Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 243
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Reallytired#13 Room beside service elevator shaft #522 on June 4 2014
This room was booked this past November (2013)
-this room is directly beside an elevator shaft
-this room was booked 6 months in advance.......why would I have a room by an elevator shaft
-this was extremely disruptive to me and my families night sleep
-the hotel staff were excellent
-the buffet breakfast was less than exciting and fulfilling ....since I did not finish my breakfast....sausages were under cooked and pancakes were doughy and dry.
-I would not normally express a concern when travelling but when I book with the Holiday Inn I have very high expectations and these expectations have always been met in the past.....this particular experience may be my last at a Holiday inn......unless you can convince me other wise.
June 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Garrows5 Great Vacation
Location was excellent and staff was very friendly
June 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tb57 Good Location, downtown Kingston. Comfortable rooms.
Disappointed that the top floor resturant was closed for a smaller resturant on the main floor off the lobby. Even though the location is more convenient.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tammy1228 Room Accommodation
i booked our 4 night stay at this Holiday Inn 5 months in advance as i wanted to ensure i had a large room to accommodate myself, spouse, daughter and mother inlaw. I was under the assumption that i had booked a suite with 2 King size beds.
When we arrived and checked in we were provided a room with a King size bed and a pullout couch, As we were staying 4 nights this did not meet our needs. Once i explained this was not my expectation when booking and that we would have to find accommodation elsewhere. The staff took my concerns seriously and were able to place us in a suite that met our needs. The staff were all professional and Holiday Inn is striving to meet and exceed their customers needs. The Wednesday customer appreciation night was also very nice providing guests with a complimentary beverage and appys.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Val & Marg Nice Room & Breakfast
My daughter and I enjoyed our stay. Special thanks to the Desk Clerk who loaned us the umbrella!
Only thing I could suggest is that there be two smaller pillows along with the large ones.
May 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cheryl6 Sunny Weekend
We come every year at this time to celebrate Mother's day and our Anniversary. We certainly enjoy the hotel and always request a water view!!!! Restaurant is very good!!! Very satisfied!!!!
May 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ClaDe Great location
Great location. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Great pool and sauna.
Difficult to get warm/hot water from taps. Mattresses had no support for back/neck. Very slow service and expensive breakfast at hotel restaurant. Overall, would consider this hotel and it's price for breakfast and parking to be over priced. If you don't need this specific location, then i would stay somewhere else.
May 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mr.Bill Nice
Great location in downtown Kingston. Staff were professional, helpful and friendly. Room was comfortable, but the screen door had a broken handle and the tub faucet handle and sink faucet handle were falling off. Hot water was hard to come by at the sink for some reason but was plenty hot at the shower. As for the restaurant, the $14 buffet breakfast was dreadful, and the $8 2-egg special was delicious. The building is showing its age, and lots of stuff is starting to wear out -the elevator has an ominous creak, for example. But the room was still quite nice and the location was ideal. I had 2 well rested nights there, and would certainly consider going back.
May 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rougepierre Rougepierre
The first room we booked into had a showerhead that was broken and sprayed everywhere so we changed rooms. The second room had no hot water only lukewarm at best. My wife could not take a bath because the drain plug was broken. As a result the concierge gave us free parking $14, and a $25 discount on our room. Great location but Holiday Inn is showing its age.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RM1818 A good choice in Kingston
I have stayed at a number of hotels in Kingston, but this was my first time at the Holiday Inn. I was pleasantly surprised. The location is idea - central, and right on the lake. The staff were professional, courteous, and helpful.
The room decor is tired (the carpet needs replacing), but the rooms are generous in size and my view was wonderful. I appreciated the lighted mirror.
The fitness facility is great - and no TV required. The view over the lake was better than any electronic device.
I will definitely return.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ditto62 Great Stay
Stayed for 3 nights at this hotel and had a marvelous stay.
Beautiful hotel right in the thick of things. The rooms were clean and very comfortable, we ate at the restaurant and the food was delicious.
If you are looking for a friendly, comfortable, welcoming and reasonably priced hotel then the Holiday Inn waterfront is great for you!
May 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Queens mom clean room, very comfortable bed, nice crisp linens.
