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The Harbour View Inn

7.9 | Good
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Small waterfront property near the trail system with in-suite kitchenettes

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the waterfront location
  • Several guests found the rooms quiet
  • A few reviewers thought that the kitchenettes were well equipped
  • A couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests complained about the older TVs in the guest rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 7, 2013
Overview
This property overlooks Lake Simcoe and is a 5-minute walk from the Barrie North Shore Trail. Offering only six suites, this property is better suited for guests who prefer smaller, more intimate, properties.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and all suites include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a kitchenette (a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a kettle, a toaster, a sink and dishes), an en suite bathroom, a desk and chair, a hair dryer and individual climate control. 

Some rooms also include a sofabed. Select guest bathrooms have a shower/tub combination, while other rooms have a shower only. The penthouse suite is furnished with a king bed and a jetted tub. Irons and ironing boards are available on request.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. Suites at this hotel are accessible by stairs only. This property does not have an on-site restaurant. Extended-stay rates are available.

The MacLaren Art Gallery, Robert Simpson Brewery and the G & Sf Regimental Museum are all about 7 minutes away on foot. The City of Barrie Marina is about 20 minutes away on foot or a 3-minute drive away. The Kozlov Shopping Centre is about an 8-minute drive away, while the Talk Is Free Theatre is about 10 minutes away by car.

Access to Highway 400 is about minutes away by car, while the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is about a 60- to 90-minute drive away, depending on traffic. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
There were few recent reviews available for this hotel, among hotel review sites, at the time this analysis was conducted. But among those limited reviews, many guests described their rooms as clean. Some other reviewers added that the rooms were quiet, the kitchenettes were well equipped and that the property had a generally historic and charming ambiance. A couple of guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

Several reviewers enjoyed the waterfront location and some of these reviewers mentioned finding restaurants and shopping within walking distance.

A couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were few recent reviews available for this property at the time this editorial was written. A couple of guests complained about older-style TVs in the rooms, while a couple of other reviewers thought that the decor in general was dated.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #6 out of 8 Barrie B&Bs and Inns, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 20 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
7.9
Good
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7 / out of 14
hotels in Barrie

Rated 7.9/10 based on 26 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 14 hotels in Barrie

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Location
  • Snow Valley Ski Resort (9.2 km)
  • Horseshoe Valley Resort (17.9 km)
  • Downtown Barrie
Map Marker The Harbour View Inn
1 Berczy Street, Barrie, ON