Great place, great location and interesting building with a nice room but...
Next day at breakfast, hosts were hanging around a chatting at the tables, which is fine and my wife and I don't mind that so much, we were engaging in conversation ourselves. When I mentioned I was from Buffalo, NY to Bear, one of the owners, he said 'I used to go to Buffalo when I was like 15...' and than sarcastically said, 'and I know, why would some one want to go to Buffalo?' So seeing an insult coming I said, 'To see a Leafs away game? To have some good chicken wings? To check out some Frank Lloyd Wright houses?' But no, of course it was to buy cheap Puma sneakers. Oh and by the way, American beer sucks. Because as we know, all Buffalo is good for Canadians is to buy stuff cheap. I am sure it was a bit of friendly fire, but I found it slightly offensive and it annoyed me. And to all you Canadians reading this, I know America isn't perfect and we do indeed deserve our fair share of criticism (and I agree that a lot of American beer is garbage), but if you talked negatively about other cultures like you so openly talk about America and insult Americans, it would be considered offensive. You certainly don't expect to hear it from the hospitality industry.
Won't be going back to this place. I was annoyed enough to try one of the many other B&Bs on my next trip to Kingston, which by the way otherwise was a lovely place to go for a weekend.
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Thanks for the positive comments about our Inn and the city of Kingston.
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I understand that over the years people & the media have taken cheap shots at Buffalo and I understand your frustration (my hometown Toronto continues to be the butt of some less than positive comments). When we chatted about my visit to Buffalo in 1961, it was to buy an elusive pair of Converse All Stars, never Pumas. Converse were widely availabale in Buffalo, and at that time near impossible to find in Toronto. As a 15-year old basketball player, I was thrilled to get them, and equally thrilled to be crossing the border for the first time. I completely agree with you that Buffalo is an underrated city and deserves more positive recognition. In fact, living close to the American border enables me to visit & enjoy New York state on a regular basis, in addition to other U.S. destinations. We are celebrating the Inn's 10th anniversary in November and in recognition of our need for an extended holiday, my wife & I are taking a month long train trip through the United States and then back across Canada.
We look forward to continuing to welcome American visitors & friends to the Inn. To this day, I still wear Converse All Stars and love visiting the U.S.A., one of the great countries in the world. We sincerely hope you will continue to visit Kingston and enjoy everything this great town has to offer. Thanks.
Beare Weatherup Co owner, Frontenac Club Inn
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