I really enjoyed the conversation with the reception staff on check-out. While being efficient and processing our bill and booking us for this weekend (when we move our son) she was very personable and engaging. I really apppreciated the personal touch and felt like a 'somebody'.
April 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by julie74 great location and comfy
i always stay at this hotel in Kingston, very comfortable and staff very nice.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by martee Last Minute Stay
Totally unplanned delay to get some last minute work done in Kingston, On before home to US before Good Friday!
Internet service was great, Staff was very helpful and cooperative.
Excellant harbor view and very relaxing room. Dox for drinks and snacks did an excellent job. Bartender/local guide narrowed down many highlights before departure and save me a ton of searching and surfing. I will use this hotel in the future as a area work hub because of the location and activities downtown Kingston.
April 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jewel313 Noisy & Overpriced
Paid lots to get what I believed to be a premier room for our 30th anniversary. The only thing premier about the room was the view of the water. Figured our we paid an big money because the hotel was full of 8 year old hockey players and their families. There was constant yelling, running and hockey games being played outside our room. The sink and bathtub drains were broken and it took almost 5 minutes to get hot water for a shower. Not a real great experience for the cost.
On the plus side, the hotel does have a great location right downtown and our room did have a wonderful view of the water.
April 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by George1529 Regular guest - won't be back.
Has been our regular place to stay when visiting family in Kingston. After several problems and errors with reservations, with no help or sympathy from staff, we will find a Kingston hotel that is less "tired", has less noise and is more responsive to guests.
April 14, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by A_G_6264 Disappointed with the two rooms.
Stayed at the Waterfront Holiday Inn in Kingston last weekend, like we do several times a year. Always has a great experience, except for this time. The first room we were given had been smoked in, and we are both non-smokers, and we had our 3 year old grand-daughter with us. We asked one of the maids to come and confirm what we were smelling but unfortunately she was also a smoker and could not tell. Another maid came and confirmed that the room had been smoked in. After talking to the front desk we were given another room and explained that they have a strict non-smoking policy. Our second room was extremely filthy, had not been dusted, and the bath and toilet were dirty. I am disappointed as we always had a great experience at this Holiday Inn. Now we may look into other hotels on the water front. Hopefully someone pays attention to this email.
April 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ms. Muggs Needs a Refresh
Stayed at this hotel a number of years ago and upon returning, I was truly shocked to see it had not been updated in all that time. At the time it was fresh and lovely. Now it is truly in need of updating. It is such a beautiful location. Rooms are a nice size. But, time to get the paint out, new furnishings and pay a little more attention to cleaning.
Location overlooking the water is awesome though. Was there for a conference and the banquet food was not exactly quality. Good salad, strange chicken and overcooked vegetables.
Very nice staff.
April 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Balgobin All-round best place to stay
This hotel is right on Kingston harbour and close to everything downtown. Unlike other hotels in the vicinity it has a dining room and bar and room service. It is popular and usually busy even in the winter, but I have always been well treated and enjoyed my stay. The rooms are large, beds comfortable, I like the restaurant and service is prompt and courteous.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Real88 Great service front desk always very helpful
I love coming to Kingston and the Holiday Inn is an incrediable hotel to stay at. It is located in a great location and there is lots to do close by. The staff are friendly and helpful. I would recomend this hotel to everyone.
April 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kul0017 Very disappointed!
Where do I start... Turns out there was a hockey tournament that weekend, I would have liked to have known. There was kids running up and down the halls, elevators were so packed we had to take the stairs all the time. Forget about relaxing at the pool after a hard day of work, kids were splashing and running all over the pool area, then getting on the exercise equipment with wet bathing suits! If the parents can't control their kids then they should not be able to stay and be asked to leave...also upon arrival the lounge/restaurant was closed at 945pm!
Called down to have service for our fridge that was not working properly and no one showed up! I wish this review could be an exaggeration but sadly it's nothing but the truth!
April 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Simcoe Hotel in need of attention.
Our room was on the 3rd floor, 2 floors above the pool, and smelled of chlorine / bromine / pool chemicals.
We had booked a double room with a cot and when we arrived no cot in room and only 2 sets of towels for 5 people.
