Editor's Top 4 Picks

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Book from ~$111 CAD
Highly praised boutique hotel in southeast Hamilton with indoor pool and jacuzzi suites
This is very highly-rated property and well-liked boutique hotel, only 16 minutes to the airport. Immaculately kept rooms with amenities that exceed expectations, along with imaginative decor, a great pool and delicious food at the on-site restaurant are the reasons guests are giving this hotel such great scores. Besides free Wi-Fi and parking, guests can enjoy free extended parking when flying out from this hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, guest laundry
  • Rooms were described as very clean and well appointed
  • Staff were professional and very personable
  • Guests loved the on-site dining
  • Location was close to highways, area attractions, restaurants and shopping
  • Good value according to many guests
Cons
  • Parking could be limited during busier banquet times
  • Some were disturbed music from the banquet hall and guests in the halls
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Highly praised historic guest house on treed acreage near Dundas with delicious breakfast 
This inn is nestled in a beautiful green space and has well-appointed rooms with charming old-fashioned decor. The couple who run it are considered to be very hospitable and gracious hosts. Breakfasts are surcharged and are said to be gourmet with wonderful fresh fruit, imaginative menus and beautiful presentation. Free Wi-Fi and free parking add extra value, while its nearness to downtown adds convenience. Although there is no shuttle service to the airport, it is about 20 minutes away by car. 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Rooms were well appointed and comfortable
  • Location was convenient, between N Falls and Toronto
  • The hosts were friendly, professional, accommodating
  • Breakfast was well presented, satisfying and delicious
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
Cons
  • Breakfast is surcharged at $15 per person
  • Some guests did not like the ‘no outdoor shoes’ rule
  • Some had difficulty regulating the AC
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Well-liked Hamilton hotel with indoor pool, Bistro, jacuzzi suites & free airport shuttle
The Courtyard Hotel is the closest to the airport with only an 11 minute drive. It offers a free airport shuttle service to its guests, if it is not already full with airline personnel who are coming or going to the airport. Its freebies include parking, Wi-Fi and up to 14 days of extended parking. This is a three star hotel with well-appointed rooms, pool, an on-site restaurant with good food and friendly service. Its location is convenient to restaurants and highways. 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, airport shuttle, coffee in lobby, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and well appointed, with very comfy beds
  • Staff were very well liked, friendly and personable
  • Location was handy to restaurants and highways
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
Cons
  • Some guests had trouble locating the hotel from the highway
  • Some found the dining and rooms expensive
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Book from ~$155 CAD
Popular downtown Hamilton hotel with indoor pool, restaurant-lounge and comfy beds 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, pet stays, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and well appointed with very comfortable beds
  • Location was close to venues and attached to Jackson Square mall
  • Staff were courteous and well liked
  • Guests enjoyed the Loft lounge and Starbucks in the lobby
  • Indoor pool and outdoor deck added value
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall
Cons
  • Self-parking is $12.50 and valet parking is $22.50, per night, plus tax
  • No mini-fridges in the rooms a disappointment
  • A few guests complained of noise from the hallways
  • Some found the downtown area a little sketchy with panhandlers

