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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Great little B&B near the heart of downtown Kingston. The location is within easy walking distance to a number of restaurants and the harbour front area of Kingston. The room we stayed in (the turret room) was very comfortable and well appointed. Breakfast was excellent and quite filling. The best part was the owner Kathy who really went out of...

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Kathy D, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come again...

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My husband stayed at the Secret Garden Inn for our third anniversary, in the Retreat Room. Our room was the only one with a bathroom not ensuite, but really – it was basically right across the hall and it was not at all an inconvenience. The room was gorgeous, and super comfortable. We really enjoyed looking around the living room...

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Kathy D, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad you decided to spend your special occasion at the Secret Garden. I hope you will visit again soon...

Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Our host Kathy was graciously welcoming. What a lovely historic house within a short walk of Queens University were we visited to see our son graduate. Very central and very cosy. Great breakfast. The inn is with easy walk of Kingston's historic downtown and waterfront. Lots of great restaurant nearby. We tried and were very impressed with two Le Chien...

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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and I hope to see you again... perhaps when the garden is in bloom!

Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We stayed here on Valentine's Day in the Victoria Rose room. It was our second time at this B&B, first time was in July 2014 and since our first experience was great there was really no reason to stay anywhere else. The inn is absolutely gorgeous inside and out within walking distance of downtown, the market, waterfront, theatres and restaurants....

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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

It was so nice to have you stay once again and celebrate Valentines Day here at the Inn. Thank you for your kind words and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!

Niagara Falls, Canada
Reviewed 4 November 2015

If you also enjoy reading and the simple pleasure of days gone by then this is a B&B you will want to visit. I enjoyed so many of the little details-from the urn of hot water available all evening for tea with little tarts served on antique silver with little white doily, to the fancy guest soap and other offerings...

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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed spending time in our library and parlour; now that the weather is cooler they are lovely places to relax. You must return when the garden is in bloom. The pond is a perfect place to sit beside with a good book. I hope you return!

New Jersey
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This inn is in a great location, close to town and the lake and on a pretty street. The house and Victorian décor are lovely, and the hostess, Kathy, was friendly and pleasant. Our room was cosy, with a claw foot tub (pretty but hard to climb in and out of!). Afternoon tea is provided, and Kathy was accommodating in...

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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Regarding breakfast, due to our size we are unable to offer a lot of choice at breakfast but we do take care each day to provide tasty, creative dishes made with fresh (and usually local) ingredients - a hot main course with a side, always accompanied...

Port Hope, Canada
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We had not been to Kingston for over a year and were so glad to be able to go and stay once again at this gracious inn with this lovely lady. The rooms are always clean and comfortable. There is always a delicious afternoon snack and tea. The location is very central to downtown so we were able to walk...

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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you once again for your kind words and for choosing to spend your family Thanksgiving here. It was wonderful to see you all again. Looking forward to your next visit!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Best to start with the gardens. Not a huge amount of garden but for what Kathy has, my word, she has a gift. The flowers or all different varieties where perfect condition and s a city girl nothing pleased me more than having my morning coffee enjoying her hard work in those gardens. On an evening in summer I found...

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Kathy D, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! I, too, while away the hours in the garden and although I do tinkle the ivories now and again, guests are more than welcome to share the keyboard. We work hard to keep the Inn welcoming and beautiful and it is so nice when that is appreciated. For future reference, there are...

Saskatoon
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Kathy met us at the door and was welcoming and informative about her city. She was knowledgeable as to other districts around Kingston too. She has hot water , baking and juice for guests in main foyer. There is also a bar refigerator for tenants use as well. She has a nice garden and porch with a babbling stream that...

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Kathy D, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your glowing words. I am glad I was able to provide you with an ensuite bath. Six of seven rooms have them. The 7th - Retreat Room - has a large, private bath a few steps down the hall but many guests enjoy this room because of the huge soaker tub. It's worth that few steps... Please...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2015

My daughter attends Queens University and this is where I stay all the time. Kathy is always very welcoming and her breakfasts are amazing... my favorite is the peach muffin/pancakes. The inn has an amazing charm to it and is within walking distance to the university and downtown. I highly recommend a stay here!

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Thank you for your kind words and I hope to see you again very soon!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 next to downtown. 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 our complimentary gourmet style breakfast that has made us famous! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn

Address: 73 Sydenham Street South, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3H3, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Kingston
Price Range: $154 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Theresa's room is the most comfortable of all the rooms with a beautiful king sized bed.”
 of 5 bubbles phoenixwatcher1, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They are all good! Front room facing church is a good one!”
 of 5 bubbles bedaf2016, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are very nice and large”
 of 5 bubbles LesleyR376, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Third floor is quiet as you will not hear anyone above your head.”
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“We chose the room with access to a second floor deck, but the view is of surrounding back yards so we spent no time out there.”
 of 5 bubbles KBKansas, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
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