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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
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 5, 2014
The Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel is one of only a few waterfront hotels in downtown Kingston. Well suited for both business and leisure travellers, this property is within a 15-minute walk of several downtown destinations, including the Rogers K-Rock Centre and Queens University.

All rooms are smoke free and include a 42" flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, iHome Audio System, a desk and ergonomic chair, Internet and connectivity docks at desk level, Philosophy brand toiletries, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Select rooms are equipped with a glass-enclosed spa shower (and no tub) and/or a sofabed, while suites also include fireplace. Every room at this hotel provides views of the water.

Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet are available throughout the hotel. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $35 per pet, per stay. There is a limit of two pets per guest room, however. 

Indoor parking is available on site for an additional fee of $18 per night.

The on-site restaurant, Aqua Terra, is open daily from 6:30 am and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available during restaurant hours. The restaurant also features views of Lake Ontario.

Other on-site amenities include a rooftop indoor pool and hot tub, guest laundry facilities, dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business centre, meeting space, safe deposit boxes and a 24-hour front desk.

This hotel is adjacent to the pedestrian-only Waterfront Pathway (Rideau Trail) and is a 2-minute walk from Battery Park, which overlooks the water. The Pump House Steam Museum is 7 minutes away on foot, while the Kingston-Wolf Island ferry terminal is about a 10-minute walk away.

Access to Highway 2 is a 1-minute drive away, while the Royal Military College of Canada is 4 minutes away by car. The Kingston Centre shopping mall is an 8-minute drive away, while the Cataraqui Centre, a major mall, is about a 15-minute drive away. 

Kingston train station is 11 minutes away by car. Highway 401 is a 15-minute drive away, while the nearest airport, Ottawa International Airport (YOW), is about 2 hours away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on August 11, 2014: All property details.
The Good
Many of the reviews used for this analysis were overwhelmingly positive. In general, guests described enjoyable overall experiences and seemed happy about choosing this hotel for their stay in Kingston.

The staff were complimented by many guests for their friendly and helpful service.

Many reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing the waterfront and for walking to downtown destinations.

Many guests agreed that the rooms were well appointed with modern furnishings. Several reviewers said that their rooms were spacious, while several others noted that the beds were comfortable. Several guests stated that their rooms were clean, while a few reviewers found their rooms quiet.

Several reviewers were happy with the views of the water from their rooms and some of the public spaces of the hotel.

A few reviewers enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub.

A few guests enjoyed the food service at the on-site restaurant, one guest exclaiming that it was exquisite and affordable, while a couple of other reviewers praised the views of the water from the restaurant.
The Bad
Nothing seemed to go wrong for guests who stayed at this hotel and many reviews contained only positive comments. 

However, a few guests noted an area of the hotel that could be improved. These guests said that the on-site parking facility offered tight access and parking spaces that were too tight. Guests said the spaces would be difficult for larger pick-up trucks and vans.

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Sources gave this hotel an average score of 4.4 out of 5, with 97% of guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #5 out of 36 hotels in Kingston, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 131 reviews.

The author called the hotel on August 11, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Very Good

Rated 8.6/10 based on 491 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 23 hotels in Kingston

Map Marker Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel
1 Johnson Street, Kingston, ON