Hamilton

Travel Guide
Hamilton featuring a house and a garden
Thanks to a burgeoning art scene and network of green spaces, the once-industrial town of Hamilton is enjoying its day in the sun.

When George Hamilton created his eponymous city in the early 19th century, he probably didn’t imagine it would become such a creative center. Hamilton is, after all, an industrial town at heart. Steel and manufacturing have long been the economic mainstays in this Ontario community, and factories still shoot through the skyline. In recent decades, however, Hamilton vacation packages have shifted to incorporate more artistic holidays. It’s no wonder Canada’s ninth-largest metropolitan area is studded with gorgeous green spaces, impressive museums, and an almost overwhelming array of multicultural restaurants. Adventurous tourists can get their kicks at the nearby waterfalls, and luxury lovers swear by the local boutiques. Hamilton travel offers something for everyone. Start your Hamilton vacations with a tour of the most creative sights. The Art Gallery of Hamilton is the best spot to check out Canadian masterpieces, and the McMaster Museum of Art regularly features special events and lectures. Downtown’s James Street is an incredible place to get a taste of the city’s funky personality, and you’ll find so-cool art galleries and hip cafes dotted along its sidewalks. Take the extra time to browse the shops on nearby King, Ottawa, and Locke Streets. The antiquing in this area is top notch, and you’ll likely score a few cheap Hamilton deals and discounts. From King Street, grab the free shuttle to the waterfront for a peek at the Pier 4 Park and a hike along the Princess Point trail. Outdoor enthusiasts can satisfy their sense of adventure at the nearby Tew’s Falls, and families can soak up the scenery — and hit the local beach — at the Christie Lake Conservation Area. Of course, every trip to Hamilton should include a jaunt through the city’s historical wonders. The 19th-century Dundurn Castle is an absolute must, but don’t skip surrounding sights like the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology. If you’re traveling during early May, you can even take part in Doors Open Hamilton, an annual festival designed to give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the community’s oldest and most remarkable buildings. It's a great way to explore the region's history from an insider's perspective.

Where to stay in Hamilton

Motel 6 Burlington, ON - Toronto West - Oakville
Motel 6 Burlington, ON - Toronto West - Oakville
2 out of 5
4345 North Service Rd, Burlington, ON, L7L4X7
The price is CA $126 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 29
Stay at this motel in Burlington. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
3.5/5 Good! (986 reviews)
"Not a bother for me, but they don't service the rooms on a daily basis. Shortage of staff? Very high pressure in bathroom sink - splashes up."

Reviewed on Jun. 16, 2022

Motel 6 Burlington, ON - Toronto West - Oakville
Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
3 out of 5
2020 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7R4G8
The price is CA $168 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 29
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! (972 reviews)
"Located at the waterfront. Perfect area to walk. Easy parkkmg, big rooms, awesome breakfast, clean place and the best crew ever. Extremely helpful, kind, honest and professional people run this this place. I stayed 3 nights. Wish i could stay longer."

Reviewed on Jun. 25, 2022

Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
Hampton Inn & Suites Burlington, Ontario
Hampton Inn & Suites Burlington, Ontario
2.5 out of 5
1215 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON, L7L5H9
The price is CA $134 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
Stay at this hotel in Burlington. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Amazing Adventures Playland and Bronte Creek Provincial ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (8 reviews)
"The beds are the best."

Reviewed on Jun. 23, 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites Burlington, Ontario
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Residence & Conference Centre - Hamilton
Residence & Conference Centre - Hamilton
2 out of 5
245 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton, ON, L9C 7V7
The price is CA $86 per night from Jul 20 to Jul 21
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Hamilton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities ...
3.8/5 Good! (462 reviews)
"I liked it and it was easy to find and park"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2022

Residence & Conference Centre - Hamilton
Simply Comfort. DUNDURN LOFTS
Simply Comfort. DUNDURN LOFTS
3.5 out of 5
220 Dundurn St South, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4K7
The price is CA $107 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 29
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 ...
3.8/5 Good! (73 reviews)
"Was all great thank you"

Reviewed on Apr. 30, 2022

Simply Comfort. DUNDURN LOFTS
Modern 3BR 2BA Townhome in Lakeshore by Simply Comfort
Modern 3BR 2BA Townhome in Lakeshore by Simply Comfort
2.5 out of 5
71 Southshore Cres, Hamilton, ON, L8E 3W6
The price is CA $143 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Hamilton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Tim Hortons Field and Wild Waterworks ...
Modern 3BR 2BA Townhome in Lakeshore by Simply Comfort
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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