Get an overview of this hotelDowntown Ottawa hotel with pool, near Parliament Hill

Near Parliament Hill

Bordering the Sparks Street Pedestrian Mall, this downtown hotel is 4 blocks from Parliament Hill, 4 blocks from the Canadian War Museum, and 8 blocks from ByWard Market shopping and nightlife.

Wicked waterslide

This family-friendly hotel has a 115-foot waterslide (open every day in the summer and weekends only for the rest of the year), indoor pool, children's creative center, fitness room, and spa tubs.

Contemporary comfort

Contemporary guestrooms feature high-speed Internet access, complimentary newspapers, and windows that open. Suites include microwaves and compact refrigerators.

The National Hotel & Suites, an Ascend Collection hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The National Hotel & Suites, an Ascend Collection hotel is centrally located for easy access to a number of downtown Ottawa attractions, including the Sparks Street Pedestrian Mall (adjacent); Parliament Hill (4 blocks); the shopping, dining, and nightlife of the ByWard Market area (10 blocks); and the National Gallery of Art (12 blocks).

The hotel's star attraction is its 115-foot (35-meter) heated waterslide, which is open daily in summer and on weekends the rest of the year. Other family-friendly features include an indoor swimming pool and children's creative center. An extensive fitness center includes numerous types of cardio machines, weight machines and free weights, and a locker room with towel service. Also on site are a spa tub, men's and women's saunas, and a 24-hour business center.

Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. National Hotel & Suites is a non-smoking property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Waterslide 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 18 
  • Total number of rooms - 328 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1977 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Sauna 
  • Spa tub 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Pay movies 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 

Where to Eat

Sparks - Serves Canadian cuisine, such as Lobster Poutine and Prairie Salad, in a comfortable atmosphere great for business or pleasure. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service is available from early morning until late night, except Sunday evenings. Holiday hours vary.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel offers a 115-foot waterslide (open daily during the summer and at weekends the rest of the year), indoor pool, fitness center, spa tub, and men's and women's saunas.

Located six blocks from the hotel and built in 1832, the Rideau Canal is the oldest continuously operated canal in North America. In winter, the frozen canal is billed as the world's longest skating rink at 7.75 km (4.75 mi) long. In summer the canal is a great spot for boating, while walkers, joggers, inline skaters, and cyclists can enjoy the paths that line the canal's banks. Another running path continuing along the Ottawa River is a block from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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


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

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 19

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

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 available for CAD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 35 per stay (maximum CAD 70 per stay)
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)

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.

Parking height restrictions apply

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: CAD 7.99-14.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 19.50 per night
  • Pet fee: CAD 35 per stay (maximum CAD 70 per stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • National Ascend Collection
  • National Ascend Collection Ottawa
  • National Hotel Ascend Collection hotel
  • National Hotel Ascend Collection hotel Ottawa

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

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.

Complimentary meals for kids

Children ages six and younger eat complimentary meals at Sparks Lounge when accompanied by a paying adult.

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