I travel for work and my desires in a hotel are fairly utilitarian. This fits the bill with some bonuses. We booked on Hotwire - first time doing this. So the hotel was only revealed after we'd booked and the room was whatever we were given.
What I loved: Large room - 2 beds, desk and table with chairs. Microwave and fridge (this was HUGE for us because I was traveling with someone with a medical condition and we never know if he'll feel well enough to venture out or need to hermit in our room). Hot water with plenty of pressure. Free wireless internet that worked well. Quiet - even though its on a major thoroughfare and there were plenty of other guests, we had a peaceful sleep. Cable TV (and the remote worked well! That's a rarity in my experience). Heater worked well and quickly (good for my spouse who is susceptible to cold). Free parking (not true of some of the downtown hotels). The price. Kingston is a fairly expensive place to stay. Our room was $69/night = $82 inc. all taxes (via hotwire).
What I liked (but didn't love): The continental breakfast was fine - fresh fruit salad was particularly a treat but the rest was pedestrian (I prefer when there are yogurt and boiled eggs rather than only bread and cereal products). Location - in a strip mall with other strip malls nearby. It's a bit of a longish walk to downtown (about 2 km) - but there are grocery stores, a couple restaurants, Cdn Tire, banks and the best coffee in Kingston (Eco...not the one near the University, the one near Kingston Centre at this location) within easy walking distance.
What I didn't care about but you might: the carpet is stained - but the room was very clean. Dated decor (but all rooms look the same behind eyelids). Old skool although reasonably sized TV.
What I didn't like: the bathroom fan was loud - but once I had a shower and the place steamed up substantially, I can see why having an industrial fan would be a benefit.
The PeachTree Inn suited our needs and then some, so we immediately booked another night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome To The Thriftlodge Kingston! For your upcoming visit to the area, choose the most comfortable, well-appointed of all the hotels in Kingston. Here you will find meeting and event space, all the amenities you want and so much more - choose us! Our Kingston Hotel's Amenities Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast Complimentary High-Speed Internet Complimentary Parking Pet Friendly (up to 200 lbs) In-Room Dining Area In-Room Coffee and Tea Maker Mini-Refrigerator We are located near downtown Kingston, putting you in the best possible location for business, leisure or a bit of both. You'll find copious dining and shopping spots, as well as entertainment options for the entire family. The rooms and suites of The Thriftlodge are spacious, clean and perfect for your Kingston area stay. We also offer loft suites equipped with a fireplace for the relaxing Kingston hotel getaway you've imagined. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peachtree Hotel Kingston
- Thriftlodge Kingston Ontario