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Backstage B&B

405 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Markham, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Two friends and I stayed at Backstage B and B over the Thanksgiving weekend. We had a great time. The room was perfect for three people, everything was clean and nicely appointed. The breakfast was GREAT - lots and lots of food! Food allergies/intolerances were accommodated without a hitch. Karen and her mother were warm, welcoming and interested in our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

5 of us stayed at the Backstage for a girls' weekend away and could not have asked for better accommodations or a friendlier hostess. In addition to plenty of space in the rooms themselves we were able to enjoy a glass of wine on the patio in the afternoon and then chat late into the evening in the comfortable guest... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed in a large room, with lots of windows and a big bathroom. TV, fridge, coffee maker and fireplace also in the room. Very clean and comfortable. Karen Stanton is an excellent hostess, even making our dinner reservations for us, months in advance of our visit. Breakfasts were well thought out, substantial and everything was homemade. Our room was... More 

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O'fallon, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I have been coming to the Shakespeare Festival for many years now and this one is the best I have ever stayed at for adults and teenagers. The hostess makes you feel like family. All the theaters, shopping and restaurants are within walking distance if you have no joint problems and I enjoy the walks through the quiet neighborhoods and... More 

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Erie, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I originally chose the Backstage because I needed a room for 3 (myself and my 2 teenagers). The location is not too scenic, with vacant buildings across the street, but it's still ideal as it's a super-quick walk to the Festival theatre and the river, not far to the Tom Patterson, and a reasonable walk to downtown and the Avon... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Outstanding location - 5 minutes walk from the Festival Theatre and about 10 minutes walk from downtown. Very pleasant host and outstanding breakfast. A bit noisy because the B&B is located on a main thoroughfare, but the excellent location and warm welcome more than made up for a bit of traffic noise. Our room was very large - lots of... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We just returned home from a 3 night stay at the Backstage B&B in Stratford. We could not have been happier. Room #2 was the perfect set-up for our family (mom, dad, teenage son) with a queen bed and a single bed. The room was spacious, immaculate, well-stocked with tea, coffee, hot cocoa, fridge, microwave, tv, robes, and plenty of... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My wife and I were staying in room 1 and our adult daughter in room 2. Both rooms had excellent mattresses and were nicely furnished to give a homelike atmosphere. There was also a mini fridge and a coffee machine in the room and of course a flat-screen TV. The bathrooms were very spacious with tub and shower. There was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

We all found not much hospitality or interaction. The rooms are sparse and barely decorated, not what we've become used to in Stratford B&B's. There were no magazines, or informationabout Stratford, other than the Stratford festival brochure. There was tea and coffee in each room, but in the closet!! It would have been nice to have it in the room,... More 

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Karen S, Owner at Backstage B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your comment. Most of our guests enjoy the full breakfast of: Juice Fresh fruit salad Yoghurt Parfait Croissants & preserves Bacon, eggs and homefries (or alternative pancakes or cinnamon honey french toast) Toast Tea or Coffee More 

Kitchener, Canada
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235 reviews 235 reviews
30 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

My partner and I signed up for a short one night silent retreat/meditation. We stayed in room 3 - with a separate entrance and a den. It was really nice. Karen is very friendly and we had great discussions in our consultations. The guided meditation was very relaxing. The silent retreat was an interesting experience (we got a taste of... More 

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