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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Let's get this straight right away. This is not a luxury hotel. Do not expect an equivalent to a J.W. Marriott or a Ritz-Carlton or even an upscale Holiday Inn. It is a clean econo-motel with a good staff, a very good breakfast and very reasonable rates, Being renovated now. Stayed for three nights, while visiting friends in Kingston and Bath. Good location... right in the middle.
The good stuff: staff, breakfast, parking, wifi, view of Collins Bay(not from most rooms but from property and breakfast knook) and rates. We had a small suite for $120/night, includes breakfast) in the main bldg, near the road. On one day the breakfast attendant actually cooked us poached eggs because it was not in the buffet. Regular buffet has the usual hot items: sausage, turkey bacon, scrambled eggs, croissants, cereal, yoghourt, much fresh fruit, coffee, tea and more.
Very nice restaurant/pub just about 100metres west at Collins Bay Rd. Tim Horton's across the street along with a gas station. Very safe area for walking and close to everything in Kingston area. About 7-10 minutes from downtown.

Now, the not so good. This motel is about 100 metres from the main railway line (double tracked) between Toronto and Montreal. Consequently, trains travel by all day and night. To complicate matters, Collins Bay Rd crosses the tracks about 150 metres away and, by law, trains must blow their horn.... it will startle you initially, if outside. Thereafter it is just an annoyance and if you are a light sleeper it will wake you several times in the night. Keep the windows closed,,, it helps and/ or wear earplugs. It can be noisy but not as bad as Flagstaff AZ. Ask for a room in the motel section, nearer the water; it may be better.
One more negative item; A Queen suite (at least our small one) does not have a queen bed, rather a double bed with one small single bed (both not the most comfortable). This is misleading and should be addressed by management. It did have stove, small fridge, microwave and a coffee machine. Bath room was newly renovated but shower pressure was light and may not be OK for some. It did have a hand wand shower head that will be appreciated when showering special parts of your body. Not exactly euro-luxury but unexpected in most econo-motels. Note: the beds covered up wall electrical outlets making it tough to charge multiple devices.

No pool or hot-tub and I do NOT suggest taking a dip in Collins Bay

Overall, this is OK value if you can stand the trains. If you are a light sleeper this may not be for you. You will have to spend a whole lot more money in Kingston if you want better. Note rates seem to be very negotiable (trains?). If possible book direct with hotel and negotiate. It will save you considerable.

Room tip: Ask for something as far away from the road and trains as possible. Negotiate rates directly with hotel.
Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank PuslinchGuy
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

When I called to advise of our late arrival the buzy weekend of Rendez-vous 2017, some misunderstanding had them expecting us the next day..... upon arrival, they had arranged for another smaller room- still waterfront with balcony... turned out we kept it the next night as it was very nice, clean, superb view, etc... they really went all the way for nice a breakfast, tips on the area, etc... thank you Tony, Denny and all the team for the great value..!

Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Pierre B
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The price is right on this small motel. The breakfast was wonderful. The beds were lumpy. The place was clean, but tired. We got what we paid for. It is obvious to us that the owners are working hard to make improvements. The restaurant "Bella" next door was a very good boutique bistro.

Room tip: the north rooms have train whistles blowing every half hour all night long.
Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank SallyW7630202
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This is the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. Paint was peeling, thick layer of dust on bathroom fan, complimentary coffee packet from Holiday Inn, and shower gel and shampoo were half empty! Just disgusting all around- very deceiving. Be forewarned.

Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank Lisa F
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Room was decent, great view of the water however couldn't sit outside to enjoy the view as table and chairs weren't cleaned. Unfortunately we had people beneath us who were quite loud, we suspect they were long term renters and had another couple fighting earlier in the evening. We ran out of toilet paper, wasn't even an extra roll in the bathroom. People who ran the facility were lovely and quite nice. For the price of the room though, I don't think I would go back. It has the potential to be a very nice motel but get rid of the long term renters.

Date of stay: June 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Karen F
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