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325 Devon Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3A2 Canada
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#25 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford
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Beautiful winding stone front entrance leads to the welcoming open concept home. Enjoy your stay in one of our four large guest rooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms and sitting areas. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens, relax in the gazebo or patios with a coffee or a glass of wine, listen to the soothing sounds of water from the waterfalls or bubbling rocks. For the more adventurous, the is also an indoor hot tub, in the sunroom available for Guest Use. In the morning, a FULL HEALTHY Breakfast is served at your convenience, from 8-10 am. This often includes waffles, french toast or omelettes, optional bacon, a fresh fruit salad, homemade granola, toast, endless coffee, tea and juice. WE HOPE YOU WILL VISIT US SOON!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Highchairs available
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Fireplace
Seating area
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French

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Grade: 59 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 1 km
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Lindsay S wrote a review Aug. 2022
London, Canada1 contribution
We enjoyed our one-evening stay at A Garden Stroll B&B so much. Our hosts were welcoming and the pride they have in their home was so evident - everything was immaculate and the bedding was lovely, soft, and comfortable. The Ammolite Room boasted two queen sized-beds and a spacious, full ensuite bathroom. It also featured a flat-screen TV (Barb mentioned Netflix was available, though we didn't actually watch TV while there) and a cute sitting area with comfortable chairs. In the morning, breakfast was excellent and Hal and Barb were so attentive, ensuring guests had all we needed (including lots of Hal's yummy coffee, Barb's great cooking, and little details like MANY juices to choose from, homemade granola, various yogurts, and locally-made jams). We also really enjoyed the conversation with fellow guests, which was a nice bonus. Stay here if you are looking for a quaint, quiet space while enjoying all the little town of Stratford has to offer!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Barbara Montgomery, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B
Responded Aug. 29, 2022
THANK YOU so much for your wonderful review. You descriptions picks up so many of the small details of care that we are so glad people appreciate. As you are not far away, we hope to see you again, for another late night play or a quick weekend getaway.
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Auchkie wrote a review Jul. 2022
Stoney Creek, Canada400 contributions102 helpful votes
Wonderful hosts - Hal and Barb...both warm and welcoming and they try to make your stay as perfect as possible with lots of special extras. Breakfast was delicious - abundant food with home made specials and laid out beautifully. It was a yummy meal with great company of other guests. Hosts chatted with us too making you feel at home and part of their family. Lovely gardens and quiet relaxing setting.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: 3 B and B rooms and 3 guest parking spaces
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Response from Barbara Montgomery, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B
Responded Jul. 16, 2022
Wonderful to have you stay with us. We always enjoy our guest interactions, at the breakfast table and beyond. We appreciate the great review and that we were able to share our little oasis. We hope your staycation turns into an annual trip, as we'd love to have you back.
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Janet A wrote a review Jul. 2022
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
I had a lovely stay at A Garden Stroll. I got lots of exercise. It is a 20min walk from The Festival theater an 30 min from downtown. I had a lovely room with my own bathroom. The room was the perfect size for me. There garden was lovely with lots of places to sit. Breakfast was delicious. It started out with fresh fruit followed by an omlette and bacon. The outside steps are steep but there is a railing to hold onto. I did not need lunch. I would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: They have 3 parking spots one per room.
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Response from Barbara Montgomery, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B
Responded Jul. 10, 2022
We are so happy that your Stratford adventure was a wonderful experience this year. We are so glad that people are taking advantage of the Stratford Direct bus, and getting to see live theatre once again. Breakfast conversation was certainly lively, and we appreciate the compliments of both breakfast and our wonderful spaces. We look forward to your return visit.
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JULIE D wrote a review Sep. 2019
Victoria, Canada185 contributions99 helpful votes
We enjoyed the waffles with maple syrup, home made blueberry and raspberry syrups. I don’t usually eat quiche, but the mini quiche were very good. The room was spacious, comfortable and included a mini fridge.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Barbara M, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B
Responded Sep. 12, 2019
Thanks Julie for the wonderful review and great picture. It was very interesting learning about all your adventures. We hope your exploration of Stratford and area was fruitful. We are happy that you enjoyed our hospitality and our breakfast.
