My son's hockey team and parents enjoyed a two night stay at the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Barrie. We were greeted by competant, courteous staff and were able to check in a bit early to accomodate our schedule. I was happy to see how close the hotel was to Hwy 400, made our travel time to and from games much more predictable.
The rooms were clean and comfortable, spacious enough to handle our bags & hockey gear. My kids loved the beds and the pillows!! And for once the room was not too hot. The boys enjoyed the pool/hot tub area very much. Although their mini stick games were shut down right away by hotel staff, they were respectful and in turn so were we.
I was impressed by the breakfast buffet, I usually pass on it but went there just before they closed @ 10:00am and found it still stocked with both hot and cold food choices.
All in all a very pleasant stay! We hope to be back next year.