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Review of Holiday Inn Express Barrie

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Holiday Inn Express Barrie
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Toronto
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

I stayed at this hotel with my partner and a good friend while we were in town for a wedding North of Barrie. The three of us shared a 2-queen bed room for two nights.

I must say I had low expectations.

The front desk staff was excellent. Having never been to Barrie, we asked what there was to do in the neighbourhood the night before the big day. We were directed to an excellent pizzeria near the restaurant and a Galaxy Cinemas at the end of the street.

The next day we took advantage of the free self-serve breakfast bar. Certainly not the best food, but hot, available and free just the same. There was also a small pool and whirlpool--well maintained and stocked with plenty of pool towels.

The room and bathroom were clean, the beds comfortable. We were also surprised at how large the hotel room was. All in all, a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank d24smith
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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North Bay, Canada
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2011

Absolutely great! I have no complaints about the quality of this hotel and the room we stayed in. We showed up late during a snow storm as we decided not to continue on the highway. They were more than happy to give us a room; however, a little bit unwilling to adjust the "walk-in" rate, even given our circumstances (travelling with a two year old in the worst winter weather I've ever experienced).

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank newtripguy
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Barrie, Canada
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54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

My Husband and I had first consummated our relationship at Holiday Inn Express in 2006, so only befitting that we spend our wedding reception night there in 2011.. Staff where every accommodating, and made every effort to make sure that we were satisfied. We were so impressed with the breakfast, fresh scrambled eggs and the cinnamon buns. We especially loved that there was a full sized bar fridge and microwave in our room, kudos

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nick1968
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Waterloo, Canada
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395 reviews
255 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

Slightly below average for a HIX... breakfast area seems like an afterthought. Tiny pool. WARNING - 'suites' are merely one bed rooms with another room attached, no kitchen area, no living area, only one bathroom. Got completely hung out to dry when I discovered this and they had no other rooms available - had to go to the Holiday Inn down the street. Pretty poor way of treating a Platinum PC member. 6/10

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bensagle
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Toronto
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56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

This hotel is updated but with some older amenities. My King room was large and could have used a couch instead of a chair, and included a desk. Old school TV but worked fine. The room was clean and well appointed wih a small refrigerator and microwave. The large bed had various pillow types, hard to soft. The bathroom wais small (unable to keep the door open since it hit the toilet). The shower was only fair due to spray function; sort of a water conserving mist. Excellent free breakfast area close to the lobby with hot and cold selections. Might be busy during the later morning hours. Free Internet and parking. This hotel attracts a rather eclectic mix of people so expect that. Friendly reception. Lots of restaurants in the area and close to Hwy 400 exit. Small indoor pool. Close to restaurants, banking, some shopping. No real views - car dealership, etc. Would return.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tdotontario
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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2011

Stayed here one night for a friend's wedding and I can remember getting about 2 hours of sleep because of that air conditioner that sounded like an airport hangar. I am not a light sleeper. I don't know if all the rooms are like this.

Otherwise it was clean, newly renovated, front desk staff was nice, breakfast was consistent with other Holiday Inns, lots of parking, close to Highway 400 and a plaza with a Walmart and other big box stores.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MaryG_from_Toronto
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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

We stayed at this location as the closest available to Collingwood for the Elvis Festival just 42 kilometers away. The price was reasonable and convenient location just off the main highway 400 at Mapleview Dr Barrie. The hotel is next to the commercial development mall and all the restaurants and services you would want. We ate at the Jack Astors restaurant on the corner with an Elvis decorated theme room. The hotel has an indoor pool and exercise room with fridge and coffee maker in the room. Hotel is newer and well taken care of. The included breakfast the next morning includes scrambled eggs bacon and sausage besides all the rest of cereals fruit bagels muffins etc. Great place for an overnight or weekend any time of the year for swimming at Wasaga Beach or skiing at Collingwood. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kingrichard146
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Barrie
Address: 506 Bryne Dr, Barrie, Ontario L4N 9P6, 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 Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Barrie 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Superior Comfort in Barrie, Ontario For the comfort and amenities you deserve, reserve a room at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Barrie, Ontario. Our hotel is convenient to Highway 400 to keep you connected to the attractions and businesses of downtown Barrie. Lodging here puts you minutes from exciting attractions, like a Colts game at the Barrie Molson Centre or a shopping trip Park Place, Tanger Outlets or to the 400 Market. For an exciting night out, you can visit one of the restaurants or other entertainment in the area or ask us about our free gaming package! In Barrie, you'll also find numerous outdoor attractions, such as the Georgian Downs Racetrack or fishing at Lake Simcoe. Are you traveling on business to Barrie, Ontario? Our hotel is convenient to many corporations, such as Mueller Canada Inc., Canplas Industries Ltd., Royal Victoria Hospital, Georgian College, YOM, Wolf Steel, and Can-Save. You are invited to use the computer and copy, fax and print services in the 24-hour Business Centre near our hotel's lobby. Barrie, Ontario's growing tourism calls for a versatile hotel like ours. We meet the needs of travelers by offering spacious rooms and with triple-sheeted bedding, microwaves, mini-fridges, Flat Screen Televisions and work areas with free high-speed Internet access to keep you connected while traveling in Barrie. Our hotel's Fitness Ctr, indoor pool and whirlpool ensure that you'll enjoy a relaxing stay. ... more   less 
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