A selection of the best and unique hotels in Ottawa, Canada. A selection by Laura Becker
Just a 10-minute stroll from Ottawa’s bustling Byward Market, Swiss Hotel offers a luxurious, adult-only atmosphere with free WiFi throughout. Each of its beautifully appointed guest rooms features unique artwork, hardwood floors and modern amenities such as a flat-screen TV and i-pod dock. Plus, select rooms feature a hot tub and/or fireplace. An en suite rain shower, hair dryer and curler add to the comfort of each stay. For those who prefer to stay outdoors, the hotel also has an outdoor patio with seating. Located close to both Parliament Hill (15 minutes’ walk) and the University of Ottawa campus (2 minutes’ walk), Swiss Hotel provides a 100% non-smoking environment for guests to enjoy. Ottawa International Airport is 15.7 km away.
Rooms: 22 Stars: 3
Experience the charm of downtown Ottawa at Auberge des Arts Bed and Breakfast! Located within a short stroll of the Byward Market, this B&B offers free Wi-Fi, a shared kitchen, and air-conditioned rooms with cable TV. Choose from rooms with en suite or shared bathrooms, some of which include a microwave and fridge. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast each morning and take advantage of the laundry facilities. Free parking is available. Explore the Ottawa Convention Centre (600 m), Rideau Canal (1 km), Parliament Hill (1 km), and Rideau River Falls (1 km). Escape to Auberge des Arts Bed and Breakfast and discover Ottawa!
The Century House Bed and Breakfast Ottawa is one of Ottawa’s best unique hotels and features WiFi throughout, hardwood floors, air conditioning, a mounted flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, a desk, bed linen, and a free hot breakfast. Located within 15 minutes’ walk of Parliament Hill and 15.5 km from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, the non-smoking property is also just 650 metres from Ottawa Convention Centre and 900 metres from Byward Market.
Rooms: 4 Stars: 4
Our hotel is conveniently located in downtown Ottawa, just a few minutes’ walk from Parliament Hill. Enjoy free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness centre during your stay. The Ottawa Convention Centre and the vibrant Byward Market neighbourhood are both just a few blocks away. Relax in our comfortable guest rooms, each featuring a flat-screen TV with Chromecast streaming capabilities. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, The Metcalfe Hotel is the perfect place to stay in Ottawa.
Rooms: 119 Stars: 4
Experience a one-of-a-kind stay in Ottawa at Le Germain Hotel Ottawa. Less than a kilometre from Ottawa Convention Centre and several popular attractions, this hotel offers a fitness centre, a bar and on-site dining. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a desk, a wardrobe, air conditioning and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hair dryer. Plus, free WiFi is available and a 24-hour front desk is on-site. Rent a car or make use of the business centre. Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is a short drive away. Parliament Hill and CF Rideau Centre are both within walking distance. Enjoy a unique stay in Ottawa at Le Germain Hotel Ottawa.
Rooms: 115 Stars: 4
Experience a unique stay in Ottawa with Newly Renovated 1BR Apartment Units with Netflix. Located less than 1 km from the Canadian War Museum and a 12-minute walk from the Supreme Court of Canada, this apartment offers free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Relax in the air-conditioned apartment with 1 bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom with a shower and hairdryer. Guests can enjoy being close to attractions such as the Peace Tower, Canadian Museum of History, Parliament Hill, and Rideau Locks. Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is 11 km away.
Best areas to find hotels in Ottawa, Canada
Ottawa, Canada is a beautiful city, full of culture, history, and excitement. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you’ll find plenty of accommodation options to suit your needs. Here are some of the best areas to search for a hotel in Ottawa.
Downtown Ottawa is the city’s bustling commercial and entertainment hub, home to Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, and the ByWard Market. It’s also the site of many of Ottawa’s best hotels, including the Westin Ottawa, the Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, and the Fairmont Château Laurier. Many of these hotels offer stunning views of the city and access to an array of amenities, from restaurants and bars to fitness centres and spas.
The Glebe neighbourhood is a great place to stay if you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere. This area is filled with boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes, and is a great place to explore on foot. Hotels in the Glebe include the Novotel Ottawa, the Holiday Inn Express Ottawa Downtown, and the Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa.
The ByWard Market is one of Ottawa’s oldest and most vibrant neighbourhoods. This area is filled with art galleries, unique shops, and trendy cafes, making it the perfect place to explore. Hotels in this area include the Arc The Hotel, the Novotel Ottawa City Centre, and the Lord Elgin Hotel.
Hintonburg is a charming neighbourhood located just south of downtown Ottawa. This area is full of trendy restaurants, independent boutiques, and art galleries, and is a great place to explore on foot. Hotels in this area include the Days Inn Ottawa West, the Delta Ottawa City Centre, and the Holiday Inn Express Ottawa West.
Kanata is a suburban neighbourhood located about 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa. This area is home to many tech companies, as well as a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Hotels in this area include the Hampton Inn Ottawa Kanata, the Residence Inn Ottawa Kanata, and the Holiday Inn Express Ottawa Kanata.
No matter which area of Ottawa you choose to stay in, you’ll find plenty of accommodation options to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious hotel in the heart of the city or a more budget-friendly option in a suburban neighbourhood, you’ll find it in Ottawa.