$66 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 28, 2014 Check-out: Aug 30, 2014

Alexander Thomson Hotel

3 stars
320 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8LY
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
76 reviews
great

Staff are great. Close to centre. Central station for instance only a few minutes walking. You can... See full review

  • Winnie
  • Jun 22, 2014
Brilliant value for money. Stay here!

Brilliant price. Very clean rooms and halls etc. Large room - booked a room for 2 adults, had room... See full review

  • Jennnnn
  • Jun 16, 2014
Historic Victorian hotel in Glasgow with free Wi-Fi and breakfast
The Alexander Thomson Hotel, located in Glasgow's city center, is named after architect Alexander Greek Thomson who designed three of the city's famous churches (two of which have been destroyed). The hotel boasts free Wi-Fi Internet access, on-site bar and a complimentary traditional Scottish breakfast each morning. The Alexander Thomson Hotel also is positioned near the central train station, making it an ideal location to get around while in Glasgow. The area surrounding the hotel is filled with pubs, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.

 

Highlights
  • Complimentary traditional Scottish breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Conveniently located
  • On-site bar
  • Free mineral water
Rooms
Expect large, basic rooms with modern furnishings and functional, stylish amenities. Guests of the Alexander Thomson Hotel choose between single, double, triple or twin rooms, which all include buffet breakfast, shower, satellite TV, telephone, radio, toilet, tea/coffee station, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, cookies and complimentary mineral water and luxury toiletries. Free wireless Internet is available in all 85 guest rooms. Dry cleaning, laundry services and accessible rooms are available upon request.

 

Features
The Alexander Thomson Hotel boasts fantastic architectural features and late night bar service reserved specifically for hotel guests. As a stop on the city's Hop On-Hop Off tourist bus, the hotel is perfectly located for sightseeing and shopping. As a traveler in Glasgow, guests have the opportunity to create lasting memories as they learn about the city's rich history and culture. For those looking to shop, the Golden Z and Merchant City areas provide some of the best shopping. Guests of the Alexander Thomson Hotel ask the front desk staff before heading out for recommendations on the city's hottest restaurants, activities and bars. For those traveling on business, the hotel's free Wi-Fi makes it easy to get work done, any hour of the day.

 

Transportation
  • Glasgow Airport (8.9 mi/14.3 km)
  • Glasgow Central Train Station (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Queen Street Rail Station (0.9 mi/1.4 km)

 

Attractions
  • Golden Z (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Glasgow School of Art (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Ibrox Stadium (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Hampden Park (2.8 mi/4.5 km)

 

Business­
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access

Hotel Map

55.8588 -4.2616
Area served
Glasgow, Scotland
Nearby airports
Glasgow International Airport approx 15 minutes Prestwick Airport approx 15 mins
Area description
Our Hotel is situated in the heart of the city with easy access to shopping and the business district. The Glasgow Central Train station which provides excellent connections to the entire country is a 2 minute walk away and the Scottish Exhibition and convention centre (S.E.C.C.) is very close as well. The Hotel is on route of the famous Hop on Hop off sight seeing bus tour of Glasgow. There are lots of fine eateries and pubs around the Hotel and the vibrant night life around town is a must see.

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Alexander Thomson Hotel Rooms

Single Room
Standard Single Room including buffet breakfast - Shower, TV, Telephone, Radio, Toilet, Heating, Satellite TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing board, cookies, complimentory mineral water & luxury toileteries.
Double Room
Standard Double Room including buffet breakfast - Shower, TV, Telephone, Radio, Toilet, Heating, Satellite TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing board, cookies, complimentory mineral water & luxury toileteries.
Triple Room
Standard Triple Room including buffet breakfast - Shower, TV, Telephone, Radio, Toilet, Heating, Satellite TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing board, cookies, complimentory mineral water & luxury toileteries.
Twin Room
Standard Twin Room including buffet breakfast - Shower, TV, Telephone, Radio, Toilet, Heating, Satellite TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing board, cookies, complimentory mineral water & luxury toileteries.

