Hamilton Worlds 2003- Accommodations Information- First hand account

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  1. angel_stain

    angel_stain Guest

    I was in Hamilton back in early December 2002 and again last week looking for accommodations for
    upcoming worlds (I live only a 45 minute drive or 4 hour ride for course but hey I still need a
    local hotel, there are some good pubs to visit).

    First trip was to check all the major hotels in Hamilton and greater area (Burlington to Stoney
    Creek); in summation NOTHING is left or available (Ramada, Holiday Inn, HJ, Sheraton, Travelodge
    etc. or any B&B).

    The second trip last week was to visit the motels and second tier hotels; in short, slim pickings.
    Not much luck procuring a spot even at local university dorms or residences (McMaster University,
    schools in at that time).

    There is however one last unpolished gem, which isn't so bad (and there were plenty of BAD ones I
    visited, regardless of what Kyle Legate may indicate, :) ). It's called Motor city Hotel, I
    physically viewed the room and it's not a bad place, and to boot, we got it for only $70 CDN per
    night for three nights (Thursday, Friday and sat) and it close to some bike shops and not too far
    from the course (even roomy enough for two or three bikes per room).

    If you're interested the contact info is:

    Motor City Hotel (but it's really a motel) 55 Queenston Road (at Main St. East) Hamilton, Ontario
    L8K 1E8 ph: 905-549-1371 fax: 905-549-8554 toll free; 1-877-340-0779 Jackie was the lady's name who
    helped us, very nice and accommodating. Jackie however was thinking of jacking up the price so you
    better ask quickly if you're interested.

    Official website is below (still sparse on details however)

    http://slam.canoe.ca/Hamilton2003/home.html

    Later,

    Angelo Macchia
     
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  2. James Placer

    James Placer Guest

    Steve Bauer's bike touring company has plenty of hotel packages left. ( If you want to go through a
    tour company that is) I wonder if he will sign some old Winning magazines????? anyway.
    www.stevebauer.com if you need lodging and tickets.

    <angel_stain> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I was in Hamilton back in early December 2002 and again last week looking for accommodations for
    > upcoming worlds (I live only a 45 minute drive or 4 hour ride for course but hey I still need a
    > local hotel, there are some good pubs to visit).
    >
    > First trip was to check all the major hotels in Hamilton and greater area (Burlington to Stoney
    > Creek); in summation NOTHING is left or available (Ramada, Holiday Inn, HJ, Sheraton, Travelodge
    > etc. or any B&B).
    >
    > The second trip last week was to visit the motels and second tier hotels; in short, slim pickings.
    > Not much luck procuring a spot even at local university dorms or residences (McMaster University,
    > schools in at that time).
    >
    > There is however one last unpolished gem, which isn't so bad (and there were plenty of BAD ones I
    > visited, regardless of what Kyle Legate may indicate, :) ). It's called Motor city Hotel, I
    > physically viewed the room and it's not a bad place, and to boot, we got it for only $70 CDN per
    > night for three nights (Thursday, Friday and sat) and it close to some bike shops and not too far
    > from the course (even roomy enough for two or three bikes per room).
    >
    > If you're interested the contact info is:
    >
    > Motor City Hotel (but it's really a motel) 55 Queenston Road (at Main St. East) Hamilton, Ontario
    > L8K 1E8 ph: 905-549-1371 fax: 905-549-8554 toll free; 1-877-340-0779 Jackie was the lady's name
    > who helped us, very nice and accommodating. Jackie however was thinking of jacking up the price so
    > you better ask quickly if you're interested.
    >
    > Official website is below (still sparse on details however)
    >
    > http://slam.canoe.ca/Hamilton2003/home.html
    >
    > Later,
    >
    > Angelo Macchia
     
  3. Kyle Legate

    Kyle Legate Guest

    On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, it was written:

    > There is however one last unpolished gem, which isn't so bad (and there were plenty of BAD ones I
    > visited, regardless of what Kyle Legate may indicate, :) ).
    >
    I have no idea the quality of these places. I sleep in my house at night.

