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The Business Inn & Suites

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed a night here while travelling to Quebec to look for an apartment.I stayed in an economy room. It had everything I could possibly need. The room looks like it was renovated from a studio apartment. It has a kitchenette as well as a small living room with a pull out couch and a desktop computer with a printer.... More 

Thank Mike C
Ithaca, New York, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To start, the GM of this hotel should thank their staff daily for the great job they are doing. We checked in pretty late at night and the front desk employee was friendly, awake, helpful, and efficient. Our room was probably bigger than your first apartment, and definitely well-equipped for a long stay (we were only there one night so... More 

Thank Heather L
Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a night while he had a business meeting. I was very impressed with the amenities provided by the Business Inn. Rooms were spacious and comfortable with everything a person would need for a short or extended stay in Ottawa. Location was great, and the front desk staff were very helpful. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Ashley S
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PROS: Not your typical hotel room - more like a one bedroom apartment. Full kitchen, dining room, computer/printer, recliner, pull out sofa, and two large tv's. Free breakfast (breakfast sandwiches, cereal, bagels, muffins, etc) and takeout snack bags to get you through the day (apple, water, cookies, granola bars etc). Very quiet hotel in a great location - close to... More 

Thank Veronica G
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our most comfortable room was tastefully decorated with a painting by Frederick Varley (Group of Seven) who I had met when I was seventeen in the early 60s. What a pleasant surprise. It brought back fond memories.

Thank briankucherepa
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a suite with 2 queen beds and the room was spacious and well equipped with everything we might need. We paid $112 a night and thought we might have accidentally received the wrong room, it was huge! The room came with a computer, printer, 2 large screen TVs, a fully stocked kitchen, free breakfast (and baggies for travellers... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reviewed this hotel a number of years ago, and recently returned. I still find it to be my preferred hotel in Ottawa. Many will comment about the hotel being a bit "tired", and on the surface it is. But scratch just below, and you will find the charm of it. The size of the suites alone is such a... More 

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Sheffield, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were thoroughly impressed by our 2 night stay at the Business Inn. Check in was efficient and pleasant and parking arrangements cheap and convenient. Our room, or rather suite , was fantastic - spacious, well equipped and very quiet, with a nice city view. We slept very well. Breakfast was great, served by hard-working and efficient staff. The Nespresso... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a couple of nights in a one bedroom suite. There was plenty of space with all the facilities you would require. The beds were very comfortable. It is very well situated on the corner of Elgin Street with local restaurants nearby, and the walk to the Canadian Parliament takes about 10 minutes. It has its own underground... More 

2 Thank dse100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A suite here is my favourite place to visit in Ottawa. Not the newest most sparkly hotel, but a full kitchen, reliable computer facilities, clean comfortable rooms and a decent breakfast are what I go for. The staff is great too.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spread your paperwork over large desk tables, relax on the comfortable living room sofas and wake up refreshed in a king size bed. If your family is traveling on business with you, our spacious suites feature fully equipped kitchens and household amenities to satisfy their needs as well. Located at the central hot-spot of Ottawa. Locals and visitors enjoy dinner, dancing and live music. 24 hour diners, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and the ByWard Market are within walking distance, making The Business Inn the perfect location when staying in Ottawa! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Business Inn & Suites

Address: 180 Maclaren St | at Elgin, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0L3, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $97 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Business Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 156
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Also Known As:
The Business Hotel Ottawa
Business Hotel Ottawa
The Business Inn & Suites Ottawa, Ontario
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Ottawa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#3 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#5 Family Hotel in Ottawa
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“Economy Rooms have the best value.”
 of 5 bubbles mikecG4050MQ, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Opt for the Signature Suite”
 of 5 bubbles briankucherepa, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room facing Elgin St if you want to access the Pokestop.”
 of 5 bubbles Wai_and_Mark, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to request a room that is not on Elgin Street. There are not many, but it is much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Techymum, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a Signature Suite. It's worth the extra 20 or 30 bucks a night.”
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