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General Wolfe Hotel
Ranked #28 of 37 Hotels in Kingston
Reviewed October 3, 2013

My husband and I were going to Kingston for 1 night. I found this hotel in the guidebook, on first glance we thought OH NO, we ended up loving it and staying an extra night!! Going over to Kingston on the (free) ferry to enjoy the city and coming back to the quiet was wonderful. Elizabeth was very kind to put up with all my husbands questions LOL. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for some place off the beaten track.

Room Tip: room 1 great view but ferry line up in the morning a bit loud.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

This restaurant is supposed to be fine dining?? In one word, no. I had the seafood platter. I asked if the lobster was pre-frozen. I was told it was. So, then why would it have a market price...lol!! Horrible frozen lobster tail, a couple of chewy, frozen scallops, one crab leg and a cold piece of horrid fish. Cold, undercooked potatoes and frozen brussels sprouts. I will give it a one because, yes, the view from the window is lovely. End of story. Do NOT eat here.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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7  Thank Margaret J
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Never again.

Poor food and complaints dealt with by the owner with just a shrug of the shoulders saying "That's the way it is". Basil Fawlty would be at home here. The bar is devoid of any atmosphere whatsoever and the whole experience is seriously overpriced (even if you were to pay half of what we did). Please do yourself favor and go somewhere else. The setting may be great but the content leaves everything to be desired.

No, no, no, no, no. It is awful.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else. Horrible buzzing noise from the AC in our room.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank P B
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Mostafa I, Owner at General Wolfe Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

Sorry that you misread the pakg deal, sorry that you expected to get a king sizre room&gourmet dinner for 150$, WHEN ALL PEOPLE ARROUND YOU WERE RAVING ABOUT THEIR DINNERS AND YOU HAVE HAD NO COMPLAINTS TILL THE BILL WAS PRESENTED. OUR WEBSITE PRESENTS ALL OPTIONS AND LISTS ALL PRICES. Our business hours can not be changed at such short notice. thank you for your comments, maybe a little more information in advance would have resolved the situation.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We spent two nights at the General Wolfe during the second week in July. First of all, we were very surprised how much the island reminded us of home. We come from a small town in WNY, known for having more cows than people and also windmills. We enjoyed seeing them on the island. The island is a bit busier than I expected, due to the travelers on and off the auto-ferry to Kingston. Our first night there, we walked about the town enjoying the sights. We ended up back at the bar of the General Wolfe and met a great bartender/host by the name of Greg and his wife. They were so wonderful to talk to and gave us a bit of the background of the town and the premises. We then met the owner of the hotel who was quite the character and most enjoyable. We had many laughs and he was just a super guy. We met his wife that evening in the formal dining room (where the food was OUT OF THIS WORLD!) and she was just as nice! We had a room that faced the street so we could sit up there and watch the comings and goings of the town. I would recommend this stay to anyone who wants a somewhat quiet visit, but you also meet some very nice people.
Donna & Brian

Room Tip: We enjoyed staying in the higher floor as we were able to watch the ferry and the people traveling...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Our group booked three rooms at the General Wolfe Hotel (#2, #3, #10). I was a bit intimidated by some of the poor reviews, but we were pleasantly surprised. It was not busy. Our rooms had waterfront views, which were ideal. Best view on the island! The staff were incredibly friendly from reservations over the phone to check in and check out. The rooms have recently been updated, (including the bathroom), and look great. Our room (#10) had a patio on the street, which was amazing. We brought folding lawn chairs and watched the sunset (and rise) from the patio. It was great to be on "Island Time", we are looking forward to returning next year. As an added bonus, we had breakfast at the Restaurant, and it was delicious.

Room Tip: Make sure you book a waterfront view!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Les M
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

My husband and I have recently stayed at The General Hotel for a 1 nights stay. Our view of the St. Lawrence in our room was lovely but the hotel accomodations not so grand. The hotel is in need of some much needed Tender Loving Care inside and out. The room we stayed in was not the cleanest and lacked some sitting chairs. We were two people in a queensize bed room but only had 1 chair to sit on to enjoy the lovely view. When I called to ask for another chair, it was simply stated that that room only came with 1 chair. Other than that, the hotel is in a good location, nice little Snack terrace area directly across from the hotel which had a nice Island vibe to it which is also part of the Hotel General.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank diane B
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

The trip to Wolfe Island on the ferry is always lovely, and the island itself is worth a visit. But our stay here was less than ideal. If you know what you're getting into--a basic motel--then no problem. The "decor" is bland, there was a faint musty smell, the doors had to be pushed hard, possibly because they weren't adjusted when carpet was laid. Portions in the restaurant were small (seriously...who serves one scoop of mashed potatoes?). That said, the service was friendly, the rooms were clean and the windows actually opened.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about General Wolfe Hotel

Address: 1237 Main Street, Kingston, Ontario KOH 2Y0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Kingston > Inner Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
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Ranked #28 of 37 Hotels in Kingston
Price Range: $55 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — General Wolfe Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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