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Osler House

9.4 | Excellent | #1 out of 15 hotels in Hamilton
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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
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Jul 8, 2017
Overview
This small inn is located on a treed acreage in an elegant historic home, 15 minutes' drive from downtown Hamilton. 

The 2-storey guest house is smoke free and pet free and offers 3 rooms with stair access

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV with cable, a coffeemaker, a tea kettle, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, bathrobes and climate control.

Some rooms include a soaker tub, and a DVD Player. 

Guests should note: one of the rooms does not have an ensuite bathroom, but its bathroom is down the hall. 

Rooms are furnished with 1 queen or 1 king bed.

Free parking is available on site.

A gourmet breakfast is offered to guests each morning, currently at a cost of $15 per person.

There is no restaurant on site, but guests will find East Side Marios a 9-minute walk away.

On-site amenities include a garden, a public lounge, a pool table and concierge services. 

What’s nearby? Dundas’ downtown offers shops and restaurants a 5-minute drive away. McMaster University campus is 5 minutes by car. Royal Botanical Gardens and Dundurn Castle are both a 14-minute drive away. 

Getting around: John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) is a 21-minute drive away. (All travel times: Google Maps)
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The Good
Guests enjoyed their stay at this elegant and historical property, with most leaving a perfect score.

Guests liked the beautiful treed setting of the property in a pretty town. The mansion itself was artfully restored and filled with antiques, offering a step back in time.

Guests found the rooms clean, beautifully decorated and very well appointed with comfortable beds.

Guests enjoyed the breakfast. It was described as delicious and well presented, with excellent hot items, fresh fruit and coffee.

The location was convenient. Some found it a good place to stop in between Toronto and Niagara Falls, both just over an hour in driving distance. Others liked that it was close to downtown Dundas, a 5-minute drive.

The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. They accommodated special dietary needs and sought to ensure guest comfort.

Some thought the inn offered exceptional value when compared to chain hotels.

Adding value were: treats of sherry and chocolate, bathrobes, beautiful views from the screened-in front porch and visits from deer on the front lawn.

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The Bad
There was a little negative feedback found online.

Some guests did not being asked to remove outside footwear upon entering the inn and felt that had they known they could have brought slippers.

Some guests had trouble regulating the temperature in their rooms and found them to be excessively hot. The owner replied that all rooms are air conditioned and that they must had it on the fan setting.

One guest mentioned that the property was difficult to locate at night.

One reviewer was disturbed to find that breakfast was surcharged, an added $30 for two guests.

Other complaints or nitpicks found were: no bathmat in the bathroom, no box of tissues in both the bathroom and bedroom, rooms were not marked with their names and guests were left to search for the right room when the hosts were not at home.

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TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #1 out of 3 Dundas B&B and Inns based upon 71 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 9.5 out of 10 based on 34 reviews.


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Rated by Guests
9.4 / out of 10
"Excellent"
Ranked by Guests
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1 / out of 15
hotels in Hamilton

The average guest rating for Osler House is 9.4 out of 10 based on 32 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Osler House at #1 out of 15 hotels in Hamilton.

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Map Marker Osler House
30 South Street West, Dundas, Hamilton, ON