History of the hotel

This beautiful adventure began in 1962 with Mr. Robert Gravel, a visionary who had a motel built in the middle of a field with the idea that one day, there would be a commercial development all around. At first it was an establishment with 55 rooms and 4 rooms of 10,000 sq. Ft. It was in 1975 that Yvonne Néron and Armand Couture became the owners of the establishment that would change it from motel to hotel. In 1988, their sons Sylvain and Jean-Marc Couture took over the queens of the family business. In the year 2018, Jean-Marc Couture retired and left the establishment in the hands of his brother Sylvain who became the largest shareholder. The owner, having as desire to keep the hotel in regional hands, associates with Jean-Benoît Gilbert, a long-time employee who is now a shareholder and partner. The hotel continues to evolve over the years.


With more than 50 years of expertise, the hotel Le Montagnais has a service offer to fill the different types of customers. To date, the hotel has 302 rooms and suites that can accommodate all budgets and 16 multi-service rooms totaling 25,000 sq. Ft. The Montagnais can boast of being the largest hotel and the largest convention center in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.