City Inn Glasgow Hotel

, Glasgow, United Kingdom
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City Inn Glasgow Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 164

Finnieston Quay - Glasgow - Scotland - G3 8HN - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | (0)141 240 1002
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Mediocre restaurant
Submitted by: Brian in 15/09/07
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type:
Having enjoyed dining experiences all over the world,
I was truly disappointed with the quality of the lunch at the City Inn, soup of the day described as vegetable turned out to be really tasteless and of questionable origin, the fillet steak dish had a geometric theme, square chips 8 in total and a circular steak, beef! I think? I certainly won,t hurry back. My advice to the management would be to, grow up! stop being so pretentious and start providing something with a flair and equally important value for money.
City Inn is the one for me
Submitted by: Max in 20/06/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
We first chose the City Inn as we were going to a concert and it is close to the SECC, you can just walk over and don't have sit in traffic for an age afterwards. Have now stayed there on a number of occasions as we loved it esp the food. This hotel is light airy and modern. Sound proofing seems good, have not noticed noise from neighbouring rooms or the street when the window is closed. Staff : Friendly and efficient and seem to have the balance just right ,happy to chat if you want to but will leave you in peace should you require it. The bedrooms: While not the largest are well equipped and have comfortable beds, Good ac, Flat screen TV,DVD player, CD player. Ensuite: Compact (shower only)well equipped, V clean and modern. Food: Have eaten here several times and each time the food was excellent, Sunday Lunch a carvery/buffet at £12.95 I can definitely recomended esp if like me you don't want to get up early for breakfast.
There is a terrace and weather permitting it is nice to relax with your coffee there. The Restaurant can be very busy and booking ahead is wise. We usually wait and see if there are any special deals or last minute offers and we have paid as little as £50 for a double room. If you must have breakfast try to get it included in the room price as £12.50 is not very economical if like me all you want is coffee, cheese and a croissant. The only small quibble I would have there is no fridge in the bedroom , a hook for your towel beside the shower would not go amiss & the CD library downstairs did not have a lot of choice but it was 1am so they could have all been out ,we just take our own now, have not looked at the DVD's. Rooms on the riverside are all non smoking. We have enjoyed our stay there each time and will happily return again and again.

Historical Traveller Reviews of City Inn Glasgow Hotel

Very Nice

from nickwolf
We stopped at the City Inn for one night on our way up to the Highlands and what a pleasure it was. Our room rate (a very reasonable £59) included a bottle of house wine which we enjoyed on a beautiful afternoon on the terrace alongside the river.

The hotel is nice and bright inside and the staff were very pleasent. The was some interesting art on the wall including a collage of underpants which made me smile.

We arrived 2 hours before check in time but the receptionist did not bat an eyelid and we were in our room in minutes.

We had a very late dinner in the restaurant arriving at exactly closing time (10.30pm) after we had been to the theatre, we had no reservation but were made very welcome by the Maitre d' and I had a lovely braised beef dish whilst my wife had an equally excellent Sea Bass.

We did not have breakfast here but it looked very good as we checked out.

If there is any criticism it would be for the room size, it is rather small but comfortable all the same. The air conditioning, which was needed on the night we were there,was quiet and effective.

Overall an excellent stay and whilst they are offering the "weekend wine" room rate, as mentioned above, excellent value for money.

Refreshingly modern hotel

from PrincessPond
We stayed at this Hotel (for the second time) whilst attending a conference. It is in a great location, a few minutes walk from the SECC (not in the town centre). Although it is very drab from the outside, inside it completely modern and fresh. The rooms are an adequate size, but clean with white duvet covers on the bed and a nicely presented en-suite shower room and bathrobes. Very trendy LCD TV's and DVD players in each room. The breakfasts were lovely, there is a menu for cooked to order items: kippers and scrambled eggs etc. Although we did not eat dinner in the restaurant it seemed very busy and the menu looked good. I would definitely recommend this hotel, especially if you are going to the SECC. Friends stayed at some of the other nearby hotels and wished they had chosen the city inn!

Modern hotel, great for SECC

from Skwark
I stayed at this hotel on business, first night on my own, then joined by some colleagues. The staff were very polite and helpful and the rooms were clean and modern (included a DVD player, hi-fi and LCD TV - DVDs/CDs can be borrowed from reception if needed).

The restaurant served good quality food at a reasonable price (recommend the set menu for value) and service was great (they offered me a newspaper to read as I was sat on my own and must have looked bored!).

