Jurys Inn Glasgow

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Address: 80 Jamaica Street, , Glasgow, G1 4QG, Scotland

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3.8

A city centre budget specialist, this Glasgow hotel is an award-winning eco-champion.

Eco hotel of the year, premier budget hotel of the year and a collection of others, Jurys Inn is quick to point out its merits. In fact, I saw them on show before I had even made it through the automatic front doors. Like its slogan says, it’s an “exceptional every day city hotel” – but not everyone likes a show-off. A Glasgow institution located next to the city centre’s starry-eyed Times Square – it’s very different to the one in New York, trust me – this 11 floor hotel is surrounded by hundreds of shops, bars and reasons to stay out late. The collective jury may be out on its status as the best-value budget choice in Glasgow though.

Location
4.5
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Bedrooms
4.1
90%
Public areas
3.7
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

Leisure facilities

None but one of Glasgow’s best dance clubs, the Sub Club, is a block down the street.

Service

Eager and chatty if a little carefree.

Who stays there

Couples on a budget break or groups of midweek business travellers.

Price advice

Discounted parking and WiFi are available.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Stag / hen parties
  • Live entertainment
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss

Pros & Cons

  • Restaurant choice
  • Super central location
  • Lacking character
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