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Best Western Fireside Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The staff was excellent to deal with on check in the girl was extremely helpful,the food was excellent,we left our cell phone in the room and the staff went out of there way to go back to the room and locate it for us. we will definitely be staying at this location again . definitely a 5 star rating

For a great time: Room, Refreshment, Relaxation you can't beat the Fireside!! The Renaissance suite with double shower, double whirlpool was a romantic space to recharge. Dinner at Stefan's Bistro was awesome as usual and the top drawer service provided by Bruce was a highlight to the meal...oh, and the creme brulee!! A peaceful night and then the fantastic complimentary breakfast is which second to none anywhere, not even off the menu breakfasts...because I have had them all!

At the 5 locations I have stayed this year, Fireside Inn currently ranks number one. I look forward to coming back and trying one of their fantasy rooms. What made the experience most enjoyable was the location in the city of Kingston and the dining experience I had for breakfast and their special Surf and Turf I had my first evening there.

Pleasant surprise .. rooms good, bed comfortable, hotel was quiet, which we enjoyed. Pub great decor... Restaurant was fabulous - best Caesar salad I've ever had, prime rib cooked to perfection. Mike the chef cane to table ... would go back.

Good quality. Excellent value for family stay. Cozy hotel with good service. No extra parking or other fees. Decor is dated, but comfortable rooms, beds, and atmosphere. Breakfast and service was good.

Traveling for work puts me here very frequently. The whole crew, from the front desk to the maintenance staff, make this my favorite hotel. The restaurants are fantastic with multiple choices. The complimentary breakfast is great. Amazing job. Thanks again!

From the moment I seen the website I knew this was the place to stay. A fireplace in every room! Extremely clean rooms, free parking and a hot breakfast buffet which had plenty to choose from. The staff are friendly and the bar/lounge is very cozy with lots to see and again a nice fire to enjoy!!

Wonderful place, felt like we stayed at a cabin in the woods. Clean rooms that are nicely laid out, beds are comfortable, pillows could be better, but we still slept fairly well. The continental breakfast was excellent. Happy, friendly, yet professional service. We docked a point because the lounge food wasn't that great for the price we paid, although it's highly possible if we'd ordered something else it may have been better. We liked the hotel so much we stayed again on our return trip. Would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a place to stay while in Kingston.

They recognized us as Diamond Members and upgraded our room to a suite. It was very nice and had a lodge feeling. Breakfast was included which was very good and appreciated the atmosphere in the dining room.

Admittedly I haven’t stayed at Best Western in years if ever, I didn’t plan it that way but most of my reviews are from Marriot based hotels or La Quinta. It’s actually been a long time that I stayed at another chain, mostly because for work they book at other chains so I review those locations. This time I had to be in Canada on my own accord to fix an antique speaker up in Kingston, ON. A friend of mine and I had to keep switching dates to meet so I had to get a room of Priceline so they chose this hotel. I don’t like to book through third parties as the chain’s website is often a better deal nowadays. The days of deals on the internet are gone and I feel the share the same databases. I didn’t have a choice as hockey tournaments were going on and everything was booked. At any rate I drove up to Kingston, ON this past Friday 3/23/2018. I got to the hotel and parked in the East entrance. There is a West entrance also but it is because of the way the hotel is designed. The guest attendant was great and she suggested I sign up for the rewards program. I always do this as the benefits can be good. I got room 229 on the second floor with room keys and breakfast vouchers. I walked through a maze of corridors and found my room. The hotel is 45 years old and the hallways are tight. The first thing I noticed as the hotel probably had a makeover at some point. Things looked pristine. One thing to note is how clean everything was. I have stayed at a lot of hotels and this was a great thing to see. The rooms are small and tight also but laid out in such a way that it works for what it is. The fireplace is a nice touch. I had one problem, an alarm kept going off and I thought it was the TV. It was the room’s safe that was indicating batteries needed to be changed. Someone from downstairs came up and replaced them. It wasn’t a problem or anyone’s fault. I didn’t need it anyway but they were very attentive. I had to leave to go so I didn’t stay in the hotel hardly at all. The bathroom facility in the room was pristine as well. It felt a little cramped but given the age and the kind of place it is I took that into account. There was a coffee make, soap, toiletries and the complimentary towels also. The shower had a cool attachment for dispersing the water. The temperature for showering was perfect. The bed was very well made with a refrigerator in the room also. I slept well for the 6 hours I got to sleep. It was quiet but I had to be up at 6 the next morning to go to my friends place. I didn’t get to experience Tom’s place or the free Buffet as it was a shotgun trip up and back so I can’t comment on those places. I also didn’t work out in the exercise room but it was open on the second floor. I checked out at 6:30 AM on 3/24/2018. Since I couldn’t use the vouchers (bistro opens a 7 AM on the weekends) the attendant packed me bottled water, a banana and a granola bar. That was a nice touch. After reading reviews here is looked as people had similar experiences. As I said I wasn’t there that long and I didn’t get to experience all of the facility but for what I was there for it was great. It almost reminded me of traveling in the 70’s with my parents in Canada and those are some of my best memories so staying here reminded me of that. I hope the management/staff can keep up the good work in this competitive time in the travel business.

1217 Princess Street Kingston ON

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Best Western Fireside Inn places you within 2 miles (3 km) of George Taylor Richardson Memorial Stadium and International Hockey Hall of Fame. This 3-star hotel has 74 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In central Kingston, the hotel is also close to Canada's Penitentiary Museum and St John's The Apostle Catholic Church.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at Bistro Stefan, one of 2 onsite restaurants. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 74 individually decorated rooms provide fireplaces, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 37-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, safes, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Fireside Inn enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a computer station.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1118 reviews