I booked the Stone Maiden Inn (Rome & Juliet room) for a one-night stay as part of a birthday gift to my husband that included excellent seats for Jesus Christ Superstar and a romantic dinner out before the performance. Unfortunately it was the accommodation that was the only part of the package that was a let down. The excellent rating given the Inn by the Federation of Bed and Breakfast Association and Trip Advisor as well as the price of the room indicated to me that I could be assured of a first-class experience. Instead, we found that the room's ensuite needed some freshening up (at least some new paint); the electric fireplace did not project any heat (something we could have benefited from after returning from the theatre); there was only 1 bedside lamp (we both like to read in bed before retiring); and as I lay down in our 4-poster bed and looked up at the top of the posts, I could see a good-sized cob web suspended from the top frame joining the tops of the canopy bed-posts. The website for the Inn states "the grand very Victorian front hall is reached via a well preserved 'Stratford Porch' and sets the tone for the Stone Maiden Inn". Well I'm afraid the porch also needs a re-do.
The Inn's dining room and front parlour are very nice, breakfast was delicious and the service is friendly. The Inn is close to the theatre and the bed was comfortable. However much of the Inn just seemed to be a little tired and not worth the top dollar rate. Hopefully some renovations are planned for the winter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1873 Victorian Mansion with 15 guestrooms all with en-suite, antiques set in a quiet residential neighbourhood. Rated at 4.5/5 stars under the Federation of Bed and Breakfast Association of Ontario. Hot chef prepared gourmet breakfast menu daily included. Park and walk everywhere. Stratford is home to the Stratford Festival, Stratford Summer Music, and many culinary events... always something to do year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stone Maiden Hotel Stratford
- Stone Maiden Inn Stratford, Ontario