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Holiday Inn Express Barrie
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   506 Bryne Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 6E7, Canada   |  
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Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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“Good Place to Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Holiday Inn Express is a mid-priced hotel chain within the InterContinental Hotels Group family of brands catering to business travelers and short-term stays. This particular Holiday Inn Express is pet-friendly and just off Highway 400 close to downtown Barrie on Bryne Drive. Checking in is quick and easy. Amenities include a business centre, free breakfast, free parking, a fitness centre, free WiFi, and a swimming pool. Note that the fitness centre is very basic. Rooms are both spacious and clean and feature triple-sheeted bedding, microwaves, mini-fridges, televisions, and work areas. There is a hot tub in the pool area. Both the pool and the hot tub are clean and well maintained. You will need your room key to access the pool. Towels are available in the pool area. Breakfast includes eggs, yogurt, bacon/sausage, porridge, waffles, fruit, pastries, cinnamon buns, juice, bread, and bagels. Seating is very limited. Note that breakfast ends at 10AM on weekends. You can purchase lift tickets for Mount St. Louis - Moonstone at a discounted rate through the front desk. WiFi is both reliable and fast. The equipment in the business centre works as it should. Staff are all helpful and friendly. Check-out is at 11AM. There is no on-site restaurant. There is also no gift shop or boutique if you forget anything. We enjoyed our stay at Holiday Inn Express Barrie and will definitely be back next time we are skiing in the area.

Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sudbury Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopover on our way to Niagara falls. Location is great for us since it's beside my husband's favourite computer store. There are also other stores and restaurants in the area. We also needed a place that could accommodate a dog. The room was clean. Gym has all of the basics and is well maintained. Lotsa variety for breakfast, very good and should be able to satisfy everyone. Good value!

Stayed March 2015
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, 1 week ago
It is great to receive such wonderful comments about our hotel. Our location is a favourite for our guests as they can enjoy shopping, restaurants and entertainment all within walking distance! We appreciate your remarks about our the cleanliness of our property, the equipment in the fitness room and our complimentary Hot Express Start Breakfast. It was a pleasure to serve you and hope to see you again soon!
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Sudbury, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you read other reviews, My preferred choice is HI Express.....mostly because of their standard bed and beddings.....comfort and convenience.....they are usually close to major highways so easy to get too.....in and out and back on the road.........if I have not mentionned before, always have a small fridge, so great for the long distance travellers.....to keep the perishables.......have to admit though......the bathroom is pretty small......smaller than usual.....and maintenance likes clear silicone for repairs......not keen on the parking and the set up for loading and unloading......limited by the property they had I guess......had to park way at the back.....guessing this is an older one......pretty land bound, so not sure how they could resolve the issue.........it is close to a power centre so really well located......us seniors, this must be tournament time....couldn't help but smile at breakfast time......been there.....breakfast....pretty standard.......noisy......well smile they are kids, time of their lives for tournaments......of course I would go again.....my brand......they are appropriately named.......Express....in and out, cater to the highway travellers........and the tournament people.......just thinking...in the states the HIEX have biscuit and gravy with all their breakfasts......personally would love beans and home fries, hash browns or something Canadian related....had a king spa.....nice......

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, February 12, 2015
Thank you for being a loyal IHG guest and we are pleased to know your preferred choice is the Holiday Inn Express! Many of our guests enjoy our convenient location and the mini fridge and microwave in all of our guestrooms. We appreciate all of your input and recommendations! We are excited to be making some significant changes in the near future! We hope you will be able to visit us again and see what we have done!
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Ontario
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37 hotel reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Location 10/10
Staff 10/10 – exceptional staff
Size of room 10/10
Comfort of bed 10/10
Quality of linens (9/10)
Heat/cool of room 9/10 (difficult to moderate between hot and cold)
Amenities in room 9/10 (no lotion)
Level of noise 10/10 (heard very little from adjacent rooms)
Housekeeping (10/10) - was glad to leave a tip as they did an excellent job
Breakfast 10/10 – always consistent, would love to see it start at 6:00 am instead of 6:30
Parking 10/10
Would I recommend YES.
Only complaint is that the bathroom is extremely small, the door opens within an inch of the toilet seat and the grout around bathtub had mildew.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, February 12, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are happy to know you had a positive experience and found our team to be exceptional! We appreciate you recommending our hotel and all of your great input! We are excited about some updates being made in 2015! We look forward to having the pleasure of you staying with us again!
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Petawawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I stayed here on the 23 of January with plans to stay another night.

