Kingston Motel East

Kingston Motel East

1488 Highway 15, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4V3 Canada
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#31 of 39 hotels in Kingston
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
We are located outside of town, on a quiet road. we are only minutes to town in any direction. We have lots of museums, restaurants, gas stations, coffee shops with in minutes from motel. If you are looking to be close to the city without being in the city we have what you need.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

Location

1488 Highway 15, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4V3 Canada
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SusieC1801 wrote a review Jul 2017
Hamilton1 contribution3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My Boyfriend and i stayed here for 3 nights for a wedding in town... i have to start off by saying i was pleasantly surprised when we opened our door, clean room, air conditioning was working very well, bar fridge perfect and the most comfortable bed nice clean new bedding and two nice big chairs and a table... and the staff (Debbie) that are so pleasant and go above and beyond and a nice big front lawn that has shade from the mature trees we will stay here again in the future... Susie & Chris
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Date of stay: July 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed in room 9 it had everything we needed. We brought lawn chair to take advantage of the...
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majorflash wrote a review Sep 2011
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here overnight to attend a wedding and a function the following morning. Clean ordinary room. All was well until I tried to shower the next morning and discovered a broken shower head. Wife of owner told him the shower wouldn't stay on although I never gave any details. Owner told me " Things happen and it's just a minor inconvenience. You can still take a tub bath." I was tired , hungry and longing for my morning shower. When I suggested I should be compensated for said inconvenience he became angry and defensive. When I pushed the matter he angrily threw $20.00 at me with some harsh words. There seemed to be other vacancies that I could have stayed in .I found this quite unsettling. Later my nephew who works at the army base asked about recommending the motel to other out of town visitors .I said no I would not.
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Date of stay: September 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maureen M wrote a review Jun 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The location was great - but no one came to provide new bathroom towels or make the bed in the morning - even though you requested maid services per door handle.

Towels were not nice to use either.

The shower water pressure was not great.

Check in service took quite a while - even though pre-booked!

Staff were okay - not necessarily friendly.
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Date of stay: June 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: look elsewhere
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Navigate19697 wrote a review Oct 2003
North Bay, ON1 contribution12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at this hotel in August. WE booked it because of the lack of availability in the city on the weekend. We were put to ease when we found out that the motel was affiliated with the Travelodge Chain; however, this was short lived as we checked into the hotel. First let me say that the room was $100 a night for a dirty room that I was afraid to take my shoes off in! There was mold on the ceiling and walls in the bathroom and holes in the bathroom door. So gross we decided that we would not shower there the next morning and we bought bottled water to drink and brush our teeth with. There was dirt and 'stuff' on the walls and carpet and generally dirty and unclean. I have stayed in nicer places throughout canada and the united states for $39 a night. I WOULD NOT recommend staying here at all!
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koch-webb wrote a review May 2007
Newmarket7 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We picked this motel because of its location, but what a mistake. The price was over the top and the motel was dirty and in horrible condition. Even though the TV was not functioning, the motel manager refused to give any kind of price break. They do most of their business with people that work at the Military Base for a week at a time, so the odd traveler is a bonus for them rather than a necessity. As it was a long weekend there was nothing else available, so we were at their mercy.

I will never stay here again and advise all to stay clear of this place. I would rather drive a few hours and stay in another town.
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Date of stay: May 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jet13148 wrote a review Sep 2004
Bracebridge, Ontario1 contribution4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Quite simply, the worst $100 I ever spent. I could have stayed in the Kingston Landfill for free and kicking myself for not.

