Editor's Top 5 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$176 
Well-liked west Kingston hotel with cozy rooms, fantasy and hot tub suites and good dining
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, 24-hr airport shuttle, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, cozy and well maintained with comfy beds
  • Location convenient to the highway and area attractions by car and some restaurants and shops in walking distance
  • Staff were prompt, courteous and very helpful
  • Restaurants and free breakfast was well liked by guests
  • Guests often liked the atmosphere, quaint decor and value of this hotel
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • Some considered the hotel and room decor dated
  • On occasion some were disturbed by noise from within the hotel
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Book from ~C$192 
Highly praised north Kingston hotel with restaurant and indoor pool with waterslide
  • Free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, free parking
  • Close to the 401, shopping and restaurants, according to guests
  • Clean, nicely decorated rooms, according to guests
  • Friendly, accommodating staff, according to guests
  • Some guests thought the food in the on-site restaurant was expensive
  • A couple of guests thought the pool was small, and that the waterslide hours were restrictive
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Book from ~C$132 
Budget-friendly and clean Kingston motel with outdoor pool and well equipped rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet, free parking
  • Free continental breakfast is offered from October to May only
  • Many guests liked their spacious, clean and comfortable rooms
  • The staff were complimented by guests for their politeness and friendliness
  • Several guests liked the location for being a short drive to downtown Kingston
  • Some guests highlighted the good value they received for the price
  • A couple of guests thought the breakfast lacked variety and the breakfast area was small and in an awkward area
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Book from ~C$258 
Renovated rooms on Kingston harbour with beautiful views, in a prime downtown location
  • Free Wi-Fi and free wired Internet
  • Many guests found the hotel well located for accessing downtown destinations and the waterfront
  • Many reviewers said that their rooms were well appointed with modern furnishings
  • Guests said the staff were welcoming, helpful and courteous
  • Several reviewers found the beds comfortable
  • A few guests enjoyed the indoor pool area
  • Many guests were pleased with views from their room and some of the hotel's public spaces
  • Several guests complained about small parking spaces and the additional parking fees ($18) per night
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Book from ~C$186 
Highly praised north Kingston hotel with indoor pool and suites with kitchenette & jacuzzi
  • Free Wi-Fi, free hot buffet breakfast, free parking
  • Clean, modern, large rooms, according to guests
  • Professional, helpful staff, according to guests
  • Convenient location, close to Hwy 401, outlet shopping and restaurants, according to guests
  • Noisy air conditioning units, according to guests
  • Some guests complained of dim lighting in the rooms

