Editor's Top 7 Picks

Editor's Picks
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 ~$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
Editor's Picks
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
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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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$146 CAD
Popular downtown Hamilton hotel offering suites with kitchens and free light evening meals
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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

3 Other Hotels Close to Mohawk College

Editor's Picks
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
Location
Serving as student residences throughout the year, this facility offers suite-style rooms throughout the summer months on the Mohawk College Campus.
Editor's Picks
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
Location
Situated on a commercial strip of King Street in downtown Hamilton, this Crowne Plaza is a 7-minute drive from Mohawk College.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Just a 3-minute walk to the bus stop at the corner of King and Hughson and guests can catch the #20 to Mohawk College for a travel time of approximately 16 minutes.
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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

Tips For Staying Near Mohawk College

Location
As Mohawk College's main campus, Fennell Campus is located in the community of Hamilton Mountain Central near downtown Hamilton. 

There are three other campuses associated with Mohawk; the Brantford-Laurier Campus located in Brantford, the Stoney Creek Campus located in Stoney Creek and the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences located at McMaster University in Hamilton
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Getting Around
Campus tours for prospective students and their parents are available throughout the week. Tours can be scheduled via their online booking system, or by contacting a staff member for groups of 10 or more.

Directions to the school, as well as a map of the campus, and a detailed floor map, can be found on the school's website for those looking to plan ahead.
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Getting Around: Driving
Downtown Hamilton is a 6-minute drive from the school, while Highway 403 is an 8-minute drive and the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway is 5 minutes away by car. The closest airport is the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) at a 16-minute drive from the school.

Mohawk supports sustainable transportation and offers a carshare program for students and staff who will be commuting to the school, saving money on parking permits, as well as other commuting costs. For more information, see their online flyer.
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Parking
Visitors' pay-and-display parking is available off of Governor's Boulevard, and a large general parking lot is available to the east of the main campus buildings. Pay-and-display machines are available and rates start at $4.50 per hour, with a $9, 2-hour maximum. Machines take exact change in coins, as well as Visa and MasterCard. Evenings and weekends are charged at a flat rate of $5.50.

Students and faculty can purchase permits by the week, month, semester or year. More information is available on the parking services website. 

A campus map with detailed parking lots can be found on the school's website.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit throughout Hamilton is serviced by the Hamilton Street Railway Company (HSR). A number of routes travel to the school from throughout the city.

Single-ride adult fares are $2.55, but students enrolled full time at Mohawk receive a bus pass validation sticker in their tuition fees that, once placed on their student photo I.D. card, allows them unlimited rides on HSR transit.

For more information on HSR fares and routes, visit the City of Hamilton website.
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Dining
The Fennel Food Court, as well as a number of cafes and coffee shops, have a variety of dining choices available to students, staff and visitors. For more information and location maps, visit the Dine On Campus website.
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Entertainment
Hamilton's varsity team, the Mountaineers, play a number of games throughout the year. For a schedule of home games, or intramural teams to join, visit the athletic's department website. For a full list of talks, dinners and events happening around campus, see the school's comprehensive events calendar.

The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre has regular performances throughout the year. For event listings and more information, visit their Facebook page.
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