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Little Britain
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I were in Kingston for 3 day for a break from our routine and stayed at the Kingston Motel East. Kingston is a lovely city, full of Canadian history and interesting things to do. We did the 1,000 Islands Dinner Cruise and loved it. Eating lunch in a pub that usd to be Sir John A's law... More 

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Thank EricandGigi
Hamilton, ON
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

It was perfect for our one-night stay in Kingston - close to amenities - easy to find. Very friendly welcome. It is older but clean. My husband and I were pleased. We had 2 queen size beds - comfortable sleep. We would stay there again.

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1 Thank Helene L
Canada
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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... More 

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3 Thank Sharon S
KME1488, Manager at Kingston Motel East, responded to this review

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... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This motel is quite simple but is clean and had good air conditioning during this hot period. It is about 6 kms from the city center. The real difference came from the 2 managers who have really helped us in our stay and who were friendly. They made the difference !

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Thank Famille_DESIRE
KME1488, Manager at Kingston Motel East, responded to this review

your family were a pleasure to have here, hope the rest of your vacation is a great one... Thank you for the review we strive to try and make everyones stay enjoyable... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

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... More 

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1 Thank Jeffrey L
KME1488, Manager at Kingston Motel East, responded to this review

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... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The room was very comfortable and quaint. The wifi was pretty slow and did not work most of the time but you don't come to a hotel for the wifi you go to stay right? It's very close to Kingston and Fort Henry, just a few minutes drive. Would definitely recommend for anyone not willing to overpay for a hotel... More 

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1 Thank Matthew M
KME1488, Manager at Kingston Motel East, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we take all our reviews very seriously and try and address every matter that is brought to our attention. We are sorry the Wifi wasn't working well, we try to make everyones stay as enjoyable as it possibly can be. More 

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

5 mins from destination.weekend accommodations clean, quiet and friendly hosts. warm welcome for pets no extra charges. wifi worked great in rm 4. lots of outdoor space to play for kids or walk your dog. simple decor -kitchenette. large room.comfy king size bed. stayed an extra night we were so comfortable.

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Thank Margaret R
Mississauga, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The Kingston Motel East is located a few minutes south of the 401 on Highway 15 which is perfect for our situation. With a friendly Family style attitude towards its customers this motel was a hit with us. Clean rooms, excellent Wi-Fi Signal, soft comfortable beds who could ask for anything more.

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Thank Bill D
Kingston, Ontario
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

If you are looking for a no frills lodging outside of Kingston, this is a great choice. Clean and comfortable beds. Wifi on request. Not the most modern rooms, but what you would expect for a motel. Welcoming staff and great location.

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Management response:

We are doing some renovations and have done some staff upgrades and hope that in the future should you need a place to stay that you will find our newer accomations more to your liking. Thank you Roberta King More 

Harrow, Canada
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110 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Stayed one night when the motel down the street had no rooms. It was late in the day and we were too tired to search for a better hotel. The room was clean and adequate but not worth $100 per night. The Wifi didn't work unless you where outside of the room.

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We are doing some renovations and have done some staff upgrades and hope that in the future should you need a place to stay that you will find our newer accommadations more to your liking. Thank you Roberta King More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kingston Motel East

Address: 1488 Highway 15, Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6, Canada (Formerly Thriftlodge)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Kingston
Price Range: $99 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kingston Motel East 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Thriftlodge Kingston
Thrift Lodge Kingston
Kingston Thrift Lodge
Kingston Thriftlodge
Kingston Motel East Ontario, Canada
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“The family room (up to 6 people) really gives value for the dollar !”
 of 5 bubbles Famille_DESIRE, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 20 - 25 are close to the office (ice) and coffee”
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“Room #6 has a small kitchen, no cutlery or plates though”
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