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Trip review

Just back from a quick weekend getaway to Kingston and thought I'd post my review.

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express just off the 401. Fabulous. The hotel is clean and well maintained. Every single staff member we encountered was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Great room, great pool, great breakfast. We will definitely be staying here again.

As for what to do while in town... nothing. Every museum/attraction that we were interested in was closed- either for the season or on the weekend. They did have a great skating rink set up downtown, but we're not skaters.

I would not recommend Kingston as a destination in the winter, however we're looking forward to checking it out this summer.

UG

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1. Re: Trip review

Hi UG;

Please take a moment and write a review of the hotel. Many more people read the reviews than the forums when researching accommodations.

tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g154992-d1391723…

Best Regards

Kingston Ontario
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Yes, unfortunately this weekend ( Feb 5-6) is 'Feb Fest'.. the winter carnival.. of sorts. So last weekend there was absolutely nothing to do. Sorry.....

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Sorry you weren't able to do what you had hoped. Which museums did you hope to visit that were closed? Many are closed, but others have limited hours or are open by appointment if you let them know you'd like to visit at least 24 hours in advance.

Anyway, glad you will be back this summer to explore. There are some events/festivals (eg. buskers rendezvous) that occur during the summer months that may interest you - you may choose to plan your visit around either attending or avoiding those dates.

ktown

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4. Re: Trip review

We had hoped to see the prison museum and had thought about Fort Henry.

We'll just have to come back in the summer!

UG

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