Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend!

Your hosts, Peter and Colleen Pola, welcome you to The Swan Motel, a business owned by the Pola family since 1964. The Pola residence is located on the Motel property and they are sure to give you a friendly greeting upon your arrival and to be available for any assistance you might require during your visit.

Peter was born and raised in Stratford and grew up in the business. An avid gardener, taking care of the beautiful gardens at The Swan Motel – with the help of his wife Colleen – is truly a labour of love.

Peter and Colleen love to travel. Both enjoy fine food and wine and the opportunity to explore new restaurants, eagerly sharing their recommendations with their guests. Colleen loves the theatre and tries to attend every show each season at the Stratford Festival. Peter enjoys golf in his spare time.

Peter and Colleen are both past Presidents of the Stratford and Area Hotel Motel Association. Each year the Polas lend their support to the Stratford Festival and the local arts community.

“ We cherish the many friendships we have made with returning guests and
their gifts of laughter and lively conversation”
- Peter and Colleen Pola

It’s great when you meet people at the top of their game. The owners of the Swan Motel most certainly are – we challenge you to find a better-maintained, cleaner, more affable motel in Southwestern Ontario! - Lonely Planet Canada Guide, 10th edition, April 2008

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