From first impressions I understand how this hotel is rated 2nd for Barrie. To lobby is new, modern and clean which is likely why the room was such as disappointment. My room was dated, dated, dated. It appeared clean but I had to wonder because of all the fruit flies in it. The patio door for my room had a lock that was missing one of the 2 screws to keep the mechanism fixed to the door and I'm sure a good tug would have broken it. Scary for a first floor room. The ceiling in my room had a hole in it. Yup, you read right, a hole. It was about 18" in diameter and the ceiling sagged all around it. I'm pretty sure it was water damage and I'm also pretty sure it had been there a while. The chain for the front door was too short to secure into the lock on the door also - the room was a disaster to say the least. I have stayed at cheap no name motels with nicer rooms. Gag. The bed was comfortable and I appreciated the choice of firm or soft pillows.
The only saving grace of this dive in disguise was the restaurant. The breakfast buffet was excellent and the only reason I gave this place a two stars. My advice...stay elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel and Conference Centre welcomes you to Barrie, Ontario. The Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel and Conference Centre is a recently renovated hotel with 161 guest rooms, large indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, hot tub, business centre and Spynn Restaurant. The Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel and Conference Centre is located in the central part of Barrie Ontario, close to the business district, entertainment, great shopping, and near-by restaurants. The Holiday Inn is located directly off Highway 400, at Essa Rd. exit, #94. The hotel is located right beside the Mandarin Restaurant in Barrie Ontario. If you are traveling from Pearson Airport we are an hour drive North on Highway 400. Spynn Restaurant is located right on property where kids under 12 eat free when applicable. This full service restaurant serves a full breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre offers a "sleep-in" Sunday special to all guests who wish to extend their check-out. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel Barrie
- Barrie Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre Ontario