This marks the third summer we have ended our summer boat trip at the Kenney Hotel. The hotel has a charming history - I am sure that "Dirty Dancing" could have been filmed there! The hotel caters to those arriving by automobile as well as boaters with everything from cabin cruisers to smaller open boats like ours. We leave our boat trailer and SUV at the Hotel Kenney, drive home in another car and then boat from near Ottawa. We then pull the boat out at the convenient hotel boat ramp to drive home.) The rooms are clean, and the ones in which we have recently stayed have been modernized, are bright and large with seating areas for cards or conversation right in the room. The meals offer an interesting choice, are well-prepared, and for the most part are served by charming, vivacious university students from the surrounding villages. The common areas feature comfortable conversation areas, a nice little bar, and in another building an ice-cream bar with generous scoops. The new owner, an American businessman, came to the hotel as a teenager - and liked the place so much he bought it when the Kenney family wanted to sell. He has retained the character with a number of modern touches - such as more TV channels than one could ever watch! The local management and staff really seem to want to offer good service...and it shows. An added bonus is the fact that the Jones Falls Locks of the Rideau Canal are within a short walk. In addition to seeing a World Heritage Site in operation, there are interesting exhibits with a blacksmith (and his helper) and guides to explain the colorful history of the area all while dressed in period costumes. In conclusion the hotel is well worth a visit for lunch, supper, or overnight - even if you have a cabin cruiser with all of the amenities!
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