an wood chair in the front lawn

OUR INNHamilton’s Most Iconic Hotel

With a history woven into that of Hamilton’s own, it’s no surprise that Colgate Inn serves as an exemplary symbol of the Village of Hamilton. Our central location, locally inspired decor, and strong connection to Colgate University maintain our status as an important village landmark and meeting place.

Hotel Amenities

  • 24-hr front desk
  • Access to
    Colgate University’s
    fitness facility
  • Car charging
    station
  • Meeting &
    event space
  • Pet-friendly

Our History

The Colgate Inn was built in 1925, replacing Hamilton’s first hotel, Park House, which had stood on the same site for over a century. Years later, Colgate University recognized the need for a truly excellent local inn and undertook a major reservation of the property. Today, the Inn continues to act as the symbolic front door to the University.

the front of the colgate inn property

Our Timeline

1804

Built by Elisha Payne, The Park House opened its doors at the intersection of Broad and Lebanon Streets. It stood for over a century, surviving the Great Fire of 1895 that greatly damaged the town of Hamilton.

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1925

The Dutch-colonial style Colgate Inn was opened in the center of the historic village of Hamilton, replacing the Park House.

1973

Under the direction of Colgate University, Colgate Inn was purchased by Colgate Inn LLC. The hotel has been a fundamental part of the town, providing a true Hamilton experience for guests of the University.

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2003

The Tap Room, formerly known as The Payne Street Corner and the Salmagundi Bar & Restaurant, was renovated to provide top-notch hospitality to guests and the community.

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2010

The hotel underwent a complete renovation, including guest rooms, dining and banquet spaces, The Tavern, the patio area, and our meeting rooms.

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2014

The parlor, meeting spaces, and lobby received a massive renovation in order to paint a welcoming and lasting first impression to guests of the hotel.