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Hill Island Resort Lansdowne Canada

5.0 | Mediocre

5 min drive to St. Lawrence Park, free breakfast but poor overall value, say guests

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Some guests thought the rooms were clean and spacious
  • The hotel provided easy access to the 1000 Islands and the US border, according to a few guests
  • The staff were friendly and attentive, according to a few reviewers
  • The decor was severely dated and was a source of complaint from several guests
  • The breakfast had no variety, according to some guests
  • A couple guests felt the room rates were overpriced for the accommodations provided
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 7, 2013
Situated 1 minute off Highway 137 and 5 minutes from St. Lawrence Islands National Park by car, this property would be a good choice for those looking for easy access to the nearby attraction or those who want to explore the area by car.

This hotel is 100% non-smoking and offers 51 individually climate-controlled rooms. Each room comes with a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, blackout curtains, cable TV, free local calls and free Wi-Fi. Microwaves and mini-fridges are in select rooms and subject to availability. Rooms overlook either the pool or the forest.

A complimentary breakfast is offered and on-site parking is free of charge.

Additional amenities include an outdoor pool, shuffleboard, a gift shop, a picnic area with BBQ, vending machines and meeting space. Sauna access is available with select packages. The cocktail bar serves drinks and features televisions and darts.

All common areas are wheelchair-accessible and the rooms are spacious enough for wheelchair use. However, the bathrooms are not wheelchair-accessible.

The Canada-U.S. border is about 2 minutes south by car. Boldt Castle is 19 minutes across the border by car. Mary Island State Park is a 22-minute drive away, also across the border. Cataraqui Town Centre in Kingston is the nearest shopping mall, 39 minutes by car from the hotel. Dining is available a 5-minute drive away at Parkway Place and an 11-minute drive away at The Captain's Table Restaurant. Downtown Kingston is 37 minutes away by car. (All driving estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on April 1, 2013: free parking, free breakfast, 100% non-smoking and free Wi-Fi.
The Good
Of the reviews sourced for this analysis, the negative reviews outweighed the positive reviews. However, guests were still pleased with the rooms, the location and the staff.

The rooms, according to some guests, were spacious and clean. However, some guests did complain about cleanliness and decor (see below). A few guests liked the hotel's proximity to the 1000 Islands and the U.S. border. A few guests also felt the staff were friendly and attentive.
The Bad
As mentioned above, the majority of reviewers were not happy with their stays and would not return. Guests complained about the decor, the breakfast, room cleanliness and the room rates.

The biggest complaint among reviews was about the decor. Several guests felt the decor was severely dated and it was a source of disappointment for them.

The breakfast did not receive positive reviews and some guests felt it lacked variety. A few guests claimed the breakfast staff were rude and they were not impressed.

Although there were some compliments regarding room cleanliness, some guests claimed there was an unpleasant musty smell in their rooms. One reviewer described the smell as mildew while another said the room felt damp.

The room rates were overpriced for the accommodation provided, according to a few guests.

Show Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel as #2 out of 2 specialty lodging in Lansdowne with an average rating of 2 out of 5 based on 18 reviews.

Hotels.com rated this hotel 2.5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 1, 2013 to verify some information.
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.
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Map Marker Hill Island Resort Lansdowne Canada
37 Skydeck Road RR#1, Lansdowne, ON