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Acrylic Dreams
Ranked #17 of 89 Stratford B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“We keep returning because it's our kind of place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

We were first attracted to this B&B because of the advertised gourmet healthy breakfasts. We were not disappointed. Then we discovered our hosts were interested in all the festival activities, so we found them very congenial. The rooms are attractive and comfortable and the general atmosphere of the place is very pleasant.
With our priorities, Acrylic Dreams is the perfect B.& B. so it is our first choice whenever we come to Stratford for the festival.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Orillia On Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

Last week we had an opportunity to head to Stratford and once again chose to stay in Acrylic Dreams, our favourite return haunt. Run by Jack and Karen (reflexologiy on site), this charming B and B never fails to delight. A warm welcome, artfistic decor and gourmet breakfasts have us returning year after year. Our hosts are well informed about the many local restaurants and other attractions with lots of available reference material for browsing. Close to downtown Stratford, it's possible to walk, particularly to the Avon and Studio Theatres.

Room Tip: 4 Queen ensuite rooms with bar fridge: 2 small main floor, much larger 2nd floor, plus attic adjoini...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BooieOrilliaOnCanada
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Mississauga, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2011

This was my first experience with a B & B...I loved it.

The house has a very warm, inviting feel to it...just like being at home. There are wonderful things to see and admire in the contents of this B & B.

The breakfasts were top rate. The were very, very healthy meals, served hot, with fresh herbs and spices from the owners gardens. Fresh flowers on the table and very unique breakfast ware used to complete a very warm and inviting ambiance to your breakfast experience.

The owners...what can I say about Karen and Jack - fabulous, interesting, warm, willing to share info and help whenever possible. Wonderful, wonderful people.

We (my 2 sisters and myself) also had a chair message and a reflexology treatment. I have never felt so relaxes and truly in tune until now.

I would like to say, thank you to Karen and Jack and thank you for sharing your home with us.

What a great experience - time well spent away from home. Marilyn Carriere

Room Tip: Clean, well put together rooms. These room had a very warm, inviting feeling about them. They were...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hareleygirl
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Falls Church, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2010

We discovered Acrylic Dreams by accident several years ago, probably due to its placement in the Stratford Festival's season guide. We originally stayed in one of the smaller main floor rooms, which are more than adequate for one or two guests, but quickly discovered that we preferred the charm and roominess of the two larger rooms upstairs. We have since returned year after year, and have now made three visits with our grandson in tow. Room #1 upstairs is perfect for us, with its wonderful bed/sitting alcove with 3/4 bed for Tyler, and the tub that allows leisurely baths at day's end.
Jack and Karen are the perfect hosts -- incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the Festival plays, Stratford restaurants, and local day-trip possibilities. In addition, they provide fabulous, gourmet breakfasts that are expertly prepared and beautifully presented. The convenient location of the B&B on Bay makes it very easy to get to all the Stratford theatres either by car or on foot. And Karen's reflexology skills are just icing on the cake. We haven't tried the seated massage but are sure it's equally soothing.
So, over the years Karen and Jack have become like family, and their home has become our home away from home when visiting beautiful Stratford. For people who have not managed to acquire a vacation home, it's nice to be able to refer to "our place up in Canada." But we're happy to share it with you, too!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chdulmage
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2010

Acrylic Dreams is a small B& B (4-5 rooms) located within walking distance of the Stratford Festival theaters and downtown Stratford. You can park your car when you arrive, and not need it again until you leave (though there are nice attractions outside of town).

The hosts are Karen Zamaria and Jack McDonald. They are both long time Stratford residents, and very cosmopolitan. They are well into the theater scene, and can suggest things to do and see, as well as comment knowledgeably on the offerings on stage this season.

The rooms are pleasant and well maintained. There are two large and attractive rooms upstairs, and two smaller, but also attractive, rooms downstairs. The breakfasts are both vegetarian and delicious.

We have been staying with Jack and Karen for about twenty years. We wouldn't go anywhere else in Stratford.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sigilman
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Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2009

We've been going to Stratford for 30 years, and we discovered Acrylic Dreams about 12 years ago. Now we wouldn't stay anywhere else! We always stay in the large upstairs room....and it is LARGE with beautiful high ceilings. Very comfortable queen size bed, private bath, mini-refrigerator, and QUIET! The owners, Jack and Karen, are friendly but professional, and they are a great resource for restaurants and things to do in Stratford. The breakfasts are amazing because Jack is a chef, and this is the only place where my husband actually likes the coffee! I wish all the B&Bs I stay at throughout the country were like this one!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SpartanKrista
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Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2009

We have been travelling to Stratford and staying at Acrylic Dreams for fifteen years. Each year as we enter the door to the front porch, we are greeted with warmth and laughter. We stay upstairs and enjoy the view looking over the flower garden. It is a cozy place to meet with friends, share wonderful conversations, and catch up with Karen and Jack. The breaksfasts are to die for! Wonderful presentation with healthy food served in a bright, sunny room surrounded by family and friends! Convenient location and the hosts are always ready to help with dinner reservations etc. We also enjoy the "theater talk" with Karen and Jack. What fun and lively discussions we have had over the years. Stratford for us is great theater, Shakespeare, and our sojourn at Acrylic Dreams

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PatDrake
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Additional Information about Acrylic Dreams

Property: Acrylic Dreams
Address: 66 Bay St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 4K6, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Acrylic Dreams B&B has been a welcoming sanctuary for theater, travel, and art aficionados since 1987. All in a yellow brick 1879 Ontario cottage on a quiet tree lined street walking distance to all theatres and downtown. Antiques and original art reflect the creative owners. Fresh and local food are featured in gourmet breakfasts. Spa amenities available include blissful reflexology and relaxing chair massage. ... more   less 
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Acrylic Dreams Stratford, Ontario

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