Best Western Plus Hotel Barrie,  Barrie

4.0/5  - based on 528 guest reviews.
35 Hart Drive, L4N 5M3, Barrie, Canada - See map
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  • Heated pool
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Free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking. Mini-refrigerator and microwave in all rooms. Suites, kitchenette rooms and jetted tub rooms available. Indoor heated pool, 24-hour fitness room. Located at Highway 400 and Dunlop Street. This charming hotel in picturesque Barrie, Ontario is perfect for enjoying local attractions, from outdoor recreation at Lake Simcoe to family fun at Centennial Beach! The Best Western Barrie is ideal for the leisure and business traveler alike. From strolling along the beautiful Kempenfelt Bay to shopping at the nearby Tanger Outlet, there is something for everyone. Guests at this centrally-located Barrie hotel enjoy year-round activities and events, including Kempenfest, Nascar, Winterfest, the Elvis Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival. Skiers and snowboarders have easy access to several nearby mountains. Plus, the Bruce Grey Simcoe area offers ample opportunities for hiking, biking, golfing and more! Don't forget to check out Canada's Wonderland while you're here. Known as the gateway to Muskoka and the North, Barrie is also an ideal destination for business travelers, offering close proximity to Orillia, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Wasaga Beach and Blue Mountain. Local business attractions and corporations include CFB Base Borden, Hydro One, IBM, TD and the Bank of Montreal. With a newly added meeting room for small functions, this Barrie hotel is also a convenient meeting and event space in Barrie. The Best Western Plus Barrie offers all of the amenities and conveniences of home. The property offers 27 executive rooms and suites select accommodations feature kitchenettes and jetted tubs! Our guests start their day off with a complimentary full hot breakfast including make-your-own waffle, yogurt and oatmeal stations. Breakfast on the run? No problem, Grab and Go bags available at the front desk. Our hot tub is out of order and closed until further notice.

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  • 5
    « Stay here a lot »

    Newly redone lobby & rooms, clean, good breakfast, I stay here a lot for business, the staff has always been friendly & great to deal with. walking distance to restaurants, beer store Timmy's. I will continue staying here & recommend it to anyone.

    4
    « Loved our room! »

    Hubby & I stayed here just as a one night getaway. Not a very pleasant area, but we booked our room with a jaccuzi tub and it was one of the best room experiences. Clean, big, romantic etc. Breakfast was amazing, but make sure you get there at the right time, they seem to like to trick you with their breakfast hours. I'd love to go back, but wish it was in a better location in Barrie!

    4
    « Excellent amenities for the price »

    Clean, polite and efficient. Rooms are reasonable. The bed was a bit firm for my liking. Minor issues like burnt out reading light, and breakfast was hot but plain. Still enough variety to suit most appetites.

    5
    « clean room, comfy bed and nice breakfast »

    Breakfast was buffet style , had all the essentials eggs,sausage,pancakes,toast,hash browns and fruit. Bed was comfy and comfy, room was clean and modern. Staff very nice and professional. Need to replace hot tub

    5
    « very good hotel »

    The hotel is very clean and well decorated. the service is very good and they are very helpful and nice. the breakfast has very good varity and good quality of food. we had fun and enjoyed our stay in the hotel. I would recommend it for any one who is looking for nice place in Barrie.

    5
    « Getaway from the evrry »

    At youth we live in Barrie our home was being renovated and we wanted to get away for a day and relax? it was great. Very relaxing,clean and pool was perfect. The staff was great! The room was very inviting, wonderfully decorated and comfortable. Just what we needed.

    4
    « Good value »

    Rooms were very clean and the breakfast was well laid out and ample and tasty! Parking was a bit of a challenge and taxi's were whipping through the parking lot, but other than that a great place to stay.

    4
    « Nice comfortable place to stay just off the hwy »

    Had to stay in Barrie for the night and this hotel was conveniently located closed to the city center and just off the main hwy-400. Next to many fine hotel chains but looked the best from the street and had plenty of parking.

    5
    « wedding »

    The staff were excellent and made us feel at home. Rooms were clean and well equipped. Location was central and easy to find off the 400 Highway. The breakfast was well presented with friendly staff. We will book again in future.

    5
    « 6 day visit! »

    We travelled from Scotland and had two rooms for 6 nights at the Best Western. Great hotel, spotlessly clean, good breakfast and an incredibly friendly staff particularly those on front desk. Great stay and will visit again next time.

  • 5
    « Stayed for work »

    I thought this hotel was clean and nice, rooms were big and had a mini fridge and microwave, nice big tv's. front desk staff were friendly and helpful, it's located just off the highway and close to restaurants. Breakfast doesn't start till 630am so if you have an early morning meeting it doesn't leave you much time but breakfast was very good and they had a good variety of things to choose from!

    5
    « The best hotel in the city »

    I've stayed in almost every hotel in Barrie and this one is by far the best. The hot tub was down, which was unfortunate timing, but otherwise they are great! Breakfast is standard, but lots of options. Rooms are clean and staff is excellent. The price cannot be beat and they are the only hotel that has a 3 queen bed room, which is perfect for families. You will not be disappointed.

    4
    « Doable but underwhelming »

    We only needed a place to lay our head and that is about the only thing you will want to do in this hotel. Just off the highway so it is a great place just to check in and check out but with the lack of amenities and sketchy area of Barrie leaves you waiting for the next day so you can just move on.

    4
    « Fine Clean hotel »

    Stayed overnight before a school ski trip to Mt St Louise Moonstone, so the location was great. We arrived on a Sunday evening Jan 25 at 630 pm after grabbing a quick dinner at Boston Pizza . We found the double queen bedroom quite large, SUPER soft bedding and pillows. Really liked the lamps and reading light adjustable arm attached to the headboard...great for reading after my son went to sleep! Nicely appointed for a value hotel (we paid $91 Canadian) . Bar fridge to keep our ski snacks cold, nice clean room/bathroom. Quite a complimentary breakfast selection...fruit, bread, rolls, bagels, hot and cold cereals, eggs, bacon, sausage, yogurts, muffins, pastries and more! not 5 star but well worth the stop in in the a.m. before hitting the slopes with my son!

    5
    « Great hotel with recently renovated lobby/breakfast area »

    We stay at this hotel everytime we come to Barrie for work or pleasure. The staff are very friendly and aim to please. The renovations done in the last year and a half provide a very beautiful view upon entering. The breakfast served and included with stay is a great variety (better than many hotel provided breakfasts - offers eggs, bacon, pancakes, hashbrowns, waffles, fruit, yogurt, cereail, toast, coffee, juices, muffins, cookies, etc.)

    5
    « Lovely front desk staff »

    Hotel is very clean and the front desk staff are very friendly and offer a smile whenever passing by. This hotel will be my first choice when visiting Barrie in future. I like the new renovations and location....close to The Keg.

    5
    « Great stay »

    The rooms were well keep, they made swans for my husband I for celebrating our anaversary. Front desk was very helpful when we had trouble finding a restaurant for dinner. The lobby is looking wonderful with the new breakfast area.

    5
    « Awesome »

    Check in was very smooth and easy! Staff was very friendly and helpful in bring me extra towels and cleaning my room when I went out for the day. breakfast was delicious, a lot of options to choose from. Room was very clean and spotless, would definitely stay again!

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    We went as a hockey team and a few of us had some issues. But the staff there were very nice and tried to fix the problems. The breakfast was good. Pool was small but the kids still had a good time. Hot tub wasn't working. We used the gym and the equipment was good. Everything worked. I would probably stay there again.

    5
    « Well kept »

    Excellent hotel wonderful staff well done rooms brightly lit and well maintained. Only fly in my soup was some of the other guests...my advice watch out for ?hockey season? and avoid tournament weekends

  • 4
    « Lisa business trip »

    This trip was good but wish there was more restaurants in the area Being out by the highway there is not much choices for people who don't drive and taking taxis everywhere can get expensive. This trip at the hotel was great.

    5
    « Large, Busy, Noisy »

    This hotel has comfortable rooms and polite staff. It is a huge facility and when we stayed there the halls were busy with noisy and partying young adults. While we did call down in the night to reception, they simply answered that the security staff were patrolling the halls and that was that. Disappointed.

    4
    « Nice stay »

    Stayed just one night. Room quite comfortable - two queen beds. Very clean. Good morning breakfast. Only complaint was Rogers cable was intermittent and when I called front desk there was no solution as it was a "Rogers issue" Funny how in morning breakfast room the cable tv was working fine.....hmmm. I would return to this hotel again.

    5
    « Great Hotel! *Read Description* »

    My partner and I travel a lot. Out of many hotels we have stayed in, this hotel was one of the nicest. The staff were very nice, and accommodating. We stayed in the king suite, and LOVED the jaccuzi tub. The lighting was not the best, but did not put a damper on our rating. The pool was small, but nobody was around on the Monday night that we stayed, so it was a great size for the two of us. The hot tub was not working; this seems to be an ongoing occurrence in our hotel stays - but the jaccuzi made up for it. The breakfast was good - but we were late by 1/2 an hour, so we missed the waffles. The only thing that made me a little upset was that it was for our anniversary, and after putting in to make it special as a special request and the hotel saying they would - there was nothing. They have many complimentary items. Overall it was a great honeymoon.

    5
    « Amazing Hotel! »

    Great place to stay. We needed a suite to accommodate our large family. Amazing rooms and the service was great! Breakfast was good and the had Gluten Free and Dairy Free options. If you are in the area check out the Kawartha Dairy Store just down the street!

    5
    « Shinny and new »

    Nothing better than a brand new place to stay. Quick off ramp for best location. Plenty restaurants nearby. Handicap parking was very limited. Great place for for stop over on the go couples who travel. A lot of shopping around.

    5
    « Best Western Royal Oak, Barrie, Ontario, Canada »

    Everything was what you'd expect from Best Western, I'm always impressed with their product. This time I was especially happy with the people involved in my stay, from front desk staff who helped me with some issues at check-in to the breakfast server who made me feel welcome and that it was a pleasure to serve me (even though I didn't arrive one morning till 15 minutes after closing time and she had to put all the food back out), to the room staff that kept me in coffee to my hearts desire as well as keeping the room spotless. I wanted to live there!

    4
    « Great hotel for the price range »

    We were pleased with everything at the hotel with the exception of the breakfast. There is an all day breakfast restaurant a few minutes walk from the hotel where we had our breakfast. The room was very clean, with lots of towels, comfortable bed and friendly staff. Would definitely stay here again if the need arises.

    3
    « Okay for a Good Price »

    Pros: - Hotel room was clean and beds were comfy. - Breakfast had good variety. - Location was convenient. Cons: - Walls are very thin and people seems to be in the hall way from 6pm thru to the wee hours of the morning. I'm not a light sleeper (and had a drink before bed) but even I was kept awake. Make sure to bring some ear plugs. - TV was very glitchy - was told by hotel staff that this was being worked on so I'm sure it will be fixed for the next person however, it would have been nice to drown out the children playing in the hallway. All in all, if you get a good deal - take it. We will be trying our luck somewhere else next time but only because there seems to be lots of options in the area.

    5
    « Best western it's like home »

    Love Best Western in Barrie close to hospital and great service and room always be going there and l9ve the news look very clean and safe quiet at night bed very comfortable bathroom very easy to get acces

  • 5
    « Christmas Shopping Getaway »

    We stayed for our annual Christmas shopping trip at Best Western and it was amazing. Each morning we had a warm complimentary breakfast. The rooms were very nice and cozy. Staff were super friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be back next year!