Overall the room was spacious, clean and the bed was comfortable.

The hotel is close to the highway and a handful of restaurants. There is a lot of traffic during the day ( but that is just barrie haha).

The downfall for me was the noise. Upon check in, I was told I was on the second floor and their should not be many kids. That alerted me to the fact that they were probably used to noise complaints. What I did not realize is that the room was right across from the elevator and directly above the pool. The walls are thin and there were kids yelling up and down the hall until 11pm. The noise from the pool carried on until about 10pm. If you are unfortunate enough to be on the side of the hotel adjacent to the ford dealership, there are also obnoxiously bright street lamp style (flood lights) directly outside the bedroom windows.

Overall, I think the hotel is a bit over priced. However it has a good location, clean room and comfortable beds. I'm coming from outside of Barrie so it's nice to have a hotel with complementary parking and free wifi. The breakfast in the morning had a little bit of everything. If you are staying with kids then this place may be for you. If you are alone and looking for a quiet night. Look elsewhere. I'll be staying elsewhere tonight.

Stayed January 2015, traveled solo
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, January 29, 2015
Your feedback is important to us as we want all of our guests to enjoy their stay. We appreciate you positive remarks about our comfortable beds, the variety at breakfast and our clean and spacious guestrooms. We apologize during your visit there was additional noise due to the team staying on the weekend. The majority of groups that stay at our hotel are typically respectful of the other guests at the hotel. We have strict rules, policies and regulations for our groups. Our staff does there best to ensure the rules are being enforced and there are times it can be more challenging. Once again we apologize for the inconvenience. We hope you will have an opportunity to visit us again.
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Kitchener, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed for one night. At check in the attendant warned that there were a lot of kids around and to make sure to tell her if they were too noisy. The noise lasted only for a few minutes around 8:30 pm. The free breakfast was great. It was open from 6:30 am even on a Sunday morning. It included scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and bacon as well as the usual cereal, toast, fruit, yogurt etc. Room was clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, January 29, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Our staff does a great job ensuring our teams follow the rules, policies and regulations. The majority of the teams are respectful to the other guests staying at the hotel. We are glad you found our breakfast to be good and our hotel to be both clean and comfortable. We look forward to serving you again!
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Port Elgin, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Only a single night stay but a very comfortable room at a reasonable price - exactly what we have come to expect from this chain. Room was spacious and clean, bed was comfortable. Breakfast is basic but good - all we needed.

Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, November 6, 2014
We have many loyal IHG guests that appreciate the value and convenience of Holiday Inn Express & Suites. We are happy to know we were able to meet all of your expectations! Thank you for sharing your comments and we look forward to your next visit.
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Address: 506 Bryne Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 6E7, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Barrie
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Barrie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Barrie 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Superior Comfort in Barrie, Ontario For the comfort and amenities you deserve, reserve a room at the pet - friendly Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Barrie, Ontario. Our hotel is convenient to Highway 400 to keep you connected to the attractions and businesses of downtown Barrie. Lodging here puts you minutes from exciting attractions, like a Colts game at the Barrie Molson Centre or a shopping trip Park Place, Tanger Outlets or to the 400 Market. For an exciting night out, you can visit one of the restaurants or other entertainment in the area or ask us about our free gaming package! In Barrie, you'll also find numerous outdoor attractions, such as the Georgian Downs Racetrack or fishing at Lake Simcoe. Are you traveling on business to Barrie, Ontario? Our hotel is convenient to many corporations, such as Mueller Canada Inc., Canplas Industries Ltd., Royal Victoria Hospital, Georgian College, YOM, Wolf Steel, and Can-Save. You are invited to use the computer and copy, fax and print services in the 24-hour Business Centre near our hotel's lobby. Barrie, Ontario's growing tourism calls for a versatile hotel like ours. We meet the needs of travelers by offering spacious rooms and with triple-sheeted bedding, microwaves, mini-fridges, Flat Screen Televisions and work areas with free high-speed Internet access to keep you connected while traveling in Barrie. Our hotel's Fitness Ctr, indoor pool and whirlpool ensure that you'll enjoy a relaxing stay. ... more   less 
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