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320 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8LY Scotland
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#77 of 103 in Glasgow

Finding an ideal budget friendly hotel in Glasgow does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Alexander Thomson Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV and a desk, and you can stay connected during your stay as Alexander Thomson Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, express check-in and check-out, and baggage storage. Plus, Alexander Thomson Hotel offers free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, there is paid public parking available nearby.

While staying at Alexander Thomson Hotel, visitors can check out Escape Glasgow (0.1 mi) and Buchanan Street (0.3 mi), some of Glasgow's top attractions.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Glasgow's popular ribs restaurants such as Miller & Carter Steakhouse, The Butchershop Bar and Grill, and Sapporo Teppanyaki - Glasgow, all a short distance from Alexander Thomson Hotel.

Best of all, Alexander Thomson Hotel makes it easy to experience some great Glasgow attractions like Crookston Castle, which is a popular castle.

Alexander Thomson Hotel puts the best of Glasgow at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Ironing service
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Coffee / tea maker
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TravellingRolo wrote a review 10 May
Dubai, United Arab Emirates78 contributions57 helpful votes
This hotel is located right near the station which is very useful and it is only a 2 minute walk to the shops. We stayed on New Years Eve, I would recommend not staying here if you are looking to spend a lot of time in the hotel. There was dirty soap in the shower from previous guests and the toilet hadn't been cleaned. It is a basic hotel and would be fine if you were looking for somewhere cheap to stay in the centre but I would recommend looking elsewhere before booking here. The staff are unhelpful and unwelcoming. One of the only perks is that you get a voucher for the NCP car park nearby so it cost us £12 for 2 days rather than £33, however this might be available at other hotels too.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Emma L wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions
I arrived yesterday 1st got given wrong room then got right room the room was dirty floors where horrible the pillows where so thin not what I expected so I got my money back and lucky to get a lovley hotel !!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Anna B wrote a review Apr 2022
3 contributions
Stayed at this hotel for a conference at the SEC. The hotel is a bit outdated - creaky floors and very hot despite it being April with no heating on (no way to easily open the windows as they are heavy sliding windows). The bathroom light was also faulty as the sensor doesn't work so it randomly switches off when you are in the shower (and you cannot reactivate it) and creepily switches on with no explanation when you are in the bedroom. The WiFi was also very temperamental which meant my partner had difficult when trying to work during the daytime. We were also disturbed by other guests during the night (a drunk man knocking and shouting). Other than that the room was okay and enjoyed the cooked breakfast.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
ClaireW wrote a review Apr 2022
Carlisle, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel was inexpensive so I've considered that in the rating and review. It's an old building and it's lacking in care, large areas need redecorating e.g. a picture in the bar area has smashed glass and it's just been left there. The smell of smoking cigarettes and other substances was throughout the corridors and there was a lot of noise and shouting from numerous rooms when we walked passed. The breakfast was awful - overcooked, lukewarm and the sausage was hideously cheap. We chose to go elsewhere for breakfast on day 2 rather than experience that again. The bedroom was too hot, the walls had coffee/tea stains on it, windows dirty and when they steamed up had the word 'help' written on it. The bed was fairly comfy, room was big enough and the bathroom was clean enough. The hotel seems to have a lot of long stay guests so I'm not sure short stay guests are their main focus. I would not recommend this hotel at all.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Northern wrote a review Mar 2022
United Kingdom30 contributions27 helpful votes
This place has improved slightly since my last visit. A regularity through my journeys, the Alexander was once a more luxurious hotel I remember from my first visit. I have witnessed the decline over the years so much so that it has become homeless accommodation for Glasgow council. I wouldn’t remove it from your list just yet though, there have been additional improvements since my last visit such as enhanced security, the staff are more vigilant and professional and the rooms seem to be in better order in regards to cleanliness. The breakfast had additional items added to include vegetarian guests and was quite good. The staff are friendly and attentive as ever. The room decor requires updating but this time I left feeling satisfied with my visit.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Sandra M wrote a review Mar 2022
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We were there last night what a wonderful room we were given the room was fantastic very big room 422 it was a bit noisy as there where building work going on but after 8 pm it stopped and we had a wonderful sleep my husband said to me when you need a cuddle text me as the bed was that big 😂😂😂 the breakfast was okay look warm but could have been hotter if they had lids on top and because off Covid your quite wary on what you eat as it was not covered and some off the things were cold but on the bright side including the porter he was on the ball for any or not so nice people so I felt safe at all times and the room was very clean and the reception staff were brilliant a big thank you to all the staff and their hard work and making us feel comfortable though out our stay I will definitely be back
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Lava girl wrote a review Mar 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here midweek with my brother as we were going to a gig and found it sub-par but for £35 a night it was fine as we were hardly in the room. We're both vegan and enjoyed the breakfast as there were loads of options, even vegan butter, and again as it was included in the price you really can't complain. Rooms clean and location good. The main issue we had was with the beds which were very uncomfortable but we were knackered so still managed to get a good nights sleep despite that and the building site across the road. Would probably go again if needed somewhere to crash while out late.
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Date of stay: December 2021
yve2011 wrote a review Feb 2022
Aberdeen, United Kingdom47 contributions41 helpful votes
Old hotel however, Very nice new rooms, with great shower. Cannot change heating in the room. Good breakfast with lots of choice, however the bacon was not great. Good area for all shopping city centre. Staff were helpful
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Date of stay: February 2022
Orkney visitor wrote a review Feb 2022
11 contributions12 helpful votes
Lovely hotel, we were greeted by friendly staff, the room was a good size and nice and cosy. Great shower plenty hot water, Clean towels daily. The only let down were the pillows they were too flat and there was only one each. There was a spare but it was no better than the others. Good selection for breakfast. We enjoyed our stay. We will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Graham D wrote a review Feb 2022
Aberdeen, United Kingdom5 contributions8 helpful votes
Booked for one night last weekend. Room was nice and clean. Cooked breakfast was inedible. Couldn't taste the bacon for the salt! Eggs were like rubber. Most annoying of all was the receptionist gave us details of where to park. It was the wrong car park and we ended up paying a small fortune for overnight parking. The receptionist (a different one) the following morning did little to help in way of compensating us.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Sleep Quality
$52 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alexander Thomson Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Alexander Thomson Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Locked In Escape Room (0.2 km), Escape Glasgow (0.09 km), and Xcape Room (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alexander Thomson Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Alexander Thomson Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Alexander Thomson Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alexander Thomson Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Punks, Las Iguanas, and Revolution.
Is Alexander Thomson Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Glasgow.
Are there any historical sites close to Alexander Thomson Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Mackintosh House (2.3 km), House for an Art Lover (3.5 km), and The Tenement House (1.1 km).
Is Alexander Thomson Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.