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89 Parkview Dr, Stratford, Ontario N5A 4R5 Canada
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#1 of 18 hotels in Stratford
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.8
Value
4.6
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Experience exceptional service in a luxurious setting just steps from the Stratford Festival Theatre.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Hiking
Kids stay free
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Arabic and 3 more
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lillypod23 wrote a review Oct 2022
Waterloo, Canada19 contributions
This is our 3rd trip to this gorgeous property in Stratford. We travel with our 2 small children who love this place. Great indoor pool , outdoor games for the kids . Very close to the river for walks and bike rides . Rooms are gorgeous, love the little treats they always surprise you with . What is really special about this hotel is the staff . From the manager, front desk people , waiters , housekeeping …. they are honestly the loveliest people and truly go out of their way to make you feel special. They really are great with kids and always spoil our girls , this is why we consistently come back here . Not to mention the fabulous food and drinks in the restaurant. Amazing!!! We honestly wouldn’t stay anywhere else in town . If you’re thinking of staying here .. book it , you won’t regret it . We’ll be back again next year for sure !!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Michael wrote a review Aug 2022
Windsor, Canada24 contributions6 helpful votes
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Bottom Line: The hotel is beautiful and very well-maintained, the rooms are spacious and luxurious, the location is excellent, and the friendly and professional staff provides true 5-star service. We have fairly high standards and this was one of our best hotel experiences. We are very much looking forward to returning. My wife and I stayed at The Bruce for two nights for a short relaxing getaway during the week in mid-August 2022. I booked a "Deluxe Garden King Bed" room online directly through the hotel's website. However, shortly after we arrived, we switched to a 'Superior Garden King" in order to get a full-sized balcony with chairs (the website can be misleading re: which rooms have full balconies and which do not). The room itself was huge with luxurious features. The bed was extremely comfortable and everything was very well-maintained. French press coffee maker and coffee in room along with wet bar, kettle, fridge, closet, a number of drawers, safe, desk, lounge area with table, and coat hooks and bench at entry. Large windows that open. Double doors to patio. The highlight my have been the enormous spa-like bathroom. The hotel felt traditional but also new. Good layout with easy access to parking garage, main lobby, and other amenities (we didn't use the pool, hot tub, or gym on this trip). Loved the accommodations overall. Service was very impressive throughout our stay (probably the best part of the trip) -- thanks to Brad and Rebecca who greeted us on Day 1, and the entire staff (sorry for forgetting some names). They provide everything you would expect from a 5-star hotel. Staff were always friendly and helpful. They seem eager to do anything they can to make your stay comfortable. Being a small hotel, it was nice to have many of the staff remember our names when greeting us in the lobby or at the restaurant. Some highlights for us included the complimentary coffee service to the room, 'cookie hotline', and turn-down service. I also appreciated the doorbell and privacy system (electronic vs. door hangers). Breakfast was included in our booking and we enjoyed the selection and quality of the food. While not every item was a hit, the food was very good overall. We were able to select from the a la cart breakfast menu and had access to the full menu. *I alluded to this earlier, but for those who care about the balcony/patio, it's important to note that if you want a walk-out balcony or patio with seating, I believe you must book a "superior" room ("deluxe" rooms only offer a very small Juliet balcony - still with big beautiful double doors, but you can't go out on it and relax). The cost to upgrade is relatively minor (about $35 at the time of writing) and definitely worth it if you like being outside. Everything on the website seemed to suggest that all garden view rooms had the same type of balcony. Thankfully, a room with a full balcony was available and we were quickly moved -- *I really appreciated the staff doing this. We didn't even request a room change (they acted on it so quickly we didn't have much time to); Rebecca could tell I was disappointed during our room tour and we got a phone call from Brad at the front desk within minutes to arrange a move to another available room. Again, The Bruce is a special place to stay and Stratford is a fun little town to visit. We can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: For walk-out balcony or patio w/seating, book a "superior" room (not 'deluxe')
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Grimsbybud wrote a review Sep 2022
