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Friendly Kingston budget hotel with good Wi-Fi, comfy beds and well-liked free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to downtown, shopping and Queen's University
  • Several guests were pleased with the hotel's value and reasonable rates
  • The hotel's staff were found to be friendly and helpful by several reviewers
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn decor and old furniture in their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 24, 2015
Overview
Located about a 4-minute drive from Kingston's city centre and a 5-minute drive from Highway 401, the Econo Lodge City Centre is popular with travellers who require an economical and central hotel close to highway access. It is also a good choice for travellers who like to dine on site, as it offers free breakfast and features a restaurant.

This pet-free hotel has 46 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering one king or two queen beds, free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Mini-fridges and microwaves are available upon request, and non-smoking rooms are available.


Hotel amenities include meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Manhattan Bar and Grill is located on the premises and serves lunch and dinner daily. The hotel does not offer wheelchair accessibility.

The Royal Military College is approximately a 10-minute drive eastward, while Cataraqui Centre, a shopping mall, is an 8-minute drive northwest of the hotel. Queen's University can be found about a 5-minute drive southeastward, and Kingston Airport (YGK) is a 12-minute drive west of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's location, value and staff.

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be central, as well as close to downtown, Queen's University, shopping, restaurants and a drug store.

Several guests were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as cheap, reasonable and inexpensive. It was also mentioned by a few reviewers that the hotel provided good value for the money.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by lodgers. They were characterized as helpful, attentive and friendly.
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The Bad
While the majority of critiques consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

While the majority of guests found their rooms to be clean with very comfortable beds, some reviewers had complaints about their rooms. They reported worn decor, old TVs and furniture, small-sized rooms and strong cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms. 

Noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms was reported by a couple of lodgers.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.4 out of 5 with a 73% recommendation rate from 100 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #23 out of 37 Kingston hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 43 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.4 out of 10 from 37 reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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19 / out of 24
hotels in Kingston

Rated 6.1/10 based on 814 reviews

Ranked #19 out of 24 hotels in Kingston

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Map Marker Econo Lodge City Centre
840 Princess Street, Kingston, ON