*****"Our family has made a pilgrimage to Stratford every year for the past 20 seasons. What began as a long weekend get-away with my then elementary school-aged daughter evolved over the years into an annual trip for me, my husband, my daughter and now my daughter’s husband. We returned repeatedly to the Stewart House Inn. After 14 stays, we had to look for a new Stratford accommodation when Marc and Lynn Armstrong retired at the end of 2018. We were so very fortunate to discover Hughson Hall! Hughson Hall is the lovely and inviting residence of George and Debra Mackie. It is located in a quiet neighborhood not far from the hustle and bustle of Stratford’s main business district. It is an oasis nestled in a beautiful, park-like garden setting. Hughson has two spacious suites, the perfect layout for our family. We enjoyed occupying the entire second floor, including the sitting room, hospitality room and charming outdoor rooftop patio. It was so relaxing to sip some wine and enjoy delicious snacks overlooking the gardens. We felt very much at home. My husband also enjoyed catching a college football game on the big screen TV on the first floor of Hughson Hall. Hospitality and luxury are hallmarks of Hughson Hall. We have stayed at many fine bed and breakfast accommodations over the years, in Stratford and elsewhere. A B & B is our preference, when available. I can honestly say that we have never experienced three finer breakfasts than we had during our stay at Hughson Hall. Crab cakes, seafood Benedict, French toast, apple dumplings, spiralized fresh veggies, crepes, smoked duck, fresh fruit, parfaits — all beautifully served in the elegant dining room. We became convinced that George and Debra must never sleep. There was simply no other way they could have prepared such exquisite food without spending half of the night in the kitchen! We felt so very spoiled. If only we had the power to confer a Michelin Star on the Mackies and Hughson Hall! We have already made our reservations at Hughson for 2020 and 2021. We look forward to our next visit with great enthusiasm. Hughson Hall, like the productions at the Festival Theatre, deserves a standing ovation!"
*****If only there were more than 5 stars to give for Hughson Hall B&B in Stratford! Congenial hosts ‘par excellence’ Debra & George should be awarded crowns as the Queen and King of B&B hosting. They have refurbished their 1875 home to the highest quality standard for your most impressive and pleasurable experience. Antiques abound! Food is superb! It is home-made of local ingredients and presented with panache and creativeness! Chocolates on your pillow at night and even home-made chocolate truffles are offered after a sumptuous breakfast. Because so many Stratford actors stayed here during the early days of the theatre, expect to see props, photos and costumes throughout this gorgeous home. The bed suites are impeccable with near-by glowing fireplaces and luxurious ensuites. The entire ambiance is the epitome of what B&B ought to be. A soft tap at the door in the morning announces a welcome formal tray of delicious coffee or tea with treats. Soft classical music envelopes you in the elegant stairway with the enticing fragrance of home-made food wafting throughout this beautiful home when you gather for breakfast. I booked in the Fall and the autumn décor both inside and out was so lovely. Debra & George are very creative with their decorating in any season. Pamper yourself by booking Hughson Hall B&B at 220 Hibernia St. in Stratford, ON, Canada. You will be treated like royalty and feel like a character in ‘Downton Abbey’!
*****"Hughson Hall is the definition of hospitality. Thank you for the best experience ever!!" Be back soon - Jen & Wayne - Hamilton, ON
*****"The best vacation ever! Like visiting the best friends! Thanks - Jan & Irena
*****"Absolutely beautiful!! There is no other place like this in the world! Best hosts! We will be back!" Christine - Huntsville
*****"A great place to celebrate a special occassion - 55 years" Claudia & Harold
*****"Fantastic week! Amazing breakfasts, delightful hosts and funtimes!!" Seattle, USA David & Annie
*****"Thank you so much for a lovely stay and all the nice touches and details for our anniversary. One of the best B&B's we've stayed in (and we've stayed in a lot)!!" London, ON
*****"One word! "PERFECTION!!!" Julie
*****"A relaxing and peaceful place to take my BabyMoon. We took in a fantastic play (Music Man) at the Stratford Festival, strolled downtown Stratford, walked and admired the lovely homes on a lakeside walk back to Hughson Hall". Dianna & Stephen
*****"It was so nice to get away before the craziness ensues. Hughson Hall in Stratford was a wonderful and luxurious destination for Mark and I".
*****I want to give you 5 stars!! Our stay with you was absolutely fantastic. Our gourmet breakfast masterpieces each morning were amazing. I couldn't have been more pleased. You went way above and beyond in helping us with restaurant recommendations, the use of an iPhone charger and an extra suitcase rack. You are such a caring couple and I know you are in love with Hughson Hall. You have such attention to detail.
Thank you for allowing us to stay. Elaine
*****"Just do it! It is such a great excuse to reset, relax and reflect. Do anything or nothing. Hughson Hall even had ice cream and chocolate with breakfast. How much fun is that! Highly recommend!" Mary and Royanne
*****“My response is simple". As long as Debra and George are at Hughson Hall, there's no other place in Stratford that I will stay. It was a wonderful experience in so many ways - perfect for a sisters' weekend. I stand in awe of the food and the decorating, but most in awe of the genuine warm personalities of Debra and George. Fellow travelers can expect an oasis of calm, beauty, and elegance, hosted by two creative and caring people.” Mary
*****"We so enjoyed our stay at Hughson Hall! Our room was spacious with elegant furnishings and very comfortable bed. Breakfasts were amazing. Presentation and tastes were perfection! Last but not least, Debra and George are "simply the best" We arrived as guests and we lefts as friends. See you next year!"
Fort Mill, South Carolina
*****"We have travelled extensively and Hughson Hall Bed and Breakfast is the Best in the world! Warmest hospitality ever! Exquisite surrounds! The best breakfasts!"
*****"We felt thoroughly spoiled in every way during our stay here. The hosts, the fantastic breakfasts, our accommodation, and the marvelous ambience of the house and grounds, I have no doubt Hughson Hall will be the place to stay in Stratford."
*****"Wow! Where do I start with thanks for you? You were so amazing through the whole wedding process. As the big day approached I knew that I didn't need to stress because you two had my back and would make sure that everything was beautiful - and it was! You went above and beyond my expectations. You are AMAZING!!"
*****"We were treated far too well at Hughson Hall. The bed was too big, the food was too tasty. The decor was too decadent. The mansion was too massive. Please take it down a few notches lest we become accustomed to the Good Life. We are artists after all, we'll never have it this good again."
*****"Hughson Hall is the epitome of a bed and breakfast experience! Enjoyed the complimentary wine and cheese tray on the Juliet Balcony. So romantic and relaxing"
*****"Hughson Hall is a Victorian masterpeice. Staying there was like stepping back in time, but! - with all the modern conveniences and comforts. Comfy bed, linen and towels, individual controlled air-conditioning and heat, strong wifi, and private parking. All of the musts of a stay away. The surroundings are absorbing, with furniture and objects d'art of the Victorian era, and beautiful gardens. The house offers just two suites; the East and the West wing, each with ensuite bathrooms. There is way too much to write about, so I shall conclude by saying that the owners, Debra and George, are the ultimate hosts! Breakfast was a home-made, three-course affair with baked goods made that morning, culminating in an imaginative savoury 'main', different each day. Fresh coffee and juice is delivered to your suite each morning, prior to breakfast service in the glittering formal dining room. If there is anything you need, Debra and George will provide it! We can't think of anything that we didn't like!
*****"My husband has promised to serve me fruit in a martini glass and to play harp music while I eat it. Thank you for your example! One of your guests mentioned your joy of spirit, and I couldn't say it better. A pleasurable stay. Thank You!"