Places to Stay in Ottawa

Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by Erin Weir No Comments

Chateau Laurier and Parliament Hill

In Ottawa you will find a great mix of beautiful, historic hotels, grand luxury hotels, and small bed and breakfasts.  Wherever you stay you won’t be too far away from all the action of central Ottawa.  There are many downtown hotels, and several bed and breakfasts within easy walking distance.

Chateau Laurier – Located directly to Parliament Hill, it is almost impossible to find a hotel in a better location. Its turrets and limestone edifice mimic the grand, beautiful chateaus in France, adding an air of stateliness and elegance.  It is central to many of Ottawa’s attractions.  The Rideau Canal is practically at its doorstep, and the Gatineau Hills nearby offer fabulous cross country skiing trails.  The hotel opened in 1912 and was among the first to offer indoor plumbing.  Throughout its history it has hosted dignitaries, politicians, and even members of the royal family, including King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, and Prince Phillip.

Auberge King Edward Bed and Breakfast – Located in Sandy Hill, Ottawa’s historic downtown neighborhood, this bed and breakfast is a gorgeously preserved Victorian home built in 1902.  It is within walking distance of many of Ottawa’s famous attractions and museums.  Enjoy the luxury and romance of times long past without sacrificing the comfort of modern amenities.  The home has been carefully and painstakingly refurbished to preserve its Victorian charm and character.  Enjoy spacious accommodations and welcoming common rooms.  Begin each day with a delicious home cooked breakfast!

Albert at Bay Suite Hotel – Offering apartment sized suites at hotel room prices, Albert at Bay offers the largest suites in Ottawa.  It is centrally located, putting you within walking distance of just about everything that Ottawa has to offer.


When life brings you to Ottawa, live large at The Albert at Bay Suite Hotel. Why not stay in an apartment-sized suite for the same price as a cramped hotel room? Our suites – the largest in Ottawa – along with incredible onsite facilities make up the exceptional value and convenience you’re looking for in an all-suite hotel. The staff offer impeccable service and are dedicated to make your stay as special as possible.

Swiss Hotel – Established in 1985, the Swiss Hotel aims to provide a fresh, European style hotel experience.  It is within walking distance of many of Ottawa’s great attractions, shopping, and restaurants.  Amenities include spacious rooms, free WiFi, an iPad in each room, and European style bedding.  Enjoy a Swiss breakfast buffet.

The Lord Elgin – One of Ottawa’s historic hotels, The Lord Elgin offers some of the city’s finest accommodations.  Directly across from the National Arts Centre and Confederation Park, it could not be more conveniently located.  Its guestrooms are elegant yet simple, offering sweeping views of the city, luxurious furnishings, and comfort that will allow you to feel truly pampered.  Rooms are equipped with free internet, and the hotel offers spectacular amenities, including a lap pool, whirlpool, sauna, and fitness center. Staff are courteous and make every effort to provide a comfortable, happy stay.

Shirley Samantha’s Bed and Breakfast – Located in a quiet residential street, Shirley Samantha’s is somewhat tucked away from the noise of the city, yet still within walking distance of downtown.  Enjoy a delicious breakfast featuring home baked goods like cheddar scones and banana bread.


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