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Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat

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2.5 of 5
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2941 Forest Road, R.R. 4, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S5 , Canada
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Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Stratford
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Barrie, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We go to Stratford every year for a few days and for the past few years have stayed at the suburban motel which is a few kms further out of town than this motel. We would give the suburban 4 stars and were weary of trying out a new motel. All unfounded: the Forest is great. It gets 5 stars... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My girlfriends and I were looking for a place to stay overnight after enjoying a matinee at the Avon theatre. The Forest motel was perfect for the six of us. We rented two rooms with two beds and a pullout couch. We are of an age where we like our own beds. I slept on a couch and it was... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start out by saying that this motel is a wonderful motel. You can wake up early to a wonderful breakfast that is right at the main cabin. You can then walk it back to your motel to sit on the porch with a good book. After that you can spend you day at a play in one of... More 

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ForestMotelStratford, Owner at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful, detailed review. You have captured the essence fully of The Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat! We look forward to your return visit! More 

Sudbury
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had to find a place to stay for 5 nights so I could visit my mother in the hospital. We called same day and had no problems getting a room. Even with it being off season, the place was a wonderful escape to relax. Great breakfast with gluten free options. We had 2 doubles with pull out and had... More 

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London, Ontario
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Don't be fooled by the nondescript name and logo. This retreat is top-notch. Rooms are clean and tasteful, with added touches like popcorn and hot chocolate, plus dishes/cutlery etc. Hot tub is fantastic...private, surrounded by woods, and very romantic. The atmosphere looks and feels like you're in the Muskokas or even in BC. Friendly, professional hospitality from owners. Can't say... More 

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Warkworth, Canada
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I recently needed to find a hotel in Stratford at the last second when my sister was admitted to a local hospital. I booked late...online. My GF actually did it for me. Their check in time limit was 10pm but she talked to the owner and he agreed to meet me at about 10;45 or so. It was a litle... More 

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Ancaster
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12 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

To be quite honest, I'm not sure I want to write a glowing review because this place is so good, I don't want to have to compete with others to book it, or encourage an increase in price! We have been in the summer (2014) and just recently in the winter, and have to say that this place just nails... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Despite the cold weather it was warm and cozy inside. The room had many amenities including a microwave, fridge and Keurig coffee maker. Our king size bed was very comfortable and warm. Unfortunately because of the extreme cold we were not able to utilize the ground with cross country skiing or snowshoeing but it is a great plus to staying.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was a perfect romantic getaway for my partner and I. Being outdoors people, it was great to do snow-shoeing and cross country skiing on the 30 acres of forest, and see so many little birds and animals. Our hosts were also so accommodating, helping us get all our gear and making sure we had everything we wanted while giving... More 

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Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I recently took a job in Stratford and had the pleasure of staying at the Forest Motel for a month. The owners and staff were the best!!!! very friendly and always made sure i was taken care of. The room was beautiful and comfortable.and always clean. Thanks for the great stay.

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