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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Newmarket, Ontario
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Kate G
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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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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 

Topeka, Kansas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

My wife and I stayed two nights at the Secret Garden and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It's a beautiful house on an historic, quiet street, less than a mile on foot from the waterfront area and Princess Street. It's also close to Queens University and other points of interest, such as Bellevue House. Secret Garden does have a very nice... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words... I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come again! More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The house is beautiful and there is a lovely porch to the front. Kathy was pleasant and welcoming and very organised! Our room (Serenity, on the top floor) was very nice, with an en suite bathroom - be careful in here, the ceiling slopes! The room was very quiet, we had chosen the top floor for this reason. The only... More 

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

Thank you for the review... I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry the bright morning sun woke you too early. Each year we do various maintenamce and upgrades in the fall and Serenity is on the schedule for installation of new Hunter Douglas blackout blinds in October. They have been very successful in several other rooms, stylish and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to stay in Kingston, this place checks all your boxes. You can walk to everything, it's breathtakingly beautiful inside, clean as a whistle, and peaceful. The gardens are a soothing place to have a cup of hot tea, which is always available, along with a sweet of some kind. Breakfast was unrivaled. The... 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 and found all the serene spots of the Inn, inside and out, to relax! I hope you will come again... More 

Port Perry, Canada
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Not much to add to what has already been written by others...believe them. Great location, great house, great room, great breakfast. Kathy either really enjoys her work or is a fantastic actress. Secret Garden Room was ideal.

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

TThank you so much for the positive review. It makes all the work worthwhile and, yes, I really enjoy the company! The house was made for entertaining and I love it when guests like it as much as I do... Come again! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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 St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3H3, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Kingston
Price Range: $136 - $186 (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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