Scotland’s largest city is not its most visited – Glasgow routinely falls short of the tourist numbers which flock to the capital city of Edinburgh each year, but this city has delights all its own. The city center is architecturally interesting, easy to navigate and full of nice museums and galleries, not to mention great shops and restaurants. There are also several parks dotting the city which make it a pleasant place to spend a long weekend. Just be sure you have made your arrangements for a cheap hotel in Glasgow ahead of time.

Glasgow’s city center is relatively compact and easy to figure out, especially because it is laid out in an intuitive grid pattern. There is a great variety of accommodation options in the city center, too, with plenty of the cheap hotels in Glasgow being right downtown. That means that within a few minutes walk from the front door of your hotel you can be right in the heart of all the things you came to Glasgow for.

Shoppers will delight in the array of boutiques and fun stores to browse through and spend money in which are found all over downtown. In addition to the one-of-a-kind shops, you will also find that the big “high street” chain stores all have locations in Glasgow, too. And do not miss the weekend flea market. Culture vultures are not left out in Glasgow, however, because the city boasts some amazing art and artefact collections. All corners of the world are represented in the city’s galleries and museums.

Some of the cheap hotels in Glasgow you should look into include the Premier Inn at Charing Cross (there are 3 other city center locations of the Premier Inns, too), Swallow Glasgow (116 rooms, on-site restaurant, short drive from city center), The Victorian House (in Glasgow city center, 60 rooms, suites available for families), McLays Bed & Breakfast (in Glasgow city center, near many top attractions, 81 rooms, great no-frills prices), and Devoncove Hotel (boutique hotel in the city center near shopping district, 73 rooms, free breakfast).

Map of Glasgow Hotels