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Storybookmum wrote a review Jun. 2019
Windsor, Canada195 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I travelled up to Stratford on June 1st with our daughters, one of the boyfriends, and a family friend. We split up into two rooms, boys and girls, and only stayed one night. We had a comfortable night in the girls' room - sharing two double or queens with no difficulty. I guess the boys had smaller beds, but they did fine. I didn't see the boys' room but ours was lovely, and the bathroom was very nice, as well. Our hosts were chatty and engaging, and made us a delicious breakfast. We very much admired the back yard and side yard, but it was rainy and we didn't go outside into it. Nor did we use the hot tub, only being there one evening and going to one of the plays that night. But it was there and apparently available. The room was well-appointed, with plugs, and books available, plenty of space for our clothing, a mini-fridge to use, and lovely bedding. I was very comfortable. The meal was very nice indeed at breakfast, and we were asked with each food item if we'd like more to eat. We felt very welcome and comfortable. Great water pressure in the shower, good conversation. Easy to find with convenient parking. I didn't notice at all about the tv - never thought to look and have no memory whether one was in the room or not!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Barbara M, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B
Responded Jun. 21, 2019
Thank you so much. Your group was so fascinating, with all the behind the scenes knowledge and travel experience. We are so sorry that the rain limited your enjoyment of our beautiful back gardens. The are glad that you loved all the little touches. And so hope that you will be back to stay another year. (PS. we do have flat screen tvs in all the rooms, yours was atop the fireplace.)
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morl8tr wrote a review Jun. 2019
London, Canada947 contributions355 helpful votes
We came to Stratford to see a couple of plays on successive days. We stayed overnight at this B&B. It was very nice. The gardens are remarkable. We didn't really have time to properly enjoy them, but should have booked an extra day. The breakfast was very good, and the hosts very welcoming. The only possible negative here is that it is not that central...a good 30 minute walk from downtown. That said, the walk is exceedingly pleasant, along the river. Really good spot.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from Barbara M, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B
Responded Jun. 13, 2019
Thank you so much. We are so glad that you got to enjoyed the garden oasis a little. We are much closer to the Festival Theater than the Avon or Studio that is very true. But we also do not charge downtown prices. We are glad that the weather held for you walk,as rained heavily today. We certainly would love to have you back for a longer stay, there is so much to see this year.
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Laura L wrote a review Jun. 2019
Detroit, Michigan19 contributions10 helpful votes
I attended Stratford with friends and we stayed in the front room with two queen beds. The hosts do a great job taking care of their guests. The room was very comfortable and spacious for three people and has a private bath. Everything was very clean and the breakfast was delicious. The bonus was a hot tub Jacuzzi (indoors!) And beautiful gardens with sitting areas. If you like to walk, it's an easy walk to Festival Theater but might be a bit far to downtown for the other theaters, depending on weather and walking ability. We all were very impressed with this bed and breakfast and our hosts.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Barbara M, Owner at A Garden Stroll B&B
Responded Jun. 13, 2019
Happy days. Thank you for your lovely review, and for your wonderful company. Breakfast conversation was so enjoyable with such wonderful people as yourselves. Weather it was taking a dip, or enjoying the beginnings of our lush gardens, we are glad we could provide the relaxing setting for your post theater discussion.
