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“Nice highlight of our visit to Kingston”

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Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ranked #3 of 22 Kingston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto
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39 reviews
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“Nice highlight of our visit to Kingston”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We came to Kingston at the most inconvenient time ( summer, lots of events going on in town... hotels were busy) We did not have a reservation anywhere, so we drove around and checked 6 places. Each had one room left at a price from 150 to 275 dollars per night.

Place #7 was the Secret Garden B&B. There was one last room left. We were completely charmed by interior, exterior and the hostess ( Cathy) . Price was $149, breakfast included.

Our room ( Angel's watch ) was small, but we only came there to sleep. It was clean, nice, there were magazines to read, all necessities in the bathroom.

The house inside was so nicely decorated, and outside you could sit a read a book by the running water by the a pond.

Breakfast was tasty, nice, almost fancy, a bit small, but coffee was never-ending and we were fine. Good company of other travelers made it very interesting. In the afternoon, tea, coffee and cookies were waiting for us,

We will definitely come back. This is an experience; and for the price less than that of chain hotel with cookie-cutter interiors.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
I'm glad the 7th stop was the one! As I recall it was a beautiful evening, perfect for our porch and koi pond sitting. There are many reasons to return to Kingston... hope to see you again!
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

This review is a bit late in coming, however our stay here was amazing! We stayed in the Retreat room on the third floor which was just beautiful and even though our bathroom was down the hall it was completely worth it for the tub! Everything about our stay was fantastic, the room, the food and the hosts were out of this world and I can't recommend it enough!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come again... we love return visits!
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Port Hope, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

This was our third visit to Kingston this year and our fourth stay at the Secret Garden. We took advantage of a special run at the Inn for New Year's Eve and took our adult daughters for a small holiday. We were not disappointed. As with our previous visits, the rooms were warm and very clean, the bedding was beautiful and smelled so nice, the breakfasts were beautifully made and filling. Afternoon homemade chocolate chip cookies and warm drinks were a very welcome addition to the day. The special included a bottle of bubbly and fantastic cheese tray with an amazing array of food, as well as party hats and favours. Kathy even took time out of her evening to take photos of our family. At this point I can't imagine staying anywhere else when visiting the Kingston area. Our dinner reservations were arranged by Kathy and she even helped us find out where the movie we wanted to see was playing. This is a lovely experience for anyone seeking a short break from reality in a beautiful place. Can't wait to go back. Thank you so much Kathy!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Kathy D, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 8 January 2013
So nice to have you here again and for such a happy holiday! Always great to see guests enjoy the house at New Years. All the best and hope to see you all again in 2013!
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

My wife & other family members were visiting Kingston for my daughters' grad. I chose "Secret Garden off their website which was easy to navigate & very informative with good pictures of the property. When we arrived we were greeted promptly & pleasantly by Kathy, the proprietor & given the tour & instructions.
Parking was on the property & very convenient.
The rooms were just as described & extremely comfortable & picturesque.
The common sitting rooms were large & inviting & there was always fresh coffee or tea & delicious cookies or biscuits available.
Breakfast was a treat with lots of fruit & drinks to accomodate the main course of eggs etc.
The location was perfect for us as it was a short walk to Queens Campus & down town Kingston, & the arcitecture of the homes in the neigborhood was very impressive.
All in all a pleasant experience from arrival to departure.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 28 November 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad you all had a good time and I hope you come again!
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Laval, Canada
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

We had stayed at the Secret Garden B&B in the past (our favorite Inn in Kingston), but it was our first stay since it was taken over by Kathy Davidson (new owner). No need to worry ! The Inn is still as beautiful as ever and Kathy was simply wonderful ! We had a great time and my mom and I enjoyed our stay (we are planning to go back next year ! ) Thank you Kathy for making us feel like we were at home !

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 26 October 2012
Thank you for returning and so glad you enjoyed your stay! I look forward to welcoming you back...
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

The Secret Garden B&B has so much character and old world charm. We stayed here for a mini-honeymoon and we are so glad we did. It's walking distance from Kingston's downtown core so you can enjoy shopping and restaurants just around the corner, and other Kingston attractions (dinner cruises, museums, etc.) are not too far either. The service was perfect: Booking was easy and the gourmet breakfasts were to die for! We loved eating in the beautiful dining room and took advantage of the board games in the parlor. My husband and I will have to go back for future anniversaries.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 26 October 2012
I'm glad you chose the Inn for your special occasion. I hope you return soon!
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We only had one night at the Secret Garden Inn in Kingston, but we should have stayed there longer! It is a very wonderful Vicotian House with really nice and spatious rooms! If you go to Kingston, you should stay there!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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kathyd488, Owner at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 26 September 2012
Thank you for the recommendation! Hope to see you again.
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Property: Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast Inn
Address: 73 Sydenham St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3H3, Canada
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Region: 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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