Premier Inn Glasgow City Charing Cross

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

10 Elmbank Gardens, (formerly Premier Lodge), Glasgow, G2 4PP, United Kingdom

3 Reviews

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre - Charing Cross
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Satisfaction Very Good
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 32% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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Good For Couples
  • Families75
  • Couples80
  • Solo74
  • Business64
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    It is a normal budget chain experience except that having booked a "single" I was actually given a room with only 1 single bed in it! That has never happened to me before. Usually you just get a normal room. The price of a single is no different to that of a double for single occupancy.

    Not a problem you might think - however, I did have some unexpected company and 2 single beds or 1 double would have been quite useful. For one reason or another we didn't get much sleep.

    Didn't bother with breakfast.

    Hotel does not have parking, but the municipal multi-storey next door only charges £1.50 from 6pm until 8am.

    Unique Quality: It's a budget chain hotel, so unique qualities are hard to come by!

    It is right at Charing Cross railway station, so getting to the city centre proper is very easy - walking distance anyway but if it's raining...

    It is also adjacent to the M8 motorway, so useful if you're driving into the city that way.

    Directions: At Charing Cross, just behind King's Theatre.

  • great for crashing after a nite out


    This is right in the centre of glasgow in George Square so if you want a budget option in the city its great . we usually stay here because you can get 3 adults in a room so its only 50 pounds between three people so cheaper than a taxi home
    the rooms are spacious , all ensuite and have a double bed with a sofa bed

    Unique Quality: Great location for shops, nightlife, restaraunts in glasgow city centre

    Directions: Near George Square

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    Good prices, a bit noisy


    Right off the motorway and overtop of the Charing Cross station. It used to be the Charing Cross Inn Hotel and is now Premier Lodge. Rooms are 50£ a night and i got a double bedded room for single occupancy for £35! This was the week before Easter but the very congenial Joe on the desk said it was their usual price. Doesn't include breakfast but you are only one street over from Sauchiehall street and there are lots of places there to eat. The room was bright and sunny with a television and en suite facilities.

    My only complaint is, even though my room was on the 8th floor, it was overlooking the motorway and was noisy. But for those prices, i'd stay there again and just ask for a room on the other side. Great view over the west end of Glasgow too.

    Unique Quality: the hotel bar is quite good. didn't try the restaurant but there's a little caff in the courtyard you can get a takeaway sandwich and a tea or coffee and the rail station will have your newspaper though i believe we were offered one with the room.

    Directions: At Charing Cross station
    Junction 18 off the M8, Go through 2 sets of lights onto Newton Street and turn left into Elmbank Crescent. No parking on site, pay car park nearby

More about Premier Inn Glasgow City Charing Cross

Excellent Budget Hotel

by TripAdvisor Member greg2302

The Charing Cross Tower Hotel is part of the PremierTravelInn chain so it's nothing fancy, but the rooms are clean and pleasant, and the location is fantastic, right next to the Charing Cross station and secure (and cheap) council car park on Elmbank St Lane. Ask for a corner room if you get the choice, they're much bigger.

Does exactly what it says on the tin

by TripAdvisor Member BL65

The location of this hotel is a little out of the way buteasy to find. The lobby is a bit off putting - it consists of a reception desk, 3 lifts and little else - not the most inviting lobby. The staff were excellent and sorted us out in no time.
The room was clean & warm ( too warm - but thats just me ). Every thing we needed was there and we had a good nights sleep.
The bar was fine - the staff again were very friendly and couldnt be faulted. We didnt eat at the hotel so cannot comment on the food.
Other posters have noted the noise from the motorway and while it is noticeable, it didnt cause us any problems - in fact it is no worse that any other city centre.

The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city centre, train station etc.

In conclusion this hotel does exactly what it says on the tin. It is a good base for staying glasgow, represents good value for money and i would stay there again.

