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! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Alexander House

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
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ottawa
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Alexander House
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'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 29: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This charming B&B was ideal for my short stay in Ottawa. About 15/20mins by foot from the centre of Ottawa, on a quiet residential street, Alexander House is brilliantly located and very peaceful. The hosts are friendly and welcoming, and the breakfast is brilliant - eggs any way you fancy, and mountains of fruit, granola and yoghurt. I had the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank James S
indy
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Alexander House is B&Bing done right. A few large comfortable rooms with private ensuite bedrooms in a quiet residential neighborhood. Our hosts were very pleasant and helpful even walking us down the street to show us where we'd catch the bus to the airport on our last day. They were also interesting people and easy to talk to. Our room...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tradIndy
Antwerp
Reviewed 19 November 2015

When my husband and I had communicated about the reservation per email and phone, we talked with Stephen of Alexander house each time. We had mistakingly assumed that we would be welcomed by a couple of men, and were surprised when Sandra answered the door upon our arrival. This misunderstanding was the start of a very pleasant and entertaining 2...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank TravelcrazyAntwerp
Temagami, Canada
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Alexander House was one of the first Bed & Breakfasts I ever stayed in, and is still my gold standard for B&Bs. The house is charming, elegant but comfortable, very much in keeping with the character of the street and the neighbourhood. The rooms are very tastefully furnished, the beds wonderful, the ensuites cleverly designed to make the most of...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Judy G
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This was a very nice place to stay, conveniently located, a short walk to downtown, in a pretty house. It was comfortable and affordable. The hosts were very welcoming and interesting. Breakfast was generous and yummy. Highly recommended.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tiptoekitty
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Unfortunately I had a slip in Ottawa and hurt my ankle. The host drove me to the hospital to get it checked out rather then me having to find a place myself considering i didn't know the area. After getting checked out i wasn't able to walk around and see the sites myself. So they drove me about and showed...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank martin b
Lexington, South Carolina
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful in directing us to our destinations in Ottawa. Our room was large, clean, and comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and relaxed. We had interesting conversations with the other guests and our hosts. A very nice place to stay!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joy L
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 15 December 2013

This is an excellent value with a large hot breakfast and large clean rooms. The hosts are very hospitable people. The location is walkable to Byward Market and Parliament Hill, though the latter is a bit far. Transit on nearby Rideau Street is convenient.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Anthony N
Campbell River, Canada
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We wanted to be near the Byward market and this Sandy Hill location was convenient to that and a lot more. We came from Quebec and the b and b was just a few minutes driving time over the bridge. Rideau is under construction and can be a bit unsavoury at night, but the B and B street - Besserer...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank fisher_eye_lens
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Wonderful helpful and welcoming hosts, ideal, quiet location within walking distance of some of Ottawa's main attractions, fantastic breakfasts, spotlessly clean, comfortable, value for money, parking availability - every aspect of this accommodation rates at the top of the scale. This BnB is one of the primary reasons we enjoyed Ottawa so much. Since my husband and I have some...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Helen P

16 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (14)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Ottawa hotels
0.0 km away
Benner's Bed & Breakfast
Benner's Bed & Breakfast
#13 of 55 in Ottawa
92 reviews
0.4 km away
Ambassador B&B
Ambassador B&B
#31 of 55 in Ottawa
14 reviews
0.0 km away
Avalon Bed & Breakfast
Avalon Bed & Breakfast
#6 of 55 in Ottawa
177 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 km away
Auberge The King Edward Bed and Breakfast
2.5 km away
Downtown Bed and Breakfast & Spa
1.1 km away
The Century House Bed and Breakfast Ottawa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Alexander House Bed and Breakfast is a charming, 1930s Arts & Crafts B&B located in the heart of Ottawa - Canada's Capital. Just a short walk to the University of Ottawa, Byward market, Canal, Parliament Hill, and the National Gallery. All our rooms feature private baths, color TV, central air, down duvets and pillows and all cotton linens. We serve a sumptuous gourmet breakfast and off-street parking is included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alexander House

Address: 542 Besserer St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6C7, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $70 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Alexander House 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

Questions? Get answers from Alexander House 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

“The rooms with ensuites are on the third floor. A smaller room on the second floor has its private bathroom next door. There are not as many stairs to climb.”
 of 5 bubbles judyg349, 28 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The yellow room was bright and cheery. Very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles WynnM_13, 28 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Having stayed there frequently, I suppose the Blue Room is my favorite... All are quite comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles RedMolly1952, 27 Mar 2013 | Read review
“My favourite room is the blue and white one, where you can sit in the alcove, which looks down to the street below, and cuddle up with a good book.”
 of 5 bubbles Elizabeth_Koubena, 24 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Parking available but be prepared to be flexible as the drive is narrow. We left our keys with the owner so that they could move car as necessary. On street parking at weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles katherinep977, 26 Jul 2012 | Read review
5 of 5