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“Pleasant stay at the Hotel Belvedere” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Belvedere
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   141 King Street East, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z9, Canada (Sydenham)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 36 Hotels in Kingston
Whitby, Canada
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Pleasant stay at the Hotel Belvedere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed at this charming hotel on May 30 and 31, 2014. Our room was simply but tastefully furnished in antiques, and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was austere, but clean. We enjoyed a light breakfast each morning of english muffins, cheese, fruit, juice and excellent coffee. The service was very good. The hotel is an easy walk from the downtown/waterfront area. If I were going to change anything, I would like to have had room darkening curtains. No complaints about the sun, especially after this past winter(!), but it was very light in our room by 5:00 a.m. I would also have enjoyed some quiet music in the parlour during breakfast. The silence was awkward when there were others about, as you couldn't help but hear their conversations, and feel that you were being overhead. A little background music would have alleviated that discomfort considerably. All in all, it was a lovely stay and I wouldn't hesitate to return to this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you are visiting Kingston to explore the past and present of the city, this is a great place to stay. Very central location, easy walk to downtown restaurants and waterfront. This historic hotel feels every bit part of Kingston's rich past. No elevator so third floor rooms could be difficult for some but helpful staff will no doubt help with the luggage. Our room was a nice size, not big but well laid out and very comfortable and quiet...opening bay window are a plus for those who enjoy fresh air and hearing birds chirp in the garden outside. The en suite bathroom had original charm and well maintained. Breakfast is light as advertised, and very simple, but enough to get you going and nice to take in the front parlour. Plenty of places in Kingston to enjoy mid morning snack if you are used to eating more in the morning.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The staff delivered gentle, attentive service and the interior design was charming, with some quirky twists; the staircase in our room led to a mezzanine closet that had the allure of a little hideaway. I felt I was on a European vacation rather than an overnight trip to visit our son at Queen's. The furniture in the parlor is lovely, and I so enjoyed reading recent issues of The New Yorker, neatly stacked in reverse chronological order (perhaps by happenstance, but a detail not lost on me). The next time I stay at the Hotel Belvedere, I will ask about temperature control, as the only small glitch in an otherwise fabulous stay was a bit too much heat in our room.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

A hotel since 1900, the Belevedere does accommodation flawlessly. Light breakfast served by the fire in the parlor, with a smile. Warm and comfortable beds. Kind staff. Immaculate housekeeping. Everything seems easy here.

In addition to confirming others' observations (no elevator, great location), I can report a strong wireless signal and thick walls. After a peaceful night's rest, I was surprised at breakfast just how many people were staying at the hotel!

The "shabby" part of the chic is that elements of our room (302) were run-down to the point of seeming like "projects to do." Enameling on the kitchen sink (which seemed original to the hotel) was peeling off. Plastering in the bathroom awaited a coat of paint. In the context of this magnificent Victorian setting, with all the charms of antiques and history, these aspects added character. However, they would have annoyed me if my company had not been paying! Hopefully other rooms are more perfect.

If this is your honeymoon or if the price seems indulgent ... Stay at the Belvedere by all means. But call ahead to ensure your room is in pristine condition. The rest of the hotel certainly is.

We will stay at this lovely, romantic spot next time we visit Kingston.



Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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iwbelvedere, Owner at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you very much for your nice comments and for taking the time to review the Belvedere. It was my mistake that you were put in a room with a bathroom that our desk staff thought had been completely painted. All is well now and if you do get a chance to reserve again, please mention that Ian would like to know that you are returning.
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Belleville, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This property's most redeeming feature is that it's close enough to the core's many high-end restaurants and activities to be accessible by a leisurely 10-minute stroll, but far enough out of the core that one doesn't get all of the street noise that a lively area can generate. On top of that, a very clean, pleasant room and excellent breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, Ontario
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3 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Everything that makes a hotel stay perfect is what we experienced here. Ambiance, quiet, extraordinary service. The decor is peaceful, calming and if you are interested in antiques a true jewel. Our room was immaculate with the most comfortable bed (high-end mattress). Breakfast is served either in your room or the beautiful front "parlour" on the main floor. The hotel is minutes from Queens campus (beautiful park across the street), the waterfront and downtown. The best part of our experience was the staff. David and Marika. Everything is about what "you" need. I wish I could find a place like this in every city I traveled. If you want perfection, you will find it here.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This Hotel had all of the charm of bygone years and a really welcoming, friendly atmosphere. The service was fantastic and the rooms were clean. We really enjoyed our overnight stay. It was within easy walking distance to a number of good restaurants. The only concern was the number of stairs to get up to the third floor as there is no elevator so check ahead for ground floor accommodations if you have any mobility issues.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 141 King Street East, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z9, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Kingston > Sydenham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 36 Hotels in Kingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Belvedere 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Belvedere is well located near the downtown shops , museums and restaurants. Only 5 minutes from the Queen's University and the 1000 Islands Cruises. A complimentary continental breakfast can be taken in the lounge, on the terrace or delivered to your room. Free WiFi. ... more   less 
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