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“Wonderful Quiet Clean Place to Stay”
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The Swan Motel
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence
Orillia, Canada
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46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Quiet Clean Place to Stay”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

We stayed in this motel in September 2012 and found it to be charming. The gardens were beautifully landscaped and the motel was very clean, comfortable and quiet. We were offered coffee and fresh muffins in the morning which really hit the spot. Although the motel is older and has been in the family for 3 or 4 generations, it is well maintained and kept up to date. Everything in our room was spotlessly clean. We would highly recommend this motel. We had tickets for the Festival Theatre and it was only a short drive to the theatre from the motel.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Good location for Stratford Festival. Owners are efficient and welcoming. Rooms with 2 double beds. Clean, up-to-date bathrooms with dual sinks, one in room, one in bathroom. Parking outside your door. Enjoyable stay.

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2012

We chose this hotel because we wanted a spot in Stratford so the we could go into town but that we could go to St. Mary's as well for a wedding. The whole weekend was cold and rainy and coming back to the swan was warm and comfortable. The muffins in the morning were great too!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Kingston
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Then book into The Swan in Stratford. It is just a 5 minute drive from downtown, but it is located in a quiet rural setting. The owners are always there to welcome you and help on any way possible. They are great at giving directions! The motel is fairly small and simple, but has all of the necessary amenities.However, I will give you a warning, book early as people keep coming back year after year.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Ann Arbor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed here last night. Very clean motel. Not too far from downtown, about a 5 minute drive. Very comfortable beds and very quiet. I would like to stay here in the summer and enjoy the pool and beautiful grounds.

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Toronto ON
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

A lovely place, comfortable room, spotlessly clean, beautiful gardens. We picked up some wine, used our ice bucket as a wine cooler and sat out at a table and chairs in the gardens. It was relaxing. We tried the pool but it was ice cold. Only some guests from northern England braved the waters. The TV remote control is not particularly user friendly, but we managed. It was quite warm out so we had the air conditioning on. I think they rent it out as a wind machine for the movies. It was POWERFUL and noisy. The second night we shut it off and opened the window as there was a breeze. A bit of traffic noise but not bad. We had a queen bed, refrigerator, coffee maker, but no microwave. If you like coffee, bring your own for the machine, the coffee available in the morning is as weak as weak can be. Good muffins though! I agree with all the positive things other reviewers have written. I would return (with ground coffee and cream!) We went to a play (42nd St.) and it was excellent. I would also recommend St. Mary's Golf & Country Club - pretty grounds and challenging course.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We "found" the Swan Motel through previous visitors' reviews, and want to add our own very positive comments! We spent 3 days and 2 nights there, and will certainly return on our next trip to Stratford. Coleen and Peter were gracious, friendly, and helpful - and took obvious pride in their well-kept premises. The overall effect on arrival was that of an oasis. It was a quiet, peaceful environment, with attractive, well-kept grounds, a sparkling-clean pool, and generous shade in which to sit. Our room was extremely clean, and well-maintained; simply, but functionally, outfitted – with excellent, firm mattresses, ample wall-unit air conditioning, and good cross-ventilation for the cooler evenings we experienced. Overall rating: excellent! Rick & Kathy (Toronto).

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Property: The Swan Motel
Address: 960 Downie St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stratford
#3 Family Hotel in Stratford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For over 40 years our family has been graciously welcoming theatre patrons to our special place. Enjoy a quiet, adult atmosphere nestled in a private country setting just minutes south of the Avon/Studio Theatres. Twenty-four tastefully appointed non-smoking rooms with fridge and complimentary wireless Internet. Stroll among captivating gardens and shady nooks; enjoy our sparkling pool and elegant Victorian gazebo. Share the afterglow and plan your day over complimentary morning coffee, tea and muffins. ... more   less 
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