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Stratford Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in East Ellijay
Reviewed 6 March 2013

Had an excellent few nights here with no problems by my standards. Slept peacefully and enjoyed a serene atmosphere surrounding the hotel. Better than the past few places I have stayed. Highly recommended to all!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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3  Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

The Stratford Motor Inn is a nice place to stay except for the details. The sheets are very coarse feeling on the skin. There is building material lying around. The coffee was like sludge. Most of these complaints could be easily taken care of. How much do decent sheets cost anyway?

Room Tip: Bring your own sheets
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Jose R
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Great stay! Haven't been back at the Stratford for a few months because of previously poor management, but the new management is excellent! Friendly manager and relaxing atmosphere. Rooms are comfy and clean. Will definitely come back!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Came to Ellijay for a relaxing weekend. Expect a 50 year old motel, the price should be 29.95 ,and have low expectations. The manager didn't speak fluent english and was rude. The pictures on the website are NOT the rooms at this location. Bathrooms are extra small and extremely dated. This hotel has had no updating or repairs in the last 25 years. A green tarp water feature will welcome you upon arrival. The manager gave us the run around about a refund. We walked out without our money. DO NOT BOOK ONLINE!

Room Tip: Towels will also exfoliate and very thin
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank szittrouer
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

Came to Ellijay for a business trip. This hotel was the cheapest...and I am cheap, so I chose it. :p great service. Clean rooms. Keep in mind that I am not hard to please, but I think it's a great place for the rate. :)

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

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.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Kay A
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

We opted for this inexpensive choice on a recent trip to seek out local properties. I was impressed by its cleanliness but it does need some updating & minor repairs. The towel bar in the bathroom was broken off. But clean comes first & we were comfortable especially after we asked for extra pillows. I always pack pillow protectors when I travel. (An extra travel tip)
Breakfast is included but I would strongly suggest buying it at the Waffle House down the road.
Staff is very friendly & helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Stratford Motor Inn

Address: 79 Maddox Cir, East Ellijay, GA 30539
Region: United States > Georgia > East Ellijay
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in East Ellijay
Price Range: £53 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stratford Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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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