Best Ottawa hotels to book in 2020
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With so many of the city's main attractions, eateries and hotels centred around the tranquil Ottawa River, you'll have no problem finding somewhere central to rest your head in Canada's capital city.
If you choose to stay in one of the flashy downtown hotels you'll be within walking distance of the iconic Parliament Hill, fascinating National Gallery and trendy ByWard Market. And, while centrally located hotels aren't exclusive to high-end brands, you'll find a better selection of affordable accommodation if you head a little further out of the city.
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Where are the best places to stay in Ottawa?
Best downtown Ottawa hotels
Downtown Ottawa is full of big-name hotel brands such as Marriott, Sheraton and Hilton with deluxe double rooms costing around $200 a night. Most have been awarded 4-stars or above, so you can expect beautiful river views, in-house spa facilities and even an on-site golf course.
Best for spa facilities: Ottawa Marriott Hotel
Best for families: Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites
Best for a couple’s retreat: Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Best cheap Ottawa hotels
Despite being the capital city, accommodation in Ottawa is surprisingly affordable with a bed in a dorm room going for as little as $30, and a basic double room coming in at around $60. Though not located right in downtown Ottawa, most are within walking distance of the city's main attractions.
Best for rock bottom prices: A Voyageur's Guest House by Elevate Rooms
Best for backpackers: HI- Ottawa Jail Hostel
Best value for money: Avalon Bed and Breakfast
Best boutique hotels in Ottawa
Ottawa's boutique hotel scene has been slowly growing in recent years, and while it is not yet in its prime, the city still offers up a handful of chic rooms if you're in the market for something a little different.
Best for young couples: Le Germain Hotel Ottawa
Best for bargain hunters: Arc The Hotel
Best for families: Lord Elgin Hotel
Alternate Ottawa accommodation options
You'll find hundreds of properties on both Airbnb and Stayz that offer guests a choice of self-catered accommodation in Ottawa. Here, personal touches will give you more of that home-sweet-home feeling after a long day exploring the city.
For the adventurous road trippers out there, there are plenty of campgrounds to choose from within a half hour drive of the city centre. The closest, Rideau Heights Campground, is set along the Rideau River and offers a peaceful spot while still being within reach of Ottawa.
Frequently asked questions about Ottawa hotels
Which hotels are near Ottawa Airport?
The Hilton Garden Inn and Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott are both a kilometre away from the airport, with the more affordable Mac B&B around three kilometres away. Ottawa Airport is just a 15-minute drive south of the city centre, so staying at your accommodation in the city before your flight may save you the hassle of moving.
Which Ottawa hotels are near Parliament Hill?
Which Ottawa hotels are near TD Place?
If you're hoping to catch the Ottawa Redblacks at TD Place Stadium, you'll want to stay in The Glebe neighbourhood. Angela's Bed and Breakfast or the Ashbury House B&B will have you minutes away from the action.