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BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35 Hart Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 5M3, Canada   |  
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Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
port credit,ontario, canada
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“BEST HOTEL IN BARRIE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I just finish stay at the Best Western Royal Oak in. The check in was quick and professional, the desk person i believe her name was Arlene was overly welcoming and gave us everything we needed to make our stay wonderful. i stayed on the 4th floor and had a large oversized roon which smelled very clean and had plenty of room to spread out. There was no noise at night which resulted in a great night sleep in a wonderful bed and lots of pillow. The shower had lots of pressure and the bathroom was well lit. I had a great free breakfast the next morning and went on my way.
i recommend this hotel, and i will be back soon.

Room Tip: ask for the new wing and the fourth floor, facing north.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank keonii
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
We enjoy hearing from our guests! Thank you for both recommending our hotel and stating we are the "Best Hotel in Barrie". We are proud to have received Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence for 2013 & 2014!

We have a wonderful team and we want to ensure our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us. We are glad you had a positive experience and a good nights sleep! Many of our guests enjoy the complimentary Hot Breakfast each morning. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Sudbury
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99 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We are always well treated at this BW. We have been here many times these past few years. Very nice staff. A great morning breakfast. Handy location to the 400. Many hotel improvements in recent years.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service

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Thank randy1941
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
It is a pleasure to welcome our guests back to the Best Western Royal Oak Inn! Our staff enjoy seeing you each visit and we are happy you noticed the improvements we have made as we continue to re-invest in our hotel! We agree that we have a great complimentary Hot Breakfast and it has become a favourite with many of our guests. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again on your next visit to Barrie!
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vaughan, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I found rests of beer cases in the fridge, the sliding door to the parking lot was open, towels were missing, the entry keys to the room didn't work. All this while I was away working. I reported to the desk and asked to see the security cameras footage but they refused. STAY AWAY OF THIS S-HOLE.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Bernardo K
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your recent visit. We want to assure you that the camera footage has been viewed by Management and no one had access to your guestroom. Each guestroom has a mini fridge for our guests' convenience and we apologize if our housekeeping missed anything in the fridge. Guest room keys can become unusable if they are put near a cell phone or anything magnetic. Our Guest Services would be happy to provide new room keys upon request. Thank you for your input.
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Goderich, Canada
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

this hotel is very clean and the people working there are friendly. has a nice pool and hot tub. the breakfast was excellent; it had sausages, bacon and cold hard boiled eggs for protein. the lady working in the breakfast room had orientation the day before and it was her first time solo; she was excellent. the hotel is easy to get to. they did run out of towels at the pool and they could have had 2 waffle makers but those are the only things I noticed could be improved. The beds were very comfortable, there were 3 people in the room and we all slept great.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank BarbR57
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
We are pleased you enjoyed your experience at our hotel and had a great sleep. Thank you for sharing your comments about our friendly staff and the cleanliness of our property. We are glad you found our complimentary hot breakfast to be excellent. On busy weekends, towels can run out when guests use multiple towels and we apologize for this inconvenience. Once again, thank you for your comments and we look forward to serving you again!
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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

First of all, we notice a soil comforter on our bed, then all night we heard voices coming from all around... babies, kids, men screaming, the place is not insulated for noise. I felt like scratching all night. I just felt llike this place needs a good cleaning, feels grungy, smelly! So.... we crossed over to the Quality Inn next door, yes it look older from the outside, but so much better inside then the Best Western... there we had everything up to our expectation and stayed for the rest of our vacation.

Room Tip: Quality Inn... Perfect place, you will be surprised!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Natty_1974
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Your satisfaction is important to us! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Based on the information you provided, you did not stay in our Traditional Section as it does not offer comforters but instead triple sheet bedding. The remainder of our rooms were completed a few years ago and typically our guests really enjoy them. We apologize for any inconveniences you had and our Guest Services would have been happy to provide you with another room. We would be happy to speak to you directly.
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Alta, Utah
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice room, clean, good pool, good beds, breakfast good, and easy to find. Typical of Best Western quality and would stay there again if in the area. Not many restaurants within walking distance but some fast food ones.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank rraln4
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive comments about our hotel. It is nice to know you found our guestrooms to be nice, clean and have good beds. We are also pleased you enjoyed our complimentary hot breakfast! We have partnered with a few restaurants very close to our property including The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. There are a variety of fabulous restaurants in our downtown area, just a couple of minutes drive from our hotel. We look forward to your next visit to Barrie and staying with us again!
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Canton, New York
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stayed in Barrie for 4 nights while visiting family. We've stayed at this hotel once before and we really enjoy it. The rooms are big with plenty of space for a family to move around. Fast internet, very friendly staff. The pool and hot tub are nice (the pool is more of a half pool) as is the exercise room. Breakfast is a little cramped. The dining area seems to get fairly busy and the kids had to wait in line for quite a while to get to the waffle maker. My suggestion would be to invest in another one of these to help speed along the traffic along the counter. Hotel looks to be away from amenities, however it is close to a Tim Hortons, Popeye's, Subway, gas stations and a few blocks away is a drug store and grocery store. It is also located close to the 400, but positioned so that you don't hear the noise of traffic. Excellent value and a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service

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Thank Heather W
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
We are pleased you stayed with us on your recent visit with family! Many guests enjoy the size of our guestrooms. We will be sure to pass along your comments about our friendly staff. On those busy mornings, we often will open our meeting room for additional seating at breakfast. We also provide trays for those guests who wish to dine in the privacy of their guestroom. We continue to make adjustments to our breakfast area and appreciate your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our convenient location. We look forward to serving you again!
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Address: 35 Hart Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 5M3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Barrie
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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