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Kingston Motel East

1488 Highway 15, Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6, Canada (Formerly Thriftlodge)
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Kingston Motel East
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Ranked #26 of 37 Hotels in Kingston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Etobicoke
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The people at the front desk were nice to deal with. When I got to my room was surprised to see s nice size room that was pretty up todate with furnishings. The bathroom looked like it was recently redone also. Parking spaces were quite large for each car. Bed was quite comfortable. The price was really good for what... More 

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279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stopped at Kingston on the way from Montreal to Toronto. After looking around Kingston we stayed at this motel as it was on the main road back out to the 401. The rooms were OK but a little run down. We had 2 rooms and one room had more facilities than the other. It is almost as if when... More 

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Stratford, Ontario
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night before we headed to the states. This Motel is older however it is nicely situated off the highway in a park like setting and quiet. The rooms are clean and the beds are very comfy. Comes with a fridge and microwave. The staff is very friendly and goes out of your way to make... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Not a lot of water pressure in the shower if you have long hair to rinse but if you are young enough you can rinse easily under the tap. Would have liked to know where there was coffee or food as there is no mention of it in the rooms. Maybe the management could just add a printed welcome sheet... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is for someone frugal who is in transit over Kingston. Very basic place, seems somewhat run down. But cheap, and OK for night or so. Anyway, Kingston is not a touristy place and most won't usually require to stay longer. Good to carry for food.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Room door lock sticks, room is too dark, toilet plugs, shower doesn't work, couldn't login to wireless, coat rack fell off the wall, heater doesn't work, rear window opening mechanism broken. Didn't try the tv. I should have known something was up when I had to pay for the entire stay in advance. I won't be back.

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Well, some of the reviews were negative reviews but I suspect that it comes from folks that expect staff to wipe their butts but I liked the place and thought the motel was clean and cheap. What more do you need?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here on my way through Kingston. It is conveniently located just off the 401 at the highway 15 exit. Nice room with kitchenette and comfortable king bed for $69. Would definitely recommend for a quick stay or if you're in the area for work for a little while. Just download the road from the military base in Kingston.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We arrived Kingston to discover that all hotels in Kingston were fully booked, as we headed onto motorway to find a place to stay we spotted the Motel. The gentleman who owned it was very friendly and accommodated us immediately. Rooms are big, spacious, spotlessly clean and have everything you would need. We were even given advice and help on... More 

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Stittsville, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

My booking into a single room with a king sized bed was easily performed while using the Internet. There were no full-time workers in the closed front office so the manager needed to be alerted. He arrived fairly shortly and the sign-in was quick and effortless. I purchased two soft drinks and proceeded to the room. The rear windows opened... More 

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