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960 Downie St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S3, Canada
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The Swan Motel
Ranked #1 of 16 hotels in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Perrysburg, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Swan Motel is a lovely place to unwind and only two miles from downtown Stratford. The rooms are clean and nicely done. Daily cleaning ensures clean towels and a sense of order. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained with several seating arrangements throughout, each situated to allow some privacy. The setting encourages lingering over morning tea, reading a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We quickly agreed that we will be returning to the Swan Motel for our annual visit to Stratford. The room was very clean and well maintained, but equally important, it was quiet. As gardeners, the well groomed property was especially inviting to us. Next year we'll take advantage of the pool.

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Kingston
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Swan Motel is a short drive from downtown Stratford, and so perfect that many patrons have come annually for decades. The rooms are quiet, clean, and comfortable, with free wifi. The owners are friendly and have lots of advice about what to see and do in the area and even in Toronto. The gardens are beautiful with small private... More

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This motel was a delight to stay at. We stayed for two nights while attending the Stratford Festival. The motel was very clean, the beds were extremely comfortable, and it was such a restful place. There is a sparkling clean pool, and the beautiful grounds are so well kept that it was a little oasis for us. The owners are... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Very Highly recommended Motel and very close to the theatre. The room is very clean and very peaceful surroundings. Coffee or tea with homemade muffins included in the price. They also have a coffee machine in the room

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orland park, il.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Very nice motel. Clean and quiet as mentioned. Easy ride into town and play venues. One of the best values in our whole vacation. Most everyone was there for either the Stratford plays or the culinary fest. Enjoyed meeting people in the garden.

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Ridgewood, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is the second year in a row that my husband and I stayed at the Swan while attending the Stratford Theatre Festival, and it certainly won't be our last. Colleen was a joy to speak with; we had long conversations on the mornings we went in to the office and had the delicious muffins, coffee and tea that are... More

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Ridgeway, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our stay at the Swan Motel encouraged us to write this review. We easily found this accommodation at the quiet end of a main street leading into Stratford. The room and bathroom were clean, the bed was comfortable, and the front desk service was welcoming. We really appreciated the prompt return in good order of some items which we left... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was our first trip to Stratford as well as our first stay at the Swan. We'll definitely return to this hotel on our next trip. Pride of ownership is evident throughout the property. The landscaping is especially well done and provides a serene respite. The room was extremely clean, tidy and appropriately sized. The hotel provides muffins and tea/coffee... More

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Address: 960 Downie St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Swan Hotel Stratford
Swan Hotel Stratford
The Swan Motel Stratford, Ontario

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For over 40 years our family has been graciously welcoming theatre patrons to our special place. Enjoy a quiet, adult atmosphere nestled in a private country setting just minutes south of the Avon/Studio Theatres. Twenty-four tastefully appointed non-smoking rooms with fridge and complimentary wireless Internet. Stroll among captivating gardens and shady nooks; enjoy our sparkling pool and elegant Victorian gazebo. Share the afterglow and plan your day over complimentary morning coffee, tea and muffins. ... more   less 
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