Have stayed several times at both Hills and Ridge over the years and just spent 3 nights at Hills last weekend. Disappointed that the BBQ/drink area that was at the Hills poolside was not there this year. Was told that the resort was full at check-in. Staff members very nice for the most part. One night during adult only swim time there were still children in the pool 20 minutes after adult only swim time had begun. On that particular evening the lifeguard appeared rather snarly and did not seem happy to be there. The next evening (Sunday night) completely different. No kids in the pool right at 9pm and the lifeguard was very chatty and pleasant to the guests. While at the resort we spent a day at Wasaga Beach, day at Horseshoe Adventure park as well as visiting the pottery shop and souvie shop in Craighurst.
We stayed in a Phase 2 studio this time and saw some wear and tear. The pull out mattress was very saggy and not equipped whatsoever for two teens. Also noticed that the washroom was not very clean at check-in. Shower handle came off in my hand when tried to use it. We had an issue with a fuse blowing several times when we used the microwave. The maintenance man was very professional and pleasant.
Will definitely visit this resort again and 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