Short-Term Temporary Options
Short-term temporary options are sometimes needed for your first few days in Kingston. Students who do not have their long-term housing pre-arranged and confirmed, will need to take some time to search housing listings and make appointments to view various places; depending on the time of the year, it may take anywhere between one day and a week to find long-term housing while searching in person, and so reserving a place to stay for your few nights may be a good idea. The summer arrival period in late August may get very busy in the city, and therefore it is best to make reservations in advance when planning your arrival to Kingston. There are a few options for where to find accommodations for your first few nights:
- Queen’s University Summer Accommodations (end date: August 24, 2019)
- Canada Homestay Network – short stays with local families
- Hotels and Motels near campus
- Kingston AirBnB
Some motels/hotels may offer discounted rates for students – please ask the provider about a student rate when making a reservation. It may be also a good idea to ask about their booking cancellation policy if your plans should change.