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“Excellent food and service” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 Fairview Rd, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3, Canada   |  
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Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I just spent 2 weeks at the Holiday Inn Barrie and I recommend it highly for several reasons. One the service could not be beat. Check in was quick and room was immaculate the entire 2 weeks I was there. The staff was friendly and courteous. The best part of the 2 weeks was the food from Tattingers and the room service. Their soups were made on site and every day featured a different soup as well as their butternut squash and french onion. The panko crusted lobster ravioli and soup of the day were perfect for my evening room service. Thank you everyone for making my 2 week stay so pleasant.
Carol P

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you so much for your complimentary review. We are so pleased to hear you had such an outstanding stay. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Barrie.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Family had reunion in Barrie. We chose Holiday Inn Barrie due to excellent visits before. Check in was fast and efficient. Rooms were clean and had a refreshing smell. Weather was to our advantage, spent much time in outdoor pool. Had lunch on Patio, kids called it a Picnic. It was so refreshing to be able to sit outside, enjoy our lunch and drinks, at the same time watch over the outdoor pool. Great Prime Rib Buffet Saturday evening,

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing the Holiday Inn Barrie as your choice hotel for your family reunion. We are so pleased that we could make this special time a memorable one for you.
Thank you once again and we hope in the future we can be at your service.
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Niagara Falls, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Holiday Inn in Barrie for a wedding. Room was great and very clean. I just had to write this review for the fantastic meal we had at the hotel. We decided to go downstairs and have dinner. What a great decision! The food was fantastic! You have to try the chicken parm. Best I ever had. To top it off Chef Paul personally served our dinner. We had great service there with Jenny being our waitress. On Sunday we had a great breakfast buffet with Chef Paul personally coming to our table and making sure everything was to our liking. Again, buffet was excellent. Thanks Chef Paul and thanks to Jenny too. I wish Chef Paul was closer to our area so we could enjoy that dinner more often. We are planning another trip to Barrie and we will absolutely definitely be enjoying another meal with Chef Paul. Beth C

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you so much for your complimentary review. The Holiday Inn Barrie looks forward to your next stay with us! We are excited to let our staff know how their customer service has pleased our guests. Thank you once again.
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Stevensville, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

My wife and I attended a wedding in Barrie and the wedding party booked the HI for guests. We were so amazed by the treatment. Arrived Friday night and went to the restaurant in the hotel for dinner. Chef Paul was amazing. He personally attended to our dinner. We ordered the ribs and they were done to perfection. Chef Paul checked regularly to ensure we were satisfied. At breakfast on Sunday, again Chef Paul saw to it that our breakfast as good as Friday's dinner. The breakfast buffet was fresh and delicious. When we finally finished, Chef Paul gave us a personal thank you for attending. Our waitress Jenny was equally gracious and fun. We had a terrific stay and Jenny and Paul played a very large part in making our stay so enjoyable. The room was terrific. Large and comfortable. Will stay here again when we are in the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing the Holiday Inn Barrie as your place to stay while in town.
We are so thrilled you had an excellent time and we are excited to let our staff know how much their hard work and dedication to the job has pleased our customers. Thank you once again.
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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Spacious, clean and modern rooms. Heated bathroom floors. Short distance from the highway. High speed wireless internet included in the price of the room. Mini fridge. Balcony. Access to an outdoor pool and full service restaurant. Reasonably price room service. Flat screen TV with a good selection of channels. Fully stocked with coffee and tea. Very quick and pleasant check in on a Saturday summer evening. Smoking rooms available if preferred.

Bit confused what the person a few posts below me saw to describe this as a $69 hotel - for $110+tax on Canada day weekend, you don't get much better value than this. By no means is it in the sub $100 category and I've stayed in worse places for much more expensive in Canada and around the world.

Overall nothing to complain about except it's a bit of a walk from the lobby to the room I'm in (area 3).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you so much from all the staff at the Holiday Inn Barrie. We are excited to see you had an excellent stay and we look forward to having you back again in the future.
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Sudbury, Canada
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76 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I stayed in this hotel with a group of co-workers and this trip to Barrie was booked by our office's travel agency. Our Corporate rate was $109 CDN/night. I was not impressed.

Yes, there is ample parking but that's about it as far as positive comments. We were booked into the second floor of the rear section - an older, two story, motel-like part of the hotel. Now, it's only one floor up and I would not normally complain but there is no elevator to that floor. Annoying when I've got a large, wheeled suitcase (for my 4 day stay) two laptops, shoes and jackets. At the end of the day, I just want to go straight to my room in one easy step. Now, the next problem starts - I can't get into the room. Long story short, went back to the front desk for new swipe keys.

Next evening after a long day of work, my co-worker, who stayed across the hall, could not access his room. He had to go all the way to the front desk for a replacement set of swipe cards. Staff said he must have kept the cards too close to his cell 'phone. Day after that, it was my turn again - no swipe card access. Called front desk from my co-worker's room and has them come up to me with a new set of cards. Fellow that arrived suggested that I might have kept the cards too close to my cell 'phone EXCEPT, I don't have a cell 'phone with me on this trip. When pressed, they agreed they were having 'some issues' with the system.

Yes, this is an older place that has seen better days. Within a very short distance, just across the highway, are two much nicer places I've stayed in previously and reviewed here on Trip Advisor. Both are a more pleasant option and all are similarly priced.

Anything else? On the plus side, they do still have the old, traditional Holiday Inn heated bathroom floor. There is also the option of fresh air from the opening patio doors but the sound of the highway traffic soon takes the pleasure out of that.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you for your complimentary review about your stay at the Holiday Inn Barrie. Our hotel has been recently renovated and updated in the last two years and we are disappointed to read your comments about the location of your guest room. This section of the hotel is actually in high demand due to the easy access, the balconies and the selection of room types available. Next time your staying in the Barrie area, and if you would like to give us another try, we do have the Executive Tower rooms available with easy elevator access.
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Angus, Canada
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49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This Holiday Inn is located just off the highway. There are restaurants and shopping close by. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet had the usual breakfast fare. There ia plenty of free parking as well as an indoor and outdoor pool.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
The Holiday Inn Barrie wants to thank you for your generous review.
We are very excited to see you had a comfortable stay. We hope the next time your in town we get to have the pleasure of seeing you again.
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Address: 20 Fairview Rd, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Barrie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel and Conference Centre welcomes you to Barrie, Ontario. The Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel and Conference Centre is a recently renovated hotel with 161 guest rooms, large indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, hot tub, business centre and Spynn Restaurant. The Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel and Conference Centre is located in the central part of Barrie Ontario, close to the business district, entertainment, great shopping, and near-by restaurants. The Holiday Inn is located directly off Highway 400, at Essa Rd. exit, #94. The hotel is located right beside the Mandarin Restaurant in Barrie Ontario. If you are traveling from Pearson Airport we are an hour drive North on Highway 400. Spynn Restaurant is located right on property where kids under 12 eat free when applicable. This full service restaurant serves a full breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre offers a "sleep-in" Sunday special to all guests who wish to extend their check-out. ... more   less 
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