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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Glasgow Scotland (2022 Updated)

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Nowadays, Scotland is regarded as “one of the most LGBTfriendly countries in the world”. Dubbed by the media as “a seismic shift”, societal acceptance of same-sex relationships and LGBT people has increased tremendously.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Scotland are generally in line with the rest of the United Kingdom, which have evolved extensively over time and are now regarded as some of the most progressive in Europe. In both 2015 and 2016, Scotland was recognised as the “best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality.

Glasgow has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Delmonicas or  Underground are the most famous gay place in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. It’s famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city’s 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it’s a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

 Top attractions to visit in Glasgow

Best Day Trips in Glasgow

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1. Hotel Indigo Glasgow  4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Glasgow

Hotel Indigo Glasgow
Hotel Indigo Glasgow

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.

The sumptuous bedrooms each have a flat-screen TV and quality Egyptian linens. Rooms also feature a mini fridge 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.

Located 0.7 miles from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and a 5-minute walk from Glasgow Central Station, this upscale hotel is 0.6 miles from the St. Enoch Shopping Center.

The modern, stylish rooms feature bathrooms with rainfall showerheads, air conditioning and minibars stocked with snacks and drinks. All have satellite TV, iPod docks and free WiFi. The top-category suite adds a living room/dining area, designer toiletries and complimentary champagne.

Guests can dine in the elegant gastro steakhouse run by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, which has a full wine list and other cocktails.

Hotel Indigo Glasgow, is an exciting modernization and re-creation of a beautiful Victorian historic building right in the heart of the Glasgow financial services district. Refreshingly different, inspirational and intriguing, this inviting Glasgow hotel has 94 bedrooms with the ultimate business communication facilities and the latest luxury hotel room comforts. With Egyptian cotton linen, luxury toiletries and soft towels with invigorating rainfall showers, the bedrooms are a haven from the bustle of the day.

Fantastic location near to Central Station and Buchanan Street. We had a standard king room and loved the blue decor. Room was well appointed and spotlessly clean. Comfortable bed with quality linens. Mini bar with complimentary beers, water, chocolate and crisps was a nice touch and even better was replenished for our second night.

Fresh milk in the fridge would be a nice addition as really dislike the little cartons of uht milk. Bathroom had a powerful rain shower with robes and slippers provided. Breakfast was of a good standard with hot items cooked to order. There is a car park right next door to the hotel and guests receive a 25% discount. Would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and hope to return soon.

The room was spacious and fully equipped and very clean. Owing to the buildings age you are limited to the one window but this only but added to the cosy vibe of the room. Comfortable beds and ample facilities for a coffee in you room first thing. We didn’t stop at the venue for breakfast as we found a really nice cafe locally which we loved so chose to go there each morning of our stay.

The bar is well equipped and bar staff friendly and willing to whip you up any cocktails. Just a short walk into the city centre but just far out you aren’t bothered by the noise. Glasgow Central main train station literally down one straight road to the venue making life easier for people arriving on the train. Highly rated hotel, we would definitely return.

What a way to end each fun day with the comforts of Hotel Indigo. Originally built in the 1800’s as Glasgow’s first power station, this eclectic, boutique hotel is situated away from the hustle of the city centre but walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, and most importantly Glasgow central station if you want to catch a train to Edinburgh which is a mere 40+ miles away, takes about an hour because of the stops.

The room was very clean and comfortable. There is a bar and restaurant if you need nourishment. Overall, staff was informative and friendly! Loved it.

Stayed for two nights at the Indigo and found it a very comfortable hotel with all the facilities you would expect from this standard of hotel. The decor is very well done and the bar area was very pleasing and our room excellent. The staff were all so helpful and cheery. The hotel is located very centrally with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. There is a Marco Pierre restaurant within the hotel which had a very good selection of meals which were a little pricier as you would expect from an upmarket experience.

Breakfast at the hotel was quite extensive with a good selection of well cooked dishes. The only slight issue was the fairly cool temperature in the dining room during breakfast. Overall, this is a hotel well worth visiting while exploring Glasgow.

Gay Friendly Hotels Glasgow
Gay Friendly Hotels Glasgow

How much does a room costs at Hotel Indigo Glasgow?

Prices start 110$/night for Standard Double Room. The Premium King Room is  154$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a cable TV, bathrobe and electric kettle.

