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Comfortable and pet-friendly Barrie hotel near Hwy 400 and city centre with free breakfast

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking
  • Clean and comfortable rooms, according to many guests
  • Many guests thought the staff were friendly and helpful
  • The location, close to the highway, was praised by many
  • A few guests complained of noisy hallways
  • A few guests said the location was not within walking distance to many amenities
  • Some guests said the hotel is due for updates (old carpet and worn bathrooms)
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 10, 2014
Located just off Highway 400 and within a 5-minute drive to Lake Simcoe, this hotel may be suited for guests requiring basic amenities near the lake and near the major highway that runs straight through Barrie.

The Comfort Inn Barrie has 58 guest rooms which offer one queen bed or two double beds. All guest rooms are equipped with a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, a 32” TV with cable and pay per view movies and free Wi-Fi. Ground floor rooms have patio door access, and some rooms come with a microwave, a mini-fridge and/or a sofabed. Some smoking rooms are available and pets are allowed at this hotel for a fee of $10 per night, per pet.

This hotel offers free continental breakfast, free weekday newspapers, and free parking. Cold-weather hook-ups are available in the parking area. There is a computer available for guests use, and a barbeque area with one grill and picnic tables (open during spring and summer months). There is no restaurant on site but downtown Barrie is less than a 10-minute drive from the hotel where many restaurants can be found.

Centennial Park is a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Georgian College and Georgian Mall are within a 10-minute drive, as are many shops, restaurants, and local theatres in downtown Barrie. Georgian Downs is within a 15-minute drive. Mount St. Louis and Horseshoe Valley ski resorts are within a 25-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on November 10, 2014:  pets allowed for $10 per night per pet
The Good
The hotel received somewhat average reviews overall in the reviews used for this analysis. Some of the positive reviews regarded the rooms, the staff, and the location.

Many guests thought the rooms were very comfortable, but offered basic amenities.

The staff were praised by many guests for being very friendly and attentive.

Some guests liked the close proximity to the highway, making it an easy stop for those just passing through the city.
The Bad
In the reviews used for this analysis, a few negative comments were common. These included the age of the hotel, noise in the hallways, a limited breakfast and the location of the hotel.

Several guests felt the hotel was looking worn-out. They mentioned that the carpets looked worn and stained.

The thin walls, according to some guests, attributed to hearing noises through the night which kept them awake.

The breakfast was said by a few guests to have a limited selection and the eating area was too small.

Some guests liked the location in proximity to the highway, however, a few guests felt the location left something to be desired. They said there were few amenities within walking distance, so a car or taxi was needed to get anywhere they wanted to go.

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Sources guest reviews ranked this hotel #16 out of 20 hotels in Barrie, and rated it 3.5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. guest reviews rated this hotel 8.5 out of 10 based on 16 reviews. guest reviews rated this hotel 4.1 out of 5 based on 21 reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Candice F.
Analyzed by Candice F.
Having travelled to 25 countries on 5 continents, Candice understands what a traveller is looking for when booking a hotel. She currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, but originally hails from Toronto, Ontario.
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Map Marker Comfort Inn - Barrie Hart Dr
75 Hart Drive, Barrie, ON