My husband and I stayed at the Stratford Inn several times when we were looking for our retirement home in Ellijay and it was really a nice place. The atmosphere was nice; the rooms were clean and comfortable; the continental breakfast was satisfying and the rates were reasonable. That was 10 years ago. Since then, we've recommended the Stratford several times.
This past Thanksgiving weekend, all of our children were going to be in Ellijay, so we eventually made arrangements for them to stay at the Inn. The reason I used the word "eventually" is because no one answered the phone. After many tries, I finally got someone who didn't sound as if he were able to make reservations or do much of anything.
Anyway, when the first of our kids got there, they looked around and looked at the room and decided they wouldn't be comfortable there and moved to the Best Western. I hate to write a negative review for the Stratford because it's locally-owned and we're losing so many places like that. But facts are facts.
I am so sorry it's changed and that I don't feel as if I can recommend it anymore. It used to be a delightful place. So sad for Ellijay and Gilmer County.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just minutes from the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Stratford Motor Inn is a motel close to Amicalola Falls, North Georgia Medical Center, Huff-Mosley Memorial Stadium, and Carters Lake. Standard rooms at the motel feature free continental breakfast, wireless internet access, cable TV with extra stations, air conditioning, alarm clock/radio, free local calls, hairdryer, microwave, mini-fridge, and iron and board. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stratford Motor Hotel East Ellijay