Hotels in Ottawa provide homey access to a city sarcastically nicknamed “The City That Fun Forgot”. Museums, historical sites, festivals, beautiful natural surroundings and quality establishments all help Ottawa in defying its nickname. Not far from Ottawa, outdoor activities such as downhill or cross-country skiing can be found in places such as Mont-Tremblant or Nakkertok. Hotels in Ottawa come in the form of some outstanding bed and breakfast accommodations as well. Before we get you to hotels in Ottawa, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
Incorporated in 1855, Ottawa‘s name derives from an Algonquin word meaning “to trade”. The first European to travel up the Ottawa River was Étienne Brûlé, who passed through the area circa 1610 en route to the Great Lakes. New Englander Philemon Wright created the area’s first European settlement on March 7, 1800. Originally named Bytown, Ottawa was founded as a community in 1826 due to land speculators’ attraction to the new Rideau Canal being built by the British. During the 1800s, the area experienced two wars by way of the War of 1812 and Shiners’ War of 1835. Queen Victoria in 1857 chose Ottawa as Canada’s capital city due to its regional isolation as well as its proximity to Toronto, Kingston and Montreal on the Rideau Waterway. After 1850, lumber baron entrepreneurs built some of the world’s largest sawmills. Ottawa was Canada’s only city to have street lights powered entirely by electricity circa 1885. In 1900, the Hull-Ottawa fire destroyed about one-fifth of the city.
Canada’s capital city, Ottawa stands on the Ottawa River’s south bank. With a population of over 1 million people, Canada’s capital is also its fourth largest city. Naturally, this capital city is the country’s political epicenter. Home to four seasons, Ottawa’s summer temperatures peak in July, while winter temperatures are lowest in January. Points of interest include Centre Block on Parliament Hill, National War Memorial, downtown Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, Rideau Canal, Château Laurier, Peace Tower, Library of Parliament, ByWard Market, TD Place Stadium and Canadian Tire Centre. Popular foods include Poutine, which is French fries and cheese curds covered in gravy, lobster rolls, bagels, smoked meats, Bannock, or a type of flat-bread, butter tarts, bacon, fried dough, French toast and more. Whisky, lager beer, wine and various cocktails are drinks of choice. Now that we have a little background information on the city, it’s time for hotels in Ottawa that too defy the nickname.
Fairmont Chateau Laurier Gold Experience features a bar, private parking, a shared lounge, a terrace, a restaurant, free bikes, an indoor pool, a fitness center, a 24-hour front desk, room service, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, electric tea pots, hairdryers, desks and a buffet breakfast. Nearby you may find Devine Fine Jewellery, Galerie d’art Vincent (art gallery), Zoe’s (lounge), Cantas Fashion (women’s clothing store), CF Rideau Centre (shopping mall), Farm Boy (fresh food market), Laura Secord (chocolate shop), LCBO (liquor store), Senate of Canada Building, The Famous Five (historical landmark), Valiants Memorial (historical landmark), Sappers Staircase (historical landmark), The National War Memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, The Flags of Canada and more.
This location is within feet of Rideau Locks, 0.1 miles from Rideau Mall, Art Mode Gallery, Sparks Street Mall, Confederation Square, National Arts Center, Rideau Canal and Major’s Hill Park, 0.2 miles from Bytown Museum, U.S. Embassy, Parliament Hill and Peace Tower, 1.2 miles from Canadian War Museum and Embassy of France, 1.9 miles from TD Place Stadium, 2.2 miles from Ottawa Train Station and 7.2 miles from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $363
Mont Tremblant Activity Centre
Hotel Quintessence offers an on-site restaurant, a wine bar, a spa, Lake Tremblant views, a wood-burning fireplace, private balconies or terraces, heated marble floors, spa tubs, rain showers, terrace dining, massage and body treatment services, a seasonal outdoor pool and a hot tub. Spa Sans Sabots (day spa), La Savoie (restaurant), Microbrasserie La Diable (bistro), La maison de la crêpe (creperie), Le Petit Géant (miniature golf course), Le Centre d’Activités Mont Tremblant Activity Centre (recreation center), Au Grain de Café, Arcade Virtual Reality Tremblant (tourist attraction) and more are in the vicinity.