    > It's called Motor city Hotel, I physically viewed the room and it's not a bad place, and to
    > boot, we got it for only $70 CDN per night for three nights (Thursday, Friday and sat) and it
    > close to some bike shops and not too far from the course (even roomy enough for two or three
    > bikes per room).
    >
    Yikes! I've ridden past this place a few times and made my own assumptions; mainly, that it was as
    seedy as the used car dealerships surrounding it. Perhaps I was wrong. It does have the city
    reputation as being the primary lodgings for Deadheads whenever the Grateful Dead would roll through
    town. I never saw so many 60s vw vans in one place before.

    ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected] Kyle Legate [email protected]

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  4. Ronde Chimp

    Ronde Chimp Guest

    On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 05:21:50 GMT, angel_stain wrote:
    >There is however one last unpolished gem, which isn't so bad (and there were plenty of BAD ones I
    >visited, regardless of what Kyle Legate may indicate, :) ). It's called Motor city Hotel, I
    >physically viewed the room and it's not a bad place, and to boot, we got it for only $70 CDN per
    >night for three nights (Thursday, Friday and sat) and it close to some bike shops and not too far
    >from the course (even roomy enough for two or three bikes per room).

    Angelo (et al)

    If you plan on staying at the Motor City Hotel, I would strongly suggest you take your bike and
    stuff with you whenever you leave the room. It is a hangout for heroin junkies (or at least it was
    around 5 years ago).

    On the upside you can probably get an 8-ball there for $50.

    Thanks, Ronde Chimp
     
  5. Xzzy

    Xzzy Guest

    another link for accommodations at in the Hamilton web site: http://www.obituariestoday.com/

    John Bickmore www.BicycleCam.com www.Feed-Zone.com

    "James Placer" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Steve Bauer's bike touring company has plenty of hotel packages left. (
    If
    > you want to go through a tour company that is) I wonder if he will sign some old Winning
    > magazines????? anyway. www.stevebauer.com if you need lodging and tickets.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <angel_stain> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > I was in Hamilton back in early December 2002 and again last week looking for accommodations for
    > > upcoming worlds (I live only a 45 minute drive or 4 hour ride for course but hey I still need a
    > > local hotel, there are some good pubs to visit).
    > >
    > > First trip was to check all the major hotels in Hamilton and greater area (Burlington to Stoney
    > > Creek); in summation NOTHING is left or available (Ramada, Holiday Inn, HJ, Sheraton, Travelodge
    > > etc. or any B&B).
    > >
    > > The second trip last week was to visit the motels and second tier hotels; in short, slim
    > > pickings. Not much luck procuring a spot even at local university dorms or residences (McMaster
    > > University, schools in at that time).
    > >
    > > There is however one last unpolished gem, which isn't so bad (and there were plenty of BAD ones
    > > I visited, regardless of what Kyle Legate may indicate, :) ). It's called Motor city Hotel, I
    > > physically viewed the room and it's not a bad place, and to boot, we got it for only $70 CDN per
    > > night for three nights (Thursday, Friday and sat) and it close to some bike shops and not too
    > > far from the course (even roomy enough for two or three bikes per room).
    > >
    > > If you're interested the contact info is:
    > >
    > > Motor City Hotel (but it's really a motel) 55 Queenston Road (at Main St. East) Hamilton,
    > > Ontario L8K 1E8 ph: 905-549-1371 fax: 905-549-8554 toll free; 1-877-340-0779 Jackie was the
    > > lady's name who helped us, very nice and accommodating. Jackie however was thinking of jacking
    > > up the price so you better ask quickly if you're interested.
    > >
    > > Official website is below (still sparse on details however)
    > >
    > > http://slam.canoe.ca/Hamilton2003/home.html
    > >
    > > Later,
    > >
    > > Angelo Macchia
    >
     
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