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Auberge Gouverneur Shawinigan

7.8 | Good
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Dated Shawinigan QC hotel on the river with indoor pool, day spa, restaurant & jetted tubs

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many reviewers felt the hotel provided affordable rates
  • The hotel's location was praised by many guests for its proximity to restaurants and tourist attractions
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • The hotel's lack of elevator was an inconvenience to a few lodgers
  • Several reviewers reported noise transfer during their stay
  • Some guests found the pool and hot tub to be dirty and under-maintained
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 28, 2014
Overview
Overlooking the Saint-Maurice River and about a 3-minute drive from the Cite de l'Energie, the Auberge Gouverneur Shawinigan Conference Centre is suited to business and vacation travellers who prefer an economical hotel with meeting/conference space, an indoor pool and on-site dining.

This hotel features air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms offer one queen bed, while various rooms and suites offer additional amenities such as a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a bathrobe for each guest, a fireplace, a jetted tub and a separate bedroom. 

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a spa, a business centre, meeting/conference facilities, a games room, free parking and La Marmite Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Wheelchair accessible rooms are available upon request, and pets are permitted free of charge.

Highway 157 is a 1-minute drive away. The National Gallery of Canada Shawinigan is roughly a 10-minute walk from of the hotel, while the Shawinigan Falls are a 5-minute drive away. Shopping can be found about a 7-minute drive away at Plaza de la Mauricie, and Trois-Rivieres Airport (YRQ) is approximately a 25-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted free of charge, wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 8, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, value and rooms.

Numerous guests liked the hotel's location. They found it to be close to restaurants, Saint-Maurice River, the Cite de l'Energie (a theme park and science centre) and Jean Chretien Museum.

Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's value, and described the prices as reasonable, cheap and affordable. One guest felt that the quality to price ratio was excellent for a family getaway.

The hotel's rooms were complimented by several lodgers. They described them as clean, spacious and well equipped, with good Wi-Fi and nice river views.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer, the pool and hot tub and the lack of elevator.

Several guests complained about noise transfer during their stays. They reported noisy in-room heating/air conditioning units, as well as noise from guests in adjacent rooms and doors being slammed in the hallways.

The hotel's pool and hot tub were a source of complaint by some reviewers. The pool was described as small, the hot tub walls were described as dirty and sticky, and both were reported as having an odd green colour and cloudiness in the water.

A few lodgers were disappointed with the hotel's lack of elevator. They reported having to carry their luggage up to the second floor which they found to be an inconvenience.
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Booking.com guest reviews ranked the hotel 8.4 out of 10 from 234 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 out of 5 Shawinigan hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 46 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 8, 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 Auberge Gouverneur Shawinigan
1100 Promenade Du Saint-Maurice, Shawinigan, QC