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Historic inn within 10-minute walking distance to downtown Kingston and waterfront

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Spacious, nicely decorated rooms, according to guests
  • Guests liked the hotel's proximity to Queen's University and downtown Kingston
  • Good customer service, according to guests
Cons
  • A couple of guests felt that the exterior of the hotel was aging
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 2, 2013
Overview
This hotel is a historic Kingston building furnished with period antiques. It is appealing to guests who favour historic charm with their choice of accommodations.

Each of the rooms at this non-smoking hotel have free Wi-Fi, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Guests have their choice of rooms of various sizes, configurations and bed types. Child guests at this hotel must be 7 or older. Pets are not allowed at this hotel. Long distance service is not available.

Guests with mobility issues should know that there is no elevator available and should request rooms on the ground floor. Some rooms do have a couple of steps up to them, and guests with wheelchairs may find access difficult.

There is no on-site restaurant, but guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily, including pancakes, muffins, fruit and yogurt. Guests are also offered tea and coffee service throughout the day. Free parking for one car per guest is available on site.

This hotel is within walking distance to a number of areas of interest, including Queen's University (less than a 5-minute walk), the boutique shops and restaurants of downtown Kingston and the Kingston waterfront (both less than a 10-minute walk away). Mall shopping is a 15-minute drive away at the Cataraqui Town Centre. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast (call date: March 21, 2013).
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The Good
Most of the reviews used for this analysis were favourable. Guests praised the cleanliness and appearance of the hotel and its location.

Rooms were clean, according to guests. Guests commented favourably on tasteful decor which contributed to the overall pleasant appearance of the rooms. Rooms were described as large, well appointed and bright. A number of guests also commented on well-maintained gardens and grounds around the hotel.

This hotel was located in convenient proximity to Queen's University (less than a 5-minute walk), downtown Kingston (less than a 10-minute walk) and the Kingston waterfront (also less than a 10-minute walk).

According to many guests, staff were friendly, attentive, eager to please and focused on guests' needs.

Several guests enjoyed the quality of the food served at the complimentary breakfast, and said that food was fresh and plentiful. Guests commented favourably about things like blueberry pancakes, cereal, fruit and muffins.

There were some additional comments from guests who felt that they had received good value for the room rate.
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The Bad
Based on the reviews used for this analysis, guest criticisms for this hotel were extremely rare and not reflective of overall guest impression.

A couple of guests suggested that the exterior of the hotel was aging and could use some updates.

One guest thought that the TVs in the rooms were small and old.

A handful of guests complained of thin walls and of noise disturbance from guests in other rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #8 out of 26 Kingston B&B and Inns based on 57 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 21, 2013 to verify some information.



Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
8.4
Very Good
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6 / out of 24
hotels in Kingston

Rated 8.4/10 based on 341 reviews

Ranked #6 out of 24 hotels in Kingston

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Map Marker Hochelaga Inn
24 Sydenham St. South, Kingston, ON