Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

Artto Hotel

G2 6AE, Glasgow, 37-39 Hope Street

The stylish Artto Hotel offer free WiFi and an Indian restaurant.Situated in Glasgow’s lively centre, the hotel is opposite Glasgow Central Railway Station. With fresh, modern décor, the spacious rooms at Artto feature private bathrooms... read more

2169 reviews 8.1

£ 35.20

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McLays Guest House

G3 6TT, Glasgow, 260 - 276 Renfrew Street

Set in the heart of the city centre, McLays Guest House is well located for visiting Glasgow’s museums and art galleries and is just a few minutes’ walk from Glasgow’s shopping streets, Sauchiehall Street and... read more

3276 reviews 8

£ 38.25

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The Merchant City Inn

G1 1TY, Glasgow, 52 Virginia Street

The privately owned 3-star Merchant City Inn is set in the centre of Glasgow, in a secluded street adjacent to renowned Argyle Street and 2 minutes' walk from George Square. It is in the heart... read more

2476 reviews 7.4

£ 43.00

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Campanile Hotel Glasgow SECC Hydro

G3 8HL, Glasgow, 10 Tunnel Street

Near the SECC conference centre and Scottish Hydro Arena, Campanile Glasgow has modern rooms 0.5 miles from the M8 motorway. There is free parking and 2 rail stations close by. Campanile Glasgow has modern facilities... read more

4815 reviews 8

£ 50.15

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Mercure Glasgow City Hotel

G1 1DQ, Glasgow, 201 Ingram Street

In Glasgow’s vibrant city centre, this hotel offers stylish accommodation. The main high street can be reached with just a few minutes’ walk. Each modern room at Mercure Glasgow City Hotel features an LCD flat-screen... read more

1269 reviews 7.7

£ 60.00

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Hallmark Hotel Glasgow

G3 8AZ, Glasgow, 27 Washington Street

A few minute’s walk from Glasgow Central Station this AA 4-star hotel offers quiet, spacious, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, leisure facilities and on-site parking. The leisure Club has a 15-metre pool, steam room, sauna,... read more

3077 reviews 7.9

£ 60.00

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Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre

G3 8HN, Glasgow, Finnieston Quay

Set on the banks of the River Clyde, Hilton Garden Inn offers rooms with views and free WiFi access. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and SSE Hydro are both 2 minutes’ walk away, while... read more

2963 reviews 8.5

£ 62.90

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Glasgow Marriott Hotel

G3 8RR, Glasgow, 500 Argyle Street, Anderston

This 4-star hotel is in Glasgow centre, just a short walk from the SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre) and the shops of Buchanan Street. It has air-conditioned rooms, an indoor pool, steam room, sauna... read more

3591 reviews 8.4

£ 63.00

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Apex City of Glasgow

G2 2EN, Glasgow, 110 Bath Street

Apex City of Glasgow is located in the heart of Glasgow's vibrant city centre, where this boutique-style hotel offers free WiFi and has good access to the M8 motorway, a few minutes' drive away. Guests... read more

2055 reviews 9.2

£ 67.50

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Holiday Inn Express - Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside

G1 4LW, Glasgow, Stockwell Street

This modern hotel is in Glasgow city centre, beside the River Clyde and 0.6 miles (1 km) from Glasgow Central Rail Station. The air-conditioned rooms have flat-screen TVs and power showers. The Holiday Inn Express... read more

2316 reviews 8.6

£ 68.00

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Motel One Glasgow

G1 4PL , Glasgow, 78-82 Oswald Street

Boasting an excellent location in Glasgow city centre, Motel One Glasgow is next to Central Train Station and is only a 9-minute walk from George Square and Queen Street Train Station. At the hotel, every... read more

578 reviews 9.4

£ 69.00

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The Grand Central Hotel

G1 3SF, Glasgow, Gordon Street

Located at Glasgow Central Station, the award-winning Grand Central Hotel is an iconic hotel set within Glasgow’s shopping district. It boasts a fine restaurant, free WiFi and 21 meeting rooms for up to 500 guests.... read more

7077 reviews 8.6

£ 70.30

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Jurys Inn Glasgow

G1 4QG, Glasgow, 60-96 Jamaica Street

Overlooking the River Clyde, this Jurys Inn is in the city centre, next to Glasgow Central Station. It boasts air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen satellite TVs, 24-hour reception, bar and restaurant. The stylish bedrooms at the... read more

4828 reviews 8.4

£ 73.80

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Radisson RED Hotel, Glasgow

G3 8HL, Glasgow, Finnieston Quay, 25 Tunnel Street

Radisson RED hotel in Glagsow features 174 rooms, 3 event and games studios, Glasgow’s first official rooftop bar, a fitness room and 76 car parking spaces. The property is located 200 yards from The Hydro,... read more

641 reviews 9.3

£ 75.60

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Hilton Glasgow

G3 8HT, Glasgow, 1 William Street

In Glasgow city centre, the Hilton Glasgow Hotel is set in the heart of the financial district, with easy access to transport links and the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SEC). The hotel is just... read more

2905 reviews 8.5

£ 84.15

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citizenM Glasgow

G2 3BW, Glasgow, 60 Renfrew Street (corner of Hope Street)

