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Toronto, Canada
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78 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were welcome in true Canadian style - with a smile. The small check in office was cozy and boasted a map of its visitors. Crazy to see that this hidden gem had had people come by from so many different parts of the world! Our room was really quaint. There was an evident woodland theme - plank style flooring,... More 

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! It was a pleasure to have you. With the cold weather and snow comes cross-country skiing and ice skating! We would love to have you during the winter season! Ben Schelhaas Manager More 

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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very quiet retreat in the woods! Owners have paid attention to every detail. Even provide umbrellas inside your room! Nice hiking trails thru the local forest! Saw many birds! Close enough to town that a quick run in for dinner is not to stressful. As a former housekeeper also couldn't find any reason not to love this motel. Don't let... More 

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Thank Hotfraulein
ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to have you, and we look forward to seeing you for a second visit. Ben Schelhaas More 

Oshawa, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lovely little motel that is so much more than that! It's situated in a picturesque setting on the shore of a small lake and woodland. Only minutes from the Stratford Festival. This is most definitely Stratford's best kept secret! The owner's have paid attention to the smallest of details. Our room was equipped with umbrellas for a rainy day stroll... More 

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! It was our pleasure to have you, and we look forward to your return. Ben Schelhaas More 

Duncan, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful family run motel located on a wooded acreage and small lake. You can enjoy walking the wooded trails, canoeing on the lake, using the games equipment and sitting around the outdoor fire pit or fireplace at the edge of the lake. The rooms are spacious, clean and well maintained. The owners and staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast... More 

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us John and Judi! It was a pleasure to have you, and we look forward to having you again next time you are in Ontario! Ben Schelhaas More 

Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is listed as a motel but in my eyes this is more than that! Great rooms awesome property, so quiet and peaceful Perfect get away spot! Small lake with fire pits! One down side is the trains that go by! Swans in the small lake Fishing plenty of wildlife it is amazing here!

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure hosting you and we are looking forward to having you again! Ben Schelhaas Manager More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

It's called a motel but you can't think of it as a motel. It has a beautiiful wooded setting on a small lake. There were swans! We stayed in the cabin and it was recently very tastefully renovated. No cut corners on that renovation. The owners obviously take great pride in their place in every little detail. It wasn't inexpensive... More 

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We do take great pride in our property, and appreciate hearing that it shows! Ben Schelhaas Manager More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise in the magic forest. Friendly staff! Clean comfortable room! Breakfast included along with free WiFi. Quiet spot along a pond with geese, ducks, and swans. Lots of birds for birders along the path thru the forest. Enjoy👍

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Thank you very much for your review! It was a pleasure to have you; we look forward to your return. Ben Schelhaas Manager More 

1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The forest Motel is a welcoming family run business. The rooms are very comfortable, and the breakfast which is included always has fresh fruit and homemade muffins. This retreat has its own small lake with free canoes or kayaks available. They also have bicycles for those wishing to ride nearby country roads. We've stayed here for many years, and we... More 

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're looking forward to having you next season! Ben Schelhaas Manager More 

Columbia, Tennessee
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182 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We spent 3 nights here and enjoyed every minute. The owners are so helpful in getting you around for the plays and everything you need. This is a country, family owned motel, so if you are wanting fancy and in the city you shouldn't stay here. They have a cute lake and walking trails with bikes to use. We met... More 

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! It was a pleasure to have you, and we look forward to hosting you again! Ben Schelhaas Manager More 

Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

First time visiting Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Couldn't have picked a better location to stay, just 5 minutes outside of town. This woodland retreat is absolutely delightful. Cleanliness and friendliness were key elements to our stay. Located on a lake, bikes, canoes, kayaks and paddle boat are included amenities. Several charming seating areas by the lake and nightly bonfires add to... More 

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ForestMotelStratford, Manager at Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! It was our pleasure to have you and we look forward to seeing you here again! Ben Schelhaas More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Additional Information about Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat

Address: 2941 Forest Rd, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S5, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Price Range: $112 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles N8202KAjohnk, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a two bed room that was plenty of space for 3 nights.”
 of 5 bubbles thebandteacher, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The suites are more modern & luxurious than the motel rooms, but 5 mins from main Motel.”
 of 5 bubbles Laura085, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They had a nice looking cabin, couldn't stay there, it was booked, but seems great.”
 of 5 bubbles jack265, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Southern-backing rooms do get most noise from the very occasional passing train”
 of 5 bubbles operalover939, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
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