Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario

150 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, Canada, L4N 1B2  show map
 2 stars
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Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs/Baby cots

Overview

Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario is located in the center of Barrie overlooking Queens Park. The business hotel was built in 1970 and refurbished in 2010.

Guests can get to Tay River Basin, Lake Simcoe and Bowlerama Barrie in 20 minutes on foot. The venue is set within 1km from Barrie city center.

This hotel is conveniently based near parks.

Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario can be reached in 80 minutes by car from Lester B. Pearson International airport.

Rooms

This property counts 45 guestrooms featuring Triple Room, Double Room and Suite. Bathrooms are fitted with free toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served in the dining room. A fine selection of Georgian dishes is served at the 24-hour restaurant.

Services

Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario provides internet access and an overhead projector along with housekeeping and 24-hour reception.

Relax

Guests will enjoy using a hot tub and a spa center after a busy day in Barrie.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   45.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Vending machines
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 13 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CAD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 3 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

150 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, Canada, L4N 1B2

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City Center
  • Barrie
    1700 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Kings Buffet Barrie (cuisine: Chinese)
    100 ft
  • Lone Star Texas Grill (cuisine: American, Mexican, Family Fare)
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    45

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double Bed or Double beds
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
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This double room features air conditioning.

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    Bed type: Triple
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      Bed type: King Size bed
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario Barrie location
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        Hotel Address:

        150 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, Canada, L4N 1B2

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Barrie
          1700 ft
        Airports
        • Bus stop
          2000 ft
        Restaurants
        • Kings Buffet Barrie (cuisine: Chinese)
          100 ft
        • Lone Star Texas Grill (cuisine: American, Mexican, Family Fare)
          800 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Year renovated:
          2010
        • Number of rooms:
          45

        Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • National Training Rinks - 3.0 mi

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 3300 ft

        Amusement

        • Barrie Sports and Leisure - 700 ft
        • Barrie Charity Bingo - 1700 ft
        • Bayfield Billiard's - 2000 ft
        • Bowlerama Barrie - 2300 ft
        • Happy Man Arcade - 3000 ft
        • Allandale Lawn Bowling Club - 4600 ft
        • Cybercity - 1.0 mi
        • Dunlop Billiards and Sports Bar - 1.2 mi
        • Mayfair Bingo - 1.9 mi
        • J D Billiards - 1.9 mi
        • Club 220 Billiard Bar and Grill - 2.2 mi
        • Kempview Bowl Ltd - 2.3 mi

        Museums

        • Simcoe County Museum - 4.5 mi

        Parks

        • Barrie Parks and Recreation Dept - 3000 ft
        • Barrie Koa Campground - 2.5 mi

        Halls

        • Knights of Columbus - 4300 ft
        • Royal Canadian Legion - 1.7 mi
        • Georgian Manor Banquet Hall - 1.7 mi
        • Northwest Barrie United Church - 2.1 mi
        • Barrie Lion's Hall - 2.3 mi

        Universities, Institutes

        • Creative Career Systems Inc - 1000 ft
        • Academy of Learning - 4300 ft
        • Barrie Adult Learning Ctr - 1.0 mi
        • Future Gateways - 1.2 mi
        • Ontario Institute-Private Inv - 2.5 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Bowlerama Barrie - 1.1 mi
          320 Bayfield Street, Barrie
        • Splash Canyon - 6.2 mi
          1897 Nursery Road, Barrie
        • Horseshoe Adventure Park - 11.4 mi
          1101 Horseshoe Valley Road, Barrie
        • Lake Simcoe - 1.1 mi
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        • Simcoe County Museum - 8.2 mi
          1151 Highway 26, Minesing

        Near the hotel

        • Barrie Centennial Park - 2800 ft
          65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Kings Buffet Barrie - 100 ft

            Address: 150 Dunlop St W
            Phone: 750-719-2800

            Cuisine: Chinese

          • Buffalo Wild Wings - 800 ft

            Address: 139 Park Place Blvd
            Phone: (905) 853-8668

            65% likes this, based on 56 reviews
            Cuisine: American

          • Town & Country Steak & Seafood - 1200 ft

            Address: 76 Dunlop St W
            Phone: (705) 726-5241

            59% likes this, based on 58 reviews
            Cuisine: Steakhouse
            Price Range: USD 26 - USD 100

          • Lone Star Texas Grill - 800 ft

            Address: 140 Park place Blvd
            Phone: +1 705-300-0010

            61% likes this, based on 48 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Mexican, Family Fare
            Price Range: USD 10 - USD 25

          • Casa Mia Restaurant - 1100 ft

            Address: 88 Dunlop St
            Phone: (705) 737-3663

            62% likes this, based on 65 reviews
            Price Range: USD 2 - USD 22

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of rooms:
            45
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          Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario

          Individual guest reviews

          • Couple
            4.2

            Room was dirty. Fell of spider webs and spiders. Air conditioner did not work. Celing dirty. Front door did not shut properly. Remote for tv did not work. Bathtub tiny

          • Single
            4.6

            I enjoyed the location to the highway and that it was close to my reason for staying in the hotel. Which was a wedding. The hotel employee at the front desk was very helpful when my key did not work.

            I was very dissapointed in the amenities of the room. Some of the tile was coming apart from the wall in the bathroom. Also the toilet had some kind of stains all over the bowl. There was supposed to be complimentary shaving cream and razor, but I never found any. I also found in upsetting when I was allowed to stay up untill 11:00 am, yet housekeeping kept wanting to clean my room before I left. I defininately will not stay at this particular hotel again.