Where to book online – Hotel Indigo Glasgow – Gay Friendly Hotels Glasgow Scotland you can find the best hotels deals in Glasgow during TRNSMT Festival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Glasgow on  Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Fraser Suites Glasgow 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Glasgow Scotland

Fraser Suites Glasgow
Fraser Suites Glasgow

Set in a 19th-century renovated bank, the Fraser Suites are just 500 m from Argyle Street, one of Glasgow’s main shopping streets. Satellite TV are provided in all apartments, which are located in Glasgow’s cultural quarter, Merchant City.

A microwave oven and refrigerator feature in all apartments’ kitchenettes, some include a dishwasher. Each spacious and contemporary living area has a work desk and DVD player, some feature large glass windows and a balcony.

Bedrooms in the Fraser Suite apartments are light and airy and have modern furnishings. A hairdryer is provided in every private bathroom.

Argyle Street Rail Station and Glasgow Queen Street Rail Station are both within a 10-minute journey on foot from the apartments.

Set in an ornate Victorian building in the upmarket Merchant City district, this chic all-apartment hotel sits atop lively bars and shops. It’s a 6-minute walk from Scotrail trains, and within 10 minutes’ walk from Buchanan Street’s shopping and the Gallery of Modern Art.

Modern apartments include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and iPod docks. All have kitchenettes and work areas; some add separate living rooms.

Amenities include a free local shuttle, a fitness room and a self-service laundry, as well as meeting facilities. Continental breakfast is available for a charge.

Set in a 19th-century renovated bank, the Fraser Suites are just 550 yards from Argyle Street, one of Glasgow’s main shopping streets. An iPod dock and satellite TV are provided in all apartments, which are located in Glasgow’s cultural quarter, Merchant City. A microwave oven and refrigerator feature in all apartments’ kitchenettes, some include a dishwasher. Each spacious and contemporary living area has a work desk and DVD player, some feature large glass windows and a balcony. Bedrooms in the Fraser Suite apartments are light and airy and have modern furnishings.

A hairdryer is provided in every private bathroom. Argyle Street Rail Station and Glasgow Queen Street Rail Station are both within a 10-minute journey on foot from the apartments. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre is 10 minutes’ drive away. The Gallery of Modern Art and George Square are both a 10-minute walk away. Glasgow City Centre is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping for clothes, shopping and gay nightlife.

Visited here to stay for three nights for a Gay Pride Event the staff are warm and friendly also the room is amazingly spacious only downside I found was that the iPod dock was missing from my room and they were fully booked and couldn’t source another but apart from that small issue everything was brilliant I highly recommend this hotel / Apartments.

Everything else was great, the apartment had a little kitchen with every utensil you would need if staying there self catering for a couple of days. The room was spacious , clean and had its own hair dryer/fan/ironing board and iron. Bed was comfy except the two beds being pushed together was annoying. The TV in room 303 should be positioned in front of the bed not to the left where it is awkward to see (I do believe it was for people sitting on the couch but who does that these days when at a hotel 😂)

The venue is very close to restaurants and bars which is ideal and the room has everything you need included. Great value for money. I’m not sure if they provided robes before covid? But that would be a great touch once they are able to do more things again. I would definitely stay here again!

Our first time at Fraser Suites, and we would return. Lovely reception staff on arrival, very helpful. Our apartment was very spacious with everything you could need (hairdryer, in room safe), l’occitane toiletries – although shower gel was almost finished, minor point, kitchenette had microwave, two ring stove, fridge, coffee machine etc. Very clean and a fantastic location for shops, bars and restaurants.

Very small point, we asked at reception in the evening for cappuccino pods and were told by the gentleman there were none, without him needing to check, perhaps he knew but we did feel as he didn’t offer an alternative he didn’t want to go and look, which may be unfair on our part. We will be back ‘though as our overall stay was very good. We visit Glasgow several times a year and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hotel for its location and amenities.

Have stayed in these suites many times due to the great location with a fantastic choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. Argyll Street and Merchant Square just around the corner and only a short, pleasant walk from the railway station. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a lively, busy weekend in Glasgow.

The location is fantastic for those who want easy access to shopping and sightseeing. It is a pleasure to walk around in autumn in Glasgow- except there might be a wee bit of rain. What I have to caution is that there are rooms facing a multi level car park / back alley/ bottle recycling center. This creates a racket roundabout after midnight.

The housekeeping crew did not change the bed linens – we stayed there for five nights. I think there should be an SOP- the bed linens get changed every second or third day – as we do at home. There were no cards that we could place on the bed to indicate we wanted linen changed. I still would come back and try other Fraser suite hotels.

