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Kingston Hotel
Ranked #60 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 October 2011

My wife and I just returned from a cruise to Alaska and spent a couple of days before and after the cruise at the Kingston Hotel Bed and Breakfast in Vancouver. The hotel is right in downtown Vancouver and only an $8.00 cab ride from the hotel to the cruise port. The hotel has a European feel. The stay at the hotel includes a continental breakfast. This hotel is one of the cleanest we have ever stayed in. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about shopping and attractions in the area. Granville Market is about a 20 minute walk from the hotel. Next door to the hotel is the Kingston pub. The food there was very good and reasonably priced. We met people of all ages from around the world staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

We have stayed in Kingston before and liked it. Good central location in downtown now you can take skyline ( fast metro) from airport and be in the hotel in 30 min. Don't get discouraged by shared bathrooms, they are very clean and close to rooms so no problem. The only thing I wished they have A/C. It was quite warm at night.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

Very clean but small rooms shared bathrooms and laundry room

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

We stayed in the Kingston Hotel while visiting Vancouver. First off, the location is great. If you're coming from the airport on Skytrain, it's just a short few-block walk to the hotel--great for the weary traveler. It's in a safe area close to Robson street, the major downtown shopping street, and is an easy walk to the water, Stanley Park, Denman street, the art gallery, and other Vancouver downtown attractions.

I remember the staff being very helpful and explaining the various room options when I made my reservation. The room we had was small but clean and had lots of storage, a desk, and a private sink. We didn't have a private bathroom but the shared one was right across the hall and felt very clean. They also provided a set of disposable shower shoes for us to wear, which was a nice touch.

The breakfast is simple (toast or bagel; butter, cream cheese, or jam; orange juice, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate) but was a nice way to start the day. the breakfast room isn't big, so there could be a bit of a bottleneck during the later morning hours (especially since the hotel staff take orders and man the toasters themselves).

The staff was very friendly, but not the most helpful with respect to restaurant recommendations. There are so many food options in the vicinity of the hotel (Robson street is just packed with options, not to mention the other side streets) that we did our research on the internet before heading out to find a bite to eat.

All in all, I would definitely recommend the Kingston Hotel for the budget traveler. You can definitely get a nicer hotel, but this one has all of the important qualities you look for: clean, quiet, comfortable, convenient, and safe.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

We were quite surprised at the cost of Vancouver hotels. Luckily found this place through TripAdvisor (and maybe Frommer's too). Great location with cheap eats right around the corner. Can walk to everything. Breakfast was continental with toast or bagel and coffee/tea and juice. Fine to get your started but don't expect much more. The rooms were just fine, nothing fancy, but clean and just fine (no TV but there is one in the lobby). Shared baths/showers were plentiful, and sparkling clean. We liked it enough to extend our stay but had to move to a smaller room. We started with a queen bed/shared bath and switched to a 3/4 bed shared bath. The only problem is that that the bed is up against the wall. But we were aware of that and considering the only other choice was a large room with 2 beds and a bath for much more money we were fine in the bed against the wall for only 2 more nights. All in all, it's a good spot, well run, helpful front desk. Unless you plan to spend a lot of time in the room, I'd say it's a fine place to sleep, shower and get a small breakfast.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

We stayed at the Kingston during a 5 night stay in Vancouver and we were more than happy with the accommodations. Yes, some rooms are small and without showers, but are you there for the room or for visiting Vancouver? The shared showers were no problem as there are more than 1 to a floor and we never had to wait for one. Bathrobes and slippers were also provided.
Some rooms overlooked the Kingston Bar and Grill patio, which can be loud, but only during the evening.
An unexpected bonus was the coin operated laundry room with one washer and two dryers.
Walking distance to anything you'd want to see in downtown Vancouver.
Wireless available in rooms.
Staff was very, very friendly!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

Friendly and helpful staff, small room, a bit stuffy (although there was an electric fan in the room). Shared bathrooms (quite a few of these did not have a hand basin which I think is a bit strange). Very handy for downtown Vancouver and 'Gastown', easy walk to the seafront. Basic but nice breakfast (Juice, coffee, toast or bagel).

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kingston Hotel

Address: 757 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Price Range: £50 - £124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kingston Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kingston Hotel is a heritage building, built in 1910 and family owned and operated. Centrally located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, only half a block from the Robson Street shopping district. Vancouver City Centre Skytrain Station is 2 blocks from The Kingston. Other nearby areas include Gastown, Chinatown and Yaletown. BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena, the Vancouver Convention Centre and Cruise ship terminal are also only a 10-15 minute walk.A 52 room, European style Bed and Breakfast hotel, The Kingston offer rooms with either a shared or private bathroom. All rooms include a continental breakfast, served every morning between 6:30 and 11:00am. Some of the amenities The Kingston offers include free WiFi, a public computer terminal with available printer, a sauna, day and overnight storage and coin-operated laundry machines.The Kingston Taphouse and Grille restaurant is located right next door. One of the most popular spots in the city, offering a large menu fit for a variety of different taste buds. Try one of the 60 available beers, or choose a wine from the extensive wine list. Four different areas are perfect for any setting. Choose from Bar, Dining Room, Wrec Room (complete with dart boards and pool table), or Garden Patio. A great place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. ... more   less 
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