Alexander Thomson Hotel Glasgow, Argyle St accommodation building location, Date, Architect, Scotland
Alexander Thomson Hotel
Accommodation in central Glasgow : Argyle Street Building – Scottish Architecture
post updated 16 July 2023 ; 21 December 2021
Address: 320 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8LY, Scotland, UK
Great Western Terrace (now Alexander Thomson Hotel) – Alexander Greek Thomson, built in 1869.
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 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.
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.
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