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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stayed just for one night, wish we'd stayed longer. They have boats and bicycles to borrow. They have their own lake, which we had a great time canoeing and kayaking on. We loved our room. The breakfast (which is included) was also go, and they let us take it to eat on the lake - beautiful view.

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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 hosting you again! Ben Schelhaas Manager

Haslett, Michigan
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat. First the continental breakfast featured delicious homemade muffins along with the usual—bagels, hard boiled eggs, fruit, cereal, etc. The rooms were comfortable and air conditioned. We enjoyed the mornings sitting in the shade by the water reading and talking. Some guests used the kayaks on the water. We came...

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

Thank you for your review of us! It was our pleasure to host you, and we look forward to having you again in the future! Ben Schelhaas Manager

KINGSVILLE
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is our second visit. We love the location. It's 5 minutes out of town. On a lake with Swans, canoes, kayaks. Owned & run by a very nice family. Upscale continental breakfast included the price. The entire property & rooms are well kept.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words Janis K. We look forward to hosting you in the future!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Just about everything about the Forest Motel is great -- the quality of the mattresses, the amenities, the free continental breakfast, but our stay this time was in one of the rooms backing on to the railway line, and the trains that passed twice each night unfailingly woke us up. We didn't notice this feature last time, when we had...

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

Thank you so much for your review. We have recommended that people close their back window at night as this can block any sound from the trains going through. We hope that you will chose us again for your next visit.

Niagara
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 31 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 23 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 16 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 13 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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $118 - $213 (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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“Rustic and Relaxing--while having the modern amenities!”
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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.”
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“They had a nice looking cabin, couldn't stay there, it was booked, but seems great.”
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