We had been on the road for several days when we stopped at the Stratford Inn. It immediately stood out from the cookie cutter freeway hotels and motels of our journey. It is located in downtown close to the Shakespeare Festival. The staff was friendly, enthusiastic and helpful when I needed help with a communication issue. The cafe is a friendly place place for an espresso and a snack. The complimentary breakfast in a separate breakfast room was underwhelming. Everything else is first-rate.