Grimsby, Canada307 contributions170 helpful votes
For the past 35 years, we have made it a habit to get to Stratford for 3 plays, minimum, and a few over night stays. The Bruce has ben a destination since the renovation and remodelling. At the heart of that is the restaurant. This trip saw us dining on a wonderful selection of treats, one from the Sharing Menu, and three from the appetizer offerings. From the sharing menu, with the assistance of a very wonderful server named Tristan, we selected the Venison Bresaola. A pleasant plate of slivered Venison with Cherry Tomatoes, peach and Maui Onion compliments. Perfect blend of textures and flavours. Instead of a Main Entrée, we at Tristan's recommendation, we selected 3 appetizers: The Lobster Salad with Watermelon cubettes, Mustard Greens and Musk Melon to open; Endive and Radicchio Salad parsley and Parmesan with a garlic Vinegarettte. Finally came the Bay Scallops and Breakfast Radish which came with a generous amount of Smoked Trout Caviar and Wasabi Greens. All three were perfect, and just adequate for our appetites. Bonus was the 50% reduction in the prices of boiled wines. Well, Tristan didn't have to as twice... We chose a hotel of "Il Cavaliere di Bertiolo" Pinot Grigio from Veneto. Success. Thank you to the Chefs, and to Tristan for making this one of the most enjoyable meals ever at the Bruce.,
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Very close (Walking distance) to the Stratford Festival Theatre and theAvon River Walks
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danielcay wrote a review Sep 2022
7 contributions8 helpful votes
Everything was lovely about this hotel. It prides itself in getting the details right. However, they fail on an important such detail and that is making about 25% of Canadians feel that they are not Canadian. They do this by listing French language television channels under "Foreign langages", clearly omitting that French is an official language in this country. Just a bit uncool. Sounds minor, unless you are at the receiving end.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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sandybeachsareus wrote a review Sep 2022
Toronto, Canada186 contributions93 helpful votes
We travelled to Stratford to see the musical Chicago and stayed at The Bruce Hotel. Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations. First it is a short 10 minute walk to the Festival Theatre, no hassles with finding a parking spot near the theatre, check that box. Then, the room, wow, we booked a mini suite hello, it was the size of a one bedroom apt. There was a walk out to a cute patio and a beautiful view of the gardens. Everything was tasteful and clean, the bathroom was just over the top. Free water and they have a cookie line to order cookies, what? Breakfast was included, not a buffet, the full menu of yummy selections, the vanilla scones are wonderful. Shout out to the staff, thank you. The Staff were the most pleasant, friendly ever. Not cheap but great value for your money.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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KoKo2014 wrote a review Aug 2022
Toronto, Canada69 contributions57 helpful votes
My friend and I had Sunday brunch here before catching a Stratford Festival matinee. The Restaurant at The Bruce has always been my most favourite restaurant in Stratford and our brunch experience did not disappoint at all. The food was excellent with former Executive Chef of Langdon Hall, Jonathan Gushue, at the helm of the kitchen. I had the Duck and Foie Gras Terrine, the Zucchini Cavatelli and the Chocolate Sorbet (not your usual sorbet) while my friend had a green salad, the Arctic Char and the Lemon Verbena Posset for dessert. The service was outstanding with ultra-friendly servers who all demonstrated a passion for their jobs! The restaurant gave us a complimentary bottle of wine for not having been able to serve us lunch from an early summer reservation due to staff shortage problems in the kitchen and for being a loyal customer. The vintage 2019 DeLoach Chardonnay from Russian Valley, California, is one of the best chardonnays I’ve tasted. Dining at The Bruce is a ‘must’ if you’re in Stratford. The grounds are beautiful and the hotel has just added a couple of cottages for families. I missed the restaurant and the hotel during the past 2.5 years of the pandemic! Hopefully, by next summer, business will be back to normal again so that I could return and enjoy the service more frequently!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Virginia M M wrote a review Jul 2022
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If you ever have four days and want to experience life as you’ve never thought possible, Come to the Stratford Festival and stay at The Bruce. From wonderful theater to exquisite accommodations, food, service, attentive staff and kindness, the experience is second to none. We are grateful to everyone who made it their business to make our stay perfect.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure to leave sufficient time for dinner before 8 pm shows, 5:45 pm worked out great. Hotel...
