We looked for good value hotels in Hamilton that provide good amenities and good service.
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Editor's Top 6 Picks

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Book from ~$129 CAD
Highly praised boutique hotel in southeast Hamilton with indoor pool and hot tub suites
This is a highly-rated property and well-liked boutique hotel most suitable for guests with cars, located 19 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from FirstOntario Centre and downtown, with a lot of raving fans online who can't seem to 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, according to guests.

Coming out cheaper than most Hamilton hotels on the days we compared, 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 (for those travelling by air and wanting to park their cars at the hotel until they return).

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 ~$237 CAD
Highly praised downtown Hamilton hotel with indoor pool, kitchenettes & free hot breakfast
The highly-rated Homewood Suites is the new kid on the block and conveniently located near the Hamilton Convention Centre, FirstOntario Centre and Hess Village in Hamilton's downtown. Prices are very reasonable, especially considering that all rooms are suites with separate living and working space and kitchens, making this hotel a very good choice for an extended stay or family group. Indoor pool and 24-hour fitness centre add some recreation to the stay and the hotel throws in a lot of freebies as well for added value. 

Guests will appreciate obtaining such a new and well priced hotel right in a convenient downtown location with added free Wi-Fi, and free full hot breakfast, not to mention complimentary dinners and drinks Monday through Thursday each week. There’s also a lounge on site for purchasing drinks and relaxing.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, evening socials, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, spacious and comfortable
  • Location was convenient to restaurants, shops, public transit and entertainment venues
  • Staff were helpful, friendly and courteous said guests
  • Guests typically enjoyed the free hot breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests
Cons
  • Underground parking is $12.50 per night
  • Pool was small for adults and had no hot tub
  • Some complained of slow elevators
  • No blackout blinds an issue for some
  • Parking was sometimes limited
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Book from ~$153 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 ~$165 CAD
Well-liked Hamilton hotel with indoor pool, Bistro, hot tub 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 ~$257 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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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

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Book from ~$134 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
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Hamilton east end hotel just off the QEW offering rooms with jacuzzi and a fireplace
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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Northwest Hamilton hotel with well-liked restaurant, free parking and free Wi-Fi
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 ~$111 CAD
Clean rooms, friendly service, but concerns about a lack of value for the price
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 In Hamilton

Choosing A Hotel in Hamilton

Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Downtown Hamilton: offers a small selection of mostly chain hotels
Westdale: inviting and cozy area with shops and some beautiful homes, an unexpected delight for many visitors


Where to Stay in Hamilton
Hamilton can be a scenic place to visit as the Niagara Escarpment runs right through the city. Heading downtown Hamilton seems like a logical choice for most (and it is as far as hotel accommodations go) however there are much nicer areas you'll want to end up visiting. If you want to visit the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, watch a Hamilton Tiger-Cats football game or check out the nightlife at Hess Village, then sure, downtown is a good place to be, however you'll find that during the day your time may be better spent elsewhere.

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Things to do in Hamilton
If you have a day to kill I'd highly recommend checking out the Westdale area (which is slightly northwest of downtown). Westdale is a neighbourhood that surrounds McMaster University and is home to a few boutiques and pubs worth trying. Even venture onto McMaster University's campus. It's an eclectic mix of old and modern architecture housed on a relatively small and walkable campus.


A bit about Hamilton you may not know...
The cultural and geographic landscape of Hamilton is quite diverse. There is a growing art scene that continues to develop. It's a hot spot for indie film makers as the landscape ranges from highly industrialized and polluted areas, to quaint and cozy neighbourhoods to scenic walking trails. In fact, there are over 100 waterfalls and cascades along the Bruce Trail, most notably, Webster Falls which is only about a 30-minute drive northwest of downtown Hamilton.


Surrounding Area
Hamilton is only about an hour drive away from downtown Niagara Falls, which is a popular weekend destination for many locals. In addition, less than 20 minutes away by car is the city of Burlington, which has some really beautiful golf courses.

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