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“Very Nice Stay” 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
British Columbia, Canada
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53 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very Nice Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed here last year and liked our stay, so we decided to book again this year.

The rooms are nice and neat, pretty standard for any hotel chain. Complimentary mini bottle of water, and a nice flat screen TV. Bathrooms are up to date and more modern.

The restaurant Tattingers (I think that's how you spell it) has amazing breakfast. Not continental breakfast - real, excellent breakfast, with hot eggs, bacon, sausage, cut up fruits, porridge, pancakes, french toast, as well as yogurts, juices, and milk. Would highly recommend the buffet breakfast, and if possible, get a free breakfast buffet voucher included with your room fee.

If we are in the Barrie area again, we will likely stay here again. We didn't use the pool or fitness area, but it looked not too busy when we passed by there. With the fall-like weather, no one was using the outdoor pool either :) It is a comfortable stay, and we mostly love coming here because the breakfast is so good.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The hotel was somewhat nice. The hotel had free breakfast, free wifi, outdoor and indoor pool. The problem about this hotel is that some rooms are smoking room which I don't like. We had to 2 times around the hotel. The first time when we were sleeping I started to smell smoke in the room so I call the front desk to tell them that I smelled smoke so they move me to another room. The second room was even better because there was no smoke at all and this at 1:30 in the morning.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMHIBARIIE, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments. We apologize for the room move, but are glad that we got you into a nicer room. We look forward to your next visit with us!
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North Bay, Canada
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our yearly family reunion was another success. Thanks to Holiday Inn Barrie for once again going above and beyond. We met many new staff members, even being new they still provided service above and beyond. Savannah and Sandy front desk you both have excellent customer service, our check in was great. Our room once again met all our needs. Our grandkids enjoyed the pool both inside and outside.
We ate in Tattingers and thrilled to see our server Jenny. Met new Server Kristy. Once again awesome service, friendly smile, the grandkids love her. Food was plentiful, although we did miss fresh fruit on breakfast buffet, we have always had fresh strawberries and blueberries and this visit both mornings this was not seen. We saw a big difference in Breakfast Buffet, sparse. Most definitely missed the Prime Rib Buffet, but we were informed bigger and better menu is forthcoming. Thanks again Holiday Inn Barrie.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, August 9, 2014
Than you so much for your kind review. We pride ourselves in the level of service that we offer here and are happy to hear that you had the chance to meet some of our newer staff. We look forward to seeing some familiar faces next time!
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The service at this hotel was great! The front desk agent was very friendly and helpful. We asked for extra towels and housekeeping had them to us within minutes (faster service than I have seen in many luxury hotels). The kids loved the pool! In the past we have stayed at other hotels in Barrie, but this is by far the best one yet.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHIBARIIE, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments! We were delighted to have you stay with us, and are glad that you enjoyed the pool. Prompt service is very important to us here, and are glad that our team was able to help you out as quick as possible. We look forward to your next visit at the Holiday Inn Barrie
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Colborne, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The front desk staff were very friendly and accommodating. The room was extremely clean and comfortable. They were able to accommodate our party of five in one room which some hotels will not. We asked for a late check in and a cot to be added to the room and everything was ready for us when we arrived late and tired from a long trip.

I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It was nice to get the family out of the house and out of the heat at the same time by having a little "weekend getaway" at this hotel. The night we stayed was pleasant, and the kids loved swimming in the massive outdoor pool!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I recently stayed in Barrie for a week and it was a great experience. The rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, location great and service was good.
Cheryl, the Group Sales Manager was fantastic! - Thank you for the extra effort.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Barrie on Business or Leisure.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
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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