Stroll the Gardens, retreat to cozy accommodations and experience the Stratford Festival

The Swan Motel welcomes you to Stratford Ontario. Our family has been graciously welcoming Stratford Festival patrons to our cozy motel nestled in a private country setting at the edge of the city since 1964. Just two miles south of the Stratford's historic downtown and only minutes from Stratford's world class theatres, fine restaurants, interesting shops and galleries, we combine big-city sophistication with country charm. We are celebrating 52 years providing comfortable accommodations to visitors to Stratford!

Stratford and The Swan look forward to your visit!

Our extensive knowledge of the area will ensure that your Stratford experience is tailored to suit your every interest. Let us help you plan a scenic day trip or find that unique shop or romantic restaurant. We invite you to become one of the Swan's special friends.

Welcome To Your Home Away From Home - Your Hosts, Peter and Colleen Pola

Read our reviews:

The original 1960's motel sign still marks this single-story tawny-brick motel 3 km (2 miles) south of downtown, behind which you'll find clean-as-a-whistle, albeit utilitarian, rooms at good prices. What the Swan lacks in style, owners Peter and Colleen, who live on-site, make up in substance: they are friendly and deeply invested in the property, familiy-run since Peter's parents built it in 1964. Their pride of place is evident in the nicely landscaped grounds (with a large pool), covered in trees and flowering plants; the flowers hung outside the rooms; and little extras like muffins set out in the morning. -

I don't know what "motel" means to you, but to me, it normally sounds like an unprepossessing place to stop that's right by a highway. Well, the Swan is indeed 3km (2 miles) from downtown Stratford, but its grounds are completely luxurious. This property has been run by the same family for more than 40 years, and it has a warm, gracious atmosphere. The rooms are nonsmoking, and they are simply but pleasantly arranged. The grounds are the real drawing card, with the romantic Victorian gazebo, beds of perennial flowers, and outdoor pool. -

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