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“THE WORST MOTEL IN BARRIE!!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Barr's Motel
Ranked #18 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Niagara Falls, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“THE WORST MOTEL IN BARRIE!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

OMG let me just start off by pointing out the obvious if you can't tell by my title. This has got to be one of the worst motels in Barrie, I only stayed here one night and that was one night too many. The people that are running this place the guy his name was Rob and his wife I never caught her name, have got to have the worst customer service I have ever seen. I have never been so appauled by the lack of responsibliity two individuals have, they literally made me feel as if I were bothering them by coming in. They were nothing but rude and all they cared about was money. We were up all night because of the noise from the rooms beside us we could hear drug deals going on and people having sex in the opposite room. It was disgusting. I truly hope that nobody has this unfortunate time like we did go stay at the other places in Barrie. We always have stayed at the Travelodge on Bayfield and will gladly be going back there and never risking a dive like this again. There is a great gal over there a red head by the name of Lee or Lisa she is super amazing and will treat you like gold.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Dieg01234
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

This motel was excellent ever since it was under new management the old manager was horrible. I decided to give the motel another chance and i was extremely happy to see the place was under new management i talked to The new manager and she said that ever since the old manager left the place is much cleaner and the customers are much happier. So my stay was very good, yes the road is a bit loud but some people like that and my rooms, bed was made everyday. Also the manager was right the place was very clean, tidy, neat, and well organized i saw some other people there they seemed happy and enjoying their stay just like me.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Aloeve
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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

we stay there for two months waiting for our place since there we seen the people who where running the place allow prostitutes to rent the room for a daily rate to do their services.while there the daughter an her boyfriend were allowed to have a room to smoke their dope an not pay the owner for it.then they rent the basement underneath them without telling the owner they never clean under the ,found a can under our bed when we moved into our new room that was only used by the Teresa an her boyfriend an it was crack can ,all the windows are nailed shut.so if you every want to stay at a place choose somewhere esle

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank ernie w
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

Was a gross excuse for a hotel, especially the bathroom with it's peeling up Lanolium flooring and leakey faucets. The bed sheets and blacket were stained, the TV appeared to be from the early 80's and the rug had multiple stains, (I'm assuming of bodily fluids)

What a Dump!!!

Room Tip: Here s tip, DONT stay here!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Matt B
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Barrie, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012

not internet
no hot water..actually no water
rude receptionist

dont stay there if you life depending on it ...if have seen better hostels in india than this
i checked out after an hour and they will not refund or acknowledge it is their fault for not providing the most basic service

Room Tip: dont stay their even if they pay u
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank Jimmydanaj
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Whitney, Canada
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

Review is a bit late stayed last September 2011. After driving around and almost running out of gas we found this hotel. The price seemed a bit low and we were shown the room before renting. The room itself looked clean. The hotel was small seemed like it only had a few rooms. The women told us it was the last room available. We were told the room was non smoking which seems to contridict the comment of another reviewer on here. Once we were in the room it became apparent that the neighbouring rooms if not all the other rooms were long term guests. During the night taxi cabs with passengers kept coming and banging loadly on several of the other doors, leaving the cabs outside running. Was a very sleepless night. Not sure if this was a crack house but it sure looked like it with the amount of traffic coming to those doors at all hours of the night. Best bet is to stay somewhere else. We won't be staying here again. Likely the last time we will stay in barrie it was that bad of an experience for us. We didnt feel safe as mentioned by other reviews and were worry our motorcycle was going to be missing by morning.

Room Tip: If your a light sleeper don't stay here
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank redblueladybug
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North Bay, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

My husband and I were looking for a place to catch some sleep late one night while driving from Toronto back home. We came across Barr's Motel shortly after turning off the 400. It wasn't the greatest looking place from the outside, but the price was right ($63 tax included). I should have started to worry when I noticed a sign attached to the front desk that stated several different times (in bold capitalized letters) that there were absolutely no refunds once you give them your credit card - no matter what. But it was past midnight and we were both exhausted, so we took our chances. Bad idea. My husband and I found our room (which was an adventure since the majority of the room numbers had fallen off the doors), and were greeted by a tiny, dirty room, with several resident spiders. The floor was disgusting, there were stains on the walls, cobwebs in the closet, and the bathroom was filthy. The shower (if you can call it that) was literally a little hole-in-the wall located behind the bathroom door (we didn't even notice it until one of us went to the bathroom and closed the door), and was so dirty that we both opted to drive home the next day un-showered, rather than step foot in it. We both slept fully clothed on top of the sheets, and had an extremely restless night due to the taxis coming in and out at all hours of the night, and the noises coming from the other rooms through the paper thin walls - we could not only hear people in the room adjacent to us, but those who were staying in rooms 2 or 3 over. The fact that the door lock was very flimsy too, and pretty much useless, didn't help us feel at ease either. We finally decided there was no point in pretending to sleep any longer, and got up shortly after the sun did. As we were getting in our car, a woman (whose attire left little to the imagination) came out of a room a few doors down and asked if she could catch a ride across town. That was the last nail in the coffin of the Barr's Motel. We will never stay there again, and recommended you do the same. There's a Comfort Inn just down the street. Pay the extra $ and stay there.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank Melinda D
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Property: Barr's Motel
Address: 170 Essa Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 3L1, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Barrie
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Ranked #18 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Number of rooms: 12
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Barr's Motel Barrie, Canada - Ontario

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