Amenities

  • WiFi
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • The Lighthouse: 0.1 mi
  • Glasgow Central Station: 0.2 mi
  • ScotRail: 0.2 mi
  • King's Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Glasgow Chinatown: 0.7 mi
  • National Theatre of Scotland: 0.8 mi
  • SECC: 0.8 mi
  • Mitchell Library: 0.8 mi
  • Glasgow Caledonian University: 0.9 mi
  • Winter Gardens: 1 mi
  • Glasgow Science Centre: 1.1 mi
  • Glasgow Necropolis: 1.2 mi
  • University of Glasgow: 1.3 mi
  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens: 1.8 mi
  • The Lighthouse: 0.1 mi
  • Glasgow Central Station: 0.2 mi
  • ScotRail: 0.2 mi
  • King's Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Glasgow Chinatown: 0.7 mi
  • National Theatre of Scotland: 0.8 mi
  • SECC: 0.8 mi
  • Mitchell Library: 0.8 mi
  • Glasgow Caledonian University: 0.9 mi
  • Winter Gardens: 1 mi
  • Glasgow Science Centre: 1.1 mi
  • Glasgow Necropolis: 1.2 mi
  • University of Glasgow: 1.3 mi
  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens: 1.8 mi
  • Haggs Castle: 2 mi
  • Hampden Park: 2 mi
  • Celtic Park: 2.1 mi
  • Ibrox Stadium: 2.7 mi
  • Bothwell Castle: 7.5 mi
  • Mugdock Country Park: 8 mi

Dining

Breakfast Buffet
Start off your day with a scrumptious breakfast served at the breakfast room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1030

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (76)

Ratings and reviews for Alexander Thomson Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
76 out of 76
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Alexander Thomson Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Boyle 50
north Ayrshire
Aug 13, 2014

stay at hotel

The hotel is good value but its not a friendly atmosphere as the receptionist spends her time looking at a computer screen not at customers. The room I had was fine but had a bare feel about it. The bed was comfortable. It was very cheap so I can't complain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Value hotel don't expect five star

Review of Alexander Thomson Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mom w daughter 21
Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 24, 2014

Mother and Daughter European Trip

Location: This hotel was located right in the city center, across the street from Glasgow’s Style Mile and train station and a few blocks from the central bus station. Staff: Staff was polite and helped us with directions to the airport. The hot breakfast items were extremely greasy and salty but luckily they do offer continental breakfast options like yogurt, cereal, and pastries which were a lot better. Room: The room was huge, a little outdated, but it had 2 full beds and a living room area with 2 couches and a coffee table. I do not think there was any air conditioning but the windows do open slightly which provided enough breeze to keep the room comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

great for the money even if no A/C and we are from hot humid Atlanta, Ga(USA). Convient to quite a few places however most of all the attractions, museums are every where and there is a cost. The city a little modern than expected. I would suggest paying for the tours outside of the city to get a feel of history. Great place for city center and night life and family friendly.

Review of Alexander Thomson Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ithom
Durham, uk
Jun 24, 2014

Good basic hotel

Clean rooms, big bath towels, good shower. Well placed hotel for Central Glasgow. Good Scottish breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Alexander Thomson Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Winnie
Aberdeen, Scotland
Jun 22, 2014

great

Staff are great. Close to centre. Central station for instance only a few minutes walking. You can also have a hearty breakfast included.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Alexander Thomson Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jennnnn
East Kilbride
Jun 16, 2014

Brilliant value for money. Stay here!

Brilliant price. Very clean rooms and halls etc. Large room - booked a room for 2 adults, had room with a double bed, single bed and sofa. Brilliant stay, would definetly come back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Alexander Thomson Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
easnoddy
Athens, GA
Jun 15, 2014

A good night stay in Glasgow

The hotel is a stones throw from the train station, very close to George and Market Exchange Squares and Buchanon Street. I recommend it due to location alone. The breakfast is excellent! The bar is nice also.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Alexander Thomson Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Islanders
B.C. Canada
May 31, 2014

good location

The building is a little tired. The location is great. Furnishings are updated. Great breakfast. Room at front was very noisy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Alexander Thomson Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kiwi on holiday
Sydney
May 30, 2014

We will return

Friendly helpful staff; clean and comfortable accommodation; central to city and transport. Wifi in bedroom not very strong, but excellent in the comfortable first floor lounge

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't miss City Hall tour - more interesting than it sounds!

Review of Alexander Thomson Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mewer
aberdeen
May 27, 2014

ok location, but..

i have requested non-smoking room when making booking, however the room was smelling as an ashtray. It included breakfast, however it was not very tasty.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Alexander Thomson Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CHUCKIE BABE
MENDOCINO, CA
Oct 3, 2013

GOOD LOCATION WITH GOOD BREAKFAST

SAVED US A LOT OF MONEY FOR A NICE HOTEL WITH A GOOD LOCATION. WHAT WE PAID VS THE 89 POUND STIRLING WAS A BARGAIN CONSIDERING THE EXCHANGE RATE. WE WOULD STAY AT THE HOTEL AGAIN. WE WERE 1 1/2 BLOCKS FROM THE TRAIN STATION. 20 POUNDS STIRLING FROM THE AIR PORT. GLASGOW IS UNDERATED. LOTS TO DO AND SEE. GOOD JUMPING OFF PLACE TO THE HIGHLANDS. VERY GOOD STAY

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

FROM VIETNAMES TO INDIAN TO EVERYTHING ELSE.

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