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Hamilton Guesthouse

6.7 | Fair
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6-min. drive from city centre, free laundry/bikes/computer use, mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free laundry, free computer use, free bikes, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rates and good value were enjoyed by numerous reviewers
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
Cons
  • A lack of central heating and uncomfortable beds were reported by a few lodgers
  • A few guests reported noise transfer during their stay
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 20, 2014
Overview
Located about a 6-minute drive from Hamilton's city centre and the nearest Highway 6 on-ramp, Hamilton Guest House is suitable for travellers who prefer centrally located hostel accommodations with free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

This smoke-free hostel offers a three-bed co-ed dorm room, as well as private rooms, each with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a shared bathroom and a seating area. Rooms with a desk are also available. Please note that the hostel is not wheelchair accessible.

Amenities include a common kitchen, a lounge, a free guest computer, free guest laundry, free tea and coffee, free bicycle use and free parking. Pets are not permitted.

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is about an 8-minute drive away, while Jackson Square offers shopping 13 minutes away on foot. McMaster University if roughly a 9-minute drive from the hotel and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) is 19 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 10, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, value and rooms.

Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, helpful, enthusiastic and accommodating.

Numerous reviewers enjoyed the hotel's value. They described the rates as inexpensive and budget friendly, as well as citing the free bikes, free computer and free laundry facilities as adding to the hotel's overall worth.

The hotel's accommodations were complimented by several travellers. They described their rooms as spacious, quiet and clean, with beautiful architecture and good Wi-Fi signals. A few guests criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and noise transfer. 

Although several travellers were pleased with their spacious and clean rooms, a few lodgers criticized their accommodations. They reported a lack of central heating (space heaters were provided), uncomfortable beds, a lack of windows in some rooms and a lack of cleanliness in the common bathrooms and kitchen.

A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported noise from guests in the hallway, adjacent rooms and downstairs, as well as some street noise.
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.3 out of 10 from 34 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 6 specialty lodging in Hamilton with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 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
6.7
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Map Marker Hamilton Guesthouse
158 Mary Street, Hamilton, ON