    5
    « Great hotel and location »

    I stay about 30 to 40 nights per year in BW and this is one of the better ones. The front staff were all smiles and the housekeeping is extraordinary. The breakfast was excellent. Check out was easy. I only had one complaint. I am on CPAP for sleep apnea and there was no plug at the head of the bed except to unplug the light. You should look at putting a different light fixture with a plug so your guests can plug in medical devices or their phone to charge it. I will be staying again! Great location with lots of nearby restaurants. room was super quiet although close to the 400.

    4
    « Great Hotel, Good Rates »

    Surprised as this hotel was modern, very clean, and the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good and good value to have that included with your stay. Would go back there again. Pool was a good size and also a good amenity.

    5
    « Excellent option close to downtown »

    I stayed at the hotel while in town for a short course. The location was perfect as it allowed me to walk downtown and leave our car with my wife. The hotel is very modern and clean/updated. Our only complaint was that the infant cot provided for our 3-month old was inappropriate - fine for an older child, but not one where suffocation is still a risk. However, we had a back up so this was a minor inconvenience. Excellent staff and a well equipped, well located hotel.

    4
    « 7:10 PM November 26, 2017 »

    Friendly, helpful staff. Convenient location but Highway 400 construction in the area does make it awkward to get into as well as there is no east bound exit on Dunlop going southbound. Had to go to the next exit and backtracked.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    Love this Best Western - there are different options for types of rooms. Suites have been affordable in my experience, and there is a family room (with a separate bedroom) which is so helpful when traveling with small children. The pool area is a bit small, but with children they don't mind!

    5
    « Lovely Stay »

    The front desk ladies were so lovely upon check in, and offered me a little welcome back for being an elite member, that definitely made my day. I also received a complementary room upgrade to their executive section and I was very pleased. The room was very clean and the bed was super comfortable . The girl working in the evening had amazing restaurant suggestions for us, and when we returned to the hotel, she asked us about our experience . In the morning, we had the pleasure to enjoy their hot breakfast, and we got to know some of their guests that are now frequent travellers to this locations and i can definitely see why. overall, amazing stay and no complains at all! I cannot wait to visit my new home away from home when I'm in the barrie area

    2
    « I got bed bugs!!! »

    Well, sadly but true i spend one night at this location and i woke up full of bug bites in face and back! I went to the front desk and she said it might be an spider since your room is on the first floor!! Ok im like whatever!! Thanks So 3-4 hrs later this bites became huge so i went to the dr and she said yeah « bed bugs » so now freaking on the road i got to my new hotel and they dont have laundry guest !!! I went to a public laundry and wash everything but completely even my case!!! What a nightmare!!!! Its looks fully renovated and clean!! Omg no it change my whole trip!

    4
    « Great location for travelling the area »

    We recently stayed 5 nights and travelled the area Christmas shopping. Through trip advisor tips, we requested bottom floor room with patio door to outside parking area. Being a smoker this was most convenient and, we were lucky enough every night to have our car parked right outside of our patio door. Rates are higher for same room Friday and Saturday nights but for Tues to Sat night averaged out to $700 after tax for the 5 nights. Breakfast is included but I guess bed was comfy as neither of us made it up and out to check it out before 9:30 am when it is served until. As other reviews ongoingly mention, hot tub jets in pool area weren't working but, soaking in the hot tub still enjoyable at night. There's so much to see in this beautiful geographic area, this was our first time, won't be our last and, Best Western ground floor patio door room will be our choice next time!

    5
    « Love my stay »

    Always a great stay and amazing staff! Definitely will recommend to my friends, plus the new breakfast room is very lovely and dynamic. Can't wait to see more changes And very happy to see their new logo

  • 4
    « Comfortable, reasonable price, easy access off Hwy 400 »

    I would definitely recommend this Best Western location. It's a quiet, friendly hotel. Clean, comfortable beds. Friendly & helpful front desk staff. Travelling north or south on Hwy. 400 this hotel has easy access off the highway & only is close enough to shopping malls & restaurants, etc.

    5
    « Caring »

    The staff is always welcoming and caring on every visit, but this time we traveled up for a funeral for a family member. The staff was extra helpful and kind. The people at the desk were understanding and respectful. The maintenance staff went out of their way to be considerate of our needs.

    3
    « Good value for basic business travel »

    Newly renovated decor and cleanliness were a welcome surprise for a short business trip. Cardboard dishes and plastic cutlery distracted from the value of a warm breakfast. Good value and easy check in and check out.

    5
    « Good Stay »

    This is a very nice hotel. The staff is excellent. They have thought of little things to make a stay comfortable. The amenities are good and the bathroom very clean with up to date fixtures. Housekeeping has done an excellent job to keep the room clean and comfortable.

    4
    « family event »

    We recently stayed at BW in Barrie Ontario with other family members, the staff was helpful and very friendly. The room was very clean and comfy beds... bathroom also very clean! we will stay here again!

    2
    « Not great for business travel »

    No USB places in room to charge phones and equipment. Cheap soft pod coffee maker in room not a quality coffee maker like a Keurig. I would expect higher quality for being charged 182 /night. The breakfast area is extremely small and do not have options for people with food allergies.

    4
    « Good team hotel »

    Our hockey team stayed here during a tournament. Hotel was in a good location. Rooms were clean. Breakfast was enough to fill the kids for the day. Pool was on the small size, but large enough for kids to play around in. No noise from other rooms was heard. All in all, good value for the money.

    4
    « Clean room, lumpy pillows »

    Very clean room. Bed was super comfy. Pillows we're horrible and lumpy and the replacement wasn't much better. Noise from an adjoining room was annoying otherwise the full hotel was quiet enough. Indoor pool was small and the hot tub didn't bubble when the button was pressed. Good location, easy to find. Breakfast room was way too small and food layout awkward to move around in especially with the weekend crowd. There was another room to sit in but it was way to cramped where the food was. Lots of food choices though that changed during our stay.

    4
    « Barrie Best Western beats the Chris De Burgh Blues! »

    So we had tickets to see Chris De Burgh in concert at Casino Rama and I had enough points for a room at Best Western. After a bit of research we settled on this hotel on Hart Dr. in Barrie and I'm glad we did. The hotel is just off Hwy 400 and set in a bit of an industrial area. But when you are there just for a night its no problem and was nice to be so close to the highway considering we had to get to and from Orillia for the concert. On check in we got a very friendly greeting from the girl at the front desk and she knew right away that we were using our points to pay for the room. We were assigned a room on the 2nd floor and it was an end room so nice and quiet. The room was nicely laid out, very clean and looked like it might have been remodeled in the last year or so. The bed was extremely comfortable (as my unforeseen afternoon nap can testify to) and the pillows and bedding were of good quality. Lots of channels to choose from on the tv plus the usual selection of coffee and tea making facilities. Bathroom was very clean and well laid out as well. Because it was an end room we actually had 2 windows in the room, one on what I would call the south wall and then a smaller window on the east wall so plenty of light when needed. In the morning we headed downstairs where they had a pretty good hot and cold breakfast laid on. Very creamy scrambled eggs (that was a good thing), toast, bagels, muffins plus bacon etc. There were probably other things on offer but my brain and my hunger were focused on bacon and eggs and I did not go hungry. Plenty of seating as well in a side room they had opened up off the main food area. All in all it was a nice one night stay and if we were to go to Orillia for a concert again or even just needed somewhere to stay in the Barrie area I wouldn't hesitate to choose this hotel.

    4
    « weekend of kayaking »

    stayed here while kayaking at a couple of different provincial park over the weekend .would definitely stay here again ...rooms were clean ...breakfast was good with an assortment of things to eat .close off the highway for easy access.

  • 4
    « A nice place! »

    Be sure to advise your server at The Keg if you eat there that you are staying at the BW, you will receive free appetizers. Also beware they do not allow debit cards to be used at check in. This is a new scheme property and very comfortable though I would prefer a Beautyrest mattress.

    4
    « Great stay for a great price »

    I stayed here after my favourite place to stay in Orillia was already booked, and I'm glad it worked out! The hallways still look like the 1980s, but when I walked into the room I was pleasantly surprised by how modern and spacious it was. Also very clean. I had a great sleep. The breakfast in the morning was great if you like the continental options - lots of fresh fruit. I didn't try the hot food. There's a Tim Hortons around the corner if you need a quick bite. I'd definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Great Service »

    We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay here! Really appreciate that hockey teams are accepted as a whole! My daughter and her friend loved having pool time without all the boys! Hopefully we can make use of your facilities again in the future!

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Over all stay was great. Staff were pleasant and curtious Breakfast was great.included with room. Would stay there again next time in Barrie. Good location easy to find. Close to all emenitys. Fast check out.

    3
    « Comfortable »

    Arrived on a hot humid day and was so glad of the air conditioning. Hotel was comfortable, staff were friendly, beds were comfortable, lots of towels, pillows, outlets for c pap machines. Breakfast in the morning was great no complaints.

    5
    « Friendly place to stay »

    Easy access to the highway, Clean and friendly place. Good breakfast lots of selection. Staff is always smiling. Good size rooms great value for the price weight room nice pool and hot tub have good hours and are kept clean over all I would rate this hotel a 10.

    5
    « Comfort and Convenience »

    Everything seems to be done with the visitor in mind: car parked outside the room with a sliding door to access the car park; a full range of breakfast options; helpful pleasant staff; a clean room with comfortable beds, fridge, microwave etc.; quiet area.

    5
    « Best Western Barrie »

    I have stayed here many time's, the staff know me by name which is awesome! The recent renovations are fantastic, laundry on site is huge for me as travelling all the time. Just a great place to stay & right downtown Barrie

    5
    « Fall escape »

    We enjoyed our one-night stay in Barrie. We were passing thru & it's always nice to have a clean, friendly place to stay. Desk staff gave us recommendations for places to eat within a 5 minute drive. The room was large and comfortable. The included breakfast was good. Would definitely stay here if ever in the area again.

    4
    « first visit »

    we stayed at this hotel on the recommendation of a friend whose sons wedding we were attending locally. It was adequate for what we needed although the breakfast area was a bit cramped and the poor waitress was rushed off her feet. Staff were very friendly

  • 4
    « Our night at Best Western »

    rooms were clean and very helpful staff. The evening was noisy for a while, kids running up and down the hall but later they settled down. The parking was adequate and easy to get in and out of. We had breakfast and checked out easily.

    3
    « a little pricy for value received »

    An average type of accommodations but a little pricy for the value received. Easy to find just off of highway 400 and ample parking. Only 1 elevator for 4 flours and was slow at timesContinental breakfast was very basic and was only from 6:30 to 9:30 even though this was a Sunday morning

    5
    « Very Impressed - very satisifed »

    I had a very pleasant stay at this hotel. All staff had smiles and were very friendly. This hotel was under construction but wasn't bad at all. We stayed in a newly updated room and it was very nice. I have been at other hotels where the staff were miserable and ruined my stay. NOT here, was a VERY nice stay - thank you very much!!!!

