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“clean but basic” 3 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Inn Kingston
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   686 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario L7L 1E7, Canada (Sunnyside)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 37 Hotels in Kingston
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“clean but basic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Arrived late but still had friendly service although took a lot of persuasion to accept the voucher that we had received in the tourist information centre to give us reduction in the nightly rate.. The room was clean. Breakfast was very basic - the minimum that they could give.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This hotel was nice and clean when I stayed there. Although the exterior of the building resembles a motor inn, the interior of the rooms have all been upgraded and have very comfortable beds.
I stayed here in November and found the room to be a bit hot, I mentioned this to reception and they were able to come up with a solution right away. My room was on the first floor and I didn't have any problems with noise at night.
There are restaurants around this hotel, however, I recommend restaurants further down Princess Street - a couple restaurants on the other side of Princess and Division (going towards Kingston Harbour) are excellent.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

To be fair to this hotel, they had no choice to do renovations. There was a large fire across the street which spread to a few other building. This being one. Part of the hotel is torn down . Not sure what the plans are. NOTE I did not stay at this place, i live in Kingston

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I booked this hotel with hotels.com 2 weeks in advance. They took a payment from my credit card and sent reservation confirmation over email.
What a surprise to come to a place an see that place is closed/fenced for renovation (going for a few months as of Mar 2nd 2014). Really disappointed as I came with my family late in the evening and had to find another place to stay. If you want to get a room in this hotel please keep checking directly with them as companies like hotels.com are not updated.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

When we arrived, we were surprised that this property was more of a motor inn than a hotel. However, once inside the room we found excellent value for what we paid. These rooms have been newly appointed, the large queen beds were very comfortable and an extra comfortable for each bed was easily found. There are two sinks, one inside the bathroom and one outside the bathroom, allowing 2 people to get ready at once. A small fridge and microwave was also in the room, and there were plenty of mirrors, and breakfast was included. Lots of stations on the TV including networks not usually offered. While internet was free, it was awful! And, while there were lots of dressers, there was no table or desk. If they want to keep business travelers coming, these two points need to be addressed. We stayed in room 217 (second floor walk-up) and I must say it was incredibly CLEAN! Now I like my water pressure very powerful, and here it is a big shower head with delivers more of a rain forest drizzle.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Kingston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Staff was very helpful. Was driving U-Haul and was given help parking (not easy on a cold winter's night!). Room was clean. However, location was not easy to find for me (as I said was driving at night), and other guests made noisy arrivals in the middle of the night.Overall, though, for the money a good place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn Kingston

Address: 686 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario L7L 1E7, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Kingston > Sunnyside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #20 of 37 Hotels in Kingston
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Kingston 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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