This inn is really beautiful. The building is very old and has been kept in the original style. The ceilings must be at least 16 feet high even in the guest rooms. The rooms are really large and the price is very affordable.
The breakfast is very nice and the employees who work at the inn are very warm people. The service is friendly and efficient.
When we arrived it was not a very nice day weather-wise and we had been driving for a long time. We get to the door and come face-to-face with a sign that says "check-in is at 4h00". We try the door; it is locked. So we decide to ring even though it isn't 4h00 yet. The owner answers and comes down. The welcome was just so-so. I felt like we were intruding because we arrived a bit before 4h00. I suspect if one of the employees had answered the door we would have felt much more welcome.
The toiletries are good quality products but are provided in scarce quantities. They are not (or at least ours were not) replenished for a multi-night stay.
The really big disappointment is that there are no bathrobes provided. Perhaps the reason the room rates are so affordable is because they skimp on the amenities. I guess you can't have everything. The employees really helped make this an enjoyable stay.
The location was perfect. It is in walking distance to the water, the shops and the restaurants. There is a parking lot in the back for your car.
I would return here if I were in the area again and I might even venture to ring the bell before 4h00!
- 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