The Oxford Inn
107 Huron Street
Stratford, Ontario, N5A 5S7
Rates: from $110.62 to $163.72 / night
Rate Code: $$ - $$$
Welcome to the Oxford Inn!
Built in 1906, this lovely home was originally occupied by the family of a local judge. In 1980, it was converted into a B&B named The Artful Lodger. I purchased the B&B in April 2013, rebranded it the Oxford Inn, and began an ambitious multi-year plan of restoration and renovation. I aim to combine modern convenience and functionality with classic, period-appropriate decore. Now essentially complete, the renovations include adding a common room in the attic, with kitchenette, dining area, reading nooks, TV, daybed, and spare bathroom. The common areas are an especially attractive feature for longer stays and larger groups. Central air conditioning, wifi, ample parking, and a pleasant walk through scenic Stratford to all of the theatres make your stay here comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable.
Having read philosophy for the DPhil degree at Oxford, I am in the process of scanning, printing, and framing my pictures of the stunning architecture of the university to adorn the walls of the Inn.
To book a room, simply check availability on my availability calendar and complete the reservation request form on this website. I typically confirm reservations within 24 hours.
Rooms & Amenities
Room 1: Bodleian Suite: This spacious room features a king bed, with full tub and shower in the ensuite bathroom. There is an attached sunroom overlooking the back yard, with a single bed, which may accommodate a third person (add $50 per night). Room also includes a wardrobe, bureau, and a sitting area with table and benches.
Room 2: Radcliffe Camera: This room has a queen bed, ensuite bathroom (with walk-in shower), bureau, and closet.
Room 3: Sheldonian Theatre: This room has a queen bed, ensuite bathroom (with shower stall), bureau, and wardrobe.
Room 4: Carfax Room: This room has a queen bed, ensuite bathroom (with shower stall), bureau, and wardrobe.
The Oxford Inn has central air, and is SMOKE FREE. (Smoking permitted on the porch.) For your convenience there is a coffee / tea / hot chocolate bar on the second floor, and and a small fridge for your use. Light cooking facilities are available in the Senior Common Room - especially convenient for longer stays and larger parties. I have driveways on both sides of the house; guest Parking is in the driveway on the right side (when facing the B&B).
I offer a full breakfast which typically includes your choice of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and orange juice; an "amuse bouche" to start; a bowl of seasonal fruit (with granola and yogurt on the side); and bacon & eggs any style, served with home-made sourdough rye toast. Sometimes individually prepared omelettes are substituted for eggs any style. Lighter options such as cereal, porridge, baked beans on toast, homemade hashbrowns, and the like are available, too. I cater to gluten-free, meat-free, and dairy-free diets with advance notice.
ROOM RATES 2019 (see also Early Season rates and longer-stay specials)
ROOM #1 Bodleian Suite $163.72 HST $21.28 = $185.00 Add $50 per night for a third person in the sunroom.
ROOM #2 Radcliffe Camera $141.59 HST $18.41 = $160.00
ROOM #3 Sheldonian Theatre $132.74 HST $17.26 = $150.00
ROOM #4 Carfax Room $132.74 HST $17.26 = $150.00
Check-In: Due to my breakfast and room-cleaning duties, I cannot accomodate check-ins before 1:00 p.m. I try to accommodate any check-in time after 1:00 p.m., but please let me know when you plan to arrive to ensure that I am here to greet you. I am only one person, and I can't be at home waiting with my ear to the door 24/7...
Check-Out: Check out time is 11:00 a.m.
Payment: New for 2019 - Cash only for one-night stays. (American cash accepted at the prevailing exchange rate, rounded to the nearest $5.) Cash, debit, and e-transfer are preferred for all payments, as these methods save me the processing fees; but of course I also accept VISA and MasterCard.