The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

4 stars
76 Pitt's Bay Road, PO Box HM 837, Hamilton,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
158 reviews
Wonderful Trip!

Hotel was beautiful! Staff went above and beyond to accomodate us! We did have some issues with our... See full review

  • Bonnie H Goldstein
  • Jul 28, 2014
Beautiful hotel, beautiful location

My family and I had a wonderful experience at the Hamilton Princess. It is very conveniently... See full review

  • Boston Kate
  • Jun 16, 2014
“Pink Palace” on the edge of Hamilton harbor

Old-world style permeates this hotel, set among palm trees and tropical gardens on the edge of Hamilton harbor. The hotel, known to locals as "The Pink Palace," opened its doors on Jan. 1, 1885. Rooms in the original building offer guests the full historic experience, although the new Bermudiana House provides the same level of comfort. And the hotel offers easy access to the shops and restaurants of downtown Hamilton.

Highlights
  • Unique historic waterfront hotel
  • Freshwater and saltwater pools
  • Complimentary ferry to private beach club at the Fairmont Southampton
  • Complimentary use of fitness center
  • Free high-speed Internet access
Rooms

The 410 rooms and suites offer a variety of views of harbor, city, and gardens, many with private balconies. All rooms offer a marble bathroom, walk-in closet, plush bathrobes, coffee maker, and high-speed Internet connections. Guests enjoy elegant British colonial décor throughout and sumptuous Miller Harris bath and beauty products. Fairmont Gold level rooms have access to a private lounge with honor bar, cocktail hour canapés, exclusive concierge, and complimentary breakfast.

Features

Guests relax in an Adirondack chair by the freshwater and saltwater pools, soak in the harbor views, or take a few practice putts on the outdoor practice green. A ferry provides access to the Fairmont Southhampton, where guests make use of its beach club and other facilities. Guests also taxi to Riddell's Bay Golf and Country Club, the hotel's exclusive 18-hole partner, for a round of golf.

 

Harley's Restaurant serves traditional island favorites in its elegant indoor dining room, while Harley's Terrace features a casual lunch of salads and sandwiches plus dinner nightly at its harborside tables. The hotel's sophisticated lobby bar and restaurant, The Heritage Court, was praised by the New York Times as having the best afternoon tea in Bermuda.

 

The hotel's fitness center includes a nine-station multi-gym, treadmills and bicycles, elliptical machines, and free weights. A wide variety of facials, massages, and skin care treatments are available at the Inverurie Day Spa.

Transportation
  • L.F. Wade International Airport (8.4 mi/13.5 km)
  • There are no rental cars for visitors on Bermuda
  • Shuttles, buses, and taxis are readily available
  • Many guests a rent mopeds or bicycles
Nearby attractions
  • Bermuda Maritime Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Bermuda Aquarium, Natural History Museum & Zoo (3.9 mi/6.3 km)
  • Sonny's Shipwreck Snorkeling (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
Business
  • Recently renovated meeting and banquet facilities
  • Capacity up to 300
  • Dedicated event staff
  • Free high-speed Internet access
Policies and fees
  • Additional fees may apply for some services and amenities.
  • Children must be at least 14 to use to fitness center.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Rooms

