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Holiday Inn Express Barrie
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Barrie
Oakville, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Good value...great location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We stayed at the hotel July 18th for one night. It was just off the 400 within walking distance of shops and restaurants....and The Sweet Oven Bakery...which has the best butter tarts around!

Check-in was fast and efficient. The woman who checked us in was very friendly. We were pleasantly surprised with our room, which had one queen bed and TV on the far side of room, and a sitting area with a double sofa bed when you first walked in. The two "rooms" were separated by a bathroom and an area with a microwave, small fridge and sink. All the comforts of home! We used the pool while we were there. While it was small, it was very clean and both it and the hot tub were perfect temperatures. We would definitely stay there again!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
We are pleased you enjoyed your experience at our property! Many of our guests appreciate the location and being able to walk to restaurants and shopping in the area! We would agree the Sweet Oven Bakery makes awesome butter tarts and glad you had an opportunity to sample them!!!!!

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites has a great team and we are happy to know you found them to be fast and efficient! Thank you for your kind remarks and we are happy to know you had all of the comforts of home! We look forward to your next visit to Barrie and serving you again!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, Canada
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110 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

This Hotel is so close to the 400 highway in Barrie, it makes for a fast getaway. Located on a busy big box road it might seem that this property would be noisy. Not so!

We arrived back to the hotel after a wedding so it was nearly 1 am. There was some sort of bar across the road and walking from the car I could hear the music. Once inside the hotel, and we were on the ground floor this time, we could not hear a thing. This is a very Quiet hotel. On the ground floor, just down from the pool, and vending machines, and the great room, nothing. Not a sound.

Actually slept in a bit, and I never do that.

Attentive Front counter staff, knew that we had called ahead looking for an early check-in, and accommodated us with that. Efficient, and everybody know what they were doing. Never once did i see or hear a hesitation as people do when they are not sure of something.

We were recognized when we returned at night. I don't usually check out formally any longer, but as I was walking past the front desk I stated our room number and "We are out." Without even missing a beat on what the front counter person was doing, she gave me the thumbs up, a smile, and a wave. She was still explaining a destination to another client, but I could see she jotted down the room number for processing when she was finished with the client in front of her. Just truly efficient and smart.

We only had Coffee but the great room for breakfast was clean and orderly.

Definitely stay there if in the area again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Taking the time to share your wonderful comments is greatly appreciated! Many guests enjoy our popular location within walking distance to restaurants, shopping and entertainment. It is great to know that you found our property to be quiet and you enjoyed a restful sleep! Thank you for your remarks about our staff being both efficient and smart as we will be sure to share that with our front desk!
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Stayed at this hotel on business for 10 days in total. Very good Housekeeping (Very clean and thorough), good free breakfast in the morning, fresh fruit and coffee available all day. Nice but small pool and nice hot tube. Made my stay a pleasant one. Highly recommended for hotels in the Barrie/Borden/Angus area!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Kevin B
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Thank you for highly recommending the Holiday Inn Express & Suites for visitors to Barrie and surrounding area! We will be sure to share your wonderful comments with our Housekeeping Team and the quality of work they deliver! It is great to receive such positive feedback and we are pleased you were able to use the pool and hot tub as well as enjoy our Hot Express Start Breakfast. We hope you will have an opportunity to stay with us again!
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Location is close to the 400 with a lot of restaurants and a mall within walking distance. Rooms could use a bit of updating but were clean enough and comfortable. It was a bit noisy but nothing disturbing.
The pool is small, so no laps, but there is a little hot tub which is nice. Breakfast is typical for a HI so no surprises. If in Barrie, would choose this location over the other HI.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We will be doing upgrades in the near future and are looking forward to making those changes for our guests! Many of our guests will agree, we have an excellent location with easy access to Hwy 400 and to both restaurants and shopping within walking distance. We welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit!
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London, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed here last week on a Friday night. On the surface the hotel was fine and easy to find off the 400 highway. Breakfast was typical if a HIE. There are quite a few restaurants nearby to choose from too.

Late at night (after midnight) the hotel got very noisy - people running down the halls, yelling in rooms, etc. The walls are paper thin so you heard everything upstairs, downstairs and in between. Although I heard at least one person ask for the individuals concerned to quiet down this did not happen. I am not sure if Management intervened. This did not make for a restful sleep. I understand this could happen at any hotel but ....

The rooms were a good size and generally well kept. My only negative comment here is that the bathroom could use some upgrading. There were some signs of corrosion and the fixtures were quite old.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Your comments and feedback are very important to us. We do apologize for the inconvenience your experienced with the noisy guests at the hotel. Guests had returned from a wedding reception and Guest Services addressed these people immediately. Although Guest Services do their best to ensure policies are being followed, we appreciate that this area may benefit from additional attention. We are happy you were pleased with the size and the cleanliness of your guestroom. We will be doing upgrades in the near future and are excited to be making those changes for our guests. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again!
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

The staff at this location were great from Cindy the Manager and also Jill. The rooms were very clean and also the beds were great. !!! Keep up the great job as I will be returning very soon to stay at this location.

Thanks again for doing a great job !!

Room Tip: Just great service !!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
It is very rewarding to receive such positive feedback. We have taken great care to build a caring team at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Barrie. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and found our beds to be great! We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel!
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

I only stayed for one night but was met with a smile and excellent service. The room was comfortable and I slept like a baby. The complementary breakfast had lots to choose from and tasted great. I will definitely stay here again. Thank you ...

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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HIEXBarrieAdmin, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Barrie, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
We value the comments we receive from our guests! Our staff work hard to provide the highest quality of service possible for our valued guests. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay and "slept like a baby". Many agree that our complimentary Hot Express Start Breakfast is a wonderful option while staying at our property! We welcome you back on your next visit to Barrie and area!
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Barrie
Address: 506 Bryne Dr, Barrie, Ontario L4N 9P6, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Barrie
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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