The Secret Garden Inn is the perfect retreat. Relax and unwind in this Historic Kingston Bed & Breakfast Inn, after a full day out in the core of downtown Kingston, just minutes away. Appreciate the architectural marvels from a by gone era.

From the windows  to the plaster archways, you discover the secrets of the Secret Garden Inn. Tuck into a comfy bed or cuddle up in a reading chair in our library and let life’s stresses fade away. Whether it’s afternoon tea in the parlour or an evening glass of wine on the porch swing, our romantic atmosphere is the perfect way to give yourself a treat and forget about the hassles of fast-paced modern life. Find out why we are the best kept secret in Kingston!


The Secret Garden Inn offers historic charm combined with modern comfort. Central air conditioning, private baths, and a gourmet style breakfast are offered to ensure your stay is memorable.

Our guest parlour features turret window seating, elegant Victorian antique parlour settees set around the original fireplace. Early morning coffee and tea are served each day as you relax before breakfast.The flicker of candlelight and soft music welcome guests to a full, delicious breakfast served in the beautiful oak paneled dining room. Our menus vary daily and include chilled juice, seasonal fruit dishes, delicious entrées, homemade baking, freshly brewed coffee and a selection of great teas.

The library offers a quiet retreat to curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace. Showcase your talents on my 1850’s upright piano. In addition to secure wireless internet service, there is a computer for guest use. The Innkeeper is happy to provide all the information you need to ensure your stay meets and exceeds all your expectations.

  • Seven charming guest rooms with private baths
  • Gorgeous main rooms include a large parlour and library / music room
  • Fabulous covered front verandah with porch swing
  • Creative breakfasts served by candlelight
  • Award winning garden with seating by the koi pond
  • Five minute walk to historic downtown, the waterfront and Queens University
Secret Garden Inn - Innkeeper

Kathy DavidsonInnkeeper

Innkeeper Kathy Davidson enjoys meeting people from around the world, showing off her beautiful 1888 Queen Anne style Victorian home and creating that house party feeling for all of her welcome guests.

Whether she is in the kitchen whipping up a creative and delicious breakfast, baking for afternoon tea or choosing the right jazzy vibe music to accompany sunset on the porch, she is always in her element ensuring guests are cared for.


We have visited this wonderful B and B quite a few times in the last few years and I’m so happy to tell you that the quality of the inn and our experience there is unchanged as perhaps the nicest place we have ever stayed. Located in the heart of downtown, The Secret Garden is within walking distance of many interesting restaurants and shops and within a short drive of many events and points of interest.

Kathy, the innkeeper is a kind and caring person who knows just about everything there is to know about Kingston. She always has a new restaurant to recommend or an attraction to suggest. Her breakfasts are hearty and beautifully prepared. The rooms are clean, comfortable and welcoming. Afternoon tea served as you arrive is always a special treat. I’m so glad we found this place and will continue to visit year after year. DW, Port Hope, Dec 2016

We travelled as a family of three in January and had a charming stay. Comfortable, cozy and quaint, with a delicious breakfast each morning! I loved being able to read and play games in the living room with the sunlight streaming through, and will definitely be back! RD, Ottawa – Feb 2017

Check In / Check Out

Our check in / check out times are as below
unless prior arrangements are made.

Check In: 4pm – 8pm
Check Out: 11am

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Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Toll Free: 1-877-723-1888
Phone: 613-531-9884

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Kathy Davidson
Innkeeper – The Secret Garden Inn

73 Sydenham Street South
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3H3

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