History of The Grand Central Hotel
|OPENING AND CLOSING
Monday - Thursday 9am - 12am
Friday 9am - 1am
Saturday 9am - 2am
Sunday 11am - 11pm
Monday - Sunday
12pm - 2pm
6pm - 8:30pm
The Grand Central Hotel is the oldest surviving hotel in Hamilton.
Originally the Criterion Hotel, built in 1865 and had a variety of licensees.
In 1890 it was owned and operated by Timothy O'Farrell.
In 1920 it was owned by E.H.Patterson. Patterson, a bricklayer by trade came to
Hamilton to set up his own construction business. He became one of Hamilton's leading
townsmen, being a councilor and a substantial property owner.
In 1921 Patterson commissioned Frank Hammond, the then town engineer, and a
notable architect, to draw up plans, and the old hotel was remodeled and emerged as
The Grand Central Hotel.
In 1938 it was remodeled again, and has since had another face lift which altered the
doors and placed awnings above them.
As of today it now has a more modern look and is a very fun and family friendly
environment. It is currently owned and managed by David & Garry Lewis.
Proud sponsor of the Hamilton
Kangaroos Football Netball Club
141 Gray St, Hamilton,