Discreetly hidden atop a time-worn railway administration building alongside Central station, this small, well-priced hotel is a modern, upbeat surprise. Rooms are compact (a few are larger) but well appointed, with unusual views over the station roof's glass sea. Numerous touches – friendly staff, interesting art, in-room cafetière, free cupcakes and ice cream, and weeknight suppers – make this one of the centre's homiest choices.
There's a very good deal available (£8 per day) at a car park a block away.
Next to the Central Rail Station, the Grasshopper Hotel enjoys a great location in Glasgow. It offers rooms with sleek design and free Wi-Fi, and a Kitchen restaurant that uses the best local produce. Individually styled rooms have furniture designed and made for the hotel. With Caledonian Oak floors and original art, rooms also have an HD TV with Sky Movies and Sky Sports, and a bathroom with Arran Aromatics toiletries. The Grasshopper Hotel Glasgow has a wide choice of bars within just a few minutes’ walk. There are several theatres within 10 minutes’ journey on foot. The food offered in The Kitchen is sourced where possible from specialist suppliers. Freshly cooked traditional breakfasts are served each morning, and evening meals are available from Monday to Thursday. On arrival guests are greeted with tea, coffee and the Grasshopper’s home-made cakes. Hairdryers and ironing facilities are available on request from the 24-hour reception.
Please note this hotel is located on the 6th floor of the Caledonian Chambers Building.