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New York
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Building is old, but rooms are very clean. Shared bath is fine. Fantastic breakfast!! Great black pudding and coffee! Convenient location, can walk to everything. Very nice staff. Everyone at front desk was super awesome, at all hours. Loved it. Great wifi and a chillout lounge with TV.

Thank KillerRabbit
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Stayed mclays just one night Sunday-Monday in septemb. I Was the lucky because my room was ready earlier than check in time so the friendly lady at reception checked me in around 12:30 and showed me to my room. The room was very nice small but clean with an excellent shower. next day there was a breakfast which was very...

Thank frankm172016
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 22, 2016

I stayed here recently for 1 night over the weekend. Was welcomed by a really unhappy looking elder woman who was rude, abrupt and not very pleasant. Got given an ancient looking key and sent up to our room. The room was not too bad - basic and clean. The next day was much better , we had a lovely...

Thank traceymcs73
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Staff extremely friendly and a cheap stay, parking a bit of a pain (get a ticket from the hotel), room and shared bathroom run down. Walls and windows are paper thin, hardly slept a wink because of the noise of traffic, loud drunk people and music from clubs. Wouldn't stay again because of this.

Thank Oscar I
Reviewed September 13, 2016

My girlfriend and I booked this hotel after the Premier Inn in the city refused to accept card payments over the internet, I went on Booking.com and saw that this was roughly out of the main city and only £55 for a night WITH breakfast included. As it had a 4/5 rating, we assumed it would be a good hotel....

2Thank DannyWatson23
Verona, Italy
Reviewed September 10, 2016

An old building but fascinating and close to the centre. The woman at the reception was super friendly and gave us important suggestions about our stay. The room was good, just to work a bit over cleaning. Great breakfast.

Thank PaguialC
Reviewed July 22, 2016

I have stayed at Mcclays Guest House three times. I would not stay anywhere else in Glasgow. The location is handy to everything, but quiet (in contrast to those closer to George Square). Accommodations are clean, beds comfortable, breakfast delicious and quickly served, and staff is welcoming and helpful. Ask them anything and they can help. I love McClays.

Thank neksandra
Cuenca, Spain
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Lovely old place currently being renovated. Easily accessible via all forms of transport. Wonderfully friendly and helpful reception staff. Rooms cosy and comfortable with windows that actually open! Will come again.

Thank Julietta66
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed June 15, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at McLays Guest House, located in the center of the city. Our room was very comfortable and the breakfast was very good, served in a nice dining room and freshly cooked to our specifications.

Thank Diane Lynn
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Stayed here with work. Found the location not too far from town. Rooms nice and clean although didnt realise when booked it was a shared bathroom, but was ok. Had a lovely cooked breakfast each morning, the staff at breakfast were marvelous, nothing too much trouble. Would stay here again.

Thank CheshireMuttley
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
McLays’ offers great value budget accommodation in the heart of the city centre. We are superbly located for visiting Glasgow’s many museums and art galleries and just minutes away from Glasgow’s finest shopping streets Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street where in addition you shall find an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas, nightclubs etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about McLays Guest House

Address: 260 - 276 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6TT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Price Range: $52 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — McLays Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 81
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Choose elsewhere. Do not book here. Would give a lower rating if we could.”
 of 5 bubbles DannyWatson23, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“Reasonably priced, shared bathroom but rooms nice and clean. Breakfast really good.”
 of 5 bubbles CheshireMuttley, Jun 12, 2016 | Read review
“Don't take room in back as they are fire hazards”
 of 5 bubbles DenR88, Apr 6, 2016 | Read review
“Go to a different guest house!”
 of 5 bubbles Sheherizad, Mar 15, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back of the hotel quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 12Jackie2015, Mar 15, 2016 | Read review
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