    5
    « Best Experience at Best Western Barrie »

    Best ever Best Western! Was at a wedding and forgot/lost my shawl. Called the hotel and Brittnie actually went to my room to check, found it there and called me so i would not worry! Outstanding! Would recommend again and would go again! Easy to get to. My daughter loved the pool

    4
    « BW RoyalOak,Barrie Ontario »

    Friendly ,helpful and efficient staff.Good facilities.Free parking.Good location for heading out into the country,local spots to visit or in-town eating,shopping etc.Room was neatly and cleanly presented.A problem with a slow draining sink was quickly corrected.

    4
    « Wedding trip »

    Very nice establishment, clean room, spacious bathroom. Complimentary water at the front desk was a nice touch and very much appreciated. Breakfast was good with a good variety of choice. Staff very friendly & helpful. Would recommend without hesitation

    5
    « Awesome Hotel »

    The best place to stay when visiting Barrie and/or Casino Rama. Friendly and caring staff. Comfortable and quite clean rooms. The recent renovations are awesome. This hotel is conveniently located just off HWY 400 at the Dunlap St exit. We have stayed here several times over the past eight years and will continue to stay here whenever we are visiting this area.

    5
    « Weekend getaway »

    Loved our stay at Best Western in Barrie this past weekend. Hotel room was very clean, front check-in staff were very pleasant and helpful and a great breakfast both mornings! Also found this hotel very quiet. Would recommend this hotel.

    4
    « A great Grandson get-away »

    Hotel was clean, comfortable and staff was excellent, meeting all our concerns efficiently and quickly. The swimming pool was great for a five year old. Hot tub needed a cleaning. Very quiet and good for getting a youngster to bed and sleep. We will return to this hotel.

    4
    « Would Recommend »

    Great stay at this hotel. New renovations are almost complete and they have done a great job making the rooms comfortable. Great price for the area and very comfortable beds. Breakfast hot food (eggs, sausage, bacon etc.) is stereotypicsl cheap hot food but overall great experience at hotel

  • 5
    « Nice Hotel in Barrie »

    Really nice hotel, good service, good breakfast and swimming pool. Location is good, right near 400; the hotel rooms are well sound-proofed, and you can park near your room as well. We used it for a short stay when we visited remote places like Midland and others.

    1
    « I'll never return! »

    I will never stay at a Best Western again. I have now had 2 terrible experiences in a row. This site in particular was so dirty I couldn't believe it. I would have checked out if there was another hotel with availability. The air unit had so much dust accumulated between the vent openings it obviously has not been cleaned in years. Something was splatered on the bathroom walls, some of the light fixtures are not wired, dead bugs and crumbs inside the drawers of the kitchen area, I had to hunt for the remote. Found it in a bedside table with the pad of paper I needed but didn't have on the desk, but all the pages were scribbled on, the rods to assist in closing the curtains were not attached...I could go on and on...their do not disturb sign actually goes into the card slot of the door. The house keeper actually took that out and opened our room door each day we stayed there!! Were they attempting to snoop through and steal our belongings??!! They were like deer in headlights when we looked at them and told them to put the sign back in the key slot! You think they would would have learned after the first day. They thought we were all gone when they saw one of leaving for work in the morning...surprise! I'll never return.

    4
    « Decent price. Decent hotel. »

    We have stayed here before, and will likely stay here again. It's right off the 400, handy to Dunlop St which is the main drag in Barrie. The rate is reasonable and the rooms are fine. We found the breakfast room small.

    4
    « With a few tweaks this place would be amazing! »

    Newly renovated and friendly/helpful front desk people. We had a corner room with a king that was great (2 windows on opposite walls!) There was a woman who diligently kept the breakfast buffet up- there was more than enough hot food! Good location- just off the hiway and away from the south end craziness- easy to get to the East end and downtown. The only complaint I would have is the attention to detail was lacking- the stairs leading to the end floor could use a vacuum, our sheets didn't lay flat so the bed looked a little unkempt and the small window was missing a blind. Like I said small things, but if they stepped up their game a bit this easily could be a top Barrie hotel.

    4
    « Family Vacation »

    We were in Barrie, Ontario for a family vacation and stayed at the Best Western Royal Oak Inn. Great staff, very friendly and very helpful. Renovations were taking place at the time of visit so having to wait 15 minutes in the stairwell after leaving the pool to go back to our room was a bit annoying. The renovators were very loud and sometimes very inconsiderate to visitors with their excessive and loud yelling back and forth down the hall and the hammering. Wish we were informed prior to check in!

    5
    « Grear Hotel »

    The staff were very accommodating at breakfast several people thanked the young girl who looked after the breakfast .The front desk people were also friendly and helpful. there was plenty of parking and the area as well as the hotel were very clean.

    4
    « Very Satisfied with My First Stay in Best Western »

    Staff in the hotel are friendly. Room is very clean and comfortable. This was the first time For my family to stay in BW and we all loved it. My kids enjoyed staying there. We will come back again for sure.

    4
    « Comfort and value in Barrie, Ontario, Canada »

    The Best Western Royal Oak Inn, Barrie, ON is our hotel of choice. The staff are pleasant and helpful, the rooms are clean and the beds are very comfortable. We are always pleased with our stay at Best Western Royal Oak, from start to finish. Nice staff, clean rooms, comfy beds, breakfast; we appreciate all of it. After many years of staying in Barrie, since our first stay at Best Western Royal Oak a few years ago, we have not considered staying anywhere else in the Barrie area.

    2
    « Not happy »

    Room was dirty pillow had stains wall had pop or something on it I was not impressed hopefully this was an isolated case and others do not have to put up with this kind of service for $249.00 per night you would expect better

    5
    « our stay at Barrie »

    We stayed in Barrie at the Best Western Royal Oak Inn for five nights in August. We had a family suite for the four of us. We were extremely happy with our stay there. The room was very comfortable and quiet with lots of space for us. We had breakfast at the hotel every morning, plenty of food and it was always fresh and hot. An excellent stay for the price and easy access from highway 400

  • 5
    « Best Western Pleasure »

    Great value for money. Exceptional staff. Breakfast included which is a bonus. This hotel is close to downtown Barrie and all of the malls. It is also 15 minutes away from Tanger Outlet Mall and 20 minutes from Orillia which was great for us.

    4
    « Great location, friendly, compitent staff. »

    Close to the 400 Highway and downtown where I had business. This trip had construction around the cut off to Dunlop Street but I was familiar the area. Hopefully that will be over soon. Staff very friendly and handled the issue I brought to their attention very quickly.

    5
    « Amazing staff! »

    We stayed recently for a baseball tournament and we're blown away but the amazing service. Everyone was very friendly and the entire stay was enjoyable. The rooms were spacious and the hotel was very clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay again!

    5
    « Very satisified would definitely stay here again. »

    My husband and I stayed at the motel for our 43rd anniversary. We had never been to Barrie before so opted to go check it out. We were very satisified with everything about the motel service and the cleanliness of the motel. Staff were all very friendly and courteous including the handyman. Even though they have renovations going on with the pool area it did not effect out stay.

    3
    « needs updating »

    didn't have a reservation; front desk staff was very helpful. Bathroom needed ceiling repairs and sink drained extremely slowly. Breakfast was adequate, though other hotels offer much better breakfasts and room charges are lower....Best Western could do better

    5
    « Fantastic Hotel »

    We have travelled to Barrie several times and have stayed at different hotels but the Best Western Royal Oak Inn has been the best one yet. Very quiet and the beds were comfortable. Only disappointed was the pool was closed for maintenance. Would definitely return though in the future.

    5
    « Best Hotel in Barrie »

    I have stayed in many Best Westerns in the world but non compare to the clean, caring and professional hotel that i just stayed in Barrie. From the front desk personal to the housekeeping , what a well oil machine this hotel is. Do your self a favor if you go to Barrie check out this hotel.

    2
    « Summary of my stay »

    The pool was closed for maintenance with no notice prior to reservation , and this was the only place to go out of the room to enjoy our time . It was really a boring stay . Along with the dirtiness of the room , for example I found a used towel hanging behind my washroom door the moment I stepped in the room which means that the room was never looked at before the new guest arrives . . I would never repeat coming here again and I would never recommend it for anybody. In addition , they don't empty the garbage bins in the room when they do the room service . The sofa bed was broken and was not comfortable to sleep on .

    4
    « Friendly staff »

    Great staff. Everyone who works there was very friendly and helpful. Pool was out of order which was a pretty big let down but we were able to go to another hotel(10 min drive away) that let us use their pool which was nice.

    5
    « Family reunion in Barrie »

    Great place to stay clean, comfortable, convenient and always love continental breakfast included friendly staff, like parking right at the room very accessible didn't use pool but nice that there was one quiet for sleeping

  • 5
    « Was Good »

    Nice place to stay at. Staff were very friendly they were doing construction but it was not to bad for noise. The hot breakfast was also good my daughter loved the make your own waffle. We stayed two nights and would definitely stay there again in the future.

    4
    « Best Western »

    Good hotel and a good location close to the 400 highway a very clean hotel with excellent staff. The staff gave excellent service and where very friendly. The breakfast was good but could be slightly improved.

    4
    « Best Western Barrie Ont »

    Enjoyed our stay, staff very helpful, rooms are clean, pool and exercise area clean, had a great stay, give it a 10 rating, would recommend to family and friends, close to down town, and restaurants,

    4
    « Good value for the money »

    Hotel was renovated recently so everything is nice and new. The free hot breakfast has the normal stuff, eggs, some meat item, cereal, yogurt, waffle maker too, Free coffee and tea all day. The bathroom counter is very small and there is never enough lighting. There is limited outlets for all your electronic devices.

    4
    « Nice stay at BW Royal Oak Inn. »

    We stayed for one night with no complaints. A bit noisy the morning but that is just a lack of courtesy by others. Overall a nice place to stay when visiting Barrie. Hotel a little out of the way from them 400 but not an issue

    5
    « Canada Day »

    My daughter and I stayed at the Best Western and had a great time. The staff were very helpful in guiding us to the events that were going on in town and everything was in walking distance. The hotel has been going through renovations and is looking wonderful, the most recent from my last visit is the bright open concept breakfast area. We had a great stay. Thank you to all the staff.

    5
    « Friendly Staff, immaculate rooms. »

    Recently stayed at the Barrie Best Western while visiting family in the city. As soon as I walking in I was greeted by a warm and friendly "welcome" from the front desk manager Arlene. Both Arlene and Brittany were a pleasure to talk to. The girl at the breakfast counter was also very friendly! Stayed in the suite which is enough space for a family of 6. Beds were VERY comfy and sheets were a great texture (not crunchy) and the room was very clean. Would stay again :)

    4
    « Best Western Royal Oak Inn Barrie »

    Hotel is in reno, that being said, rooms were clean and the public areas were clean and clear. The staff were cordial & very helpful and were quick to tend to our needs I would recommend this hotel to everyone. An in room restaurant guide would be very useful and helpful.

    4
    « Great stay at this hotel. »

    Very comfortable room. Great location and very quiet despite being closed to the highway. Lot's of restaurants nearby and lot's of parking. Staff were very friendly and helpful with our questions and also recommended restaurants in the area. Would recommend this hotel for a stay in Barrie.

    5
    « Hot breakfast. Warm friendly staff. »

    I've spent many nights at this Best Western and not only are the rooms well appointed and nicely decorated, they're always very clean. Hot breakfast is included in your stay! I find the staff incredibly dedicated to guest comfort. Always courteous and professional. It's very evident that the work atmosphere for the staff is a positive one and that makes my stay all the more enjoyable. From a business perspective, they have been accommodating when I've used their meeting facilities and help me project a professional atmosphere for my clients/customers.

