We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 16 Stratford hotels

The Swan Motel

960 Downie St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S3, Canada
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (151)
  • Photos (38)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (19)
  • Location
  • More
The Swan Motel
Ranked #1 of 16 hotels in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Stratford
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

151 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (19)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ridgewood, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ridgeway, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oak Park, Illinois
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakville, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Swan Motel this weekend, during a visit to Stratford for a Friday night at the theatre to see King Lear. Wouldn't have ever considered a motel, but the reviews on Tripadvisor were good and the price was excellent. This place really can't be faulted. The owners are delightful and obviously take a huge personal interest in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Hamilton, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the fact that this a motel. It is very clean, comfortable and nicely decorated and better maintained than many expensive hotels. It is in a quiet location just outside the downtown of Stratford in a lovely garden only a short drive to all the theatres and downtown restaurants. With a bar fridge and coffee maker in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kingston, Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in May while attending the play, Crazy for You. The motel is a time warp back to the 70's, but has been very well kept by its owners. The room is comfortable and super clean! The grounds are meticulously maintained, pride of ownership is evident. It is located a few kms from the downtown area, but is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently attended the musical, "Crazy For You" at the Stratford Festival. We decided to stay at, "The Swan Motel." This is a really nice motel a couple of kilometres from the main theatre. There are signs marking the directions to the main theatre from downtown. Although this motel is about 50 years old, it is not dated. The rooms... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at The Swan for several years now and cannot imagine staying anywhere else. Colleen and Peter do not miss a thing in their presentation and care of this wonderful place. They are so welcoming. Colleen always has a smile and a genuine interest in her guests. She amazes me with how she remembers some of the details... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Wife and I stayed one night and both found it to be a clean and well run motel. Our room was modest but comfortable with the usual amenities that we expect. Location is close to the downtown but still in a quiet rural setting. Bed was modern and comfortable. Only con would be that the pillows were perhaps a little... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tecumseh, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for two nights. The rooms are very clean and well maintained. The grounds are lovely. It is a great choice for a peaceful and relaxing place to stay while in Stratford. It seems that many people at this motel are returning visitors and it is obvious to us why this is the case after choosing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Swan Motel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Swan Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Swan Motel

Address: 960 Downie St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S3, Canada
Phone Number:
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

38 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (22)
Room/suite (5)
Hotel & grounds (7)
Bathroom (1)
View from room (3)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (17)
Hotel & grounds (13)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (3)


Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Stratford #1 Romantic Hotel in Stratford #1 Best Value Hotel in Stratford
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer

    Bookmark for later
    Save Saved
    You added The Swan Motel to your Saves list