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Top Downtown Ottawa Historic Hotels

The Century House Bed and Breakfast Ottawa
3 out of 5
62 Stewart Street, Ottawa, ON
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4.6/5Wonderful! (71 reviews)

"Environmentally friendly soap, shampoo. I was offered a vegan breakfast, no problem."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2019

The Century House Bed and Breakfast Ottawa
Byward Blue Inn
3 out of 5
157 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON
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The price is $64 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,063 reviews)

"Inn is cozy. but same breakfast items on both days."…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Byward Blue Inn
Auberge McGee's Inn
3 out of 5
185 Daly Ave, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $97 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.5/5Wonderful! (484 reviews)

"Our third time here! Quaint, cozy, with wonderful staff to make you feel at home."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Auberge McGee's Inn
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Lord Elgin Hotel
4 out of 5
100 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON
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4.4/5Wonderful! (1,791 reviews)

"We stay at the Lord Elgin regularly when visiting Ottawa. The location is great, the hotel is excellent, and the facilities are great."…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Lord Elgin Hotel
The Westin Ottawa
4 out of 5
11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $132 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,237 reviews)

"Great location in downtown Ottawa! Close to Parliament Hill, Byward Market, and Rideau Center."…"

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

The Westin Ottawa
Swiss Hotel
3.5 out of 5
89 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $97 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
4.4/5Wonderful! (377 reviews)

"Loved the little staycation, the room was adorable and so was the lady that helped us check in and had a wonderful attitude."…"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

Swiss Hotel
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
4 out of 5
150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $95 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.4/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"The place was clean and cozy. Staff was pretty friendly. We brought a dog and it’s pretty sweet that they provided us a dog bed and a bowl for feeding her. They also gifted a dog toy to us. We were hoping that we could find a free or cheaper parking place but parking in downtown area was indeed a ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2021

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
Novotel Ottawa City Centre
3.5 out of 5
33 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $103 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
4.4/5Excellent! (1,702 reviews)

"Excellent service. Great room size and space."…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2021

Novotel Ottawa City Centre
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
4.5 out of 5
1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $167 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
4.3/5Excellent! (2,144 reviews)

"I like that it was like in the museum. Exceptional service, tasty food."…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre
4 out of 5
101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $101 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.3/5Excellent! (1,107 reviews)

"Well kept and clean. Staff very professional and polite."…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre
The Carleton Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
161 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON
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4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"Great hotel located downtown close to the CR Rideau Shopping Center. Beautiful suites & hotel. I recommend this place!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2021

The Carleton Suite Hotel
Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
3.5 out of 5
130 Besserer St, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $104 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
4.3/5Excellent! (2,424 reviews)

"Great location, wonderful staff that were helpful and friendly"…"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2021

Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Ottawa
3 out of 5
350 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $101 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.2/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"The location is perfect. Staff are excellent, big thank you to Simon, James and Christina!!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Ottawa
Ottawa Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
100 Kent St, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $101 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.2/5Excellent! (1,108 reviews)

"Staff was really nice, always wanting to satisfy our needs"…"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

Ottawa Marriott Hotel
Arc The Hotel
4 out of 5
140 Slater St, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $82 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
4.1/5Very Good! (1,107 reviews)

"Very good location, however hotel is dated. Rooms are clean and are in good condition but they are dated too."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2021

Arc The Hotel
Holiday Inn Ottawa Dwtn - Parliament Hill, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
402 Queen St, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $90 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
4.1/5Very Good! (412 reviews)

"Great stay overall. Nothing bad to say except that the hallways as well as the elevators smelled a bit of weed. The room was clean and had lots of utilities (safe, fridge and microwave) and a big tv. The beds were super comfortable and smelled good. The shower in the bathroom was very good too with ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Holiday Inn Ottawa Dwtn - Parliament Hill, an IHG Hotel
Days Inn by Wyndham Ottawa
3.5 out of 5
319 Rideau St, King Edward and Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $60 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
3.9/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"Lovely Hotel & Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Ottawa
HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
2 out of 5
75 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON
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3.9/5Good! (515 reviews)