This citizenM Glasgow is located 400 metres from Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. It offers stylish, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, a cocktail bar, a designer lobby and a 24-hour canteen. Glasgow Central Rail Station and... read more

6526 reviews 9.1

£ 85.00

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Hotel Indigo Glasgow

G2 7DA, Glasgow, 75 Waterloo Street

With a stylish restaurant and bar, Hotel Indigo Glasgow offers boutique rooms with free Wi-Fi and luxury bathrooms. In Glasgow centre, the hotel is just 500 metres from Glasgow Central Station. The sumptuous bedrooms each... read more

878 reviews 9.1

£ 99.00

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

G2 8DL, Glasgow, 301 Argyle St

This modern hotel is opposite Glasgow Central Station and features award-winning architecture. It boasts a stunning atrium, rooms with wall-to-ceiling windows and free access to a nearby pool and gym. The spacious rooms at the... read more

4402 reviews 8.7

£ 101.72

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Blythswood Square

G2 4AD, Glasgow, 11 Blythswood Square

Blythswood Square is in Glasgow city centre, a short walk from Sauchiehall Street. It has been restored to offer luxury rooms with free Wi-Fi and beautiful architecture. The 5-star Glasgow hotel dates from 1823, and... read more

2089 reviews 9.1

£ 128.00

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Types of Accommodation in Glasgow

The city has excellent transport links including an airport, two central train stations, buses and even an underground system. Another major facility in the city is the SSE Hydro Arena on SEC, Stobcross Rd.

As a result, you could consider searching for accommodation slightly further out of the city center, such as bed and breakfasts. Although this option would mean staying further away from the Emirates Arena and velodrome you can easily and quickly get around the city. Bed and breakfast on the outskirts of the city can be a quieter choice.

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If you are looking for a luxurious break then five star hotels may be the right option for you. There are many to choose from, such of which have restaurants, luxurious furnishings, spacious rooms, breakfast included and on site spa facilities.

For a romantic break there are lots of lovely bed and breakfasts to choose from. A bed and breakfast can be a cosy choice. For a family, one of the many apartments might be the best option in order to ensure there is plenty of space and a self catering option. A family run b&b could also be a more informal option.

An apartment can also offer a stylish option to other types of visitors such as couples wishing to stay in a stylish and spacious type of accommodation that offers more freedom than a bed and breakfast. Groups of friends may also find apartments a great choice since they can accommodate various different group sizes and often are much cheaper than getting several rooms in a hotel or bed and breakfast. Alternatively, groups may be able to book all the rooms at a b&b.

Finding the Best Cheap Deals

With so many hotels, b&bs and apartments to choose from in Glasgow’s G40 3HG area there are many ways to find cheap deals near the arena and velodrome. One way to find the best deal is to be flexible on the type of accommodation you want.

A b&b is not always cheaper than a hotel but often hotels have great deals. If there are two couples wishing to stay in Glasgow, searching for two rooms in hotels could end up a cheaper option because ordering multiple rooms in hotels can result in a discount, whereas a bed and breakfast could have fixed rates.

In cities often b&bs are often further out of the city. Family run independent bed and breakfasts can sometimes be a cheaper option than other establishments. It might also be worth considering apartments because a two bedroom apartment could end up significantly cheaper as well, and also offer a more sociable, communal accommodation for your stay.

Deals occur all the time so it is worth searching for accommodation at any time, whether it is far in advance or last minute. Making reservations very far in advance can help ensure you find a great deal before any accommodation options become sold out.

Alternatively, there can be many great last minute deals that are budget friendly. If you are flexible on your requirements such as location, type of lodging and star rating then last minute deals could be the best option. However, if you have specific requirements such as wanting spa facilities, one type of accommodation only, a large group needing overnight stays, then last minute deals could be more risky as there may not be anything available. With so many deals you’ll surely enjoy your stay in Glasgow.

How to get to Emirates Arena

Name : Emirates Arena (Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome)

The site is located directly across the road from Celtic Park Football Stadium. The arena has a capacity of 5,000 and since the Commonwealth Games, the Emirates Arena has become a multifunctional events center. Numerous high profile sports events take place at the site and there excellent sports and leisure facilities. There are areas which also have numerous function rooms that can be hired and there is an award winning cafe open seven days a week serving a range of delicious meals. It was constructed to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Nearest railway station ?

The closest rail station is Dalmarnock Railway Station, which is only a short walk away from the Emirates Arena. The station lies on the Argyle Line through Glasgow Central Low Level. The nearest alternative station is Bridgeton.

Bus Station

The Forge Retail Park bus stops are within walking distance. During some events there is a special shuttle bus service from Glasgow city centre.

When Driving

The complex can easily be reached by car. From the M74 at junction, take the A74 exit to Tollcross / Cambuslang. At the roundabout, take the exit onto Fullarton Rd / London Rd / A74​. Then take a left onto the East End Regeneration Route.

The main carpark is on the left and there is an overflow car park on the right.


Glasgow International Airport and nearby hotels are approx. 13 miles away from the venue.

Nearest Hotels : in the city centre of Glasgow, and in the city’s Bridgeton and Parkhead districts.

Some additional information: Directions from GLASportscotlandScottish Cyclists’ Union (SCU)