Looking for Ottawa accommodations? A place to rest your weary head? A home-base for your vacation? Ottawa lodgings provide a variety of choices to please every kind of budget and personality…
Ottawa offers some five star choices for luxury hotels. If you just love being pampered and want to be treated like a Hollywood superstar, there are two Ottawa area Hotels that are designed with luxury in mind.
For some of that Old World elegance, most tourists choose the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. The fairy-tale like castle is practically at the doorstep of Parliament Hill, the Byward Market, the National Gallery of Canada and other Ottawa hotspots. Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the Chateau delivers top-notch service in a luxurious environment. It features beautiful, elegant guest rooms and luxury suites.
If big-chain luxury is what you are aiming for, the Hilton Lac Leamy just over the bridge in Gatineau, Quebec is the hotel for you. The Hilton Lac Leamy boasts a full-service spa, marina, health club, indoor and outdoor pool, business center, small meeting rooms, limo/car service and the Casino Lac Leamy right next door.
OTTAWA ACCOMMODATIONS: BED & BREAKFASTS
For those that prefer a “homier” experience, there are a number of conveniently located bed and breakfasts scattered throughout Ottawa! With knowledgeable hosts and beautiful, elegant homes, bed and breakfasts can make your visit to Ottawa a truly hospitable one.
Ambiance Bed and Breakfast (330 Nepean Street) is in a Victorian home, located on a quiet residential street, that has been renovated and upgraded to include contemporary conveniences while still maintaining its Victorian charm. They offer gourmet breakfasts as well as business services.
The Auberge King Edward Bed and Breakfast (525 King Edward Avenue) is located within walking distance from downtown Ottawa in historical Sandy Hill. The masterpiece of Victorian architecture was built in 1902 and has been painstakingly refurbished–it’s one of the best bed and breakfasts for period decor!
OTTAWA ACCOMMODATIONS: SUITE HOTELS
If you prefer to have an all-inclusive, “home-away-from-home” kind of stay, suite hotels may be the choice you are looking for. Suite hotels offer the option of having an apartment-like home base while being convenient to area cultural attractions. With included kitchens, these are great options for those with families, or those with allergies that need to be careful about cooking their own food.
Albert at Bay Suite Hotel on 435 Albert Street is located in downtown Ottawa, a five minute walk from Parliament Hill.
The Business Inn (180 MacLaren Street) lets you combine relaxation and productivity in an all suite hotel that offers the comforts of home and the convenience of an office.
Minto Suite Hotel on 185 Lyon Street North, in downtown Ottawa is within walking distance of Parliament Hill. The hotel offers 417 guestrooms which include kitchens with microwave ovens, fridges and coffeemakers.
OTTAWA ACCOMMODATIONS: HOSTELS
For those on a tight budget who want a European-like backpacking experience, and love interacting and exchanging ideas with fellow travellers, there is the option of hostels. The hostels put you right in the middle of the action, with locations that give you a feel for what it would be like to live in downtown Ottawa.
The Barefoot Hostel is a clean, modern facility on 455 Cumberland Street and has reasonable prices.
For a unique experience, spend your night in a jail (without committing a crime!) HI’s Ottawa Jail Hostel (75 Nicholas Street) contains 125 beds, some in former jail cells.
Ottawa Backpackers Inn on 203 York Street in the Byward Market offers a fully-equipped kitchen with a 24 hour grocery store across the street.
As you can see, there are many options for accommodations in Ottawa designed to fit many budgets and a variety of personal tastes. A useful site to find information and to compare pricing is www.trivago.com. Click here to visit their website now. Their website is the largest hotel price comparison and information website and I have found it helpful for finding and booking the perfect Ottawa accommodation.