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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice B&B within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the downtown area. Had a wonderful, spacious room on the 2nd floor and enjoyed a tasty breakfast. The owner was very nice and accommodating and gave us some dining suggestions. (We only spent one night). Definitely would stay there again

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

Thank you for your kind words... we appreciate it! I do hope you visit again. There are lots of things to do in Kingston. Or just relax at the Inn! More 

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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place to stay, unwind, relax. Nice tea in pm and breakfasts are fabulous. Inn is quaint and charming and very friendly staff. Clean, inviting and charming without be cluttered; Staff very helpful with local area and where to visit, eat and go

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

Thank you so much for your kind words... We try to make the Inn as relaxing as possible. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Come again! More 

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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here due to its' excellent proximity to campus and downtown. We were delighted. The House is old and charming. The rooms are clean and spacious. There are 3 common areas suitable for small groups to socialize. The breakfasts are good although there are no choices offered. Parking is easy. We would gladly stay here again.

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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. Due to the size of the Inn I am unable to offer multiple choices for breakfast but certainly I'm happy to accommodate all dietary requirements - vegetarian, vegan, gluten, lactose, low salt, etc - when asked. I hope you will visit again! More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This beautifully maintained Victorian was just what we wanted. Breakfasts were to die for, our room was cozy, and the host is lovely. The Secret Garden is situated on a quiet corner and within easy walking distance to the historic waterfront, shops and a plethora of good restaurants.

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

Thank you for your very nice comments and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come again... More 

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A beautifully restored home, clean and in a great location. Breakfasts were wonderful. Owner is very friendly and welcoming. Just a short walk to downtown. Coupons available for discounts on boat rides etc. We sat out on the beautiful porch each night and chatted with the other guests. Bed was comfortable, great temperature in the room, although each room did... More 

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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. When the weather is great, as it has been, the porch is a great place to while away some time. I hope you will come again! More 

Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was a beautiful, historic Bed & Breakfast and it was only a quick 5 minute walk to Princess St. and a 10 minute walk to Ontario St. on the waterfront. Surrounded by excellent restaurants and close to downtown activities. The innkeeper Cathy was very friendly and welcoming when we arrived. There was a parking spot for our car in... More 

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

I am glad you enjoyed your stay and your room. I appreciate your recommendation. I apologize about the wifi, when it is very busy it sometimes runs very slow up high in the house. If you try it on the main floor it usually works! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Walking up the sidewalk, viewing the front porch with swing and beautiful landscape surrounding it, I knew I was going to love this timeless place. Our hostess was welcoming and gracious and the stainless glass windows and amazing antiques just made me want to walk around and look. Our room was cute and clean and, although maybe a little small,... More 

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

Thank you for your review... I felt the same way the first time I approached the house! I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Come again! More 

San Miguel de Allende
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2016

With hotels getting slicker every day, it's especially refreshing to stay in a classy old Victorian home that's so beautifully and tastefully furnished. Secret Garden is one of the very best I've ever stayed in.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We try to maintain the Inn at high standards that reflect a more elegant and restrained time... it's nice to be appreciated! More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just stayed at the Secret Garden. The house is huge and beautiful. The is a garden with a pond, including Koi at the one side of the house. A large sitting area at the other side as well as on the front porch. Kathy, the owner was very nice. There were snacks and cranberry lemonade inside... More 

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

Hi, I just noticed that I hadn't responded to your kind review... it's been a busy summer. Thank you for the nice comments; I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Regarding the pillows, we change them every fall and spring. However, we always have extras and if you don't like the style or comfort of the pillows in your room... More 

Mississauga, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A beautiful home decorated in period antiques. Kathy welcomed us to her well maintained home & award winning gardens & graciously accomodated my fruit allergies and changed my breakfast accordingly - much appreciated. I was reuniting with a friend after 29 years so we really enjoyed chatting in the parlour together. Such a great location to catch up. Thank you... More 

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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 glad you enjoyed your reunion here... we are happy to accommodate and have lovely spots for relaxing and "catching up"! Come again... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $186 - $236 (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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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles kdowner13, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“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
“Secret Garden has its own, private balcony overlooking the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles grenadierca, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
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