Hamilton

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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

Sandman Hotel Hamilton
Sandman Hotel Hamilton
3.5 out of 5
560 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton, ON
The price is $95 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Ontario, Confederation Park, and Adventure Village. Wild Waterworks and Eastgate Square ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,151 reviews)
"Overall amazing!! It was an excellent hotel. Only downside is that our A/C malfunctioned on our first day and our keycards locked us out on the second day, but other than that, great hotel!!"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Sandman Hotel Hamilton
Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
3 out of 5
2020 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON
The price is $98 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Burlington, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Spencer Smith Lakefront Park, Lake Ontario, and Burlington City Hall. Burlington ...
4.2/5Excellent! (957 reviews)
"Great location! Shelley at front desk was great. However, no reception during check out in the morning."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
3 out of 5
40 Bay Street South, Hamilton, ON
The price is $113 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Located in Central Hamilton, this aparthotel is steps from Hamilton City Hall and Hamilton Convention Centre. Mohawk College is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away. Hamilton ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,019 reviews)
"Clean, well maintained, well run"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Simply Comfort. DUNDURN LOFTS
Simply Comfort. DUNDURN LOFTS
3.5 out of 5
220 Dundurn St South, Hamilton, ON
The price is $85 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Located in Kirkendall North, this condo building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton Convention Centre, and Mohawk College. ...
3.9/5Very Good! (44 reviews)
"It's a very nice loft. Quiet for the most part. All the appliances are new and easy to use. My only complaint was the toilet paper needed to be restocked as we only had a half a role to start."

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Simply Comfort. DUNDURN LOFTS
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
3 out of 5
40 Bay Street South, Hamilton, ON
The price is $113 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Located in Central Hamilton, this aparthotel is steps from Hamilton City Hall and Hamilton Convention Centre. Mohawk College is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away. Hamilton ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,019 reviews)
"Clean, well maintained, well run"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Home2 Suites by Hilton Brantford
Home2 Suites by Hilton Brantford
3 out of 5
27 Sinclair Boulevard, Building 2, Brantford, ON
The price is $86 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Situated in Brantford, this aparthotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Arrowdale Municipal Golf Course and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. Personal Computer ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (191 reviews)
"Good value with the kitchenette. Close to my appointment. Easy check in/out."

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Brantford
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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