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Chez Marineau - Hotel des 10

7.8 | Good
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Great service, free breakfast and spacious rooms just off the Trans-Quebec Hwy

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Several guests enjoyed the free breakfast for its variety and taste
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be spacious and well equipped by numerous reviewers
Cons
  • A few guests found the hotel's rates to be too expensive
  • Worn carpets and furniture were reported by a couple of lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 1, 2013
Overview
Located just off the Trans-Quebec Highway and about a 20-minute drive from Mauricie National Park, the Chez Marineau - Hotel des 10 is suited towards road travellers who require a hotel with easy highway access and a complimentary breakfast.

This hotel has 41 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk and a hair dryer. Microwaves and irons and ironing boards are available upon request. Standard rooms offer one or two queen or double beds, while rooms with a double jetted tub, a sitting area with a sofabed and wheelchair accessibility are also available. 

The hotel also offers meeting/banquet space, a business centre, vending machines, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Pets are permitted for an additional $25 per night per room.

McDonald's is a 4-minute walk from the hotel, while Club de Golf Grand Mere is about a 2-minute drive or 11-minute walk southeast. Plaza de la Mauricie offers shopping roughly 12 minutes away by car, and Trois Rivieres Airport (YRQ) is roughly a 25-minute drive from the property. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets are permitted for $25/night/room, wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 30, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and breakfast.

The hotel's staff were praised by many reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, helpful and accommodating.

Numerous lodgers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped, spacious and functional, with comfortable beds. A couple of reviewers had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

The hotel's free breakfast was complimented by several guests, who described it as hearty, delicious and decent. One lodger remarked that the breakfast area was roomy and that there was plenty of selection.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of common complaints about the prices and rooms.

While the majority of guests were pleased with the hotel's rates, a few lodgers had complaints about the prices and described them as overpriced and expensive, and felt the hotel was not updated enough to warrant the prices.

Although most reviewers found their rooms to be spacious and well equipped, a few guests were disappointed with their lodgings. They reported worn carpets and furniture, and some issues with cleanliness.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.3 out of 10 from 12 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked #4 of 5 Shawinigan hotels with a 3.5 out of 5 average rating from 9 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with an 83% recommendation rate from 6 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 30, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker Chez Marineau - Hotel des 10
2223, 5e Rue, Grand Mere, QC