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“Awesome stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Kingston Hotel Bed & Breakfast

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The Kingston Hotel Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #55 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
Hawera, New Zealand
1 review
“Awesome stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

Clean and great location. Friendly staff with a great pub restaurant next door. Shopping and fine restaurants just down the road. Hop on and hop off buses around the corner at the library. Down side no air conditioning just a fan and a lot of noise during the day from construction surrounding the hotel but then you didn't spend much time at the hotel during the day.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The hotel in neat and very clean...love the location, the rooms are small, but you sleep in them..so that's no a big deal..

If you stay here in the summer and you have a room that faces the setting sun forget it...get out and go somewhere else.....and i am sure some of the other rooms are equally as hot...brutal!

There is zero air conditioning, you will absolutely burn up and sweat 92.3% of the night...thay said there is a fan in the room
But I can't sleep with a jet steam and a machanical nice 3.2 feet from my head...
Way not good...to hot

But go there in winter/spring I am sure it would be fantastic

JJ

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Sean80, Manager at The Kingston Hotel Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 14, 2014
Usually opening up the window and turning on the fan is sufficient enough, but we have experienced several heat waves in Vancouver this summer. If guests notify us that they are uncomfortable in their current room in any way, we will always attempt to move them to a different room if possible.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

Despite the building work around, this was an ideal spot. We walked from Canada Place cruise terminal no bother, and found everywhere else we wanted within easy distance. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. It was very homely.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

We liked our stay, the other reviews felt accurate and useful. Our thoughts:

Plus:
location, right where you wanna be
friendly staff

Minus:
small breakfast (bagels/toast, juice, coffee)
room smelled aweful
construction just next to the hotel

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank E2112
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

This hotel is in a good location, it's a little cheaper than other places downtown, some of the staff were really friendly, and it has a 'staying with grandma' kind of atmosphere (which I liked). However, it's called a bed and breakfast and I was disappointed that there was no breakfast, it was only a bagel or toast with coffee or orange juice. It would definitely be worth it if there were a nice breakfast included in the stay and I would have rated this hotel higher, but that was a huge letdown.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Nicole B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by this hotel. In the heart of the pricy Vancouver business district this hotel is well appointed and we'll priced with excellent service. We took the shared bathroom room but everything was well laid out so we had no problems with at. Will definitely stay there again.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are looking for location,it is great. Wifi, not really available as advertises. And the breakfast is pathetic. ONLY bagel or toast...period, ok with orange slice 'garnish'. Nothing else, not cereal, muffin, yogurt.etc....celiac,gluten intolerant...stay away, or anyone who actually wants a REAL breakfast. Pathetic to be included in the price and not remotely what I would consider breakfast. Wifi was spotty at best. When we questioned the staff about the unavailability of WIfi, which they advertise as free, his reponse was "it's not my problem, too many people in the hotel', HELLO 2014, we have technology for hotels with hundreds of people to get on WIFI, terrible...

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Sean80, Manager at The Kingston Hotel Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 14, 2014
The guest is referring to a 2 hour glitch in our wifi system on that day. It was mentioned that they were welcome to use our lounge area (where the wifi was still working) or use our public computer while the problem was being solved. Our free system is monitored 24 hours a day by a company that specializes in wifi for hotels. Glitches and slow speed complaints are few and far between. We actually get lot of compliments about how fast and reliable the system is. We have just had the same system installed in our restaurant next door, The Kingston Taphouse and Grille.

As far as our complimentary continental breakfast is concerned, we are sorry if we cannot have something for all different diets. If guests let us know in advance, we will do our best to prepare items that suits their needs. Our breakfast consists of coffee, tea, juice and hot chocolate, along with your choice of whole wheat toast, cinnamon raisin bagels or sesame seed bagels. We also have cream cheese, peanut butter, jam, ect. As we are located in the centre of the city, there are numerous options for food if people want a little something extra, including restaurants and a supermarket within one block.
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Property: The Kingston Hotel Bed & Breakfast
Address: 757 Richards St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Kingston Hotel Bed & Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kingston Hotel is a heritage building, built in 1910 and family owned and operated. Centrally located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, only half a block from the Robson Street shopping district. Vancouver City Centre Skytrain Station is 2 blocks from The Kingston. Other nearby areas include Gastown, Chinatown and Yaletown. BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena, the Vancouver Convention Centre and Cruise ship terminal are also only a 10-15 minute walk.A 52 room, European style Bed and Breakfast hotel, The Kingston offer rooms with either a shared or private bathroom. All rooms include a continental breakfast, served every morning between 6:30 and 11:00am. Some of the amenities The Kingston offers include free WiFi, a public computer terminal with available printer, a sauna, day and overnight storage and coin-operated laundry machines.The Kingston Taphouse and Grille restaurant is located right next door. One of the most popular spots in the city, offering a large menu fit for a variety of different taste buds. Try one of the 60 available beers, or choose a wine from the extensive wine list. Four different areas are perfect for any setting. Choose from Bar, Dining Room, Wrec Room (complete with dart boards and pool table), or Garden Patio. A great place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. ... more   less 
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