  • 3
    « Convenient & Comfortable »

    The hotel is a short drive off Hwy 400 and perfect for travellers. We stayed while renovations were being done, but quite enjoyed the lack of a television in the breakfast room. Our room on the second floor was clean and the bed comfortable. Overall a good stopover. Wifi, however, was sketchy and while my husband persisted after a while I gave up to watch TV. Had the wifi been more reliable this review would have been rated 4-stars, so hopefully it will be addressed and corrected once renovations are complete.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel!! »

    Really nice room and comfortable bed. I would definitely stay here again. Staff was friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend staying here if you want a really nice room for a great price. Awesome.

    4
    « Clean and convenient location »

    Property was clean, it was a soccer tournament the hotel was fully booked but very quiet. They did have a Security Officer stationed at the main floor. The room rate was fairly high but the accommodations were nice and breakfast was included.

    4
    « Easy to find / Good Hotel »

    My family and I needed a place to stay for one night while we visited some friends in the area. Staff was welcoming, exterior and entrance seemed new. Hallway to our room was under renovations so workers in the hallway made it a little noisy and dusty with the work being done. Room / bed / bathroom was clean and comfortable. Included a refrigerator and microwave. We did have a little issue with the wifi continually disconnecting after a few minutes, but it could have been our devices. Workout room was small, but efficient and clean. Breakfast was good. Overall I would recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Excellent »

    New breakfast area and decor is terrific. Very nice job. Hotel staff are very helpful and go out of their way to make sure your stay is smooth. Good value. Only improvement needed is to the Wifi service. Keeps droping

    2
    « Not for us »

    Staff was courteous and accommodating, but the shower was not clean and had mildew. They insisted it had been professionally cleaned, but their housekeeping did clean it after we complained. We were given a night free for our trouble.

    4
    « Nice hotel under renovations »

    Good place to stay, not far off the 400 highway. They are under renovations , so hallways are being updated . Our room had been updated - had 2 queen beds, mattress was great . There was a soccer team staying and around 11:00 p.m. the Security shut the kids down from running up and down the halls, knocking on doors. Thanks. Strong smell of chlorine from the pool upon entering the hotel -

    5
    « Standard Affair »

    Excellent hotel overall. Its currently under construction so the lobby is a little messy, but overall the place was clean, well maintained and what you would expect out of a mid-tier hotel. The staff were polite for the most part and we didnt have any issues during our 1 day stay.

    4
    « Good value for the price »

    Staff is very courteous. Room was ready upon arrival. Very clean and neat. Breakfast was good. Only problem was hotel was under renovation. Our family had good time. Close to all amenities and attractions.

    5
    « Superb Place to Stay »

    My Wife and I recently attended an Anniversary in Barrie and spent the night at the Best Western on Hart Drive in Barrie. We knew check-in was from 3:00 pm onward but we arrived earlier than we had expected and it was around 11:00 am. We thought we would see if we could get in and the fantastic clerk did just that for us. It was nice to get freshened up and relax before attending this afternoon event. The check-in was quick, efficient and friendly. Our room was spacious, well appointed and comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was good and checkout was quick and friendly. We would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great spot to spend the night in Barrie. If we are back that way again we will definitely stay there again.

  • 5
    « Very comfortable »

    Had a queen bed. Very comfortable and lots of pillows. The bathroom is clean and well maintained. Breakfast is plentiful and lots of variety. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful when we asked for directions and restaurant recommendations.

    4
    « Family respite »

    I was traveling with two family members on an unplanned trip and having stayed at best westerns many times in the past few years it is generally a positive experience as was this one. Clean and friendly helpful professional staff being that it was late when we arrived. Definitely would recommend it and stay there again.

    4
    « Happy »

    Great place for a quick stay. The hotel was under renovations but we were in the newly renovated part. The staff was friendly and we got 2 room for the price of 1 since there were no rooms available with 2 queen beds.

    4
    « Comfortable - well situated »

    Although currently doing renovation and upgrades, the hotel was clean and quiet. The room door did have a large gap, but was not an issue. The location suited our purpose and would stay there again without question.

    4
    « A weeknight stayover »

    Clean, convenient, comfortable. Tim Horton's one minute away. Near to highway 400. Easy to find. Breakfast was quite satisfactory. Lobby and front entrance improvements taking place. Staff were very friendly and professional.

    4
    « Love the best western »

    We stayed at this hotel we love,the Best Western chain found room was very nice we stayed on the main floor so easy access to our car .. all the staff there very friendly breakfast was very good as well they have 24 hour coffee in the lobby would for sure stay there again

    5
    « Clean Room Courteous Staff »

    Excellent, clean, and convenient hotel. Courteous and helpful front desk staff. The location just off the highway is extremely easy to access. Quick stay but as always Best Western was an excellent choice.

    5
    « Family stay for fance recital »

    Room was clean spacious and comfortable, great value for the money. We had a crib for the baby and a kitchenette in our room, stocked with dishes and soap. Extremely helpful for the little one. Housekeeping was attentive and considerate.

    5
    « Great Experience »

    Everyone was friendly and courteous and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The breakfast was good and my kids had fun splashing around in the pool. Great location for getting around Barrie. We would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Excellent hotel »

    Great price and hotel. They lobby was being re done but we never heard any of the noise and They apologize for the mess. They have a hospital rate. Which was great. My daughter had to be at the hospital for a appointment where she couldn't sleep before and we live a hour and half away so no way a 2 and half month old wouldn't of slept in the car. This hotel was close, clean, great breakfast and bed where good. My mom however found the bed uncomfortable. Would stay again for sure.

  • 4
    « Nice room »

    The room was OK. The bed was comfortable showerhead good water pressure. The only downside is that it was a little close to the highway so that was a little bit of noise which affected my sleep a little bit.

    4
    « Great Price Nice Room Wonderful Breakfast Included »

    First time in this hotel. Have been to other hotels in Barrie, this one had a hot tub. Got a great price. Check in was fast and easy. Our room 124 was on the main floor in the rear of the building and you could park right outside your room. The room was newly renovated and very very nice. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. We went out until 9:30 pm and when we returned there was another car parked in front of our room. OK parking spaces are not reserved or marked in any way but I really hoped I would not be hearing them in or out that night or in the morning. I know this is not the hotels fault but we could hear our new neighbours as soon as we walked in the hallway. Entering our room it was like they were in the room with us because of the adjoining door. We went straight to the front desk where the desk clerk immediately offered to speak to them. We asked for another room and luckily because the hotel was not full we got a 2nd floor room #204. The room had not been updated but it was still a great room and quiet this time. You can hear the highway traffic and there is a landscape materials storage yard across the street where a few heavy trucks were in and out. The best part was the breakfast included with our room. It had everything and more. I have never seen a make it your self waffle iron.

    3
    « Ok for a one night stop over »

    This hotel is currently under renovations,so take note. Lobby and main floor are being updated. The rooms however are still quite dated. There is no restaurant, however it is centrally located with all kinds of options no more than 10 min drive. The room was clean and quite large. The bed was very comfortable. The only real concern I had was the fact that the walls are very thin and I would hear the other guests speaking, the TV and activity in the halls. If you are a light sleeper, this could be an issue. Overall an average hotel, but quite clean.

    4
    « Always love this hotel »

    Will be glad when construction is done, I know a hotel has to upgrade but it seems like it has been going on forever. Despite all of this the front desk staff are always courteous and helpful and the breakfast lady is one of the reasons we keep going back, she can't do enough for you, especially using the temporary breakfast room

    4
    « Great location just off the 400. »

    staff were very apologetic about the construction that was underway to replace the entrance and reception area and gave us little gift bags with goodies in appreciation of our patience with reconstruction. Good hot breakfast, Best scrambled eggs ever! Comfortable bed, pillows were too puffy to sleep comfortably on. Very pleasant helpful staff.

    4
    « Best Western Royal Oak Inn, Barrie »

    Although the lobby was under construction, everything else about our stay was good. The hotel compensated by providing us with a "compliments bags with chips, chocolate bar and 2 water bottles. The room was clean, decorated nicely, and we were able to park directly outside our room.

    4
    « Great Weekend Stay »

    Needed this break over two days of outdoor education workshops with a local school board. Clean,quiet room, excellent staff with helpful instructions and local area maps, and a great night's sleep. Even the four young hockey teams in for a tournament packed it in early! A very convenient location for anyone doing business in the Barrie area.

    4
    « in constuction »

    I was impressed with the service dispite all the construction to upgrade this hotel.The rooms were very clean and up to Best western standards. The internet worked good for me , which is very important.

    5
    « extremely accomodating and helpful »

    we stayed as a very large group in town for a hockey tournament and the staff and security were extremely friendly, helpful and accomodating. Rooms were large, beds and pillows super comphy. Pool was warm.

    5
    « Very comfortable beds and quiet setting »

    This hotel is set in downtown Barrie, close to all amenities and has the most comfortable beds in all of Barrie. The rooms are clean and well appointed, the staff are friendly and accommodating, there is a pool and hot tub available as well as free WiFi. We had a very enjoyable stay at a very reasonable price.

  • 5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    This is hotel has a great location, just off Dunlop St. The staff is excellent ,from front desk, to housekeeping to the 2 lovely ladies that run the breakfast room. This hotel had a little pool and hot tub- but does the trick, really nice rooms the best breakfast we had which is included with your room price is the best breakfast we have ever had, we stayed 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it highly to anyone going to Barrie . Thanks for an awesome 2 night stay .

    2
    « Renovated room? Maybe some parts but not all »

    We needed an inexpensive room for the night - since the BW Royal Oak advertised 'renovated rooms' we chose to stay here. The bathroom was updated, but there were unfinished dry wall holes - had been polyfilled but not painted. The room was spacious enough and the 'headboards' looked new but the wall paper was old, scuffed, ripping, and marked in numerous places. The bed was mediocre at best - definitely not new. When I turned the bed down I wasn't sure it had been changed. The bottom sheet was super wrinkled....But apart from all these small things, the entire hotel wreaks of disinfectant - the lobby, the hallways and our room. For someone with asthma, this pervasive smell made it really hard to breath. I had to use my inhaler. If we ever have reason to be in Barrie again, we would not come back here.

    3
    « ripoff »

    when we go to the Georgian downs casino we stay overnight at the bw in barrie on sunday afternoon we dicided to go to the casino at I booked the bw for a night on sunday july 03 2016 we paid $125.00 tax included which was the normal price we paid for a night . when we go on a multi trip I book with the bw international we went on a casino trip in southern Ontario to fergus walkerton sarnia and final barrie all the prices were acceptable except barrio for Thursday night august 4 2016 at the bw in barrie the price was over $205.00 tax included an increase of over $80.00 or 64% I refused to pay that ripoff price and booked instead with the monti carlo hotel which was next door to the bw at a price for the night of $125.00 tax included that was the last time I will book with the bw in barrie even if it is a good hotel and we enjoyed the nights we stayed at the bw barrie be careful about being ripped off when you book a room

    3
    « Hotel was good »

    Business trip, late check in, easy process. Room décor was updated/new. Bed was comfy. Met all expectations. Main floor room with patio door was great to transfer luggage to and from the car. Overall the hotel was fine. Did not use the pool. Breakfast was hot, pretty much same as one might expect. Fresh hot coffee and cold juice.