A colleague of mine had to switch rooms because of a leak in the bathroom and they arranged for a complimentary bottle of wine to be sent to his room, which was nice.

The hotel is not ideal for Glasgow centre, but is great if you're visiting the SECC (exhibtion centre) for a concert, etc. which is only a 5 min walk away.

Back and its Better than before!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Having stayed in approx one year ag0 (and at that time not really enjoying it) we returned here for one night whilst attending the nearby SECC to see Kylie.

Things have turned around since our last experiance (see previous review)......July 04

reception was most friendly- very attentive
room- different room- corner one- seemed bigger- two bathrobes supplied
dinner and breakfast- great
Plasma tv, Dvd player, and Cd player
Wine glasses and coolers on request from friendly bar staff
very clean as well........

Faith restored in the City Inn. Well done!


from A TripAdvisor Member
What can I say? Everything was fantastic. The location, the food and especially the reception staff. Next time i'm in Glasgow 'I'll be back!'

just lovely

from A TripAdvisor Member
stayed one night only but what a lovely place. HUGE bed, quiet room, lovely view over the clyde, very helpful staff. good place to spend a night!!

Great Stay In The City

from A TripAdvisor Member
First time to Glasgow and booked City Inn via internet. Great choice. Staff are great, Ashley and Gavin on Reception were a wealth of Knowledge on where to go and where to eat. Rooms are small with no baths but great for a couple of nights away. Must have breakfast as cooked to order and one of the best breakfasts we have had. On site restaurant is expensive and limited choice so we ate out in town but this hotel is well worth a visit if in Glasgow

Good - if you get the right room

from A TripAdvisor Member
On arrival I asked for a non smoking room overlooking the river (rooms on one side of the hotel overlook the river, the others overlook the road and a grotty car park). I was told that there were no rooms overlooking the river left and was given a room on the first floor. When I got into the room I noticed it absolutely REEKED of cigarette smoke and went straight back down to reception to ask for another room - amazingly they found one on the top floor overlooking the river! Note - this was rather a painful process due to the sneering unhelpful guy at reception. And there was no apology. Anyway after that poor start to my stay I was pleased to find that the room was lovely - clean and modern and the riverview was great. I ordered room service from the main restaurant and it was absolutely gorgeous grub. And fairly reasonably priced. (especially if your company is paying for you!). Check out was okay but the staff again let the hotel down as they seemed to find the task of ordering a taxi fairly overwhelming! Sooo the crux is - if you are lucky enough to get a good room then it's fab but wouldn't have been so positive had i stayed in my smoky, low level, road facing room. And message to City Inn - sort your reception staff out!!!

Amazing stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
I had read a great review of the City Inn and was willing to give it a try. Let me say that I could not have been happier. From checkin to checkout the service was fantastic. Initially I was staying for a concert at the SECC which is literally a stones throw away, I had such a great time that I stayed on the Sunday as well (great rates for Sunday).
The Highlights of the stay
1. The Power shower- fantastic I did not want to get out.
2.Location. beautiful and picturesque.
3.Restaurant. second to none and staff were very attentive.

Would highly recommend you give this modern hotel a try you will not be dissapointed.

Fab riverside location

from nicinny
I have stayed in a number of Glasgow hotels recently and the City Inn is by far my favourite to date. Every member of staff we encountered couldn't do more to help us and were all a great advertisement for the friendliness of Glasgow.
The room was of a high standard, especially since we were on a ridiculously reasonable £50 a night rate. Yes it was small, but I have never been in a modern hotel that has large rooms and felt it was efficiently compact with CD player, power shower and all the extras you would expect. VERY comfy bed!! They even noticed we had wine with us and there were wine glasses waiting when we returned to our room without us having to ask.
Breakfast was very pricey but top notch, I probably wouldn't take it every day but it was lovely to laze on a sunny Sunday morning and look out at the river. We didn't eat at the City Cafe but it has a fabulous reputation in Glasgow so is recommended.
Location wise you wouldn't walk back from the City Centre at night but it is a short taxi journey and a nice walk during the day. Its also a 20 min walk from the West End and on the doorstep of the SECC.
I am definitely going back soon!

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Other names for City Inn Glasgow Hotel

  • glasgow city hotel
  • city hotel glasgow
  • Address: Finnieston Quay - Glasgow - Scotland - G3 8HN - United Kingdom
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