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BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Vaughan, Canada
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6 reviews
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“ A great night's stay ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed overnight while visiting friends for a party. If you're looking for a clean, comfortable and friendly place to stay, this hotel fits the bill. We appreciated the nice pool and the above average breakfast bar!

I strongly recommend this hotel if you're in the Barrie area as it very convenient to HWY. 400.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
We do our best to ensure our guests have a comfortable and convenient stay! We agree that our central location is very important to travelers and we have easy access to Hwy 400. We appreciate your comments about our "above average breakfast" and will be sure to share these remarks with our breakfast staff! It will be a pleasure to serve you again on your next visit.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

Excellent value for a Best Western. Staff are beyond helpful (especially the afternoon and night staff) and location in Barrie is within 30 mins to various attractions and good dining. Rooms could use some updating, but aside from that, all is very good.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Your wonderful comments will be shared with our staff! We enjoy hearing your remarks and are happy you liked our central location in Barrie, close to attractions and dining! We are continually reinvesting in our property to ensure all of our guests have a rewarding experience and hope on your next visit you will try our Executive Section!
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Thornhill, ON
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

My family stayed for one night for a skiing getaway. The good: location near Hwy 400; free parking; friendly service; good included breakfast with lots of hot and cold choices including a waffle making station. The bad: the room and particularly the bathroom was run down; toilet usually had to be flushed twice; tv could only be turned on manually; quite noisy in the hallway; very small indoor pool. We would be unlikely to stay there again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Thank you for providing feedback about our property. Many guests appreciate the great location with easy access to Hwy 400 and our complimentary hot breakfast. We will be sure to pass your positive comments to our friendly staff. We recently updated all of our flat screen televisions and we will further investigate the reason why you were having to turn it on manually. We hope you will stay with us again and try out our Executive Section!
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

the front desk staff are very friendly and the rooms are spacious and modern with decent rates. But the breakfast room is crammed and uncomfortable, and was overpacked and most of the food was good but the ONLY fruit choice was very green non ripe bananas. I filled out their survey with my suggestions and concerns and got some form letter that did not even recognize my comments regarding breakfast. That upset me hence why they only got an average rating instead of very good, the manager should treat guests concerns more seriously and respectful. Keep that in mind before you book.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mjhoc
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Thank you for sharing your comments regarding our hotel. We get a number of great comments about our wonderful and friendly staff. Guests enjoy the comfort of our spacious rooms and we appreciate your remarks. It is unusual for our breakfast to have only one fruit option; during your visit we did run out and we apologize for this inconvenience. We understand on sold out weekends the breakfast area can be very busy and we do our best to accommodate all of our guests. We also have trays available to guests that prefer to dine in the comfort of their guestroom. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us and look forward to your next visit!
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Stratford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Dd8 and I are here Friday night through Sunday for a dance competition. We are in a King Suite. It feels spacious with a King size bed, a sofa bed, double seat ottoman and coffee table, large night tables, desk and chair, entertainment unit and floor lamp. There is good lighting and great floor space for dancer warm-up. There is a kitchen area in the entry-way with a larger than usual mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and adequate counter space. The bathroom is also larger than usual with a place to store suitcases in addition to a hall closet. There is an appropriate for the room-sized flat screen TV. Carpet appears clean and new. Bathroom is spotless.

The King bed mattress is comfortable although I really wish they would switch to 100 % cotton with a decent thread count. The poly/cotton blend is pretty bad. If we were here longer than the two nights, I would ask for different sheets. The sofa bed is made up with cotton sheets that would be preferable, and if they would fit, I would switch them. I may call down to the front desk, now that I am facing a second night in them.

I wondered down to the lobby seeking coffee at 5:45 and the very friendly and helping front desk person proceeded to set up breakfast and allowed me to take some things back to the room and provided a tray. breakfast does not officially start until 6:30, so this was very much appreciated. The hot items were not yet ready, of course, but the cereal, muffins and cookies were most welcome. Nicely done, Best Western.

I have stayed at several Best Westerns and this one ranks up there. I would gladly stay here again, but would ask for better sheets or bring my own. I am picky about sheets.

It is very conveniently situated just off hwy 400, yet minutes to downtown, and 1.3 km. to the dance competition at Barrie Collegiate.

I asked front desk for a delivery recommendation and CK Chinese was great - fast delivery and above average food, hot and fresh. Lemon Chicken was outstanding with a freshly made lemon sauce with lots of pieces of lemon. No jarred sauces here.

Pool is smallish but looks fine.

Our room is at the very end of the hall, far from elevator and is quiet.

Would definitely stay here again.


Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
We enjoyed having your dance group stay with us! We appreciate your comments about our wonderful Housekeeping staff because they work very hard to ensure our guests have a comfortable stay! We were happy to accommodate your request for an early breakfast as we want to make sure you have a great start to your day! Thank you for choosing the Best Western Royal Oak Inn and we look forward to your return for the next competition!
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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

During my visit to Barrie, I stayed at this hotel and found most of the thing were ver well and mostly enjoyable. I will recommend to others and definitely back when ever I pass through or come back to stay with this hotel. Staffs were very helpful and co-operative too

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
We appreciate you sharing your comments about our property and your satisfaction is important to us! Thank you for recommending us to other guests requiring accommodations in Barrie! We will be sure to share your wonderful comments with our staff and we look forward to your next visit!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We were on our way to Horseshoe Valley and decided to spend the night at the Best Western. At check in was greeted by a vary friendly girl. She booked us in a new renovated king room. It was clean, spacious and modern.

We told her we were planning on going to the Keg for dinner she said "did you know you get free appetizer there when staying with us"? Which was a nice bonus.

The hallways were quiet, bed comfortable. In the morning there was tons of good in the free breakfast. Bacon, sausage, boiled eggs, cereal, fruit, waffle maker, bagels, toast, coffee, juice, etc.

Overall an amazing stay for $100!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Anil1964, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
It was a pleasure to have you visit the Best Western Royal Oak Inn! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of our partnership with The Keg Restaurant. Many of our guests enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast and our baking is made fresh each morning on site! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again!
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Property: BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn
Address: 35 Hart Dr, Barrie, Ontario L4N 5M3, 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Barrie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Royal Oak is a newly renovated hotel, close to the highway and in the heart of down town Barrie. We offer a hot breakfast for all guests, or if you find your self running late we have Grab & Go bags available to take on the road. ... more   less 
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