OverviewLocated next to the Saint-Maurice River about a 1-minute drive from the nearest Highway 157 on-ramp, the Comfort Inn Shawinigan is geared towards business and vacation travellers who require an economical hotel with meeting/banquet space and easy highway access.
This hotel has 71 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a mini-fridge, a jetted tub and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available. Only some rooms are non-smoking.
Hotel amenities include a business centre, meeting/banquet space, fitness facilities, jogging track/trail, picnic area, free coffee, laundry facilities, free parking and a free continental breakfast. The breakfast features hot and cold items as well as fresh fruit and a variety of beverages.
Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request, and pets are permitted for an additional $25 per night per room.
Plaza de la Mauricie offers shopping 8 minutes north by car, while Restaurant Select Oriental is roughly a 3-minute drive away. The Shawinigan Falls are a 3-minute drive away, and Trois-Rivieres Airport (YRQ) is about 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 for $25/night per room, wheelchair accessible. (Call date: April 4, 2013)
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, and guests commonly complimented the hotel's location, rooms and free breakfast.
Reviewers often mentioned that the hotel is in a favourable location. They found it to be close to Mauricie National Park, Shawinigan Falls, the city's centre and several restaurants.
Numerous guests praised also their accommodations at this hotel, describing their rooms as clean and spacious, with comfortable beds and nice views of the Shawinigan Falls.
The hotel's breakfast was enjoyed by several lodgers. It was described as very good and substantial, with an excellent selection and a large breakfast room. One guest stated, "everyone could find something that suited them".
Several reviewers also found the hotel provided good value, describing the rates as reasonable, and citing the free breakfast as contributing to the hotel's worth. One guest remarked that the ratio of quality to price was excellent.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the lack of elevator.
Noise disruptions were mentioned by a few guests. These lodgers reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms, slamming doors in the hallways, a noisy in-room air conditioning unit and barking dogs.
The hotel's lack of elevator was a source of complaint for a few reviewers. These guests found carrying their luggage up the stairs a hassle, and recommended ground-floor rooms for those patrons with mobility issues.
guest reviews ranked the hotel 8.6 out of 10 from 91 reviews.Expedia.ca
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 33 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 5 Shawinigan hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 31 reviews.
The author called the hotel on April 4, 2013 to verify some information.