do things in the city. I wish I had more time here. You're right on the river so you'll either have a view of buildings and lights or water. Either one is a win.

  • 3.0 star rating
    18/3/2010
    First to Review

    Situated in a prime location, the City Inn offers excellent Clydeside views with its outdoor seating area undoubtedly one of the most pleasant spots to enjoy a drink on a clear balmly Glaswegian day.

    Unfortunately, however, it's a different story inside. Sterile and soulless, the interior is more what you expect from your average hotel bar and would only be recommended on account of its close proximity to the SECC.

    Having never stayed in the hotel, I cannot comment on the quality of its rooms, although you would be hard pressed to find a better location in the city.

    • Qype User suziwo…
    • Paisley, Renfrewshire
    • 8 friends
    • 112 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    14/11/2008

    Really great hotel if your going to secc! good bar, quick easy walk to secc! Rooms are clean and modern!
    extras in rooms such as dvd and cd's make a big difference!

    • Qype User spank…
    • Edinburgh
    • 5 friends
    • 54 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    2/6/2009

    I love the City Inns. I stayed here at the weekend, having previously stayed in the sisters in London and Bristol. It's a cracking hotel and great value for money. Like Malmaison in the good old days.

    I was sharing a room with my drunken and then hungover friend and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Although a trace of irritation snuck in when we phoned room service for the third time at 4am to ask about wholesome healthy food options.

    The mattresses are nicely hard. Proper duvets rather than blankets. Brilliantly stocked mini bar with Budvar and Bombay Sapphire. Complimentary chocolates. And a stunning view of the Clyde and that beautiful new(ish) bridge. A great breakfast and a lovely lunch on the sun terrace the next day.

    Enjoy and do give them my compliments!

  • 4.0 star rating
    15/2/2011

    Sunday lunch:
    Can here for a family Sunday lunch with a load of adults and small kids.
    Really nice location and nicely set tables with linen, etc.
    Buffet starters and desserts ("all you can eat") and then main off small menu - meat, fish, or veg - but it was Sunday lunch after all.
    I chose the beef - "roast ribeye" and was really surprised and pleased to get a big chunk (about 1/2 in thick) of rare tender beef (you can also have it well done if you prefer).
    Not the cheapest but worth the money

    • Qype User kianic…
    • Keith, Moray
    • 61 friends
    • 24 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    28/9/2008

    Brilliant hotel. I stayed here in march of this year and it was my first time staying at this hotel. I was very impressed by the room i had. The staff were very helpful and very friendly. The room i had included an 15 inch lcd tv and dvd player, free broadband, a mini bar, a safe, a walk in shower, dressing gowns, a massive bed, a great selection of extras (payable extras added to your account) such as crisps, toothpaste and tooth brush, biscuits and other things.

    The also loan you a cable if you want to use the free broadband if you haven't got a cable for your laptop. you also get free use of the on site gym and a pass to a lesuire facility across from the hotel.

    the hotel is close to the secc so excellent for when you go to concerts or conferences etc. hogly recommended hotel.

    • Qype User lisain…
    • Glasgow
    • 7 friends
    • 125 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    25/5/2009

    I stayed at this hotel for a short weekend break and loved it!
    The food in the restuarant is lovely and the room was clean, modern and fresh, and a great size.
    The bathroom was great with an amazing shower - very powerful!
    Comfy bed, great view of the Clyde and the new 'squinty' bridge, and easy access to the SECC and Armidillo concert and exhibition halls.
    Easy access to this hotel can be found from the nearby Exhibition Centre train station, and there is a nearby car park too.

  • 5.0 star rating
    16/10/2012
    1 check-in

    A great hotel along the river with beautiful views of Glasgow. Rooms are european small, but everything works from the innovative shower to the iMac on the desk. The staff was very friendly, the breakfast was phenominal and the whole place shined of cleanliness. Lots of pubs and restuarants to eat in walking distance.

  • 4.0 star rating
    23/4/2010

    Great riverside location. Modern crisp decor. Rooms well designed but on the small side. Good views over the river. Pleasant reception staff.

    • Qype User denvy…
    • Glasgow
    • 4 friends
    • 79 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    31/1/2009

    The City Inn is a standard chain hotel, situated right beside the River Clyde. This has its advantages the decking area right beside the river is lovely, and it is close to the SECC I stayed here when we were at a concert there as its a nightmare to get home but it is a fair distance from the city centre not walking i dont think unless your a keen walker, and the public transport isnt great in this area. My room was nice fitted out with a TV/DVD player I was told that a DVD library is avaible at reception, air conditioning and river facing window. The bathroom was also fitted out with a modern shower and nice handbasin unit and shaving mirror. The doorman at the entrance is also a nice touch.

    • Qype User clearl…
    • Perth
    • 2 friends
    • 30 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    20/6/2011

    Fabulous hotel, very handy for SECC or for a breakfast meeting. Lovely restaurant overlooking River Clyde. Dinner good, breakfast amazing. Worthy of more stars than it has.

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