We have been staying at the Stratford at least every other month for the past 2 years and have always had good experiences until this last visit. They have been going down for a while now.
They are trying to do some updating ( painting ), but they have a lot of other problems that paint won't fix. Some of the management is out in left field and doesn't have a clue as to what is going on.
We have always enjoyed the breakfast at the Stratford which consisted of regular biscuits, sausage biscuits, bagles, sausage gravy, boiled eggs, several kinds of cereal, a couple of kinds of muffins,fresh fruits and yogurts, toast, milk , juices and coffee. But on the first morning of our 3 night stay all that was available was one bagel, sausage biscuits, left over sausage gravy , coffee and juice. You couldn't even eat cereal, because there was NO milk!
We had company coming, so we got a second room for them. We had told them about the nice breakfast they always had at the motel except fot the previous mornings breakfast. When we went to check all they had the second morning was sausage biscuits , coffee and juice. We went elsewhere for breakfast!
The last morning they had added blueberry muffins ( which I saw them take out of the freezer after we had checked the breakfast the morning before ) to the sausage biscuits, coffee, juice. They also had gotten a gallon of milk.
The dining room floor was always dirty with crumbs and the vaccum was sitting in front of the milk dispenser. I don't think it was ever used. It looked as if no one cared about how things looked or how they looked.
As far as rooms go, they are clean, but in bad need of updating. Good luck getting a decent shower head.
The Stratford and the Best Western are both owned by the same person, an Indian ( Patel ) ,and have the same manager. I have never stayed at the Best Western, so I can't comment on it, but we don't plan on ever staying there either.
In the future we will stay in Jasper, Blue Ridge or a cabin. Never again at the Stratford.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just minutes from the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Stratford Motor Inn is a motel close to Amicalola Falls, North Georgia Medical Center, Huff-Mosley Memorial Stadium, and Carters Lake. Standard rooms at the motel feature free continental breakfast, wireless internet access, cable TV with extra stations, air conditioning, alarm clock/radio, free local calls, hairdryer, microwave, mini-fridge, and iron and board. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stratford Motor Hotel East Ellijay