Located on bustling Jamaica Street, Jurys Inn competes with Glasgow’s best city centre hostel across the road for custom. With the platforms of Central Station directly behind the building, its location really is hard to beat. St Enoch’s Shopping Centre and Scotland’s shopping mile Buchanan Street are seconds away, as is the Clockwork Orange, Glasgow’s circular and tangerine underground network. In particular, I love that I can get anywhere in the city within minutes.
The hotel’s 321 standard bedrooms offer plenty of home comforts and can accommodate three adults or two adults with two children, or even just one guest. The rooms are definitely large enough for all of my girlfriend’s luggage but maybe not in keeping with her more modern tastes. Featuring multi-channel flat screen TVs, tea and coffee, internet access, hairdryer and A/C, the uniform rooms tick all the right boxes. In particular, Jurys Inn specialises in looking after disabled guests and has a number of accessible wheelchair friendly rooms: there are lowered beds for easy transfer from a wheelchair to the bed, wide doorways and fully accessible bathrooms, including either roll-in shower or bath with additional hand rails.
On the ground floor, the hotel has a small foyer with a touch screen information board and several pay-per-use internet kiosks. Ten meeting rooms are available for an impromptu get togethers and the hotel has an onsite laundry.
Eating and drinking
On either side of the wood-panelled reception, Jurys has three choices including IL Barista, Inntro Bar and Innfusion restaurant. Despite the terrible play on words in the names, they are great spots for a quick breakfast or afternoon coffee. Menus consist of standard pub fare including salads, sandwiches and burgers; the corner bar has floor-to-ceiling windows and is a good people watching spot for a few hours. Try the haggis bon bons for a slice of attempted contemporary Scottish cuisine.
None but one of Glasgow’s best dance clubs, the Sub Club, is a block down the street.
Eager and chatty if a little carefree.
Who stays there
Couples on a budget break or groups of midweek business travellers.
Discounted parking and WiFi are available.
- Business travellers
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Stag / hen parties
- Live entertainment
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Restaurant choice
- Super central location
- Lacking character