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Monte Carlo Inn - Barrie Suites

8.0 | Very Good
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All-suite hotel in Barrie with indoor pool, jacuzzi suites, free breakfast and free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi , wired Internet, local calls
  • Very clean throughout the entire hotel, said many guests
  • Many guests thought the staff were very friendly
  • Good value for money, according to numerous guests
  • Several guests liked the close proximity to the highway
  • Comfortable, quiet rooms, said many guests
Cons
  • Not enough variety at the buffet breakfast, said many guests
  • Some guests said the rooms were too small
  • The pool was too small, according to several guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 24, 2015
Overview
Located off Highway 400 and close to many attractions in Barrie and its surrounding area, this all-suite hotel caters to guests who are looking for something more than basic accommodations and potentially a longer term stay.

The Monte Carlo Inn has 83 suites offering two queens or one king bed. Every room has a coffeemaker, a mini fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a 32” LCD TV with cable and a digital in-house movie system, free local calls and free Wi-Fi and wired internet access. Executive suites also include a sitting area and a work station. Some suites have a jetted tub. A 2-storey mezzanine suite with a sitting area and a jetted tub is also available. Pets are not allowed at this hotel.

This hotel offers a free newspaper and a complimentary continental breakfast served daily. Breakfast can be upgraded to a hot meal for $5. There is an indoor salt water pool, a fitness centre and an outdoor courtyard with a Gazebo. The complimentary business centre offers computer and internet access with printing abilities. There is 4500 sq. ft. of meeting or event space which can accommodate up to 175 people. Scarpaccio Ristorante is on site, serving Mediterranean and continental cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is available. Parking is free.

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 22, 2012: some smoking rooms available, microwave, fridge and coffeemaker in all rooms, free continental breakfast, upgraded breakfast $3.95, king and queen-sized beds only, free Wi-Fi and wired internet access, pets are not allowed

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The Good
In the reviews used for this analysis, the majority were positive and mentioned the cleanliness of the hotel, the staff, the good value, the location and the comfort.

Most of the reviews mentioned the superior cleanliness of the hotel. Many guests liked that the toilet seats had paper covers to show they had been cleaned.

Many guests praised the staff for being very friendly and helpful.

The hotel provided good value for money according to numerous guests, who felt there was no better accommodations in the area for this price.

The location was praised by many guests for being close to the highway, but far enough away that they could not hear the traffic noise. The location was also praised for being just a short drive to 'the main drag' of Barrie.

Some guests loved the beds, commenting that it was one of the best sleeps they had in a long time. The rooms were also praised for being very quiet.
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The Bad
The majority of the reviews used in this analysis were positive, however, there were some negative comments regarding the complimentary breakfast, the size of the rooms and the pool.

The complimentary breakfast had no hot options, according to many guests. The hotel website advertises a 'complimentary breakfast buffet', and many guests expected more than just toast and cereal. There is an upgrade to a hot breakfast for $3.95 which some guests thought was too much. In addition, a few guests felt it was a hassle having to get a breakfast ticket from reception before receiving their complimentary breakfast.

Numerous guests thought the rooms were too small. One guest set up a playpen for their child and said there was no room to walk around once the playpen was set up.

The pool was too small, according to several guests.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked this hotel #7 out of 20 hotels in Barrie and rated it 4 out of 5 based on 83 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated this hotel 4.3 out of 5, with a recommendation rate of 96% based on 75 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated this hotel 8.6 out of 10 based on 159 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated this hotel 4.4 out of 5 based on 240 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent on November 22, 2012: some smoking rooms available, microwave, fridge and coffeemaker in all rooms, free continental breakfast, upgraded breakfast $3.95, king and queen-sized beds only, free Wi-Fi and wired internet access, pets are not allowed
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.
Guest Reviews
8.0
Very Good
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6 / out of 14
hotels in Barrie

Rated 8.0/10 based on 3814 reviews

Ranked #6 out of 14 hotels in Barrie

3814
Location
  • Barrie Molson Centre (5.1 km)
  • Snow Valley Ski Resort (7.5 km)
  • Horseshoe Valley Resort (19.4 km)
Map Marker Monte Carlo Inn - Barrie Suites
81 Hart Drive, Barrie, ON