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Quality Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   55 Hart Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 5M3, Canada (Formerly Travelodge Barrie)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in Barrie
paris ontario
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“Remarkable Transition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

When I last stayed at this building, it was a tired old Hotel.well,passed the time for a complete up-grade.Last September,Quality Inn took over from Travelodge, and did just that! I think that they did a pretty good job, doing so. The lobby was complely renovated, and is now a spacious,airy,aand bright area where you are greeted by the friendly front desk staff.Next to the lobby is the new breakfast area, where the focal point is the ceiling high stone fireplace, with a gas insert, and of course, all new tables, and chairs Behind the fireplace, is a little nook, where there is a small business area,and some easy chairs, where you can relax, and enjoy a cup of coffee, with the morning paper. All the corridors, and rooms have new carpeting, and the new pool area has a whirlpool bath, and the one wall is allglass,giving plenty of light into the room. My room had new beds, and bedding,and all the furniture, fixtures, drapery, and wall hangings were all brand new .Breakfast offered the bulk of the food in a separate room ,off the main eating area. The food offerings were scrambled eggs, and sausages,cereals, breads and rolls ,yogurt,wafflesd, and plenty of fresh, hot coffee.I understand that the final phase oif renovation, is to do some exterior work,which nwill include replacing the sliding doors in the ground floor rooms. This was a very pleasant stay, and I would reccommend it to all travellers, JERRY ..Paris Ontario

Room Tip: I always choose a ground floor room, away from the gym, and ice machine
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  • Stayed June 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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John T, General Manager at Quality Inn, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Hi Jerry,
Thanks for the great review!! It's really nice to know that you really appreciate all the renovations and hard work we've put into converting the Quality Inn Barrie into one of the top destinations to stay at while visiting Barrie....We have also now added 42"flat-screen tv's in every room for your viewing pleasure. Please do visit us again and we are proud to have you as one of our guests.
Best Regards,
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mississauga, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Is in a very nice location and would definitely go back for more stays. My family was very content in staying here and had no complaints. It had a very at home feeling. The service was excellent and the staff is very polite and helpful. The room was clean and everything was operational. The rooms are nice and spacious and have multiple facilities.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Planned another visit to the Barrie area and stayed here like always and was very happy to see the new look. Great renos done recently and pleasant surprise of the hot continental breakfast now included, which is rare as most continentals are cold cereal and muffins. Great variety of food and everything was well stocked! Staff was pleasant as always and room our was great... New Tvs a nice surprise ! We will be back in the summer again as this place is consistently an A+ for us!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The room was clean, it was decent looking. The bathroom was not fully finished, you could tell it needed some extra touches after the renovation. Definetly not worth the $120 I paid after taxes, a little lower than than would have been ok. The breakfast sitting area was tiny, look big in the picture but it's not. Ran out of milk and the breakfast area where the food is was so tiny we were crammed in there waiting for our food. Eggs were ok.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Spent 4 nights at this hotel, first impressions were that it was a great location which I got for a great price direct from their website. While checking in I needed the addition of an additional nights stay which wasn't a problem at all, very accommodating. We were placed on a second floor room which was a smaller size, but for 2 people was fine. The friday and saturday nights were sold out with what appeared to be a hockey tournament. The hotel became busy and loud at this time but what else is to be expected in the winter on a weekend. The first 2 mornings we attempted to have the hot breakfast (between 8:30-9) and decided against it because of the massive line and lack of seating. There were only a few things that really urged me. The first being the lack of handicapped parking. For having a sold out hotel, and a few feet of snow, having one handicapped parking spot became a free-for-all. We had to ask one person to move their truck because they didn't have a sticker but "needed to plug their truck in". The second is the flooring in the lobby. Unless your shoes/boots are 100% dry, you WILL fall. I slipped once and gave myself a nice bruise on the knee from it. It is SO dangerous, so please stay on the mats. The last thing was an incident involving the wifi. My husband and myself both have laptops, phones and tabs which we were using with the wifi. On our third evening both our laptops would not connect to the internet. We tried with all our other electronics with no success. I had called down to the front desk to see if it was working down there. I was greeted with " Yes, its working down here, its working fine." Being technologically inclined, I knew all that needed to be done was to reset the router. I was told " well you have to be on the network with the strongest signal" ….obviously. Being spoken to like I was the person in the wrong is pretty sad when what your request is simply "guest service". I even went down to see if there was a wired connection to use (which there is not) The attitude I got was pretty horrible and being someone who has worked in the hospitality industry is negligent. Besides these incidents the hotel is good for the price.

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  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

A "Choice Club" Member for many years, my wife and I have stayed at their locations across North America (and Europe).
This particular Quality Inn was just converted from a Travelodge. Although renovations are said to be complete, there remains a lot of upgrading to do to achieve the standards most Choice Club Members would expect.
Our ground floor room had a direct outdoor entrance (including a sliding screen door) - great potential. However, with no indoor sliding door to protect against the outside cold (or heat in the summer) it left a significant draft when the only sliding door was closed. A replacement door and casing is certainly in order for Room 117.
The TV worked flawlessly. Furnishings were quite good. The desk chair may suite some - but I almost flipped over backwards as it goes way back before providing any support. This was also the case with the desk chair at the computer in the lobby. Strange?
The heater in Room 117 was inconsistent - either blowing cold air, or barely warm. The hotel quickly offered us a very effective space heater with specific temperature setting controls. This was very much appreciated and was more then sufficient to get us comfortably through the very cold night outside (-23C). When we left, our room heater had decided to work and was belting out the heat. We reported the issue to the Front Desk and hope that it will be resolved.
The bathroom in our room was clean and well equipped - but we had to use the heater to warm up the room sufficiently to be able to take a bath and shower.
The breakfast room was adequate in size, and had good hot and cold options from which to choose. However, being directly in front of the entranceway to the motel, the room temperature quickly dropped from adequate to bone chilling cold when anyone entered or left the building. Reason: the inside door was broken, and had obviously been for some time (no attempt to ensure that drafts were deflected from the breakfast area - pity the check in staff who worked there on cold days/evenings).
DANGEROUS ENTRANCE: The ceramic tiles in the lobby and swimming pool areas are deadly slippery. This is not acceptable and could result in very serious accidents.
It is not fair to judge a motel by one stay. We will, therefore, return in May or June when passing through the area again. Hopefully any deficiencies noted this time will be fixed. There is much potential for this location - but additional renovations are certainly needed.

Room Tip: Drive up rooms are available on the first floor.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stratford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Spent two nights here during an Orillia hockey tournament. So coming and going. A nice facility..central to shopping and restaurants.
Breakfast was not too bad, but ran out of food and certain items.
Rooms were comfortable and clean.
Pool was a hit with the girls!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 55 Hart Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 5M3, Canada (Formerly Travelodge Barrie)
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Barrie
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Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in Barrie
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Hotel Class:2 star — Quality Inn 2*
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