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“A nice place to linger.” 5 of 5 stars
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960 Downie St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S3, Canada   |  
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Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Stratford
Perrysburg, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A nice place to linger.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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 good book, chatting with others, or just watching the hummingbirds. The Swan was a perfect choice while we attended the Shakespeare Festival.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
39 helpful votes 39 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 groupings of lawn furniture.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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 very genial and helpful, helping us to pick a place to dine at, and supplying us with extra towels etc. to go swimming. Such a wonderful difference after the place we stayed at last year! We will definitely be returning! The only thing, and it's a small thing, I would suggest to anyone going to stay there to bring their own soap and shampoo. Otherwise, perfection! :)

Room Tip: Bring your own soap and shampoo. There is some available, but it isn't very nice.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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orland park, il.
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95 helpful votes 95 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.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ridgewood, New York
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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 provided every day.

The grounds are absolutely beautiful, and provide nice surroundings for the pool. The overall area around the motel is very peaceful, which is great for a good night's sleep. It is actually very nice that the Swan is a little bit outside of town--about five minutes by car--as this adds to the feeling of being on vacation.

The room was very clean, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The fridge and coffee/tea maker were much appreciated and utilized. I must commend the cleaning staff on a job well done.

Overall, I would say this has become one of our favorite places to stay. The Swan, combined with the outstanding Theatre Festival, has made Stratford a destination we hope to revisit for years to come!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Swan Motel

Address: 960 Downie St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Stratford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
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 
Also Known As:
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