Sorry that this review is coming a little late. My grandfather and I made the trip down to Kingston, ON to visit my brother who was staying at RMC. We arrived at the hotel much earlier than check-in time, and the staff were more than accommodating, allowing us to check-in early, put our bags in our room, and take off to RMC. This was all free of cost.
The first room we went into was disappointing... the room was musty, the windows were nailed shut, and there was an air freshener in the socket that smelled... horrible. Had the windows been accessible, I'm sure we could have aired it out by the time we returned, but alas, I requested a room change. The second room was better. Two queen-sized beds, desk and chair, reclining chair in the back corner, clean bathroom, and windows worked.
One of the reasons we had chosen this hotel was the indoor pool, which did not disappoint. It was clean, as was the hot tub. It was also fairly quiet. Inside the pool area, there was also some gym equipment available for those guests looking to have a quick morning/evening workout.
There was a laundry room available on site, coin operated. Also an ice machine if needed. The layout of the hotel itself left much to be desired. There was no elevator for my grandfather to use... and we were located wayyyy in the right wing on the second floor, which was a lengthy walk to reception, the car, the pool - just about everything.
The Continental breakfast left much to be desired. One of the two nights that we stayed, we were greeted with a girls volleyball team who took just about everything from the "buffet table" - which was a piece of plywood on top of their pool table in the lobby area. This lobby area is also a very small enclosed area, which can comfortably seat ~8-10 people at a time. We were down for breakfast around 7:30am, and there was little more than fruit loops left, and absolutely no seating. My advice would be to grab a real meal elsewhere, as we both felt like we were scrounging for food, and left hungry.
We paid about $99.50 (with taxes) a night, which was much more than we would ever pay for this hotel again. However, the staff tried, and they seemed to care... so I would consider returning for another trip to RMC - if the price was right.
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