No hotels are in the city now, although one has long been planned. They included the American Hotel and Canadian Hotel - when the city had a thriving trade of agricultural produce shipped weekly from its port.
Later, there was the large Hamilton Hotel, where the City Hall and its Car Park are now.
In every way, he was a very good, capable, honest, efficient and trustworthy bachelor Governor.
It is not well known, even by locals, that the city motto "Hamilton Sparsa Collegit" - as shown on the commemorative coin above -is not directly about the city but about how Governor "Hamilton had brought together the scattered." Later, he was Governor of the much bigger (more than ten times the size) but less populated Caribbean island of Dominica in the Leeward Islands (not to be confused with the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic).
Also, it is superb as a place to watch the annual illuminated boat parade, every December just before Christmas. This almost led to war between the US & UK and was a basis for the defence of the slaves from the Amistad. It is nice for a picnic, with seating in a waterside garden setting. There is access for the healthy and those in wheelchairs, via an incline.
A small train and its carriages - on wheels not a track - takes fare paying passengers via a stop here to the City Hall and various other vantage points for visitors nearby. On January 7, 2014 it amalgamated with and on April 22, 2014 changed its name. But to avoid a busiest times of the main road, pick an evening before dark or a weekend.
With his former military prowess, he led the British forces and local militia and aborted the attempts.
(For further details about Governor Henry Hamilton, see the Bermuda Historical Quarterly, Autumn Quarter 1964).
The Hamilton Princess Hotel in Pembroke Parish and a number of smaller properties are within walking distance for those who are able to do so.He soon acquired a notorious reputation from American historians of the time as the "Hair Buyer of Detroit") for helping British financed Indians scalp rebel Americans on the frontiers.In February 1779, he was one of the many of the King's 8th Regiment captured by the Americans at Vincennes in the famous expedition led by George Rogers Clark and was sent in chains to Williamsburg, Virginia.In Bermuda and Dominica, the largest of the British Caribbean territories, he was very much a diplomat.In Dominica, most of the inhabitants there regarded him as the savior from the French who several times tried uprisings.British Lieutenant Governor and then full Governor here from 1788 to 1794 and got this municipality started. His commission also authorized him to act as full Governor in case of death or absence of Governor in Chief and Captain General William Browne (a British Loyalist born in Massachusetts, USA), who left Bermuda on October 27, 1788, never to return, although he was technically still Governor of Bermuda more than a year later.It was not until January 1, 1790 that Hamilton officially became full Governor of Bermuda.(It is not clear whether she had any children but the Colonial Society of Massachusetts newsletter number 336 of March 1902 says Governor and Mrs.Hamilton had one child, Mary Anne Pierpoint, who died unmarried on December 12, 1871).His great grandfather was Sir Frederick Hamilton, Baron Paisley and Governor of Ulster, a position which necessitated a change of residence from Scotland to Ireland for the family and resulted in Henry's birth a century later.Henry's grandfather, Gustavus Hamilton, had a distinguished military career, was raised to the King's Privy Council and became Viscount Boyne in the Irish peerage.