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Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre
Ranked #11 of 37 Hotels in Kingston
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews
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“Family Owned Makes a Positive Difference”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

I stayed at the Ambassador for two days with my two young sons over the Christmas break, primarily for the waterpark (and to give their Mom and sisters a break!). The boys were not disappointed. As other reviews note, the indoor waterpark is wonderful for kids and and was a real treat and distraction from the cold winter weather. The water area is well-supervised and clean and we were there for hours. The lobby area is graced with a beautiful fireplace, leather chairs and couches, and lots of newspapers. The Ambassador has been owned by the same Kingston family for two generations and you can definitely feel the pride of ownership. Staff are courteous and deal with any requests or concerns you have (after the boys used all the towels in our bathroom I called the desk for new towels and they were delivered in less than 10 minutes). Our room with two double beds was very clean but somewhat dated, including the lack of electrical outlets and the older furniture, but it was fine overall. The only negative is that our room was in a hall with parents and kids involved in a hockey tournament and they were noisy at times. I only mention this because some of the locals have told me that the Ambassador is now one of the prime locations for tournament accommodation. Still, overall we had a good experience and I recommend this for families.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Hotelmanager1550, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Hello PalladioKingston;


Thank you very much for posting your comments. We are delighted that your family had a wonderful experience here during your recent visit.

While it is true we are a popular location for many sports teams and certain weekends throughout the year there are also many weekends that are not "sports" related and thus a perfect location for a family getaway.

Please call the hotel anytime 1-800-267-7880 or check our website to see when we have great deals from time to time..

All the best in 2014

Venicio (Vinnie) Rebelo
General Manager
Direct Line 613 541 4676
venicio@ambassadorhotel.com
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed in Kingston at the Ambassador hotel with my brother,and our grandson, in the adjoining room, October 12th and 13th 2013. It was a comfortable stay. We were spending Thanksgiving with our daughter and her husband in Kingston. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet also.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Hotelmanager1550, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Hello patandsyl;

Thank you for posting your comments. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us this past fall and hope to see you back again very soon.

All the best in 2014

Venicio (Vinnie) Rebelo
General Manager
Direct Line 613 541 4676
venicio@ambassadorhotel.com
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed here for a group event in Kingston.

The hotel is nice, the staff were all very friendly and we enjoyed our stay. Check in and check out was very smooth, no problems. The room is a decent size and the finishes/decor is nice. It was clean and had everything we needed. We had two kids with us, one needed a playpen to sleep in, the room had enough room for the playpen so that was nice.

When we first settled in the room we had was too hot for us, we couldn't get the temp to come down and there was no option to open a window. We contacted the front desk and they quickly dealt with the problem. We got moved to a room on the other side with a window that opens so we were happy they resolved the problem without a hassle.

The kids loved the pool and generally had a great time. The hotel restaurant is good, the kids menu is perfect. $4 for all options. The adult menu is okay, the food is good but a bit expensive although in general it's average hotel restaurant prices.

The location is good. It's pretty central in Kingston so it might not seem like there is much around but you'll pretty much be in the middle of Kingston here which is handy if you're there for a hockey tournament.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Hotelmanager1550, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
HI Sailor 77

Thank you for posting your comments regarding your recent visit to our hotel here in Kingston.

I am delighted that we were able to address your concern quickly and to your delight.

Hope to see you back again very soon.


All the best in 2014


Venicio (Vinnie) Rebelo
General Manager
Direct Line 613 541 4676
venicio@ambassadorhotel.com
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed here in December 2013 after a concert downtown. The basic one queen room was clean and recently renovated. A great deal for Kingston at only $99. Not that close to the awesome downtown area but it's only a short cab or car ride away.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hotelmanager1550, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
HI Fluton; thank you for your post.. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Kingston and your stay with us.

Hope to see you back again. We also a great selection of accommodation ranging from Traditional , Comfort Class, Business Class and Whirlpool King Rooms.

Check our website for descriptions and rates.

