There's a lot of hotels in Kingston, but few are highly rated. I picked hotels that had high ratings and a lower price point.

Editor's Top 7 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$107 CAD
Cheap and cheerful motel near Hwy 401 just outside of Kingston with free Wi-Fi & free parking
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local and long distance calls, dog stays
  • Rooms were very clean, updated and well equipped
  • Location was handy to the highway, Kingston and next door to A&W for quick eats and breakfast
  • Staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful said guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests online
  • Good value at this motel according to many guests
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • Limited front desk hours
  • Balconies face the highway and have no view to speak of
  • A little far from full dining restaurants in Kingston
This is my first choice for a budget motel near Kingston. Some say it’s a gem and I’d have to agree mostly due to the pleasantness of the owners and the quality and comfort of the rooms. Although this is an older 2-storey walk up motel, the owners have refurbished the interior and the rooms are well appointed with very comfortable beds, quality bedding and quality fixtures in the bathrooms. There are nice new windows that open for air, mini-fridges with freezer compartments, microwaves and new TVs with many satellite channels available. The rooms are well cared for and well cleaned by this family-run motel, with good attention to detail. It’s well located too, with a minute’s access to Hwy 401, 12 minutes to downtown Kingston and an A&W and Mac’s convenience store a 2-minute walk, right next door. There is excellent free Wi-Fi and some rooms have a private balcony that catches the afternoon sun.
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Book from ~$89 CAD
Clean and comfortable motel with good rates, off Hwy 401 and 14 minutes to Kingston
  • Free Wi-Fi, free morning coffee, free parking
  • Several reviewers were pleased with their clean and modern rooms
  • The hotel was enjoyed for its easy highway access and proximity to downtown Kingston
  • Efficient and helpful staff, according to guests
  • Many guests praised the hotel's affordable rates
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
  • No in-room coffeemakers and a few plumbing issues were mentioned
Motel 6 is good budget choice near Kingston, suitable for car travellers. It’s 14 minutes out of the city centre, right off the 401 with great highway access and there’s an A&W Restaurant a minute’s drive away. This is a well-run motel with typically clean rooms with modern bedding, and a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge and microwave in each room. There’s a bank of vending machines for a quick drink or snack, free coffee in the morning, free parking and free Wi-Fi.
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Book from ~$100 CAD
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
This mid-range accommodation in Kingston is my pick for offering good value. This is a well-liked motel that guests say is very clean and comfortable, located right on Hwy 2, about 7 minutes from downtown in a quiet and peaceful area. It has a mini-fridge and microwave plus coffeemaker in the room. Besides a lower room rate this motel provides free amenities including parking, Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast making the stay quite reasonable for the budget traveller. Guests have enjoyed the outdoor pool in summertime, another added value to this motel.
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Book from ~$237 CAD
Well-liked west Kingston hotel with cozy rooms, fantasy and jacuzzi suites and good dining
  • Free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast, free parking
  • Guests typically thought that the staff were accommodating
  • Several guests enjoyed the food or restaurant atmosphere
  • Numerous guests liked the electric fireplaces in their rooms
  • Guests liked the location, close to downtown and the university
  • Many guests found the rooms clean, spacious and comfortable
  • Many guests enjoyed the free hot breakfast at this hotel
  • Guests who had tried the fantasy suites raved about them
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • A couple of guests thought the hotel was dated
I picked the Best Western Fireside Inn because it’s a guest favorite for value. Reviews reveal many enjoyed breakfasts, lunches and dinners on site at Tom’s Place for pub fare and at the hotel’s bistro. It has traditional, quality furnishings, comfortable beds, and guests say it’s renovated, very clean and comfortable, with friendly and pleasant staff. Rooms all come with free Wi-Fi, cozy electric fireplaces, mini-fridges and safety deposit boxes. (A full breakfast is included in the room price.)
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Book from ~$247 CAD
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
The popular Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kingston is another great value for Kingston. It’s only an 8-minute drive to the core and so conveniently located near the 401 and good restaurants, not to mention the outlet mall. It provides a nicely decorated and spacious room for a very good room price and throws in free parking and a well-liked breakfast buffet with hot and cold selections. Guests say it’s quiet and well managed, along with being an easy drive to downtown.
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Book from ~$184 CAD
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
The nice and new Courtyard by Marriott in north Kingston offers a clean, large and comfortable room for a good price near to the 401 highway with plenty of free parking. It’s also a short walk to a well-liked shopping centre which provides a cinema along with casual restaurants. Guests enjoyed the up-to-date rooms with walk-in showers and families enjoyed their pool with waterslide (open on the weekends). There is the convenience of on-site dining at the licensed Bistro which offers Starbucks coffee, breakfast and light evening meals with alcoholic beverages.
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Book from ~$214 CAD
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

