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Very noisy on weekends, but good location and great staff said guests

Pros
  • Free breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi
  • Excellent staff, according to many guests
  • Many guests liked the location, close to the highway and many shops and restaurants
  • Good continental breakfast, according to several guests
Cons
  • Weekends can be very noisy, according to many guests
  • Uncomfortable beds, said numerous guests
  • Some guests felt the hotel could be cleaner
  • Some guests complained about the lack of an elevator
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 16, 2012
Overview
The Travelodge is great for those needing a place to stay while passing through the area, or those who are looking to explore what Barrie and its surrounding area has to offer as the hotel is located just off Highway 400 and is found in the centre of Barrie.

This 3-floor hotel has 130 rooms, each of which has two double beds or one queen or one king bed. Every room has a microwave, a small fridge, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, free local calls, pay-per-view movies, and an optional Nintendo game system. The business class rooms also have a desktop computer, and some rooms come with a sofabed. Smoking rooms are available. Pets are allowed at no extra fee.

There is a free continental breakfast served daily. On-site amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, free parking, business services and meeting space. There is no restaurant on site, but several dining options are within a 5-minute walk, while even more restaurants are found a bit farther away, within a 10-minute drive.

Georgian Downs slots and raceway is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, MacLaren Art Centre, Gryphon Theatre, and Centennial Park are a 5-minute drive away. The Barrie Molson Centre is a 10-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on November 7, 2012: 130 guest rooms, no suites, fridge and microwave in all rooms, smoking rooms available
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The Good
This hotel received almost equal positive and negative reviews in the reviews used for this analysis. The positive comments focused on the hotel's staff, location, free breakfast, and rooms.

Many guests complimented the staff for being friendly, courteous and professional.

The location was praised by many guests. One guest said "So convenient to everything... shopping, restaurants, entertainment and waterfront!"

Numerous guests thought the complimentary breakfast had a good selection of food.

Reviews about cleanliness and comfort at the hotel were sometimes contradictory. Some guests thought the rooms were clean and comfortable, especially the beds. Some guests did not agree (see below).
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The Bad
There were some persistent negative comments in the reviews used for this analysis about noise on weekends, uncomfortable beds, dirty rooms, and the lack of an elevator.

A common complaint was noise levels during the weekends. One guest said "if you happen to stay on a Friday or Saturday night be prepared for young people in the doorways drinking, smoking and not being mindful of noise levels, etc." There were also complaints about noisy sports teams staying in the hotel.

While some guests said the beds were comfortable, a few said the beds were not comfortable. One guest said "The bed was too soft. I had back pain after I woke up."

Another contradictory complaint was the cleanliness of the rooms. While some guests thought the rooms were clean, there were also some complaints regarding hallways that were said to be unclean and smelling of smoke. Others found cigarette burns on the comforters and trash around their rooms.

The hotel has three floors and no elevator, which bothered some guests.

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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked this hotel Ranked #11 of 20 hotels in Barrie, and rated it 3.5 out of 5, based on 74 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated this hotel 8.1 out of 10, based on 36 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated this hotel 3.7 out of 5, based on 79 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent on November 7, 2012: 130 guest rooms, no suites, fridge and microwave in all rooms, smoking rooms available.
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
7.3
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Rated 7.3/10 based on 432 reviews

Ranked #13 out of 1 hotels in Barrie


6 out of 10 | Robert stayed September 20, 2014

"Rob from pembroke"

"Reception was very disorganized. Charged for room upon check in and wanted to charge another 85 dollars on check out. Rowdy bunch of young people knocking on doors at 3 in the morning both nights and when complained to desk kim offered a discount on room for the inconvenience and then told us no because we booked through a web site."

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7 out of 10 | Marnie stayed October 13, 2013

"Noisy rude party boys"

"Hotel and staff were great! First night was good. Second night was horrible! A large group of young men partied in the room above us and kept us and other guests all night. Staff did get them under control however we woke to our mini van parked in the parking lot, having beer cans on the roof, the bumper and other debris around our van."

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8 out of 10 | Tim stayed May 11, 2013

"Great place to stay in Barrie"

"This hotel is comfortable, convenient and reasonably priced"

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10 out of 10 | Monica stayed April 08, 2013

"comfortable stay"

"The hotel was very clean. Room where confortable. Location was off major highway and accessible. Near restaurant and shopping mall. The continental breakfast was ok, more variety and extended time would be better Overall experiene, very good"

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10 out of 10 | Ryan stayed March 10, 2013

"Great City"

"Great City amazing people thank you rooms were nice clean."

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10 out of 10 | Martin stayed June 17, 2012

"This place was great....I will never forget it and I will be"

"The hotel was awsome...Can't wait to come back!!!!"

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9 out of 10 | Melvin stayed September 02, 2011

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Would stay again - great value for the price."

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9 out of 10 | Richard stayed April 11, 2006

"Discovered late at night that the lock on the window was broken. Within 10 minutes the hotel had staff had assigned us another room right next to us. I have a problem walking and they were very quick to ensure that I had a groundfloor room close to the lobby. When I had trouble using the phone (my fault) the person on duty at the desk came to our room to dial the number in case the phone did not work - which it did but I did not dial correctly. Nice folks ! Ann from Sault Ste. Marie, ON"

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7 out of 10 | Heather stayed August 15, 2004

"Generally a good place to stay, the styles and layout of the rooms are nice. However I would have preferred a non-smoking room, but due to the occupancy rate this particular weekend that wasn�t possible. They appear to have equal amounts of smoking and non-smoking rooms, when I feel that the non-smoking rooms should out number the smoking rooms. Again, given the high occupancy, fellow guests were rowdy and incorrigible to keep the noise down, and staff did not assist. On a scale of 1-10 I would rate my stay a "6", not good and not bad."

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9 out of 10 | Holly stayed May 30, 2004

"Very helpful, friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will be back next year with friends."

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7 out of 10 | Violet stayed May 15, 2004

"You get your money's worth. The continental breakfast is a definite plus."

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8 out of 10 | Bill stayed February 13, 2004

"This was just a quiet time away from business, customers, and phones. I wanted some time to relax in a location with a hottub and pool. The facilities were great. My only comment would be that the water in the hottub could have been a little hotter. I would return any time."

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Location
  • Snow Valley Ski Resort (7.5 km)
  • Horseshoe Valley Resort (16.8 km)
Map Marker Travelodge Barrie On Bayfield
300 Bayfield Street, Barrie, ON