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The Swan Motel

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960 Downie St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S3, Canada
The Swan Motel
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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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Thornbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our 7th consecutive visit to The Swan Motel. It has always been and remains a great place to stay in Stratford. We would highly recommend it to anyone, if you can get in! It gets booked up fast! It has lovely, clean and comfortable rooms and beautiful gardens for sitting in or picnicking and it is just a... More 

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South River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our 1 night stay at the Swan. Just a 5 minute drive to the Avon theatre and downtown. You COULD walk. We were there on a Sunday which made parking easy, we drove about 2 km down the street and parked. The room was impeccably clean. The bed was the most comfortable bed I have slept on in... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated just outside the Small Town of Stratford. 🃏I picked the Motel because of its close proximity to Downtown a quick 10ish minute drive. And it's past ratings. The Swan Motel is a little dated! But it is made up by the friendly hosts Colleen and Peter. They are welcoming and accommodating. The rooms as I said are a little... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great bargain. Clean, quiet and a great staff. It also has a beautiful garden and pool. Just south of he town center, it is quick and very easy to get into town. Although it is on a major street, it was very quiet. Unlike many hotels, the bed was very comfortable. I will definitely return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the countryside 5 short minutes from the Avon...The Swan is a hidden gem. Beautifully maintained with fabulous bathrooms with terrific showers and the most gracious owners one could imagine, the Swan lacks nothing. And I didn't even mention the lovely, beautiful gardens. By the way morning coffee and muffins gratis...take the bran muffins..they are scrumptious.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow the room was clean, especially the bathroom. The carpet seemed new and plush under the feet indicating that a recent renovation had occurred as mentioned in other posts however the bed spreads could or should have been brought into the 21st century. They were the main thing that reminded me that we were still in a motel. The grounds... More 

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Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow the room was clean, especially the bathroom. The carpet seemed new and plush under the feet indicating that a recent renovation had occurred as mentioned in other posts however the bed spreads could or should have been brought into the 21st century. They were the main thing that reminded me that we were still in a motel. The grounds... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean motel ....wonderful owners who take pride in their beautiful city and promote the arts, local talent and small businesses...the strip motel is a retro-stay and the grounds are maintained with a beautiful gazebo, pool and gardens....I will make ENCORE stay there👑🎪🎨🎭🎶🎺

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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If dust, stairs & the hum of traffic is not to your liking for your hotel location, The Swan Motel would be a better choice. Located a 3 minute drive to downtown or a $9.00 flat rate taxi if you do not want to do the drink/drive. The ambient perennial gardens & shading trees outside the rooms provided a relaxing... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My experience staying at The Swan Motel in Stratford exceeded my expectations. It will be my "place to stay" when I return to Stratford. The motel room was clean, functional and the bed was very comfortable. The gardens and surrounding yard was just beautiful. Best of all, the owner Colleen, was so friendly and knowledgeable about local restaurants and about... More 

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