I stayed in The Stratford Hotel one night in January 2010 while on a business trip. I chose this hotel due its convenient downtown location and winter season price of $59 per night. Overall, this hotel was fine - in fact, it reminded me of staying in a cottage or cabin in Northern Ontario.
First, the building is an old historical stone structure. Although there are suites in the hotel, I chose a room as it was cheaper. My room was very quiet, had a private bathroom and all of the normal expected conveniences. The queen-sized bed was comfortable and made extra cozy by the gas fireplace at the foot of the bed (which was the source of heat for the room). The room also contained a bar-sized refrigerator which was a handy place to keep the breakfast that I brought with me. (According to the hotel's literature, in the summer months, a free continental breakfast is provided in the lobby.)
I only had two inconveniences during my stay: First, there was no table or separate dresser in the room. (There was, however, an armoire in which you could hang clothes that also had drawers.) Having no table, though, made it a challenge to find a place to eat my breakfast or place loose items. Second, the bathroom door did not close properly. As I was alone, this was not too big a problem, but if I had not been on my own, it would likely have been embarrassing.
Finally, note that the room door from the hallway is only latched with the deadbolt unlocked with your room key. The doorknob is not connected to a latch. (Like I said, this place is old!)
The young man who checked me in a the front desk was quite friendly and helpful. However, it was a little odd that the front desk is not manned from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. the next morning.
If your stay in Stratford is short, or you will be going to plays, dining and sightseeing a lot, this hotel would provide an inexpensive and convenient option.
- Also Known As:
- The Stratford Hotel Ontario
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Stratford Hotel, where Old World Charm and Modern Amenities Unite. Our Historic Downtown Property is Surrounded by Shopping and Theatre Districts, Historical Neighborhoods; and we are 6 blocks from the Business Park. We offer English Style Gardens, Wireless Internet, Complimentary Breakfast of Your Choice for Summer, and Onsite Parking. Features of all our Rooms and Suites comprise of Queen Size Antique Beds, Distinctive Layouts, Private Baths, Gas Fireplaces, Bar Fridge and Cable Television. ... more less