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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 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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Agoura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A unique B&B, not for those who like hotels with all the amenities. The owner is very nice as well as the staff. There are 3 very small and uniquely furnished rooms each with a small balcony. There is no phone or radio and a very old model TV which we did not watch. We had a jacuzzi tub which... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

You pull up to Les Artistes, which is run by the same people. Friendly welcome, even loaned me a tourguide to Southern California for free. After Check In you either get in their car or follow one of their guys. He takes you to the Secret Garden Inn, which is very small (just five rooms) and therefore private. We splurged... More 

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Additional Information about Secret Garden Inn

Address: 1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2606
Location: United States > California > Del Mar
Price Range: $210 - $495 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Secret Garden Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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