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The Parlour Inn
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence
Sherwood Park, Canada
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104 reviews
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“Great Hotel & Value for the Money”
Reviewed May 7, 2010

I stayed at this hotel on May 2nd 2010, It is a charming hotel with lots of character. It has beautiful rooms and for the price it just can't be beat. I have stayed in hotels of this quality and paid over $200.00 but through expedia I only paid $99.00 + taxes for this one. You just can't beat this hotel for the price. I would stay here again without question.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
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Newmarket, Ontario
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Reviewed April 19, 2010

We recently stayed here for two nights. The front desk staff was superior, the room beautifully furnished and clean, very clean. Comfortable bed and very quiet for sleeping.
Excellent location, walking distance to all shops, restaurants and theatres. Only negative
point, found the on-site restaurant somewhat "pricey", perhaps the meals warrant the cost
but did not try it out. Would absolutely stay there again and recommend to a friend.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed April 10, 2010

Sometimes we only hear from people when things go wrong, but I wanted to write you and say that my husband and I recently stayed at your inn, and we LOVED it.

Actually, a whole group of couples from our church spent two nights there, and I didn't hear a negative comment from anyone. The lady working at the front desk was very hospitable, the staff in the restaurant in the morning were efficient, the food was delicious, the wait staff that served us our special dinner on Saturday night were incredible, the conference room was perfect for our sessions and the guest rooms were just lovely - immaculate and gorgeous. The whole experience couldn't have been better, and was far and above better than the place we stayed last year. Thank you to everyone at The Parlour for making our retreat this year so enjoyable!

My husband and I both self-employed. We give our clients our best, so we really appreciate it when we can get away (which isn't often) and feel as well taken care of as we felt at your place. We aren't very far from Stratford, but it feels like a world away to not be in the hustle and bustle we deal with every day.

When we need another break, we'll be sure to come back to attend the theatre and make it a real weekend and have a nice dinner and room at your place again!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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foresters falls, Ontario
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Reviewed March 30, 2010

I attend various conventions for the National Farmers Union and for other service organizations. The weekend of March 19, 20 and 21, we were in Stratford and stayed at the The Parlour ... what a fantastic hotel.
It was one of the best stays in a very long time.
Not once did my husband or I have to call maintenance. Our room was comfortable and very clean. The bed, was ohhhhhhhhhhh so comfortable.
Saturday morning I left a complete mess on our bed so the maid would know she didn't need to make it. I returned to the room to find the bed made. I was ambarrassed.
The HUGE bathtub offered complete relaxation after a day of travel and a day of meetings.
The staff... courteous, helpful. They gave us suggestions on area restaurants, even though there is a restaurant in the hotel. They answered questions.
It was one of the most enjoyable stays we have had in a very long time!!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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Niagara Falls, ON
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Reviewed March 7, 2010

We were upgraded on checkin, without asking, 'just because'. All employees we encountered were very friendly and helpful. Room was emaculate and well appointed with 2 queen beds (which were super comfortable), small dining table and chairs, writing desk and chair and wingback chair with table and lamp. One of the nicest rooms we have ever stayed in. Only negative was the rather thin walls.
Had dinner at the restaurant/pub which was also very good.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Waterloo, ON
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Reviewed February 8, 2010

I was part of a group that stayed at the Parlour Inn for our Annual Marriage Retreat. This location was by far the best location we've ever held our marriage retreat at and the staff were always smiling and very helpful. The ONLY critique I have is that we were able to hear water running through the pipes from other rooms and traffic on the road (we had a room facing a busy road). If you have sensitive hearing you may want to get a room on the third floor rather than the second floor.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Kitchener, ON
1 review
Reviewed February 7, 2010

We just had the BEST weekend. A group of us stayed at the Parlour for our Annual Couples' Retreat, which we have held in many different locations over the years. This was our first year in Stratford and therefore at the Parlour as well.

The staff were TERRIFIC! Every request was met with "I'll get that taken care of" and it was! The accommodation staff obviously take pride in taking care of the smallest details. Our rooms were immaculate. Public restrooms throughout were spotless, not even dust in the business centre! The front desk staff went above and beyond with every request and all with a great attitude, sincerely wanting to be helpful.

Our group was in 23 of the 28 guest rooms and every couple commented that the accommodations were fantastic; clean, comfortable, unique and tasteful decor, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, fridges, flat screen tvs, coffee makers that make espresso! The list goes on! Our only negative was that you can hear other guests' activities a little more than you'd like to, but it is an old building (well half of it at least) and the charm and character outweighs that on the most part.

We had 4 group meals in the hotel and each was very good. And each group member that had private meals during our stay were very impressed as well!
Our breakfasts both mornings were quickly served and efficiently handled (refills, requests, etc...) We had one waitress the first morning that hadn't had enough coffee herself but that didn't affect the service she gave us overall :) The food was very good overall, once again one minor issue was that the eggs were "interesting" but it seemed that you either loved them or hated them, our group was split half and half. The dinner we had as a group was amazing!!! It was a set menu that was DELICIOUS!! Fantastic service, great food, good value. Yummy wine too! Our last meal was a small group lunch that couldn't have been better! Our waiter was exceptional, the food was amazing, and the private room was SO COMFORTABLE!

Would I recommend this hotel and restaurant - definitely!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Property: The Parlour Inn
Address: 101 Wellington St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L4, Canada (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS The Parlour Historic Inn & Suites)
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Stratford
#5 Family Hotel in Stratford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Parlour Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Parlour Inn! Downtown. This historic property is located in the heart of the downtown and just minutes away from Stratford's business parks, Stratford festival theatres and adjacent to the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. Fantastic dining room and Steakhouse on site. Meeting and conference rooms available. ... more   less 
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The Parlour Inn Stratford, Ontario

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