In one word....Filthy!
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Sharon S wrote a review Aug 2016
Canada75 contributions27 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were driving all day from Ontario & couldn't make it to Quebec City by early evening like planned & so we decided to get off the highway and stay in Kingston. We searched online for an economy motel & this one SEEMED alright.
First off, we walked into room & we were immediately smacked in the face with an overpowering smell of a cheap air freshener, which was found sitting on the table by the door, trying to cover the mustiness & heat of the room's air. We asked to change rooms & got the one next to it.
In the second room, we had the air freshener again, but it wasn't as hot & stuffy, as the last room. So we figured it would do; put bags in & we left to go down the road to get some water & snacks. We were back within a half hour.
Now we got the lights on & were able to have a good look around...went to wash our hands in the sink & the water smelled of sulfur & no pressure. The carpet was stained, air conditioner noisy & ineffective, bug splats on walls & ceiling, dead spiders by door frame/wall, no extra outlets, dirty toilet seat & stained tub, Wi-Fi dropped constantly (couldn't be used), table lamp had a faulty wire (wasn't working, moved wire & then it came on). Rooms are very-very dated.
We looked at each other & knew we could NOT stay here. We went to call the Office & the room-phone was dead. We walked over to the office & lights were out. Pressed the button for the intercom & it was broken. Noticed a paper note on window, for us to call a phone#. Back to the room & had to use our own mobile to call them.
We said, we had a problem & asked if he could meet us at the office. Back over to office again, he opens up the door finally half-asleep & pj's on, rubbing his eyes (must live in a room in back). My husband told him, we are not happy with this room & we would like to leave now, please. Told him some of the reasons why & made sure he reversed the charges. We couldn't get our stuff into the car fast enough & then we proceeded to the Tim Hortons to use internet & try to find some other motels in the area, which took a long time, since we thought this one would be alright.
After all this, we found another motel 10 minutes away, and for another $30 we went from the 1970s back to 2016 & a free breakfast!
Next day, my husband received a very rude, inappropriate & undeserved E-mail from the Owner's wife of the Kingston Motel East, she unofficially used the letterhead of the online Hotel Booking Comparison site that we used; saying that she was responding to the review we made, which we didn't make...she just wanted to tell him off. We alerted the Hotel Comparison Booking online site we used & they said that they didn't know anything about this Email.
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Date of stay: August 2016
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from KME1488, Manager at Kingston Motel East
Responded Oct 17, 2016
wow this review is so filled with lies, you came used the room for a shower and what ever else you used it for since the bed was in a disgusting mess along with the bathroom and then you told a bunch of lies to get your money back... and then you feel you have the right to write stuff on here to try and make us look bad well in the end you are the one looking bad because you were the ones who used the room and then got your money back then were disgusting with your behaviours... oh well people will really know what you were up to instead of the lies you put on here...
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Jeffrey L wrote a review Aug 2016
13 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Before I get to how the motel was inside let me first start off by saying the lady at the front desk was super nice and friendly.
Now... The room- smelled gross, bugs everywhere, there was black I don't know what all in the toilet... The sheets were nasty, the "phone" in the room was for show and no where to plug it... The tv didn't work , you could only get a wifi outside your room... I couldn't stay the second day cause I felt disgusting being in the room.. Prepaid the room, I just left the key at the front desk and left.. Not sure when the last time they cleaned it.. Or they need to hire new staff.... I will never stay here again ... Not for 235$ for two nights, what a rip off... If it was cheaper I could expect the dirts... But for that price..EWWWWWW!!!! Really gross....
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Response from KME1488, Manager at Kingston Motel East
Responded Aug 25, 2016
really wish you had of address these matter with us personally instead of taking the low road and putting a review that is absolutely untrue... and furthermore I remember you quite well and know for a fact you stayed both days and had no trouble using our showers or bed... the black that was in the toliet is from being on a well system not dirty we have used all cleaners claiming to take this out and we haven't gotten one yet... not from lack of trying. This building is old and yes sometimes when the air conditioner is off for all of the day it gets a musty smell in the room, but smelled gross, I really know it didn't since I clean the rooms every day and change the sheets on all the beds I know for a fact that the room was not uncleaned or gross. the phone yes we know isn't working in that room because of a wire outside the building that got cut when work was being done outside also the place to plug it in if you needed to was at the head of the bed... but you got that room because you booked late and we were full that weekend... I know if your experience was as bad as you say it was you wouldn't have stayed both nights and you wouldn't have left the key in the room you would have come to the office and made your concerns clear... this is why there is a sign on the back of every door saying please come to us with your concerns so that lies aren't told to the world about what a disgusting place we are supposely running here...
