My girlfriend and I travel alot. We like to believe we are very open minded and research our destinations thoroughly before we commit.
That said, in our research we found the Rodeway in Stratford and had no illusions about the quality of room we would get. We knee we were looking at Motor Lodge quality at best, but weighed against the scenery we felt the Rodeway equaled the best value.
We were wrong.
From the moment we arrived we were given excuse after excuse in relation to our room. We booked a week ahead for 6 nights in a top floor oceanfront room to ensure the maximum privacy possible. We were given a room on the first floor with the implied promise of moving the next day.
This never happened. Excuses prevailed every day. Eventually we gave up on that hope.
The owner of the place, Nick, was obviously over his head in running a business, and it is sad because this place has so much potential.
Now- some issues with the place
*The screen to the patio was torn in several places, making the view not so great.
*The restaurant attached is fine for what it is, I guess, But the execution is piss poor. Waitresses mill around, are inattentive and unaffected. No one cares.
*The food is mostly frozen. This close to the ocean, youd think tghe cod would be fresh. Fish stick on a bun. The clam chowder was okay, but, again...pre-made.
*The bar is attached and has drink specials, but you have to be sitting in "the bar area" to take advantage. It seems misguided at best.
This place is in dire need of new management or ownership. We make the best of bad situations but were met at every turn with disappointment.
With the location and view this place has such potential. The owners should be ashamed.
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- Also Known As:
- Rodeway Inn Stratford Hotel Stratford
- Stratford Rodeway Inn