Just in case we are FULL up at Edison’s …
The worst way to start a vacation is when you book your accommodation too late and there is no space. Come on, we all do it. So, then what? In Stratford, we have many accommodation options with fabulous hosts. If Edison’s isn’t available, we invite you to contact one of our friends, who will take very good care of you, there is no doubt whatsoever.
330 Ontario Street, Stratford
Your hosts: Amanda and John Hattan.
Avery House offers two options; a B&B and an Inn. The business is immaculately tended to with beautiful gardens and tastefully designed rooms. The property is located on the street entering Stratford from Toronto, perfectly situated between the Festival Theatre and downtown (10 minute walk to each). Amanda and John are very hospitable hosts, focused on ensuring you are served very well and connected to a very good time in Stratford.
Bentley’s Inn Bar, Inn and Restaurant
99 Ontario Street, Stratford
Your hosts: the Bentley’s (Breen, Tanner, Breen Jr. and Brooklyn).
Bentley’s is a wonderful family business, driven by Breen Bentley. When I arrived in Stratford for a visit, it was the bar and the friendly ambience that made me think this was a place I could live in. Located in the middle of downtown, the accommodations offer a wide variety of offerings, from a bi-level loft suite with a king bed and two singles to a room with two kings and another style with two singles. One note, when the bar empties, you might be awoken by the crowd. Even better, join the crowd.
Birmingham Manor B&B
240 Birmingham Street, Stratford
Your hosts: Dom and Elena Pastura
Dom and Elena are the ultimate hosts, offering four spacious Victorian themed rooms with modern day amenities. It’s the breakfast, however, that gets my five stars, truly a gourmet experience. Herbs and a variety of veggies are grown in garden, free range eggs are provided by local farmers and baked goods are made from scratch every morning. Considering their Italian roots, coffee drinkers are ensured a great quality elixir! If you aren’t one for the downtown mix, this is your place, a 10-15 minute walk to the centre.
A Hundred Church Street B&B
100 Church Street, Stratford
Your hosts: Kelly Fairbank and Daniel
Kelly and Daniel lovingly welcome you into their inviting Queen Anne home that retains many original characteristics: arched stained glass windows, original brass front doorbell, high ceilings, and a wraparound veranda that beckons guests to relax. Kelly’s passion is cooking, she considers herself a Martha Stewart groupie. Four course breakfasts are the norm. The B&B is a 5 minute walk to the centre of town.
111 Downie Street, Stratford
Your host: Craig Foster
Even if you don’t stay at Foster's Inn, you need to visit their quaint bar, where you will be drawn to a chat with a local as the space is very cozy and welcoming. Foster’s is Stratford's original boutique Inn, residing in a turn-of-the-century Victorian building and located only two doors from the Avon Theatre in the heart of heritage downtown Stratford. In addition to the bar, there are nine individually-appointed guest rooms and a restaurant, featuring the best brunch in town, in my humble opinion.
The Old Rectory
218 Ontario Street, Stratford
Your hosts: Kim Foster and Kevin Gormley
Kim and Kevin are fabulous hosts who share a passion for good wholesome food. Kevin’s experience came as a chef at Ireland's finest Inn and Kim on board a private yacht catering to crew and invited guests. Staying here, you will immediately feel a warmth and comfort you normally feel at home. Your hosts take particular pleasure in helping guests plan out their days. The B&B has five rooms with en-suites in the main house, two coach house suites at the rear of the property and suites for the independent traveller, as well.