Merchant City Inn - Glasgow

52 Virginia Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G1 1TY  show map
 3 stars
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Merchant City Inn - Glasgow

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 8.50 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Coffee shop

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

VIP check-in/ -out

Overview

The quiet 3-star Merchant City Inn offers a non-smoking accommodation in a central area of Glasgow. Operating in Glasgow since 1850, this hotel features Italian architecture and modern comforts.

The hotel is nestled in the center of Glasgow, steps away from Gallery of Modern Art train station. The property lies within 1 km from the city center.

Shoppers will appreciate stores, shopping centers and a shopping street at a short distance from the hotel.

The hotel boasts fast access to Buchanan Galleries, Argyll Arcade and Hutchesons' Hall, as it is located just 350 meters from Buchanan Street SPT subway station and a 15-minute drive will be enough to get to Glasgow International airport.

Rooms

There are 44 guestrooms featuring family double room, quadruple room and triple room equipped with an iron with ironing board, wireless internet, climate control, a private toilet and a work desk. The guestrooms look out on the terrace. They are fitted with coffee/tea makers, a dishwasher and an electric kettle as well as en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Guests will taste light cuisine in the trendy on-site restaurant. Brutti Compadres treats guests with Italian, Spanish and Scottish meals and is about 100 meters away.

Services

The property features parking, a storage room and currency exchange.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 8.50 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   44.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop
  • Carte blanche

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Existing bedding FREE
Crib FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

52 Virginia Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G1 1TY

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City Center
  • Glasgow
    900 m
Airports
  • Glasgow International (GLA)
    11.6 km
  • Prestwick (PIK)
    44.3 km
Train Stations
  • Glasgow Queen Street
    500 m
  • Glasgow Queen Street Station
    500 m
Underground stations
  • St Enoch SPT Subway Station
    400 m
  • Buchanan Street SPT Subway Station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    600 m
Restaurants
  • Delmonica's
    30 m
  • Tellers Bar & Brasserie at the Corinthian Club (cuisine: French, Contemporary, British)
    90 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    44

Rooms and availability

Merchant City Inn photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Private entrance
  • Parquet floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Twin Room

Merchant City Inn photos Room
Triple Room
  • Room size:

    39 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Merchant City Inn photos Room
Quadruple Room
  • Room size:

    41 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Quadruple Room

Merchant City Inn photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    39 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Family Room

Merchant City Inn Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Library at GoMA - The Learning Gallery100 m
  • Art In The City300 m
  • Glasgay400 m

Places of interest

  • Hutchesons' Hall100 m
  • Glasgow City Chambers200 m

Train stations

  • Glasgow Queen Street400 m
  • Glasgow Queen Street Station400 m
  • Glasgow Central Station500 m
  • Glasgow Central Station500 m

Shopping areas

  • St. Enoch Center300 m
  • Prince's Square300 m
  • Argyll Arcade300 m
  • Saint Enoch Centre300 m
  • Argyll Arcade300 m
  • Buchanan Galleries600 m

Amusement

  • Booth Enterprise Amusements500 m
  • Flynn Amps (Sound Control)500 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • George Square200 m
  • Merchant City400 m

Parks

  • Glasgow Green700 m

Universities, Institutes

  • University of Strathclyde400 m

Theaters

  • Scottish Youth Theatre100 m
  • The Arches200 m
  • Alien Wars(Arches Theatre)500 m
  • Royal Concert Hall600 m
  • Arches Theatre Glasgow700 m

Galleries

  • Gallery of Modern Art200 m

Food and meals

  • Arta300 m

Underground stations

  • St Enoch SPT Subway Station300 m
  • Buchanan Street SPT Subway Station400 m

Local attractions

  • Mitchell Library1.6 km
    North Street, Glasgow
  • Alexandra Park1.8 km
    10 Sannox Gardens, Glasgow
  • Kelvingrove Park2.4 km
    Otago Street, Glasgow
  • Scotland Street School Museum1.8 km
    225 Scotland Street, Glasgow
  • Clyde Arc Bridge2.0 km
    Finnieston, Glasgow

Near the hotel

  • Glasgow Police Museum90 m
    30 Bell Street, Glasgow
  • Gallery of Modern Art230 m
    Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow
  • Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre260 m
    103 Trongate, Glasgow
  • Tron Theatre340 m
    63 Trongate, Glasgow
  • Trades Hall of Glasgow100 m
    85 Glassford Street, Glasgow
  • City Hall270 m
    80 George Square, Glasgow
  • The Lighthouse320 m
    11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow

Restaurants nearby

  • Delmonica's30 m

    Address: 68 Virginia Street
    Phone: 0-141 552 4803

  • Peckham's70 m

    Address: 61-65 Glassford Street
    Phone: 0141 553 0666

  • Bacchus80 m

    Address: 80 Glassford St
    Phone: 0141 572 0080

    84% likes this, based on 108 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 17 - CAD 35

  • Tellers Bar & Brasserie at the Corinthian Club90 m

    Address: 191 Ingram Street
    Phone: 0-141 552 1101

    62% likes this, based on 196 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Contemporary, British, Scottish
    Price Range: CAD 21 - CAD 61

  • Mansion House80 m

    Address: The Glasshouse, 20 Glassford Street
    Phone: 0141 553 4888

    60% likes this, based on 86 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 51

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    44
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Merchant City Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Merchant City Inn

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 388 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    4.2

    I liked its very central location.

