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The Blue Spruce B&B

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Michael and Helene could not be more lovely! We woke up to an amazing breakfast each morning. Michael was completely involved in our breakfast conversation, and, gave us plenty of good ideas for our day. Helene seems to be the mastermind in the kitchen, and, she excelled! We came home to cookies each night. I may not have needed them,...

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Reviewed 17 August 2015

We were welcomed at the door, our room had a bottle of wine and flowers for my wife, for her birthday. They booked a restaurant for us and we were off to a show afterwards all within walking distance. They are collectors of music, literature and signatures' we enjoyed looking through their collection of signatures. The breakfast was very original...

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Montreal
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We stayed at this B&B to be close to the center of Stratford and following research on various websites. Although clean and pleasant, we do not usually stay in B&Bs and the Blue Spruce will not change our habits! The breakfast was ok but on the experimental side - we were not crazy about it. We were left with a...

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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this review

It's unfortunate you didn't enjoy your stay with us almost a year ago. Back then we were using booking.com as one of our booking engines, who charged us a fee we had to pass on to guests who used that service. We don't use booking.com anymore, simply because we didn't like charging our guests that extra fee. As for the...

Flint, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 14 August 2015

My wife and parents stayed here for the second time recently, Michael and Helene are friendly and kind and knowledgeable about Stratford. They are also great cooks and presented us with imaginative, tasty breakfasts, and after service, sat with us to chat. The rooms are comfortable and spacious.

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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this review

It really was like visiting with friends, wasn't it? We truly enjoyed your visit and can't wait to see you again on your next trip to Stratford. have a great, happy and safe summer!

Brampton, Canada
Reviewed 24 July 2015

This was our first visit to Stratford. Michael made our visit and our 43 anniversary memorable. We stayed in the music room with a balcony. Room was more than comfortable with a different evening snack every night . Great autographed pictures of bands in the room. His breakfasts were amazing and varied. He booked our suppers for us each night...

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Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We were pleased with our stay here last year and decided to book there again. Mike made reservations for us for dinner. The breakfast was great...gourmet eggs benedict with asparagus, prosciutto, spinach and smoked salmon..Great coffee and conversations with Mike and Helen. His house concerts during the year really sound interesting!

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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this review

Linda ... Thanks so much for reviewing us! We really enjoyed visiting with you and hope to be able to do so again soon. We hope the rest of your summer is a great one!

Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed for a night in June in the Writer's Room. Both of us absolutely loved the room! Mike and Helene are some of the kindest people we've ever met and the stuffed pepper & egg breakfast they served was amazing. Highly recommend, and hope to be back sometime this Fall or possibly next year! Chris

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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this review

It was our great pleasure to host you! Thanks so much for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Middletown, Ohio
Reviewed 23 June 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Blue Spruce for three nights to watch the great plays and to relax. Mike and Helen were great hosts and I really enjoyed my morning conversations with Mike while he prepared a gourmet breakfast that was different each morning. We have stayed in Stratford each year for the past twenty years and the...

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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you generous review of our B&B. It was purely our pleasure to have you as our guests, and we very much look forward to another visit with you in the future. I'll tell Michael and Helene how pleased you were with your stay, and I know they really enjoyed your visit, too - Sincerely, Dexter.

Toronto
Reviewed 16 June 2015

I would echo 100% what other reviewers have already said. Hospitable and welcoming hosts who truly love their home and love sharing it with their guests. Comfortable room and bed. Fantastic breakfast (we had the eggs Benedict others have described and they truly are great). We were here to celebrate my husband's birthday and see a show. We were given...

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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this review

We liked you 100%, too! It's so nice having a "job" where we get to meet such nice people as yourselves. We do hope to see you again in the future. Remember ... we have a September/October $149 special for returning guests, should you decide to embark on a quick, last minute getaway. Thank you for your review. It is...

Portland, On.
Reviewed 4 June 2015

What could be better- meeting up with long time friends, seeing a great play, enjoying a wonderful dinner, then staying at the Blue Spruce B. & B. Our host Michael welcomed us so warmly and made us feel so very much at ease by giving us access to so much of this interesting home. After returning from the theatre in...

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MByrnes99, Owner at The Blue Spruce B&B, responded to this review

It was certainly our pleasure have you as our guest. The morning conversations were very much enjoyed! Hope to see you again soon, and thanks so much for your kind review.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A beautiful, fully renovated heritage mansion featuring new pillow-top mattresses, HD satellite TVs, iPod stereos and Tassimo coffee makers in each guest room. Three rooms have en-suites, one has a private washroom. All showers have massage shower heads and quality soaps and lotions. Beautifully appointed formal dining room and Library on main floor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Blue Spruce B&B

Address: 297 Erie St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2N1, Canada (Formerly Erie Street Bed & Breakfast)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Stratford
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Blue Spruce B&B Stratford, Ontario
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