Alexander Thomson Hotel Glasgow, 320 Argyle St accommodation building location, Date, Architect, Scotland

Alexander Thomson Hotel

Accommodation in central Glasgow: 320 Argyle Street Building – Scottish Architecture

post updated 16 July 2023 ; 21 December 2021

Address: 320 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8LY, Scotland, UK

The Alexander Thomson Hotel has 72 en-suite rooms and is located in Glasgow’s west end, close to Central Railway Station. The area is not the best, and has quite a bad reputation for crime.

Alexander Thomson Hotel Argyle Street
320 Argyle Street photograph : Ralf Roletschek, GFDL 1.2, via Wikimedia Commons

Alexander Thomson Hotel Glasgow Accommodation

The hotel has a ‘designer’ theme throughout based on the famous Glasgow architect after whom the hotel is named. The hotel restaurant only serves breakfast and has a 24-hour bar.

Alexander Thomson – Glasgow buildings

The name of this Argyle Street hotel was inspired by the Great Glaswegian Architect Alexander Greek Thomson (1817 – 1875). He produced a diverse range of structures including villas, a castle, urbane terraces, commercial warehouses, tenements, and three extraordinary churches.

Alexander Thomson Hotel Glasgow, Argyle Street
320 Argyle Street photo : Ralf Roletschek, GFDL 1.2, via Wikimedia Commons

Of these, Caledonia Road Free Church (now a ruin), Queen’s Park United Presbyterian Church (destroyed in WWII), and St Vincent Street Church, the last is the only intact survivor. This church is located close by to this Argyle Street accommodation, a few blocks north and west.

The accommodation is contained within a historic Victorian era building. It has high ceilings and high windows from that era. Most rooms are quite large and so are the bathrooms.

The Great Western Terrace, now Alexander Thomson Hotel, was built in 1869.

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Radisson Hotel Glasgow
photo : Andrew Lee

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If you’re interested in the Alexander Thomson Hotel, but wish to view comparable quality hotels please see the Glasgow Hotels page.

The 320 Argyle St accommodation building is selected from our list of recommended Glasgow Hotels.

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A major existing Argyle Street accommodation building on this website:

Radisson Hotel, Argyle Street
Design: gm+ad architects
Radisson Hotel

A proposed Argyle St accommodation property on this website:

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Key Alexander Thomson building : St Vincent Street Church – located close by to the north, up the hill towards Blythswood Square
St Vincent Street Church
photo © Adrian Welch

Buildings / photos for the Alexander Thomson Hotel Glasgow at 320 Argyle Street page welcome