Families seeking out a comfortable place to stay offering all of the comforts of home will find the Residence & Conference Centre – Barrie to be suitable for their needs. This family-friendly extended stay hotel is located near Georgian College. Its easily accessible location makes it easy for guests to walk to the Georgian College Gryphon Theatre, Eastview Arena, the Barrie Farmers Market and the MacLaren Art Centre. Suites with two bedrooms are able to accommodate a maximum of four guests per night. Each suite features a kitchenette and complimentary Wi-Fi access. There is no restaurant at the hotel, but guests can easily get to a number of dining options from the location.
Our Editor Loves
- Kitchenettes in rooms
- Two-bedroom suites
- Easy access to attractions
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
Stayed here for the first time on the July long weekend with our family. It’s suitable for a night if you need an affordable place to stay. If your expecting a hotel (which I wasn’t) you’ll be disappointed. Anyone booking this would know when you book it is collage dorm rooms you are getting, not the Hilton. While it’s not fancy it’s not really that terrible. Two seperate bedrooms each with a small tv, a bathroom and small kitchen with good sized fridge. It’s clean(ish) but we kept our shoes on when walking around. Beds are small and hard and you can hear everything above and outside of the room. Again though, I wasn’t expecting first class...I’d compare it to a low budget motel. It served it’s purpose for the night and saved us the money we would have otherwise had to spend on a hotel. There’s free coffee and fruit available in the main foyer in the morning. If your not picky this place is fine, if you are then a hotel is probably better the better way to go.
I had to stay here on a number of occasions, to my dismay.
This place is a joke. I’m not sure how it can even call itself a hotel, it’s so incompetent at running one. The staff is improperly trained, don’t know how to use the check in computer system, don’t know how to program a key properly, (four trips to and from the room and four keys that didn’t work later...)and don’t know where things like spare blankets and towels are kept or locked.
The room itself if filthy. The linens are not real bed sheets, they are old, dirty, ripped, musty, and stained. The floors and surfaces are sticky and covered in dust and dead bugs. The carpet is so disgusting I had to go buy slippers so my feet stayed clean. The window opens for minimal crack of fresh air, which is needed badly bc the room is so thick with dust. It was hard to sleep bc I became so stuffed up.
Additionally; to add to their sheer stupidity and incompetence, they have “conducted suspicious room checks” on adult paying clients “to check to see if the room is in use.” Instead of consulting their computer system, or making a phone call to the room, they sent two large men, one security, to bang on the door “loudly three times then enter.” At 2 o’clock in the fu*%ing morning. The manager Katie took a week to look into why they are conducting what she said were unauthorized “room checks” to which she concluded it was an honest mistake and couldn’t offer up any other explanation for why two male employees were waking around at 2am banging on paying clients rooms, only to enter if ignored.
I feel so so bad for the students who have to stay in this dump the year long. It’s a sham to call yourselves a hotel. To charge 118$ is disgusting and you are crooks!