From here Amerispa is 0.1 miles, Mont Tremblant Activity Centre, Express Gondola, Express Flying Mile and Brind’O Aquaclub are 0.2 miles, Porte du Soleil is 0.5 miles, Golf le Geant is 0.7 miles, TGV is 1 mile, Le Soleil is 1.3 miles, Lowell Thomas is 2.4 miles, Mont-Tremblant Casino and Golf le diable are 4 miles, Mont-Tremblant National Park is 5.1 miles and Mont Tremblant International Airport is 16.4 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $374
With an on-site restaurant, a bar, air conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, coffee machines, hair dryers, a 24-hour front desk and a fitness center, Alt Hotel Ottawa can be found close to C’est Japon (Japanese restaurant), Juice Monkey (health food restaurant), Presotea (bubble tea store), Donerma (restaurant), Stroked Ego (men’s clothing store), Knux Studio (tattoo shop), Toro Taqueria (restaurant), Sansotei Ramen (ramen restaurant), Illuminate Mural (tourist attraction), Paradise Poké (Hawaiian restaurant), Comerford’s Cigar Store, bodiesbyphil (gym), Bridgehead (coffee shop), Rideau Club, Voila Coiffure & Spa (hairdresser), Queen St. Fare (food court), Aiana Restaurant Collective (fine dining restaurant), Hideaway Adventure House (amusement center), Sooter’s Photography (photo lab), Mulligans Golf Bar (restaurant), Mozaik Street Foodery (restaurant), Presse Cafe, Tropical Smoothie Bar (juice shop), Hair Fellas Barbershop, Perfection Hair Design & Spa (beauty salon), Thali (Indian restaurant) and more.
You’ll find Bank of Canada 0.1 miles, Currency Museum 0.2 miles, Sparks Street Mall, Confederation Square, Supreme Court of Canada, Parliament Hill and National Arts Center 0.3 miles, Peace Tower, Rideau Locks and Rideau Canal 0.4 miles, U.S. Embassy 0.6 miles, Canadian War Museum 0.9 miles, Canadian Museum of History 1 mile, 24 Sussex Drive and TD Place Stadium 1.7 miles and Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport 6.9 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night: $163
Timber Run Golf Country Club
With an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a solarium with wrap-around terrace, wooden floors, seating areas, flat-screen TVs, spa baths, a common living room with baby grand piano and fireplace, a breakfast with bacon, eggs, eggs benedict and waffles and a dining room with antiques, artwork and Victorian furnishings, Clyde Hall Bed and Breakfast sits near Timber Run Golf Course, Lanark Landing (restaurant), Temple’s Sugar Bush (sugar shack), Baird Trail (hiking area) and Mal’s Camping (campground).
You may find Timber Run Golf Country Club 0.1 miles, Lanark Landing Restaurant 0.6 miles, Braid trail 6.2 miles, Town of Perth Market 7.5 miles, Perth Museum 9.7 miles, Conlon Farm 10.4 miles, Silver Lake 18.6 miles and Mt. Pakenham Ski Lift 29.8 miles and Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport 40.1 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night: $185
Le Germain Hotel Ottawa offers a fitness center, a bar, on-site dining, a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi, a complimentary buffet breakfast, flat-screen TVs, hair dryers, air conditioning, wardrobes, car rental service and a business center. Nearby you may find Ottawa Art Gallery, LabO Theatre, Arts Court (performing arts theater). The Albion Rooms – Craft Cocktails & Farm to Table Food, Avant-Garde Bar & Gift Shop (cocktail bar). Island Flava (Caribbean restaurant), The Loft Board Game Lounge, Real Barber Studios (barber shop), Future Skin Tattoo and Body Piercing Parlor, Food Mood: Korean & Japanese Kitchen, Shanghai Wonton Noodle Restaurant, Presotea (bubble tea store), Silverline Tattoo and Body Piercing, JOEY Rideau (restaurant), NYX Professional Makeup (cosmetics store) and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Ottawa Art Gallery, 0.3 miles from Rideau Mall, Art Mode Gallery, University of Ottawa, National Arts Center, Embassy of Denmark and Carleton University, 0.4 miles from Rideau Locks, Major’s Hill Park and U.S. Embassy, 0.6 miles from Parliament Hill and Peace Tower, 0.9 miles from Supreme Court of Canada, 1.1 miles from Canadian Museum of History and 7.2 miles from Macdonald Cartier Airport.
