We were there as part of a team in town for a hockey tournament.
Location is convenient, close to the 401 and a major shopping area with fast food restaurants and an outlet mall. Not too many sit-down restaurants in walking distance other than an East Side Mario's that is packed.
Price was OK, you don't expect the best deal when booking as a team but it wasn't unreasonable.
Hotel is quiet enough at night.
Pool was working and available, very important for a team of young boys. The hotel also made a conference room available to us so the boys had a place to hang out and play together - this was fantastic since it kept them from running up and down the halls and getting into trouble. The hotel also allowed us to use the bar area for a team pizza dinner - much appreciated, a real benefit to us all.
Breakfast was OK, there was adequate food and none of it was bad, but none of it was really what you'd call good. Muffins were all on the sweet side (almost like cupcakes), not a lot of hot options, no meat of any sort. I've stayed at other places that have a more appealing breakfast for the same price.
Cleanliness is definitely iffy. The good news is that I looked hard for bedbugs and found none. The bad news is that the sheets were obviously stained and had to be replaced - once I opened the curtains and pulled back the bed covering this was easy to see. The telephone was covered in dust and the remote control was greasy, there was something stuck to the TV screen, etc. We used our own supplies to wipe everything down before anyone touched anything. The cleaning staff may think they're cleaning, but if they never open the curtains the room is sort of dim and you won't see the grime built up.
I wouldn't seek this place out to stay again, but if I was part of a team that booked it again I would go along with it.
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- First Canada Hotel
- First Canada Inns Kingston, Ontario