Hope to see you back again very soon

All the best in 2014

Venicio (Vinnie) Rebelo
General Manager
Direct Line 613 541 4676
venicio@ambassadorhotel.com
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We were a group of 5 families who spent NYE at this hotel and the children's activities were great. The kids had fun at the water park for hours. In the evening, the bingo, crafts, face painting, karaoke, balloon drop and snacks were also enjoyed by all. What a great idea for families to enjoy NYE together. Thanks.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank K O
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Hotelmanager1550, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Happy New Year KO;

Thank you very much for posting your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We love "KIDS" here at the Ambassador and are delighted everyone had a wonderful time.

We plan to host a similar event for New Years Eve again at the end of this year. As well we do have special events from time to time geared to Kids. Please check our website for specials, offers and packages throughout the year.

We hope to see back on Dec 31st if not sooner.

All the best in 2014


Venicio (Vinnie) Rebelo
General Manager
Direct Line 613 541 4676
venicio@ambassadorhotel.com
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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Our company had our first annual Christmas party at the Ambassador's Rocking Christmas Party and it was the best event we have attended regionally in years! Beautifully decorated hall, the DJ played a well blended song list allowing all generations to enjoy dancing on the large dance floor and the food and set up was world class! Just when you think it couldn't get better, the staff was professional, friendly and very helpful, made the evening perfection. We are looking forward to attending again next year and many more years to follow!!

Thank you to the Ambassador and their great staff, you made the evening a success!

Tina

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Hotelmanager1550, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Happy New Year Tina M;

Thank you very much for posting your comments about your experience at are every popular "ROCKIN" event we host every year here at the Ambassador.

WE are delighted everyone had a wonderful time and hope to see you back again next year.

All the best in 2014

Venicio (Vinnie) Rebelo
General Manager
Direct Line 613 541 4676
venicio@ambassadorhotel.com
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for NYE to attend the kids party - what a good time!

We had a lovely spacious room, which was renovated and had all that we needed. Beds were comfy.

We ate at the restaurant and enjoyed the food a lot. The prices of their kids meals are VERY reasonable ($4 for almost everything) which is fantastic.

Loved that there is free wifi and free parking.

The water park was tons of fun for the kids.

The staff were all helpful, friendly, and nice.

The only possible downside we can think of is that the water park has odd hours (closed from 12-4, and again from 6-7, or something like that) so best to check in advance to be sure you plan around the times.

We would absolutely stay again. No hesitation.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Luvthesun4
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Hotelmanager1550, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Happy New Year LuvtheSun4;

Thank you very much for posting such wonderful comments about your experience here during your recent visit. We are delighted that you had a fantastic time.

Our Indoor Waterpark is required by Health regulations to close during the day (which we typically do at noon-1pm and 6pm-7pm) to perform chemical checks etc.

As you advised it is important to check the times our Waterpark will be open as the hours vary from month to month and season to season.

I hope you have an Awesome 2014 and hope to see you back in Kingston very soon.

All the best;

Venicio (Vinnie) Rebelo
General Manager
Direct Line 613 541 4676
venicio@ambassadorhotel.com
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Property: Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre
Address: 1550 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7M 9E3, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Kingston > Grenville Park
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Kingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre 3.5*
Number of rooms: 245
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Heart of Kingston The Ambassador is conveniently located just off of Hwy 401 at the base of Sydenham Road exit #613, and we are only minutes away from essential services, facilities, and attractions, and the beautiful Downtown Kingston waterfront. Transforming Vision into Reality The Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre is proud to offer exceptional meeting facilities in the heart of Kingston. Our events and catering team offers expert knowledge in planning any type of event with paramount success. We strive to deliver a stress free way of transforming your vision into reality. Located in the Heart of Kingston The Ambassador is conveniently located just off of Hwy 401 at the base of Sydenham Road exit #613, and we are only minutes away from essential services, facilities, and attractions, and the beautiful Downtown Kingston waterfront. ... more   less 
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