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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An excellent value. Nice clean room, well priced about 5 minutes from downtown Stratford. And that 5 minutes gives you total peace and quiet in the evenings. The owner was very helpful and friendly, gave us good recommendations for places to eat and shop and nearby towns to visit. Muffins and coffee in the morning was a nice extra. A... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We have stayed at the Swan numerous times over the past several years. Colleen and Peter always make us feel welcome. The facilities are well maintained and, on the rare occasion something requires attention, the issue is addressed promptly and satisfactorily. It is a delightful and quiet place to stay on our frequent trips to the Stratford Festival. Cindy &... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

This place has an 'old school' road motel feel, and the rooms feel a little out-dated... But they are simple, clean, and neat. Warm reception and friendly service. Wifi works. My tv was old and small, but I survived. 'Breakfast' of muffins & coffee is modest, but gets the day started adequately. I would stay here again.

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illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed based on TA reviews. The motel is located a few minutes drive from downtown. Our room was small but clean and well maintained. The bath arrangement isn't the greatest with the toilet located next to the bathroom door. The owner (I think) was very helpful both before and during our stay. This was our first trip to the... More 

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Indiana
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21 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The bed and breakfast that we hoped to use was booked! As I reviewed the many other possibilities I came across the Swan Motel, located a couple of miles down the road from the Avon Theater. The price was very reasonable, the reviews were excellent, so we decided to forgo the breakfasts that we loved and see what three nights... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Friendly service, nice garden around the motel to walk and relax. Rooms are very clean and smells wonderful. Coffee and muffin was served in the morning in a nice cups ( not in a paper cups) Highly recommended!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I love the Swan and have been staying there for over 30 years! Excellent location near downtown and the four Stratford Festival theatres. Service is excellent and the morning Shakespeare discussions are amazing! A wonderful value!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our party of 6 booked into The Swan Motel and had a really enjoyable stay. The rooms were good and the service was super. Colleen was very welcoming and gave us lots of information on the local area and theatre festival. Coffee and tasty muffins every morning was a nice touch, Reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A clean room, comfortably furnished and congenial management. Reasonably priced and just a short drive from the theatre district. I'd say if you're looking for a perfect, no fuss no muss place to hang your hat for a night or two then look no further!

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We booked the Swan Motel based on its first-place rating on TA. We were a little apprehensive upon pulling into the front entry and seeing a 50s-style L-shaped traditional "motel". But after getting the key to our room we were pleasantly surprised. The furniture and decor is definitely retro, but everything worked, and everything was immaculately clean. Add in super... More 

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