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425 Wilson St E, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 2C4 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 02/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#1 of 2 in Ancaster
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
Travelers' Choice
Welcome to The Barracks Inn Boutique Hotel, an exquisite luxury inn located in the Ancaster Village. This remarkable venue blends classic historic character with elegance and well-thought design. The enchanting old stone barracks, a century stone building, began its life in the early 1800's, serving as a barracks for British soldiers. After an interesting history, the property has been restored and renovated to serve as The Barracks Inn, Ancaster's only boutique inn. Luxury is fragrant throughout the Historic Inn with well-appointed bedrooms and common areas to spoil you. The Barracks Inn features 18 luxuriously appointed rooms, subtly blending unique period décor with the finest of modern guest amenities. As Ancaster's only luxury boutique inn hotel, attention to detail is in everything we do. Each room has been individually designed with fabrics and materials chosen for their colours, contours and textures drawing from the historic elegance with modern day indulgence. Amenities and furnishings for each of the 18 bedrooms have been hand selected and when it comes to comfort, we've thought of it all. This unique boutique inn will cater to the leisure and business traveller. Featuring conference/meeting/group facilities, Spa Packages, Golf Packages, Couple/Romance package, and Holiday/Winter Packages.. The Barracks Inn is conveniently located within walking distance of the Ancaster Mill, a most popular wedding venue. Also within walking distance the Ancaster Village has great shopping with many boutique stores, The Spa at Ancaster, many dining options such as Cavallo Nero's, the Rousseau House restaurant and lounge, and many more. Just a short distance from international airports including John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport or Hamilton International, and only 70 km from Toronto Pearson Airport is wonderfully convenient yet retains a tranquil and undisturbed setting. Ancaster is in southern Ontario and is a scenic suburb of Hamilton. It is situated beside Ontario's Niagara Escarpment and the town is home to an abundance of natural beauty offering many enjoyable recreational activities, as well as offering an array of shopping and dining opportunities. Visitors will find much to do in this picturesque town, such as spending time at the Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum, visiting many of our conservation areas along the Bruce Trail and our many cascades and waterfalls such as the Tiffany Falls, Sherman Falls, and the Hermitage Falls just to name a few . Golf enthusiasts will enjoy playing a round or two at the Knollwood Golf Course, Ancaster also hosts a number of fun annual events throughout the year.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Hiking
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French
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JRC22 wrote a review Dec 2021
Toronto, Canada20 contributions14 helpful votes
This boutique inn is just fabulous! From the moment you walk through the lobby and greeted by a warm and friendly staff member - it just gets better and better. The rooms are stunning and beyond clean. I can’t find one thing to say that disappointed us. Keep up the quality of care and service and you will have repeat guests. Count us in! So many hotels we visit don’t pay attention to detail - this is not one of them. Amazing. Thank you.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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BlondeK1960 wrote a review Jan 2021
Chatham, Canada16 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
We had a lovely room the Officers Suite would definitely return. We felt safe in the room everything was spotless. We had a table booked for the Ancaster Mill which was literally around the corner so we walked directly to the restaurant.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Shane Reinhart, Owner at The Barracks Inn
Responded May 7, 2021
Thank you for including us in the 60th Birthday Celebration. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to celebrating many more special occasions with you in the future. Be well
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Siobhan wrote a review Aug 2021
London, Ontario1 contribution
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We stayed in the officer’s suite for one night for our anniversary. The location is perfect, the room was spotless, and our stay was wonderful. Cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed the character and elegance of this hotel. Our only slight disappointment was the breakfast, which considering the restrictions and limitations of covid, was still well done and delivered right to our door. Thank you for a great experience! We’ll be back!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Slawomir K wrote a review Jul 2021
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In the heart of Ancaster, this hotel is absolutely gorgeous, room was super clean and beautiful. Comfy bed, giant shower, zero regrets, it's worth every penny. Will definitely stay there again. One of the highlights was the husky in the lobby.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Shane Reinhart, Owner at The Barracks Inn
Responded Jul 14, 2021
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking time to provide us a review. We look forward to hosting you in the future.
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james wrote a review Jul 2021
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Excellent room with all the best amenities. Due to the Covid restrictions the restaurant was closed however the Ancaster Mill restaurant is only a 10 minute walk. I am sure I will return when the occasion requires a visit to Ancaster. The town has many restored historical buildings.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Shane Reinhart, Owner at The Barracks Inn
Responded Jul 14, 2021
Thank you for the review! So pleased you were happy with the amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back. Be well.
