Brunswick Hotel, Glasgow $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
In the middle of the trendy Merchant City, the mod, curvy-copper-roofed Primavera Building sits in a row of Victorians. This 19-room boutique certainly looks pricier than it is, thanks to the dramatic lighting, modern upholstered headboards, and rooms in rich reds, browns, creams and oranges. If you don't mind the cramped conditions in the smaller rooms, the Brunswick offers one of the best deals in town (for about $60 more, your room doubles in size). The most spacious accommodation can be found in the duplex penthouse under the copper eaves with a mezzanine gallery, sauna, and kitchen—which, as top suites go, is a relative bargain. There's a well-priced café-bar that buzzes at night with a laid-back thirtysomething crowd. It's also where you can fill up on a European breakfast: a pretty basic, self-service affair, but it's hard to complain at these rates.