    5
    « Our Stay At Best Western Royal Oak Barrie On »

    My stay at the Best Western Royal Oak in Barrie Ontario was a very very good experience. The staff was very polite, courteous and very helpful. I was having trouble with my iPhone and Arlene the lady at the Front Desk helped me above and beyond, the problem was fixed. I was so happy and relieved, I can't sing her praise enough. I have "never" had such a great experience at any other place I've ever stayed at. I will definitely recommend this Motel to all of my Family and Friends. Sincerely; Linda Wilkinson Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

    5
    « Excellent Experience »

    The overall hotel and room was clean, staff was great. Location is close to everything. Breakfast was good, had everything you could want. Didn't use the gym or pool but it looked ok. Rooms are large enough to accommodate 4 people and the shopping bags :)

    5
    « Get Away »

    We were there for a Wedding it was a very clean hotel and rooms, room was very nice we were on the main floor so we could park right outside our room and had sliding doors to go in and out, The pool and hot tub were nice and relaxing, and the Continental Breakfast was very good lots to chose from. I would stay there again.

    5
    « Amazing Stay »

    Very clean and modern hotel rooms. Staff was very accommodating and very friendly. Felt so much at home that we didn't want to leave! The front staff, and the hot breakfast are all top notch. My favourite part was the make your own waffle station, loved all the different toppings that i had to choose from. The only thing they need to add is whipped cream for the waffle station !! Location was great and we would definitely go there again

    4
    « Updated and clean »

    Considering the nightly rate for this hotel and the quality Inn was the same; it seemed like a good deal. The room was average size with microwave and mini fridge. The fridge door really needed to be fixed as it was difficult to open. The bathroom was very bright with lit vanity mirror and 6 pot lights. I was pleasantly surprised to see a rainfall shower head in the tub and it was impeccably clean! I've never actually wanted to take a bath in a hotel tub, but this one was spotless! Unfortunately all the updates couldn't fix the paper thin walls and the conversations we could hear not only in the hallway but from the room next to us. Looking on the bright side, being woke up early by the neighbouring rooms talking meant that we could make it to breakfast. The make your own waffle station was great with a large range of toppings however only serving eggs and cold bacon shouldn't clasify it as a hot breakfast. If your looking for quiet you best pick another hotel but if your more concerned about cleanliness and updates then this hotel would get a 5 star.

    5
    « 2016 55+ Ontario Senior Games August 9-11, 2016 »

    The highlight of our Games this year was our stay at this hotel. They were kind enough to accommodate my husband's bike, giving us a ground floor room. They hosted all the cyclists, had a room set aside for us all and two of the ladies Amanda and Arlene seemed to be there at all times for everyone, asking how we'd done in our games, etc. The suppers they prepared for us were excellent - best we've had anywhere at such games. The breakfasts were healthy, plentiful and they seemed to be ready for us no matter how early we showed up for breakfast. They handled the numbers in our group with ease and showed interest in our Senior Games events Kudos!.

  • 5
    « A Night out at the Casino! »

    We went to go see a concert at Casino Rama, and decided this place looked the best choice for the price. when first arriving the lobby was very clean and the check in was very quick had everything ready and only took a couple of mins, when we got to our room it was updated and also very clean along with the bathroom! i would recommend this property to anyone who is looking to stay in the Barrie/Orillia area as it close to the highway and restaurants. All in all it was a great stay oh and the breakfast was to bad either :)

    5
    « comfy cozy »

    We stayed here for one night. The mattress was very very comfy, the pillow was too soft for me, the room was clean and extremely quiet. Breakfast was pretty good and this hotel is not far off the highway. We would stay here again !!

    3
    « Very nice for the price »

    This hotel was clean and updated. My husband and I found the beds comfortable. The tv was nice and had a lot of channels to choose from .Breakfast was ok .We would stay there again when when passing through Barrie .

    1
    « Rude awakening. »

    We've loved the stay! We checked in and payed upfront for 3pm check out. We have been so comfortable and relaxed, we ended up playing hooky and staying for another 2 nights (shhh) but when we wanted to stay a THIRD night, there was no one able to accommodate us. We spoke to a gentleman ( who was very polite) who told us we would have to wait until the female attendant on the next shift to see if we could extend our stay. But the male attendant at that time wasn't able to confirm our late check out-- though he was the one who checked us in and took our prepaid late check out.-- The following attendant was no further help, but still polite; referring us to the manager whom started her shift at 8am on Saturday September 24th 2016. This person was the most rude and unwelcoming voice I've ever come across. She spoke to us like we children getting in trouble at the school Yard. She didn't bother to check if there was any cancations in any of the rooms and sternly told us we must check out at 12pm...though we paid for 3pm. I'm sure we were refunded on our credit card, but having been treated in a such manner; clearly calls for a poor rating. I believe the woman's name was Arlene... don't quote me.... best western barrie, you sure did clean up nice, but work on the edict.... Peace. :)

    3
    « Barrie Trip »

    Service was good. Lack of fresh air in the room was a problem. The air was too dry. not all the jets worked to capacity in the spa, Swimming pool ok, but too small. Staff was very friendly, the location for our purposes was excellent and very convenient to things the city had to offer.

    3
    « Good stay »

    Overall, our impression was good. The hotel is a bit dated, but they are working on updating. The room kind of had a smell to it that wasn't altogether pleasant. The room was large enough, but didn't provide a sitting area. It wasn't quite as close to downtown bars and restaurants as reviews led us to believe, but was only an $8 cab ride. Didn't use the facilities, but the breakfast was pretty good. Any staff we encountered (front desk, cleaning, breakfast area) were all very friendly and accommodating.

    5
    « Great night stay with good breakfast »

    Staff are very friendly and beds extremely comfortable. Couple this with a breakfast of waffles, eggs, sausage, toast, cereal etc. and you really couldn't want more. Tip: There isn't a restaurant within walking distance for dinner.

    5
    « Great Value »

    Hotel looks like brand new hotel and I was surprised when I heard it was about 25 years. Hotel has updated very will. Room was clean and have comfortable beds and well organised. I am sure I will stay here again and I recommend this hotel for all travelers. They have a Keurig coffee machine at lobby. Great Staff, Clean Room, Good enough breakfast and Wonderful Hotel. Thanks for all staffs of Best Western Royal Oak Inn.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Hotel has updated very clean and comfortable beds, great breakfast and amazing staff! Great stop over when coming from the North and going to visit Canada's Wonderland. I will definitely be back! If you get a room on the bottom floor you can easily bring suitcases to your room through the patio door. They have a Keurig coffee machine and some delicious cookies and fruit available at breakfast. You can't beat the price, very impressed.

    5
    « Great Value »

    The hotel was clean, the service was excellent. The place was close to my work destination so it was easy to get there in the morning and back at night. Beds are comfortable and they offer a microwave and fridge which is greatly appreciated on long business stays. I would stay again.

  • 3
    « Comfortable »

    Only used as a base as was visiting family. Didn't use any of the facilities. Rooms were decent size and beds were comfortable., and clean. Very welcoming on arrival. Had a car so managed to get out each day and took a walk on a couple of the nights we were there. Beautiful surroundings.

    3
    « BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn »

    Standard hotel with a reasonable cost. Rooms were a good size and clean. Breakfast was supplied each morning and was quite good. Pool was available, clean and towels were provided. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Good value for your money.

    5
    « RELAXING »

    My husband and I recently booked a Jacuzzi room. Check in and out was pleasant and quick, staff very friendly. Room was on the third floor, was very clean, QUIET and comfortable. I never heard any noise from the third floor. The breakfast the following morning was more than we had expected and was actually tasty. Overall, we had a great experience and I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking to stay in the area. The only complaint I have but it is out of the hotels hands is the way other people park. When I got back to the hotel at about 10pm the parking was limited and spots were a little tight.

    4
    « Comfortable night in Barrie »

    I stayed one night on business. The staff were very friendly and gave me some great ideas for restaurants and tips on where to park, so that I could haul my luggage into room by the shortest way possible.The room was clean, the bed comfortable. The complimentary breakfast, was one of the better ones I've had. My only complaints were that the carpets and hallways of the hotel are starting to get banged up and show thetr age. In addition the vest in the washroom was a little dusty.

    2
    « Nice place.. if you like hearing everything your neighbors are saying! »

    This is a decent hotel, with good amenities.. an indoor pool, hot tub, great breakfast, decent rooms.. but unfortunately the walls between adjoining rooms are paper thin. We could hear everything our neighbors were saying.. and by everything I mean everything! Even calling the front desk to complain did little to rectify the situation.. the neighbors turning the music off only helped clarify the sound of their conversations. I eventually discovered the majority of the sound came through the paper thin door that connects adjoining rooms.. these doors need some serious upgrades with better sound proofing technology. Fixing this problem should be the #1 priority in their 2017 strategic plan.

    5
    « Clean and Comfortable »

    We had a very relaxing stay. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. Breakfast options were great as everyone found something they wanted to eat. Staff were friendly were always smiling and happy.

    4
    « Great Stay »

    Great location very central in Barrie, lots of shopping,great restaurants and a beautiful waterfront park. It is only a 45 minute drive to Wonderland. Spent 3 nights here with my 2 sisters in a 2 bedroom room and we had a great time. Staff was friendly and rooms were clean. Beds were super comfy.

    5
    « Wonderful Stay »

    We recently stayed at the Best Western and was quite impressed. It was clean and the rooms spacious (plus a fridge and microwave in the room was a bonus). We will definitely stay with Best Western next time we are in Barrie.

    5
    « Family visit »

    I was in Barrie visiting family and again stayed at the Best Western. The front desk manager Arlene remembered me and made me feel very welcomed. I found all the staff very friendly also the upkeep and cleanliness of rooms and hotel excellent. Everyone should experience this great atmosphere , you will not be disappointed.

    5
    « Amazing staff »

    When first entering the hotel I was welcomed with open arms by the staff at the front desk. During my stay I encountered numerous house keeping staff that greeting me with a smile. The room was immaculate and breakfast was amazing. I will definitely return during my next business trip. Thank you Best Western Barrie.

  • 5
    « Boots & Hearts »

    What a great property. We stayed at the Best Western during the Boots & Hearts festival. It was such an amazing stay, the staff were great, breakfast was hot and delicious. We even had a chance to swim a bit. The staff were great, and they were always there when we needed them. Can't wait for next year, we are looking forward to staying here again.

    5
    « Recent visit »

    We stayed here many years ago and the services were terrible. We tried again this year and you couldn't ask for better. All of the staff were incredible and friendly, the room service was awesome and the breakfast was great. We will be back and recommend this location highly.

    4
    « Small tr »

    We had a small 3 day trip to Barrie and chose the Best Western for its value, we stayed in the family room. It was clean and perfect for 4 teenagers and 2 adults. The free breakfast satisfied everyone which can be difficult. The kids enjoyed the pool and adults were great full for hot tub. It's located close to Hwy nod down town. Only down fall I would state is not in the prettiest area for sure.

    5
    « Spacious! Gracious! Great Stay at the Best Western »

    I had a great stay at the best western in Barrie. Not only did they accommodate me with an overly spacious room and very last minute, but the room had extra towels, the air was already on and it was nice and cool. Very clean and well maintained. There is a wonderful young man that works on the evenings that was very helpful and directed me around town to the places I needed to go since I'm not from Barrie. A wonderful woman named Arlene booked the room for me and she made sure my stay was perfect. Thank you for a great stay once again, Best Western!