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tracylynnej wrote a review Jan 2021
Toronto, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved the stay at the Barracks in . We were looking for a dog friendly hotel as we were taking a mini hiking vacation in the Dundas Valley conservation area. They put us in their dog friendly room which was luxurious. The staff is lovely, including the resident pupper who greeted us at the front desk with a warm sniff and tail wag. Close to Ancaster pubs and restaurants, the Barracks Inn is also within walking and biking distance to the incredible waterfall-laden trails of the Dundas Valley conservation area. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Shane Reinhart, Owner at The Barracks Inn
Responded Jan 30, 2021
Thank you for the recommendation. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are pretty fortunate to have the location that we do. The trails are amazing here and the village just ads a little something extra. Thank you again for the reservation and we look forward to seeing you again. Stay safe and be well
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tjohnson2021 wrote a review Jan 2021
St. Catharines, Canada1 contribution
Beautiful Inn, wish we did not go in the midst of COVID as we would have liked to enjoy the Inn more. The Inn was very clean. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated. Breakfast left something to be desired but that was due to COVID.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Shane Reinhart, Owner at The Barracks Inn
Responded Jan 30, 2021
Thank you for the review. In all honesty I must agree with you on breakfast. We miss having our "mess hall" open, and chatting with our guests in the morning. We do our best in providing as unique of a boxed breakfast that we can. Fresh pastries, homemade granola, etc. It is certainly not what we are known for. Thank you for commenting on our cleanliness, our housekeepers work very hard to ensure our standards exceed industry standards, and that we make sure you have a safe and comfortable stay. Do join us again, and this pandemic wont last forever and in time we will be back to our regular hot breakfast, and chatting over coffee. Stay safe and be well
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Penny wrote a review Jan 2021
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A family member was in a hospital near Ancaster and rather than commute home more than an hour each day I stayed at the Barracks. I wasn’t expecting it to be anything more than a place to hang my hat so I was pleasantly surprised to find its relaxing atmosphere to be just what I needed. I’d been missing travel, particularly weekend getaways and this fit the bill nicely. The room was spacious and very clean. I didn’t worry at all about the Covid thing! There are good restaurants nearby. I must say though I do wish the Barracks had a restaurant. I understand they do B&B under normal circumstances and maybe that would be sufficient? Anyway it was a nice stay and I recommend it.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Shane Reinhart, Owner at The Barracks Inn
Responded May 7, 2021
Thank you for your recommendation. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at The Barracks Inn. We are so happy it exceeded your expectations. In regards to our food service pre-covid we featured a breakfast for our guests, served in our mess hall that was always a bit hit with everyone. Once we are passed this "covid thing" we hope that you can visit us again and have have a complete experience with us. Stay Well.
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bagat2 wrote a review Jan 2021
Toronto, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
The surroundings are classy and cosy. The check in and check out could not be easier. We are looking forward to our next stay when hopefully the dining room will be available for us to enjoy a nice breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Shane Reinhart, Owner at The Barracks Inn
Responded May 7, 2021
We are looking forward to being able to open the mess hall again when it is safe for all. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. We will announce on our webpage when we re-open breakfast dinning in the mess hall. Stay tuned. Be well
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kylaboltz wrote a review Jan 2021
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Out stay was very comfortable, and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Everything was very clean, the check in process was smooth and easy, and the room was spacious and very aesthetically pleasing. Their modifications to suit the COVID-19 pandemic made us feel very comfortable and we would definitely stay here again! Plus the chocolate croissant in the breakfast option was delicious!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Shane Reinhart, Owner at The Barracks Inn
Responded Jan 14, 2021
I am so pleased to hear that you felt comfortable staying with us during these most strenuous times. Our housekeeping team prides themselves on every effort made to meet and exceed industry standards in cleanliness in addition to measures in place for COVID. From the day we opened we started with high standards for cleanliness using only government approved cleansers and disinfectants. Partnering with the global industry leader ECOLAB for all of our chemical and disinfectants. We have a very dedicated team that is patient about service and cleanliness. And it's so nice to hear that their efforts had a difference for you. We are glad you chose to stay with us and we are pleased we met your expectations. While we know our guests miss our previous hot breakfast options and dinning in our mess hall, we try and provide an above average option for breakfast in this current state of emergency. Our pastries are baked nightly, and I must agree with you that the chocolate croissant is most delicious. We look forward to hosting you again. From all of us here, be safe and be well.
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PRICE RANGE
$202 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioHamiltonAncaster
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Barracks Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Barracks Inn?
Nearby attractions include Sherman Falls (0.7 miles), Creations Art Gallery & Framing (0.04 miles), and Taj Mahal Spices & Cheese (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Barracks Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Barracks Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Barracks Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Barracks Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Barracks Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include India Village Restaurant, The Ancaster Mill, and Coach & Lantern.
Is The Barracks Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Ancaster.
Are pets allowed at The Barracks Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Barracks Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Barracks Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Barracks Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting HMCS Haida National Historic Site (6.8 miles), Dundurn Castle (5.3 miles), and Whitehern Historic House and Garden (5.5 miles).