These 8 hotels and inns in Kingston, Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County and Cornwall have everything you need for a cozy place to hang out after your kiddo’s sports tournament or the ultimate family getaway.
This Belleville hotel bills itself as an extended-stay hotel and it’s easy to understand why travelers would want to make TownePlace Suites their home-away-from-home. Modern, spacious rooms make spreading out easy and bigger families will appreciate the option to book a 1-bedroom suite, which comes with a queen bed and sofa bed, plus traditional cribs are complimentary. Kitchens are equipped with an oven, dishwasher, fridge and microwave, which is perfect if you’re hoping to save a few dollars by dining in or have a child with an allergy and prefer to prep your own meals. Free WiFi, pool, breakfast and pet-friendly policy, plus its convenient location just off of the 401 and minutes from the Quinte Mall make TownePlace Suites sweet.
Why we love it: The fully equipped kitchen! This amenity helps cut dining-out costs and keeps our healthy eating on track.
Insider tip: Join the Marriott Rewards program to save on your booking plus get mobile check-in, a sanity saver if you have cranky kids in tow.
There is no other place in South Eastern Ontario like The Drake Devonshire. Expansive views of Lake Ontario, unforgettable cuisine and a vibe that is equal parts 416 sophistication and County cool. It’s hard to say what the kids will love the most: the games room (complete with ping pong table), skipping stones on the lake or the pint-sized burgers that are decidedly grown up in flavour. Families will want to book the Loft Suite, a 585 sq.ft, 2-bedroom/2-bathroom luxury hideaway.
Why we love it: The fully supervised and kid-friendly programs mean that you and your partner can chill out by the lake with a craft beer or local wine while the kids keep busy with creating crafts or snacks with Drake Devonshire staff.
Insider tip: The Drake Devonshire hosts fabulous kid-friendly events (think haute pizza parties and Christmas crafting). Combine your trip to Prince Edward County with one of these events for a memorable getaway.
If you travel with kids, you know the highlight of their holidays is the hotel pool. Kingston’s Ambassador Hotel has a pool – and a waterpark! An indoor splash pad and 100’ foot water slide will help your kids work up an appetite, which can be satisfied with yummy room service. The standard room is 320 square feet and has 2 queen beds. You can splurge on the Royal Suite, a two-room suite with a king bed and 580 square feet to spread out when you’ve had a little too much family time.
Why we love it: Having the pools staffed with lifeguards is peace of mind for parents. The pool area layout means you can also reasonably keep an eye on all your kiddos while they enjoy the water slide, pool and splash pad.
Insider tip: Free summertime trolley pickups on the weekend make exploring downtown Kingston easy!
If your children play hockey or baseball, chances are your travel plans include an overnight stay in Napanee. If so, the Hampton Inn by Hilton should be at the top of your accommodation choices. Spotless rooms, free breakfast and WiFi, a pool and early 3 p.m. check-in are the elements of a stress-free family trip. The hotel is also a short walk from the Strathcona Paper Centre ice rink, shopping and kid-friendly restaurants.
Why we love it: This property is spotless and the staff go above and beyond to help make your stay comfortable and relaxed. The location alone makes it one of the best places to staff overnight in Napanee.
Insider tip: This is the first hotel to fill up on busy tournament weekend, so it’s best to plan your travel early. Use your CAA card to save on room rates.
The Holiday Inn Express in Brockville strikes the perfect balance between being budget-friendly but doesn’t make you feel like a penny pincher. The top-rated hotel in Brockville according to TripAdvisor reviews, the Holiday Inn Express offers a free hot breakfast and indoor pool. There’s only a few dollars difference between the standard room and the king bed junior suite, so families should opt for the suite, which comes equipped with a king bed, pull out sofa, sink, fridge and microwave.
Why we love it: Everything we love about the Holiday Inn Express chain – waffles, clean rooms and low rack rates – make this the hotel we recommend to friends and family.
Insider tip: Expect this hotel to fill up fast during March break and the hockey tournament season. Definitely book early if you know your travel dates.
This collection of suites in 1000 Islands Gananoque is sweet! Ideally located only a few blocks from the cruise line docks, the Comfort Inn & Suites 1000 Islands makes it easy to hangout in the heart of Gananoque. This is one of the newer hotels in the 1000 Islands, meaning families can expect clean, modern rooms and a generously sized indoor pool. Included amenities include free continental breakfast and WiFi, and if you like, bring your furry friends to this pet-friendly hotel for only an extra $15/night (way cheaper than boarding Fido and a great way to bring the whole family on vacation.
Why we love it: Unlike most chain hotels that get built in noisy commercial areas along freeways, the Comfort Inn is in the heart of Gananoque so you can really soak up the small-town vibe during your staff.
Insider tip: Parking in Gananoque is sparse so leave your car at the hotel and explore the town on foot or by bike.
Step back in time with a stay at The Colonel’s Inn. This finely appointed bed and breakfast is great for families exploring southeastern Ontario’s historic sites like Fort Wellington and Upper Canada Village. The building itself dates back to 1835! The Colonel’s Suite boasts a king bed and en-suite, with enough room for parents and up to two small children. A home cooked and hearty breakfast is included each morning of your stay.
Why we love it: Not every family loves to camp or stay at a chain hotel, which are the majority of your overnight options in this part of the region. The location is serene and the setting is downright cozy.
Insider tip: Have older kids or a bigger family? Isabella’s Room adjoins this suite, transforming it into a cozy retreat.
Ideally located near Upper Canada Village and the Parks of the St. Lawrence, the Best Western Parkway Inn invites you to explore the trails and outdoor adventures near Cornwall, then retreat to the coziness of this chalet-like hotel. Clean rooms, friendly service, free breakfast and late checkout will put this Best Western at the top of your Cornwall hotel list.
Why we love it: The location can’t be beaten! Within minutes you can hit the Long Sault Parkway and be in the heart of the St. Lawrence. It’s a great option for U.S. and Quebec travelers touring southeastern Ontario.
Insider tip: The Best Western chain offers a best price guarantee, so there’s no need to cruise the discount travel sites to find a cheaper room rate.
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