Approximate cost per night (prestige room): $438
Cost per person (four people): $110
Art Mode Gallery
Fairmont Chateau Laurier Gold Experience features a bar, private parking, a shared lounge, a terrace, a restaurant, free bike usage, an indoor pool, a fitness center, a 24-hour front desk, room service, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, electric tea pots, hairdryers, desks and a buffet breakfast. Near here you may see Zoe’s (lounge), Courtyard Restaurant, Oz Kafe, ByWard Market, Planet Coffee, ByWard Market, Sidedoor (restaurant), Restaurant e18hteen, STUNNING! (fashion accessories store), Ottawa Sign (tourist attraction), Play Food & Wine (restaurant), LCBO (liquor store), Farm Boy (fresh food market), CF Rideau Centre, Bytown Museum, Victoria Tower Bell (historical landmark), Library of Parliament, Northern Lights Sound and Light Show (live music venue), The Memorial Chamber (historical landmark), Centennial Flame (monument) and more.
Rideau Locks is within feet, Rideau Mall, Art Mode Gallery, Sparks Street Mall, Confederation Square, National Arts Center and Major’s Hill Park are 0.1 miles, Bytown Museum, U.S. Embassy, Peace Tower and Parliament Hill are 0.2 miles, Supreme Court of Canada is 0.6 miles, Canadian Museum of History is 0.8 miles, Canadian War Museum and Embassy of France are 1.2 miles and Macdonald Cartier Airport is 7.2 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night: $398
Notre Dame Basilica
Providing free WiFi, daily breakfast, air conditioning, a shared kitchen, laundry facilities and free parking, Auberge des Arts Bed and Breakfast is close to Bridgehead (coffee shop), Smudge Beauty Bar (nail salon), Julian.Marc.Salon (beauty salon), ebb & flo (clothing store), Vanity (body piercing shop), Flower to the People (florist), L’HEXAGONE (men’s clothing store), PARLOUR (hair salon), Khao Thai Restaurant, Modmop Hairdressing, The Koven (restaurant), Amaze (escape room), Not Your Father’s Barber (barber shop), Scooteretti – Electric Bikes (bicycle shop), Fiazza (pizza restaurant), The Rainbow Bistro (live music bar), The Snug Pub (bar), El Camino (restaurant), Shelby Burger (restaurant), Wedel – Touch of Europe (gourmet grocery store), Jigsaw Escape Rooms, Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta To Go (Italian restaurant), Peace-Garden Vegetarian Paradise (vegetarian restaurant), Piccolo Grande Artisan Gelateria (ice cream shop), Salon Rouge (beauty salon), Pili Pili Grilled Chicken (restaurant), Hing Lung Chinese Food, C’est Bon Cooking (culinary school), Das Lokal (modern European restaurant) and more.
Notre Dame Basilica, Embassy of Denmark, National Gallery of Canada, Royal Canadian Mint and U.S. Embassy are 0.2 miles, Japanese Embassy, Major’s Hill Park, Art Mode Gallery and Embassy of Saudi Arabia are 0.3 miles, Rideau Mall is 0.4 miles, Canadian War Museum is 1.4 miles, Casino Lac-Leamy is 1.9 miles, Dow’s Lake is 3.9 miles and Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is 7.6 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night: $104
Bank of Canada
With a seasonal outdoor pool, city views, air conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, kitchens, coffee machines and bath robes, SOHO Residences Lisgar is located close to Dominion-Chalmers United Church, J:unique kitchen (Japanese restaurant), Cannabis Emporium, Starbucks, The Greek Souvlaki Shack, Henry’s (photography studio), Turning Point (music store), Strategy Games (game store), Crazy Nails (nail salon), Wallack Galleries (art gallery), Wallack’s Art Supplies, The Comic Book Shoppe, World of Tea (tea store), Hairmosa (hair salon), Tacolot (taco restaurant), Ashby House Massage Therapy, Mamma Teresa Ristorante, Union Local 613 (restaurant), Prohibition Public House, Fairouz (Middle Eastern restaurant), Embassy of Ukraine, Fernandino (hair salon), Vespa Hair Design, Pilates Space, Atomic Rooster (restaurant) and more.
From here Bank of Canada is 0.2 miles, National War Memorial is 0.3 miles, Chinese Embassy and Currency Museum are 0.4 miles, Museum of Nature, Sparks Street Mall, Supreme Court of Canada, National Arts Center and Confederation Square are 0.5 miles, Rideau Locks, Parliament Hill and Peace Tower are 0.6 miles, U.S. Embassy is 0.8 miles, TD Place Stadium is 1.4 miles, 24 Sussex Drive is 1.9 miles and Macdonald Cartier Airport is 6.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $188
Offering flat-screen TVs, continental breakfast, a campfire under the stars, two terraces with river or garden views and bike and ski storage, Kokomo Inn is in the vicinity of À La Dérive brasserie artisanale (brewpub), Mon Café (bistro), Quai-des-Cageux (park), Boutique Librairie l’Essence-Ciel (metaphysical supply store), Sterling (steak house), Quai des Artistes (marina), THE GOD BARBER (barber shop), Pâtisserie L’Étoile (bakery), Beauté Paramédika (spa), Caf’Noisette (nut store), Crêperie Meld&Melt (crêperie), Ga-Ga Patates (fast food restaurant), Marché Al Andalous St louis (supermarket), Studio Cofia (hair salon), Au Centre du Party (party store), Penningtons (women’s clothing store), À l’Ēchelle du Monde (game store), Frerot (restaurant), Le Club House (breakfast restaurant), Restaurant La Creppa (breakfast restaurant), Plaisirs Gourmands (bakery) and more.
