We highlighted the very best hotels in the city, eliminating the dated, poorly managed and overpriced ones.
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Editor's Top 7 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$80 
Good value Kingston hotel near Hwy 401 with free: hot breakfast, parking & Wi-Fi
Likely the best deal in town, this newer hotel is making its mark in the Kingston area, well liked for its lower room rates and pristine new rooms. It works well for guests with cars, being located just off Hwy 401 and a 15-minute drive to the city centre, with not much in walking distance. A free hot breakfast, excellent free Wi-Fi and free outdoor parking are the icing on the cake.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, hot beverage station, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to the highway and downtown by car
  • Staff were very nice, friendly and helpful
  • Free breakfast was well stocked and hot
  • Good value with reasonable room rates
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Occasionally guests found a noise disturbance from an AC unit
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Book from ~C$66 
Cheap and cheerful motel near Hwy 401 just outside of Kingston with free Wi-Fi & free parking
This is a good choice for a budget motel near Kingston. Some say it’s a gem mostly due to the pleasantness of the owners and the quality and comfort of the rooms. Although this is an older 2-storey walk-up motel, the owners have refurbished the interior and the rooms are well appointed with very comfortable beds, quality bedding and quality fixtures in the bathrooms. There are nice new windows that open for air, mini-fridges with freezer compartments, microwaves and new TVs with many satellite channels available. The rooms are well cared for and well cleaned by this family-run motel, with good attention to detail. It’s well located too, with a minute’s access to Hwy 401, 12 minutes to downtown Kingston and an A&W and Mac’s convenience store right next door. There is excellent free Wi-Fi and some rooms have a private balcony that catches the afternoon sun.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local and long distance calls, dog stays
  • Rooms were very clean, updated and well equipped
  • Location was handy to the highway, Kingston and next door to A&W for quick eats and breakfast
  • Staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful said guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests online
  • Good value at this motel according to many guests
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • Limited front desk hours
  • Balconies face the highway and have no view to speak of
  • A little far from full dining restaurants in Kingston
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Book from ~C$107 
Well-liked west Kingston hotel with cozy rooms, fantasy and hot tub suites and good dining
The Best Western Fireside Inn is a guest favorite for value. Reviews reveal many enjoyed breakfasts, lunches and dinners on site at Tom’s Place for pub fare and at the hotel’s bistro. It has traditional, quality furnishings, comfortable beds, and guests say it’s renovated, very clean and comfortable, with friendly and pleasant staff. Rooms all come with free Wi-Fi, cozy electric fireplaces, mini-fridges and safes. (A full breakfast is included in the room price.) Guests wanting to celebrate a special occasion enjoy their theme and hot tub suites.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, 24-hr airport shuttle, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, cozy and well maintained with comfy beds
  • Location convenient to the highway and area attractions by car and some restaurants and shops in walking distance
  • Staff were prompt, courteous and very helpful
  • Restaurants and free breakfast was well liked by guests
  • Guests often liked the atmosphere, quaint decor and value of this hotel
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • Some considered the hotel and room decor dated
  • On occasion some were disturbed by noise from within the hotel
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Book from ~C$99 
Popular north Kingston hotel with indoor pool and free: hot breakfast & parking
This very clean and modern hotel with indoor pool is a good choice for guests looking for an upscale environment with a lower price tag than Kingston's downtown hotels. It’s only an 8-minute drive to the core and so conveniently located near the 401 and good restaurants, not to mention the outlet mall. It provides a nicely decorated and spacious room for a very good room price and throws in free parking and a well-liked breakfast buffet with hot and cold selections. Guests say it’s quiet and well managed, along with being an easy drive to downtown.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, hot beverage station, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to the highway and downtown by car, and an easy walk to restaurants and shops
  • Staff were competent and helpful
  • Free breakfast offered good quality and variety
  • Good value choice according to some guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Some felt that breakfast ended too early
  • Some guests found the hotel expensive
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Book from ~C$113 
Popular north Kingston hotel with restaurant and indoor pool with waterslide
The nice and new Courtyard by Marriott in north Kingston offers a clean, large and comfortable room for a good price near to the 401 highway with plenty of free parking. It’s also a short walk to an outlet mall, and cinema along with casual restaurants. Guests enjoyed the up-to-date rooms with walk-in showers and families enjoyed their pool with waterslide (open on the weekends). There is the convenience of on-site dining at the licensed Bistro which offers Starbucks coffee, breakfast and light evening meals with alcoholic beverages.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location convenient to the highway, a bakery-café, groceries, liquor/beer stores, restaurants and a movie theatre on foot
  • Staff were very friendly and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed the lobby area and lounge for relaxing
  • Families were often pleased with the pool and waterslide
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Some guests missed having a free breakfast
  • A few guests complained of noise from other guests or train whistles
  • Occasionally, guests were disappointed to find the waterslide closed
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Book from ~C$136 
Popular downtown Kingston hotel on harbour with beautiful views, indoor pool & restaurant 
The Delta is newly updated and offers a sense of luxury with great beds, beautiful lake views and delicious food on site. It's right on the waterfront in downtown Kingston offering direct access to the Rideau Trail Waterfront Pathway, and an easy walk to well-liked downtown restaurants, 1000 Island Cruises and Rogers K-Rock Centre indoor stadium.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, bottled water, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and well appointed, with comfortable beds (some with great views)
  • Location was perfect, on the waterfront boardwalk and an easy walk to downtown restaurants
  • Staff were professional, very helpful and friendly
  • Guests enjoyed the restaurant’s delicious food
  • Many wanted to return to the hotel
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking is $21 per night
  • Some said parking was tight and limited with small spaces
  • Some complained of a slow elevator
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Book from ~C$125 
Highly praised Kingston hotel on harbour with kitchenettes, indoor pool & free breakfast 
This very clean downtown hotel is right on the waterfront offering easy access to the Rideau Trail Waterfront Pathway, Kingston Trolley Tours and popular restaurants. All rooms offer lots of space and kitchenettes and some have a separate bedroom making this a great place for family trips. Free hot breakfast, all-day coffee and evening socials add value to the stay along with scenic views of Lake Ontario.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, coffee station, evening socials 3x/week
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location central to shops, restaurants, attractions with scenic waterfront views
  • Staff were very friendly, courteous and helpful
  • Free hot breakfast offered a good selection
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Parking is $21 per night