Gay Friendly Hotels Glasgow Scotland
Gay Friendly Hotels Glasgow Scotland

How much does a room costs at Fraser Suites Glasgow?

Prices start 216$/night for Studio Apartment. The One-Bedroom Executive is  291$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious apartment features a separate lounge area with a flat-screen TV and a DVD player and a fully equipped kitchenette. It also offers a safe, hairdryer, ironing supplies, and complimentary designer toiletries.

Extras include espresso coffee machine with pods, robes and slippers, soft drinks and snacks (will vary depending on season and availability).

Where to book online – Fraser Suites Glasgow – Gay Friendly Hotels Glasgow Scotland you can find the best hotels deals in Glasgow during TRNSMT Festival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Glasgow on  Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. citizenM Glasgow 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Glasgow

citizenM Glasgow
citizenM Glasgow

This citizenM Glasgow is located 400 m from Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. It offers stylish, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, a cocktail bar, a designer lobby and a 24-hour canteen.

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 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 blackout curtains. Guest can also bring and connect their own device. The bathroom includes a power rain shower and free toiletries.

This city-centre trendy hotel is set in a modular building with prefabricated rooms. It’s a 5-minute walk from the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Sleek, contemporary rooms have wall-to-wall windows and en suite bathrooms with rainfall showerheads. They feature touch-screen controls for flat-screen TVs, temperature, blinds, alarms and coloured mood lighting. They also have free WiFi.

A chic canteen is open 24 hours and also serves as a bar. The lobby serves as a lounge with designer furniture and a TV.

Situated in Glasgow’s city centre and Theatre District, citizenM Glasgow offers affordable luxury in the form of 198 modern non-smoking rooms. Enjoy free Wifi in the entire hotel, free movies, high pressure rain showers and luxurious linens on an XL king-size bed; contemporary Vitra lobbies for work and play with free iMac access, and a 24/7 on-site eatery and bar to quench every hunger and thirst.

Check in was easy which you do yourself with the check in computer system it takes around 10 minutes and you also pay there (there is ambassadors on hand in case you need assistance). You have the option of lift or funky spiral staircase which takes you to the bar/chill area or rooms above, I never tried to canteen or bar while staying this time.

Room was easy to find and had a view of city centre (buildings like most city centres lol). Room was clean and plenty room for solo or couple travellers built in wall storage at the front door and also under the bed which was huge and very comfortable. Ipad controls everything in the room from TV and shower mood lighting to room temp and the roller blind (window also has built in blinds).

Great location in city centre and a very quirky hotel,which I could understand is not to everyone’s taste. Room was immaculate although as bed was full width of the room, access for those less able could be an issue. All systems including mood lighting controlled from an iPad – cool! Public spaces are vibrant and staff very professional, helpful and friendly. Breakfast was a touch on the expensive side, but as the room was well priced, balanced itself out. Definitely recommended and will use again when next on a night out in Glasgow.

What a joy to stay at a hotel where everything is functional and nice to look at. The citizen M is a modern and funky hotel, catering g for the worldly traveller.

A warm welcome awaited us as soon as we arrived. I had already checked in prior to arriving and by using the QRS code I was able to get my room key very quickly.

The room is just right in terms of size, any smaller would’ve been too small. It accommodates everything you need and has an iPad to regulate everything in the room, from the blinds and temperature to the tv. The double bed was large and had a VERY comfortable mattress.

This hotel unapologetically aims for the traveller who is comfortable with technology and likes its surroundings to be funky and well designed.

At breakfast you can choose between the hot or continental breakfasts, or both. For the continental you can opt to be charged by the item, the hot breakfast is a flat £13 and you can refill as much as you like.

The continental breakfast consisted of Bircher and regular muesli, fresh fruit, toast and pastries. The hot breakfast had many choices; scrambled eggs, sausages etc.
A free paper was available.

In summary: I would stay here again in a heartbeat and am very likely to stay at other citizenM hotels at other locations. I had a very good deal for 2 nights. A very pleasant experience all round.

Gay Friendly Hotels Glasgow
Gay Friendly Hotels Glasgow

How much does a room costs at citizenM Glasgow?

Prices start 131$/night for King Room. 

This room boasts free Wi-Fi and a king-size bed, along with complimentary movies on demand and a rain shower. The room also features award-winning design with ambient lighting.

Where to book online – citizenM Glasgow – Gay Friendly Hotels Glasgow Scotland you can find the best hotels deals in Glasgow during TRNSMT Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Glasgow on  Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.