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UncaPP wrote a review Sep. 2018
Leamington, Canada98 contributions21 helpful votes
Property was picked for the large room, we were tired of getting little rooms in "quaint" homes. We were not disappointed. As hosts, you could not ask for anyone better than Barb and Hal. Their home is a wonder inside and out. As we were there in the fall, the gardens surrounding the home were not at their peak, though there was a calming effect nonetheless. The room we had, the Ammolite, had everything that you would need, fridge, tv, walk in shower, robes, toiletries if needed, just everything. Truly puts you at ease. The breakfasts are set on a 5 day rotation, and we got in at the waffles the first day and omletes on our second. The breakfast started with fresh fruit (some right from their own garden, raspberries) with optional yoghurt, granola dried fruit. Many choices of fruit juices, and of course tea and coffee. Blueberry waffles with bacon, very good with the choice of three syrups. The next day started the same way with an omlete and the famous maple bacon. Yum. We had lively conversations with Barb and Hal and with other guests which is why we enjoy using B&B's. when we travel. This is a hidden gem for Stratford. Will visit again. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from 4AmyAlice, Guest Relations Manager at A Garden Stroll B&B
Responded Oct. 3, 2018
Thank you very much for staying with us, and providing such an insightful look at all the great things that we provide. We'd love to show you our gardens in full bloom, it is certainly a sight to behold. Thank you also to listening to our many reconstruction stories, and providing wonderful breakfast conversation. We are glad that you found us, and really hope you will be back. Sincerely Barb, Hal & Corinne
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Leona F wrote a review Sep. 2018
Abbotsford, Canada5 contributions9 helpful votes
We arrived very late, due to traffic and our "whirl" trip schedule. We arrived 2 hours after we said but we were greeted with a cheery hello and a smile and were helped in. The room was very clean and the bed and bedding were comfortable. The window dressings blacked out the light. The bathroom had a stock of toiletry items that one may have forgotten including toothbrushes!! What we enjoyed mostly was the unrestricted use of the lovely hot tub. The privacy screen was a nice touch! Our room had a mini fridge with a bottle of water each and a carafe of water for the night. We were permitted to use the washer and dryer as well for no charge. The breakfast was beyond what we thought it was. It was a full breakfast including different selections of teas, jams and types of toasts all served on china plates and in china cups. We will always choose this B & B while we are in Stratford! Thank you Corinne, Barb and Hal for a fabulous experience and 2 good nights of sleep!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from 4AmyAlice, Guest Relations Manager at A Garden Stroll B&B
Responded Oct. 3, 2018
You are very welcome!! (although i must admit i did lay down for a while). We certainly understand how road construction delays many a planned arrival time, what with Hal driving for an Airport shuttle van. We are glad that you got to enjoy the benefits of our wonderful hot tub, and washer, as the stories about the many sights of Ontario you visited in a whirlwind tour was fascinating. Thank you for being such wonderful guests, and whenever your next trip across the country happens we hope to be included as a destination. Sincerely Corinne, Barb & Hal
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Jackie M wrote a review Aug. 2018
Toronto, Canada361 contributions140 helpful votes
We enjoyed our two night stay at the end of July. It does feel like you are staying in someone's home rather than a larger B & B. The gardens are wonderful. The room was very comfortable, my only comment would be that it could be a little less cluttered to feel more spacious. Breakfast was very good and my husband's dietary restrictions were satisfied. Jams were local and we really enjoyed the fresh fruit.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The front stairs would be difficult for anyone with mobility issues.
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Response from 4AmyAlice, Guest Relations Manager at A Garden Stroll B&B
Responded Aug. 17, 2018
We love picking the fresh raspberries from our backyard mid summer, and early fall too!!. We strive to accommodate all dietary restrictions, and we are glad we succeeded. It is true, unlike some larger more formal B&Bs, our breakfasts are served family style, you do walk through our open concept kitchen, and through the sun room (were we often sit) to get to the beautiful gardens. But then again our tag line is 'home away from home'. We will certainly take another pass at de-cluttering the rooms this fall. We do hope you will be back. Sincerely Corinne
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US$141 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hal and Barb's Festival Guest House
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CanadaOntarioStratford
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about A Garden Stroll B&B
Which popular attractions are close to A Garden Stroll B&B?
Nearby attractions include Gallery Stratford (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at A Garden Stroll B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at A Garden Stroll B&B?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at A Garden Stroll B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at A Garden Stroll B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A Garden Stroll B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Romeos Corner Cafe, Demetre's Family Eatery, and Arden Park Hotel.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at A Garden Stroll B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does A Garden Stroll B&B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.