Editor's Top 5 Picks

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Book from ~$145 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
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Book from ~$103 CAD
Highly praised downtown Hamilton with indoor pool, kitchenettes & free light evening meals

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast buffet, light evening buffets Mon-Wed
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well equipped with kitchen amenities
  • Breakfast and evening buffets were well liked by guests
  • Location was handy to downtown venues and restaurants
  • Staff were well liked for their cheerfulness and courtesy
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
Cons
  • Underground/outdoor parking costs $12.50, plus tax per day
  • Noise from traffic and guests a disturbance for some
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Book from ~$107 CAD
Well-liked Hamilton hotel with indoor pool, Bistro, jacuzzi suites & free airport shuttle

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 ~$140 CAD
Highly praised boutique hotel in southeast Hamilton with indoor pool and jacuzzi suites

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 

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

5 Other Hotels Close to Hamilton General Hospital

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Book from ~$115 CAD
Older downtown Hamilton walk-up budget hotel with basic rooms and mixed reviews
Location
Located on a busy Main Street in downtown Hamilton, this Days Inn is a 3-minute drive from Hamilton General and walkable in 15 minutes.
Money-saving
A hospital rate is available for those willing to provide a proof of appointment letter. Rooms are based on availability and must be booked directly with the hotel.
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 ~$233 CAD
Central downtown location, indoor pool, clean and well-appointed rooms
Location
In downtown Hamilton, on a retail strip, the Crowne Plaza is a 4-minute drive from the hospital.
Money-saving
A medical rate is available for guests willing to book directly with the hotel.
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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Book from ~$87 CAD
Northwest Hamilton hotel with well-liked restaurant, free parking and free Wi-Fi
Location
At the intersection of Dundurn St. and York Blvd and across from Dundurn Park is the Admiral Inn. Hamilton General Hospital is about an 8-minute drive away.
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
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Hamilton east end hotel just off the QEW offering rooms with jacuzzi and a fireplace
Location
Located in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, near a Queen Elizabeth Way highway interchange, this hotel is an approximate 17-minute drive from the hospital.
Money-saving
A compassion rate is available for guests visiting Hamilton General, based on availability and by booking directly with the hospital.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • A few travellers found the hotel's lot difficult to access or locate
  • A few guests thought furnishings were dated
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Book from ~$117 CAD
Clean rooms, friendly service, but concerns about a lack of value for the price
Location
On a commercial strip, this Comfort Inn is an approximate 15-minute drive from the hospital.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • A few guests found the location convenient for accessing shopping, restaurants, and highways
  • A few reviewers specifically mentioned the in-room flat screen TVs as value-added features
Cons
  • Several guests mentioned that they were not likely to return to this hotel
  • Several reviewers thought that this hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent
  • A few guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the rooms and halls
  • A few reviewers described the decor as dated
  • A few guests complained about the food and selection at the free breakfast

Tips For Staying Near Hamilton General Hospital

Location
Hamilton General Hospital, in downtown Hamilton, is a teaching hospital formerly affiliated with McMaster University that is now operated by Hamilton Health Sciences. The hospital specializes in cardiac care and rehabilitation and has the second-largest burn unit in Ontario.
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Parking
Parking is free for the first 15 minutes at both the Victoria St. and Wellington St. lots, and $3.50 for each half hour after that. The daily maximum is $20, and a daily pass with in-out privileges can be purchased for the same price. Weekly and monthly passes can also be purchased; for more information, see their parking guide.
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Getting Around
The 403 Chedoke Expressway is an approximate 10-minute drive from the hospital and for guests flying in, the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) is an approximate 30-minute drive away. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) can be reached in approximately 50 minutes.

Public transit operates throughout the city of Hamilton and most of the listed hotels are easily accessible. Rates are $3 per ride and a daily unlimited pass for up to two adults and four children can be purchased for $13.80. Schedules and service information can be found on their website.
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Dining
The Barton Bean, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serves Starbucks and specialty coffees, sandwiches and salads near the hospital's main entrance.

Also available is the Bean Express, open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm, for coffee, pastries and made-to-order bagels at the main lobby of the Regional Rehabilitation Building.

The Marketplace on Victoria serves made-to-order meals with daily specials on the main floor, and is open Monday to Friday from 7 am until 6:30 pm.
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Money-saving
The Mark Preece Family House is available as affordable accommodation for the family of loved ones staying at nearby Hamilton General, whatever the trauma. Guests are asked to pay $45 per day, and must be referred by a member of the patient's medical team. More information can be found on the website.

A handful of the hotels on this page offer a compassion rate for those visiting nearby hospitals. Some may require a proof of appointment letter, but all are based on availability and require that you book directly with the hotel.
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