Once upon a time, I assume, this hotel, maybe under a different name, was the queen of the Kingston waterfront. Now there are several dotted along - and blocking, I have to point out, the views of the lake. The Confederation Place Hotel building is very much of its time, I would guess the early 1980s from the architecture - it even has what used to be a fern bar, although now the plants are all plastic. In its favour - our room had certainly been renovated not too long ago and was clean and comfortable. As usual you notice the short cuts - the old tiles and ceiling in the bathroom. In common with many other hotels, the bathroom did not seem to have a vent, and fogged up very quickly. The foyer has also been done over, and the area near the elevator on our floor. The other passageways seem to be with original décor. We had a great view over the lake. The free continental breakfast was acceptable, and protein in the form of hard-boiled eggs was available. The breakfast area was the aforementioned fern bar area. This breakfast is currently the only food offered in the hotel at the moment. The very large dining room, overlooking the lake, was not in use. I wonder if they have thought about getting an outside restaurant operator to take it over? I asked the staffer at breakfast if they had thought of getting one of those waffle makers in. She said they used to have one, but the students had burned it out! That is one of the downsides - rooms are rented out to Queen's University students, which can add to the noise level on occasion. However, we found the price very reasonable, and the location is perfect for exploring downtown Kingston with good restaurants in easy reach. The $15 charge for parking is a bit annoying, but there is cheaper parking across the road. I don't understand, BTW, why rooms with two double beds are cheaper than those with queen or king. If it is a double bedded room we each take one, if queen or king we share. Doesn't that make more washing and bedmaking for the staff?
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- Also Known As:
- Confederation Place Kingston
- Hotel Confederation Place
- Confederation Place Hotel Kingston, Ontario