Mornington Rose Bed and Breakfast

240 Mornington Street , Stratford, ON N5A5G5 Canada (Show map)


The Mornington Rose Bed and Breakfast , a beautifully restored Century home, is perfect place to stay in Stratford, Ontario, home of the world-renown Stratford Festival. Centrally located only a short walk to theatres, art galleries, restaurants, and downtown, the Rose features three luxurious rooms on the second floor, all with ensuite bathrooms, and tastefully decorated common areas which can be readily adapted for business clients during the winter. The Rose is air-conditioned, smoke-free, and adult oriented with no children's rates or facilities. Enjoy a sumptuous three course silver service gourmet breakfast daily. Begin with fresh fruit, home-made granola and yogurt, sweet rolls, almond coffee cake or scones with cream, followed by a hot entrée such as Bananas Foster French Toast, Eggs Benedict or Florentine, Spanikopita Omelet, or Cheddar Herb Frittata, with a variety of breakfast meats, vegetables, and edible garnishes. Linger at the table, enjoying a great cup of fresh-brewed coffee, tea or other beverage of your choosing and the company of other guests. All baked goods and preserves are made fresh, on-site, and ingredients for breakfasts are purchased from local growers and producers in the Stratford area. Visit Torrie’s Glass Studio, on site, where Victoria creates a variety of glass items using her kilns or Flameworking station. Check out Free parking & Wi-Fi. Air-conditioned. Smoke-free. No Pets. Open all year. Credit cards,



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

October 2015

5 on October 19, 2015

We have been staying at this bed and breakfast since Victoria and Murray have taken over. It is absolutely the ideal place to stay. Very convenient to the theaters and downtown. Breakfasts are amazing. I have never had anything that wasn't excellent.The breakfasts not only are delicious' but they are visually very appealing. Baked goods are homemade. Walking into the house you can smell the baking. A true treasure, Rooms are beautiful and there are many added touches. We of course will be back

Innkeeper Response
The Rose is close to everything:restaurants, shopping, and theatres, so most guests just park here and walk everywhere. Victoria tries to make breakfasts that are interesting and unusual(not something you would ordinarily make for yourself at home) using as much local produce as possible. Murray is a wonderful baker, producing delicious cookies and feather-light scones you can enjoy with our home-made preserves for breakfast. It's lovely that you keep coming back to stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you for the great review!

- V (innkeeper)

We Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Stay

5 on September 18, 2015

Victoria and Murray: We thank you so much for making our stay such a lovely one. You are marvelous hosts and we appreciate all the little extra touches that you do (the baking of cookies, scones, croissants, trail mix, jams, beverages and the incredible breakfasts) to ensure a delightful experience. Your home (and artwork and gardens) are beautiful and the two of you are a pleasure. We enjoyed every moment. May God bless you and see you the next time we travel to Stratford, Martha & Bruce O’Connor

Innkeeper Response
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us - we thoroughly enjoyed meeting and chatting with you. Murray and I try our best to make your time in Stratford as special as we can, just as we would like it if we were away on vacation. We try to take all the best parts of other inns and put them all together here at The Rose. We hope to see you again the next time you are down this way!

- Victoria (innkeeper)

A familiar 'home' in Stratford

5 on September 17, 2015

We have now stayed four times over eight years with the Sandersons - which says something in and of itself. We're greeted warmly as friends. Mornington Rose is well situated for theatre and downtown Stratford with its restaurants and shops. An easy walk to all these and you even get a free bag of corn to feed the ducks and swans along the Avon's banks. There's a comfortable porch to sit on and the rooms are fresh, well-furnished and comfortable. Breakfasts are what one should expect in a first-rate B&B. Victoria and Elizabeth are excellent hosts, usually have seen many of the Festival plays and have good advice on restaurants and sites in the site and the region. A great option for a visit to Stratford.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review and for coming to stay with us again! It was lovely to see you both and get caught up on happenings since you were last here. We do all we can to try to make you feel at home at The Rose, and to enjoy your visit to our beautiful city! We look forward to seeing you again!

- Victoria (innkeeper)

One night is not enough

5 on August 11, 2015

My fiance and I had an absolutely amazing visit to Stratford made even more special by Victoria & Murray and their delightful Mornington Rose. The room was spotless completely comfortable and fully loaded with luxuries. Murray's delicious cookies are beyond decadent. The breakfast feast kept us going right through till dinner. But the best of all things at Mornington Rose is the warm greeting and personality of Victoria. All together it was a wonderful experience that we can't wait to do again, though for a longer stay.

Innkeeper Response
We always try to make your stay at the Mornington Rose something special, and we do our best to anticipate your every need. Our meals, baking, and preserves are all made on-site, and sourced locally whenever possible - all but the chocolate in M's cookies, of course ;) which don't last long around here! Thank you for the wonderful review, and we hope to see you again soon!!!

- Victoria (innkeeper)

Our Yearly Vacation to Stratford is a 10 Year Tradition

5 on September 11, 2014

Members of our Michigan Theatre group Birmingham Village Players have been traveling to Stratford for over 10 years together. I have stayed in several B&B's, but Mornington Rose is by far the best! Everything is fantastic. The breakfasts are my favorite meal of the day and Murray also tempts us with cookies and brownies. The rooms are charming and have everything from your own personal coffee maker to our rooftop balcony. Victoria and Murray are the perfect hosts. Staying with them is like staying with dear friends. I also recommend taking a peek at Victoria and Murray's art studio which is right on the property. You may purchase lovely gifts there . Come and see for yourself how wonderful a stay at the Mornington Rose can be! I can't wait until my next visit!--Suzie Skibicki

Wonderful gem!

