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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa
2.5 out of 5
2850 Columbus Street, Ottawa, IL
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The price is $118 per night
1.71 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (76 reviews)

"Very nice hotel with clean, big, and new rooms. The pool is closed because of Covid. The breakfast is a cold one with a cereal bar, a muffin and a piece of fruit."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa
Super 8 by Wyndham Ottawa Starved Rock
2 out of 5
500 East Etna Rd., Ottawa, IL
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The price is $70 per night
1.83 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (527 reviews)

"Clean, safe environment. Friendly, helpful staff. Clean and comfortable room and bed."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Ottawa Starved Rock
Surrey Motel
2 out of 5
2750 Columbus St. , Ottawa, IL
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The price is $58 per night
1.6 mi from city center
3.1/5 (47 reviews)

"The property is clean but older the staff was very friendly"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Surrey Motel
10 Miles From Starved Rock State Park in Historic Ottawa IL
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0.52 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
A bit disappointed

"This is the second year we stayed here. The price went up significantly but the amenities were not as good. I don’t feel the place was as clean as it should be and there wasn’t any dish soap or extra paper towels or toilet paper. Also I don’t feel the kitchen is stocked with enough with dishes."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

10 Miles From Starved Rock State Park in Historic Ottawa IL
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5
510 E Etna Road, Ottawa, IL
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1.93 mi from city center
3.3/5 (88 reviews)

"We stayed for one night after a wedding. Checked in quite late had no issue. There is no elevator so make sure you're ok with stairs. The pillows were terrible. But the room was clean and the continental breakfast was yummy!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2015

Quality Inn
Harbor Master Villa #230
3.5 out of 5
230 Leeward Way, Ottawa, IL
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2.81 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Very cute, nice view of harbor. Plenty of parks for hiking close by."…"

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Harbor Master Villa #230
Hampton Inn Ottawa, IL
2.5 out of 5
4115 Holiday Ln, Ottawa, IL
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The price is $111 per night
2.27 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (293 reviews)

"Wish the pool was open. Other than that, it was peaceful."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Hampton Inn Ottawa, IL
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ottawa Starved Rock Area
2.5 out of 5
3000 Fairfield Ln, Ottawa, IL
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The price is $109 per night
1.94 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (291 reviews)

"Very clean facility. Staff very pleasant and helpful. They complied above and beyond with covid 19 guidelines."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ottawa Starved Rock Area
Comfort Inn Ottawa Starved Rock Area
2.5 out of 5
120 W. Stevenson Road, Ottawa, IL
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The price is $80 per night
2.25 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (274 reviews)

"There was some construction going on, so very dusty. The hotel was very clean though. They seemed to be taking precautions against the pandemic. Only think I was dissatisfied with was that there were no breakfast options. They completely shut it down due to the pandemic. I was under the impression ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020

Comfort Inn Ottawa Starved Rock Area
Serenity 41W
3.5 out of 5
41 Windward Way, Ottawa, IL
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2.57 mi from city center
Serenity 41W
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Visiting Ottawa

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Ottawa, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its parks, shopping, and festivals. A top sight in the city is Starved Rock State Park.

  • There are 70 hotels and other accommodations in Ottawa
  • The closest major airport is in Chicago, IL (DPA-Dupage), 49.2 mi (79.1 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Ottawa

Well-known for its festivals, the city's cultural venues include LaSalle County Historical Society & Museum, Streatorland Historical Museum, and Union Depot Railroad Museum. Families come for attractions such as Raging Waves Waterpark, Weber House and Garden, and Dickinson House. The city is notable for landmarks like Hegeler Carus Mansion, Farnsworth House, and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial.

In Ottawa, there are 70 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

Other top sights in Ottawa include Starved Rock State Park.

Getting Around Ottawa

If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from Mendota Station, Plano Station, or Princeton Station. Ottawa might not have very many public transportation choices so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Ottawa

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 56°F and the nighttime average to be 15°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 84°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • July through September averages 85°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 71°F during the day and 16°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Ottawa is 35.71 inches
  • Hottest months are usually July and June with an average temperature of 83°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 18°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Ottawa?
Brightwood Inn is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3-star B&B offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Traveler reviews also recommend Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa and AmericInn by Wyndham Princeton IL as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ottawa, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review top deals in Ottawa.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Ottawa?
To access more information about updating your trip to Ottawa or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Ottawa?
Based on reviews, Comfort Inn Morris I-80 is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Days Inn by Wyndham Princeton and Best Western Oglesby Inn.
What's the best place to stay when traveling with kids to Ottawa?
Hampton Inn Yorkville is a hotel with an indoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices for your family trip include The Montcler Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham and Quality Inn. Attractions like Raging Waves Waterpark and Dickinson House are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic vacation in Ottawa?
Rustic Villa is a favorite 3.5-star villa for couples, and features a restaurant and a bar. Another choice for a stay with your sweetheart is Brightwood Inn.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Ottawa?
Super 8 by Wyndham Morris is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers an indoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Peru - Lasalle Area and Best Western Oglesby Inn.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Starved Rock State Park?
Adjacent to Starved Rock State Park, Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and an indoor pool. Other good options within a short distance include Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort and Voted The Nicest Villa In The Resort. New Gourmet Kitchen And Just Fully Updated.
What about the best place to stay close to Raging Waves Waterpark?
One of the top choices for your stay is Hampton Inn Yorkville, located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Raging Waves Waterpark, and this hotel offers free breakfast and an indoor pool. Super 8 by Wyndham Yorkville, located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away, is another good option for your stay.
What's the best golf hotel in Ottawa?
AmericInn by Wyndham Streator is a hotel featuring free breakfast and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ottawa Starved Rock Area and Days Inn by Wyndham Oglesby/ Starved Rock. You can tee off at Dayton Ridge Golf Club, Deer Park Country Club, or Anderson Fields Golf Course while you’re in town.
What's the best place to stay in Ottawa that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Hampton Inn Yorkville is a top hotel on Expedia for those interested in history, and it features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices close to historic sites include Fairfield Inn & Suites Peru and Hampton Inn & Suites Peru, IL. Also Hegeler Carus Mansion and Weber House and Garden are a couple of local landmarks worth a visit.
What are some accommodations with pools in Ottawa?
Best Western Oglesby Inn is a top hotel with an indoor pool, free full breakfast, and free WiFi. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include The Montcler Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ottawa Starved Rock Area.

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