Fairmont Room
These comfortable, luxurious rooms are located in the historic main building and overlook the city of Hamilton. Each room boasts elegant wooden furniture, beautiful marble bathrooms, Keurig coffee makers, and business amenities including high speed internet access. Approximately 350 sq. ft. The room overlooks our garden, pool or city.
Fairmont Gold Suite
The elegant suites of the Fairmont Gold wing offer guests the sense of being a guest in an elegant Bermudian home. The suites are derived from the colors and lush natural beauty of Bermuda, bringing the outside in, to enhance the total experience and sense of place for our guests. Fairmont Gold Suites offer a separate sitting room, marble bathrooms with soaker tub and separate shower, DVD, video and stereo, large desks, business amenities, high speed Internet access and other additional special amenities. Approx. 725 sq ft with views of Hamilton Harbour.
One-Bedroom Harbour View Suite
The newly renovated One Bedroom Harbour View Suites are located in the Poinciana Wing near the resort pool. Breathtaking harbour views complement island-inspired decor, elegantly appointed furnishings, marble bathrooms with rainfall showers, and a private balcony or terrace, perfect for enjoying the stunning views. Approx. 575 sq ft with views of Hamilton Harbour.
Deluxe Room
Newly renovated Deluxe Rooms are located in the Poinciana Wing and Bermudiana House near the resort swimming pool. Guest rooms feature a sophisticated island-inspired design and colour scheme, elegantly appointed furnishings, marble bathrooms with rainfall showers, and a private balcony or terrace perfect to relax and enjoy the garden or bay view. Approximately 325 sq. ft. The room overlooks our magnificent garden or city view.
Fairmont Gold
All Fairmont Gold rooms are located in the historic main building. A beautifully renovated luxurious room which offers a marble bathroom, business amenities and High Speed Internet access. Bedding type as follows: one king OR two double beds. Approximately 400 sq. ft. The room overlooks our magnificent garden, city or harbour view. Private check-in and concierge services in Fairmont Gold Lounge; deluxe continental breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktail canapes served daily in Fairmont Gold Lounge.
Signature with Balcony Room
Signature Rooms are located in the historic main building. Beautiful rooms are elegantly appointed with comfortable furnishings and a marble bathroom. Each room features a large balcony complete with a sitting area and lounge chair to enjoy the dramatic view of Hamilton Harbour. Approximately 375 sq. ft plus 100 sq. ft balcony. The room features a magnificent harbour view and large balcony.
Fairmont Gold Room
Fairmont Gold rooms are located in the historic main building. Beautiful rooms are elegantly appointed with comfortable furnishings and a marble bathroom, complemented by views of Hamilton Harbour or a picturesque Bermuda Garden. Also included are private check-in, access to the Fairmont Gold lounge with complimentary breakfast, evening canaps, and afternoon tea. Approx. 350 sq ft with views of Hamilton Harbour or the Garden.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

32.2908 -64.7932
Area served
Hamilton, Southampton, Bermuda
Nearby airports
Bermuda Int'l Airport (BDA): Estimate driving time to The Fairmont Hamilton Princess is 35 minutes and distance is 12 miles.
Area description
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, often referred to as Bermuda's Hotel, is located in the centre of Bermuda's Shopping and entertainment district within easy access to Bermuda's best restaurants and nightlife. This landmark hotel offers two beautiful pools with spectacular views of Hamilton Harbour. On a stroll through the historic streets, take time to explore the many galleries, cultural centers and museums. Don't miss the chance to go for a dive and observe the island's marine life in its natural habitat - or enjoy it in a less exhausting way with a visit to the Aquarium and Underwater Exploration Institute, or even from the safety of a glass-bottomed boat. Complimentary ferry service daily to The Fairmont Southampton where guest enjoy full exchange privileges. Needless to say, everything is possible in Bermuda.

Nearby points of interest

  • Smith's Parish: 3.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our facilities include a host of conference rooms, which can accommodate meetings, receptions and banquets for groups of 20 to 300 persons. Outside terraces, patios and gardens host as many as 500 people in the beautiful setting of a peaceful paradise.

Dining

H.P.'s Coffee Shop
Pick up a cappuccino and home-baked pastry from our coffee shop featuring Seattle's Best coffee. Located on the lobby level, our coffee shop offers a tempting selection of pastries and sandwiches from the Princess Oven with your choice of beverage.
1609 Bar and Restaurant
Our newest addition, 1609 is an open-air casual dining experience overlooking Hamilton Harbour. Celebrating the storm and wreck that brought the Islands first residents, at 1609, relax and enjoy a taste of Bermudas finest cocktails and fresh, authentic cuisine. Located on the marina, 1609 is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
The Heritage Court
Open daily, find a meal at almost any time of the day. Located just off the lobby, the Heritage Court Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a late night menu. Each afternoon, our award-winning tea service is available serving the finest teas, pastries, and sandwiches. Every Saturday and Sunday evening, enjoy live music alongside an extensive collection of rums, single malt whiskeys, wines, and champagnes by the glass.
Harley's Restaurant
Serving a variety of island-inspired and continental cuisine, Harleys Restaurant is the perfect place for a hearty breakfast, casual lunch, special dinner, or traditional Bermuda brunch. Harleys casual dining experience is available daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (158)

Ratings and reviews for The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
158 out of 158
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The tourist
Business
Maryland, USA
Sep 8, 2011

Fantastic getaway

Our recent trip to Bermuda was fantastic! Our first time visiting the island and were pleasantly surprised to see it's beauty. The hotel staff was extraordinary. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a pleasant stay. The hotel could use a sprucing up in the rooms, however.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Not Applicable

