The Ideal Solution for Temporary and Short/Long Term Housing
The Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge is close to Kingston attractions, as well as the downtown Kingston shopping and entertainment centre. The Kingston Marriott is one of the closest hotels to Kingston corporations, Kingston government offices, Queen's University, Royal Military College (RMC), Kingston General hospital and the Canadian Forces Base. Near the hotel, you'll also discover Old Fort Henry.
Whether business or pleasure brings you to Kingston, the Kingston Residence Inn gives you a Kingston address that's close to all the city has to offer.
- Feb Fest
- Kingston Buskers Rendezvous
- CORK (Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston)
- Kingston Sheep Dog Trials
- Kingston Jazz Festival
- Limestone City Blues Festival
- 1000 Islands Poker Run
1000 Island Cruises
A choice of cruises let you enjoy the islands at your pace. These include Sunset Dinner cruises and a Discovery Cruise, providing an insight into the sights and history of the 1000 Islands region and Kingston's historic waterfront.
The Confederation Tour Trolley
Just steps from the Residence Inn Kingston, you can step aboard Kingston's only trolley and listen as guides take you on an exploration of Kingston's waterfront and charming limestone heritage. Don't forget your camera.
These popular evening walking tours are led by costumed, lantern-carrying guides. No urban myths - all stories are thoroughly researched! Choose a walk through the streets of Kingston or an exploration of Old Fort Henry.
1000 Islands Helicopter Tours
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Theatres and Performing Arts
This newly built 5,700-seat centre in downtown Kingston is the venue for a year-round line-up of concerts and events.
An easy walk from the hotel takes you to the Grand Theatre on Princess Street, the city's premiere performing arts facility. After three years of extensive reconstruction, the renewed theatre opened in 2008. With two performance spaces - The Regina Rosen Auditorium and The Baby Grand - the Grand presents hundreds of theatre, music, dance, variety and family performances annually.
Recognized as one of Canada's leading universities, Queen's University Kingston was established in 1841 - 26 years before Canadian confederation. Today, the student body of more than 22,000 represents 83 different countries. The beautiful campus is close to the hotel, an easy walk away.
Royal Military College of Canada
RMC is situated on Point Frederick just east of downtown, and a short drive from the Residence Inn Kingston. Its beautiful location overlooks the city, the entrance to the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. Visitors are encouraged to walk the grounds of the campus at their leisure.
Springer Market Square
A short 5 minutes stroll along the water's edge brings guests of the Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston to Springer Market Square - the centre of Kingston and year-round venue for community activities. Home to summer concerts, winter skating, movie nights - and, of course, a true outdoor market for local crafts people - this is the oldest and longest running market in Ontario.
The largest of the Thousand Islands, Wolfe Island is easily accessible by ferry, and the ferry dock itself is just a short walk from the Residence Inn Kingston. The island is a popular tourist destination for cycling, bird watching, fishing, golf and annual events including plowing matches, the Chili Fest and a Crime Writers Festival.
Did you know there are actually over 1,800 islands (1,864 to be exact) that make up the 1000 Islands region? To become an official part of the count, an island must meet two criteria: it must be above water 365 days a year and it must support two living trees. Ferries or bridges provide access to Wellesley, Hill, Wolfe and Howe Islands.
The islands are unique, offering a wonderful recreation experience that spans two nations. Each island has its own individuality with features such as stately granite cliffs, soft sandy bays, tall dark pines and vibrant maple trees - it's a sightseer's paradise. Many islands are privately owned but ample public access can be found at island parks and villages throughout the region.
Museums & Historic Sites
Guided tours of Kingston City Hall allow you to explore one of the city's most notable architectural sites while costumed interpreters welcome you to the home of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. City Hall is only a few blocks away from the Residence Inn Kingston.
Kingston Penitentiary Tours
Tours through Kingston Penitentiary will offer a rare and unique opportunity to go behind the walls of Canada's oldest and most notorious maximum security prison. Closed in 2013, the guided tours will provide an up close look at KP as an amazing historical building and a national historic site, which predates Canadian confederation. For more information please visit www.kingstonpentour.com.
One of Canada's premiere historic sites and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Fort presents a fascinating "live" reproduction of 19th century military life. Easily accessible from the hotel, enjoy Fort Henry's guided tours, musical performances by a military band and military and marching demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard.
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
Located on Ontario Street, the Marine Museum is now home to the Alexander Henry, a light icebreaker built for the Canadian Coast Guard in 1959. Visitors can learn about ice breaking in Canadian waters and see steam engines built in 1891.
Bellevue House Historic Site
Built in the early 1840s, Bellevue house is a National Historic Site, just west of Kingston's downtown core and very close to the hotel. Sir John A. Macdonald lived in the house for a time, and wrote of the "...complete quiet and seclusion of the house, which is completely surrounded by trees and has a fresh breeze ever blowing on it from Lake Ontario..." Today, the house and grounds provide a glimpse into Canada's historic past.
For more information and inspiration, visit www.kingstonlobby.com