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The Blue Spruce B&B
Ranked #9 of 89 Stratford B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Driving into the little town of Stratford with its narrow roads and beautiful old buildings I arrived at the blue spruce to be greeted by Michael and Helene like a returning family member. The warm and comfortable century home is well appointed, clean and full of interesting stories. The beds are comfortable and the room was well decorated. I slept in the violet penny room and found it to be quiet and comfortable. The morning breakfast is by far the best meal I have ever had in a b&b. If your looking for a well priced and great stay in Stratford during the festival season, I suggest you stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

John... It was our great pleasure hosting you and Theresa! We are so glad you you felt so comfortable in our home and we congratulate you on your wedding. We hope to see you again soon! Next season's festival is going to be a great one, so perhaps you will come and see a play or two.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

55 year old couple..who frequent B & B's often-Very much enjoyed our stay at the Blue Spruce B & B. Our hosts were very accommodating, the breafasts superb. We stayed in the "music room" which contained a lot of memorabilia. Too much for my taste...might suggest some de-cluttering would be in order to make the room seem bigger. The upside was that it had a roof top patio area which was quite pleasant. We got excellent advice on day trips (St. Mary's ) and restaurants. Also there is a friendly dog on site. Not sure I knew that before booking, but it wasn't an issue for us. We would definitely return

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank wanna_be_tico
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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Thank you for your review of our property. We are so glad you liked your stay with us. I suppose being surrounded by all the rock n' roll memorabilia in The Music Room can be a bit overwhelming, but the younger crowd sure seems to like it. Since you've been here we've actually added to it. In addition to autographs of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, KISS, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, etc.,etc., we have added the autographs of Jethro Tull, Lou Reed and Steve Earle. And more to come! The dogs enjoyed your visit (they love everybody) and I did tell you about them when you booked, as I make sure to inform everyone about them. Hope to see you again someday soon!

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Michael and Helene were wonderful hosts. They looked after every detail to make our stay most pleasant . There were 5 women and this B&B worked well for us. The rooms were clean & comfortable. We would recommend this place highly.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
Thank muddled36
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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2013

Elaine ... we really enjoyed you and "the bridge club". What a nice group of girls! It was our pleasure to host you and we really hope to see you again soon! Maybe "the boys" will you out again one day.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Michael and Helene provided a fantastic experience for us. They are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area.

Breakfast was delicious both days, and they were more than happy to accommodate special dietary restrictions.

We look forward to coming back and seeing them again!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank polarbear32
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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2013

PB ... Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review of our B&B. We really enjoyed your visit and are so pleased you had such a good time in our lovely city. It is our hope that you will return for another visit before too long.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Our hosts, MIchael and Helene, made this an exceptionally memorable stay: rooms-super comfortable with supplies including coffee machine and T.V; gourmet breakfasts, featuring home-made jams, made to suit individual preferences and dietary restrictions; advice and directions to points of interest in Stratford--which led to superb and reasonably priced restaurants. We were treated like personal friends, even to the point of gifting us with a snack of lovely warm banana bread for the trip home!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Mary-Lee... It was our great pleasure to have you as our guests! It is always fun for us when we host such nice people as yourselves and I can assure you we enjoyed your visit at least as much as you did! We would very much like to visit with you again, so please keep us in mind for your next visit to our wonderful city!

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed here August 14-17, and we had a wonderful time! The room was very comfortable and the gourmet breakfasts were delicious. Michael and Helene are warm and gracious hosts who make every effort to ensure that their guests feel welcome and well cared for. There were many thoughtful details (thorough information package, tasty treats, helpful tips and recommendations, the lounge) which made it a highlight of our trip. We look forward to a return visit!

Room Tip: Violet Penny room was very comfortable!
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

We had such a delightful time hosting you. We are so pleased we were able to help make your stay in beautiful Stratford, Ontario such a good one. It would be our pleasure to host you again, so please come back soon!

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Start with a 100+ year old house loving restored and add wonderful hospitality and you have a real winner. Michael and Helen are wonderful friendly hosts. They have added every modern amenities but kept the old house warmth and charm intact. The rooms are are exceedingly well appointed plus non-charge coffee, water, snacks, etc.. Great breakfast and conversation. Easy walking distance to everything. We were sent on our way home with homemade banana bread to snack on. Yum! We will definitely be returning.

Room Tip: For ultra-quiet rooms, ask for the side or rear rooms.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

"Fuzzy" ... it was our pleasure to host you, your sister and your mom. A truly wonderful visit! We would be delighted to host you again and are very much looking forward to your next visit to the magical Festival City.

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Additional Information about The Blue Spruce B&B

Address: 297 Erie St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2N1, Canada (Formerly Erie Street Bed & Breakfast)
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful, fully renovated heritage mansion featuring new pillow-top mattresses, HD satellite TVs, iPod stereos and Tassimo coffee makers in each guest room. Three rooms have en-suites, one has a private washroom. All showers have massage shower heads and quality soaps and lotions. Beautifully appointed formal dining room and Library on main floor. ... more   less 
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