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Modern rooms overlooking St. Lawrence River, some concerns with overall value for price point

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous lodgers praised their modern and spacious rooms
  • The hotel's restaurant was the source of many compliments for its presentation and quality
  • Several guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • Some guests complained the hotel's rates and restaurant prices were too high
  • No elevator
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Jun 26, 2017
Overview
About the hotel: Overlooking the St. Lawrence River and a 1-minute drive from Highway 138, La Pinsonniere is suited to road travellers who prefer a boutique-style riverside hotel with an indoor pool and easy highway access.

This hotel has 18 smoke-free rooms on 3 floors with no elevator

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV with cable, a mini-fridge, a desk, a DVD player, a fireplace and sitting area, a 2-person jetted tub, down bedding, bathrobes and slippers, umbrella, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. 

Some rooms include a sofabed and a separate bedroom. Accessible rooms are available.

Rooms are furnished with 1 queen or 2 double beds.

Free parking is available on site. 

Pets are permitted for an additional fee that will be charged at the hotel's discretion depending on the size of animal.

A free continental breakfast is served to all guests. 

Restaurant on site: La Pinsonniere serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna, an art gallery, an outdoor tennis court, a nature trail, terraces, and a beach. 

What’s nearby? The Cap-a-l'Aigle Village Des Lilas is 3 minutes away by car, while downtown La Malbaie is a 6-minute drive away. Shopping is available at Centre Commercial Place Charlevoix, which can be accessed in an 8-minute drive. The Centre De Ski Mont Grand-Fonds and Charlevoix Airport (YML) are both a 22-minute drive, without traffic. (All travel times: Google Maps)
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The Good
Guests typically enjoyed their stay.

Many lodgers praised the accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as clean, inviting, modern, well equipped and spacious, with beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River and comfortable beds.

The hotel's restaurant was a source of numerous compliments by guests. The food was described as creative, beautifully presented and excellent, with a good wine list. It should be mentioned however, that while most reviewers enjoyed the food, some guests found the prices to be too expensive for the level of quality and service they received (see below).

Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received. They characterized the staff as accommodating, efficient, and friendly. It should be noted however, that the front desk staff are not present overnight (see below).
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The Bad
There were a few complaints about the hotel's rates.

Some guests found the room rates expensive, and cited the lack of elevator, the pool's basement location and the lack of 24-hour staff as reasons why the hotel was not worth the rates paid. 

Some reviewers also felt that the prices at the restaurant were too high for the standard of service and food quality received.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #11 out of 14 La Malbaie hotels from 96 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 10 from 44 reviews.


Map Marker La Pinsonniere
124 Saint Raphael, La Malbaie, QC