This hotel is like the Marie Celeste — unmanned and abandoned from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. I’m surprised it’s legal to have a hotel unstaffed at night. Besides the potential security risks, there were practical problems too. The only other guests in the hotel needed the hairdryer around 7:30 a.m. (yes, there’s only one in the hotel and that’s held in the office) and we wanted the promised discount coupon for breakfast at the diner across the street, but with nobody at the front desk, we were all disappointed.
If the hotel were otherwise superb, then we might have been more forgiving, but the bathroom was so tiny, one had to be a contortionist, and a slim one at that, to use it. The furniture was so tightly packed into the room, I twice bruised my thigh on a projecting part of the bed’s foot-board.The window air conditioner sounded like a turbo-jet. I have stayed in hundreds if hotels, good and bad, but this place is the first in which I felt scared.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Stratford Hotel, where old world charm and modern amenities unite! Our historic downtown property is surrounded by shopping and theatre districts, historical neighborhoods; and we are 6 blocks from the business park. We offer English style gardens, wireless internet, and free onsite Parking. Features of all our rooms and suites comprise of queen size antique beds, distinctive layouts, private baths, gas fireplaces, bar fridges and high-definition TV's with digital cable. Our location is very close to all the Theatres, a 5 min walk to The Avon Theatre, a 25 min scenic walk along the river to the main Festival Theatre, a 10 min walk to The Tom Patterson Theatre and a 5 min walk to the new Masonic Hall. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Stratford Hotel Ontario, Canada