There are lots of hotels in Glasgow city centre, and they are mostly quite empty by mid-October so there are very good bargains to be had booking in advance online. The list below is taken mostly from Expedia with a little local knowledge added.
We have quoted prices that we could get online the day we looked for staying five nights (Saturday to Wednesday), which of course are quite likely to vary depending on your context and will increase between now and October. (£100 is currently €140, $160, ¥19k).
Hotels very close to the venue
- Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre (£282). This is actually in the same block as the venue, and is one of the cheapest hotels in the city. It should be OK, but for not much more money you can find a much nicer hotel! Currently bookable for under £300 for five nights.
- Merchant City Inn(£336).
Cheap, convenient; old building with lots of character but no lift, many stairs - a gamble, there are some quite bad reviews as well as some very good ones! Probably noisy at the weekend.
- Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside (£320). Cheap but wouldn't recommend location, close to troubled areas of the city...
- Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square(£409). Opening in October 2015, the risk is yours! Should be good value if it's open...
- Mercure Glasgow City Hotel (£335). Personally, we like Mercure hotels and have never been disappointed by one; this is an ugly building but in a good location and looks like a nice hotel.
- Millennium Hotel Glasgow(£433). Should be OK (actually should be good!), local reputation is that it's over-priced and superficially good. This price looks like good value though.
- Carlton George Hotel (£840). This should be a nice hotel, but it's not cheap. It's not that much better than the others, probably it's just almost full for some reason!
Hotels a little further away
These two are a bit further away (no more than ten minutes walk however), are probably slightly nicer hotels - may be a little more expensive but also more interesting!