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Good value northwest Kingston motel offers outdoor pool with slide and jacuzzi suites

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet, free parking
  • Some guests liked the hotel's proximity to the highway and thought it was easy to find
  • According to several guests, the prices were fair and the hotel offered a good value
  • Many reviewers were impressed by the condition of the rooms, which were described as clean, cozy and well kept
  • The staff received praise from many guests and were described as welcoming, helpful and accommodating
Cons
  • Some guests said the rooms were dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 20, 2014
Overview
This hotel is less than a 5-minute walk from Cataraqui Business Park, making this well suited for business travellers who need easy access to the nearby offices. Located on a major Kingston thoroughfare, with many restaurants and shopping within a 10-minute walk or 5-minute drive of the hotel, this would also be a good choice for guests who want amenities nearby.

Each of the 44 individually climate-controlled rooms comes with a mini-fridge, cable TV, a desk and chair, free local calls and free Wi-Fi and wired Internet. Ironing equipment and hair dryers are available upon request. Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. Some rooms feature a large jetted tub.

Free on-site parking is available. Pets are permitted to stay at this hotel for $10 per night.

This hotel features an outdoor seasonal pool, guest laundry, a tennis court, a basketball court, children's play area, guest laundry and fax and copy services.

Smitty's Restaurant, Sentry Plaza Restaurant, Tim Hortons and East Side Mario's are all located within a 6-minute drive or 10-minute walk of the hotel.

Chapters is 4 minutes away on foot. The Cataraqui Centre, a shopping mall, 5 minutes west of the hotel by car. Queen's University is an 11-minute drive southeast, while the Royal Military College is 17 minutes by car southeast. St. Lawrence College is less than 10 minutes away by car, also southeast of the hotel. Highway 401 is 5 minutes away by car. (All driving and walking estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent on May 2, 2013: Pet policy, free wired Internet and Wi-Fi and ironing equipment and hair dryer availability.
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The Good
The positive reviews greatly outnumbered the negative reviews, among the feedback consulted for this analysis. Guests were generally happy with their stays and would return to this motel. Guests were most impressed with the service, the rooms, the rates and the location.

Many guests were impressed with the level of customer service and described the front desk staff as friendly, helpful and accommodating. 

According to many reviewers, the rooms were clean, comfortable and well maintained. Some guests also described the rooms as spacious. However, some guests complained about the bathrooms (see below).

The rates, according to several guests, were fair and the hotel offered a good value for the money paid.

Some guests thought the hotel was well located in relation to the highway (about a 5-minute drive) and felt it was easy to find. They also thought it was convenient for exploring the area by car, as it is located on a major thoroughfare in Kingston.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the vast majority of reviews sourced were positive and there were few negative reviews to draw upon.

Most guests of the reviews sourced seemed to appreciate the cleanliness and low room price of this motel but there were a few guests that said the hotel rooms were dated.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #12 out of 37 hotels in Kingston with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 based on 156 reviews.

Expedia.ca rated this hotel 3.8 out of 5 with an 84% recommendation rate based on 79 reviews.

Booking.com rated this property 7.8 out of 10 based on 359 reviews.

The author called the hotel to verify some information on May 2, 2013.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
Guest Reviews
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16 / out of 24
hotels in Kingston

Rated 6.9/10 based on 764 reviews

Ranked #16 out of 24 hotels in Kingston

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Map Marker Seven Oakes Motel
2331 Princess Street, Kingston, ON