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“BEST PLACE IN OTTAWA” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Business Inn & Suites
Ranked #6 of 66 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“BEST PLACE IN OTTAWA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

This is by far the best place to stay in Ottawa if your looking for an extended stay. Every room has a full kitchen, dinning room table, etc. Rooms are clean, staff helpfull and the sports bar on the main floor is absolutely a must for any sports fan. In addition to big screen TVs around the bar, there are numerous pool tables.

Located just approximatley a 15 minute walk from Parliment Building and outdoor farmer's market, this is a superb place.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing towards the back instead of the busy street.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Normand R
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Halifax
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

We stayed at the Business Inn in Ottawa in November 2011 and we were very pleased. The hotel is on a busy street with lots to do and places to eat. All the staff were very helpful, the room was very clean and the bed was very, very comfortable indeed! We will stay there next time we are in Ottawa for sure! J&B Halifax

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Green_Eyes_Halifax
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Calgary, Canada
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380 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2011

This may be the best dollar value in Ottawa. It is an excellent hotel with large suites that have a Business Centre in each room. I really like the location because I enjoy the pubs and resturants on Elgin. The staff are excellent and overal I have nothing but good things to say about this property and I would stay here on all my trips to Ottawa

Room Tip: Rooms Facing Elgin have some Street Noise on Week ends
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank birtleman
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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ag3649
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montreal
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank cubafriendMontreal
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Kentville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side are quieter
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Teresa R
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Aurora, Canada
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157 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rick B
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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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