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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

Hamilton featuring a house

Central Hamilton

3.5/5Good!(2 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Central Hamilton, FirstOntario Centre and Art Gallery of Hamilton are top sights worth seeing.

Central Hamilton
Aldershot, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Aldershot

If you're spending some time in Aldershot, Royal Botanical Gardens and LaSalle Park are top sights worth seeing.

Aldershot
Landsdale, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Landsdale

Landsdale might not have many top sights, but FirstOntario Centre and Carisma Pentecostal Church are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Landsdale

Top hotels in Hamilton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sandman Hotel Hamilton
Sandman Hotel Hamilton
3.5 out of 5
560 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton, ON
The price is Rs5,764 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lake Ontario, Confederation Park and Adventure Village. Wild Waterworks and Eastgate ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,132 reviews)

"As we usually do, we enjoyed our stay at the Sandman Hotel. The rooms are spacious and comfy, with comfortable beds, a fridge and microwave, and plenty of places to charge your electronics (phones & tablets). The ponly concern we had was that we couldn't assist the heat in the room. The weather was ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2020

Sandman Hotel Hamilton
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 Rs7,919 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

Located in Central Hamilton, this hotel is steps away from Hamilton City Hall and Hamilton Convention Centre. FirstOntario Centre and McMaster University are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (988 reviews)

"Great kitchen. Really nice room. Helpful staff. Good amenities."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Visitors Inn
Visitors Inn
3.5 out of 5
649 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON
The price is Rs7,039 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct

Situated in Hamilton, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, McMaster University and FirstOntario Centre. Hamilton Convention ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable rooms. Friendly staff. Enjoyed the amenities. Felt safe."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Visitors Inn

Top Holiday Rentals in Hamilton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Staybridge Suites Hamilton Downtown
Staybridge Suites Hamilton Downtown
3 out of 5
20 Caroline St S, Hamilton, ON
The price is Rs7,784 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in Central Hamilton, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton City Hall and FirstOntario Centre. Hamilton Convention ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (726 reviews)

"Clean spacious suites and friendly staff. Its location downtown Hamilton has easy walkability to restaurants, coffee shops and a small nearby mall which also contains a supermarket which provides fresh seafood and poultry."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Staybridge Suites Hamilton Downtown
Simply Comfort. DUNDURN LOFTS
Simply Comfort. DUNDURN LOFTS
3.5 out of 5
220 Dundurn St South, Hamilton, ON

Located in Kirkendall North, this condo is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, FirstOntario Centre and Hamilton Convention Centre. ...

4/5Very Good! (11 reviews)

"The view is amazing and check-in and out is simple."…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2019

Simply Comfort. DUNDURN LOFTS
Simply Comfort Modern Hamilton Apartment
Simply Comfort Modern Hamilton Apartment
4 out of 5
115 Shoreview Pl, Hamilton, ON
The price is Rs7,432 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

Situated on the Strip, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Lake Ontario, Wild Waterworks and Confederation Park. Saltfleet Arena Skating Rink ...

3.8/5Good! (6 reviews)
Great experience

"The actual stay was beyond amazing! The room was everything we wanted and more. On top of being extraordinary clean there were actual apartment necessities such as cleaning products both in kitchen and bathroom and utilities such as a washing machine in the room! The suite we were given looked out ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

Simply Comfort Modern Hamilton Apartment

Popular places to visit in Hamilton

African Lion Safari
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African Lion Safari

Meet the native and exotic animals and discover why African Lion Safari is a favourite in Hamilton. While in this family-friendly area, you can savour the top-notch restaurants.

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

You can study the exhibits at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, a museum with a storied past, during your trip to Hamilton. Experience the area's acclaimed theatre scene and great live music.

Albion Falls
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Albion Falls

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Albion Falls during your travels in Hamilton. Discover the area's top-notch restaurants and its great live music.

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