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Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre
Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Reviewed November 29, 2013

My Daughter was married in September 2013 and she and her wedding party spent the night before the 'big day' at the Holiday Inn, Barrie. The day of, we got ready there and had two rooms adjacent to each other for the purpose. The rooms were lovely, clean, bright, and the staff was more tha pleasant and helpful. The day after the wedding, the bridal party, our family and family members that had stayed at the Holiday Inn for the wedding weekend, met in the dining room for the brunch. Again, the room was bright, clean and the food was great and the prices very reasonable and the staff was very pleasant. I would definately recommend this Hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2013

Thank you so much for your glowing comment on trip advisor. We always like to hear what our guests have to say and we are so happy your family enjoyed your experience at the Holiday Inn Barrie!

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

I have never stayed at a hotel that had so many restrictions and policies outlined upon check in and did not rent out hospitality suites to teams as policy. It felt very uninviting from the moment I checked in. Strict policies should be outlined prior to accepting group bookings.

Cigarette smoke on 3rd floor wasn't pleasant.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Find another hotel. ZERO hospitality and no interest in provinding conference rooms to teams... although the establishment labels themselves a "Conference Center". There was absolutely no dealing with this rigid, inneffective management. While the hotel was not able to provide ANY options once we were LOCKED-IN to stay, they seemed to be proficient at minimizing ANY HOSPITALITY even after EXTENSIVE rule, regulation, and penalty disclosures signed at check-in. Free breakfast for children?? NOT applicalble for Hockey Teams????!!!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Drago R
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Very disappointing stay last weekend for a local hockey tournament.Have stayed at many Holdiay Inns travelling throughout Canada and the UK and never been disappointed until NOW!
Third floor permeated by strong smell of cigarette smoke when we checked in late
Thursday night and continued throughout the weekend.....yes , we were tole we could move, but would be nowhere near the rest of the team.
Not a "team friendly" environment which is surprising as earlier reviews stated they had a very positive hockey tournament experience in the spring of 2013.
A colleague had stayed at this hotel with her 2 children and raved about the friendly service.....found the cleaning staff friendly and Steve at the front desk but management seemed to go out of their way to complain.
Hospitality certainly was not extended to our group.
Coffee in restaurant thermal server cool and found some of the hot food in the breakfast buffet lukewarm on Friday morning.
Find another hotel for your large group.

Room Tip: Hallways to the 300 series rooms in the back of the hotel stunk of cigarette smoke!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Was there for a few days for ice hockey. The hotel and rooms are looking old but for a stopover it does the job. The breakfasts are expensive for what they are. The staff are very friendly but do remember to take a UK adaptor because they don't have one.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Thank you for your comments. Our usual comments are that our rooms look great since our recent hotel renovations in 2010 however thanks for the great suggestion on the UK adapter. It is a priority for us to now make one available to our guests.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

If you plan on booking your hockey team into this hotel for a local tournament I would strongly suggest contacting another hotel. If that is not an option, be prepared to host meals and team events off-site as the hotel will not provide a hospitality room for team events such as meals, snacks, parent meetings, team meetings, etc.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Our hotel is a full service & conference center. It is very usual for full service hotels to supply all food and catering requirements to their customers. If a meeting room is needed for a quick parent meeting, we have 12 meeting rooms available and can often accommodate a meeting room booking request, unless we are booked with large conferences.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Sports teams, whether hotels like them or not, generate huge amounts of revenue in a city when large tournaments are held. The Tournament directors, vollunteers and organizations do a lot for a community when they organize these events. It brings people into your city, generates revenue and creates jobs. I have managed hockey teams for 5 years and never have I seen a hotel make a team jump through the hoops this one did in order to stay in their hotel. It was like we were doing them a favour. We had to book two nights with "NO" option for cancellation at any time even weeks ahead. Forms had to be signed and initialed, forms had to be signed at check in. Zero tolerance for kids at this hotel even when they are managed effectively by parents and coaches. We tried to alleviate any issues by offering to pay for a conference room....we cannot do that was the answer...no real reason other than we are a hockey team. You get the idea...just plan for a lot of hassle from the management of this hotel both before and during your stay. Despite what the website says about free breakfast for kids this does not apply to hockey teams.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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GMHIBARIIE, General Manager at Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Thank you for your comments. The Holiday Inn Barrie is a proud supporter of the Barrie Minor Hockey Association as well as many other Athletic Associations in the area. We continue to look for ways to make our guests stay with us as pleasant as possible for everyone.

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Address: 20 Fairview Rd, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Barrie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Barrie
Price Range: $96 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 161
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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