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“Very pleased !” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Comfort Inn - Barrie/Essa Road

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Comfort Inn - Barrie/Essa Road
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   210 Essa Rd., Barrie, Ontario L4N 3L1, Canada   |  
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Ranked #13 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Toronto, Canada
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very pleased !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed May 25 with one dog - was very pleased with room offered as pet-friendly. It was on ground floor very close to outside doors and was very clean. Friendly checkin staff. Will definitely use this hotel again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CIB-Manager, Front Office Manager at Comfort Inn - Barrie/Essa Road, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Thank you for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to offer you and your pet a clean comfortable room here in Barrie. It is rewarding to all of our staff to hear that you enjoyed your stay and will definitely return.

Thank you

Holly Houle
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Timmins, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Recently stayed for a week-end get away. Conveniently located between Vaughn Mills (shopping) and Casino Rama. Rooms were large and well kept except for a few stains on the lounge chairs. Slept well as beds were very comfortable and room was surprisingly quiet. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was ok but very limited seating and not much room to maneuver. Enjoyed great wings at the Sticky Fingers Pub across the street.
Would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CIB-Manager, Front Office Manager at Comfort Inn - Barrie/Essa Road, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am glad you found your accommodation comfortable and our knowledgeable staff friendly. I have forwarded your concerns and attention will be given to spot cleaning lounge chairs. Our hot breakfast is very popular but unfortunately, due to available space our seating is limited which makes for some congestion during busy times. I am glad you were able to enjoy wings at one of our local venues. I look forward to seeing you again..

Holly Houle
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Toronto
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night, in March, for business. Hallways not so nice but rooms clean and large. Bed was comfortable. Our room was next to fire doors that kept slamming shut so that was annoying. Breakfast was good. Did not like the coffee. Thankfully there is a Tim Horton's right next door. Would stay again if on business again in the area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CIB-Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Comfort Inn - Barrie/Essa Road, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback, we can only improve with essential comments like what you have given us. Hearing that you were happy with your room size ,and cleanliness makes us very happy. We are in the very near future starting with a different type of coffee, so hopefully you will enjoy that more. Breakfast is a great start to the day so we are happy to hear that you took advantage of our hot breakfast, and enjoyed it.

Thanks again for your kind words and hopefully we will see you again soon.

Holly Houle
Front Desk Manager
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Espanola, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a great location, just off Hwy 400. It is easy to find and easy to get to.
Comfort Inn is close to great shopping and restaurants. It is close to the Mapleview Shopping area that has almost everything you need. It is just a few miles north of the Cookstown Tanger Shopping Outlet.
The rooms were clean and temperature was easy to control.
There was a microwave, fridge, coffee machine and hair dryer in the room.
In the morning, there is a great free serve yourself breakfast. There were scrambled eggs, muffins, fruit, bread, waffles, coffee, cereal etc. available.
The staff was pleasant.

  • Stayed April 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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CIB-Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Comfort Inn - Barrie/Essa Road, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here, and hopefully you found everything you needed while you were shopping. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we are glad you took full advantage of our hot breakfast, and enjoyed it.
We look forward to your return, and have a great day.

Thank you
Holly Houle
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Ontario, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We were on the third floor which was reserved by Expedia. Our end of the hall was fine but the other end reeked of smoke. We were fine even though we aren't smokers. Staff was pleasant. Complimentary breakfast was very good. Room was big, clean and pleasant. We had an Rv and were able to park it in their parking. Little tight but doable. We were happy here.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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CIB-Manager, Front Office Manager at Comfort Inn - Barrie/Essa Road, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. On the third floor at the very end of the building, we do still have smoking rooms. I apologize that the hallway smelt of smoke. We have the smoking section separated by a set of fire doors, however, even with regular cleaning and deodorizing sometimes you may still smell smoke. I'm so glad you enjoyed your room and that you took advantage of our delicious hot breakfast.

Again thank you so much for your response, and we hope to see you in the very near future.

Holly Houle
Guest Services Manager
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East Gwillimbury, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Booked this room on unpublished rates on Expedia and got a fairly good rate. When I called to ask for early check in and 2 beds in the room the hotel told me "we have you booked for 2 beds and early check in is no problem in a smoking room" I told them that on my confirmation that it said non smoking room. They stated that expedia requested smoking and they were completely booked. I called expedia and stated this and they insisted that they didn't request that. After arriving at hotel and talking to staff they said that they always request smoking rooms and they don't know why as most people don't want smoking rooms.

Hotel itself is ok and ok rooms. A little dated and smoking floor(3rd) just reaked in the halls and room wasn't too bad but had window open the whole time with the heat going. Free cont. breakfast which was nice. I don't think I would stay here again if I was staying in Barrie. Maybe stay at Monte Carlo or Holiday inn.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CIB-Manager, Front Office Manager at Comfort Inn - Barrie/Essa Road, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank You for your detailed comment. We appreciate comments such as yours as this allows us to provide our guests with the best possible experience during their stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites. We are taking the necessary steps to ensure that bookings made through 3rd Parties, such as Expedia Unpublished rates, no longer have access to our smoking rooms. Our goal is always to provide our guests with a relaxed and comfortable stay while visiting our hotel.
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MITCHELL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Stayed for 3 days, february 8, 9, 10....Always a pleasure and always well taken care of. The front desk staff are wonderful.....Best price in Barrie...Breakfast is good for a hotel and lots of it. We always stay here when we come to barrie.

Room Tip: no elevator but some rooms are accessable from the lobby and also door #3
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CIB-Manager, Front Office Manager at Comfort Inn - Barrie/Essa Road, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank You for sharing your experience. Our staff strive to exceed guest expectations by providing a warm and welcoming stay.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with the Comfort Inn & Suites on Essa.


We look forward to being at your service when you visit Barrie in the future.


Thanks again
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Address: 210 Essa Rd., Barrie, Ontario L4N 3L1, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Barrie
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #13 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn - Barrie/Essa Road 2.5*
Number of rooms: 87
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