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“Great hospitality. ” 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
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great hospitality. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stayed here for a week while looking for a long term place to live in the fall.
Rooms were clean well taken care of hotel. Pool was clean and well maintained.
While we were staying we were Invited to the managers reception. Which was a free drinks wine and beer and finger foods. Had a chance to meet other guest who were displaced after the tornado that had just went thru Angus. The hotel was taking care of the guest and entertaining their children so the parents could have a few minutes to themselves.
It is great to see a hotel go out their way to look after the guests.
This is one of the reasons I always stay at this chain of hotels.
Great job to he staff and management of this hotel.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • 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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Brockville, Ontario, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have a few minimum standards when travelling on business. Quick check-in, clean everywhere, good sleeping conditions and an office away from home. This location fufilled none of my minimum standards.

At check-in the desk only had one other person arriving (this was at 10p.m., and the clerk kept answering the phone. Once I did check in the directions to the room were difficult to understand and there is no elevator so one needs to drag your suitcase and briefcase up several flights of stairs. The stairwell had an unusual and not pleasant odour to it and the rooms are very dated and worn out. The chairs are strategically placed to cover the stains on the carpet. In my room there was no desk, only a round table and no available electrical outlet so you will be forced to unplug things to charge the many devices business people travel with. The hotel was extremely noisy ensuring that I only had 3 hours sleep, preparing me very well for presentations the next day.

I did have a wonderful run along the lake in the morning, however I am certain we can find another hotel for my next business trip to Barrie.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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GMHIBARIIE, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments from your past stay. Although we never enjoy hearing that one of our guests did not have an enjoyable stay, we do look at these as an opportunity to grow. All of our King bedrooms as well as our Executive Rooms have a large workstation and desk for our guests. There are accessible outlets right on the desk as well for your convenience, and our Executive Rooms also have elevator access to them. We would love for you to return and enjoy the comfort of one of our Executive Rooms the next time that you are in Barrie.
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Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Was there for two nights and had rented 2 conference rooms as well. All hotel amenities were great, then staff were friendly and helpful. The porter looking after the hotel was fantastic and the best service I have had when renting a conference room. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMHIBARIIE, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments on Tripadvisor. At the Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel and Conference Center, we take pride on our excellent customer service. We are delighted that our staff were able to create that WOW factor for you! We very much look forward to your return!
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Timmins, Canada
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great hotel, great service, great location!!! Sitting here enjoying an absolutely wonderful breakfast buffet for under $12!! Servers are lovely, especially Adrienne, and it was a true pleasure meeting Chef Paul... Absolutely fabulous... I'll be back tomorrow morning!

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Barrie, Canada
1 review
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

On Mon. May 12th., my husband and I decided to dine at the Tattinger restaurant located within the Holiday Inn, Barrie. We were married there 35 years ago to the day and thought it would be nice to return, see the changes and relive wonderful memories. During conversation with our waitress, Jenny, we mentioned why we were there. She spoke to the Food and Beverages Manager, Joseph Shinto, who offered us complimentary appetizers and later accompanied us on a tour around the premises, including the room in which we were married and the adjoining room where we had our reception.

We thoroughtly enjoyed our evening. Our waitress was attentive but not too much so, the food was delicious and plentiful and we were left to spend time to quietly reminisce. All in all, we couldn't have asked for a better anniversary dinner.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHIBARIIE, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thank you so much for your comments on Tripadvisor. We are glad you two were once again able to enjoy your time here at the Holiday Inn Barrie. We look forward to sharing future milestones with you. Happy Anniversary from all of us here!
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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stayed for two nights and had a room in the tower block, overlooking the 'courtyard'. Very quiet. Room was spotless. Appreciated the newer fridge for food and drink storage, and it has a very quiet operation. Restaurant was also very clean and the service was very helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: If you are sensitive to highway noise, be sure to ask for a room away from the highway side.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great service from start to finish at the Holiday Inn Barrie on Fairview Rd. Front Desk was very helpful, room was clean and accomodating, pool, sauna and hot tub was awesome and all staf were very friendly.

  • Stayed August 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, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments about our hotel. Here at the Holiday Inn Barrie, we take pride in ensuring each and every guest experiences the best customer service possible. We very much look forward to your next visit!
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre

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
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel 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 Tattinger's Restaurant & Lounge. 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, #89. 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. Tattinger's 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. On Sundays you will delight in a delectable Brunch Buffet from 11am until 2pm. 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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