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“Should have slept in the car”
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Hamilton Inn
Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Hamilton
Reviewed 3 October 2012

This hotel is a complete joke!! Here cleanliness means hairs all over the "clean" pillows and sheets and we also found out it means bed bugs and bug feces all over the "clean" sheets. Room smelled of stale smoke and the multiple burn holes on the sheets were a nice added touch. The renovations were eye opening as well. The renos consisted of a cracked bathroom window, a hole in the bathroom wall and the nicest touch of all was the curtain corners stapled to the wall because the curtain rod was missing the end piece. Other than the aforementioned this place was fantastic.....I should have slept in my car.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Ted K
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Reviewed 4 May 2012 via mobile

I stayed several nights and it was ok. Nothing awfully bad nor exceptionnaly good. Good value for money I think ...

  • Stayed: April 2012
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1  Thank DavidC__76
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

2 of us stayed for 1 night in a room with a jacuzzi tub. Not only did the tub not even work, but the floor around it had clearly never been cleaned (carpet) because it smelled like mold. There was someone elses hairs all over the place... The bed creaked and groaned and was on a strange angle almost impossible to sleep... there was green mold under the trash liner of the bathroom garbage. Some lights didn't work.... about the only good thing this place had to offer was that it had WiFi included and cable.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else- the rooms are tiny and you can hear all the local traffic and even people next to...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank laura d
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

Smoky first room. Creepy second room. Went to give key to clerk to leave and go elsewhere. They felt bad and gave me a "renovated" room. Got through the night. I get better rates in nicer places on Priceline.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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2  Thank MartyPuch
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Reviewed 25 August 2010

I had to meet up in Hamilton for a business meeting and had a wonderful stay at Hamilton Inn.

I would really recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled on business
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1  Thank marlenebrindel
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Reviewed 6 June 2009

I stayed with three of my friends at the Inn for three days. We were there for our exchange program at the McMaster University and needed a place for few days to look for an apartment for rent.

We took a large room at the Inn (for four people). The rooms are comfortable with nice beds and are equipped with basic necessities including TV etc.

The place is pretty nice and quiet, though a bit away from the main market.

Since we were students, we found the place a good value for money.

Stayed: January 2006
1  Thank AK05
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Reviewed 12 March 2009

First I read the most recent reviews on this site and satisfied with that I contacted the hotel to book the room. We required parking for our large tractor/trailer and we also travel with our two small dogs. The owner was very friendly on the phone and we decided to book our stay with them.
We arrived in the early evening hours and had to park in the turn lane of the street while we checked in. The man who was in charge of renovation work at the hotel helped to block traffic so we could back our truck into their limited parking space.
We had requested a kitchenette and upon arrival were told that the only kitchenette available had not yet been remodeled. Since there was not a wide selection of restaurants within walking distance, we settled on the unimproved kitchenette unit.
To be fair, they actually are in the process of remodeling all of the units, but most of them have not been completed as a couple of the reviews will lead you to believe. I personally did not see what the newly renovated units were like.
LIKES:
Quiet and reasonably safe area.
Very friendly and helpful staff and full time residents.
Price, we paid about $250 USD for a one week stay.
Pet friendly, but I think there was a pet fee included in the rate.
Shower had awesome water pressure and plenty of HOT water.
Free wireless internet, fast and without interruptions.

DISLIKES:
Housekeeping standards not up to par.
Sheets and towels in poor condition, I brought my own.
Radiant heat, it always seems to be too hot or too cold.
Kitchenette appliances way outdated, but in working condition.
Cigarette smoke seeps in from other rooms.
No mirror in bathroom.
Toilet leaked water and clogged up two or three times.
Electrical outlets worn out and loose.
Furniture falling apart, had to ask for dishes/cookware/table.
We were constantly tracking in cinders from the parking lot.

A WORD OF CAUTION: if you have small children or pets please be careful of the ravine behind the hotel. It is only blocked off with plastic snow fencing. Our dog jerked her leash out of my hand and took off after a squirrel. She fell off about an 8' drop and was hurt so bad she could not walk for several days. We had to make a trip to an emergency veterinary clinic which set us back almost $500 after the examination, x-rays and medications.

In conclusion...they really are in the process of remodeling the units and even adding new televisions. I would recommend staying here if you call ahead and are able to book a newly refurbished room. They are super nice people who don't bother you or treat you like you are going to tear something up or steal from them. We even stayed at another hotel they own in Sarnia on our way back home to the states.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank GTS8704
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Additional Information about Hamilton Inn

Address: 1870 Main St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1H7, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Hamilton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range: £53 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hamilton Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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