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Bayside Inn & Waterfront Suites
Ranked #31 of 37 Hotels in Kingston
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This family run establishment is perfectly situated on the shoreline of Collins Bay. It is close to the Kingston airport and a few minutes away from the Collins Bay Institution, a medium security facility.

The VIA rail zips right by across the street, although if you are in one of the back suites that face the water, you don't really hear it. There is a Tim Hortons right across the street!!!!

They are currently renovating the main office, which I hope will happen to the guest rooms. The room I had (King Suite) could definitely use a some sprucing up and a good thorough cleaning. But what they may lack in the standard "niceties and aesthetics" they more than make up for with their staff and focus on customer service, which is extremely friendly and very accommodating.

You certainly cannot beat the price nor the location. If you are visiting a military family member, this is not an ideal location for you as the base is clear across town.

After a good night's sleep on a very large and comfy bed, I completely enjoyed my morning coffee while taking in the views of the bay each day where staff always said good morning. Because of the waterfront location, there are a lot of spiders and webs around the doorways, so I had to clean my doorway each morning. The free wi-fi helped me to plan my day and stay in touch with others.

This establishment is also wheel-chair friendly as each room can be accessed by wheelchair.

Room Tip: Corner back side (room 114)
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

located on Collin's Bay this is a quaint place to lay your head. Our room had a deck with patio furniture overlooking the Bay. Host's Tony & Roxanne are very friendly and accommodating, Will stay again!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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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 ho...
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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..!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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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.
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Additional Information about Bayside Inn & Waterfront Suites

Address: 4024 Bath Rd | Located on the Corner of Bath Road and Collins Bay Road, Kingston, Ontario K7M 4Y4, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Kingston
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 37 Hotels in Kingston
Price Range: $105 - $593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bayside Inn & Waterfront Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set along the shores of Lake Ontario and conveniently located just minutes from the historic Kingston Ontario downtown, Bayside Inn & Waterfront Suites is a waterfront boutique hotel that blends a warm and relaxing ambiance of a lakeshore theme with accommodations encompassing a tasteful decor, comfort, and class- making it an ideal choice to stay in Kingston for business, leisure, or your next romantic getaway. ... more   less 
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