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Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Stratford
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

The main reason for the existence of Stratford is its Shakespeare festival.
There are seven theatres scattered around the town; the Arden Park is within walking distance of all of them.
Room was clean and comfortable; unexceptional.
And it was quiet.
Lobby minimal.
Weakest point was the dining room: the one dinner we had there was unsatisfactory.
But very good breakfast and lunch next door at Jesse's Delicatessen.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We came to the Arden hotel on a family trip to see the Stratford festival. The hotels location to the theatre is great and is well lit from the outside. This hotel has multiple doors to "different wings" and it was more like navigating a labyrinth then a hotel. When we got to the room it was hot and dark. The room was not clean our pillowcase had lipstick stains on it and had only one washcloths. I didn't really find staff accommodating. The beds are super hard and the curtains don't close all the way. The pillows themselves seem like they have seen better days and are super lumpy. But if you want a close place to the theater and want good wifi Arden park is your place. I doubt I'll return after this adventure.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We have stayed at the Arden Park several times and find it the best hotel in Stratford for the needs of our family. The rooms are clean, well-appointed and fairly roomy. The showers emit very little water and the towels are small, but the beds are comfortable. The public spaces smell a bit medicinal and the property could use a face-lift. We mostly spend our days out of the hotel and return only to sleep. But when we need assistance (Internet difficulties, missing a pillow, late check-out or such), we find that the front desk is vastly under-staffed. They are helpful enough, but cannot do it alone. Bottom line: the hotel is too pricey for what it offers, but there isn't much competition in Stratford.

Room Tip: The family suites with two queen beds are nice, but the sofa bed provides a very bad night of sleep!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

This was our first trip to the town and we we were there for only one night to see a couple of plays. Unlike the town of Stratford I would not describe this hotel as quaint. It is, however, possibly the closest hotel to the Festival theatre (5 minute walk if you cut through the tennis club) and a 25 minute walk to the downtown theatres. Also, a short walk to the river/swans and green spaces as a nice distraction for the kids. Check-in was quick with staff being efficient and friendly. Room was of acceptable size, clean and had a small fridge and coffee maker. Facilities/services: small indoor pool, dated fitness equipment, ample free parking, restaurant (didn't try), free wi-fi, and a large lobby area. Overall good value and solid place to stay in Stratford if you come with kids.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

My husband and I stated at the Arden Park Hotel one night to attend the Festival Theatre, we were very impressed with the service and the facilities of the hotel. The service and the food in the restaurant was very good, with great prices. The room we had with a king bed was very spacious, the furnishings look new and the bed very comfortable. The bathroom was very large and exceptionally clean. It is only a few minutes walk to the Festival Theatre but to go downtown you would probably want to drive. Definitely worth a return visit.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Very impressed with hotel. Great location only 10 minute walk to Festival Theatre as we came to town to watch a couple plays. We were able to leave the car and walk to the theatre it was that close. Our room was very nice. Loved the decor very updated. We ate dinner at the hotel because we had limited time between plays and our dinner was really good too. We did the 3 course dinner special only $21.99. I don't know why this hotel had negative reviews from others as we only had positive experience. We stayed in west wing and we will most definitely stay here again next year. Free Internet too.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

this place is a 20-25 minute walk from the theatres in town. the rooms are large but the place/rooms were somewhat noisy on a Saturday night with a large crowd for a wedding. the beds were so-so-the pillows not so great. the front staff were very friendly and helpful. the pool & hot tub were tiny. its a better choice then the festival inn (owned by the same outfit) but a b&b would be better still.

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Additional Information about Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel

Address: 522 Ontario Street | P.O.Box #1040, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3J3, Canada (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS The Arden Park Hotel)
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Stratford
#7 Romantic Hotel in Stratford
Price Range: £78 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 144
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