Breakfast Inn Bed

By Visit Kingston

These historic Kingston inns are more than just a place to hang your hat while in town. Enjoy history, elegance, romance—and of course, heavenly breakfasts in a league of their own. In addition to breakfast, some also offer divine dinners, high tea, and signature cocktails.

When you stay at one of these inns, you’ll quickly learn that breakfast isn’t just the first meal of the day: it’s a passion.

Eggs Frontenac (poached eggs on an English muffin with smoked salmon, asparagus, and Hollandaise).

The luxurious Frontenac Club, located in the heart of downtown Kingston, offers a complimentary, full-service, gourmet breakfast with every overnight stay. Depending on which day you indulge, you may enjoy Eggs Frontenac, their take on Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and steamed asparagus. Other offerings include an omelette selection and French toast stuffed with ham and cheddar, pear and brie, or Nutella and bananas.

The Frontenac Club also offers dinner at their gastropub, The Bank. This upscale lounge and patio offers both small bites and large plates highlighting local ingredients: The Bank is frequented by locals as well as overnight guests. Treat yourself to a handcrafted club cocktail in this one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Hotel guests can also take advantage of in-room dining during operating hours.

Relax and refresh yourself at this elegant limestone boutique hotel that combines contemporary and historic touches—ensuring your stay is lavish yet homey.

House-made peach pancake with seasonal fruit salad and sausages.

Centrally located in historic Sydenham Ward, The Secret Garden Inn treats guests to a gourmet breakfast served in their stunning oak-panelled dining room.

Settle into the elegant surroundings of an 1888 Victorian home and dive into the evolving menu that promises you’ll likely never have the same breakfast twice. After a refreshing sleep on your Casper Wave mattress, savour the delicious pan-European breakfast menu. Made-to-order sweet and savoury options, made with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, are available from 8 to 10 am. Most dietary restriction and earlier breakfast times can be accommodated. For an additional cost, invite friends or family to join you for the morning meal—just indicate the size of your group in advance.

Some favourite entrées include Eggs Benedict au boeuf in vol-au-vent (puff pastry with a pan-seared fillet of beef, sautéed peppers, poached egg, fresh herbs, white wine Hollandaise, and roasted potatoes) or stuffed portobello mushroom (pan-seared portobello mushroom stuffed with a mixture of roasted red peppers, caramelized onion, and cream cheese; baked with melted triple cream brie; and served with a soft poached egg and roasted potatoes).

Some sweet options guests rave about include sweet crêpes (stuffed with lemon mascarpone, mixed lemon and fresh berry cream cheese, and topped with strawberry coulis and icing sugar) and stuffed French toast (fresh Brioche bread stuffed with berries, cream cheese, and strawberry coulis). The meals are finished with a side of fresh fruit.

You can also indulge in their three-course chef’s tasting dinner with unique wine pairings and handcrafted cocktails in their gorgeous dining room or transform your afternoon into an elegant affair with high tea in the library. Tea at The Secret Garden Inn is inspired by Victorian heritage and includes homemade, traditional English fare such as dainty cakes, fresh scones, and petit fours—all served on hand-crafted, tiered cake stands.

Experience a piece of history in the most luxurious way possible at this dreamy historic inn.

Not to be missed is the unforgettable breakfast experience at The Rosemount Inn , where overnight guests are treated to a gourmet delight. Their in-house chef prepares and delivers beautiful continental breakfast boxes to guestrooms each morning. The boxes contain savoury breakfast sandwiches and wraps, freshly baked pastries, a selection of fresh fruit, cheese, and Black River juice.

You can’t go wrong with a curated selection of items made in-house daily and delivered right to your door. Each room also features premium tea and a Nespresso coffee machine to get your day started.

The Rosemount Inn encapsulates the epitome of elegance with its timeless design that fuses Victorian grandeur with contemporary touches. Nestled within historic downtown Kingston, The Rosemount Inn transforms a stay into a classy retreat.

If you’re looking for some of the best breakfasts in town—you found them. Whether you want a romantic getaway, a spa experience, or a special venue for a business meeting, these bed and breakfasts are perfect for your home base while exploring Kingston.

This article was updated April 2022 to reflect changes in menus and venues, using previous content by another writer.