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Colgate Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 9, 2007

Really enjoyed our stay in Hamilton and eventhough the rooms are smaller than newer hotels, the room was clean, the people nice, and the food interesting/delicious. This was our third stay here and each time we've enjoyed the stay more- this time they had complimentary bikes to borrow! I especially enjoyed the Rueben sandwich served in the bar restaurant.

Stayed: May 2007
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Reviewed November 24, 2006

I stayed at the Colgate Inn for one night this past October while visiting Colgate University. Check in went smooth and the room was fine. The bathroom was a bit too small to really move around in. There is a restaurant and a tap room. The food in the tap room was very good. Location was good, it's very close to Colgate. The lobby was was charming with sofas and magazines/newspapers to read. Overall it was great for a one night stay.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 21, 2006

My daughter entered Colgate University as a Freshman this year, and we found a couple of days in September to get away to Hamilton to visit her. Wishing to be as close to the campus as possible, we quickly booked a room at the Colgate Inn.
Where to start with how absolutely horrible this 'hotel' is? First, it is singularly the dirtiest place I have ever stayed, and this includes late night stopovers off highways, etc. The brown carpet is actually cream (!) -- something we discovered only because the filthy runner in the hallway had been flipped back by someone.
Our room was literally disgusting. Filthy, including smeared mirrors (not from Windex, from fingerprints), and a telephone that was so disgusting I refused to pick it up. The sheets felt slightly damp (yuk), and the sleeper sofa was in such bad condition that my youngest daughter couldn't find a spot where the springs weren't poking into her back. And let's not even discuss the bathroom.
The front desk service was non-descript at best - slightly unpleasant and very disinterested. Upon entering the hotel we were greeted by a nauseating smell of greasy fried food - yes, that was the hotel 'restaurant' where we were invited to have a continental breakfast the next morning. Needless to say, we opted for a bagel up the road.

The Inn should be ashamed of itself, and we are ashamed for Colgate that the Inn shares the name of the university, which to us wrongly implied it would be at the same standard as this prestigious school.

Stay outside of Hamilton, stay in your car, but DO NOT stay at the Colgate Inn.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank RosemaryS
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Reviewed November 29, 2005

I stayed at the Colgate Inn for a business meeting I had at Colgate University and was very happy with my choice.
The hotel is centrally located right across the street from the Village Green and near small little shops.
It has a few different restaurants, the one in the back of the hotel with a bar I found to be very nice. A lot of locals drop by in the evenings and I chatted with quite a few of them.
Although the rooms do not have high speed internet, the library does have free WiFi and connecting was a breeze.
My only problem was the location of my room which was on the second floor right next to the main stairs so I heard quite a bit of noise, but once I fell asleep it was not loud enough to wake me.
All in all, a pleasant stay

  • Stayed: September 2005, traveled on business
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6  Thank FightOn
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Reviewed April 29, 2005

The Colgate Inn is very nice for what it is - - a small inn in a small town. It's probably the only professionally run hotel in the area, which is mostly served by bed and breakfast inns. The Colgate Inn is very attractive, but the room we had was just adaquate for 4 people. The bathroom is small (typical for an older establishment), and our room had no countertops in the bathroom and only one small table surface in the room - - not many places where you can put your things down. A very nice restaurant is in the hotel. Free parking. A continental breakfast is included, which makes it very convenient when you're on the go.

28  Thank QualityTraveler
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Reviewed September 26, 2017
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Stayed: September 2017
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Reviewed May 24, 2015
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  • Stayed: May 2015, traveled on business
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Address: 1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346-1111
Location: United States > New York > Hamilton
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Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hamilton
Hotel Class:3 star — Colgate Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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