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Popular Barrie hotel with indoor pool, mini-kitchens, jacuzzi suites and free hot breakfast

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms are clean and comfortable, said many guests
  • Many guests thought the staff were excellent
  • Several guests thought the location was ideal, close to shopping, theatre and dining and a good walking area
  • Good value for money, according to several guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the free hot breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by online guest surveys
  • Occasionally guests found noise transfer from rooms above, the hallway or neighbouring rooms
  • Some guests found uncomfortably firm beds
  • The pool was sometimes described as small and shallow
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 19, 2016
This hotel offers a comfortable budget stay just off Highway 400, near restaurants and shopping in south Barrie. It caters well to families with children offering a child-friendly indoor pool, a free varied breakfast and family suites with bunk beds, a mini-fridge and a microwave.

This hotel offers 82 smoke-free rooms.
 All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 32” flat-screen TV with cable, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, and climate control. Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include a sofabed, a separate bedroom, a living room, a sitting area, a fireplace, a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, sink), a table and 2 chairs, a double jacuzzi and bunk beds. Accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site. Pets are welcome for $15 per pet, per stay, up to 3 days only. 

A free hot and cold breakfast buffet is available to all guests from 6 am to 10 am on weekdays and 7 am to 10 am on weekends. 

There are several restaurants in walking distance. Jack Astor's Bar & Grill is a 2-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel also offers discounts at Boston Pizza, Topper's Pizza and East Side Marios, all less than 4 minutes away on foot.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a business centre, a guest laundry, dry cleaning, free newspapers, and meeting space 

Park Place mall is a 3-minute drive or 12-minute walk from the hotel. Centennial Park is a 9-minute drive. Downtown Barrie, offering local theatre, restaurants and shopping, is an 11-minute drive. Park Place (formerly Moslon Amphitheatre) is a 4-minute drive, or 12-minute walk from the hotel. Georgian Downs and OLG Slots, Georgian College and Georgian Mall are all within a 10-minute drive. Mount St. Louis and Horseshoe Valley ski resorts are a 25-minute drive away. Wasaga Beach is 40 minutes away by car. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on February 18, 2016: breakfast hours, pet fees, no shuttle services currently available from the hotel
The Good
Many guests enjoyed comfortable stays at this clean hotel. 

Many guests thought the rooms were nicely furnished, and very clean with very comfortable beds. One recent guest that wanted to convey their pleasing rest said, "I slept like a hibernating bear!"

The staff were praised by many guests for being attentive, friendly and professional. They made an impression on guests, as some said they continued to return here for the staff and another reviewer said they were like family.

Guests liked the location. It was easy to find, had easy access to the highway, had restaurants in walking distance and a nearby shopping centre.

The breakfast was considered by many to have a great selection and good food. Comments from one recent reviewer: "Breakfast was and still is one of the best. Hot and tasty, keeps you going until the afternoon...WELL DONE!!" 

The hotel offered good value. Guests were pleased with the lower room rates, the freebies which added value and the free, unlimited Wi-Fi for all devices.
The Bad
There was some negative feedback offered online.

Some guests reported noise disturbances from: guests in the rooms above, neighbouring rooms, partiers in the hallway, and a nearby vending machine.

Some guests found their mattresses to be hard or too firm.

Some guests found the swimming pool small in size and somewhat shallow and some thought it might be ideal for those learning to swim and young children.

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Sources guest reviews ranked this hotel #2 out of 19 hotels in Barrie and rated it 4 out of 5 based on 846 reviews. guest reviews rated this hotel 4.1 out of 5, based on 680 reviews. guest reviews rated this hotel 8.2 out of 10, based on 339 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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441 Bryne Drive, Barrie, ON