Editor's Top 5 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$124 
Popular downtown Hamilton hotel with indoor pool, restaurant-lounge and comfy beds 

  • 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
  • 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$128 
Highly praised downtown Hamilton with indoor pool, kitchenettes & free light evening meals

  • 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
  • Underground/outdoor parking costs $12.50, plus tax per day
  • Noise from traffic and guests a disturbance for some
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$190 
Well-liked Hamilton hotel with indoor pool, Bistro, hot tub suites & free airport shuttle

  • 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
  • Some guests had trouble locating the hotel from the highway
  • Some found the dining and rooms expensive
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Book from ~C$171 
Highly praised boutique hotel in southeast Hamilton with indoor pool and hot tub suites

  • 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
  • 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 ~C$145 
Highly praised historic guest house on treed acreage near Dundas with delicious breakfast 

  • 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
  • Breakfast is surcharged at $15 per person
  • Some guests did not like the ‘no outdoor shoes’ rule
  • Some had difficulty regulating the AC

5 Other Hotels Close to Hamilton General Hospital

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$22 
6-min. drive from city centre, free laundry/bikes/computer use, mixed room reviews
  • 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
  • A lack of central heating and uncomfortable beds were reported by a few lodgers
  • A few guests reported noise transfer during their stay
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$76 
Central downtown location, indoor pool, clean and well-appointed rooms
In downtown Hamilton, on a retail strip, the Crowne Plaza is a 4-minute drive from the hospital.
A medical rate is available for guests willing to book directly with the hotel.
  • 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
  • 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$98 
Northwest Hamilton hotel with well-liked restaurant, free parking and free Wi-Fi
At the intersection of Dundurn St. and York Blvd and across from Dundurn Park is the Admiral Inn. Hamilton General Hospital is about an 8-minute drive away.
  • 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
  • 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$81 
Hamilton east end hotel just off the QEW offering rooms with jacuzzi and a fireplace
Located in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, near a Queen Elizabeth Way highway interchange, this hotel is an approximate 17-minute drive from the hospital.
A compassion rate is available for guests visiting Hamilton General, based on availability and by booking directly with the hospital.
  • 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
  • A few travellers found the hotel's lot difficult to access or locate
  • A few guests thought furnishings were dated
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Book from ~C$69 
Clean rooms, friendly service, but concerns about a lack of value for the price
On a commercial strip, this Comfort Inn is an approximate 15-minute drive from the hospital.
  • 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
  • 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 Near Hamilton General Hospital

Hamilton General Hospital, in downtown Hamilton, is a teaching hospital formerly affiliated with McMaster University that is now operated by Hamilton Health Sciences. The hospital specializes in cardiac care and rehabilitation and has the second-largest burn unit in Ontario.
Parking is free for the first 15 minutes at both the Victoria St. and Wellington St. lots, and $3.50 for each half hour after that. The daily maximum is $20, and a daily pass with in-out privileges can be purchased for the same price. Weekly and monthly passes can also be purchased; for more information, see their parking guide.
Getting Around
The 403 Chedoke Expressway is an approximate 10-minute drive from the hospital and for guests flying in, the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) is an approximate 30-minute drive away. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) can be reached in approximately 50 minutes.

Public transit operates throughout the city of Hamilton and most of the listed hotels are easily accessible. Rates are $3 per ride and a daily unlimited pass for up to two adults and four children can be purchased for $13.80. Schedules and service information can be found on their website.
The Barton Bean, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serves Starbucks and specialty coffees, sandwiches and salads near the hospital's main entrance.

Also available is the Bean Express, open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm, for coffee, pastries and made-to-order bagels at the main lobby of the Regional Rehabilitation Building.

The Marketplace on Victoria serves made-to-order meals with daily specials on the main floor, and is open Monday to Friday from 7 am until 6:30 pm.
The Mark Preece Family House is available as affordable accommodation for the family of loved ones staying at nearby Hamilton General, whatever the trauma. Guests are asked to pay $45 per day, and must be referred by a member of the patient's medical team. More information can be found on the website.

A handful of the hotels on this page offer a compassion rate for those visiting nearby hospitals. Some may require a proof of appointment letter, but all are based on availability and require that you book directly with the hotel.