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The Harbour View Inn

1 Berczy St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3P5, Canada (City Center)
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The Harbour View Inn
Ranked #6 of 8 Barrie B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newmarket, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Rooms were a little lacking for the price, but my main issue is the 60$ late check-out fee. I woke with with horrible flu symptoms and needed a little extra time to compose my stomach and myself for the long drive home. Receptionist informed us that it was going to be an additional SIXTY DOLLARS TO STAY ONE EXTRA HOUR!... More

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed at the Harbour View Inn with family while visiting Barrie. Older, historic building. Quirky rooms; not fancy and a little tired but sparkling clean. Room 101 was spacious. Room 206 had nice view of lake, but a smaller room than 101. Small kitchenette in each -- suitable for breakfast, coffee, snacks. Quiet and good spot for our older kids... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I hate being taken advantage of. After seeing a number of positive reviews I booked The Harbour View Inn for my girlfriend and I on our way up to a wedding in the Muskokas. Frankly, the Inn was very poor value for the money. While the room was clean and the bedding was fine, the room itself and the service... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Somebody brilliant set up the room we had. It was the first one on the right on the main floor when you come into the hotel. The room has absolutely everything you need from wine glasses to a toaster. Nothing has been forgotten. There are even coasters for your coffee cups. Everything worked flawlessly. The bathroom, the little kitchen, all... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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116 reviews 116 reviews
37 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We have stayed at the Harbour View twice in the past three years, and both times we have enjoyed our stay. The location is convenient, the rates are reasonable, and the rooms are large. The beds are a bit creaky and I prefer a king-size rather than a queen. As other reviewers have noted, the decor is a bit worn,... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Very clean rooms, excellent location with a good view of Kempenfelt Bay. Walking one block will get you to the main downtown strips with shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Our room was upgraded to the penthouse suite which was a nice surprise. The couple we travelled with had nothing but great things to say about their room as well. Beautiful Victorian... More

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28 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The staff was very welcoming in this beautifully restored Victorian house, the room was charming, with antique furniture, lots of windows and a walk-in shower. It could be wonderful with some easy improvements: the pillows are old and worn, the bed would greatly benefit from a memory foam, and the bedspread/comforter is too heavy. A new duvet and the room... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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52 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I just didn't get this place. It was old and wonderful from the outside, but could do with modernising in the inside. We stayed for one night for a wedding party, and even the basics like sound insulation were lacking. This was our worst night sleep on our 2 week holiday. The noise from the other rooms was really bad... More

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Toronto, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I was in Barrie for a conference and stayed at Harbour View for two nights. Comparing the value with the other hotels in the area, Harbour View was, by far, the right choice for me. Pros: the rooms are a bit dated, but very clean and quiet! The bed was amazing to sleep in and I usually never sleep well... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

I recently traveled from Montreal, Quebec to attend an event in Barrie. The Harbourview Inn was located in the heart of Barrie and was close to everything I needed. The staff were friendly and welcoming and they even made special arrangements to accommodate my late check in time. The rooms were clean and the atmosphere was peaceful and relaxing. I... More

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Address: 1 Berczy St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3P5, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Barrie > City Center
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Harbour View Hotel
The Harbour View Inn Barrie, Ontario

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Harbour View Inn is located in the heart of Barrie at Berczy and Dunlop St. across from beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. Our visitors can walk to the downtown core in less than four minutes and be on the walking and cycling path around Kempenfelt Bay in less than two minutes. Our 1885 historic building has been carefully reconstructed to preserve its antique oak stairwells, high ceilings and Victorian window designs. The turn of the century atmosphere combined with modern technology and cloud-soft bedding make this an ideal location for today's business traveler. We have a beautiful property in a great location, and we are ready to serve you in a truly memorable way. We are determined at every level, to ensure your stay at Harbour View Inn is truly unforgettable. ... more   less 
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