The breakfasts alone will make you feel right at home at this comfortable colonial-style 20th-century guesthouse within walking distance of Hamilton's restaurants, stores, and attractions. Business travelers will love that it's only a 10-minute downhill stroll to the hustle and bustle of Front Street. After a long day, relax by the pool, and admire the peaceful, well-maintained grounds, potted plants, and palms.
The rooms are welcoming, clean, and bright, all with private balconies or terraces, plus small fridges and flat-screen TVs.
Upgrade to a room with a kitchen; you'll pay a bit extra, but you'll get tons more space plus a stove and a toaster.
Well-stocked with complimentary toiletries and fresh towels. Although they vary, most of the bathrooms are quite spacious and filled with natural light.
The wood-paneled entranceway and carpeted staircase are well-worn and welcoming. Don't forget to pick up a events guide or local magazine on your way out.
The pool is small but spotless, and rarely crowded. Sheltered by the guesthouse and surrounding hedges, the outdoor area feels very private and relaxed.
In the morning, enjoy complimentary baked goods, cereals, juices, and hot drinks in the cheerful breakfast room off the lobby.
YOU SHOULD KNOW There's no restaurant on-site and only some rooms have kitchens, so you'll have to plan ahead for lunch and dinner.
While there's no bar on the premises, you can always pick up booze and mixers to bring back to your mini fridge.
Walking into Hamilton takes less than 15 minutes and from there you can hop aboard a ferry or hail a taxi. For more independence, your best bet is to rent a scooter. Turn right at the bottom of Rosedon Avenue, walk 30 paces, and you'll find yourself on the doorstep of Smatt's Cycle Livery.
Ascot's (2-minute walk), located just around the corner, is not to be missed. Surrounded by lush gardens, the cozy dining room is well-suited to romantic evenings and special occasions. Hidden off a charming cobblestoned alleyway, Ruby Murry's (16-minute walk) serves authentic Indian cuisine, spiced to perfection. Be warned--this restaurant is small and very popular, so be sure to make a reservation to avoid a wait.
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club (4-minute walk) is where Bermuda's business professionals gather to let their hair down after work. Lap up the ultra-chic vibe and cheap drinks at the hotel's seasonal harbor-side happy hour on Fridays from 5 p.m. Partake in late-night shenanigans and a hearty hangover brunch at The Docksider Pub & Restaurant (5-minute drive). With dartboards, beer pong, flat screen TVs, and a sociable people-watching patio--there's never a dull moment.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The best part about this property is its quiet, central location, which eliminates the need to take taxis if you don't mind strolling into Hamilton. All rooms are clean and thoughtfully decorated, and each one provides a slightly different yet equally charming view of the pool and well-manicured grounds. While there aren't any luxury amenities, the service is top-notch, with helpful staff working day and night to make sure that you enjoy every aspect of your stay.