    4
    « Nice and clean. »

    This Best Western is nice and clean. (Perhaps too clean because some of the halls smelled like lysol.) We were only here for one night on the way home from a vacation, but turned out to be a very pleasant night.

    5
    « OBHF Provinical Champs Stayed at the BW Royal Oak Inn »

    So many great things to say about our recent stay at the hotel. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was sufficient, tasty and was exactly what a team of 9/10 year olds would want to eat in the morning. The pool was clean and was a hit with the boys. The location was right off the 401 and made getting to the rinks and local restaurants easy to get to. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating to our requests. Our hotel contact Amanda A was great and helped to make our weekend a success!

    4
    « Best Hotel close to Downtown »

    The staff are very friendly. The rooms are clean and the bed is comfortable. The rooms have a fridge and are spacious. Free WiFi and parking. A 10 minute walk to downtown. Good bang for your buck in Barrie.

    5
    « Ms. Edwards »

    Stayed at the Best Western in Barrie Canada, for a wedding I must say my stay was excellent the room was spacious, very clean and updated, for an added bonus they give you hot breakfast every morning, I will definitely stay at Best Western again.

    4
    « Good hotel bicycle friendly »

    Stayed here while cycling up to Victoria Harbour. Near Hwy 400, short bike ride to center of town and waterfront; fantastic Kawarthas Ice Cream shop one block away around the corner, across from that if a great pub called Tiffs. Very clean hotel. Rates reasonable and include hot breakfast, was ok. Rooms nice and large, beds are comfortable, pillows are fine and the shower was good. Iron and Ironing board in wardrobe, Crummy tv remote has no guide so you must flip through all channels to find the one you want, oh life can be tough. Hotel staff are very friendly and accommodating. Very good hotel for cyclists as you can bring your bikes into your room. Would recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Amazing Stay!! »

    We had an amazing stay here on our trip. We will definitely will be back to stay at this location. The front desk staff was absolutely amazing and knowledgeable. Everything was clean, fresh and laid out well. The overall experience was perfect for us!

  • 5
    « Great Hotel. Clean and Friendly Service »

    Stayed here on many occasions. Always nice and clean. The hotel was doing some renovations when I stayed here last but it did not interfere with any of the amenities. The beds are comfortable and having a fridge and microwave is a bonus. Pool is great for the family.

    2
    « Not Great for the money »

    Bath tub and sink didn't drain properly, floors seemed dirty or stained...breakfast not worth the extra money they build into the room cost....better off just going to Tim Horton's down the street...can't say i recommend

    4
    « My second home when working in the earea. »

    This motel was clean and the staff were friendly, the wi fi was fast and the room meet our needs with comfortable beds and adequate room area. Pretty good breakfast. Good value for money, with easy access to the 400

    2
    « Poor service and facilities »

    Staff were not friendly or interested in guest service. House keeping tried to enter my room before checkout time. Breakfast facilities are run down though food is decent - rest of facility outside of the rooms is also run down. Shower leaked all over the floor although it was a nice new shower.

    5
    « An excellent experience! »

    This was not my first choice in Barrie, but the two or three I preferred were fully booked. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as we were very impressed with this hotel. The room was beautiful and the service very friendly. This will be our preferred Barrie hotel on our next visit.

    4
    « Friendly, helpful staff »

    My sisters and I stayed at the Royal Oak Best Western from June 14-16, 2016. We booked a room with 2 queen size beds. The mattresses and pillows were very comfortable. There was a mini fridge and microwave in the room. Parking and WIFI were free, and the room rate included breakfasts for the 3 of us. Other motels we were considering booking only included breakfasts for 2 people per room. The breakfasts were good. They continued to put fresh eggs, sausages and pastries out until 10 AM. The bathroom looked like it had been recently renovated. It was modern and spacious and had good lighting. Every employee we met smiled and wished us a pleasant stay. They were all friendly and very helpful. The location was ideal, close to both Hwy 400 and downtown Barrie. Our only negative was the thinness of the walls between rooms. We could hear the guests in the adjacent rooms. However, the noise died down by 10 PM so it did not affect the quality of our sleep. Overall, we were very happy with our stay and would not hesitate recommending the Royal Oak to fellow travelers.

    5
    « Excellent service »

    Everyone at the Best Western has treated our visiting artists wonderfully. We had guests staying there during an ice storm, and staff maintained order despite intermittent power outages and raging weather outside. We really appreciate everyone there!

    5
    « Stayed many times ?? »

    Always love going to the Royal Oak Inn, you feel very welcome from the minute you check in through breakfast until you leave. The breakfast room attendant who has been there for quite a while just makes having breakfast there very special, she is so on top of everything, there is never anything you have to ask for. We have stayed here many many times, gone through their renovations etc. A day would recommend this hotel, absolutely.

    4
    « Trash in the bathroom, but still a good experience »

    I found an empty milk container in the bathtub. The room was good and very homey. After staying in Best Western all across the United States, when I got to Barrie I was told I had missed the check-in the night before. I tried to explain why would I miss a night. I was told that since I scheduled my stay through Best Western Central Booking, that they could not help me. Oh well, I thought I could get some help, but it was my fault, I did not have internet service to read my reservations confirmation from the Barrie Hotel. They were very understanding, but could not help me.

    5
    « Excellent Service!! »

    We stayed at the Best Western Royal Oak Inn for a wedding last weekend and we couldn't have been happier with the service provided. Beginning at the front desk we had quick and pleasant service, the rooms were updated and very clean, and the hot breakfast was delicious. We would highly recommended this hotel.

  • 4
    « Centrally placed »

    This is in convenient location for visiting the area. close to highway400 but couldn't hear any traffic at all. Appears in need of decoration but this did not affect our stay. staff friendly and helpful. room clean. comfy bed. Good complimentary. breakfast.

    5
    « My home away from Home »

    When we go to Barrie My first choice is The Best Western. I know they take good care of my needs. location of room that is accessible for our disabilities. I feel very comfortable and at home so I'll relaxed during my stay there.

    4
    « Best Western--Hart Road Barrie Ontario »

    Very nice place to stay...clean, breakfast was good. Lots of pillow choices and a god size...not like some chains that the pillows are the size a a throw pillow for your couch. Excellent height of toilet...not the usual small person size.

    5
    « Excellent stay!!! »

    This is an absolute gem!!! The beds are so comfortable, the front desk staff are amazing, so friendly and helpful. I loved my stay here. PERFECT!!!! Even the hot/cold breakfast is delicious, eggs were cooked perfect, not dry. They even have to go breakfast bags for those on the go!!! Thank you and I will see you again in two weeks!!!

    3
    « Thank You from a Tesla driver »

    Since I drive a Tesla it's important to me that I be able to charge overnight where I stay and I thank BW for making this available. Unfortunately however they only have one EV spot, it's not well marked and it's generally filled with a non-EV - so, if you want to charge you can park in the fire route (the cord will reach). So Best Western, you're doing so much right, please consider putting better markings on your one EV parking spot designating it for Electric Vehicles only and enforce it.

    5
    « Great Experience »

    From check in to check out the staff was amazing, very helpful and informative. The hotel is clean and well taken care of. Great pool and hot tub for a relaxing evening. The breakfast had something for everyone - from hot scrambled eggs and bacon to cereal and yogurt. Highly recommended!

    5
    « Best Western Royal Oak - Barrie, Ontario Canada »

    No complaints, good value. I arrived at 1 a.m., and there was no one on the front desk. Took 10 minutes before she came back. Other than that a perfect night was had. She was probably the only employee on site at that time.

    5
    « still an excellent hotel »

    since our last visit there has some renovations done there is only one problem there is still no bath mat in the bath tub when you have a shower the floor of the tub is still slippery I metntioned this to the front desk and she recommended that when you book the room request a bath mat be placed in the bath tub a simple solution solution to a possible sjip and fall

    5
    « Amazing service, wonderful amenities »

    We had the privilege of staying at the Best Western Royal Oak Inn this past weekend while in town for a family wedding. The decor was updated & modern, and our room was clean & fresh. Both of the front desk staff members assisting us were absolutely wonderful, and the housekeepers were friendly, efficient & courteous. We were wary of the "free hot breakfast", as you don't always know how it will turn out, but both mornings were absolutely amazing -- lots of variety and very fresh. The pool & hot tub were lovely as well. If your travels bring you to Barrie, do yourself a favour and book your accommodations here. You will not be disappointed!

    5
    « Would Recommend »

    I'm usually pretty confident with the Best Western chain and this location did not disappoint. As my first time staying there, I was pleased by how modern and clean this hotel was. My boyfriend and I stayed in the King suite and were very impressed with the size of our room and the accommodations provided. We were glad to add this hotel to our very short list of our favourite places to stay.

  • 5
    « Service makes the difference »

    Elements of this hotel suggest it is dated (furniture etc.) They are updating. Yet what a difference Brittany and Arlene make at the desk - so welcoming and positive in their relations with clients. My wife and I have stayed several times for a combination of business and family. We will stay again. People make a difference and lift spirits even when snow falls in late April!

    5
    « Visit »

    I went to Barrie, ON to visit family and because of the wonderful experience I had the last time at the Best Western I decided to return. I was not disappointed . The same friendly staff and nice, modern clean rooms. I recommend this hotel to anyone coming to the area

    5
    « Overnight in Barrie »

    We stayed overnight to visit my sister-in-law. The hotel was close to her apartment and handy to the highway and services. There was no highway noise. We also enjoyed the swimming pool and hot tub. We would stay there again.

    5
    « HEAVENLY BED ! »

    I'm glad I chose Best Western out of the 5 hotels available in the area. The service was really great and friendly. The room was really clean, and the BED ... OH THE BED, WAS SUPER COMFORTABLE! We had an amazing SLEEP, it was literally like a sleeping on the luxury bed! The breakfast was amazing too! Eggs were perfectly cooked, sausage was delicious, coffee was amazing! Everything you need to feel at home away from home was here. Thank you Best Western! We're definitely staying here again when we need another place to stay :)

    3
    « I Would Not Recommend »

    We stayed for 1 night. The staff is excellent, the room was excellent. The breakfast was horrible. We were in town for a funeral & needed a hearty breakfast but it was anything but. Paper plates that leak, plastic utensils & paper cups. Scrambled eggs (not fresh eggs) & sausage was the only hot (warm) food that was offered. Bagels, cereal or toast. Not enough selection compared to other best westerns I've stayed at in Ontario. We've stayed in many Best Western but this one is at the bottom of my list. Will never go back.

    5
    « I have to grade it perfect. »

    I made reservations and changed it 2 times. Then day of arrival I changed again. We were accommodated without attitude or fuss. When we arrived our room was upgraded to family suite at no extra cost. The room was clean with lots of pillows. The breakfast was good. The eggs were soft and bacon was good. Favourite: make your own waffles. I would stay again with pleasure. I can't even come up with 1 thing I didn't like. It was perfect.

    4
    « Nice hotel and service. »

    Our family just stayed here for a hockey tournament and paid a little extra to book a 3 bed suite. Well worth the extra money with 2 teenagers. Two queen beds in separate room and one queen in main room along with kitchenette (fridge, hot plate, counter, sink, dishes etc), small table, 4 chairs and a bench. Room was clean, modern decor, with comfortable beds and nice bedding. Handy to have a kitchenette and small fridge/freezer (bigger than a mini fridge). Pool is very small and I dipped my toe in (nice and warm) but didnt swim as there were tons of little kids in and out of the pool (personal issue). Hotel charges 175 for meeting room which is very small with long tables, chairs and a tv. Hockey parents who like to "congregate" would not find this a great option. I would think booking an extra team suite for parents at a cheaper rate and adding it to the team cost of the tourney would have made sense. Nice and helpful staff, great to have breakfast included (and it had a good variety). I would return here to stay. A strong 3/4 rating in most areas.

