My picks offer convenience and value for those attending the Hamilton Convention Centre.


Editor's Top 7 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$148 CAD
Full-service hotel in Hamilton's downtown offering comfortable and pleasant stays
  • 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
  • A few guests were disturbed by noisey guests and had difficulty sleeping
The Sheraton is a short walk from the convention centre in Hamilton, a great convenience for guests attending functions there. It’s a full-service hotel that’s quite reasonably priced, offering Continental cuisine and dinner shows at Chagall’s restaurant on site and cocktails at Loft Lounge. Room service, bell and porter service, valet parking and Club Level services with beautiful city and water views add to its class. Wi-Fi is included in an already reasonable room rate along with free pet stays at this hotel, and self-parking is only $11 per day.

Guests can enjoy some leisure time on site at the hotel’s indoor pool and hot tub (which are open extended hours for guests’ convenience) and relax on the sun deck, or get a good work out at the 24-hour fitness centre.

The hotel offers sumptuous beds with beautiful white duvets and well-appointed rooms featuring large LCD flat screen TVs and Starbucks coffee. To further enhance your stay, the Club Lounge features panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour, complimentary afternoon hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$123 CAD
Good value northwest Hamilton hotel with well-equipped rooms, restaurant & free breakfast
  • 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
  • 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
The Admiral Inn is a solid choice for guests who want a more budget-friendly hotel. It offers clean and quiet rooms with comfortable beds in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Although some have pointed out that it’s older and dated, most guests seem to find it comfortable. Rooms are also well-equipped with mini-fridges and microwaves, allowing guests to save on eating out expenses with “planned-overs” and self-made light meals. Wi-Fi and local calls are also included in an already affordable room rate.

The hotel serves a good free breakfast in their well-liked restaurant with views of Dundurn Castle. Many a guest has enjoyed a good meal at this hotel and some have noted that it offers an excellent variety on the menu.

Other highlights are a fitness room with good quality equipment, and ample free parking. The Hamilton Convention Centre is about a 4-minute drive or 20-minute walk from this hotel and guests will find several restaurants along the way.

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$248 CAD
Well-liked Hamilton hotel with indoor pool, dining, jacuzzi suites & free airport shuttle
  • 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$82 CAD
Downtown Hamilton budget hotel with well-equipped rooms, private jacuzzis & free breakfast
  • 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
  • No elevator (hotel has two floors)
  • A couple of guests found the free Wi-Fi service unreliable
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$182 CAD
Highly praised boutique hotel in southeast Hamilton with indoor pool and jacuzzi suites
  • 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
  • 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$146 CAD
Popular downtown Hamilton hotel offering suites with kitchens and free light evening meals
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, weekday evening meals Tues-Thurs
  • Many guests praised their clean and modern rooms
  • The hotel's breakfast was complimented for its choice and quality
  • Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's downtown locale and proximity to restaurants
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
  • Underground parking is an extra $9 per day
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$167 CAD
Rooms are furnished with antiques, this hotel has old world charm
  • 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
  • A couple of guests found hotel policies, such as removing footwear, restrictive

3 Other Hotels Close to Hamilton Convention Centre

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$170 CAD
Central downtown location, indoor pool, clean and well-appointed rooms
  • 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
  • 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
Surrounded by high-rise office buildings in downtown Hamiton, the Crowne Plaza is an 8-minute walk, or 5-minute drive away.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Despite the short walk, guests can also choose to take a bus from the hotel's doorstep for a travel time of approximately 6 minutes.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$45 CAD
6-min. drive from city centre, free laundry/bikes/computer use, mixed room reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi, free laundry, free computer use, free bikes, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rates and good value were enjoyed by numerous reviewers
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
  • A lack of central heating and uncomfortable beds were reported by a few lodgers
  • A few guests reported noise transfer during their stay
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$129 CAD
Hamilton east end hotel just off the QEW offering rooms with jacuzzi and a fireplace
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free hot breakfast
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's reasonable rates
  • The hotel's staff were found to be friendly by numerous patrons
  • The hotel's free breakfast was praised for its quality and selection
  • A few travellers found the hotel's lot difficult to access or locate
  • A few guests thought furnishings were dated
Located in the same building in the town of Stoney Creek, just outside of Hamilton and off the Queen Elizabeth Expressway, this hotel changed brands to a Quality Hotel and  is an approximate 22-minute drive from the Convention Centre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit is available, but could take upwards of 50 minutes, and involves at least a 10-minute walk.

Tips For Staying Near Hamilton Convention Centre

Near Copps Coliseum and Jackson Square Shopping Centre, the Hamilton Convention Centre is located in the Ellen Fairclough Building, housing government offices in central Hamilton. This meeting space hosts many private functions throughout the year in its 12 ballrooms and meeting spaces.
Getting Around
The Hamilton Convention Centre is surrounded by three major highways, the Queen Elizabeth Expressway (15-minute drive), the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway (12-minute drive) and the 403 series highway (5-minute drive).

The John C. Munro International Airport (YHM) is approximately a 20-minute drive away, while the hub airport, Toronto's Pearson International (YYZ) is an approximate 40-minute drive away.

Public transit, as well as taxi services, is available throughout the city and to all of the below-mentioned hotels. Single-ride fares throughout the city are $2.55 and an unlimited-ride day pass can be purchased for $9 and is valid for up to two adults and four youths (under 19), or one adult and up to five youths. For more fare and schedule information, visit their website.
On-site multi-level parking is available. Rates start at a minimum of $1.25. The hourly rate is $2.50, with a daily maximum of $9.
Aside from the all-inclusive catering packages that can be included in an event rental, there are a number of other restaurants available within a 5-minute walk of this venue.
Other Tips
Construction started in April of 2013 on this facility, but it is still open for business during renovations.