Frontenac Club Inn

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Confessions of an Innkeeper: Demolition Man

We are well in to demolition now and it is time for an update! The Anglin Group has been focused on the demolition of spaces within the Club and as I am walking through the Club at our site meeting, I have the Police song named in the title of[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: The Smell of Fear!

Today is our first day without guests and we miss you already!! The morning smell of fresh ground coffee and croissants baking has been replaced with the cold smell of fear as we embark on an 8-month journey to revitalize and rejuvenate the Club. Our team is excited to have[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: Here Comes the Boom!

This will be the first in a regular series of updates to be posted on-line as we embark on our restoration and renovation journey. It is our intent to chronicle the process, and in doing so, tell the story of the Inn’s next chapters while we reflect on her first[…]

Ladies Night Out – Art at the Inn!

We are really excited about being a ‘new’ part of the community! We think the Club is a wonderful ambassador for the history of the city and one of the best ways for a visitor to begin their exploration of all that our city has to offer. As our plans[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: Time and Money

Since we were fortunate enough to acquire the Frontenac Club, we have been working on our vision for her restoration and renovation. As only the 5th owners in her 173 years, we really feel that we have a duty to ensure that the Club is both preserved and enhanced to[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: Sleepless in Kingston

“For unless they see the sky But they can’t and that is why They know not if it’s dark outside or light” One of the less glamorous sides of being in the hospitality business is that you are often on duty when others are not. Holidays, weekends, and spring breaks[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper 3-D

“Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin………..” Platinum Blonde is giving a free concert in Springer Market Square tonight – just 3 blocks from the Club – and it reminded me of that opening from their debut album. Quick: for a commemorative St. Lawrence Seaway postcard set – what was[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: Vol. #2

“time may change me, but I can’t trace time” David Bowie We are continuing to be overwhelmed by the history of the Frontenac Club and the history that is made here virtually every day. We are only the 5th owners in the 172-year history of the property and when I[…]

Confessions of an Innkeeper: Month 1

We have come to the end of our first month at the helm of the Frontenac Club and are even more excited than we were on day 1. Nancy and I would like to thank our team – they have been patient and supportive of all of our questions, mistakes[…]

Goodbye from Susan and Beare

After much deliberation, Beare and I are retiring. Time to catch up with our family and friends. Starting the Frontenac Club Inn has been the adventure of a lifetime. Although excited about what lies ahead, the moment is also bittersweet. Our move from Toronto to Kingston nearly 20 years ago has[…]