Rideau Heights Inn

72 Rideau Heights Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7A6 Canada
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#2 of 11 motels in Ottawa
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Rideau Heights Inn is a short drive to the downtown area, along which you will discover the historical Rideau Canal and the heart beat of Ottawa. In the other direction you will be pleased to know we are also a short 15 minute drive to the Ottawa International Airport!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
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Telephone
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Family
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English

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72 Rideau Heights Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7A6 Canada
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Nana L wrote a review Jan 2020
WATERLOO19 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed here multiple times in the past. The room was clean, as expected. They have fixed the issues with the TV and the WiFi. Both worked flawlessly. The staff is friendly and helpful. We had to stay another night because of the freezing rain and ice. The issue we had was with the icy driveway and parking lot both before and after the ice storm. The snow removal company was slow to arrive so a staff member did shovel snow on the walkways in front of the rooms. He also spread salt on the walkways and around our vehicle so we could safely get in and out.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: In the winter ask to stay close to the office. The sidewalks and parking spots weren't as...
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Response from AinsleyVelasquez, General Manager at Rideau Heights Inn
Responded Jan 10, 2020
Good Morning! Thank you for taking the time to place a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay again and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Frontseatdriver wrote a review Aug 2020
Toronto185 contributions105 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Chose this motel based on its location, cleanliness, and outdoor space. I was driving from Toronto and wanted an uncomplicated place where I could avoid the city traffic, and sit outside with friends. This place was great! It’s only a ten-minute (easy) drive from the city and had a large lawn with trees and comfortable chairs. The room itself was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. I normally prefer a room without carpeting - but was pleasantly surprised by the freshness of the furnishings. The friendly owner is clearly taking extra precautions to make his guests welcome, and safe. It was much appreciated, and I loved having a room I could drive right up to, without sacrificing ‘hotel’ quality. Pets are also welcome! Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ainsley Velasquez, General Manager at Rideau Heights Inn
Responded Aug 11, 2020
Good Morning Frontseatdriver, Thank you for being an avid Tripadvisor contributor and for choosing the Rideau Heights Inn. I am glad you able to enjoy our country setting, in the city! The Adirondack chairs under the trees are the perfect spot for a morning coffee or to relax after your day. Thank you again for staying with us and you detailed review. We hope to see you the next time you are in Ottawa!
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Maps50685937218 wrote a review Oct 2022
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You're going to think I'm crazy, but the #1 thing I love about this Inn is that there is NO dirty, sloppy grouting in the bathroom areas. I travel a lot, but I can't afford fancy hotels. 90% of the budget hotels I stay at have dirty, sloppy grout, which is most often a sign that there are many other dirty, sloppy aspects to the place: thin worn out towels, plumbing and electrical "fixes" that are not to code and dangerous, dirty common areas, chemical breakfasts, thin walls just to name a few. But NOT at Rideau Heights Inn - clean, unnoticeable grout also means you get a sparkling clean room, plumbing that works, really friendly service, fresh muffins, cereal and good coffee for breakfast, fluffy towels and really comfy kingsize bed for a good (and quiet) night's sleep. The location is perfect: the airport, downtown or Carleton University are all less than 15 minutes away. You can walk to the river. Is there anything lacking? Well, I would have liked a microwave in my room and a luggage stand (the rooms are spacious enough to accommodate both), but they let you use the office microwave anytime and, well, for a really nice motel at a bargain price, I guess I can put by suitcase on the floor.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Be prepared for them to put a $200 hold on your credit card for "incidental room charges". That's...
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ChrisPat1234 wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was a little hesitant traveling during this time but decided to plan a little getaway. We stayed at the Rideau Heights Inn and it was great. The staff were helpful and answered all my questions prior to arrival and explained all of the precautions they are taking. You can park right in front of your room so there are no lobbies, elevators, hallways to navigate. You go directly from your car to your room. No unnecessary contact with surfaces or people. We also enjoyed being able to sit outside during these hot summer nights.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Housetricks wrote a review Aug 2021
Toronto, Canada9 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was very comfortable and spacious. They had the typical amenities (TV, Coffee machine, etc) but their WiFi was down the entire time (apparently others complained as well). In this day and age, every guest has at least one device (some 2 or 3). I was able to use the data on my phone and tether to my laptop so it wasn’t a major inconvenience. I would stay there again despite the Wifi issue..