7 Other Hotels Close to Queen's University

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$173 
Historic inn within 10-minute walking distance to downtown Kingston and waterfront
This historic inn is on a residential street near downtown Kingston and is a 2-minute drive or 8-minute walk from campus.
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Spacious, nicely decorated rooms, according to guests
  • Guests liked the hotel's proximity to Queen's University and downtown Kingston
  • Good customer service, according to guests
  • A couple of guests felt that the exterior of the hotel was aging
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Book from ~C$266 
Highly praised all-suite Kingston hotel on harbour with full kitchens, indoor pool & jacuzzi 
Situated on the waterfront and within walking distance of a number of tourist attractions, including Market Square and Ontario Street, this Residence Inn is an approximate 5-minute drive, or 17-minute walk from Queen's.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, evening socials 3 nights per week,
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
  • Guests found the staff to provide excellent service
  • Central to shops, restaurants and attractions with scenic waterfront views
  • Poorly designed bathrooms, according to a few guests
  • Parking is $18 per night
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Book from ~C$142 
Well-liked downtown Kingston hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, and pet-friendly rooms
Around the corner from City Hall in downtown Kingston, this Four Points Hotel is within walking distance of a number of attractions and is a 5-minute drive or 18-minute walk from Queen's.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, coffee and cookies in the lobby, local calls, bottled water
  • Many found clean rooms with very comfortable beds
  • Prime downtown location, close to restaurants, shopping and attractions
  • Staff professional and helpful said guests
  • Hotel restaurant very well liked by guests
  • Many happy to have secure underground parking
  • Underground parking is $16 per night
  • Some guests felt the rooms needed a facelift and were a little tired
  • Some felt the hotel was expensive (with no free breakfast and parking)
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Book from ~C$129 
Guests praised the scenic waterfront location of this hotel
Situated on Ontario Street, among a number of dining and shopping options, the Confederation Place Hotel is within walking distance of the waterfront (under 1 minute) and is a 5-minute drive or approximate 20-minute walk from the university campus.
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast
  • Guests liked the scenic waterfront location
  • Excellent staff throughout the hotel, according to guests
  • Aging hotel in need of updating, according to guests
  • Guests found the limited on-site parking inconvenient and expensive
  • Some guests found the lack of air conditioning in the hallways uncomfortable
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Book from ~C$189 
Near the waterfront, friendly staff, clean rooms, but said to be a bit pricey
Overlooking the waterfront, surrounded by restaurants and shops, this Holiday Inn is an approximate 7-minute drive or 25-minute walk from the university.
  • Numerous guests liked being near the waterfront
  • Many guests liked the views from the hotel
  • Guests often called the staff friendly
  • Several guests thought that the hotel was clean and/or comfortable
  • Free Internet, free local calls, and an indoor pool
  • Many guests thought that the hotel was expensive
  • Several guests thought that the parking should have been free
  • Some guests thought the hotel was on the older side
  • Breakfast and parking both cost extra
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Book from ~C$91 
Older Kingston walk-up motel with outdoor pool, free parking and free basic breakfast
Northeast of downtown Kingston (5-minute drive or 20-minute walk), this Howard Johnson is on a commercial stretch of the major road, Princess Street. Queen's University is a 4-minute drive, or 20-minute walk away.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were clean with comfortable beds according to several guests
  • Staff were courteous and helpful said guests
  • Location was convenient to downtown, the waterfront, the K-Rock Centre and restaurants in walking distance
  • Guests liked the lower room rates
  • Guests liked the Don Cherry's restaurant next door
  • No elevator
  • Many guests complained of loud AC units
  • The free breakfast was too basic and guests often did not like seeing it set up prior to breakfast time in the lobby
  • Wi-Fi was spotty and difficult to connect to for several guests
  • A few guests found stained carpets during their stay
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Book from ~C$80 
Friendly Kingston budget hotel with good Wi-Fi, comfy beds and well-liked free breakfast
An economical option northwest of Kingston's downtown (5-minute drive or 20-minute walk), this Econo Lodge is on a main road just a 5-minute drive or 25-minute walk from Queen's University.
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to downtown, shopping and Queen's University
  • Several guests were pleased with the hotel's value and reasonable rates
  • The hotel's staff were found to be friendly and helpful by several reviewers
  • Some guests reported worn decor and old furniture in their rooms

Tips For Staying Near Queen's University

On the shores of Lake Ontario in Kingston, Queen's University is a historic school with 10 faculties of study across a sprawling 99 acres of land surrounded by parks and residential neighbourhoods.
Getting Around
An interactive campus map is available on their website in order to help visitors easily orient themselves. 

A number of campus tours are operated throughout the year, which are great whether you're a prospective student or parent, or looking to explore the Arboretum, sculptures or Agnes Etherington Art Gallery. A number of viewbooks are also available online with more information for prospective students.

A couple of bike service and retail locations can be found on campus that provide reconditioned bike sales and inexpensive repairs. More information on cycling infrastructure can be found on the City of Kingston website.

Queen's University, in partnership with the City of Kingston, has rolled out a TransPass program where students can opt-in to receive a discounted monthly bus pass. Regular, adult fares are $2.75 and an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $7.25. More fare and route information is available on their website.

Downtown Kingston is a 4-minute drive, or 17-minute walk away, while Highway 2 is a 4-minute drive away and the Macdonald Cartier Freeway, Highway 401, is an 11-minute drive. 

Kingston is situated between two major city centres, and the nearest international airports are the Ottawa International Airport (YOW) at an approximate 2-hour drive away, while Toronto's Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is a 2-hour, 45-minute drive away.
Visitor parking is available in the underground garage at University and Stuart, as well as at the Queen's Centre Underground Garage off of Division Street. There are also some pay-and-display lots. 
The Agness Etherington Art Centre is part art gallery, part museum. It is open throughout the year and is free for students and faculty. 

A full list of bars, performing arts troupes and entertainment options can be found on their website.
Queen's has three dining halls and 16 retail food outlets spread throughout the campus. All eateries offer vegetarian and healthy options. For a full list of restaurants available on campus, visit their website.
A number of bookstores, tuck shops and pharmacies are located on campus. A full list and their locations can be found on the school's website.