5 on August 22, 2014

Only stayed one night but next time we would stay longer. Very welcoming hosts who have a lot of pride in their property. The breakfast was superb and would highly recommend a stay here

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much! We have completely renovate our 1905 home to accommodate guests who require not only all the modern conveniences, but also the heritage touches you would expect to find in a house of this age. We are delighted that you would like to come back for a longer stay, and that you enjoyed our breakfast!

- Victoria (innkeeper)

A Midsummer (Two) Night's Dream Stay

4.6 on June 10, 2014

My fiancé, parents and I recently stayed at the Mornington Rose for a restful long weekend to visit picturesque Stratford and see a play. This beautiful B&B was everything we needed and more! The rooms were very comfortable, breakfast delicious and a very convenient short walk to the main town/shops. Victoria and Murray were very friendly and helpful in making our dinner reservations with a local restaurant, but also respectful of the quiet time we were looking for when relaxing and reading on the house porch or under the gazebo. A thoroughly enjoyable stay and would highly recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review! We like to make guests feel special when staying at the Mornington Rose, and try to anticipate and accommodate their every need (or want), from serving a delicious gourmet breakfast to arranging dinner reservations. We hope to see you again!

- Victoria, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Hospitality plus!

5 on September 29, 2013

My husband and I spent a night at Mornington Rose B&B at the beginning of September. It was a truly wonderful experience from the well appointed rooms to the delicious breakfast. Murray and Victoria are extremely hospitable hosts thinking of every need that a guest might have. The location makes it an easy walk to theatres and shopping. I would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone looking for wonderful accommodation for their stay in Stratford.

Memorable Time

4.4 on August 25, 2013

Overall wonderful experience. Lovely, comfortable, fragrant and clean room. Generous nature in providing above and beyond. Lovely hosts with Victoria and Murray who even provided me with a special birthday celebration. I'll definetly come back one day. Highly recommended.

lovely home; gracious hosts

4.6 on June 04, 2013

We have stayed a couple of times now with Victoria and Murray in the lovely Ivory Room at Mornington. Murray and Victoria and very gracious and generous hosts. Their standards are very high; they try their best to accommodate every palate and provided us with those little extras that are not expected, but that make the visit stand out. Murrary's generousity in driving us back to the train station several hours after we had already checked out is one example of the outstanding hospitality and service provided and why we will be returning again this year to their lovely home.

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Rooms & Rates

Champagne Room

Multiple night stay $150/room/night - single night stay $165 Features a comfy queen-sized bed,an elegantly furnished sitting area, and a large window that gives a wonderful view of the garden. Two large original paintings, Tabla Sensarium and Arpeggio II, by Peter Nixon, adorn the walls of this beautiful room. The four-piece en-suite bathroom is bright and airy, with a separate shower and an air-massage tub just made for relaxing in lots of bubbles.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 0 - $CAD 175

Ebony Room

Multiple night stay $150/room/night Single night stay $165/room/night The Ebony Room, with a three piece en-suite bathroom, is a bright cheery room at the front of the house. Luxuriate in your comfortable memory-foam topped queen-size bed and enjoy the original contemporary art by Ledan and Krasnyanski. The sitting area in the box bay window is a wonderful place to share coffee and conversation, or walk outside to your private balcony, complete with a Bistro set for two and wrought iron window boxes bursting with geraniums.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 0 - $CAD 175

Ivory Room

Multiple night stay $150/night. Single night stay $165/night The Ivory Rose Room features two comfy extra-long twin beds, luxury linens and a small sitting area. Original art works by Peter Nixon and Csaba Markus grace the walls in this comfortable room designed for friends, sisters, or moms and daughters. A soaker tub and shower, thirsty towels, a hair dryer and Avon toiletries are in the ensuite bathroom. Step outside to the oudooor living room/roof garden, with market umbrella, wrought iron chairs, patio table, oleanders and flowering planters, and catch up on old times.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 0 - $CAD 175

Rose Suite

Multiple night stay $150/night Single night $165. Dream the night away in a luxurious queen-size mahogany four poster bed, with Williamsburg furniture and English rose border, with garden-themed art works by Thomas Kinkade. Decorated in the palest pink, shades of rose & touches of burgundy, this romantic, elegant suite is the perfect place to unwind, relax, and reconnect. The cozy sitting room with a satellite television (or not), and comfortable armchair and loveseat is perfect for lounging, reading or cuddling. A three-piece en-suite bathroom with a shower completes the suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 0 - $CAD 175

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Location Type



London, ON, Canada (YXU)

Directions to property:

Mornington Rose is easily accessible to all major routes into the city as it is Highway 119 North. To get here, enter Stratford on Highway 8 from east or west. Turn north at the main downtown intersection of Ontario St. and Waterloo, by Tim Horton’s. Follow Waterloo over the William Hutt Bridge and up the hill. Bear right and Waterloo becomes Mornington. We are at 240 Mornington Street, on the left side of the road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Nature area, Stratford Festival Theatre, St. Jacob's Farmer's Market, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

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On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No We are an adult oriented Bed and Breakfast.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation 30 days in advance: loss of deposit. Cancellation within 30 days: full room(s)rate will apply. If the room is re-booked,no further charges over and above the deposit will be incurred. Room reservations made within 30 days of your arrival date are considered firm and non-refundable.
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Victoria and Murray Sanderson

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About the innkeepers

Murray - theatre, birding, woodworking, reading, walking, cooking Victoria - theatre, pets, reading, cooking, making fused glass and silver and gold wire jewelry

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  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Veranda, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free
 Lactose Intolerant


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