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Tara L wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I found this hotel by fluke. They gave me an AMAZING rate. I'm a fairly picky person, I was concerned prior to arrival that this property may not be up to my standards. When I arrived, I was greeted with a friendly smile at the desk. Upon entering the room I was impressed. So clean. Didn't smell like stale old cigarette like MANY non smoking hotels still do (i travel, a lot.). There was no old musty smells. Nothing. It was wonderful. Beds were comfy. My only real complaints and they're not even that really, was that the heat/ac unit doesn't know when to shut off on its own, and the bathroom fan was extremely annoying. Other than that I loved my stay so much I have booked the motel twice more for future visits to the capital. It's in a very accessible area, anything you need is a very close proximity. The muffins in the lobby in the morning are moist and fluffy. It's homey and quaint. Felt almost like I was cottaging, but inside the city. I can't say enough amazing things about this place. I cannot wait for my next visit! See you soon, and thank you for the incredible hospitality.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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madisonfelix wrote a review Aug 2021
Hastings, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff was excellent and went above and beyond to make us comfortable. The COVID protocols in place made us feel safe without inconveniencing us. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an affordable place to stay. It’s location is close to many locations so it’s great for tourists.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Faye M wrote a review Mar 2022
Waterloo, Canada32 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed at this Inn numerous times over the past several years. I have not once been disappointed. The rooms are immaculate, throughly cleaned and pleasant. The front desk staff greet me with a smile and provide, within their capabilities, everything I need for a pleasant stay. The price is reasonable. Anyone searching for a five star motel, without the bells and whistles, would agree with my 5 star rating. Any disappointments would probably be because they are looking for more amenities. The inn offers a continental style breakfast - also a bonus in this price range.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Plenty of parking, snacks available in the office, the use of a microwave in the office as well.
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K W wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really easy late night check in, lots of parking for the trailer, and a very clean room. Breakfast in the morning was plentiful, and further interactions with the staff were 100% positive.
Thanks very much - a very good stay for those traveling through Ottawa with purpose (i.e. moving).
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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James wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for several months as a result of my new build being delayed at the last minute. The motel is very clean and quiet. In the summer months you can take advantage of its almost park like setting which is very relaxing. The staff are very professional. Its a motel but doesn't really feel like a "motel" and staying here is much better than staying in a crowded name brand chain in my opinion. If your looking for a place to stay in Ottawa make sure to give this place a look.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from maddogrick
Calgary, Canada172 contributions85 helpful votes
I'd say no... unless you're prepared for a good, long hike! We didn't go to the places you're inquiring about (the one day we were there, we spent our time across the River in Gatineau) but I would say that downtown would be about a 15-20 minute drive in good driving conditions along the fastest route.
Answer from Erin L
Whitehorse, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
I understand your policies but it is still misleading when I search for 'pet friendly' hotels and your hotel comes up when it is pretty exclusively 'pet friendly' just for some. In terms of the fine print, you don't come across it when booking through a 3rd party vendor site. Just adds more wasted time to my searching for an appropriate hotel. Thanks.
elpealto asked a question Apr 2017
Berlin, Vermont156 contributions31 helpful votes
Is there a pool and does anyone know if the neighborhood is safe? Can you walk to restaurants.
Answer from AinsleyVelasquez
7 contributions
Good Morning elpealto, Thank you for your interest in the Rideau Heights Inn. We do not have a pool, however we have a large shaded area with 100 year old trees and Adirondack chairs to enjoy your day. The closest intersection is Prince of Wales and Hunt Club. It is a very safe, quiet area that has many restaurants a short drive from the Inn. I would not recommend walking, the main roads are quite busy. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly. info@rideauheightsinn
Answer from AinsleyVelasquez
7 contributions
Good Morning, Thank you for your interest in the Rideau Heights Inn. We have three rooms types: King bed with a sitting area / pull out couch Queen bed with a sitting area / pull out couch Two double beds For a more detailed description and our best rates please go to our website. rideauheightsinn
Olga wrote a tip Apr 15
5 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beds need to be bigger to easily accommodate two adults and mattresses, as well as the ac/heat system need to be replaced. "
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Raquel T wrote a tip Apr 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't book there"
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Maps50685937218 wrote a tip Oct 2022
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared for them to put a $200 hold on your credit card for "incidental room charges". That's 160% of the nightly rate as of Oct. 2022!"
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Faye M wrote a tip Mar 2022
Waterloo, Canada32 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of parking, snacks available in the office, the use of a microwave in the office as well."
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Nana L wrote a tip Jan 2020
WATERLOO19 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"In the winter ask to stay close to the office. The sidewalks and parking spots weren't as icy as at the further building "
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PRICE RANGE
C$129 - C$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rideau Heights Inn
What are some of the property amenities at Rideau Heights Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Rideau Heights Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rideau Heights Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rideau Heights Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rideau Heights Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mandarin Restaurant, Vittoria Trattoria, and Simply Biscotti.
Are there any historical sites close to Rideau Heights Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parliament Hill and Buildings (9.5 km), Rideau Hall (11.6 km), and Laurier House National Historic Site (10.0 km).
Is Rideau Heights Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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