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The Swan Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Drive 5 minutes from the Avon Theatre to get the amazing value this host can offer by being outside the town limits. It looks like an old-fashioned strip motel but the rooms are consistent with a mid-range hotel, well appointed and spotlessly clean. It was very quiet at night, and we had our complementary morning coffee and muffins in a...

Thank Jane G
Beamsville, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location! If quiet & clean is something you need in a motel. This is the place to stay. Not far from downtown. This is a family run business who clearly take pride in their motel. Fresh muffins & freshly brewed coffee available every morning for your pleasure. Wifi is great. Beds are very comfortable. Highly recommend staying here!!!!

Thank Beamsville
Reviewed 19 October 2016

While a couple of miles from downtown, the Swan Motel is very accessible to the festival. Our room was well-lit, comfortable and very well taken care of. The Wi-Fi worked well. Coffee and muffins in the morning were welcome, but the in-room fridge also gave us the opportunity to expand our breakfast. Parking is right outside your room. The Swan...

Thank enjoysgoodfood326
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 7 October 2016

What a wonderful place to relax between performances during the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. We stayed at The Swan in July at the recommendation of an aunt & uncle who live in Waterdown, Ontario. The grounds are beautifully planted and maintained providing space and privacy to enjoy an afternoon outdoors in deep shade... a welcome relief in Stratford's temperatures this past...

Thank Gerifanning12
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It's not a spiffy B&B, but we will definitely go back. Simple, clean, great coffee and muffins in the morning. A nice garden area to read and chat. Close to town and less expensive. Great value. Family owned and run for decades. Thumbs up.

Thank kirkhabitat
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were only there for 1 night. The rooms were the quality of a 4 star hotel. Comfortable beds. Fridge. Large screen TV. Working wifi. And very clean. Very nice grounds. Very friendly hosts. Not what you would expect from a motel. Would definitely stay there again should the need arise.

Thank Val S
Cranberry Lake, New York
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Just the best time - love coffee and muffins in the morning chatting with Colleen and other theater goers about the plays they've seen. Great location with gardens and pool (too cold this time of year). Easy 5-10 minute drive into town center. We will definitely be back!

Thank snursferg
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our short stay in this motel. It was clean, the grounds were beautiful with flowers and trees and a gazebo. There is a pool but it wasn't warm enough for us to go in, due to the chillier weather. The cab ride to downtown was short... Only took a few mins. I would highly recommend staying here!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 12 September 2016

What a treat to find a delightful motel close to Stratford, Ontario (a five minute drive) that was quiet, clean and lovely! The Swan Motel is located on Downie Street, a straight shot from the Avon Theatre. The grounds include lovely gardens with delightful places to relax -- lounge chairs, outdoor tables and a pretty gazebo. Although it was too...

Thank MarmeladeGypsy
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

First time there and would definitely go back. Great location, friendly folks, and nice rooms. The morning muffins are worth going there also! You would not be dissapointed of you stayed there. The city is quite nice with many activities and restaurants.

Thank trvlngJs

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For over 40 years our family has been graciously welcoming theatre patrons to our special place. Enjoy a quiet, adult atmosphere nestled in a private country setting just minutes south of the Avon/Studio Theatres. Twenty-four tastefully appointed non-smoking rooms with fridge and complimentary wireless Internet. Stroll among captivating gardens and shady nooks; enjoy our sparkling pool and elegant Victorian gazebo. Share the afterglow and plan your day over complimentary morning coffee, tea and muffins. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Swan Motel

Address: 960 Downie St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S3, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Price Range: ₹ 6,101 - ₹ 6,918 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
The Swan Hotel Stratford
Swan Hotel Stratford
The Swan Motel Stratford, Ontario
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stratford
#3 Family Hotel in Stratford
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“This is a 1960s style single-level motel. Rooms furthest from the office are most quiet, but all are quiet due to the rural location.”
Gerifanning12, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy your stay.”
LadyLestat, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The facility is L-shaped around the garden so a look out the windows is onto the lovely gardens.”
2Moore, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in one of the rooms at the end and it was nice and quiet.”
HockeyGoalieMom, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 21-25 are recently remodeled and a bit larger than others.”
kathron2016, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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