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Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ranked #3 of 22 Kingston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
602 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Nice stay”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

This B&B has a lot going for it. It is in a great location with an easy walk to many restaurants, attractions and shops. The new owner Kathy is quite friendly. The B&B is beautiful and well kept. The room is quite spacious and well appointed. Given how nice everything is, I can't figure out why they use the cheapest toilet paper available. The breakfasts are decent but unlike most B&Bs they don't have home-baked muffins or cake. Having said all that, we would return again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed here for a night as we were travelling around Canada. The beds are comfortable and rooms warm and inviting. We had parking out the front of the home and Kathy was very helpful. The property is quite close to the main streets of Kingston. The breakfast was not the usual bacon and eggs but something much more delicious.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Thank you for your comments. It's nice to be appreciated. I hope you enjoyed your time in Kingston and on Canada!
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Ottawa
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60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2014

My wife and I were there recently for a getaway for valentines. Kathy greeted us when we arrived and helped us get accustomed to the location. The inn was beautiful and very clean. We stayed in the original master bedroom.

The breakfasts that Kathy served was delicious and she easily customized them to fit my wife's gluten intolerance. The guests at the inn were all friendly.

Pros:
Wifi
Clean
Friendly
Great Food
Close to downtown Kingston.
Kathy was very helpful.
Parking

Cons:
None

We hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Yauza16
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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Thank you for your kind words and appreciation. I hope you visit again!
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Port Hope, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Just came back from a three day stay at the wonderful Secret Garden. Nothing is too much trouble for the lovely woman who owns this gorgeous, old house and takes pride in making everyone who stays with her feel special. The inn is clean and warm. The beds are comfortable. The breakfasts are beautifully prepared and presented. This was our 7th visit to the Secret Garden. Whether we were drinking morning coffee and reading the paper beside the fireplace or playing an afternoon chess game and contemplating where to go for supper, we felt that our every need was anticipated. Kathy, the innkeeper is very informed about where to go and what to eat while in town. She's also a very caring person who remembers tiny details. Probably we should try a different place to stay in Kingston but over the last few years we have found this to be a very tranquil escape and very good value for the money. I recommend this as a very nice home away from home to everyone.

Room Tip: Theresa's room is by far the nicest and most comfortable room in the house with a king sized bed...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank phoenixwatcher1
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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Always a pleasure to have you both and to catch up! Come back when the weather is warmer...
Kathy
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Pickering, Canada
1 review
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Just stayed at this B&B in mid-January. The property is well maintained, parking right in front and the rooms are clean, spacious and very comfortable. The Host Kathy was so accomodating and made sure our requests were always met. The breakfast was absolutely delicious! My daughter and I needed some stress-free, relaxing time and this fit the bill perfectly! I will be sure to recommend this B&B to all my friends. Can't wait to go back!!

Room Tip: I stayed in Theresa's Room. No complaints whatsoever.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Thank you for your kind words! Come back soon...
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2014

My husband and I spent a delightful anniversary week-end in November. We very much enjoyed the spacious and comfortable Turret Room, the view was lovely and the wrap around fire place a delight. The room was extremely clean and well appointed. Breakfasts were delicious and we very much enjoyed chatting with the other guests. Kathy, much to our surprise and delight, kindly left a bottle of complementary champagne in our room to help us celebrate our special week-end. Kathy could not have been more accommodating and pleasantly answered our many questions with respect to restaurants, etc. This is truly a gem of a spot, run by a very competent and friendly host, and is located very close to Princess Street and the water front. We can't wait to return next year! Thanks again to Kathy for such a lovely week-end.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Roundfoot_traveller
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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for your kind words. It was wonderful to have you again, enjoying your anniversary. We love to celebrate special occasions. I look forward to your next visit!
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Katy, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 8, 2013

The Secret Garden is in a perfect location: a quiet street, within walking distance to downtown shopping and restaurants and Queens. The rooms are beautiful and all unique. I stayed in the Victoria Rose and loved the VERY comfortable four poster bed with its soft fresh scented bedding, the wall gas heater virtual fireplace and the great "soaker" claw foot tub. Kathy is a wonderful host. She thinks of everything: from the warm welcome, to the knowledgeable info on the area, to the afternoon tea and fresh baked cookies in the parlor and the delicious breakfast served at two sittings in the gorgeous dining. The Inn was all decorated for Christmas, which I loved! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Thank smb59
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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
So glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you can visit again soon!
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Property: Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn
Address: 73 Sydenham St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3H3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Kingston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Kingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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