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william C wrote a review Jul 2022
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Wow! I just returned home (to mid-michigan) from a 4 night trip in Stratford, Ontario. After a fair amount of research, I booked a premium room with a walkout terrace at The Bruce. I had noted in my comments to the hotel that IF a suite became available to alert me. They actually read and remembered my request and called me offering to purchase an upgraded room. I am SO glad I took the offer! Our suite was very notably large - a nice sitting area, a massive bathroom with 2 vanities, party sized shower, deep free-standing tub++. Our 2nd floor suite came with a generous balcony overlooking the rear gardens. The hotel is simply lovely. Twice daily room service. Open self serve coffee bar. Unlimited water. Chilled and heated towels... Original art (ranging from a bronze sculpture, oils, vintage gowns, chandeliers from the 4 Seasons in Toronto+++ BUT the most impressive part of the stay was the STAFF! From Philip and Chantal who greeted us, to Annie, Rob, Luke, Paige and ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE, we were amazed at how kind, thoughtful and professional they ALL were. I've stayed at fine hotels throughout the world (The Peninsula in Chicago, L'hotel in Paris, Hotel Danieli in Venice, Eden Rock in St. Barths, Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton's galore...) The Bruce matched or exceeded any place I've ever stayed. Our U.S. dollar cost of $525 a night was a bargain (particularly given it also included a premium breakfast). GO THERE. STAY AT THE BRUCE! Tell them Mitch and Jim sent you!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: All 25 rooms are likely nice. I would ask for a room facing the rear gardens though there is no...
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Henry B wrote a review Jul 2022
Rochester Hills, Michigan7 contributions3 helpful votes
We have never found an hotel we like better anywhere in the world that we like as much as this one. We've known Jennifer Birmingham as customers for years through her extraordinary b&b. She spent years designing this according to her vision. She spent another approx 5 years getting it approved. When you enter the lobby ti feels like a traditional luxury lobby. It's quiet. There are comfortable chairs everywhere to sit, sip a drink or talk. The ceilings everywhere are high. The colors are neutral but not bland. There are all kinds of things in various hallways and landing, you'd have to see for yourself. The rooms are very large. Who'd need a suite? The ceilings approx 10 - 12 ft. The bathroom is my dream. spacious and comfortable. The texture of the tiles on the floor are comfortable to my feet. The restaurant is EXCELLENT. I had a crispy perch that was wonderful. The breakfast omelette was first class, They make their own jams and honey. The patio you'd really like to eat on. Quiet and overlooking some fields. No traffic. I said to my wife isn't it wonderful to stay at a place we really like? I it's small, 25 rooms. The service is fast up close and personal. It looks large because of the large rooms. It looks old fashioned but it is entirely up to date.Free parking. When we go to Stratford Ontario this is the ONLY place we'd stay at. It's was within walking distance to the Festival Theater. To our minds better than the modern luxury hotels.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dan M wrote a review Jul 2022
Tigard, Oregon40 contributions15 helpful votes
This hotel is just spectacular and outstanding. Staff were always kind and attentive. The breakfast (included) alone is worth the stay. Very convenient location. Rooms were comfortable and quiet. Nice pool with option of a resistance current...never seen that before! Met and exceeded our expectations.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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THE BRUCE HOTEL - Updated 2022 Prices & Reviews (Stratford, Ontario)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Bruce Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Bruce Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Stratford Festival (0.2 miles), Upper Queen's Park (0.3 miles), and Tom Patterson Theatre (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bruce Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Bruce Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Bruce Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bruce Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bruce Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Romeos Corner Cafe, Balzac's Coffee Roasters, and The Prune Restaurant & Bar One Fifty One.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bruce Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is The Bruce Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Stratford.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Bruce Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Bruce Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bruce Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Polish, Arabic, and Hebrew.