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The Business Inn & Suites
Ranked #8 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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21 reviews
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“Awesome place and great location”
Reviewed 10 December 2011

My fiancee and I went there as a romatic getaway. You could not beat $110 for a hotel room, very close to downtown, with a kitchenette, free wireless and printing!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

The location of the Business Inn, where I stayed last night in Ottawa, is wonderful but I have to say, that everything counts after the word "but"! In a nutshell, for someone like me who travels a great deal for business, there's something to be said for coming back to a less than dreary room at the end of a long work day. The Business Inn is good value from the perspective of its location, that it includes breakfast and that the rooms are spacious, as well as including kitchens, and only for $107 plus tax, but....traveling for business, truly, it's not where I would choose to stay in order to save a few dollars.
The rooms are reminiscent of an old apartment building that needs some TLC. The carpets need to be restretched (after a good cleaning), and the furniture, kitchens, bathrooms, updated. The updating need not be pricey and it would make a world of difference. Even if just the caulking in the bathroom was done more professionally, it could make up for the outdated decor.
I was "upgraded" which was very nice but I don't know from what exactly so all I have to go on is my impression of the upgraded room I was given. It was huge, a corner "suite" (more like an apartment from when I went to university) and had lots of windows as well as a wrap around balcony. I think it would have been great for a family visiting Ottawa on a very tight budget, especially given the close proximity to downtown.
The staff were very nice and great with their explanations of everything the hotel had to offer, including the parking garage which was not included in the price. My business partner who was driving, drives a very low car and the car literally scraped its bottom on the garage entrance, in and out! Again, just a reflection of the type of repairs needed to help this hotel.
So, if you want location, a relatively good deal, a kitchen and don't mind drab, then it's the place for you.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Kentville, Canada
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

I stayed two nights and I was very pleased with everything about this Hotel, I stayed in the $107 per night room, very spacious, great kitchen/dining area, living space and the bed was very comfortable not to mention the amazing feather pillows. Plus computer and internet. I would highly recommend this Hotel to anyone who likes getting a great deal for their money!!

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Aurora, Canada
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

I stay at this hotel monthly for business. It is always clean and the service is very good. The location is close to lots of great restaurants and landmarks (Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal). There is a picturesque running path along the Rideau Canal.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

We stayed at The Business Inn for 11 nights in October 2011, in a studio.
The studio is well equipped for a long stay, with a working kitchen, computer, printer, and some other treats, access to free washing and drying mashines with free washing powder, the window in the room opened and we had a fun balcony overlooking the car park and a nice view of autumn trees.
The staff were attentive and did their best to make our stay a pleasant one.
Breakfast was a nice addition, basic but a nice way to start the day and since one has a fridge in the room one could buy frills like smoked salmon, vegetables, pastrami in the big supermarket in Bank st. or the smaller shops near by, and bring them down to breakfast and spice the bagels, cheeses, yoghurt and croissants supplied by the hotel, up.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

I have been using the Business Inn over a number of years. They were one of the first to introduce internet in the room complete with a computer and desk. IT support included. All the amenities for business class travel included. You can make your own breakfast or get complementary down the hall.
Close to businesses and services in downtown area. All ways satisfied with my stay.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

This is by far the cleanest and most comfortable hotel that I visit. It may not be brand new but the cleanliness of it is incredible.
Staff are very helpful, even the housekeeper who saw me with multiple suitcases stopped to ask if I needed assistance.
Location is prime and you are within walking distance of stores, restaurants, Parliament buildings.
10 on 10 to them
The new flat screen televisons are so awesome............and huge!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Property: The Business Inn & Suites
Address: 180 Maclaren St | at Elgin, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0L3, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ottawa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#3 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#5 Family Hotel in Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Business Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 156
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 
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