6 Other Hotels Close to Hamilton Airport

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Book from ~$89 CAD
Conveniently located near the Hamilton International Airport and budget friendly
Parking
Extended parking is available for $7 a night for up to seven nights. Parking beyond seven nights costs $5 per night.
Pros
  • Several guests liked being close to the airport
  • Many guests appreciated the cheap room rate
  • Guests typically considered their guest rooms to be clean
  • Free parking, free breakfast, free newspaper, free Internet, and free local calls
Cons
  • Guest often complained about noise and called the hotel's walls "paper thin"
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1-min. drive from Lincoln M. Alexander Pkwy, many guest concerns about the rooms
Parking
Extended parking for up to seven nights is available free of charge.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking and free local calls
  • Several guests found the beds comfortable
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by a few guests
Cons
  • Many guests thought that their rooms were in need of renovations and updates
  • Many reviewers said that the rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations
  • Several guests complained about noise disturbances from neighbouring rooms and the halls
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Book from ~$70 CAD
Kitchenette suites with two separate bedrooms, budget-friendly, and free breakfast
Location
This hotel is a 17-minute drive to the airport.
Pros
  • Free wired Internet, free continental breakfast, free parking and free local calls
  • Many guests said the rooms were spacious, clean and well laid out
  • Many guests thought the hotel offered good value
  • A few guests were pleased to have a games room
  • A couple of guests said the hotel was close to public transit
  • A few guests appreciated the quiet accommodation
Cons
  • A couple of guests said that the parking lot was inconveniently far from the hotel
  • A few guests complained that the hotel did not have Wi-Fi
  • A few guests found the beds too firm
  • The staff received mixed reviews
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Book from ~$96 CAD
Older downtown Hamilton walk-up budget hotel with basic rooms and mixed reviews
Parking
Days Inn Hamilton offers free parking to their guests while they stay. However, because spaces are limited, they can only offer parking to those still on site, so no extended parking is available to travellers.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms offered the basics and were generally considered clean
  • Location was central to downtown attractions and hospitals
  • Some staff members were liked for being friendly and helpful
Cons
  • No elevator to second floor
  • Some found the rooms in need of better maintenance and cleaning
  • Parking was limited
  • Some guests did not like the area and found it seedy
  • Guests often complained of dirty carpets in the halls and stairways
  • Their were some reports of suspected bed bugs May 2010, Feb 2012, July 2016, Sept 2016
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Book from ~$142 CAD
Central downtown location, indoor pool, clean and well-appointed rooms
Location
This hotel is a 19-minute drive from the airport.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests found their beds to be comfortable
  • Several reviewers mentioned the indoor pool as a value added feature
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the guest bathrooms were small
  • A few reviewers said that the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the hotel did not appear to be safe
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise from within the hotel
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Northwest Hamilton hotel with well-liked restaurant, free parking and free Wi-Fi
Parking
Extended parking (free of charge) is available to those who need it, at the discretion of the hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, comfortable and well appointed
  • Location convenient to downtown Hamilton, hospital and area attractions
  • Restaurant provided very good dining on site
  • Guests enjoyed views of Dundurn Castle from the hotel
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to online guest surveys
  • Staff were often described as friendly and helpful
Cons
  • Some guests found rooms that smelled of smoke
  • Some guests complained of sketchy clientele at the hotel
  • Noise disturbances from AC units, slamming doors and neighbouring rooms, according to guests
  • Some guests complained of musty and other odours

Tips For Staying Near Hamilton Airport

Location
The Hamilton Airport is located on Mount Hope, on the outskirts of Hamilton and roughly 18 minutes by car from downtown Hamilton.
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Parking
Short-term parking is located directly in front of the air terminal building. The first hour of parking will cost $6 and each additional half hour will cost another $3, up to a daily max of $19.

Long-term parking is also fairly close to the terminal, just beyond the short-term parking lot. Starting fares are the same, but they offer more economical daily rates ($14). The first week is $59, after which, it is another $14 per night. A monthly rate of $150 is also available.
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Entertainment
Directly beside the Hamilton Airport is the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, which hosts a flight combat simulator. When passengers present a same-day boarding pass, admission is completely free. 

Entertainment available at the airport includes an art installation in the departure lounge called "Sense of Place", which is a scenic snapshot of the surrounding area developed by local artists. 
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Getting Around
Several taxi companies will wait directly outside of the airport and a ride to downtown Hamilton will cost about $45. For those on a budget, Blue Line Taxi will take you to the nearest bus station (roughly 5 minutes away by car), where you can catch a bus to downtown for $5, Monday through Saturday, from 6 am to 7 pm.
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Other Tips
Airport-goers claim that this airport's less central location is advantageous. Compared to some airports, it offers cheaper airfares, less expensive parking fees and a less stressful trip through the airport itself due to its smaller size.

Visitors may want to note that this site has a Tim Hortons pre- and post-security, but no other on-site dining options. The post-security Tim Hortons has fewer offerings. Only non-liquid food items can be carried through security.
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