My husband stayed at the Inn for two nights in late December. The Inn's location in Kingston is *perfect*. It is a slow 5-minute walk to both the downtown (restaurants and shops) and Lake Ontario. The Frontenac is a beautifully restored and well-maintained historic building. The enormous first floor "living room" has many different comfortable sitting areas, a large selection of books and magazines, a small room where guests can make their own tea, hot chocolate, or popcorn. Our room (the "Bell") was on the 2nd floor (there are 3 floors); it was a large, clean, comfortable, and quiet room with huge windows and 12' ceilings. The room was furnished in lovely antiques, and there were two comfortable, large leather chairs and ottoman in front of the gas fireplace. The breakfasts keep one sated for the entire morning and early afternoon: they're individually and freshly prepared, but beware if you're on a diet (hard to resist)!
We're planning to stay at the Inn again this summer, and this time we will try a room on the 3rd floor.
One small disappointment with our room (perhaps not other rooms): we couldn't use the soaker tub: a thick film (to protect against slipping) has been glued to the bottom and made it uncomfortable).
One suggestion for the Inn keepers: There are no coffee makers in the room, but tea is available all day (and night) in the lounge downstairs; it would be nice to add a coffee pot to the lounge for those "early risers" wanting coffee before breakfast is available.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Frontenac Club Inn, located in the heart of Kingston's historic downtown, is a block from Lake Ontario and close to Queen's University. It's a short walk to boat tours, theaters, restaurants (from informal to gourmet), great independent shops, art galleries, museums and the K-ROCK Centre. In a city known for its historic charm, beautiful waterfront and architectural treasures, the Frontenac Club Inn provides a special place to stay and enjoy all that Kingston, Prince Edward County and the 1000 Islands have to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Frontenac Club Hotel Kingston
- Frontenac Club Inn Kingston, Ontario