I have stayed at Carriage Hills and Carriage Ridge on a couple of occasions. There are few places that compare in value. The suite is basically a condo, has full kitchen with everything you require if you wish to prepare your own meals, even gas bbq outside if you prefer. There is large living room, balcony, large master bedroom with kingsize bed, large jacuzzi tub and glass double walkin shower. For $149 a night on Expedia, this is a bargain. It is 5 minutes off the 400 or Hwy 11, only minute from Barrie or Orillia. I would say it is the best kept secret north of Toronto.
This last stay, the TV in the living room didn't work and the radio/stereo had no reception. I paid for a late checkout, yet the cleaning staff showed up at 10. Then the desk clerk called and was a bit snarly with me because they had an "Elite Guest" checking in that day and needed me out. She then informed me that the night clerk wasn't supposed to offer "endless mornings" on Friday. I guess I was a low rent guest....not sure what the difference is???? Anyways, I did stay until 1 as I had paid for it and was in the middle of cooking my breakfast when they arrived.
That aside, I love staying there and will surely be back when work takes me there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Condo-Suites only 1 hour north of Toronto only minutes north of Barrie. Family vacations, golf & ski getaways, romantic retreats, excellent nightly rates and more! Oversized Studio suites (400 sq ft) with private balcony and kitchenette. 1- and 2-Bedroom suites (800-1200 sq ft) with fireplace, jetted tub, balcony, laundry. On site pool, hot tub, kids pool, fitness room and activities program 7 days a week. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Carriage Hills Hotel Barrie
- Carriage Hills Barrie
- Carriage Hills Resort Barrie, Ontario