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Clarion Inn and Conference Center Gananoque

7.9 | Good
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Located near downtown Gananoque, within a 5-minute walk to Gananoque Boat Lines

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Guests perceived good value at this hotel
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to the waterfront
  • Clean, spacious rooms, according to guests
  • Good customer service, according to guests
Cons
  • Some guests complained of noisy, rattling air conditioning units
  • A handful of guests complained about aging decor
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 11, 2013
Overview
This hotel is a 5-minute walk to Gananoque Boat Lines (cruises of the 1000 Islands, including Boldt Castle) and is popular with guests who want to be close to the boat docks.

There are 47 rooms at this hotel, each equipped with free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Guests can choose between king, queen or double beds. Some rooms have a mini-fridge and a microwave. Pets are allowed for $15 per night.

There is a restaurant on-site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. There are also a good selection of restaurants within a 5 to 10-minute walk from the hotel. On-site amenities include free parking, an indoor pool and a gym.

There are several attractions and points of interest within walking distance from the hotel. Downtown Gananoque (boutique shops and restaurants) is less than a 5-minute walk away. The Thousand Islands Playhouse is a 10-minute walk away, while the 1000 Islands Charity Casino is just under a 10-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi and parking (call date: March 8, 2013).
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The Good
The vast majority of reviews used for this analysis were favourable and guests most often praised this hotel's location and the cleanliness of the rooms.

Location was a draw for a number of guests, many of whom appreciated being in close proximity to the waterfront and various attractions (Gananoque Playhouse is a 10-minute walk, Gananoque Boat Lines is a 5-minute walk). Guests also felt that the hotel was conveniently located to numerous boutique shops and restaurants.

Rooms were clean, comfortable and well-appointed. Guests thought rooms were bright and spacious.

A number of guests commented favourably on the room rate and felt that it represented good value. 

Staff were gracious and friendly, according to guests. Several guests commented on smiling, welcoming staff who made them feel at home. Staff routinely went out of their way to help and were focused on guests' needs. Front desk staff were noted as being particularly good. 
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The Bad
Most of the reviews used for this analysis were positive. There were a handful of guest complaints, but they were isolated.

A few guests complained of noisy air conditioning units. Some felt that the units were loud enough to disturb their sleep.

A couple of guests said that decor generally was aging and in need of updates. Bathrooms, TVs and furniture were mentioned specifically.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #4 out of 12 Gananoque hotels based on 66 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 8.1 out of 10 based on 8 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 8, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
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Map Marker Clarion Inn and Conference Center Gananoque
50 Main Street, Gananoque, ON