Grand Central Hotel Glasgow

99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF

The Grand Central Hotel Glasgow's great central location and sheer elegance make it one of Glasgow's leading four star properties. Formerly known as the Quality Hotel Glasgow, the hotel re-opened in 2010  following a lavish £20 million refurbishment by the Principal Hayley group. The number of bedrooms and conferencing facilities were also increased at this time, The original features of this stunning Victorian architectural masterpiece were sympathetically restored,complemented by modern touches, which give a timelessly elegant feel. The end result is a stylish venue that works equally well for leisure and business guests.

The Grand Central Hotel's history and location are intertwined with that of Glasgow Central Station which can be accessed directly from the hotel. Indeed the hotel was built in 1883, just four years after the station originally opened.  It became famous in 1927, when John Logie Baird made history by transmitting the first long-distance television pictures between the hotel and London. Many famous guests have graced the hotel over the years.


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There are now 230 bedrooms in total at the Grand Central Hotel Glasgow, all of which have have been finished to a high level of luxury and comfort.

All rooms feature: 

  • En-suite facilities
  • Plasma TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk
  • Complimentary WiFi

Standard rooms are far from standard as they have been beautifully designed with comfy beds and contemporary decor. There are single rooms,  standard doubles and standard twins so there is no shortage of options whatever your reason for visiting this vibrant Scottish city.

A selection of 27 Superior doubles have recently been added to the hotel's portfolio of bedrooms. These stylish additions showcase beautiful marble and granite finishes as well as a top-of-the-range TVs and HDMI connections.

Deluxe rooms provide more space and plenty of little extras including a turndown service, bathrobes and slippers and a rain shower in the en-suite bathroom. As well as superior double and twin bedrooms there are 13 deluxe family rooms which come with a double bed and a double sofa bed. The family options can accommodate up to two adults and two children under 12 years of age.

A total of 13 exquisitely appointed Junior Suites are also recent bedroom additions at Grand Central. Bursting with luxury and style the junior suites comprise a large bedroom, separate lounge area and an opulent bathroom with roll-top bath or walk-in double shower.

At the absolute top of the pile are the hotel's three Executive Suites. These unique rooms are named after famous characters connected to the hotel - The John F Kennedy Suite, the John Logie Baird Suite and the Robert Rowan Anderson Suite. The epitome of luxury, these suites are ideal for the most special of occasions and are, without doubt, some of the finest in Glasgow.


Tempus Restaurant is the main dining choice at the Grand Central Hotel Glasgow. Stylishly designed with dark woods and rich, aubergine tones the menu serves a selection of traditional favourites as well local specialities. With an entrance out onto Hope Street, the restaurant feels more like a brasserie than a standard hotel diner. 

Champagne Central makes the most of the historic surroundings with original features such as pillars, a stunning domed ceiling and a marble floor. It has a cool mezzanine location which is accessed via a feature staircase and looks out over the station. The bar serves an extensive selection of drinks and  is a delightful place in which to relax and meet up with friends and colleagues. An indulgent afternoon tea is also served here each day.

If you don't have much time to spare Deli Central is an informal and fun place to eat in or take away. The menu includes a healthy breakfast as well as a delicious selection of sandwiches, paninis and salads.


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The Grand Central Hotel Glasgow is ideal for corporate events thanks to its 21 stunning meeting spaces its and proximity to the neighbouring railway station. There are two dedicated floors for conferencing spread across the mezzanine and the second floor. All are beautifully decorated with plenty of natural daylight.  On the entresol level the iconic Grand Room is the hotel's jewel in the crown, a magnificent space that can accommodate up to 400 delegates in a theatre style and which boasts the very latest technology and cutting edge lighting. The other rooms on this level make the most of the original architectural features including marble pillars and detailed ceiling cornicing to make a bold statement.  On the second floor there are plenty of smaller meeting rooms which are perfect for interviews, board meetings and smaller-scale presentations.

The excellent in-house team will work with you to ensure that every detail is attended, from your technology needs to catering and everything in between.

The Day Delegate Package includes the following:

  • Meeting room hire
  • LCD projector and screen
  • Flipchart
  • Unlimited teas, coffees and refreshments including seasonal fruit, healthy snacks and sweets
  • Restaurant lunch or Day Deli lunch in the meeting room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for the meeting organiser
  • 30 minutes complimentary Wi-Fi for all other delegates
  • Still and sparkling mineral water
  • Stationery supplies

The 24 hour rate includes the following:

  • Everything included in the Day Delegate rate
  • Accommodation in a standard bedroom
  • Full English breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities

Name of room
Area (m2)
The Queen Elizabeth2920---1520
The Grand Room444400-248336-400
The Victoria228300-100200-240
The Regent13210048728450100
The Buchanan45362432242440
The Great Western58503030242450
The Wellington53503030242450
St Andrews282014-18-14
The Clyde88805050304080
The Queens5740---2540
The Queen Mary2920---1020



Glasgow is one of the United Kingdom's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities  and the Grand Central Hotel could hardly be better placed to act as a base for your visit here. The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow offers fantastic shops, exciting nightlife and world-renowned museums and art collections including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. And the work of Glasgow-born Charles Rennie Mackintosh is very evident throughout the city. Mackintosh was a key architect and designer in the Arts and Craft Movement and one of the main exponents of the Art Nouveau style in the United Kingdom. His designs include Glasgow School of Art, the Scotland Street Museum and Willow Tearooms.

By car:  The nearest car park is Oswald Street where discounted parking is available for guests of the hotel.

By rail:  The entrance to the hotel is located on the main concourse of Grand Central Station.

By air:  Glasgow Airport is located 11 miles from the hotel while  a little further away (48 miles) is Prestwick International Airport with a regular link to Grand Central Station.

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Hotel ID 375053