Editor's Top 4 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 ~$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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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

6 Other Hotels Close to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

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6-minute drive from city centre, good rates, mixed room reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Several guests were pleased with the hotel's low rates
  • Some lodgers were satisfied with their clean and updated rooms
  • The hotel was convenient to downtown Hamilton and public transit according to some travellers
Cons
  • Some guests reported dated decor and worn fixtures
  • The hotel's surrounding area was sketchy according to a few lodgers
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Book from ~$115 CAD
Older downtown Hamilton walk-up budget hotel with basic rooms and mixed reviews
Location
Located on busy Main Street in Hamilton, this Days Inn hotel is an 8-minute drive from the hospital.
Money-saving
A medical rate is available for guests 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
Located on a busy retail strip in Hamilton's downtown core, the Crowne Plaza is a 9-minute drive from the Juravinski Hospital.
Money-saving
A compassion rate is available by booking 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
Across the street from Dundurn Park and at the busy intersection of York Boulevard and Dundurn Street, this Admiral Inn is a 13-minute drive from the hospital.
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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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 a 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
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Hamilton east end hotel just off the QEW offering rooms with jacuzzi and a fireplace
Location
Located near the Queen Elizabeth Way Highway interchange, this Holiday Inn is a 15-minute drive from the hospital.
Money-saving
Based on room availability, guests can take advantage of a sympathy rate offered for those visiting a nearby 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

Tips For Staying Near Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Location
Situated on the Niagara Escarpment overlooking the city of Hamilton, the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Ontario. The hospital was previously part of the Hamilton Regional Hospital and operates under the guidance of Hamilton Health Sciences.

Preparing for a hospital stay can be stressful on patients and families, so a helpful guide can be downloaded for a welcome overview of everything needed for a visit to the hospital.
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Parking
There are two parking lots on site: the hospital lot and the cancer centre lot. The rates are $3.50 for every half hour, with a daily maximum of $15. Extended passes can be purchased from the hospital and more information can be found on their website.
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Getting Around
The Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway is a 6-minute drive away, while the 403 Chedoke Expressway is a 12-minute drive from the hospital. For guests flying into the area, the John C. Munro Hamilton Airport (YHM) is an approximate 20-minute drive away, while the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is approximately 50 minutes away by car.

Public Transit is available throughout the city of Hamilton via the Hamilton Street Railway System. Single-ride cash fare is $3 and an unlimited-ride day pass can be purchased for $13.80 for two adults and up to four youths under 19 years of age. For schedules and more information, visit their website.

The hospital website has a beautifully designed interactive hospital map to help visitors navigate.
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Getting Around: Free Shuttle
For those visiting for cancer treatment, a volunteer driver can be arranged through the Canadian Cancer Society by calling 1-888-939--3333.
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Dining
The Hummingbird Cafe in the new wing serves coffee and baked goods, while the Atrium Cafe in the adjoining Henderson General Hospital serves up hot meals run by volunteers in a cafeteria-style setting.
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Entertainment
For a welcome distraction, patients and visitors can take in Music In the Courtyard, where volunteer musicians perform two times a week next to the Hummingbird Cafe.
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Money-saving
The Durand Residence is available for guests who live more than 50 km outside of Hamilton who are receiving cancer treatment. There is no fee for Ontario residents, and family members can stay if there is space for a fee of $50 per night. More information can be found on their website.

Some of the below-mentioned hotels offer a hospital rate for guests visiting the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Some require a proof of appointment letter, but all are based on availability. If you are interested in these rates, you should contact the hotel staff directly to discuss them.
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