I was in Barrie to visit family and decided to stay at this Holiday Inn and was pretty happy. I thought the "Express" was a different type of Holiday Inn, but it turned out to be really fresh and clean and very quiet. So quiet I did not hear anything even though there was some wedding party of some type of group staying, I would recommend it and found the beds prefect for sleeping. (Sometimes hotels can differ from each other, but this one has really good beds). When I asked for directions around Barrie the staff were very helpful and even found me some brochures and map to help. Maybe it was a routine kind of things, but way better service.. And the breakfast was excellent too.