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Majer's Motel
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Stratford
Reviewed July 24, 2013

The rooms look like they have just been decorated as the set for a snuff film. Ceiling bends down, as if about to cave in, wallpaper is peeling off, sheets are too small to adequately cover beds. The shower head is mounted at about five feet, so tall people have an interesting experience trying to wash their hair. And while you get only one door for one lock, when you're in the room, you're offered the security of looking the door in four different ways.

If I had paid half the price, this is what I would have expected, and as the room was clean enough, I would have even been satisfied. But if you charge me $130 a night, I expect a tad more.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

I and my family have stayed here for the past eight years on our annual trip for the Stratford festival. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the owners friendly and helpful and the grounds are a delight. Beautiful garden. flowers and swimming pool. I can enthusiastically recommend this hostelry to anyone driving into town for several days and I look forward to my next visit in 2014! And yes there is free WiFi available in all the rooms. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Majer's Motel was a true find for us. The location is within a 5 minute drive of the theaters directly down Ontario street. The setting is peaceful and relaxing with a lovely pool. The room had a small fridge and the small dining area by the main office had self-serve juice, coffee, tea, croissants and muffins in the morning. The inn keeper was pleasant and helpful. I feel we got more than we expected for our money.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were looking for a place to stay during our visit to the Stratford Festival and found a gem! Majer's is a lovely, well-cared for property with large, clean rooms, full TV and wi-fi access and well-maintained outdoor areas, including a nice swimming pool and lounge area with plenty of chairs. The free continental breakfast on offer was an unexpected extra. The property is surrounded by lawn and trees and well back from the road. Restaurants and the theatres are within a few minutes' drive. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

When we first arrived at the Motel, we weren't sure what to expect and the office didn't do much to impress us. It was clean, but small and designed as a simple office for check-in - a "Mom and Pop operation. However, we were pleasantly surprised when we entered our room. It had recently been tastefully upgraded, including new bed and other furniture. We found it to be comfortable and the environment quiet.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Rooms all on one level, which is great for access. Annoying screen door that opens one way and main door another making it very difficult to get into the room. Would be better to have both doors going the same direction!! Very small rooms. Nice modern bed and lamps but really 1960s style desk/drawers & TV. Carpet pretty new. Bathroom modern and clean.
Only problem we had was there was a small field mouse in our room. When we explained this the next day we were moved to another room... but being questioned how it got there was NOT appreciated. We don't travel with any pets... Continental Breakfast should be reworded to coffee/tea, juice and a muffin... because folks that is it. The price isn't bad, so not complaining, just sharing!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Deborah P
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majer, Guest Relations Manager at Majer's Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We welcome your suggestions and have taken note of it. Stratford is a beautiful place surrounded by farmland; therefore it’s important to keep the screen door closed. Although we can’t be out all the time, we do tell our guests to please close the screen door when we see them open. The room you checked in was our regular small queen room. A larger room was offered to you but was politely declined. As of now all of the large queen rooms have new furniture. The remaining few rooms including the regular small queen room will be newly furnished within the next few weeks. The continental breakfast menu is the standard offering from motels in Stratford but we are currently looking into expanding our breakfast menu, thanks for the suggestion.

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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Have stayed at this motel previously in past years. However, this was the first visit(Labour Day weekend) this year.

The owners are pleasant and very helpful . The motel is just a few kilometres from downtown. It is situated on a large property and is a good distance from the highway. The pool area is a relaxing and the pool is a bonus for those who want to swim and /or lounge around .

The room was very clean.In addition,the room that we were in(back stretch of rooms) has been updated since last year.Amongst other things-it had a new carpet, new drapes, paint job and new shower head(I think) .

There is an area where you can get coffee and a muffin in the morning. There are several tables in that area.

I should mention that in the room we had there was a 2 seat table and a good size mini fridge.

Room Tip: If you want a larger room -ask for a room along the back. The rooms are bit more $ wise.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Majer's Motel

Address: 2970 Ontario Street East, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S5, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Stratford
Price Range: $73 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Majer's Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a beautiful setting just on the edge of Stratford, Ontario, Majer’s Motel offers thirty-one comfortable and affordable rooms in close proximity to theatres, shops, restaurants, and golf. ... more   less 
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