I stayed at the Albert Street Inn for four nights in August 2008, while I was in Stratford for the Shakespeare Festival. I will not be staying there again.
On the plus side, the location is great: right in the heart of downtown Stratford and within walking distance of most of the theaters. Also, the front desk staff are courteous and professional (but the desk closes at 8 p.m.).
Unfortunately, there were a lot of negatives at this hotel. I stayed in two different rooms, and both were dingy and tired. The bathrooms were not very clean; I found mold in the showers, hair on the sink and a dirty towel crumpled behind the door. In the bedrooms, the carpets were stained and felt dirty. There is no wireless Internet, which is inconvenient, and there are only nine parking spots, which are first-come-first-serve and cost an extra $9 per day. (And, apparently, having a parking pass is no guarantee of getting a space, as I soon found out.)
Other problems: The window AC units in both rooms were ancient and very noisy; there were no security chains on the doors, just flimsy deadbolts; and the hallways are dimly lit with lots of blind corners.
My trip to Stratford was pretty last-minute, and this was the only hotel downtown that had a room available all four nights. That should have been my first clue! In the future, I'll plan ahead more and stay at Bentley's, where I've always had a great experience.
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- Also Known As:
- Albert Street Hotel Stratford
- Albert Street Motel
- Albert Street Inn Stratford, Ontario