Hotels Near Georgian College in Barrie

by Baldwin Ellis

Georgian College is a public institution located in the heart of Barrie Ontario, approximately one hour outside of Toronto. However, Barrie is more than a college town; it is also a popular year-round destination that is teeming with a wealth of outdoor activities, including water sports on picturesque Lake Simcoe, Centennial Park water park, hiking and biking trails, and ski resorts. The city is also home to a range of hotels near Georgian College that offer amenities for travelers of all ages.

Harbour View Inn

Harbour View Inn is an intimate property that overlooks the shores of Kempenfelt Bay and Lake Simcoe. The hotel is within a five-minute drive of Georgian College and its downtown location provides access to street-level shopping, a farmer’s market, MacLaren Art Centre and lakefront activity trails. The property is housed in a renovated 19th-century home that features individually decorated suites with a mix of contemporary and antique furnishings, fully equipped kitchens, complimentary Wi-Fi access and lake views. The hotel also offers a penthouse suite with a jetted Jacuzzi tub and leather sofa.

Horseshoe Resort

Horseshoe Resort is a sprawling property approximately 20 minutes north of Georgian College. Although further from the college and area attractions, the resort is a self-contained facility that offers championship golf courses, a 600-acre children’s playground, horseback riding, fitness classes, paintball, lap- and children’s wading pools, and sports courts. Guest accommodations are highlighted by the multilevel “Loft Suites” with fireplaces, spiral staircases and whirlpool tubs. Hotel dining options include a family-style pub serving up burgers and hot wings and Silks Dining Lounge, a gourmet eatery that offers glazed duck, steaks and lamb shanks.

Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario

Howard Johnson Express Inn Barrie Ontario offers budget-friendly accommodations in the heart of downtown. The hotel is within a five-minute drive of Georgian College and a short walk from street-level boutiques, restaurants, the MacLaren Arts Centre and riverboat cruises and activity trails at Lake Simcoe. Hotel accommodations consist of standard guest rooms with complimentary high-speed Internet access, while property amenities include a full-service restaurant, complimentary breakfast buffet and free parking. Pets are allowed for a fee.

Monte Carlo Inn

Monte Carlo Inn offers southern European-inspired accommodations within a 10-minute drive of Georgian College. The hotel is adjacent to the ON-400 highway and is also near Centennial Park, a lakeside water park offering family beaches, a children’s pool with sprinklers and a rest area for parents. Accommodations consist of standard guest rooms and whirlpool suites with fireplaces and two-story mezzanines. Hotel amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an indoor saltwater pool with glass atrium and Scarpaccio Grill and Wine Bar, a full-service restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine.

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