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Pet-friendly Kingston hotel with indoor pool, jacuzzi suites and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to the highway and shopping
  • Several guests found the rates to be reasonable
  • The free breakfast was complimented for its quality and choice by several reviewers
Cons
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
  • A few guests mentioned worn decor and linens in their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 25, 2015
Overview
Located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Highway 401 on-ramp and a 10-minute drive from Kingston's downtown, the First Canada Inns Kingston is suited to travellers who require a hotel with highway access.

This non-smoking hotel has 80 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one king or two queen beds, while wheelchair-accessible rooms and rooms with a bathrobe for each guest are also available. Some rooms have a jetted tub.

Hotel amenities include an indoor salt water pool and hot tub, fitness facilities, a playground, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry facilities, vending machines, a free continental breakfast and free parking. There are also BBQs and picnic tables on the grounds. The hotel also houses the on-site licensed Limestone's Lounge, which has billiards. Pets are permitted free of charge. Free brewed coffee is available in the lobby 24 hours a day.

Public transportation access is less than 1 minute away on foot. East Side Mario's is a 1-minute walk westward, while Queen's University is about an 11-minute drive south of the hotel. Shopping can be found roughly 11 minutes away by car at Cataraqui Centre, and Kingston Airport (YGK) is an 18-minute drive southwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay free, wheelchair accessible. (Call date: May 13, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, value and breakfast.

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be easily accessible, as well as close to the highway, restaurants, shopping, a supermarket and a drug store.

Several reviewers described the rates as reasonable and excellent, and found the hotel to provide good value.

Several guests praised the hotel's breakfast, and described it as well stocked and very good, with great coffee. One lodger stated, "The breakfast was everything you would need, toast, bagels, muffins, yogurt, boiled eggs, fruit cocktail, cereals and more".

The hotel's staff were also praised, and characterized as accommodating, friendly and attentive by several reviewers.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.

A few guests reported loud in-room air conditioning units, as well as noise from guests in adjacent rooms and in the hallways. Noise in rooms situated by the lobby was also mentioned, and one guest complained of a dog barking.

While the majority of reviewers found their rooms to be clean and spacious, a few guests had complaints about their rooms. They reported over-used and threadbare towels and linens, as well as worn decor, stained carpets and a poor Wi-Fi signal.
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Show Sources
Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.5 out of 10 from 179 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #22 out of 37 Kingston hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 94 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.4 out of 5 with an 85% recommendation rate from 89 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 13, 2013 to verify some information.
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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hotels in Kingston

Rated 6.0/10 based on 843 reviews

Ranked #22 out of 24 hotels in Kingston

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Map Marker First Canada Inns
1 First Canada Court, Kingston, ON