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Well-liked west Kingston hotel with cozy rooms, fantasy and jacuzzi suites and good dining

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • A couple of guests thought the hotel was dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 9, 2014
Overview
The Best Western Inn Plus Fireside Inn is located on the north side of Princess Street west of Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard in Kingston, Ontario.

There are 76 air conditioned guest rooms at the pet friendly and non-smoking hotel. Room amenities include free high speed Internet, electric fireplaces, coffee makers, televisions with cable and movie channels, mini-fridges, irons with ironing boards, in-room safes, and clock radios. The Best Western Plus Fireside Inn also has 13 suites all of which feature a double whirlpool bath. The fantasy suites offer special decor and some are two stories.

Facilities at the hotel include a business centre, a fitness centre, meeting rooms, and two restaurants. The Bistro Steakhouse restaurant is meant for dining while the Tom’s Place pub is more for lounging and relaxation. The property is two stories tall and does not have an elevator. The hotel also offers an outdoor swimming pool with food and beverage service on the deck.

Pets are welcomed (up to 2 dogs and to an 80 lb. weight limit) at $10 per pet, per night to a maximum of $100 per week.


The hotel is 2.8kms from the Kingston rail station, 1.9kms from the Kingston Memorial Centre, and about 3.4kms from Queens University (all distances: Google Maps).

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The Good
Guests who stayed at the Best Western Plus Fireside Inn in Kingston often approved of the hotel. Common compliments for the property either praised the guest rooms, the staff, or the hotel's food/restaurants.

Some of the guests who expressed an approval of the guest rooms explicitly said that they were great. The pleasant ambiance of the rooms seemed to impress many guests, some of which referenced the electric fireplace and said that they were a nice added touch. Guests generally thought that the rooms were clean and some guests thought that they were large or spacious. Additionally, the rooms were often described as comfortable and multiple guests specifically said they found the beds comfortable.

Guests who commented on the hotel staff typically thought that they were accommodating. The employees were commonly described as welcoming or were recognized for providing "excellent" service.

The food and the restaurants at the hotel also met or exceeded guest expectations. Several guests either approved of the quality of the food or they mentioned that they enjoyed the service at the restaurant. Multiple guests enjoyed spending time in the Tom's Place pub and said that they liked the atmosphere or ambiance.
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The Bad
Guests concerns were fairly limited for this property but there were some complaints about the perceived age of the rooms.

While many guests liked their rooms, a couple of guests thought that they seemed old or dated.

Occasionally a guest would complain about the front desk staff's attitude and service.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked the hotel 13th of 35 properties and the site had 76 reviews.

Booking.com guest ratings averaged to 8.0 points out of 10 and the site had 13 reviews.

Hotels.com guest ratings averaged to 4.0 points out of 5 and 86% recommended the property.

Expedia.ca guest ratings averaged to 4.2 points out of 5 and 96% recommended the property.
Editor's Analysis by Shane L.
Analyzed by Shane L.
With ample personal travel experience and years of professional hotel work experience, Shane is prepared and determined to help travelers find what they want when booking Canadian hotels.
Guest Reviews
8.6
Very Good
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5 / out of 24
hotels in Kingston

Rated 8.6/10 based on 2348 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 24 hotels in Kingston

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Map Marker BEST WESTERN PLUS Fireside Inn
1217 Princess Street, Kingston, ON