    4
    « Good location and nice property »

    It is conveniently located nearby the highway and close to Downtown Barrie. The reception is very helpful and friendly. The double room I booked has two queen size beds - suitable for 4 adults (regular sized). Good breakfast buffet. I would stay with this hotel again for the price I paid.

    4
    « Accommodations for our weekend guest speaker »

    I am responsible for making hotel arrangements for our church when we have guest speakers coming for Sunday services. When making these reservations for our guest speaker for the Easter weekend (which is inevitably an extremely time of the year), the Best Western Royal Oak Inn was the perfect location. The reservation clerk was very welcoming and accommodating to our wishes and immediately put me at ease and took care of all the arrangements, especially when I needed to call back after several days to make an adjustment to the number of nights needed. I was treated like I was the most important person in her day. Our guests were very pleased with their room with its appearance and comfort, and were very appreciative of the wonderful complimentary breakfast provided each morning. We will definitely use Best Western Royal Oak Inn for future needs.

    4
    « We recommend this hotel »

    We have been staying at this hotel for years now. They have recently undergone renovations, which have greatly improved comfort and quality of stay. We have always had excellent relationships with staff. The hotel is clean and comfortable.

  • 2
    « Accommodations for kids sports teams »

    When booking the only availability was a Jacuzzi suite. I decided although $200 was above my price limit for one night, I would treat myself. When I arrived to the hotel, the staff member was very polite. When we arrived to our room there was about 8 kids leaning along the wall and over our door. With another 10 or so skateboarding and hovering down the small hallway (it was packed). We immediately went to the front desk where we were informed, all floors will be like this. So the staff accompanied us up to our room and temporarily cleared the floor. We went in our room and immediately heard the kids come out again. We wanted to negotiate a lower rate for this awful experience. When we were informed there was no manager on duty. The breakfast girl kept the breakfast area spotless and always full! Lacking in customer service.

    4
    « Comfortable Stay »

    This was my first time staying at Best Western Royal Oak Inn in Barrie, Ontario. I'm a frequent traveler to Barrie for business purposes and decided to stay at a Best Western for a change. The service was excellent upon check in and the staff was most helpful when answering my questions about nearby amenities. The rooms are tidy, the beds are comfortable and the breakfast is great. The pool was small and full of children, but that's to be expected during the March break. This also explains why the floor of the shower near the pool had candy on it. The fitness area is in need of new flooring as the carpet is dated. This hotel is currently undergoing renovations which I noticed upon arrival. During my stay, I noticed that the parking lot would fill up quickly in the evening, so much so that I was required to park at a Flower shop next door during one night. Overall, my experience at this hotel was very good and I would return in the future.

    1
    « Worst best western ever »

    Had to change rooms twice. First time tried to call front desk to report food crumbs on carpet when I checked in but phone didn't work. Then moved to an "executive suite" and couldn't sleep past 5 am due to all the noise coming from the highway adjacent to the hotel. Had to change rooms again. Breakfast mediocre--fake eggs and sausage. Pool water green but open when I checked in, then sign posted saying it was closed. Elliptical machine not working in "fitness center" that had 3 pieces of equipment in it.

    5
    « Always good each time I go »

    The staff are very helpful with the booking process. We are frequent business travellers to this hotel and area in Barrie, Ontario and we don't even consider another hotel. In fact, when I am in the area for personal reasons, I also choose this same hotel. The staff are great!

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    I stayed 2 days with my daugther for my son's graduation in Borden. This hotel was the perfect stay. Rooms are super clean, breakfast is good, the beds are very comfortable. We surely recommend. The mini fridge and microwave oven were very useful in the room. We were 30 minutes from Borden. Very easy to find and we were 10 minutes from the shopping centres. Also, there are many restaurants around. My daughter and I really enjoyed our stay.

    3
    « It was good. Not as good as other Best Westerns I have stayed in.... »

    This was a one night for business. I would say it was a good experience. I had a room on ground floor. Internet was great. Didn't really like the fact there were some people walking past the windows in the room so had to keep the curtains pulled for privacy. The main floor hallway seemed a little busy, people walking past with equipment and so on. Could also hear the person in the room above walking around (a lot). I should have asked for a room on an upper level. My fault. I have stayed in a number of other BW's, I would say this one seemed just a bit off overall (could have seemed a bit cleaner as a whole), but it was OK.

    1
    « Hockey Tournament Stay »

    Please do not book this hotel for any stays especially group stays...not accommodating at all...have stayed at many others and this is by far the worst stay ever!!!!!! Many problems and no staff on site to assist with problems just a front desk clerk and to back up manager to call...asked for a room so we could have a team meeting wanted to charge us $175 for a very small meeting room with only some tables and chairs. Also no parking when we came back from dinner. Very Very disappointing for all!!!!

    3
    « Great for the price »

    Stayed here on a Friday night as we were passing through town. The rooms were clean but dated. The breakfast was good in the morning, that was a nice touch. The hotel is just off the highway which is convenient. The checkin was quick and uneventful. The pool is smaller and was packed with kids but not surprised on a friday night. The hot tub was under maintenance for the night, not the best time for this, but hoping it was an emergency and not planned. Not sure if it was just lots of people or what but the internet was very slow. I would stay here again if the price was right.

    5
    « Made our weekend in Barrie perfect!! »

    Loved our experience staying at this hotel. Everyone was lovely, accommodating, and friendly. Would recommend this hotel to anyone!! Rooms were clean and warm, breakfast was delicious and lots of variety, and the kids loved the pool!!! Awesome!!!

    5
    « Friendly very helpful staff »

    The staff at this hotel were amazing and very helpful. Breakfast is good and the room was nice. the only problem with the room was there were stains on the couch. The rest of the room was beautifully clean including the bathroom. The only other downfall was our window looked at a brick wall. However, they did give us an early check in, so they switched rooms?Take the good with the bad. Overall I think it is a great place to stay and the service is amazing. My battery died in my car and the staff were right there to help. Thank you again.

  • 4
    « Best Western »

    Very satisfied with the best western. The service was excellent and staff very friendly. they supplied free internet service and a full free breakfast which included all food groups. We stayed at the Barrie hotel on Hart St.

    4
    « Home away from Home when working! »

    Rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and professional. The staff goes out of their way to make your stay enjoyable! the motel is very accessible from the 400 and easy to find! I would recommend it to anyone staying long or short term! I am on my third week and am treated like family.

    4
    « Family Day Weekend »

    Very pleased with the hotel and the staff. Rooms were spacious and gave us lots of privacy. Kitchen was great! Although we were late for breakfast, the girl who worked there provided us with what we asked for without rushing us to leave.

    2
    « Needs some improvements »

    The room size was large which was good. The bed were not bad for comfort level. However, cleanliness is an issue. When I arrived in my room, there was hair on the pillow that was obviously not mine since I had not even sat on the bed yet. The walls were full of marks and stains that should have been wiped off. The floors squeak loudly when walked on. When inside the room, you can hear every foot step above you, ever conversation in the rooms next to you and in the halls. If you are looking for quiet to sleep, this is not the hotel for you. The TV continuously cuts out and looses signal. It happened every single day of my extended stay. As for the fitness center...it is small with only three pieces of equipment, two of which do not work. There is an ATM, but do not count on getting money out of it as it has been out of service for some time. Oh...and hopefully you do not get up early and require assistance from the front desk because no one answers the phone. This would indicate a definite security issue as obviously they do not mind leaving the lobby unattended.

    3
    « Relaxing and Clean Hotel »

    This hotel was used for a weekend stay and from beginning to end it was a great stay. Check-in and check-out was helpful, fast and organized. The room was quiet, clean, the WiFi (internet) connection was quick, the decor of the room was nice and the bed was comfortable. In addition, the outside grounds was clean and easy to park especially with the snow that came down. The breakfast had plenty of bacon/sausage, bagels, waffles and yogurt with coffee and juices which was fresh and fine but some suggestions I have are: an improved menu with some fruit and the breakfast room needed some updated tables, chairs and decor. The hotel proximity to Highway 400 is convenient and not to far of a drive (under 10 minutes) to Ski Snow Valley in Barrie. Lastly, the customer service I received was excellent from front desk, housekeeping and the service at breakfast. I would stay at this hotel again.

    5
    « Holiday »

    I stayed at the best western with my family and we really enjoyed our stay. We felt at home. Staff were very friendly and always making sure we had everything we may need. The rooms were very clean and modern. I was very impressed and would recommend this hotel to all that are traveling to the Barrie area.

    5
    « Barrie, Ont., Best Western »

    Really enjoyed the stay at this hotel. Very friendly staff. Room was perfect as well as the hot tub. Breakfast was great. Very reasonable on the room price and is a great location. Ground floor rooms have an outside sliding door for people who still smoke.

    5
    « Very happy with our stay »

    My husband and I stayed at the Royal Oak Inn for the 3 nights of our honeymoon (in the king suite). The place was clean, well kept, the bed was very comfortable, and the staff was very friendly...all for a reasonable price. We would definitely stay again.

    4
    « Hockey Tournament »

    We just spent a weekend in this hotel with our hockey team. It was a clean and the free breakfast was very good. Very modern and the bathroom was new, in fact the whole hotel looked good. It was central to all our games. We booked 11 rooms with parents and boys (16 and 17year old). The only complaint was they put our group in an area where they booked other guests in between our rooms. We were constantly telling our boys to keep it down. The pool and jacuzzi were clean and water temperature good. I would return to this hotel.

    1
    « Do NOT stay at the Best Western Barrie »

    They charged us for a broken TV that we did NOT break - $700 bill to our credit card with NO warning what so ever. Trying to deal with them is a no go - General Manager won't listen to any reason and refused to return calls for weeks. DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL

  • 5
    « Excellent Service »

    The service of the staff was excellent. The pool was a nice temperature and very clean areas. The room was a good size and our bathroom was like brand new. The only complaint I have is a personal one. The pillows are too soft so you need a few for each person and the bed was a bit hard for me, but I would highly recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Just a quick note to say the Royal Oak still works but it's better looking now »

    I've stayed here a bunch of times and it never disappoints. Now it is just better looking. They've done a reno and it's really nice. It's easy to find, parking is easy, breakfast is included, wifi is free it's great for travelling though. Not much of a place to walk from. The beds are comfy and the showers are hot. I'd stay here again.

    5
    « Needed a one night stay in a horrible road condition emergency! »

    Newly renovated room which was tastefully done. Fresh and clean and comfortable. Front desk dude was friendly and helpful! Wifi free and fast. Bed was so comfy! Would totally stay again. I have stayed before in the past and this was a way better experience I feel like it had been renovated since my last stay. Easy HWY access. We did not have the free breakie that was included...only because we wanted Cora;s!

    5
    « more for your money »

    This hotel is re vamping. The rooms are great.Everything you would want & more. We had a bottom drive up.Bathroom is beautiful. Glass walk in showers. Everything new. Can not say enough good things about this hotel. Staff very nice. Breakfast good with what seemed 2 different kinds of warm fresh cookies.

