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Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton

9.1 | Excellent | #3 out of 15 hotels in Hamilton
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Highly praised downtown Hamilton hotel with indoor pool, kitchenettes & free hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, evening socials, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, spacious and comfortable
  • Location was convenient to restaurants, shops, public transit and entertainment venues
  • Staff were helpful, friendly and courteous said guests
  • Guests typically enjoyed the free hot breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests
Cons
  • Underground parking is $12.50 per night
  • Pool was small for adults and had no hot tub
  • Some complained of slow elevators
  • No blackout blinds an issue for some
  • Parking was sometimes limited
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Review
Updated Jul 8, 2017
Overview
This hotel is located right in Hamilton's city centre next to the Hamilton Convention Centre and an easy walk to restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.

The smoke-free hotel offers 182 rooms over 16 floors with elevator access. 

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 40" flat screen HDTV with cable, a coffeemaker, a kitchenette (stove top, full fridge, dishwasher, microwave), a dining area, a desk with ergonomic chair, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and climate control. 

Some rooms include a sofabed, a 1 or 2 separate bedrooms, 2 TVs, a living room, 2 bathrooms and city views. Accessible rooms are also available.

Rooms are furnished with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.

Underground parking (clearance of 6'6") is available on site for $12.50 per night. Guests need their room key to access the parkade, so need to check in before parking. 

Pets are welcome (all sizes) for $100 per stay.

A free hot breakfast is available daily, along with all-day coffee. A lounge offers a place to relax with a drink in the evening.

A free evening social Monday through Thursday is offered where light meals/refreshments are served.

There is no restaurant on site, but Hess Village offers restaurants and bars within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a 24-hr fitness centre, a 24-hr business centre, dry cleaning, a guest laundry, a convenience store, free grocery shopping service, an ATM, safety deposit boxes, free newspapers and meeting rooms.

What’s nearby? Hamilton City Centre and Jackson Square Market offers shopping and cinema a 7-minute walk away. FirstOntario Centre (formerly Copps Coliseum) and Hamilton Place entertainment venues are about a 5-minute walk from the hotel. 

Getting around: Hamilton International Airport (YHM) is 15 minutes away by car. (All travel times: Google maps)

Confirmed by hotel October 1, 2016: pet and parking information, bedrooms have doors close in the larger suites
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The Good
Guests typically enjoyed their stay at this hotel.

They liked the rooms. Guests found them very clean, spacious and nicely decorated with comfortable beds.

Guests liked the location. It was handy to nearby restaurants, shopping, the bus terminal, public transit

Staff were well liked. Guests found them friendly, helpful with questions or issues and efficient.

Guests enjoyed the breakfast and the free evening light meals. This was a highlight for some guests.

Adding value were: a well-equipped gym, a free-to-use business centre, beautiful lobby decor, all-day coffee and views of the water from higher floors.

Guests often felt the hotel offered good value and said they planned to return.
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The Bad
There were some complaints posted online in the reviews.

Room complaints were: not enough drawer space, no black-out curtains, one guest found the bed too firm.

Regarding the breakfast, guests sometimes felt it needed more fruit and non-plastic forks.

Some guests felt the pool was too small for adults to enjoy and missed having a hot tub.

Occasionally guests said the elevators did not keep up with demand and that the hotel needed more elevators.

Guests found parking limited at times.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com rates this hotel 4.5 out of 5 points from 465 reviews and it is ranked #2 out of 20 Hamilton properties.

Booking.com rated this hotel 8.8 out of 10 points based on 516 reviews.

Expedia.ca scores were 4.5 out of 5 from 88 reviews.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
9.1 / out of 10
"Excellent"
Ranked by Guests
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3 / out of 15
hotels in Hamilton

The average guest rating for Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton is 9.1 out of 10 based on 1618 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton at #3 out of 15 hotels in Hamilton.

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40 Bay Street South, Hamilton, ON