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“Short drive to Downtown Stratford”
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Majer's Motel
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Stratford
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We decided within only 3 days of our trip to Stratford to go. So as a result most accommodations in town were booked up. So Majers was one of the few hotels / motels still available and only a quick five minute drive to town. After looking at reviews here on tripadvisor we decided to go ahead and book our two motel rooms. I was hoping for a motel with a pool which they had.

The room was nicely decorated. We got the room for $100.00 a night for two nights. So with tax a it came to around $266.00. Coming from the United States, I was surprised to find out later that you no longer can get the tax refunded from the Canadian government. So that could be something to consider when booking in Canada as it does add quite a bit to the cost of staying there.

Our friend got a one bed in the room. His room had a flat screen tv but no DVD player.

This hotel is not a 5 star establishment so you can not expect the finest but I thought it was pretty good for what you pay. I got a room with two double beds that were comfortable. The room comes with a small refrigerator, tv with dvd player ( you could get several channels), chair and small table, desk with chair and small dresser to put clothes in. There was also a rack to hang clothes on if you wish and one stand for a suitcase. The bathroom has the pink and black tile of the 50's but you can tell they put one of those enclosure covering on top. They put a new bathroom counter in with look of marble. The concrete floor of the room is somewhat broken up under the carpet but it was fine to walk on. The windows can be opened to get fresh air but our room #14 the window facing the parking lot was broken and could not be locked. That could be a security problem.

The room has no phone but does have a hair dryer. The ice machine was located in the middle of the motel which is pretty convenient but we never needed it since we had the refrigerator to keep everything cold.

They do provide a light breakfast of muffins and croissants. Strawberry jam is available. Tea, coffee and orange juice is available also. But the croissants are very small they could fit in your the palm of your hand. Our friend found an egg shell in his muffin. So the breakfast is not very satisfying. I would suggest just stopping to get a orange juice and then eat at Mc Donalds down the street.

The grounds are well kept with flowers and bushes. The pool seems smaller in person then what you can tell from the photos but still big enough to enjoy. Unfortunately, it was too cool and rainy the weekend I was there to enjoy it. I did stick my foot in to test the water and it seemed quite cool. They say it is a heated pool but that seemed pretty cold to me. I did see them put a solar cover on it at night so they are trying to keep the water warm with that. There is a gazebo where you can sit and enjoy the outdoors as well as a few picnic tables on the grounds. There are plastic chairs outside the rooms as well if you wish to sit outside by your room.

While we were there a large group seemed to confiscate all the chairs by their rooms and sit out side late at night and then they were out there first thing in the morning talking. I know that was disturbing to our friend who had a room right next to them.

The rooms have an air conditioner which is good to use to cut down the outside noise. When I was outside I did smell manure once as there is farm land behind the motel. But I never smelled it again or in the room.

The owners seem very pleasant and friendly. Check in was fast and easy.

There are several restaurants near the motel both fast food and more sit down such as Kelseys, Crabby Joes and Demetre's Family Eatery. I found all of these adequate but not outstanding. We did try Boomers Gourmet Fries in town for lunch for hamburgers and Poutine. I enjoyed it never had poutine before. Please see reviews for these places on tripadvisor. For some reason none of the upscale restaurants in town seemed to appeal to me with their higher prices and menu.

Room Tip: I don't think I would want the first few rooms by the office as that could be noisy with people...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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: $65 - $79 (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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