    4
    « Best Western Barrie, ON Canada »

    The property is well maintained. Offers free Parking. It has an elevator and stairs. The room was clean. I was close to the road so road noise did come in the room. It is better than its neighbor Quality Inn. This property is close to Hwy 400. I will recommend this to everyone. Staff is Excellent. I will stay here again without any hesitation.

    5
    « Never a disappointment! »

    I stayed here for the second time this year and it is never a disappointment. The overnight desk person Praveen is a prime example of what customer service should be. He was friendly, helpful and went above and beyond when the ATM wasn't working. Every time I am in Barrie, there is no place I would rather stay than the Best Western Royal Oak. I truly hope the managers and owners know what a great team they have. Todd Barry Regional Sales Manager Culligan Canada Ltd.

    5
    « expect goodness »

    you will not be disappointed, we were very pleased with it all.We would use this again if we are in need and in the area. Because of the easy to fine location, we found it easy to get to Centre City Toronto. Quiet and plenty of parking.

    5
    « Best nights sleep in long time! »

    Only stayed one night, however it was enough to convince me to stay here again on any return visit to Barrie. Friendly and courteous staff, very clean room, but the icing on the cake was the comfortable bed and how quiet it was considering their proximity to a main highway.

    3
    « Not a disaster, not really enjoyable »

    Our room wasn't great - the heater/air conditioner was too loud to sleep with (turned it off), and the pillows were all too high to be comfortable. One bed was OK but not great and the other was a pull-out sofa bed that was not too good - I've slept in pullouts that don't feel like a pull-out and this wasn't that good.. I don't know why they don't just have two queen beds instead of a queen and a pull-out. The room was clean, the mini fridge and microwave and TV all worked. We were on the 4th floor. My main complaint with the hotel is that we were woken at 5:30 by a rhythmic pounding. I couldn't tell where it was coming from, I thought it must be a drummer or construction machinery. When it didn't stop I phoned the front desk and asked "do you hear that noise?" and the response was "you can hear it in your room?". Since the front desk staff could hear it I asked if they could investigate and stop it. I couldn't get back to sleep so I went looking for the noise - it seemed to be coming from everywhere but was louder in the stairwell. I tracked it down to the first floor exercise room - it was someone running on the treadmill. This can't be the first time this has happened, the staff must have known about it - why the hotel has a treadmill that can wake people up 3 flights above is a mystery, and why they let people use it at 5:30 is another mystery. So the staff had my complaint - I had phoned them at 5:30, how often does that happen? But they never followed up, no explanation from them, no apology, nothing. Later in the day we found out that pretty much everyone with our hockey team was woken by the sound, so it wasn't just us. I was also a little annoyed that the hotel booked hockey teams for tournaments but was unwilling or unable to make meeting rooms or party rooms available in the evening for socializing. I've been in many hotels where they are happy to do this at no cost (it keeps the kids out of the halls and with their parents) but the BW would only allow the use of a pretty miserable room in the basement for a fee, and then only for one night. The second night, no room was available for us. I know that making spaces available for socializing wasn't part of the room rental contract, but it's a pretty common practice and would make me select a different brand in the future. For the same price (actually a few dollars cheaper), 2 weeks earlier I was at a different hotel 50km away that had nicer rooms, better beds, a much better breakfast, and gave us access to a party room in the evenings. We would have been happier staying there and driving a little further to get where we were playing.

    4
    « Good Value »

    The hotel and room was what I expected. Clean and everything in working order. The included breakfast was simple but did include hot sausages and eggs. My only complaint is what I see in most hotel chains, very poor artwork. If one wants to have artwork on their walls, they should at least be nice to look at and not just a distraction from the actual wall, otherwise just leave the walls bare..

  • 3
    « Could have been better in many ways! »

    Clean but outdated although renovations underway. Hot tub out of service but their website didn't state this and it was one of the reasons we booked here. Pool nice and clean but on the cool side. ATM out of order all 3 days. They did not provide sheets for the pull out bed, finally got them at 10 pm. Big hole in the blanket, only 1 top sheet with 2 rips in it and no mattress bottom sheet. Rowdy people on our floor were not addressed by the night manager even after complaints. Very convenient location.

    4
    « Newly renovated »

    The location was good for our purpose. Shiny bright new bathroom. Walkout to our car right outside. Very pleasant staff. Breakfast is fine, don't expect eggs Benedict, nice to have it included. It was plenty to set you up for the day. Decent assortment, fruit, juice, cereal, assorted breads, muffins etc. The bed was new and comfortable. Nice tv, fridge, microwave. WiFi was fast and reliable. We would definatly stay there again.

    5
    « We stayed here for a hockey tournament »

    We stayed here for a hockey tournament. There were 16 families that stayed here. All loved it.The rooms were super clean, nice sizes. The beds were AMAZING!! staff was very friendly, and the complimentary breakfast was delicious. I would stay here again in a heart beat!

    4
    « Friendly Staff »

    I stayed here for a work function, and was only there one night. I found the staff - ranging from the front desk to the breakfast server - to be friendly and engaging. The room was fairly clean (minus the giant smear of tomato sauce on the inside of the bed comforter), as was the rest of the hotel. Rooms appeared to be modern.

    2
    « Bedspread provided weight without warmth »

    Apparently some of the rooms in this hotel have been renovated, and if my room was one of those, some of the furnishings should have been upgraded as well, particularly the bedspread. The room itself was OK, nothing out of the ordinary, just an average motel on a busy street and close to an even busier highway, both of which could be heard in my room though not too loudly. The free internet access worked for a few minutes then stopped; I'm sure this would have been very annoying to someone who really needed to be on line. The adjustable chair at the desk would not adjust high enough for me to reach the keyboard of my computer comfortably. The bedspread appeared to be well used and all the lightness and fluffiness must have been laundered out of it long ago; it provided weight rather than warmth which does not lead to a good night's sleep.. If there had been a spare blanket in the room, I would have used it gladly, but there wasn't.

    2
    « Bad »

    Everything about this hotel was a disappointment. The rooms were dated and old (most rooms were under renovation). The hot/cold breakfast was unappetizing. Paper plates that bent with any weight so food fell off. Fake eggs and bacon is the best way to describe them. Insufficient parking. The general cheapness and old age of this hotel was not worth the price.

    5
    « Perfect stay »

    I've been staying in this hotel since 2009. Front staff are very friendly, and all other personnel are nice and both do their jobs ......let's say best they can. This hotel is being renovated ....even though you can have a nice stay...... Good breakfast , exercice room, swimming pool are among other facilities. When visiting Barrie, a wonderful town.... try BW Roayl OaK Inn.... you'll won"t regret...for sure.

    4
    « comfortable »

    stayed here to try it again very large room with 2 queen beds with tiny closet and great shower head. Very conveniently close to the 400 and downtown restaurants. with breakfast included. Probably one of the better hotels at this area of city.

    3
    « Charming little place »

    Friendly staff and the room was cleaned thoroughly. The heater in the room however was broken and the mini fridge was rather noisy. The hot tub and laundry rooms were also closed for construction at the time which was inconvenient but not a huge negative. The complimentary breakfast and coffee were nice.

    5
    « Fantastic Staff, Pool, etc., etc. »

    Words cannot express our feelings about our recent stay. Our grand-daughter loved the pool(we limited her to 1-hour/day) and the breakfast(referred to the waffles as 'pizza slices'). Many thanks to Arlene(guest services manager) for her expertise when our grand-daughter hurt her mouth and Brittany for the extra towels.

  • 5
    « Great hotel »

    The hotel was freshly revenerated and rooms were newly decorated.The staff was very helpful and friendly.The hot tub was being replaced and not available which was a disappointment.The location was handy to the Rama Casino and shopping and sites in Barrie.

    4
    « updated rooms ...large comfortable »

    I was not aware that the hotel was under renovation but the renovation did not interfere with my stay...the room was quiet...thanks to the new heating ventilation system...the bathroom was updated to a clean design...front desk was helpful and the morning breakfast was ok....should have more fruits out

    4
    « Clean and well located »

    My colleague and I stayed at the Best Western Royal Oak Inn in Barrie for five nights. We were commuting to Borden each morning, so the location of the hotel was great as we just had the one road to drive down. No fear of getting lost! There are quite a few restaurants nearby as well, so no need to drive around for suppers; we could walk there. The front desk staff were very helpful and although the hotel was undergoing renovations, we weren't inconvenienced at all. During our stay the hot tub was not available but the pool and the workout room were. The free breakfast in the morning was quite nice and it never got crowded when we were there from 6:15 to 7 AM or so. It is suppose to only open at 6:30 so it was a nice surprise that we could go in early. Not a lot of choice but the scrambled eggs were fresh and hot and always a choice of sausage or bacon. Toast, bagels, cereal, cookies, muffins, yogurt, apples, bananas, etc. always available too. The rooms were large, and internet was great. I watched Netflix every night and could connect my computer to the TV because I brought an HDMI cable. The only small glitch was that the cleaning staff were inconsistent. The tub was not cleaned well when I checked in. Not extremely dirty, but you could tell it was not well cleaned from when the last guest was there. The next day, however, it was well cleaned. Midway through the week I accidentally spilled a bit of coffee on the white counterpane on the bed. The next couple of days the chambermaid still made the bed and kept the stained counterpane on the bed. Because I knew where the stain came from I didn't report it, but all the same, I felt it should have been changed without my having to ask. It was obvious the stain was there and couldn't really be missed. Although the cleaning was a small, small part of my stay, I feel it is the most important part that may deter me from coming back.

    2
    « Very disappointed »

    Based on the reviews, we booked our two night stay. We were very disappointed in the room. There was a heavy smell in the room, the a/c unit was very noisy and couldn't be left on. When turning on the light in the bathroom, the fan would come on automatically and it, too, was noisy. The bathroom door was cracked at the striker (near handle), the door on the "closet cabinet" could not be opened given that the inside of the door was broken at the hinge area. The curtain liner was also torn and as a result, sunlight would come into the room in the morning. Very poor sound insulation. If the incoming light didn't wake us, other guests walking the hallway would have. Hot tub was empty and did not work and the pool is small and needs cleaning. On a positive note, we really enjoyed the morning breakfast. Despite the good breakfast, we will not be staying there again.

    5
    « best hotel in barrie »

    we drove into Barrie in the rain and arrived at the hotel. the reception was fast, efficient, friendly and received full explanation of facilities available. we received a free upgrade and the room, bed, tv, mini fridge & micro wave.the hotel is clean,quiet and great location just off highway 400.We would heartly recommend without any reservations this hotel

 

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·From: Sudbury. Take Highway 69 South to 400 South. Exit at Dunlop Street East and turn right on to Hart Drive to the Best Western Plus Barrie. ·From: Toronto. Take Highway 401 to Highway 400 North. Exit at Dunlop Street East, 96A. At the first traffic light, turn right on Hart Drive to the Best Western Plus Barrie. ·From: Collingwood. Take Highway 26 East to Highway 400 South. Exit at Dunlop Street East and turn right onto Hart Drive to the Best Western Plus Barrie. ·From: Orillia. Take Highway 11 South to Highway 400 South. Exit at Dunlop Street East and turn right onto Hart Drive to the Best Western Plus Barrie. ·From: North Bay. Take Highway 11 South to Highway 400 South. Exit at Dunlop ...

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