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Grasshoppers Hotel: Where to Stay in Glasgow for the Best Holiday

Grasshoppers Hotel in Glasgow prides themselves on their excellent hospitality. I’m sure you know the feeling. You have an overnight flight, barely sleep a wink, and arrive in a brand new place. Bleary-eyed, you collect your luggage, stumble towards whatever mode of public transportation gets you into town, and manage to somehow navigate your way to the hotel (even though your brain isn’t really functioning).

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Once we reached Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow, the stresses of our travel day melted away. Justin and I were warmly welcomed to the hotel. And yes, our room was ready far before check-in time (always a bonus!). It’s the perfect place to stay while exploring Glasgow.

 Grasshoppers Hotel: Where to Stay in Glasgow for the Best Holiday
Grasshoppers Hotel: Exterior of the building, near Central Station

A Warm Welcome

When you reach the Grasshoppers Hotel in Glasgow, take the elevator up to the top floor. The reception desk is right through the doorway where you’ll be greeted by the enthusiastic staff. Justin and I were very impressed with the level of friendliness and professionalism from the hotel staff. They go the extra mile to make sure you feel right at home. Once we were all checked in, the two of us were taken to our room. There are 30 individual rooms at Grasshoppers Hotel across the penthouse floor of a historic building.

About Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow

Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow is located across the top floor of the Caledonian Chambers, designed by architect James Miller for the Caledonian Railway Company back in 1905. As you can imagine, there are brilliant views of Glasgow from the penthouse floor right from your own bedroom. The interior of the hotel combines modern style with a minimalist Scandinavian influences for a luxurious and cozy stay.

Grasshoppers Hotel: View across Glasgow Central Station roof, Europe's largest glazed roof

Check-in time starts at 2:00pm (although you can request earlier and they will accommodate if possible) and check-out time is 11:00am. You can always leave your luggage before or after stay if you wish to explore the city. If you’re seeking where to stay in Glasgow, Grasshoppers Hotel offers affordable luxury and excellent customer service.

Our Glasgow Accommodation: The Room

Grasshoppers Hotel: Where to Stay in Glasgow for the Best Holiday - Our Room

The rooms have a soothing and warm atmosphere that make you feel immediately feel at home. They are spacious and inviting, featuring handmade wallpaper and engravings of Glasgow by a local artist. The king-sized beds have Egyptian cotton sheets and plush pillows for a restful night’s sleep. We loved the large amounts of natural light that spilled into the room each day, which could be easily concealed by the curtains so you aren’t disturbed in the morning.

Grasshoppers Hotel: Our bedroom

Hotel guests can enjoy modern amenities, like complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, a Samsung flatscreen TV, and a Sky Box with premium channels and additional sports stations. There’s also a separate desk if you need to work, perfect for the business traveler.

Grasshoppers Hotel: Flatscreen TV and desk
Grasshoppers Hotel: Coffee and Tea in the Room

The view from our room was fabulous. Our windows faced across the roof of Glasgow Central Station, which also happens to be Europe’s largest glazed roof. The rows of buildings beyond the glazed roof contributed perfectly to the city’s ambiance, particularly at dusk when the lights of the buildings and the Central Station roof glowed with a soft, yellow hue. 

Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow: Desk and windows with a view
Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow: Roof of Glasgow Central Station glowing at dusk

Our bathroom was clean, modern, and stylish with everything we needed for our stay. Though compact, there was ample shelving space for our toiletries and the shower had an ideal water pressure. If you didn’t pack your own toiletries, you can use the ones supplied by the hotel by Arran Aromatics.

Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow - The bathroom
Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow: The bathroom shower

Breakfast and Snacks

Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow - The Kitchen

A buffet breakfast is included in the room rate and served each morning from 7:00 – 9:30am on weekdays (8:00 – 10:30am on weekends). The food at Grasshoppers Kitchen is absolutely delicious and the perfect start to your day. Using only high quality ingredients, you’ll find all the makings of a traditional Scottish breakfast and beyond. For the vegans in the crowd like us, we savored the tasty baked beans, freshly baked bread and jam, and an assortment of fruit. I also ate some Weetabix cereal with plant-based milk (if there isn’t any out, just ask as they have it available!). And of course, there was a never-ending supply of coffee and tea.

Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow Breakfast Buffet
Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow - My buffet breakfast - vegan

You can also book your supper at the Grasshoppers Kitchen – just let the hotel staff know in advance. Should you find yourself hungry between meals, there’s always a spread of tasty treats outside the reception office. There’s baked goods, cupcakes, and even homemade ice cream. However, the ravenous vegans in the crowd need not worry. In the afternoon, the hotel staff set out an array of sausage rolls, including vegetarian/vegan ones by Linda McCartney Foods.

Grasshoppers Hotel: Cupcakes always available

Public Spaces for Coffee and Tea

Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow - Sitting Area

If you’re looking for a quiet space outside of your room to enjoy a coffee or tea, there’s a comfortable sitting room that everyone can enjoy. You can meet there with friends or read a book. In fact, there are several books available on bookshelves in the room if you didn’t bring one yourself. While free coffee and tea is always available, you can also request a glass of wine, beer, or spirits. From the attention to detail, delicious food, and comfortable spaces throughout, Grasshoppers Hotel is the best place to stay in Glasgow.

Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow - Lots of coffee and tea
Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow - The Sitting Area

The Best Location

If you’re arriving from the airport, you’ll need to take the Glasgow Airport Express bus right outside the terminal into town. The bus fare might seem a little bit expensive (£8), but it’s quick, easy, and likely to be cheaper than a taxi. Get off the bus at the first stop and walk just a couple of minutes to the hotel. Grasshoppers Hotel is right beside Glasgow Central Station. If you’re arriving by train, this makes the journey even easier. Simply walk out from the station and you’re right at the hotel! 

Views of Glasgow from the Glasshouse

The prime location of Glasshoppers Hotel makes it one of the top hotels in Glasgow, if not the best place to stay in Glasgow. You can walk everywhere in the city from here as you’re in the middle of it all. In terms of local attractions, you can easily wander over to The Glasshouse for spectacular views of the city. Check out how to spend one amazing day in Glasgow (our travel itinerary!). Check out the vibrant street art around every corner. It’s only a short walk to the Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis. There are a seemingly infinite amount of restaurants and cafes in Glasgow’s City Center, too. It’s the best area to stay in Glasgow.

Glasgow Street Art - Tiger Mural

When you’re researching where to stay in Glasgow, it’s often all about location, location, location. I can’t imagine the location being better anywhere else. We even walked to the west end of town (Glasgow University and Ashton Lane). When it started to rain and we didn’t feel like walking, we easily hopped on the subway and took it back into the center of town.

Where to Stay in Glasgow: Grasshoppers Hotel

Justin and I were so impressed with our stay at this Glasgow accommodation, the Grasshoppers Hotel. The staff members were very helpful and friendly. The rooms were modern, spacious, and had everything we needed. There was an endless supply of coffee and tea, thoughtful snacks, and a hearty breakfast. The location can’t be beat.

Grasshoppers Hotel: View across Glasgow Central Station

Glasgow is such a fabulous city to explore, whether you’re starting a road trip of the Scottish Highlands like us or simply booking a weekend away in Europe. A comfortable and stylish hotel truly heightens the experience. If you’re seeking where to stay in Glasgow, don’t hesitate to book the Grasshoppers Hotel. Please feel free to check out more reviews from fellow travelers, too.

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