Hamilton has an excellent selection of airport hotels with 6 out of the 10 closest making it to my shortlist. I decided to highlight those hotels I would personally like to stay in. I looked at value based upon price, free amenities offered and overall amenities both in the hotel and within walking distance.

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Editor's Top 6 Picks

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Book from ~$167 CAD
Rooms are furnished with antiques, this hotel has old world charm
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free hot breakfast
  • Charming ambience, according to guests
  • Flexible staff who aim to please, according to guests
  • Guests said that the breakfast was gourmet
Cons
  • A couple of guests found hotel policies, such as removing footwear, restrictive
This place would have to be my first choice. It has almost perfect scores in the reviews. The only complaint is that you are asked to remove your shoes at the entrance of this historic house (turned Bed & Breakfast). The couple who run it are considered to be very hospitable and gracious hosts. Breakfasts are included 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 only 20 minutes away by car. Ranked # 1 out of 13 Hamilton properties, it is nestled in a beautiful green space and has well-appointed rooms with charming old-fashioned decor.
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Book from ~$182 CAD
Highly praised boutique hotel in southeast Hamilton with indoor pool and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Guests described their rooms as modern and beautiful
  • A few reviewers mentioned the indoor pool as a value-added feature
  • Many guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Guests said convenient location close to malls, restaurants, trails and highways
  • Many guests planned to return
Cons
  • A couple of guests expressed concerns about the design of the in-room showers
  • A couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise from their neighbours
This is another highly-rated property and well-liked boutique hotel, only 19 minutes to the airport, and with a lot of raving fans who can't say enough about this place. Immaculately kept rooms with amenities that exceed expectations, along with imaginative decor, great pool and delicious food at the on-site restaurant raise the guest experience to a sense of heightened enjoyment. To top it all off the staff are very friendly and efficient. Coming out cheaper than Osler House, on the days I compared prices, it appears to offer excellent value, as it has a pool and restaurant on site, along with free parking, free Wi-Fi, and free extended parking. It is also one of two only hotels that offers an airport shuttle (on a first-come-first-serve basis for $25 each way).
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Book from ~$248 CAD
Well-liked Hamilton hotel with indoor pool, dining, jacuzzi suites & free airport shuttle
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, airport shuttle, coffee in lobby,
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing restaurants and highways
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • A few reviewers mentioned the indoor pool as a value-added feature
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, according to online reviewers. It is also highly ranked at # 4 out of 13 properties in Hamilton.
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Book from ~$123 CAD
Good value northwest Hamilton hotel with well-equipped rooms, restaurant & free breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, pet stays
  • Numerous guests raved about the restaurant's food, prices, and service
  • The staff were friendly and very helpful according to guests
  • Many guests liked the rooms and said they were clean, comfortable and well appointed
  • Some guests enjoyed the views of Dundurn Castle from the hotel
  • Guests praised the location for being close to downtown Hamilton
Cons
  • Although this is a smoke-free hotel, a few guests complained about the smell of smoke
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer from adjoining rooms
  • A couple of reviewers thought that more updates were needed
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Book from ~$148 CAD
Full-service hotel in Hamilton's downtown offering comfortable and pleasant stays
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and pets stay free for all guests, and Club Level rooms offer free breakfast and free afternoon hor d'oeuvres
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean with comfortable beds
  • Many guests found the location ideal for exploring the city on foot
  • Several reviewers mentioned pleasant city and water views from their room
  • Many guests thought that the hotel provided good value
  • Guests said that staff went above and beyond and were super friendly
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed by noisey guests and had difficulty sleeping
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Book from ~$82 CAD
Downtown Hamilton budget hotel with well-equipped rooms, private jacuzzis & free breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many guests found the hotel well located for walking to downtown attractions
  • Many reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
Cons
  • No elevator (hotel has two floors)
  • A couple of guests found the free Wi-Fi service unreliable

4 Other Hotels Close to Hamilton Airport

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Book from ~$92 CAD
Conveniently located near the Hamilton International Airport and budget friendly
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"
Parking
Parking is completely free while you stay at the Super 8. Extended parking is available for $7 a night for up to seven nights. Parking beyond seven nights costs $5 per night.
Getting Around
A shuttle service is not available, but the hotel is only 3 minutes away by car. A taxi fare is estimated to be $8, one way.
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1-min. drive from Lincoln M. Alexander Pkwy, many guest concerns about the rooms
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
Parking
Free on-site parking is available to guests of Howard Johnson Hamilton during their stay. Extended parking for up to seven nights is available free of charge.
Getting Around: Driving
This hotel does not offer an airport shuttle. The airport is a 12-minute car ride from the property and you can expect a one-way taxi to cost you $23.
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Book from ~$106 CAD
Kitchenette suites with two separate bedrooms, budget-friendly, and free breakfast
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
Parking
Extended parking is not available at this hotel. However, parking is complimentary while you stay at this property.
Getting Around: Driving
This hotel is a 16-minute drive away. There is no shuttle service available and a taxi cab will cost $41 roughly (due to hotel being in a higher traffic area).
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Book from ~$170 CAD
Central downtown location, indoor pool, clean and well-appointed rooms
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
Parking
Guests can expect to pay $8 per night for parking at this property. Extended parking is not available at this hotel.
Getting Around: Driving
Another downtown hotel, the Crowne Plaza doesn't offer an airport shuttle. The ride is 19 minutes away by car, with no major traffic conditions affecting the drive. To catch a cab from YHM will cost $45 roughly.

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 roughly $25 to $30. 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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