Bad points - the unappealing lobby

Good points - excellent value and the friendly staff

Good Location

by TripAdvisor Member Amanda&Mal

Having recently stayed here we were pleasantly surprized. The only problem was the window in our room on the 12th floor wasn't closing properly and this meant that the noise from the traffic could be heard during the night.
The price included breakfast which was served in a modern dining area with plenty of choice.
A multi storey car park was located right beside so parking was easy.
Glasgow city shopping centre and nightlife was just 10 minutes walk from the Premier Travel Inn - and also handy for Kelvingrove Park.
All in all a decent location and accomodation for an overnight stay.

lovely hotel but

by TripAdvisor Member teedyboy

Yes a lovely hotel well situated .my wife and i stayed there Dec 1st&2nd stayed on the 7th floor but we had a terrible 2 nights there with a rowdy stag night all night long ,had to report it to the night manager at 4.45am can you imagine? Hoping they will now honour their guarantee of a peacefull night or failing that your money back .Would i stay again ...yes .
Cheers Teddyboy .I am talking about the Premier Lodge in Charring Cross Glasgow.

Very handy for SECC

by TripAdvisor Member Kirsten Baird

We stayed in this hotel as we were going to a concert at the SECC. It was handy for this as it was about a 10 minute walk to and from there. The hotel was good value for money. Reception area is a bit cramped but the rooms were spacious enough with full bathrooms. Our room was starting to get a little worn looking but it was nothing awful and it was very clean.

I had a very good night's sleep and have no complaints at all.

We had dinner and breakfast in the restaurant and both were pretty good.

If you're looking for a fairly central base at a good price then this hotel would do fine.

premier comfort

by TripAdvisor Member CatmanLondon

I Stayed for four nights from Mar 25th. The room on the 7th floor was clean, quiet and comfortable. I booked an inclusive with breakfast plan through [--], and had the bonus of the fourth night free of charge as a special promotion offer.
The breakfast was self service, plentiful and eat as much as you like with a good choice of hot traditional fare, cereals and fruit selections.
The hotel is situated directly above Charing Cross Station which has a regular rail service to the centre of Glasgow and beyond, or alternatively a 15 minute walk into the centre.
There are also numerous bars and eateries close by the hotel.
The staff were friendly and made the whole stay a pleasing experience for the budget traveller.
I would recommend the premier travel inn to anyone wishing to stay at a good value for money establishment close to all the action.

Grubby public areas

by TripAdvisor Member DieHoek

Rooms simple and clean. But they let themselves down badly on the very untdiy public areas. Some lifts were really dirty and the breakfast area was a mess. Location is convenient with a good piano bar opposite entrance not to be confused with adjacent lap dancing establishment. If I was a female I would not be happy with the entrance at night.

Forum Posts

Choosing between two hostels

by kirtchik

Hi everyone ,
Im trying to choose between two hostels in Glasgow:
North Lodge Hostel (163 North Street, Charing Cross, Glasgow, G3 7DA)
and Berkeley Globetrotters.
Which one is a better one in terms of location, cleanliness and less noise and partying?
Does either have free breakfast included?
Thanks so much for any advice!

RE: Choosing between two hostels

by hawkhead

Just had a quick look at their locations - North Lodge is right beside (under-ish) the motorway and I should imagine is quite noisy traffic-wise. Also the location isn't the best for access to the city centre.
Berekley Globetrotters is much better located, being about a block (small) from one of the main streets (Sauchiehall Street) with good bus connections, although it's not that far to walk. Nearer to eateries, shops, etc.
Can't vouch for the less noise/partying, except in terms of traffic noise but would say that Berkely is the better option.

RE: Choosing between two hostels

by sylvdawn

The Scottish Youth Hostel is situated in Park Circus and has just been refurbish to a really high standard.

RE: RE: Choosing between two hostels

by kirtchik

Which one is a Scottish Youth Hostel? Thanks!

RE: RE: Choosing between two hostels

by hawkhead is the website of the Scottish Youth Hostel Association.


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 Premier Inn Glasgow City Charing Cross

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Address: 10 Elmbank Gardens, (formerly Premier Lodge), Glasgow, G2 4PP, United Kingdom