Most of the shops were closed by 6:00 o'clock. Perhaps because we were there during the weekend and a holiday.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Remi
Business
New York, NY, USA
Sep 1, 2011

World class service and ultimate relaxation

Everything from the gorgeous harbor location to the warm locals makes the Fairmont Hamilton Princess a truly royal stay. Helpful staff (kindly moved our bags into harbor-side rooms after they were unavailable the first night). Few of the exciting amenities: miniature putting course, salt and freshwater pools, and entertaining events every day of the week to unwind at the hotel. Toughest part was leaving back to the rush of real life!! Also, affiliation with the Southampton property made beach access a breeze. Hop on the ferry, rent a scooter (highly recommend), and all you need is your bathing suit. Fairmont will happily provide beach towels with a room key and charge any drinks to your hotel tab. One interesting practice asking me to sign a check for the full amount of breakfast ($30+gratuities) every morning only to be reduced afterward as part of the complimentary plan. Descently tasty, just archaic business practice. Plenty of hotel guests were left wondering about the charges. Luckily everything was fairly accounted for and discounted at checkout. Overall, highly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

If not already a member, sign up in advance for the complimentary Fairmont President's Club. Member perks include fresh workout clothes every morning, preferential room selection, and free wifi (otherwise $15 a night)!

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Review of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bermuda Newbie
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 13, 2011

Perfect hotel for Bermuda getaway

Loved everything about this hotel. Beautiful room in newer Bermudiana wing. Friendly staff. Ten minute walk to the restaurants and shops on Front Street. Took the ferry/trolley to the beautiful private beach at the Southampton Princess (pleasant 30 minute ferry ride, 10 minute trolley). Plenty of covered lounge chairs, excellent drink/food service, plus beach cafe, sundries shop, and clean restrooms/showers. Lovely protected beach with soft sand and gentle waves. Offshore, huge boulders that the more adventurous climbed and jumped from. Delicious breakfast buffet at Harleys (with omelette station on weekends) and good lunch menu at beach/pool. Room was beautifully appointed with very comfortable bed and Bermuda-themed artwork. Marble bathroom was gorgeous, with smooth pebbles on shower floor, and rain head shower. Two nice pools (the saltwater one by the Bermudiana House was quieter). Meticulous landscaping was the crowning touch of this excellent jewel of a property.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The Princess Hamilton offers an airport shuttle for just $10/person

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Review of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Salem, NH
Aug 11, 2011

Stately,Historic Hotel in Handy Location

We had a great time in this historic and well kept hotel. Our only criticism was the wait time for our room and the 6:00 a.m. fire alarm and announcement(3x). The ferry ride to the Southhampton Princess is good but used to be more frequent with a bar service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Use the bus/ferry day passes to see the island.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bermuda Babe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Business
Pennsylvania
Aug 2, 2011

Completely Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our stay at your facility was fabulous. The harbor view from our room was gorgeous. The employees were friendly and courteous. We stayed in room 768 and our maid [...] who serviced the room refrigerator attended to our needs daily. We loved the beaches and the downtown shops! I will certainly make another trip back to your beautiful island.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

You don't have to rent a scooter to go shopping. Everything is certainly within walking distance.

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Review of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RLR Golf
Business
Wheeling WV
Jul 31, 2011

They make you feel at home

Hotel is close to town, easy walk to dining, shopping and watefront activities. Every employee goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome and "home away from home".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Buzz restaurant just down the street will save you money on breakfast or a quick lunch.

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Review of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Antonio, TX
Jul 27, 2011

Wonderful trip!

We had a wonderful stay at the Hamilton Princess. All the buses run out of Hamilton making it very convenient to get wherever we wanted to go for the day. Our hotel room was clean and comfortable with a lovely balcony looking out on the water. The employees were friendly, and the food was good, but not cheap. We enjoyed having the option of both a freshwater and a salt water pool. Can't wait to go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
Jul 27, 2011

romantic getaway

we relaxed and although there was no sun to speak of we had a restful enjoyable time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

was very expensive

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Review of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
PA
Jul 22, 2011

excellent,classy

excellent all around

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Jul 14, 2011

Great location

A great hotel for the price. It was close to everything. The ferry was an added bonus. It took you to the sister hotel, which you were then able to utilize the beach and pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Some of the best places to eat were in the city of Hamilton. Portofino had great Italian food while Hog Penny had an amazing burger!

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