    The reality of the hotel was utterly unlike its website picture. The rooms are unacceptably basic; the doors cheap, light and undeadened so every time a door shut it banged loudly. Very poor sound proofing. ridiculously thin bedding and lumpy cheap pillows. Wallpaper torn and damaged. Cupboard door would not shut and so prevented easy access to room. Rugs dirty. Needs overhauling. Compare this with the Jeu de Paume in Paris which has made excellent use of a similarly cramped space.Also building site next door which meant early morning noise.

  • Single
    8.2

    This hotel is very convenient for me when I arrive at Central Station in the evening and leave from Queen Street the next morning. In view of its central situation it is excellent value for money.

    It would be helpful if the website gave instructions for walking to the hotel from the main stations.

  • Single
    8.2

    It was clean, comfortable and very handy to the centre of the city which is what I was wanting, but quiet with no noise from either inside or outside

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    i liked where the hotel was in glasgow near everything, and the staff was nice xx

    only thing i can think off was the hike up to the 4 floor, xxx which gouldnt be helped, but worth seeing the nice rooms

  • Single
    9.6

    This was my second visit and I will certainly return, it is ideally situated for concerts/theatre and provides an excellent breakfast !

  • Single
    8.8

    The hotel is in a good location, the staff were very frendly a helpful.

    there is so much noise from the bar across the street it was impossible to get any sleep untill after 3am,

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    We have stayed at this hotel each year for a number of years now. The staff are extremely friendly. The hotel is well-placed for shopping in the city centre and for the train station. The room and breakfast are excellent value for money.

  • Single
    7.0

    It was to noisey so i didnt get much sleep

  • Single
    10.0

    Convenience to transport and city centre.

  • Couple
    4.6

    There were not too many things to like. The reception staff were quite friendly. Quite well located for shops - which was not why we were there.

    If you enjoy sleep or even just need it this is not the hotel for you. The majority of rooms face onto a street where a night club blasts music and (worse actually) people are shouting and swearing until 3am to 5am in the morning. We were there on a Tuesday and Wednesday night so it is not just a Friday/Saturday thing. No double glazing. No lift but a steep circular staircase where only one person can walk up or down. Breakfast Staff quite unfriendly. Hotel is very tired and in some places damaged. Shower was connected to bath taps and took ages to find right setting. Shower curtain barely long enough which meant constant attention was needed to avoid shower overflow.

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    The only thing I would say is the breakfast was good

    Room wasnt very clean, room too small, bed too small, portable tv? Toilet had a smell and was extremely small

  • Single
    8.2

    price and friendly. the rooms are basict but still have the facilities.V good breakfast selection

    some late noise on certain nights

  • Single
    9.2

    Couldn't have had a better location, 2 mins. Walk to the shopping centre. The shopping centre in Glasgow puts Southampton to shame! It's a definite "must go there again" place. Nice breakfast too, cooked was nice and hot. Staff nice, friendly and helpful.

    The noise from the night club opposite. This started late at night and went on til 3.30 - 4.00am every night. The hotel can do nothing about this because as it's a listed building they can't even put double glazing in. The room was smallest I've ever had in all the places and countries I've been to though spotlessly clean..

  • Single
    5.0

    Location although central absolutely awful as it is next to a nightclub open until 3.30 in the morning. As I didn't get a wink of sleep for three nights anything more than £10 a night for bed and breakfast is an absolute rip off.

  • Single
    7.0

    Exceptionally good breakfast chef, very outgoing, friendly, welcoming, and first-rate cook. The reception staff were really nice and very helpful as well.

    This is a budget hotel so don't expect facilities beyond the budget bracket, but the breakfast is a highlight and well above what you might expect.

How to reach hotel

hotel Merchant City Inn - Glasgow Glasgow location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

52 Virginia Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G1 1TY

Get directions
City Center
  • Glasgow
    900 m
Airports
  • Glasgow International (GLA)
    11.6 km
  • Prestwick (PIK)
    44.3 km
Train Stations
  • Glasgow Queen Street
    500 m
  • Glasgow Queen Street Station
    500 m
Underground stations
  • St Enoch SPT Subway Station
    400 m
  • Buchanan Street SPT Subway Station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    600 m
Restaurants
  • Delmonica's
    30 m
  • Tellers Bar & Brasserie at the Corinthian Club (cuisine: French, Contemporary, British)
    90 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    44