You’ll find Rideau Falls 0.6 miles, Rideau Hall 1.1 miles, 24 Sussex Drive and Embassy of France 1.3 miles, Embassy of Spain 1.4 miles, Embassy of Saudi Arabia 1.9 miles, Japanese Embassy and Canada Aviation and Space Museum 2 miles, Royal Canadian Mint, National Gallery of Canada and Casino Lac-Leamy 2.2 miles, TD Place Stadium 4.3 miles and Executive Gatineau-Ottawa Airport 7.2 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $178
Canadian Tire Centre
Homewood Suites By Hilton Ottawa Kanata features a complimentary hot breakfast, free WiFi, fully-equipped kitchens, HDTVs, a 24-hour front desk, a business center, an indoor pool, a fitness room and on-site parking. Morning Owl Kanata (cafe), Mandarin Restaurant, Tommy’s Dining Lounge, Food Basics (supermarket), Rideau Gymnastics at Resolute Center, Art Haven (art cafe), Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool (public swimming pool), Landmark Cinemas Kanata, Central BierHaus (European restaurant), Aperitivo (restaurant), Bâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar, Golf Town (sporting goods store) and La Mode Fine Jewelers are all within range.
From this hotel you may encounter Canadian Tire Centre 1.7 miles, Britannia Conservation Area 6.5 miles, Centrepointe Theatre 7 miles, Walter Baker Sports Centre 7.2 miles, Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology and Diefenbunker Canada’s Cold War Museum 7.5 miles, Arboretum Experimental Farm 10.3 miles, Universite du Quebec en Outaouais 10.9 miles, Canadian War Museum 11.5 miles, Asticou Centre 11.6 miles, TD Place Stadium 12.1 miles, Parliament Hill 12.5 miles, Rideau Locks 12.6 miles and Macdonald Cartier Airport 11.3 miles.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom queen suite): $234
Cost per person (five people): $47
Featuring a communal front porch, flat-screen TVs, seating areas, private bathrooms and daily breakfast, McGee’s Inn is close to Cumberland Pizza (pizza restaurant), Alirang Korean Restaurant, Living Colour Tattoo (tattoo shop), PiCo Pizza Bar, LCBO (liquor store), Ottawa Little Theatre (performing arts center), Shawarma Bits (Lebanese restaurant), Snobby’s Barbershop, Insta bolz (health food restaurant), Working Title (restaurant), Verve Moderns (antique furniture store), Laurier House National Historic Site, Restaurant la teranga, Happy Goat Coffee Co. (coffee shop), Jack’s Chip Truck (American restaurant) and more.
Laurier House is 0.3 miles, Ottawa Art Gallery, University of Ottawa and Embassy of Switzerland are 0.4 miles, Carleton University, Embassy of Denmark, Rideau Mall, Art Mode Gallery and Rideau Canal are 0.5 miles, National Arts Center, U.S. Embassy and Rideau Locks are 0.6 miles, Parliament Hill and Peace Tower are 0.8 miles, Ottawa Train Station is 1.7 miles and Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is 7.4 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night: $140
Ottawa Art Gallery
The Century House Bed and Breakfast has free WiFi, hardwood floors, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms, a snack bar, free parking and hot breakfast for a fee. This accommodation is close to McGee’s Inn.
From here Ottawa Art Gallery is 0.2 miles, University of Ottawa and Carleton University are 0.3 miles, Rideau Mall, Rideau Canal, Laurier House, Art Mode Gallery, National Arts Center and Embassy of Denmark are 0.4 miles, Parliament Hill and Peace Tower are 0.7 miles, Embassy of France is 1.2 miles, Canadian War Museum is 1.6 miles and Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is 7.2 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $166
So there they are, hotels in Ottawa that will help make for an exciting trip to the capital. We hope you have found this information useful and most importantly, that you enjoy your time in Canada!