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Saskatchewan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice property - heavily wooded with a small lake, available for swimming and small boats (provided by the hotel). Swans and ducks abound. Room had microwave, good size bar refrigerator, large shower (no tub). An expanded continental breakfast is included in the price. Staff very friendly. I found it a bit disconcerting to discover there was no...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us! While the room we had you in had a walk-in shower, we do have rooms with tubs available upon request. We close our office at 10pm, however we do live directly across the road and guarantee that we can help our guests at anytime during the evening. We have around the...

Kingsville, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean and the little mini kitchen was great. The grounds are so peaceful and I couldn't believe that we were so close to stratford, it felt like we were deep in the woods. They had a bonfire going the second night we were there and it was just the perfect setting for it....

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

Thank you so much Kristi! We take pride in our work, and it's always a pleasure to see our customers leave happy! Looking forward to having you here again. Ben Schelhaas

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I stayed here last weekend for a mini vacation. We were instantly impressed with how beautiful the location was. The room was clean and comfortable. There was a fridge and microwave in the room and keurig as well as a kettle! The continental breakfast was more than we expected and the fresh baked muffins were so amazing!...

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

Thank you for your review! As the weather is getting better and better, we're glad our guests get to enjoy our outdoor amenities more! Looking forward to seeing you again. Ben Schelhaas

Ontario
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not be swayed by one single negative review (not that there are many), this place is awesome!!! My husband and I just spent one night in the McCarthy House (#26 - or the "right" side) and have nothing but good things to say about our first "motel" experience. We are somewhat picky to say the least and we truly...

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

Thank you for your shining review! We really enjoyed having you here, see you again soon! Ben Schelhaas

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I booked for one night as a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday. We stayed in the McCarthy house and it was great! We had a cabin with a kitchenette, washroom and big open bedroom/living area. The kitchenette has everything you might need - bottle opener, plenty of cups, microwave etc. The best part was the private hot tub on the...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Sarah! It was our pleasure to have you, we would certainly love to host you again in the summer! Ben Schelhaas Manager

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Went for a couples get away and spared no expensive. Payed extra for the hot tub and rented one of thier more expensive rooms. Was told that the hot tub was cleaned and used it accordingly. Water was green and murky but used it anyway. Within 24 hours of use we both got a terrible rash that doctors have concluded...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We can guarantee that our hot tubs are checked on a daily basis, and we would never rent a room to a guest if the hot tub is not up to our standards. We change the water in our hot tubs regularly, and have only had one instance in the past...

Trussville, Alabama
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back in the spring and summer to take advantage of the outdoors and the hiking trails. Very nice breakfast and the manager and owners are really nice and accommodating. If you are looking for a 4-star luxury hotel this is not your cup of tea but it is very nice.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us! We look forward to having you again. Ben Schelhaas

Charlottetown, PEI
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My husband and I went for an overnight together to celebrate our anniversary. The owners are wonderful and it has a real 'homey' feel to it. We stayed at the McCarthy house which is at the far end of the property. There is ski rentals and trails in the winter; kayak and boat rentals in summer. The rooms are very...

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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 looks like you have noticed every little detail that we work hard to provide for all our guests! We do our best to prevent little outdoor critters from getting in our units, but unfortunately being in the woods means we have to deal with a much higher concentration...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Just came back from Forest Motel and we were gladly surprised with this motel. The bedroom was great, with a big fridge and microwave and a rustic touch that make it special. Breakfast was really good with lots of options available. Staff is very friendly. We will be back.

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

Thank you for leaving this wonderful feedback! It was a pleasure to have you, we look forward to your return! Ben Schelhaas

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Just returned from a three night stay at Forest Motel. It is about a 10 minute drive from downtown Stratford. The staff was excellent as were the accommodations, the rooms are comfortable and very clean. The breakfast is very well done with lots of variety.This is a very relaxing and quiet motel and I recommend this to others.

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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 having you. Ben Schelhaas

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat

Address: 2941 Forest Rd, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S5, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Price Range: RM559 - RM718 (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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“There are train tracks nearby (about four trains a day). Ask for a room close to the office to be further away from the tracks.”
TravelNotTourism, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rustic and Relaxing--while having the modern amenities!”
dohahu, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
N8202KAjohnk, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a two bed room that was plenty of space for 3 nights.”
thebandteacher, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The suites are more modern & luxurious than the motel rooms, but 5 mins from main Motel.”
Laura085, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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