Get an overview of this hotelLandmark Ottawa hotel across from Confederation Park

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Indoor pool
24-hour business center
Smoke-free property

Near everything

Situated amid Elgin Street's restaurants and nightlife and 1 block from Rideau Canal, the landmark Lord Elgin Hotel is within 4 blocks of Parliament House and the Ottawa Shaw Centre.

Indoor pool, sauna

Guests can swim laps in the pool, relax in the spa tub and sauna, or work out in the fitness center. An on-site bistro with outdoor patio serves all meals and also provides in-room dining.

Stately rooms

Rooms display new Canadian made furniture, tall picture windows with richly toned treatments, and bathrooms with marble tile and granite countertops. WiFi is available for a fee.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This downtown Ottawa hotel enjoys an enviable location on bustling Elgin Street, surrounded by restaurants and nightlife and across the street from the National Arts Centre. Constructed in 1941 in the style of a French chateau, Lord Elgin Hotel offers many modern-day amenities including a bar/lounge, a sidewalk bistro serving Mediterranean cuisine, a Starbucks, and a 24-hour business center and complimentary WiFi in public areas.

Onsite recreation is provided in a lap pool, spa tub, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel also offers valet parking for a fee.

Lord Elgin Hotel is a smoke-free property. Fines apply for violations. Pets are not allowed.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Year Built 1941 
  • Restaurant 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 15 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Sauna 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 355 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 11 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • 24-hour health club 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Grill 41 - Features a sidewalk patio overlooking Confederation Park. Mediterranean and North American cuisine. Extensive wine list and private dining room. A breakfast buffet with hot items, plus lunch, and dinner are served daily.

Starbucks - Full-service outlet with patio seating overlooking Confederation Park and the First Baptist Church. Open from early morning until early evening.

Room Service is available from 6:30 AM to 11 PM daily.

Nearby Things to Do

Lord Elgin guests have complimentary use of an indoor lap pool, spa tub, sauna, and fitness center. Workout equipment includes treadmills, a stationary bike, an elliptical trainer, a strength-training machine, and free weights.

Seasonal festivals are held across the street in Confederate Park. One block away, Rideau Canal is a popular spot for winter ice skating and summer jogging and cycling. Seasonal boat tours are also offered on the canal.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at noon

Minimum check-in age is 19

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 19 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: CAD 75 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 10 and CAD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 85
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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