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San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We decided to do a stay-cation for our anniversary. I could not believe what little gem we found at the Secret Garden Inn. It is such a eclectic little place. We did not feel like we were in San Diego anymore. The room was clean and quiet, yet still in the heart of Old Del Mar with FREE PARKING! We... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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180 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Del Mar is known for its high prized hotel environment, often with only ok quality. This time I chose the Secret Garden Inn for its convenient location. The Inn has a handful of rooms, and to get to them one needs to pass through Cafe Secret, which, especially during mealtimes and with baggage, is not really convenient. Check in is... More 

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Thank Raiber
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great time. Wonderful rooms. Beds were super comfy. Short walk to the beach, restaurants and stores. Be sure to eat at En Fuengo Mexican restaurant just a few short blocks from the Inn. Another good place is Johnny O's. The entire area is dog friendly, even the restaurant's.

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Thank bckobler
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We love the location - down the stairs to our favorite restaurant in Del Mar, Cafe Secret. Great free breakfasts every morning! Walking distance to all of our other favorite restaurants, and a 2 minute walk to the bluffs and the beach. The deck (for the single bed rooms) is tiny but fine for two people to have coffee and... More 

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Thank Kris P
Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I used to live less than a mile from this hotel and never even knew it was here. I live in LA now but come down here for work. I adore everything about this hotel! The decor the space everything feels so sacred and yummy! You feel like you are walking into a gorgeous hotel in Bali, Thailand, or Europe.... More 

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Thank Nikki K
San Diego, California
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The room is small is very quirky and unique. To say that there is a two person tub and an ocean view is a stretch, but you can technically see the ocean. The room is very comfortable, I loved all of the custom touches. The floors are custom and there are wooden beams. The bed is very comfortable and it... More 

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Thank Maura E
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is perfect for a small family as it has two separate bedrooms, but each only has one bed. People were very helpful and nice. Breakfast came from the cafe downstairs to order and we could sit on the balcony and eat.

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1 Thank Fotodaze
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

My hubby and I stayed at The Secret Garden Inn for a weekend getaway. Excellent service. We stayed on the top floor. Two bedroom suite with a beautiful balcony. Great ocean views. Very relaxing. The staff brought our breakfast to our room. Ask for John the owner of the property. He's wonderful and very helpful. Would highly recommend.

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columbia, MD
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Reviewed 16 January 2015

We would love to book this B&B but their website states that they only take reservations 1 month in advance. We have to book plane tickets and nail down our lodgings, I can't see waiting until only 1 month ahead to know we'll have a place to sleep. Since most good places book up long before that, we could end... More 

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Atherton, California
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Reviewed 30 November 2014

Very small place--only 5 units (though I only saw 4). Three of us stayed in the penthouse over Thanksgiving. We could've held Thanksgiving dinner for 12-16 ppl on the deck, which has outdoor seating, fireplace, private hot tub (great after spending day in ocean), and grill. There are two king (?) beds, one of which actually is in its own... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Secret Garden Inn

Address: 1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2606
Region: United States > California > Del Mar
Price Range: $268 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Secret Garden Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“There are no really great rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Raiber, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This is a very small inn. I would think all the rooms will be about the same.”
 of 5 bubbles MauraE_12, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are only four and the one we had was the two bedroom suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Fotodaze, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Lotus room had nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles 228Marilyn1016, 25 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The rooms are all unique in design and amenities (typ of shower/tub). Be sure to check the Hotels homepage for pictures so you can get the room you like the most.”
 of 5 bubbles badeente24, 6 Jul 2013 | Read review
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