When we phoned, the staff did bring the cot and towels within a short time, but could the room have been ready in the 1st place?
Bathroom light also buzzed.
Reasonably good layout with small counter outside bathroom, as well as open closet.
Overall hotel seemed to be somewhat tired looking. Needs some renovations.
And $14 for parking is outrageous. Kingston is not Toronto!
March 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 60 birthday Great Hotel spot and view
Maitlyn, the receptionist, was so helpful and pleasant. and she made us feel so at home. Beds were very comfortable. very convenient to amenities.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by debray wonderful experience
My husband stayed for 3 nights and i stayed for 2 nights. I was recuperating from surgery performed at the hospital. The front desk staff ensured that we had a quiet area to rest as well as close to the ice machine, in case i needed it. The housekeeping staff gave me a few bottles of toiletries for my hospital staff, as i forgot mine and ensured i had extra towels for the bed for after surgery. The beds were very comfortable and the pillows were just perfect. Staff, including management, assisted on our exit day to assist me to our truck and get all the luggage into our car, as i was not up to par when we left. I had concerns with leaving on our exit day and staff assured us that we would work together, if needed, to stay longer.
Our only complaint and i am not sure in my case that it may have been due to being ill awaiting surgery that last few months, was the restaurant food. We found the food only fair. We tend to eat non-spicy plainer foods. I would have loved a simple soup/bread combo or salad and chicken with bread combo. Hopefully i didn't just miss this on the menu due to pre-op jitters!
Other than the food, we loved everything about the hotel and hope to return with our follow-up appointment in a few months.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dddd99 excellent stay
second time I stayed at this hotel, it was again without complaint, friendly staff clean facilities and ideal location. the friendly staff really make the difference.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JudgeR Clean, comfortable, quiet rooms
Having travelled extensively I am of the view that other than a clean comfortable room, that staff play the most important role in the operation of a hotel. Having said that the Kingston Holiday Inn Waterfront has the most personable, friendly and helpful staff of any hotel I have ever stayed at. They will go out of their way to ensure all is well with your stay. If you stay there a few times they will remember your name and your preferences regarding room location etc. As you are checking in be prepared to be on your way to your room within a couple of minutes. Check in and out is a breeze. If something is not right speak to the staff and it shall be corrected. The location of this property being right downtown also makes it desirable. This location is always my go to hotel when I am in Kingston. There is no better.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by J CL Great Stay, Convenient and well priced
The location to the shops and sites was excellent, staff was amazing and the room was clean, cozy and accommodating. We required a crib for our newborn and they ensured it was delivered, put together and checked in to make sure there wasn't anything else we needed. Manager on duty was wonderful and same with all the staff we spoke with. Great stay and will stay there again.
The only downfall was the parking lot and the amount of slushy snow that made people park too far apart therefore limited parking in the winter it seemed.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JenV67 Felt like family
We were staying at this property due to a family member in the hospital. The staff knew this and went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable and problem free. I picked this hotel because it is a short walk to restaurants and shops and KGH.
Thank you to all the staff!
February 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Allibear Good overall; met expectations
Holiday Inn is not where most people go for a luxury, five-star experience, but it's usually nice enough, friendly and clean. This location met all my expectations. The staff were friendly overall, although I found the staff in the restaurant a bit inattentive, especially on Sunday morning when they seemed to be more concerned with getting their brunch set up than with attending to the people such as myself who were still there for an earlier breakfast. We actually had to get up and search the restaurant for our server so that we could pay and leave. My only complaint about the room is they provided us with our requested extra cot, but there was barely room to set it up. Some hotels don't provide cots in their smaller rooms; I probably wouldn't have asked for the cot if I knew how little space there would be, but still, it was convenient to have it. The location is excellent; it was easy to walk to great shopping and restaurants.
January 15, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Zorko NOISY
We were upgraded from the 1st floor to the 5th, right in the middle of some hockey teams and college students. There were people in the hallway til after 4am, very noisy. On top of that the 6th floor is the ballroom so when they were rearranging it around 12-1am it was also noisy. The room, view, and bar were great, you just couldn't get any sleep. When booking ask for a quiet floor.
January 15, 2014