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Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario

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150 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, Ontario L4N 1B2, Canada
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently a few ladies and I stayed at the Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario for a girls night. The staff delivered exceptional customer service even before we checked in. Vijay was welcoming, friendly, and informative during our telephone booking. He answered all questions honestly. Once we checked in, staff advised us our their delicious continental breakfast. Later that evening... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Honestly, I think being in prison would be nicer than staying in this dump. We reserved a queen room. Arrived to a room with one full bed - not even a double! Shower was dirty with visible black hairs all over the tiles and had clearly not been cleaned before our arrival. Room smelled like a portapotty. The power went... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With a large crew of scouts, it is about value and convenience over amenities. Ho Jo's help keep our costs in check and the staff was attentive and responsive.

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Port Carling, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Experienced ageism as the manager charged me for a deposit but not my parents (who are not considered seniors, as he wrongly assumed). I was told I would receive my deposit in 24 to 48 hours. However, he misinformed me, as I had to wait five days. Overcharged for a small dog (the website says pet friendly but with a... More 

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Mallorytown
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

would not go back to this motel location. floor above was very squeaky, and bed was not comfortable. also the Air conditioner was not putting out cold air.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Whenever I am staying in Barrie for the night I will go to the Howard Johnson! It's very close to the clubs and bars downtown and it's a very laid back but safe place to stay! The staff were super friendly and accommodating and the room was clean. Can't wait to go back :)

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BJ_Parmar, General Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario, responded to this review

We can't wait to have you back! Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you got to see some of what Barrie has to offer. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I had a really great stay at this hotel even though it was for one night. My name is Ashley and Bj the manager was very helpful and really good to us. We will for sure be coming back soon! We were right downtown the room was great and we were so close to everything that it was amazing.

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BJ_Parmar, General Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario, responded to this review

Hi Ashley, thanks for leaving us a review! I'm glad that you were happy with my service, and our rooms. Be sure to book a room ahead of time, we get quite busy in the summer! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This motel is close to down town but I would recommend staying in a different hotel. My friends and I were watched constantly and it could have been cleaner. I understand having guests per room regulations, but we had 2 friends drinking in our room and were harassed the entire time..... Definitely wouldn't have those problems in a hotel.

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