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A Staycation at Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront

By Rosalyn Gambhir

Welcome to Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront – a four-star hotel where comfort meets hospitality in the heart of historic downtown Kingston! Join me on a little staycation of this gem, and let's see why it's the perfect destination for your next Kingston adventure.

Let’s Check In | Check In: 3pm

First things first - check-in time! As soon as I stepped into the Delta, I was greeted with a big smile and warm welcome. The staff here are super friendly and were eager to make my stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, ensuring that every detail was taken care. With a seamless and efficient process, I was settled in my room in no time and guess what? Delta also offers digital check-in via your mobile device. How cool is that?!

Once I got my things sorted and put away, I realized why they call it a "home away from home." I stayed in the corner deluxe room and with modern amenities and thoughtful touches throughout with comfort being a priority, the spacious room was giving cozy vibes with a fireplace and spectacular waterfront views on all sides of Lake Ontario.

Whether you're having a relaxing staycation, a family-friendly getaway, visiting as a tourist or attending a conference, the Delta offers a variety of room options to suit every need.

Culinary Delights

It’s time to head downstairs and indulge my taste buds, so it’s straight to AquaTerra, Delta’s very own onsite restaurant for some seriously tasty bites and date night. Let me tell you, the food here is top-notch, I'm talking international flavours and locally sourced goodness all whipped up into amazing dishes by talented chefs. I highly recommend trying out their fish feature - it was next level. I enjoyed the Arctic char paired with a creamy risotto infused with shrimp and crab in a lobster bisque. And let’s not forget about the Enright Cattle Co. ribeye served with duck fat Yukon gold potatoes was also absolutely divine according to my foodie partner in crime!

And don't forget to treat yourself to a refreshing cocktail or a bite to eat at the lobby bar, The Vu Lounge - the perfect spot to unwind after a day of exploration or long day of meetings. Or order in some room service.

After savoring every bite of a scrumptious meal, I finally got some "me time" to unwind in the evening. I kicked back in my cozy sanctuary flipping through Netflix on the in-room TV, all while soaking in the glow of the gorgeous sunset from the sitting area. And let me tell you, when it was time to snooze away, I sank into the comfiest king size bed imaginable - seriously, it felt like dreamy on a cloud with those plush blankets and pillows. Pure bliss!

Au Revoir | Check out: 12pm

As my time at the Delta drew to a close, I was greeted by the most stunning sunrise on display over Confederation Harbour and the Royal Military College just across the water. With excitement brewing for the day ahead, I made my way to AquaTerra to catch up with a friend over breakfast. Opting for their Traditional plate, featuring Beking’s farm-fresh eggs, crispy Yukon gold potatoes, Quinn's bacon, and served with warm Pan Chancho bread, I was in for a treat. Paired with an indulgent Aqua latte, it was the ultimate fuel-up for the day ahead!

If you find yourself in need of a culinary oasis, whether it's a hearty breakfast, a leisurely lunch, or a decadent dinner, AquaTerra is your go-to spot. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you later!

As I bid adieu to the Delta and reluctantly returned to the clutches of reality, I couldn't help but feel grateful for the wonderful stay.

Perfect for Every Occasion

No matter what brings you to Kingston, the Delta has got you covered.

Planning a family getaway? With its convenient location and array of family-friendly amenities, including an indoor pool - the Delta ensures that boredom is never an option. Planning a staycation? Look no further than the Delta for a relaxing retreat right in the heart of downtown Kingston. Attending a conference or event? The Delta’s state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces make it the perfect venue for gatherings of all sizes. Plus, the hotel's location makes exploring downtown Kingston a breeze.

So why wait? Start planning your next overnight stay at the Delta Hotel and discover the magic of downtown Kingston for yourself. 

Book your stay here!


  • On-Site Parking 

  • Restaurant 

  • Pets Welcome   

  • Indoor Pool & Hot Tub 

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Room Service

  • Digital Check In

  • Fitness Center

  • Meeting Space

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Wake Up Calls

  • Daily Housekeeping   

Where: 1 Johnson St, Kingston, ON

Rosalyn Gambhir

I’m a daydreamer, a foodie, an adventurer, and an explorer. But most of all, a tourist in my own backyard of the limestone city rediscovering old favourites and hidden gems. As a proud Kingstonian for over a decade and an alumna of Queen's University, I has thrived in this vibrant community, which has fueled her creativity and passion for building a strong online community and supporting local businesses through my blogging, social media and freelance writing.

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