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Albert Street Inn
Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Stratford
Windsor, Canada
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12 reviews
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“"I wanted to like it..."”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

After reading all the reviews I knew I was not getting luxury accommodations and had adjusted my expectations. However, I was disappointed. I had hoped for a clean room, sadly it was not. The carpet had very large dark marks from the doorway into the room. The bathroom had mold growing around the caulking between the tile and the tub and assorted spots within the shower enclosure. There were a couple of tiles missing on the floor so that the old plywood sub floor was showing but worst of all there was a slight odor in the bathroom as if the plumbing was in need of repair. It was after 8:00 so there was no one to report the situation to as there are no staff available in the evening. The bed and linen however were fresh and comfortable or else I could not have stayed. We closed the bathroom door, sprayed some cologne around and ran the air conditioner on high to circulate the air and it was okay for the night.
It could be a really great place to stay, the high ceilings, circular staircase banisters and other historical characteristics make it unique but attention to the issues above must be addressed before I would stay here again. There is never an excuse for dirtiness. Really it was generally not well kept. I do not recommend the Albert Street Inn.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gatineau, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2012

I know I'm going against the tide, but my daughter and I stayed here on July 30 and 31. Possibly those theatre-goers who pay over $100 a ticket to see a play expect high-quality accommodation. For those of us who really want just a good location, a clean and spacious room and who don' t mind a past-its-prime somewhat run-down small town hotel, the Albert Inn will do just fine. If not, there are many B&Bs in Stratford. But for us, the Albert Inn is nicely impersonal and nostalgically reminded us of student lodgings. Plus there was AC!

Room Tip: We liked the 2 double beds with our own space/ bedside lamps.
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Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Dearborn, Michigan
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We stayed for two nights on August 2nd and 3rd because the hotel we normally stay at was booked and we had play tickets. This hotel was a dump - horrible in every way. We were "stuck" because we had play tickets. The carpet in the hallways were filthy - and no one is at the desk after 8 pm so after the play you walk into an empty semi-lit lobby. The parking spaces were all taken, even though I had arranged for a spot, and the answer was to park across the street until the next day because parking is free after 6 pm. (then what?? - parking meters start at 9 am). Given the graffiti on the building outside it didn't seem real safe to park there anyway. The room was old - furniture drawers unable to close, bathroom door unable to close - no peep hole in the door to see who might be out in the hallway. We were on the "second floor" which meant going down some stairs after walking down a long hallway - we felt unsafe. Window air condidtioner did not allow you to close your drapes - so morning sun woke us up at 6 am (like someone had turned on all the lights in the room) along with the trash men at 7 am to empty the dumpster and a delivery truck at 7:30 am. Bedding seemed to be clean - no headboards. Faucet in bathroom sink had not been updated since the days of hot faucet on the left - cold faucet on the right so washing your hands was either hot or cold. Paint was peeling off of the wall. Tub was lined with linoleum type tile, but seemed to be clean. There was a dirty plunger in a bucket by the toilet that we didn't have to use. We were told that we could get ice from the restaurant next door - but no ice buckets available. We were given a bowl to use. The ONLY good thing about this hotel was the location. I feel sorry for the ladies who work behind the desk.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Run down, dirty carpets, rooms reeked of paint. STAY AWAY!!!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2012

We were staying in Stratford for the weekend, so we checked in on Saturday and the desk clerk tells us that she's leaving at 6 PM, and that there will be no staff at the hotel for the rest of the weekend (it was New Year's Eve). We were given the front door keys to the hotel, and were told that there was no rush checking out the next day, just leave the keys at the desk when you leave. We were the only guests in the entire hotel that night. Talk about small-town trust - we had an entire hotel to ourselves, with no staff, guests or security.
The hotel itself is just good enough to do the job - great location, filled with Stratford Festival memorabilia on the walls, the price is right - but still a bit of general dustiness and disrepair (our TV was straight out of the late-80s) to remind you that this hotel is a relic from a bygone era when it must have been quite the luxury destination. We wandered around the halls a bit (hey, it was our own hotel for the night) and couldn't help but get a general sense of creepiness from the winding, dim corridors and creaky floorboards, like this was a horror movie waiting to happen. Our taxi driver later matter-of-factly told us that the hotel was haunted by several ghosts, one of whom was a young girl, and one of whom was a bride who died on her wedding day (in room 301, if you were wondering.) I'm not a big believer in ghost stories or anything, but it was enough to creep us out.
Overall if you're looking for quirky charm and character this is your place in Stratford, but if you want perks (like, say, an elevator, or clean carpets) I'd splurge on the Festival Inn.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Just got back from a business trip to the Stratford area.I stayed at the Albert St Inn.This small hotel could have possibilities, and be a sweet little place to stay, but the owners have let it fall into a disgusting state.The carpets are filthy.They close the front desk at 7 Pm,which is weird,since no one is there in care of a problem.The room heating stinks.Anyways if the owner put a few dollars into the place it would be so nice.If I owned it, or managed it, it would be the toast of the town!!!!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Albert Street Inn
Address: 23 Albert St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3K2, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Stratford
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Hotel Class:2 star — Albert Street Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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