Our family stayed here during a college scouting trip to Colgate University. The Colgate Inn is a rundown hotel, rough and ragged around the edges and desperately in need of a makeover. The hotel's website prominently features a nice looking exterior of what the property will look like after its long-delayed renovation plan, but don't be deceived because it certainly doesn't look anything like that now. The "renovation plan" that was supposed to have begun in June 2010 still hadn't begun as of August 2010 and it is still probably a long way off. We had two connecting rooms on the second floor. They were supposed to be a Queen Bed (no kings available) connecting to a room with two doubles. The rooms were both extremely small and the beds were extremely tiny in both rooms. It was impossible to move around the room without bumping into something. As I was checking out, I told the perky woman at the front desk that if the bed in my room was truly a Queen, then I was the Queen of England. That made her laugh. She said something about the beds in the hotel being four inches smaller than a queen for some odd reason. Sleeping in that small bed made for an uncomfortable night. The bathrooms were clean and basic. The Colgate Inn is the biggest hotel around the small town of Hamilton, and is used as a meal and meeting spot for all kinds of civic and business functions. The dining room was swamped by one group the night we checked in and unavailable. Eating outside is an unappealing option here. This is basic, no frills. The breakfast buffet was OK but extremely limited. As far as a lunch or dinner meal goes, I would strongly recommend one of the small restaurants in town, or try the nearby golf course. There is a pretty good restaurant and offer the option of dining outside on the patio overlooking the 18th green. Nicer than the Colgate Inn by a long shot! The Colgate Inn was barely tolerable for a one night stay. Let the buyer beware. I couldn't get out of there fast enough.
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- Colgate Hotel Hamilton