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The Kingston Hotel Bed & Breakfast

7.8 | Good
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Downtown Vancouver hotel with free basic breakfast, good rates, clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • Many guests praised the hotel's downtown locale and proximity to restaurants and public transit
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by numerous reviewers
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's reasonable rates
Cons
  • No on-site parking
  • A few lodgers reported the free breakfast was too simple and lacked variety
  • Noise transfer and small rooms/beds were reported by a few guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 20, 2013
Overview
Located about a 5-minute walk from the Granville SkyTrain Station and a 6-minute drive from Vancouver's city centre, The Kingston Hotel Bed & Breakfast is suitable for travellers who prefer centrally located, bed and breakfast-style accommodations with a sauna, a free breakfast and easy access to public transit.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, a desk, a bathrobe and slippers for each guest, a phone and a shared or private bathroom. Rooms with a shared bathroom also have an in-room sink. Hair dryer and irons and ironing boards are available upon request and the hotel has an elevator.

Hotel amenities include a sauna, a computer station, laundry facilities, a free continental breakfast and on-site dining at Kingston Taphouse, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Public parking is available nearby for $22 per day and pets are not permitted.

Stanley Park is roughly a 6-minute drive from the hotel, while Canada Place can be found 4 minutes away by car. The Vancouver Aquarium is about a 9-minute drive away and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 20-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $22/night, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: December 14, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and rates.

Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's location, finding it close to public transit, downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, the airport, Granville St., nightlife, Gastown, Yaletown, restaurants, shopping and the harbour. One patron noted, "Its location is its key attraction... with its access to all forms of transportation on the doorstep and in a pleasant neighbourhood".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by many lodgers. They described their rooms as clean, well maintained, quiet, well appointed and nicely decorated, with comfortable beds. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

Several guests were pleased with the hotel's rates. They describe them as reasonable, budget friendly and "one of the best prices you can get in downtown Vancouver".
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the breakfast and the rooms.

A few reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as simple, basic and poor, with a lack of variety and a small breakfast room.

Although many guests were pleased with their clean and well-maintained rooms, a few lodgers criticized their accommodations. They reported small-sized rooms and beds and noise during the day from construction sites on either side of the hotel. 
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 201 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 190 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #53 of 97 Vancouver hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 152 reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 14, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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