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jocelyn wrote a review Aug 2015
15 contributions16 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We saw the TripAdvisor review on this hotel...WiFi Pool Breakfast and to our surprise after checking in there were none of the above and blamed TripAdvisor for the misinformation NEVER stay there!the price quoted was doubled when we finished...it's a rip off!
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rosie M wrote a review Oct 2017
Kingston, Canada8 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this motel in August witha 500 dollar deposit as we had been told the rooms for long stay book quickley,We were looking for a house but none had came our way that we liked .When we were shown the room it had very nice bedding and looked great and was very attractive,we were told we had to bring our own linens and dishes for long term stay and that i would do all the cleaning of the room.The room was to be 1200 a month,and we could move in after October 15th .Between Booking the room and October 7th we found a house and my hubby returned to see the owner for our deposit back or some of it as 500 dollars is alot of money.The owner told him there would be NO MONEY BACK,even with the 9 days notice ,we contacted other motels between here and Smith Falls and everyone said all money would be returned with that much notice or a small fee if the notice was less then 72 hours,My hubby and the owner agreed on ,,,we would take the room for 8 nights and thats all he would do for us but no money back,On the day of arrival my hubby was told by the new manager that we had already checked in to the room,,ummmmm no we didnt,,so when hubby and the owner went to the room there was a man on the bed who had been let in our room,,still no money back,,we continued to stay at our home but checked in daily to the room and when we did we found ,,a rusted old toaster,,,a hot plate that was so old and rusted it was a fire hazard,dirt on the baseboards, i tried cleaning the tub but there was no help for it,the old curtains and bedding was disgusting,On wednesday my friend was with me to check it out again and for witness to this and when we pulled in the door was open so i assumed the maid was in there,much to my surprise there stood a man who had lights ripped off,,puddy on the wall of the bathroom,tools everywere and he asked what i was doing there and i told him it was my room till the 24th,he told me he was told to go ahead and work that it was not rented,so off to the office my friend and i went and had a discussion with the new manager who had started there on the sunday and was already planning to quit,he told us,,,the owner was away and i told him my hubby would be back later that day,,hubby and his friend did go back and spoke to the owner and asked for even half our money back and the owner still wouldnt give any,,this man has an answer for everything,even the mold in the shower tiles and about the toaster ,he said he would have gave me a new one and that the room was clean,,THIS MAN DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE CUSTOMER , HE ONLY THINKS OF HIS MONEY,I would never recommend this place to anyone,I now will be taking this to the media,with hopes no one else gets ripped off by him,Its not clean and has had a cover up reno done,This room looked nothing like the day we were shown it in August,,everything had been changed and to offer someone a toaster that looks like this one did is not good,and the hotplate a fire hazard,,IMAGINE
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Date of stay: October 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: never leave a 500 dollar deposit
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Jordyn T asked a question Apr 2017
Kingston, Canada70 contributions20 helpful votes
What ate your monthly rates please?
Answer from Eric W
Oshawa, Canada19 contributions15 helpful votes
We only stayed for two nights. You would need to contact the motel for monthly rate. I can say that it was clean, quiet, the internet and tv worked well and it was a 10 minute drivebto downtown Kingston. I would stay there again.
Rosie M wrote a tip Oct 2017
Kingston, Canada8 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"never leave a 500 dollar deposit"
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SusieC1801 wrote a tip Jul 2017
Hamilton1 contribution3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in room 9 it had everything we needed. We brought lawn chair to take advantage of the front lawn."
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Maureen M wrote a tip Jun 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"look elsewhere"
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Jean-Luc D wrote a tip Aug 2016
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The family room (up to 6 people) really gives value for the dollar !"
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DanielLynch1949 wrote a tip Aug 2012
Arnprior, Canada130 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms 20 - 25 are close to the office (ice) and coffee"
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C$106 - C$146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kingston Motel East
Which popular attractions are close to Kingston Motel East?
Nearby attractions include Enchanted Creations (1.0 km).
Which room amenities are available at Kingston Motel East?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Kingston Motel East?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kingston Motel East?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maki Sushi, The Duchess Pub, and St. Louis Bar & Grill.
Are pets allowed at Kingston Motel East?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kingston Motel East?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Kingston Motel East?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bellevue House National Historic Site (7.6 km), Fort Henry National Historic Site (5.2 km), and Kingston City Hall (5.9 km).
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