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.

Our Editor's Top 6 Picks

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Book from ~$85 CAD
Clean and comfortable motel with good rates, off Hwy 401 and 14 minutes to Kingston
Motel 6 is my pick for best budget hotel in Kingston 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 superb motel with very clean, modern 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 ~$165 CAD
Budget-friendly and clean Kingston motel with outdoor pool and well equipped rooms
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 ~$219 CAD
Well-liked west Kingston hotel with cozy rooms, fantasy and jacuzzi suites and good dining
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 ~$196 CAD
Highly praised north Kingston hotel with indoor pool and suites with kitchenette & jacuzzi
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 ~$161 CAD
Highly praised north Kingston hotel with restaurant and indoor pool with waterslide
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 ~$222 CAD
Renovated rooms on Kingston harbour with beautiful views, in a prime downtown location

The 4 Most Frequently Booked Hotels in Kingston

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Book from ~$120 CAD
Just off Highway 401, Denny's on site, good staff and rates, mixed room reviews
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Book from ~$153 CAD
Just off Highway 401, free breakfast, great staff, free Wi-Fi
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Book from ~$130 CAD
Dated but pet-friendly Kingston hotel with kitchen and jacuzzi suites and free breakfast
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Book from ~$112 CAD
Comfortable rooms, say guests, close to the 401 and shopping

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.