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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Majer's Motel Stratford, Ontario