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3.9 / 5Good
437 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly


Explore the area

Popular LocationGlengoyne Distillery11 min drive
Popular LocationLoch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park13 min drive
RestaurantSkoosh1 min walk
RestaurantThe Clachan Inn3 min walk
AirportGlasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.)29 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Classic Double Room

    Classic Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Classic Twin Room

    Classic Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Superior Room

    Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area


Located in Glasgow, Buchanan Arms Hotel is in a rural location. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Loch Lomond Shores, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre and SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium are also worth visiting. Our guests love the hotel's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Glengoyne Distillery - 11 min drive
  • Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park - 13 min drive
  • Loch Lomond Shores - 13 min drive
  • Balloch Castle - 16 min drive
  • Loch Lomond Shores - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Alexandria Balloch Station - 10 min drive
  • Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.) - 29 min drive


  • Salmon Leap Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • The Conservatory — 1 min walk
  • Skoosh - 1 min walk
  • The Clachan Inn - 3 min walk
  • Drymen Inn - 4 min walk

About this property

Buchanan Arms Hotel

3-star hotel, walk to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a health club. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and a steam room are onsite. All 52 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find coffee makers and hair dryers.
Buchanan Arms Hotel offers 52 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.
Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a steam room.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee 7:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 8 AM–10 AM on weekends: GBP 5.95-7.95 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Health club
Indoor pool
Spa tub
Steam room

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Indoor pool
Laundry facilities


Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

Business center
Computer station
Meeting rooms




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Fireplace in lobby
Smoke-free property
TV in lobby

Room amenities


Hypo-allergenic bedding


Free toiletries
Hair dryer
Shower/tub combination


Cable channels
Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Connecting rooms available
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 3 PM - 9 PM


Check-out before 11 AM


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Payment types accepted at this property

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 5.95 and GBP 7.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM.The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel Spa
  • Buchanan Arms Hotel Hotel
  • Buchanan Arms Hotel Glasgow
  • Buchanan Arms Hotel Hotel Glasgow
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Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

Very run down. Reasturant vertually non existent. No chef on our first night. Wouldnt go ba k.

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Empty hotel, hardly any staff(although friendly) 1st room was freezing, heating not working, second room dirty, was told the pool and Jim was out of order, found out later it’s been closed for a while. I stayed here around four years ago and it was A really nice hotel, gone downhill a lot

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Just back from overnight stay for my mums birthday with family and friends. Have stayed here many times before and loved it hence why we booked. This visit was awful and upset me as I was the one that booked it for mums birthday. Rooms obviously not cleaned properly (condoms in the drawer) 2 rooms didn’t have kettles, one without tv remote. No heating in our room- 5pm got panel heater which helped a little but room still cold. No leisure facilities (main reason I booked here) food was not worth money, no prices on menu. Coffee an tea at breakfast was just dirty was water as so watered down. Very few staff trying to work. Not offered any refund for any of this. Now won’t go back

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

November Holiday

Booked this hotel for the spa and fitness centre to find out it was closed when we arrived . Restaurant also closed at night except breakfast which was poor run out of eggs 3rd day bacon and eggs over cooked. Room not cleaned 3rd day . Hotel very tired needs redecoration . The only saving grace is staff very helpful . Overall break disappointing not what it said on the label.

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort

Pretty much self service, just someone behind the reception desk doing some other work. We had to drag our bags through many hallways, up and down flights of stairs. Basic English buffet breakfast. Excellent location, walking distance from several nice restaurants.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019