3 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Kingston

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Book from ~$360 CAD
Just off Highway 401, Denny's on site, good staff and rates, mixed room reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's easy accessibility and proximity to highway access and restaurants
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's professional and efficient staff
  • The hotel's rates were found to be low and reasonable
  • Some reviewers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Noise transfer was reported by some guests during their stay
  • Some lodgers reported worn rooms and musty odours
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$130 CAD
Just off Highway 401, free breakfast, great staff, free Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests complimented the hotel's friendly and accommodating staff
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to the highway by many lodgers
  • The hotel's breakfast was enjoyed by several reviewers
  • Several travellers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
  • A few guests complained of worn rooms, noise transfer and cigarette odours throughout the hotel
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Book from ~$114 CAD
Dated but pet-friendly Kingston hotel with kitchen and jacuzzi suites and free breakfast
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Guests found the staff warm and friendly
  • Guests found the location convenient to Hwy 401, downtown and train station by car
  • Many guests said it was time for renos
  • Guest opinion was mixed regarding the rooms, the breakfast and the value

Tips For Staying In Kingston

Choosing A Hotel in Kingston

Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Downtown Kingston: where you'll find many historic Inns and B&Bs along with over 200 restaurants

Where to Stay in Kingston
Come visit Kingston where you can relax and enjoy a luxurious stay just minutes from Canada's most dangerous and notorious criminals! But don't worry, they are kept safely in a maximum security prison (interestingly, Kingston Penitentiary is actually listed as a National Historic Site of Canada as it was built in the early to mid 1800s and is one of the world's oldest prisons still in use).

Downtown Kingston is a great place for sightseeing and where you can join a walking tour, jump on an old-school trolley or hit the water for a sailing cruise. If you'd prefer to march to the beat of your own drum you can do a self-guided walking tour with the assistance of a downloadable audio file for your iPod. In fact, if you don't have an iPod, The Visitor Information Centre (209 Ontario Street) will lend you one (I'd bring my own headphones though, you don't know where those ear-buds have been...).


Things to see and do in Kingston
Kingston is a great place to visit if you want to learn some Canadian history. It was actually Canada's first capital city and has a rich military history. It is home to 17 different museums as well as Fort Henry (a 19th century military fortress) and the historic Portsmouth Village. Located between Toronto and Montreal, it is also a major port to the world-famous 1000 Island Cruises - an archipelago (officially defined as a bunch-o-islands) that straddles the Canada-U.S. border. It's actually where the name of the salad dressing came from as the mixing of the the St Lawrence River and Lake Ontario turn into a delicious tasting sauce for vegetables.

If you are an avid diver or are really good at holding your breath, Kingston is one of the world's best fresh-water wreck diving areas. There are over 100 wrecks to check out and if you're really bad at sailing you can make a contribution.

Surrounding Area
If you want to do some light travelling while in Kingston, a 30 minute drive east brings you to Gananoque, ON which is another spot to access a 1000 Island Cruise. Apart from being hard to pronounce there are a handful of parks and golf courses available for your outdoor leisure.