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Highly praised downtown Stratford hotel near Avon Theatre with free shuttle & free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free area shuttle service
  • Guests found the rooms well appointed and charming
  • Some guests described impeccable service from the hotel's staff
  • Downtown location was a plus for its proximity to theatres, restaurants and shops
  • Guests enjoyed meals at the restaurant on site
  • Guests were very pleased with the courteous shuttle service provided
Cons
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
  • A couple of guests were unable to park on site due to the lot being full
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 22, 2014
Overview
Located a 3-minute walk from the Avon Theatre in Stratford's downtown, the Best Western Parlour Historic Inn and Suites is suited to travellers who require a centrally-located hotel with extended kitchen amenities and an on-site restaurant.

This non-smoking hotel has 28 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one king or two queen beds, while rooms with additional amenities such as a kitchenette, a fireplace, a desk, a jetted tub and a seating area with a sofabed are also available.

Hotel amenities include fitness facilites, a business centre, meeting/conference space, and free parking. On-site dining is available at The Parlour, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Parking is free, pets are not permitted, and the hotel offers wheelchair accessible rooms. 

The Stratford Fairgrounds is a 20-minute walk north of the hotel, while the Stratford Country Club is roughly a 5-minute drive northeast. Festival Marketplace Shopping Centre provides shopping 6-minutes east by car, and London International Airport (YXU) is about a 50-minute drive southwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on March 6, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible.
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms, and location.

Many reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. Guests characterized the staff as efficient, courteous and accommodating. 

The hotel's rooms were a source of numerous compliments. Guests described them as clean, spacious, well laid out, tastefully decorated and well equipped, with comfortable beds and linens.

Several lodgers praised the hotel's location as it was found to be within walking distance to several theatres, restaurants and shopping options.
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The Bad
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of common complaints about noise transfer and parking.

Noise disturbances were reported by a few reviewers. They complained of street noise (especially on weekends), as well as loud air conditioning and heating units.

The hotel's parking was a source of inconvenience for a couple of guests. These guests complained they were unable to park on site due to the parking lot being full. One guest explained, "if you get there a little too late in the afternoon the lot may be full, leaving you to find a spot on the street elsewhere".
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 out of 15 Stratford hotels from 115 guest reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.8 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 23 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 6, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Rated 9.0/10 based on 270 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 3 hotels in Stratford

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Location
Map Marker The Parlour Inn
101 Wellington Street, Stratford, ON