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Recommended gay friendly hotels in Glasgow

As an LGBTQ+ traveller, it's important to stay somewhere welcoming, with great value and maybe near to gay venues. This is why in Glasgow we particularly recommend Native Glasgow, which is a modern boutique aparthotel set in an historic building. Treat yourself to a luxury hotel or stay budget and spend what you save on partying! Check out GayMapper recommendations for gay friendly hotel deals in Glasgow. Please support GayMapper by checking out our hotel deals as this helps us to keep the site updated with all this useful information!


2* Brunswick Merchant City

In the heart of the Merchant City and conveniently located for the gay nightlife, the stylish Brunswick is a modern, no-frills hotel with 19 en suite rooms and unique architecture. It is located in Merchant City, a cultural area in central Glasgow, close to George Square. The Brunswick has a vibrant bar, The Amsterdam, which stays open until midnight and is a popular city spot at weekends. Enjoy superb food from around the world and a wide choice of drinks. Just minutes on foot from Glasgow Central and Queen Street stations, the Brunswick is also just up the road from Buchannan Street Bus Station. The area is full of the best Glasgow shopping streets, cafes, bars, restaurants and historical attractions.

3* Holiday Inn Exp. Riverside

This modern hotel is in Glasgow city centre, beside the River Clyde, just a few minutes walk away from the gay nightlife and only 1 km from Glasgow Central Rail Station. The air-conditioned rooms have flat-screen TVs and power showers, and GayMapper loves that breakfast is included for all guests here. The Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City - Riverside is less than 500 m from the St. Enoch Centre shopping mall and St Enoch Subway Station. George Square is 800 m away. Rooms feature modern decor, free WiFi, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, an en-suite with a power shower and an iron/ironing board. There is a bar in reception and a vending machine with snacks. A buffet breakfast is included for guests and can be enjoyed in the Great Room lounge. An evening snack menu is available and pizzas can be ordered at any time. The Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City - Riverside also offers guests discounted parking for the nearby public car parks.

3* ibis Styles George Square

Kick back, relax and enjoy a wee dram or a tipple of Glasgow's own Irn-Bru in our bar. Start the day right with a well-balanced continental breakfast (included in your room rate, naturally) and enjoy the best night's sleep you've had in years. Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square offers accommodation in Glasgow, just a 7-minute walk from Glasgow Central Train Station. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The rooms come with a modern en-suite bathroom, free toiletries, a hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. George Square is 200 m from Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square, while Buchanan Galleries is 500 m from the property. Glasgow Airport is a 15-minute drive away.

4* Hotel Indigo

Boutique hotel in Glasgow city centre, with a stylish restaurant and bar, Hotel Indigo Glasgow offers boutique rooms with free Wi-Fi and luxury bathrooms. In Glasgow centre, the hotel is just 500 m from Glasgow Central Station, and down the road from Scotland's oldest gay bar, The Waterloo. The sumptuous bedrooms each have a flat-screen TV and quality Egyptian linens. Rooms also feature a minibar and air conditioning, and the impressive bathrooms have fluffy robes and free toiletries. Situated in Glasgow's Business District, Hotel Indigo is a 10-minute walk from the Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow Science Centre is 2.4 km away, and Glasgow Cathedral is a 25-minute walk away. Guests can also benefit from an exclusive 25% discount on parking rates at Glasgow Q Park. Set in a grand Victorian building, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar and Grill serves a creative menu in elegant surroundings. The vibrant bar offers fine wines and light snacks, and fresh breakfasts are served daily.

4* Native Glasgow

A GayMapper top choice in Glasgow due to the location and spacious apartments and studios with funky decor. Found in an Edwardian building formerly home to the Anchor Line Shipping Company's headquarters, this city centre aparthotel is inspired by a 1920s ocean liner. With original 1906 features, there are glazed tiles, terrazzo flooring, timber wall-panelling, fireplaces and even the original safes. With a 24-hour reception, concierge and on-site breakfast at the Anchor Line restaurant on the ground floor, Native Glasgow is located next to George Square. All units include a seating area, a TV, an equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a private bathroom. A dishwasher, a microwave and fridge are also available, as well as a kettle. The penthouse apartments also feature a terrace.

4* citizenM Glasgow

The citizenM Glasgow offers stylish, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, a cocktail bar, a designer lobby and a 24-hour canteen. The concept is about minimalistic, but well appointed rooms with large communal spaces for hotel guests to relax and mingle. Glasgow Central Rail Station and the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre are less than a 10-minute walk away. George Square and Jamie's Italian restaurant can also be reached in 10 minutes on foot. Rooms at the hotel are compact, bright, and have wall-to-wall windows and luxury beds. Each comes with an iPad mini, which guests can use to modify room color, climate control, control the smart-TV and also adapt the blinds and black-out curtains. Guest can also bring and connect their own device. The bathroom includes a power rain shower and free toiletries. CanteenM is a 24-hour self-service canteen that offers meals and snacks. The contemporary lounge has fashionable furniture and a large-screen TV.

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Glasgow Gay Scene

Glasgow's gay nightlife scene is centred around the Merchant City area, where there is a bar or club for any taste or preference. The venues here cater to a range of identities, fetishes, and themes, with plenty of events to keep you busy throughout your stay. You can even combine the history of the city into your night out by visiting Scotland oldest gay bar. If that wasn't enough, thanks to Glasgow's accepting nature, you'll be welcome in any other venue in the city so you're safe to explore and find your ideal night out.

Tours & Experiences in Glasgow

Make the most of your travels by pre-booking our popular tours and experiences.  There's a whole range of options, from cultural and historical to food, drink and nightlife.  Get under the skin of your destination, and book a tour or experience now.  

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