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The Swan Motel

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960 Downie St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S3, Canada
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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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Belle River Ontario
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay and loved the hospitality of the owners. There was a 24-hour grocery store nearby and this allowed us to make great meals in our comfortable room. It was not that far from town so that our trips to town and to the theatres were very easy to manage. Will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended plays at Stratford, and it was my first stay at the Swan Motel. The gardens were lovely and peaceful, the hotel was very quiet, the rooms extremely clean, the staff warm and welcoming. The bed was comfortable, and all in all, we couldn't have asked for more. The luxury is in the simplicity of the place...it is perfectly... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Swan Motel for one night in August. As noted in another review, this is a 50s style motel, and looks to have been recently renovated to offer clean, well cared for accommodations. I had a few moments in the garden but the weather was cool and off-and-on rainy so I chose instead to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again I'm sitting in the gorgeous gardens enjoying absolute peace and quiet surrounded by beautiful flowers...just a little chilly this AM for the cute little pool. Colleen and Peter are top of the list hosts. 7 minutes to the Festival Theater...4 minutes to downtown shopping...3 minutes to "2 Gals and a Diner" for super breakfast/lunch. Heaven on Earth...at less... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Swan Motel is a great motel. It was clean and the owners were friendly. The grounds and pool were well kept and the pool pristine. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Hot homemade muffins and coffee in the morning...Yum!

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Southfield, Michigan
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

50s style hotel that beats everything in Stratford. Colleen and Peter are the best hosts. The rooms are spacious and immaculate. BEST showers around. AND THE GROUNDS ARE SPECTACULAR. I'm sitting at the cute little heated pool and enjoying the hostas, black Eyed susans and a multitude of leafy and fir trees. Only one problem..people are finding this Diamond and... More 

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We stayed here while attending the Shakespeare Festival. The motel is quaint and picturesque. The room was clean and bright. The grounds of the motel are lush and pleasant. We found The Swan to be a good value.

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have enjoyed staying at the Swan for several years. The management is welcoming and even provide coffee and muffins in the office each morning. It is quiet, off the road, and rooms are most comfortable. It is a short drive to Theater, restaurants, shops and St. Jacobs. We have stayed in other Stratford accommodations, but this is by far... More 

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Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a large contingent of family head over to Stratford to see some plays on a long weekend. The motel is a classic motor court style facility. so everything is on one floor and you park right outside your room. The rooms are simply but tastefully furnished and art from local artists hangs on the walls. The entire facility... More 

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Etobicoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The room was very cosy and extremely clean. We enjoyed the gardens and the location was very peaceful. It is only a 5 minute drive to downtown Stratford and theatres and the Avon river. Although there wasn't a breakfast room they provided muffins and coffee in the reception and the room had coffee maker and mini fridge.

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