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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We booked the double bedroom corner suite with kitchen, BBQ, and hot tub. The room was spotless and contained all the amenities, especially in the kitchen. Keurig coffee maker, small fridge/freezer, toaster, and microwave. Included 2 TVs which we hardly used and free WiFi. The grounds were spacious with 3 or 4 different walking trails that we took advantage of....

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

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure having you, and we look forward to having you again! Hopefully you will have time to use our boats or bikes next time! Ben Schelhaas Manager

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 30 July 2016

July21st 2016 stayed at the Forest Motel &Woodland Retreat. My sister booked the suite with 2 bedrooms, small kitchenette and bath. It had a patio, barbeque and hottub at the back of the motel....but we could not use it. The air conditioners from the other rooms were situated at the back also and were blowing hot air in our direction....

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

We're sorry the weather was hot while you stayed with us. We stand behind our room rates, as they are very competitive and provide our guests with more amenities than can be found in any other establishment in the surrounding area. While the algae does grow quite a bit in the hot summer, we must keep the lake natural as...

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The grounds of this entire property are amazing and very well kept. My husband and I stayed in the McCarthy House for one night - the room in this house was beautiful, someone thought of everything when putting this place together. We also rented the hot tub for our stay which was private and relaxing. There is a kitchenette with...

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

Hi Suzanne, Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to having you again in 2017! Ben

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This motel has been updated while keeping to a cabin/rustic theme which fits its in the woods, on the lake location. The spot is just beautiful and amazingly we were parked for our show in downtown Stratford in less than ten minutes. Bikes, canoes, basketball hoop, fishing, a dock make this a great spot for families who enjoy the arts...

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

Thank you for your review Sherry! It was a pleasure to have you. Ben

Reviewed 15 June 2016

I would come here every summer with my mother years ago, and just a year or two ago we came back as usual, and were wonderfully surprised to see all the rooms renovated! The showers were in perfect condition, the wifi signal is much better and stronger, the beds looked new and neat, and the room itself looked great compared...

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

Hi Sara! Thank you so much for your shining review! We have put a lot of time and effort into renovating our property here, and love to hear that people appreciate our work. We're looking forward to having you again next summer! Ben Schelhaas

Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We and a lovely return visit to Forest and Stratford. The motel is nestled away in a forest with a private lake, and we took advantage of the canoes each day to both get some exercise a do get closer to some of the aquatic birds. One thing we noticed this time due to a short heatwave was the quiet...

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

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure hosting you! We have received a number of great comments on our new air conditioning units, as they are much quieter and more efficient than the previous window-mounted ones. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! Ben Schelhaas

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 26 May 2016

A cottage setting close to home. Our May 2-4 family getaway for over 8 years. Owners/staff take pride in the grounds/property. Breakfast is nutritious and satisfying. The McCarthy house is a must for us. Many amenities from bicycles (including a few built for two), canoe, kayak, paddleboats hiking trails on the property. Geese, swan, blue heron can be seen daily...

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

Thank you for your stellar review! It's been a pleasure hosting you the past years, and we look forward to continuing to do so for years to come! Ben

Durham, Canada
Reviewed 24 May 2016

A warm and welcoming staff. Lots to do for everyone on site. Breakfast is delish. Rooms are beautiful!! We stayed as a big group for a hockey tournament. And would recommend this Retreat to everyone staying in Stratford!

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

Thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure hosting your team, and we hope to have you again in the future! Ben

Uranium City, Canada
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Well, I live on a river, I have 3 acres here, same there, we had many other things to do, during our stay, but coming back here everyday, was like coming home. The free breakfast was a plus. The beds were great, lots of heat, hot water, we had a sofa, big screen TV, which we seldom turned on, you...

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

Thank you for your detailed review! You clearly understand what we are all about here! We look forward to hosting you again sometime.

Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed in The McCarthy house on the weekend of April 1-3, 2016. The room was very clean and finished very nicely. Paid the extra $40.00 for the hot tub and so glad we did. The property is beautiful and fun to explore. Staff is very friendly and the breakfast was just what we needed. A very short drive into town.

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

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure hosting you! And while the weather was not necessarily preferable for the season, we're glad you got to enjoy the saltwater hot tub instead! Ben

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 - $202 (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.”
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“We had a two bed room that was plenty of space for 3 nights.”
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“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.”
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“Southern-backing rooms do get most noise from the very occasional passing train”
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