The Oxford Inn
107 Huron Street
Stratford, Ontario, N5A 5S7
Rates: from $106.20 to $154.87 / night
Rate Code: $$ - $$$
Welcome to the Oxford Inn!
Built in 1906 as the home of a local judge, the property was converted in the 1980s into a bed & breakfast by the name of The Artful Lodger. (That name was especially fitting since the proprietor adorned the walls with her original paintings.) Since then, the B&B has operated continuously under that name, making it one of Stratford's longest-running owner-operated accommodations. Ample parking on site and an enjoyable walk through scenic Stratford to all of the theatres guarantees your stay will be convenient, comfortable, and pleasant.
The Artful Lodger was purchased in 2013 by its current proprietor, Grant Brown - a recovering academic and barrister. Extensive renovations during the off-seasons have restored the Oxford Inn to its original spendour. The living room / dining room area was fixed up prior to the 2013 season; further work to the foyer, staircase, and second-floor hallway was completed for the commencement of the 2014 season; and the Bodleian Suite with new sunroom was extensively refurbished prior to the 2015 season. The owner's quaters were improved, and a work shop and garage were added in 2016. In 2017, the attic was converted into a meeting area for guests - the Senior Common Room - with TV, small kitchenette, table and reading area. Up-grades to each of the bedrooms have been made in passing. I am striving for a classical, age-appropriate decor, with an Oxford theme. ("Dr. Grant" read philosophy at Oxford University in the 1980s, obtaining a DPhil. His many pictures of the stunning architecture of Oxford adorn the walls the Inn.) Please "click through" to the Oxford Inn website for a gallery of more pictures.
Specials: Early season rates from May 1 to June 18 (including 2 nights for $200 / $250). All season, stay Tues-Thurs., get Mon. free ; stay Thurs-Sat., get Sun. free; stay Tues-Sat., get Sun. & Mon. free.
To book a room, simply check availability on my availability calendar and then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All I need is your name, address, email, phone number, and any dietary limitations you might have. I will confirm your reservation by return email within 24 hours.
Rooms & Amenities
Room 1: Bodleian Suite: * features a king bed; we can also accommodate a third person in the sun room facing onto the back garden (add $35 per night) * wardrobe and bureau * a sitting area with table and chairs, * a full bathroom with a tub and shower, and * a cozy sun room.
Room 2: Radcliffe Camera: * en suite bathroom (with shower) * queen bed, bureau, closet.
Room 3:Sheldonian Theatre: * en suite bathroom (with shower) * queen bed, bureau, wardrobe.
Room 4: Carfax Room: * en suite bathroom (with shower) * queen bed, bureau, wardrobe.
The 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. 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 2017
ROOM #1 "Bodleian Suite" King size bed $154.87 Hst. $20.13 Total $175.00; add $35 per night for a third person
ROOM #2 "Radcliffe Camera" Queen size bed Rate $132.74 Hst $17.26 Total $150.00
ROOM #3 "Sheldonian Theatre" Queen size bed Rate $128.32 Hst. $16.68 Total $145.00
ROOM #4 "Carfax Room" Queen size bed Rate $ 123.89 Hst. $16.11 Total $140.00
Check-In: My mornings are extremely busy; therefore, I do not permit check-in before 1:00 p.m. I try to accommodate any check-in time after 1:00 p.m., but it is very helpful to know in advance your estimated time of arrival. Please let me know when you plan to arrive to ensure that I am here to greet you.
Check-Out: Check out time is 11:00 a.m.
Payment: Cash , debit, and e-transfer are preferred (it saves me the processing fees); but of course I also accept VISA and MasterCard.