Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 58
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pam_h The Breakfast Room can't handle a full hotel.
The only real negative on our stay was Breakfast. The hotel was completely full, as I'm sure it is most Saturdays in July. The breakfast room was completely packed every time I checked. No possibility of getting a seat, and near impossible to get to the food. We had a room on the first floor, close to the breakfast room, so I didn't mind eating in my room. But I made 4 trips to the breakfast room between 9:30 and 10:30, and still didn't get what I would call a "complete" breakfast. The 2 (I think it was 2?) ladies putting food out couldn't keep up. The first three times I went there was no coffee (other than decaf). One time there was two trays of bacon, but no eggs, another time eggs, but no bacon. No yogurt. The famous cinnamon buns were scarce, but we did get some. No hope of getting a pancake because of the time it takes to make one in the machine, and the lines of people waiting.
The only other minor point is that the hotel is starting to show its age. We stayed there in early 2007 when it was new, and 7 years later, the hard water in Barrie is taking its toll on the shower head.
Overall, a good stay. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful, and our dog thoroughly enjoyed her stay too :)
July 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sea Gull Room and Breakfast
Room and bathroom clean. Bed is comfortable. Room large and comfortable. Bathroom is clean but small. Had to go past toilet in order to close the door. Good choice of food but the breakfast room is too small so you couldn't sit and enjoy your meal.
July 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sizzler23 Comfortable room
The hotel was very clean, and check in was easy.
My only feedback was that the bathrooms are very tight, but that's nor something you can really change.
the only other thing I found was that the breakfast room is very small. It's the size of a hotel room. As such it is very difficult to move between tables and it was very crowded and was quite hot and stuffy.
Might be worth having an overflow room if possible.
Other than that it was a great stay and I would stay there again.
July 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by traveller12345abc Needs work
The gym equipment did not work. Hot tub was out of order for the entire time of my stay. The furniture in the suite could use some updating/repairs. I will not stay at this facility again.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheCoffeeGuy Great location
We stayed at this hotel only one night. I booked on line. Later I realized we might need an early check-in. This was easily accommodated and remarked on when checking in.
This location is literally seconds off the major highway 400, in the middle of shopping, and remarkably quiet for being in the middle of it all.
A small efficient hotel.
Do not get turned off by the somewhat austere and small lobby, this hotel holds up its end of the Holiday Inn reputation very well.
A great stay
July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bu2p Bathroom fixtures
Shower heads are clogged with mineral deposits and allow only marginal supply of water to spray. Other than that, bathroom was maintained.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Corbs7 Great value for the money!
Stayed here with the family for my son's baseball tournament and it turned out to be a great place to stay. Lots of restaurant options within walking distance (and a beer store!), but you will not need it for breakfast, as the quality and variety of food was surprisingly good. Staff was very friendly....checkout process was a breeze. Only negative comment is on the elevators. We were on the 4th floor, and a couple of times we had to wait more than 5 minutes for it to arrive, as there is only 1 in the building.
July 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sanbagger good night
good hotel, the pool was just the right temp. The home baked cookies were a treat.
July 7, 2014