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“Just Old, no charm” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Stratford Hotel

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The Stratford Hotel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence
Fenton, Michigan
2 reviews
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“Just Old, no charm”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Just got back from a weekend at the Stratford Hotel. If you want a Fawlty Towers experience book this hotel. I was with four other women and I was the the unofficial tour guide. The springs poke out of room 7 sofa couch. They did give me a room for the next night that was more comfortable. I was told all services were discontinued from 9pm until 9am. and that is posted in the hotel. However, they neglected to inform us that Sunday times were different. We arrived back at 8:15pm to find the hotel locked up. We eventually contacted the hotel manager and police dept and were able to get in. They neglected to inform us about the Sunday hours. It is a last resort place to stay. Book early in Stratford Ontario.

Room Tip: South side is more quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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107 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

We've stayed in a lot of places in Stratford over the years but this was our first stay in the Stratford Hotel. It's an older building right in town. This makes it very convenient, but the room (#3) was a bit small. It was also on the front facing Erie street (Rt 7) so the street noise was a bit high. Fortunately the white noise of the fan helped. The floors are wood so an upstairs neighbor with heels is annoying. I would suggest an upstairs room on the back. The rate was reasonable ($140/night). Coffee and tea are available in the lobby and the have arrangement with the nearby Joes Diner for a $5 breakfast. It's a lot of food for the money.
We also had a fireplace which we did not use and a small fridge which we did. The shower, usually the bane of older hotels, was fine. In summary, the room was close but comfortable. I think we'd stay here again.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Port Elgin, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

The hotel is in a heritage building, so don't expect a cookie cutter hotel room. The staff is friendly and helpful and the rooms are impeccably clean. It is conveniently located near theaters, shopping and restaurants. A lovely stay.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

this hotel is a heritage building so has lots of character. the location can't be beat - you can walk to all the restaurants and theatres. apparently it's a family owned business, which maybe explains why the staff are so nice. and they remember us from year to year! free coffee/tea an cookies in the lobby. free parking. this was already a repeat visit and of course will be our first choice for the next.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lakeshoreguys
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

This is our fifth season coming to enjoy the Shakespeare Stratford Festival. We discovered The Stratford Hotel because our regular B & B where we used to stay for two consecutive seasons was not available.

Since the beginning we got a good vibe from The Stratford Hotel. The staff is very helpful and amicable. The heritage building has tons of character and the rooms are cozy, clean and comfortable.

Location is at its best since you can walk or bike to every theatre and restaurants in town.

Keep up the good work, cheers,

josé g.

Stayed July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Love staying here. Good location to theatres, restaurants and pubs. Free parking and you can walk everywhere. Very clean rooms with a fridge. Friendly staff and free wifi. You can buy 5.00 breakfast coupon for Joe's Diner which is one block away.
Will return every year.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jane C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We've been coming here for years. Wonderful location and free parking , n immaculate rooms. Rustic country Victorian. Wonderful service and staff. Can't ask for more we have been coming here for years.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nancy S
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Additional Information about The Stratford Hotel

Property: The Stratford Hotel
Address: 107 Erie St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2M5, Canada
Phone Number:
Region: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Stratford
#1 Romantic Hotel in Stratford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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The Stratford Hotel Ontario, Canada

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