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Merchant City Inn, Glasgow
18th Century 3 star hotel in the centre of Glasgow's cultural Merchant City.
Other properties near here
- 18th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- Public car parking for a charge (nearby)
- Historic Property
- Free broadband access
- Children's cots
Food and Drinks
- English breakfast (included)
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Historic houses
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Theatre (walking distance)
The Merchant Lodge Hotel is superbly situated in the heart of Glasgow’s cultural quarter, The Merchant City. This comfortable 3 star lodge is situated in Virginia Street but only minutes away from the cosmopolitan excitement of Merchant City, the City Centre and the West End. Not far from the hotel’s doorstep are pavement cafes, pubs, restaurants, tourist attractions and a plethora of shopping destinations.
The hotel offers 40 guest rooms all comfortably attired and equipped with standard facilities. Choice of rooms includes single, twin, double, triple, quad and family sized.
History to the present day
A former warehouse of a city tobacco lord and over 300 years old. The street name of Virginia Street comes from this. It features a turnpike stairway, built the opposite way from a castle to show that they were friendly, no fighting on this stairway! When trade routes between Europe and Americas were opened the River Clyde found itself well positioned for trade in tobacco. The journey between Virginia and Glasgow took 20 days less than between Virginia and London which meant that almost half the tobacco coming into Europe was distributed through Glasgow.
The Merchant City is at the historic and cultural heart of Glasgow.The Merchants who grew the city's once vast prosperity lived and worked in this area.
Today this area has seen a remarkable rebirth and features the remarkable architectural splendour of the magnificent 18th century St Andrews in the Square or the sublime City Halls and Fruitmarket.
Food and Drinks
Relax in our modern dining room and order your fully cooked breakfast from our friendly staff. Guests can enjoy a fully cooked Scottish breakfast before embarking on their day in Glasgow. Breakfast is served from 7.00am to 8.45am from Monday to Friday and from 7.00am to 9.30am Saturday and Sunday.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: Janice Joyes, Merchant City Inn, 52 Virginia Street, Glasgow, G1 1TY, United Kingdom
Check In:1pm Check Out:10.30am
Westbound on the M8, exit at junction 15 and follow signs to Glasgow Royal Infirmary which you should pass on your left hand. Castle Street leads onto High Street turn right turn at Ingram Street. Travel straight on down Ingram Street and turn left at Glassford Street, then 1st right into Wilson Street, then immediately left into Virginia Street. The Merchant City Lodge is at the corner of Wilson Street and Virginia Street.
Eastbound on the M8, exit at Kirkintilloch keeping left. At first junction turn left and then first right at the traffic lights. At the next set of traffic lights turn right and travel in a south easternly direction down Castle Street turning right into Ingram Street. Travel straight on down Ingram Street and turn left at Glassford Street, then 1st right into Wilson Street, then immediately left into Virginia Street. The Merchant City Lodge is at the corner of Wilson Street and Virginia Street.
Glasgow’s 2 inner city railway stations; Glasgow Central and Queen Street are only a short taxi drive from the hotel.
Guests are welcome to leave luggage within the reception area.
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