3 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Kingston

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$75 
Good value Kingston budget hotel off Hwy 401 with kitchenettes and free pet stays
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, morning coffee and muffins, parking, pet stays, all-day coffee station, local calls
  • Rooms were often described as clean with comfortable beds
  • Location convenient to the highway, restaurants and shopping by car
  • Staff were very friendly and efficient
  • Guests typically liked the lower rates and good value
Cons
  • No in-room coffeemakers
  • Some found the rooms a little sterile looking
  • A few guests said their rooms needed better cleaning
  • Noise transferred between rooms, according to some guests
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Book from ~C$199 
Well-liked downtown Kingston hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, and pet-friendly rooms
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, coffee and cookies in the lobby, local calls, bottled water
  • Many found clean rooms with very comfortable beds
  • Prime downtown location, close to restaurants, shopping and attractions
  • Staff professional and helpful said guests
  • Hotel restaurant very well liked by guests
  • Many happy to have secure underground parking
Cons
  • Underground parking is $16 per night
  • Some guests felt the rooms needed a facelift and were a little tired
  • Some felt the hotel was expensive (with no free breakfast and parking)
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Book from ~C$68 
Good value Kingston hotel on Hwy 2 with outdoor pool, and free: breakfast & parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were clean and quiet with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to the highway, downtown and attractions by car
  • Staff were friendly, efficient and helpful
  • Free breakfast offered good waffles and variety
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Breakfast room had limited seating
  • Some guests found rooms that needed better cleaning and minor maintenance

Tips For Staying In Kingston

Choosing A Hotel in Kingston

Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Downtown Kingston: where you'll find many historic Inns and B&Bs along with over 200 restaurants


Where to Stay in Kingston
Come visit Kingston where you can relax and enjoy a luxurious stay just minutes from Canada's most dangerous and notorious criminals! But don't worry, they are kept safely in a maximum security prison (interestingly, Kingston Penitentiary is actually listed as a National Historic Site of Canada as it was built in the early to mid 1800s and is one of the world's oldest prisons still in use).


Downtown Kingston is a great place for sightseeing and where you can join a walking tour, jump on an old-school trolley or hit the water for a sailing cruise. If you'd prefer to march to the beat of your own drum you can do a self-guided walking tour with the assistance of a downloadable audio file for your iPod. In fact, if you don't have an iPod, The Visitor Information Centre (209 Ontario Street) will lend you one.

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Things to see and do in Kingston
Kingston is a great place to visit if you want to learn some Canadian history. It was actually Canada's first capital city and has a rich military history. It is home to 17 different museums as well as Fort Henry (a 19th century military fortress) and the historic Portsmouth Village. Located between Toronto and Montreal, it is also a major port to the world-famous 1000 Island Cruises - an archipelago (officially defined as a bunch-o-islands) that straddles the Canada-U.S. border. It's actually where the name of the salad dressing came from as the mixing of the the St Lawrence River and Lake Ontario turn into a delicious tasting sauce for vegetables.


If you are an avid diver or are really good at holding your breath, Kingston is one of the world's best fresh-water wreck diving areas. There are over 100 wrecks to check out and if you're really bad at sailing you can make a contribution.


Surrounding Area
If you want to do some light travelling while in Kingston, a 30 minute drive east brings you to Gananoque, ON which is another spot to access a 1000 Island Cruise. Apart from being hard to pronounce there are a handful of parks and golf courses available for your outdoor leisure.

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