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“No toiletries, small tub” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario

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Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   150 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, Ontario L4N 1B2, Canada   |  
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Ranked #16 of 17 hotels in Barrie
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Barrie
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving up to the building I was pleased with what I saw. The desk clerk was friendly but required me to pay up front at check in (have always paid at check out at other places I have stayed). The moment I unlocked the door and before I had chance to set down my bags the phone in the room was ringing. When I answered it I was told it was a courtesy call from the front desk asking me if the room was ok. Since I had just opened the door and then made a dash for the phone, I had not had time to take a look around and told the person on the other end of the phone that the room was find. After hanging up the phone and looking around I instantly regretted my answer. There were stains on the dirty looking carpet, stains on the fabric chairs, writing on the ceiling in black magic marker. My husband pulled back the covers to reveal a brown stain on the pillow case and a big cigarette burn hole in the sheets of our non smoking room. A section of the carpet under a desk had not been vacuumed or cleaned in a long time as there was not only lint & hair but also balled up garbage. The counter top in the bathroom was hanging off the wall and there was hair in the bathtub. After seeing all this we lifted the edge of the mattress to make sure there were no bedbugs and there was hair there also. It was the dirtiest room I have ever stayed in and would not recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Barrie
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I will start by saying the location was convenient to reach off Hwy 400
When I arrived I noticed the parking lot was poorly lit and i was unsure were the main office was. Registration was awkward and unpleasurable, simply because of their thick Pakistan accent.
Once in the room I couldn't help but notice the smell coming from the old broadloom and linen. On the wall over the bed was a picture covering damage from a old water leak/ beside the picture somebody wrote MOLD on the wall with an arrow pointing to the damage.
There was an obvious structural issue with the building because the floor had a distinctive pitch to it. I had to walk up hill to the washroom.
I woke up a couple of times during the night to siren (Fire trucks) I later found out the hotel is located directly across the street from a major city Fire Hall.I booked for 2 nights and decided to cut my Barrie visit short, I didn't want to stay there one more night.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Amazing staff. Our band stayed here and had a great time.
Good prices, very friendly staff. They went above and beyond, helped us print stuff at no charge, gave us a tooth brush.
Great time!
We had a late check out. And the cleaning lady was very beautiful :D

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario

Address: 150 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, Ontario L4N 1B2, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Barrie
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 17 hotels in Barrie
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario 1.5*
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