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Just off Highway 401, Denny's on site, good staff and rates, mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's easy accessibility and proximity to highway access and restaurants
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's professional and efficient staff
  • The hotel's rates were found to be low and reasonable
  • Some reviewers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • Noise transfer was reported by some guests during their stay
  • Some lodgers reported worn rooms and musty odours
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 5, 2014
Overview
Located about a 1-minute drive from the nearest Highway 401 on-ramp in northern Kingston, the Days Inn and Conference Centre Kingston is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer a hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, a balcony, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a seating area and sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a playground, a fitness room, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, vending machines, free parking and on-site dining at Denny's, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Pets are permitted for $25 per pet, per stay, plus a refundable $200 deposit.

Kingston Family Fun World Park is about a 3-minute drive away, while Queen's University is 12 minutes away by car. Cataraqui Centre, a shopping mall, can be found within a 15-minute drive of the hotel and Kingston Airport (YGK) is an 18-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $25/pet/stay + $200 deposit, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 20, 2014)
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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, staff, rates and rooms.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous guests, who described it as safe and easily accessible, as well as close to the highway, restaurants, shopping, gas stations, downtown Kingston, a movie theatre and the harbour.

Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, professional, efficient and responsive.

Several travellers were satisfied with the hotel's rates. They described them as reasonable, low, inexpensive and well priced.

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by some reviewers. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds and linens. Some patrons were disappointed with their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.

Some reviewers complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported noisy in-room heating units, as well as noisy guests partying in the parking lot, highway noise and noise from guests in adjacent rooms.

Although some guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, some lodgers were disappointed with their accommodations. They complained of dated decor, worn fixtures and furniture, small-sized bathrooms and musty odours.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.2 out of 5 with a 74% recommendation rate from 230 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #23 of 36 Kingston hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 185 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.9 out of 10 from 55 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 20, 2014 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 6.1/10 based on 1240 reviews

Ranked #20 out of 24 hotels in Kingston

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Map Marker Ramada Kingston Hotel & Conference Center
33 Benson Street, Kingston, ON