Admiral Inn HamiltonAdmiral Inn HamiltonAdmiral Inn HamiltonAdmiral Inn Hamilton

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
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 13, 2014
The Admiral Inn Hamilton is located  on the west side of Dundurn Street North across from Dundurn Castle and Park which overlooks Lake Ontario. This hotel is ideal for guests wishing to access Hamilton and are looking for basic accommodations in a friendly environment with an excellent on-site restaurant.

This 100% smoke-free hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, free local calls, in-room climate control, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a hairdryer, and an iron with ironing board. Suites with hot tubs are also available.

Other hotel amenities include an on-site restaurant called Reflections which is open daily, same-day Valet Service (excluding weekends), an ATM machine, a sauna, an exercise room, and a meeting room with modern audio-visual equipment and catering services.

This hotel is pet-friendly and allows pets in certain rooms at no extra charge.

Downtown Hamilton, McMaster University, First Ontario Centre (Hamilton arena), and the Hamilton GO Station can all be reached in about 5 minutes by car from the hotel. The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM; 20km) is the nearest major airport to the property and it is about a 14-minute drive away (all distances:- Google Maps).

Confirmed with a front desk agent on February 11, 2014: room amenities offered and pets stay free at this hotel.
The Good
This hotel received a lot of praise, in recent online reviews read for this analysis, from happy guests who enjoyed their stays, many of which said they were returning customers and many of which were planning to return to this hotel.

Numerous guests enjoyed the food and service at the on-site restaurant. Meals and breakfast was described as delicious, with generous portions, and the wait staff were complimented for doing a good job. More than one reviewer said he enjoyed excellent room service as well.

Many guests were pleased with the clean and spacious accommodations and some said that the hotel appeared to have been renovated recently. One guest in particular mentioned the "cute decor" in the lobby and there were comments about the rooms being nicely decorated, comfortable and well appointed.

Some guests mentioned that they slept well and that the beds were comfortable and someone pointed out that the beds had a very good layered system of blankets and quilt which a guest could adjust to achieve the perfect balance of warmth for sleeping (as opposed to a heavy duvet).

Guests were pleased about the nearness of the parking lot to the building and the many parking spaces available, even easy access for the handicapped.

A couple of guests mentioned enjoying lovely views of Dundurn Castle and the lake from the restaurant and their room.

The location of the hotel was appreciated for being close to downtown, hospitals and attractions in Halifax.

The staff were very well liked for being genuinely friendly and accommodating.
The Bad
There were some dissatisfied guests at times who voiced their complaints online, in recent online reviews read for this analysis.

A few guests had difficulty sleeping due to loud guests in the hallways and in adjoining rooms. They thought that the doors between the rooms were not particularly soundproof.

A couple of reviewers thought that although the hotel was newly renovated, they could have done more to renovate the bathrooms by replacing the smaller tubs.

Some guests smelled smoke in the non-smoking hotel, and management explained that they are monitoring those that break the non-smoking rules.

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Sources guest ratings averaged to 8 points out of 10 and the site had 129 reviews. guest ratings averaged to 3.9 points out of 5 and the site had 17 reviews. ranked the hotel #5 out of 21 Hamilton properties with a 4 out of 5 rating and 72% recommendation rate from 85 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent on February 11, 2014: room amenities offered and pets stay free at this hotel.
Editor's Analysis by Shane L.
Analyzed by Shane L.
With ample personal travel experience and years of professional hotel work experience, Shane is prepared and determined to help travelers find what they want when booking Canadian hotels.
Guest Reviews

Rated 7.5/10 based on 306 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 15 hotels in Hamilton

Map Marker Admiral Inn Hamilton
149 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton, ON