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The Queen’s Inn – Kingston, Ontario, Canada


A couple of weekends ago it was my pleasure to stay in one of the oldest operating inns in Canada, The Queen’s Inn, in Kingston, Ontario.

It’s a comfortable hotel with friendly staff and, considering there’s a sports bar downstairs and I was there on a Friday and Saturday night, it was very quiet.  Despite the fact that they provide WiFi, the place hasn’t lost much of its ambiance from back in the 1800s when it was built. As you can see, drywall, in my room at least, isn’t necessarily a consideration.


After dinner, I went outside to take a picture. My windows are on the second floor with the light on.


In the morning I had Coppers Pub downstairs to myself for the complimentary breakfast, so I wasn’t at all self-conscious about taking pictures.








While I was sitting in the pub, I wrote in my notebook:

I love these old buildings. They send my writer’s imagination into orbit, much like I want to believe the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel did for Stephen King. The feet that have walked these floors and gazed upon these walls – people with a million different thoughts in the their heads even as they looked but barely saw, astounds me. Humans stopped here for the night with their horses stabled nearby – weary souls traveling through came here, refugees from the cold as far back as 1839. The place has so much history, and I can only imagine…

I love staying in Kingston, so it fits well with The Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog prompt for today, “write about places you love.”

If you’d like to read about my most memorable and amusing, (and spooky) visit to Kingston to date, you can find the post here.

To visit the Queen’s Inn website, click here.

Thanks to The Bee for the prompt!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

15 thoughts on “The Queen’s Inn – Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  1. I do that, too, seeing an old abandoned house or building. It’s fun to make up the stories of the people and places you see. 🙂


  2. I love old hotels – especially the haunted ones! Looks like a fun place to stay!


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  5. I love old buildings and houses. They have so much character and history.


  6. I love this Linda.
    I know what you mean about being in a place like that, with so much history and memory.
    Thank you for sharing it.


  7. Well that was interesting Linda I know what you mean I love the feel of old buildings. We have houses and castles with even more history than Canada ( I am saying that in a nice way, not showing off) people think I am mad but often in an old house church or castle I can almost feel the many who have gone before. I love what you wrote in your notes.


  8. You are welcome and thanks for taking part. If I ever make it to Canada I certainly will visit Kingston and the Queen’s Inn. I remember your post about being the ghost. It made smile a whole day long :-). Have a great weekend!


  9. I need to check that place out.


    • You do! It has the history and charm of old Montreal without being as busy nor as big. …nor as hilly!!!
      Thanks for dropping by, my dear. Long time no see! It’s been a busy year for me so far.


  10. Wonderful pictures! Those old buildings sure do bring out the imagination, don’t they? I’ve felt the same…such a sense of history. I did read your post about the spooky place you visited! Love that you got to go there, and even become part of the tour! 🙂


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