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BEST WESTERN PLUS Fireside Inn

8.7 | Very Good | #4 out of 23 hotels in Kingston
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Well-liked west Kingston hotel with cozy rooms, fantasy and hot tub suites and good dining

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Review
Updated Jun 4, 2017
Overview
This hotel is located 5 minutes from Hwy 401 with Food Basics next door and big box shopping and restaurants a 9-minute walk away. Downtown Kingston is a 10-minute drive.

The hotel offers 76 smoke-free rooms on 2 floors with no elevator access.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 37” flat screen TV with cable and movie channels, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, dataports, a loveseat, an electric fireplace, a safe, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, and air conditioning.

Some rooms include free wired Internet, 2 or 3 levels, a separate bedroom, a living room, 2 TVs, a DVD player, a sauna, a 2-person hot tub and bathrobes. Fantasy themed suites must be booked directly with the hotel.

Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed.

Free parking is available on site with cold weather hook-ups.

A free 24-hour airport shuttle operates on demand. Call the hotel to make arrangements from the airport.

Pets are welcome (2 dogs less than 80 lbs each) for $20 per room, per night to a maximum of $100 per week.

A free hot breakfast is served weekdays from 6:30 am to 10 am and weekends from 7 am to 11 am.

Restaurants on site: 
Bistro Stefan’s offers dinner Monday to Saturday. 
Tom’s Place pub offers lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday and dinner on Sunday. 
No room service but guests can place an order for pick up at Tom's Place.

Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool with patio, a fitness room, a business centre, dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk, and meeting rooms.

What’s nearby? Cataraqui Centre (major mall) and King’s Crossing Fashion Outlet are each an 8-minute drive. Fort Henry National Historic Site is a 16-minute drive. Queens University is 7 minutes and Royal Military College is 13 minutes by car. Kingston Airport (YGK) is a 12-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel May 19, 2017: breakfast times, shuttle information
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The Good
Guests enjoyed their stay at this hotel.

Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfy beds and an inviting and cozy ambiance. Guests also liked having live plants and a small bookcase in the room.

Guests found the location quiet and convenient to Hwy 401, a grocery store next door, the train station and outlet and antique shopping.

Staff were liked and described as prompt, courteous and very helpful.

Guests liked the breakfast. They found it substantial, plentiful and with lots of selection and above average in quality. They highlighted quiche, good coffee and fluffy waffles.

The restaurants were well liked for offering delicious food, good prices and friendly staff.

Many planned to return due to the ambiance of the rooms, the themed suites, the good dining on site and the good value they perceived.

Guests also liked: a choice of 2 restaurants for dinner, cream and milk was stored in the room’s mini-fridge for coffee and tea, nicely renovated bathrooms and a clean and inviting outdoor pool.

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The Bad
Some guests offered a little negative feedback.

Recent room complaints were: dated furniture, room too warm and difficult to regulate, and fireplace just for looks (gave no heat).

Noise disturbance was mentioned on occasion. Guests cited the entrance, neighbouring rooms, children in the hallway, in-room heaters and air conditioners.

Other comments found were: lighting in restaurant too dim, not much in walking distance, a small gym, no lobby to relax in, parking lot was icy, and food at buffet could have been a little hotter.

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Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 453 reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 out of 37 Kingston hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 865 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 743 reviews.

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Rated by Guests
8.7 / out of 10
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4 / out of 23
hotels in Kingston

The average guest rating for BEST WESTERN PLUS Fireside Inn is 8.7 out of 10 based on 2941 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks BEST WESTERN PLUS Fireside Inn at #4 out of 23 hotels in Kingston.

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1217 Princess Street, Kingston, ON