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“Wonderful stay! Great for a weekend away!!”
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Knights Inn Barrie
Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Toronto, Canada
1 review
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“Wonderful stay! Great for a weekend away!!”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

I stayed in the honeymoon sweet recently with my husband for our anniversary. It was an amazing stay and the staff were very pleasant and accomodating. The room was very romantic and private. The location is perfect and close to all amenities including, restaurants, bars, shopping, waterfront etc. It was a fantastic weekend and I would definitely return!

Room Tip: Honeymoon sweet is the way to go!!!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

The title says it all......
Howard Johnson Barrie is close to shopping and restaurants, the price is reasonable and the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. I appreciate conveniences like a microwave, iron, fridge and free wi-fi. The room was very clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. This is my first choice when staying in Barrie. It is close to downtown.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great! The double bed rooms is Excellent!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2013

It was worth of my money that I spent for weekend at Howard Johnson at Barrie. My wife and nephew were really happy with the location of the motel. It was the only one near the down town and watching santa clause parade from across the street was a pleasant experience with family and friends. The only thing I was not pleased about was weather and drunk people on down town street. There is also a restaurant next to the motel and the buffet at restaurant was really yummy. I enjoyed fishing at creek passing through the parking lot. Twenty four hour service including housekeeping and room service were some of the convenient facilities that helped us to spend time with family and we were free to as for service when we want and didn't have to worry for morning knock on the door when kids were sleeping. They also offers continental breakfast at morning 6 to 9 am. The staff was really friendly and helpful. Free parking also helped to save money and can park right at the door of room and wonderful open area for kids to play. Building was old but preety looking and nicely managed. Clean place to stay and nice interior was really attractive.

Room Tip: Book in advance if planning to travel Barrie during weekend as it if difficult to find a room.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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SHIVA140, General Manager at Knights Inn Barrie, responded to this review, 29 December 2013
Thanks for leaving us a review. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Too good.. I liked the service and clean area... they have changed a lot with new flat screen smart tv and whiter sheets and towels. Breakfast is a real advantage. All to eaat toast bagel juice.. tea coffee fruit crerals and waffles were fresh...

  • Stayed October 2013
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Guelph
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Very dated rooms. Basic cable only. Reservations made through the HOWARD JOHNSON number was not honoured!! I had a confirmation number for my reservation and it was NOT honoured. There is no onsite restaurant therefore no breakfast offered. The chinese buffet next door does NOT offer breakfast items. I will not stay at a HOWARD JOHNSON again due to this terrible experience

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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SHIVA140, General Manager at Knights Inn Barrie, responded to this review, 29 December 2013
Hey Brenda, thanks for leaving us a review. We are currently updating our room, and part of the update is that we are switching to a digital cable service provider. As for the breakfast: we do indeed offer a continental breakfast, however it is not offered through the adjoining buffet. It is located in our own breakfast room located adjacent to the office. Please come again to see how we have improved.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

I wish there was a rating of 0 because this place doesn't deserve even a 1.

I complained with the letter below (plus photos) and received a full refund. At least the staff were pleasant in the exchange about my complaint. The letter:

On July 27, 2013, my husband and I had a booking at the Howard Johnson in downtown Barrie, Ontario.

Though your website claims that your locations are "for value-conscious families and business travelers who are looking for reasonably priced accommodations", the state of the room, the hotel, and the breakfast options go beyond reasonably priced, and dips far into atrocious and neglected, and probably illegal.

Let me illustrate:
First and foremost, we requested a non-smoking room. When I opened the door, it reeked of smoke. While it was likely now a non-smoking room, this had clearly been a smoking room for years upon years, and those with sensitivities like we have should not be subjected to that residual smell and told outright that the room used to be a smoking room.

I began to inspect the room and felt an odourless but oily residue on all surfaces. I suspect this might have been a cleaning solution, but it took several tissues to wipe it all off. It was disgusting.

In the bathroom, the sink faucet handle was broken off and barely worked (see attached), the shower stall faucet handle was broken off and barely worked AND there were marks on the bottom of shower stall that clearly indicates that this has been happening for some time (see attached). As well, there were three holes in the drywall, aligned vertically (see attached). There was nothing to hang a towel on, and there were no bath towels (I had to call to get some, and they were delivered within the hour).

Back in the room itself, the overloaded power bar posed a danger with everything, including the mini fridge, plugged into it. A handle on the credenza was missing (see attached), the cover for the battery compartment of the tv remote control was missing (see attached), and there were cigarette stains on the sheets and pillow cases (see attached) as well as on the telephone. The bed creaked and was off centre. The ceiling tiles showed obvious leak damage. The only way to close the curtains blocked the air conditioner.

And it didn't stop there. Breakfast the next morning was all carbs, except for WEEK OLD expired yogurt (see attached). No fruit, no hardboiled eggs, not even jam for the toast. It was cereal, toast, and waffles. That's it. Beverages were water, milk, and orange juice that clearly came from a powder. Not even fresh juice or juice from concentrate. Juice made from powder (shows that you clearly don't care about your patrons. The cereal dispenser was broken, the waffle iron didn't work well, and the tables needed cleaning. Plus, for as few people as were in the hotel, eating with only plastic utensils also shows that you would rather spend as little as possible.

And to end our stay, there were dirty diapers, cans, and other garbage strewn across the parking lot.

There was absolutely nothing about our stay that was enjoyable, and everything was despicable. This property is shameful and disgusting. That's 22 issues that I discovered within the first 10mins of being there, and expired yogurt and overloaded power bars could have had dangerous consequences.

Is this what your want your chain to be like? Is this the reputation you want for your company?

I expect a full refund. Please advise how you will send that to me.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Knights Inn Barrie
Address: 150 Dunlop St W, Barrie, Ontario L4N 1B2, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Barrie
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Knights Inn Barrie 1.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown location on site bar and grill restaurant walking distance to down town Barrie and beach. ... more   less 
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Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario Hotel Barrie
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