We have just had two separate nights at the City Oaks. Having read the reviews, we were a little apprehensive, but we were really happy with both our stays.
We had a different room each time, just a standard double. The rooms are an enormous size and both times the room looked out onto an internal courtyard. We had no problems with noise from the street. The aircon may have been noisy, but we didn't notice it.
The rooms and ensuites may be a bit tired, but we could tell they were making an effort. There was certainly no problem with cleanliness.
The car park is free - a big positive for a central Hamilton hotel - it's just quite tight to get in and out of, but if you know the size and capabilities of your car, there shouldn't be problems.
The reception staff were absolutely great, suggesting places to eat, things to do and generally being really interested in you as a guest in the hotel.More