"Loved how unique this place is. Definitely an experience. Was quiet due to COVID and some things that were previously offered are not at this time, but all in all stuff was nice, our room was clean, the bathrooms and showers were clean. We enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

HI Ottawa Jail Hostel
Ottawa Backpackers Inn
2 out of 5
203 York Street, Ottawa, ON
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The price is $54 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
3.4/5Good! (153 reviews)

"I liked the homey feel. The room was a decent size with a TV. The staff was accommodating and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2020

Ottawa Backpackers Inn
Auberge Des Arts
104 Guigues Avenue, Ottawa, ON
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Your Guide to Historic Hotels in Downtown Ottawa

When you go on a Downtown Ottawa trip out of town, it is easy to pick a chain you are familiar with, or a modern hotel. You may be used to your hotel having all the familiar amenities. However, staying in an in a more unique accommodation can elevate your holiday. A stay in a Downtown Ottawa historic hotel allows you to still have a fully-furnished room and one with loads of character. Furthermore, it allows you to surround yourself in Downtown Ottawa's history.

Something Old, Something New

As soon as you walk through the lobby of your Downtown Ottawa hotel, you'll be whisked to a previous era. With their Victorian-style and locations in the happening parts of Downtown Ottawa, you'll love how these historic hotels stand apart from their modern counterparts. While these lodgings are older, they have most of the modern comforts that allow you to relax during your holiday. You'll discover your room furnished with a cozy bed, and just about anything else you'll need for a wonderful getaway.

Once you've checked out your hotel, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by exploring the prominent landmarks and art galleries. Of course, all this hopping through history is going to stimulate your appetite. Feel free to go through Expedia's 19667 guest reviews for tips from like-minded travelers to help make your Downtown Ottawa visit wonderful. You can also ask your hotels' concierge to show you where some of the best places to enjoy a pint or dinner in Downtown Ottawa are.

Your Downtown Ottawa Hotel Is Waiting

Downtown Ottawa has 160 vintage hotels that have the feel and look of another era. Some of these lodgings are where notable writers may have stayed. You're sure to land a place possessing all the amenities and the antique charm you want. Be sure to book your Downtown Ottawa vintage hotel soon, or you could miss out on a one-of-a kind accommodation.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Downtown Ottawa?
During a vacation in Downtown Ottawa, history enthusiasts will likely want to explore the monuments. And while you’re here, you can check out the fascinating museums and acclaimed art scene. You can also take time at the popular shops in this walkable area.
What's the best place to stay in Downtown Ottawa to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Byward Blue Inn is a top 3-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers free breakfast and in-room kitchenettes. Royal Canadian Mint is a short 11-minute walk away. A couple of other options near historic sites include Fairmont Chateau Laurier and The Westin Ottawa.
How many historical hotels will I find in Downtown Ottawa?
In Downtown Ottawa, you’ll find 120 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 34 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical places and other sights to visit in Downtown Ottawa?
Downtown Ottawa is notable for its monuments and landmarks like Royal Canadian Mint and Peace Tower. Known for its museums and art, cultural venues include National Arts Centre, National Gallery of Canada, and Bytown Museum. Other popular sights include Byward Market Square and Parliament Hill.
What is a historic hotel like in Downtown Ottawa?
Historic hotels give guests a chance to stay in a building that has been officially recognized with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world have had many former lives and uses, such as palaces, castles, stately homes or even lodges, pubs, or skyscrapers — as long as it’s of special interest. These types of hotels in Downtown Ottawa often retain original elements like traditional architecture and period features within the guestrooms or public spaces.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
The two are similar. “Historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S., while you’ll often hear “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to emphasize the building and architecture itself. A heritage hotel draws meaning mainly from the place’s cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Downtown Ottawa have modern facilities?
Yes. Every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Guests should expect the popular amenities from a contemporary hotel such as private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, WiFi, and more. In Downtown Ottawa, booking a historic hotel doesn’t mean you will stay in a place that’s rundown.

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