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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
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 10, 2014
Overview
Located about a 6-minute drive from Hamilton's city centre along Highway 7, the Budget Inn 2000 is geared towards travellers who require a centrally located hotel with free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a minibar, a microwave, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available, however, the hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, free calls within the U.S. and Canada, vending machines and free parking. Pets are permitted upon request and charges may apply (please contact the hotel for details).

Jackson Square offers shopping about a 5-minute drive away, while McMaster University can be found 12 minutes away by car. Hamilton's Harbour is roughly a 6-minute drive from the hotel, and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) is a 21-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted upon request (charges may apply), not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: April 10, 2014)

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The Good
Guest reviews sourced for this analysis showed positive responses towards the hotel's rates, rooms and location.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They found them to be cheap, great and low.

Some reviewers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel, describing their rooms as clean, updated and quiet, with comfortable beds. One patron noted, "I was actually impressed with the King Sized room(Room 115). They clearly have put in an effort to get the room looking good with upgraded bathroom, laminate flooring, lighting, fresh paint". Some guests criticized their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's location was convenient for some travellers, who found it to be central and close to downtown Hamilton, public transit, bars and restaurants. One guest noted, "The hotel is convenient to downtown and there's a bus stop right outside if you want to leave your car behind". A few patrons complained about the hotel's surrounding area, however (see below).
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The Bad
Guest critiques consulted for this review showed negative responses towards the hotel's rooms and surrounding area.

Although some guests were satisfied with their quiet and updated rooms, some lodgers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn fixtures and furnishings, cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms and a few cleaning issues.

While some travellers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to downtown and public transit, a few reviewers complained about its surrounding area. They described it as seedy and sketchy.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.1 out of 10 from 38 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #14 of 21 Hamilton hotels with an average rating of 2 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 10, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Hamilton

Rated 4.8/10 based on 56 reviews

Ranked #14 out of 15 hotels in Hamilton

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Map Marker Budget Inn 2000
737 King St. East, Hamilton, ON