Hamilton

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Hamilton which includes a garden and a house
Come to explore fascinating heritage and culture. Stay for excellent cuisine and convenient access to outdoor activities.

Hamilton, Ontario offers an exciting blend of arts, nature and historic attractions. Spend a weekend exploring city highlights or use Hamilton as a base for an extended appreciation of regional attractions.

Enjoy eclectic arts year-round in the heart of the city. James Street North hosts arts crawls monthly. Every September, hundreds of thousands of people come for free music and art as part of the multi-day James Street Supercrawl. Participate in these events and visit the impressive Art Gallery of Hamilton, which has more than 10,000 pieces of Canadian and European art.

While Niagara Falls is less than an hour away, the Bruce Trail running through Hamilton is close to numerous smaller waterfalls. Follow this walking trail to enjoy beautiful outdoor scenery in any season. Elsewhere in the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve, smell the flowers, see unusual outdoor sculptures and attend events at the Royal Botanical Garden. Visit the drive-through African Lion Safari and Wild Waterworks for great family fun.

Incorporated more than 150 years ago, Hamilton has 15 national historic sites. Experience the Victorian era at Dundurn Castle, a 48-room Italianate villa built in 1813. See vintage aircraft at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Wander through the Battlefield House Museum & Park to learn about Hamilton’s role during the War of 1812.

Hamilton has seen amazing growth in restaurants, in both number and variety. Look for Peruvian to Portuguese, Cajun to Caribbean, sushi to sweetbreads and gastropubs to burger joints, with new restaurants opening frequently. Find culinary hotspots in Dundas, food carts and a farmers market in downtown Hamilton and local coffee shops in every neighborhood. Reserve tickets for unique Pop Up Hamilton events combining exceptional cuisine with arts and entertainment.

The city is located at Lake Ontario’s western end, providing plenty of activities on the lake. Drive to Hamilton in less than an hour from Toronto or Niagara Falls. Rent one of the 750 GPS-enabled smart bikes from 100 spots around town for easy access to Hamilton’s sights and neighborhoods.

Where to stay in Hamilton

Super 8 by Wyndham Mt Hope Hamilton Intl Arpt ON
Super 8 by Wyndham Mt Hope Hamilton Intl Arpt ON
2 out of 5
2975 Homestead Dr, Hamilton, ON, L0R1W0
The price is $66 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Hamilton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.1/5 (1,000 reviews)
"Nice place"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
3 out of 5
2020 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7R4G8
The price is $127 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 14
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Burlington. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,004 reviews)
Parking sucked
"Parking was a nightmare on the weekend. Bathtub/shower drain was slow and wallpaper was coming off near bathtub. Lake view was a slit- it was a shame that the bigger window overlooked the parking lot- just a poor design. Otherwise everything was fine."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
3.5 out of 5
116 King St W, Hamilton, ON, L8P4V3
The price is $127 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Hamilton. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,005 reviews)
"Clean and friendly"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Downtown Hamilton Apartments
Downtown Hamilton Apartments
3.5 out of 5
220 Cannon St E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 2B1
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Hamilton. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Theatre Aquarius and Carisma Pentecostal ...
Simply Comfort. DUNDURN LOFTS
Simply Comfort. DUNDURN LOFTS
3.5 out of 5
220 Dundurn St South, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4K7
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly condo in Hamilton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the convenient parking and ...
3.7/5 Good! (99 reviews)
"Beautiful apartment , clean and very cozy . Definitely recommend"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Long Beach Resort
Long Beach Resort
2.5 out of 5
12265 Lakeshore Rd, Wainfleet, ON, L0S 1V0
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Wainfleet. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a private beach. Popular attractions Long Beach Conservation Park and Morgan's ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"What an incredible find this spot was. It felt like the Caribbean in Ontario. Great location, super friendly and helpful staff, excellent beach and a cute town nearby to visit. We had a great time."

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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