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Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn

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The Secret Garden Inn is fully restored and historically designated, was built in 1888 in the Queen Anne Victorian style, and is located in the heart of Kingston's historic district within walking distance of downtown, Queens University and the waterfront. Features gorgeous principal rooms, 7 exquisite guest rooms, all with private bathrooms, queen or king beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, onsite parking, and award winning gardens. Enjoy afternoon refreshments in the lovely parlour or library, a hot or cold drink on the covered front porch or sit near the serenity of the koi pond. Savour creative breakfasts served by candlelight in our oak paneled dining room with guests from around the world! Your host is delighted to share her house, Kingston and all the history they have to offer...
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Stayed in the Serenity Room and it was impeccably maintained and spotless! The amenities were just perfect and the breakfasts in the morning were spectacular. Kathy the innkeeper was very welcoming. Would love to stay again!
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Response from Kathy D, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn
Responded Jun. 5, 2018
I am so sorry about my delayed response (I didn't see this review until just now...) but wanted to say thanks and hope you will come again. Have a lovely summer!
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It's a beautiful old house with lovely furnishings and a great location. The living room, library and some bedrooms have gas fireplaces, one room has a turret, another has a private porch. There's an inviting front porch for the summer months. A very comfortable place to
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Response from Kathy D, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn
Responded Mar. 5, 2018
Thank you very much and I am glad you enjoyed your stay! Come again... Kathy
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I stayed at this B&B on a recent trip to Queen's University. It is used regularly by the physics department to host guest speakers. The location is ideal, between Princess Street where most of the shops and restaurants are and the university. The house is well maintained and the
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Response from kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn
Responded Dec. 6, 2017
Thank you for your kind words and I am glad you enjoyed your stay! I look forward to hosting you again.
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Great location, very nice room with a fireplace and an awesome breakfast. The host, Kathy, is very welcoming. The only thing I would change are the pillows! A little flat and hard but nothing to cry about. We will be back.
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Response from kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn
Responded Nov. 15, 2017
Paul, thank you for your kind words and so happy you enjoyed your stay. Regarding pillows, next time just ask as we have plenty of pillows to choose from! Looking forward to seeing you again. Best, Kathy
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Located in a beautiful century home in a quiet part of the city, about 10 minutes walk to the downtown waterfront, this really is a secret place. The rooms are cozy, the whole house is warmly decorated and has maintained many of the period's architectural elements. Kathy is an
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Summer on the porch
Theresa's room sitting area
Secret Garden window
The inside of the front door with its amazing stained glass doors.
Looking down to the stained glass window from the second floor landing.
The Secret Garden has a no pets policy. Thank you for your inquiry.
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Hi. Thanks for your inquiry. The Inn does not accept pets. There are, however, other inns that do. Try The Green Woods Inn. Best, Kathy
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Theresa's Room is the original master bedroom. It large and airy and has a king size bed, as well as the aforementioned sitting area in a windowed corner. I am going to put in a plug for the Secret Garden Room, also on the second floor. It is the only room in the Inn with its own terrace, with seating overlooking the inside garden courtyard. It also has stained glass in the bathroom giving the room a golden glow in the morning.
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"I believe most rooms have an en suite. It might be worth asking for."
"Free parking on premises and a 5 minute walk to shopping/restaurants/waterfront"
"The photos on the B&B's website don't do justice to the beauty of the rooms."
"All rooms are beautiful.... If you have a hard time with the stairs, select a room on the second floor."
"Secret Garden room has its own balcony and is great for morning yoga or a quiet glass of wine in the afternoon."
US$151 - US$211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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