          • Older travelers
            5.8

            The price was right. Location good.

            The bathroom shower curtain was filthy and stained. It should be changed every so often. Disease control please.

          • Couple
            4.6

            We were very suprised when we came back to our hotel room at 11pm and found that the maid had taken all of our towels, had not replaced any of them, and had not cleaned or touch our room. It took the front desk over 35 minutes to come to our room with new towels, after my husband had called twice. The towels seemed warm but yet not completely dried.....our bed was a mess as it had sheets on it that did not fit the bed ( we had a queen). The sheets seem to be made for a double in that they couldn't be tucked in.....very bad experience, compared to other years. My husband and I will not be staying there next year...

          • Older travelers
            4.2

            Not much, the facility is run down, old, needs upgrade; was not comfortable and will not come back

          • Couple
            4.2

            The staff, although misguided and out of touch, sincerely made an effort to make us comfortable. We complained of an intense overpowering smell of air freshener and the staff were very helpful in suggesting solutions such as leaving the door to the outside open, turning up the air conditioning, and opening the curtains. The location was very good; just a short walk to the main drag downtown and very close to all kinds of shops and restaurants.

            The King suite had a very intense smell of cleanser, perfect for those with no chemical sensitivities. The suite had a red heart shaped tub which was nice except for the residue of some kind under the faucet, but we were more concerned with the swarm of fruit flies. Although some of the surfaces in the suite seemed clean, I would not recommend placing anything on them because the film of oil left from whatever they used to clean with definitely rubbed off on everything. Also the bed was very nice and big and only slightly larger than the sheets that they tried to cover it with, leaving the mattress exposed around the edges.

          • Couple
            6.6

            We were able to walk to our destination so we didn't have to worry about parking and traffic. I was able to bring my dog for no additional charges.

            The room was very small, also not sound proof at all, we could hear the traffic outside all night long.

          • Single
            6.6

            Problems with registration Inn did not have my information

          • Group of friends
            2.8

            I have nothing positive to say about my recent stay at the Howard Johnson Express Inn in Barrie. It was without a doubt, the worst hotel experience I have ever had. I will definitely tell everyone I know, not to stay there!

            The first sight of the hotel made me skeptical.... and it only got worse as I entered the check-in lobby. The office smelled offensive, the two men working were rude and dismissive and also reaked of body odour. At 2:55 p.m. I was told I would have to wait until 3:00. When he realized the absurdity of this he relented and allowed me to check in. I requested a cot but was told the room wasn't big enough. The stairs leading to the 2nd floor room were very steep. The room was appalling; one double bed which was sloping to the right, stained bedding (which looked fresh), hairs on the sheets which were supposedly freshly laundered, dirt and filth everywhere.... I have pictures to prove it all!!! My sister and I were in Barrie for the CMT festival so had no choice but to stay there as it was the only room available in Barrie!

          • Family with children
            4.0

            I have to be honest, I was really disappointed. I has to have my room changes twice. The first reason, the room we entered was unclean, had an awful smell, and was next to a room where their was a party of sorts. When I brought this information to the Front Desk, they thought it was quite funny and charged me more money to swtich to an other room. This other room was not much better. The beds were made, but had cigarette burns into the comforters and the sheets, it didn't have an alarm clock, it had an awful smell to it and was simply put, unkept and therefore unwelcoming!! It didn't live up to the expectations that a"Howard Johnson hotel" would carry, which is regrettable at best.

            Please see above

          • Older travelers
            3.8

            I didn't like the reception, the room, the people staying there (drunk).

          • Couple
            2.8

            Neighbourhood was not nice. The rooms were at best minimal accomodations. Was dark and scary. The curtains burn holes in them the bath tub are 2ft by 2ft. I was not impressed. As a Delta employee I would never recommend this hotel to anyone for any reason.

          • Single
            5.0

            It was awful. The room reaked of smoke and the other guests did not seem to understand that you sleep at night.

          • Single
            5.0

            It was pretty crappy compared with the Best Western down the street but with similar rates. The internet wireless was not working, and I would bet that the internet was not working period - maybe they don't have it. The guy at the desk said he hadn't received my booking. When I called to ask about the internet I was told that the night manager would try to fix it when he came in at 11, and the desk person didn't have access. The place is pretty old and run down to begin with. I'm not sure if I've ever stayed at a Howard Johnson - I thought that I had. That place is definitely not doing any good for your brand image. I would be unlikely to consider Howard Johnson again while travelling unless the prices were incredibly discounted. In comparison to the Best Western down the street, which I believe offered a very similar internet rate - maybe a few dollars more - the experience was terrible. If the Best Western was a 10, this Howard Johnson would be in the neighborhood of a 2 or 3.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            Near the highway, convenient distance from restos, dancing, bars

            Area somewhat creepy with homeless abound. Maid banged on the door asking if we needed the room cleaned..um, yes. Then, she never cleaned it nor changed the towels. It was the second time we were asked if we needed the room cleaned...

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario Barrie location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          150 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, Canada, L4N 1B2

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Barrie
            1700 ft
          Airports
          • Bus stop
            2000 ft
          Restaurants
          • Kings Buffet Barrie (cuisine: Chinese)
            100 ft
          • Lone Star Texas Grill (cuisine: American, Mexican, Family Fare)
            800 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of rooms:
            45