We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Econo Lodge Downtown

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Econo Lodge Downtown
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Econo Lodge Downtown
See the most recent reviews
Showing 131: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
66 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2011

Stayed here for one night. Friendly staff, and a decent continental breakfast in the morning. Rooms are tired and in need of a renovation. But for an overnight stay, and 80 dollar price tag, it did the trick....

Helpful?
4 Thank ktown_traveller04
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2011

This place is 100 a night. No frills very basic old worn out room. The bathmat was filthy, the soaps and shampoos are of the lowest quality. The towels are paper thin and the house keeping don't clean properly. All the furniture is old and worn out. The hot water wasn't working. The ice machine was broken.

Helpful?
4 Thank dollpartss

Travellers are raving about these Ottawa hotels

Pembroke, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2011

Check in was smooth with very friendly front desk attendant. We got our room, it was on the 2nd floor and we had to lug all our stuff up a gross stairwell to the 2nd floor. We entered our room and it smelled of someone trying to mask horrible body odour smell with incense. My kids and I could not... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank Jeff_P1034
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2011

We recently stayed at this hotel for one night. Located close to all attractions. Non-smoking room with 2 queen comfortable beds, very clean bathroom, fridge in the room, wi-fi . Continental breakfast was good.

Helpful?
1 Thank marinelady
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2011

My friend and I went to ottawa to visit some friends and thought this would be a good place to stay because of its cheap price and location, What a mistake! Where do i even begin.. Motel next to a shelter, there were ants in the bathroom and the bed sheets were dirty.The guy at the front desk didnt even... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank travelingbug27
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2010

We stayed at this hotel for four nights on our first ever visit to Ottawa. We didn't rent a car, but had no trouble getting to and from our chosen destinations. It was a short walk from Parliament, Rideau Centre Mall, National Gallery, etc... The hotel wasn't on the most attractive of blocks, but a 2 or 3 minute walk... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maritimer89
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2010

Looks sketchy on the outside, rooms are reasonable. Got a deal on a discount website, so the price was good, but I certainly wouldn't pay more than the $70 a night I paid. They were also unwilling to rectify an issue - we had asked for a double room, and got one double bed for three of us - based... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shawnwise
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2010

Checked in after driving in from Montreal. As soon as we got into the parking lot, my wife tells me she has a bad feeling. The lot was filled with trash. Checking in went well. The front desk attendand was nice and showed us how to get to the local attractions. As soon as we stepped into the room things... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank brmaynard
Orlando. Kissimmee, Branson
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2010

We traveled with our adult children and when we arrived, my son was worried about the neighborhood. Then when we opened the door to the motel he wanted to forego the money we had paid in advance ($100) and go somewhere else! We showed him that the room was clean, we wouldn't shower in the crummy little bathroom and the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank nanberger
Buckinghamshire
Level Contributor
166 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2010

We were only staying one night, wouldn't have wanted to stay in this type of place for much longer. Just needed somewhere to sleep. The room was clean and had the required facilities. Could do with a bit of a make over, was a bit tired and dark. The bathroom was ok, mildew on the shower curtain and the rolled... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hellyb123red

63 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (38)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (25)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (16)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Ottawa hotels
0.5 km away
Days Inn - Ottawa
Days Inn - Ottawa
#30 of 66 in Ottawa
208 reviews
1.6 km away
Extended Stay Canada - Ottawa
0.9 km away
ByWard Blue Inn
ByWard Blue Inn
#17 of 66 in Ottawa
607 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.6 km away
Capital Hill Hotel & Suites
1.7 km away
The Business Inn & Suites
6.1 km away
Travelodge Ottawa East
Travelodge Ottawa East
#50 of 66 in Ottawa
462 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa The Econo Lodge(R) Downtown is in a prime location minutes from the University of Ottawa and close to many national capital attractions including Parliament Hill, the Royal Canadian Mint, the National Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Canada. The nearby Rideau Canal is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, skating in winter or simply strolling along the shore. Some of the area's best shopping facilities are nearby, including Rideau Centre mall, ByWard Market and the Sparks Street Mall. A variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges are located in the surrounding area. All spacious guest rooms at the Econo Lodge hotel are air-conditioned and have cable television. Some rooms come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves and whirlpool bathtubs. Non-smoking rooms are available. Guests of this Ottawa hotel enjoy many amenities, including free continental breakfast, free coffee, free local calls, free parking and wireless Internet access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Downtown

Address: 475 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z3, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $88 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, Hotels.com and Odigeo so you can book your Econo Lodge Downtown reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel Ottawa
Econolodge Hotel Downtown
Econo Lodge Ottawa
Ottawa Econo Lodge
Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa, Ontario
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Econo Lodge Downtown staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Nottingham, United Kingdom
over a year ago
Buenos Aires, Argentina

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Econo Lodge Downtown staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Parking avalable.”
 of 5 bubbles GilB_13, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All about the same, from what I could see”
 of 5 bubbles 827PaulH, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles robinbQ8262JE, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get a ground level room, you get to park the car in front of the door, makes it easier to move your luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles name_isnt_available, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The rooms located on the second floor are really quiet. It's nice and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles hekatec, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay