The Principal Grand Central Hotel

The Principal Grand Central Hotel

8.85 reviews
Ranked #3 in Glasgow hotels
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99 Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3SF, UK
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
Set in the heart of Glasgow, this hotel is close to Lighthouse, Gallery of Modern Art, as well as George Square. Additional attractions include St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art.


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Dining options at Grand Central Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and audio visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Glasgow property has 1771 square feet of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Business services and wedding services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Other property amenities at this Victorian property include a coffee shop/café, a concierge desk, and currency exchange. This is a smoke free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in 2010.

There are 186 guestrooms at Grand Central Hotel. Guestrooms have city views. Rooms are individually decorated. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer direct dial phones and in room safes (accommodate laptops). Plasma televisions are available in guestrooms. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request a turndown service, hypo allergenic bedding, and extra towels/bedding. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.

Notifications and Fees:

  • Minimum Spring Break check in age: 18 years old
  • There are no room charges for children 14 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Late check out: GBP 30.00
  • Rollaway bed: GBP 15.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Connecting Rooms

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Barcelona, Spain

Really historic, pretty hotel perfectly located right beside the main train station in Glasgow.

Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
London, UK

This hotel is very historic with some very famous people having stayed there. Frank Sinatra to name one. It’s very grand and old fashioned and situated next to Grand central station. The hotel and food are lovely. There is glamorous cocktail bar in the hotel also. The only downside is the noise from the train station can be heard most of the night

Recommended for:History BuffsTrendsters
Miami, Florida, USA

Beautiful historic hotel! Fun fact it was a favorite spot for Winston Churchill. Rooms are large, breakfast is great and there is even a beautiful Champagne bar. This hotel is super central (attached to central station) so mega convenience factor.

Recommended for:History Buffs
Mero, Dominica
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Step off your train in Glasgow's central station and you may be forgiven for not giving much attention to your surroundings but take a closer look and you'll see you are being watched as you traverse the concourse. Up above you is The Champagne Bar located in Grand Central Hotel. The next time you're in the city, I recommend you pop in here for a glass of fizz and a change of perspective.

Sitting comfortably? You should be! The Champagne Bar and hotel have been the recipients of a £20 million refurbishment and it shows. There's 186 comfortably-appointed bedrooms and 21 meeting rooms, The Tempus Restaurant, a Delicatessen and a sumptuous Grand Ballroom capable of putting on wedding receptions and functions under a ceiling of custom-blended lighting. That's right, you can have the lighting match the napkins if you so wish.

Amongst many claims to fame, (everyone from Bob Hope to JFK have stayed here), this Queen Anne building is perhaps most famous for being the location of the first long-distance TV transmission by John Logie Baird. Now you know that, kudos to the owners Principal Hayley for restoring this lovely historical building into one which is vibrant, lively and the perfect meeting place for people from all walks of life.

Recommended for:Business TravelersHistory BuffsLuxury TravelersNightlife Lovers

Principal Hayley bought The Central in 2009 and this very grand hotel opened its doors after a £20 million refurbishment in September 2010. And may I say . . . . it was worth the wait.
There are 186 bedrooms and 21 meeting rooms. One of these is the Grand Room that would make any bride feel like a princess on her special day. You will be in awe of the décor, fireplace and lighting that would make your special day an extravaganza.
And without further ado I was then escorted to the Champagne Bar. This is no ordinary bar. This is a unique experience that moves you from the mundane to the spectacular with champagne and chandeliers.
The hotel also hosts the Tempus Restaurant and the Deli with menus you will find irresistible. If visiting Glasgow this Hotel is a must !



Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
  • Snack bar/deli
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 21
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Individually decorated
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 230
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Year Built 1883
  • Express check-out
Other Policies
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
The Principal Grand Central Hotel

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