Spent 4 nights here primarily to visit Stratford to take in some plays. On the positive side I could book in 3 hours early although I am not sure if this would be the case in the high season. The room was nice enough although very warm. The window did not open fully so I had to keep the AC on all day to ensure I came back to a cool room. The room was clean enough although there was a half-full bottle of orange juice in the bottom of the closet and some dirt and hair in the bath. I also booked a wake-up call one morning which I didn't get. However, the staff were very apologetic and the one I booked for Saturday morning came through no problem.
I had mixed experiences with the restaurant in the hotel. On the plus side the prices were very reasonable and the breakfasts in particular were worth the money. However, there were little things which in my opinion make an okay experience a good one. Firstly, each table was glass topped, with the table linen underneath, so of course you know that it is not changed after every sitting. There was no bread knife brought with the rolls/bread so I had to use my main knife and no teaspoon with the coffee or tea. Also, the milk/cream and butter were in the little convenience packs when you sat at the table. The waiting staff ranged from overly cheerful to surly although there was on in particular who was very helpful and friendly. My first evening meal in the hotel was very disappointing, lukewarm and the gravy was spilt on the plate. In fact if it had not been for some bad planning on my part, I would not have eaten an evening meal there again. However, the second time was much better maybe because the restaurant manager looked after me himself.
If you are going to Stratford to take in some theatre, then this hotel is well appointed and taxis charge a flat rate for any travel within Stratford itself.
- Also Known As:
- Arden Park Stratford
- Hotel Arden Park
- Arden Park Hotel Stratford, Ontario