Posted Sep 8, 2016
We have stayed here before a couple years ago for a week"s stay, like this time. Walking location is terrific: one block to Rideau Mall (big indoor downtown mall with a new Nordstrom; one block to Byward Markets and all the restaurants and nightlife; 2 blocks to a 24/7 Metro (grocery store); LCBO next to Metro.
We had a corner suite this time, very nice and bright. Suites are relatively large, one bedroom apartment really: full kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, washer/dryer and bedroom. Complete with an ironing board and iron, and hairdryer. Did not have time for the pool or restaurant/store in lobby, but store seem to have everything one might need, including laundry soap.
Two main issues: 1) since it is downtown, traffic at certain times of day is a nightmare, especially with the new subway construction nearby and new condo towers next door. 2) indoor secured parking is very tight, but not unusual for older Eastern cities like Ottawa or Montreal. Very challenging to park with a large vehicle. Get there early, after 6 it will be a problem. It is $20 a day, but about normal price range for Ottawa/Montreal.
Overall quite good and we were more than happy with the accommodations and will most likely stay there again on our next visit.
Room Tip: Great if you can get a corner suite, more windows, more light.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 12, 2016 by Chris, Hotel Management
Dear Michael, Thank you for your awesome review and I’m so pleased you enjoyed our fantastic downtown location! Within a short walking distance, our guests will find hundreds of restaurants, excellent shopping and the majority of Ottawa’s tourist attractions. I do appreciate your kind comments regarding our spacious and well-equipped suites. If ever our guests are unable to park in the garage next to our hotel, our Front Desk Agents are always available to direct our guests to other nearby parking facilities. Once again, thank you for your review and I look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to Ottawa! Sincerely, Chris Pierce, General Manager, Ottawa Tourism’s 2015 Star Property of the Year