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“Good Value but some inconvienience”

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The Business Inn & Suites
Ranked #8 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Good Value but some inconvienience”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

The suites are huge, (apartments) but the perking is a hassle as the garage is small and hard to navigate if you have a full size car, the elevators take forever and the breakfast room is so small and crowded your uncomfortable eating there. Plus side is there is a computer and printer i your room plus wifi

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

A fantastic place for those on business and those wishing to have an inexpensive hotel in downtown Ottawa. Free breakfast, free laundry, free computer in room and spotlessly clean. We'll be back!

Room Tip: No need to bring laptop. Computer in every room with high speed. Rooms extremely large
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

The Business Inn is located just off one of the main north-to-south drags of Ottawa. It is located near several pubs, casual eateries, and a wine store. Parking is available in a lot for about $11 per night and underground for about $15. The rooms are clean and huge! Complete with a comfortable bed, clean bathroom with name-brand toiletries, kitchenette, flat screen and computer, we were left shocked by how great of a value TBI was. The location is a bit south of the market area, but the walk was very pleasant and we were able to see the Rideau Canal and several government buildings along the way. We were there during the last day of Winterlude, too, so there were many people out and about-- it was very nice. I would definitely recommend this hotel-- safe area, clean, pleasant staff, comfortable in all ways.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kingston, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

This is the second stay at this hotel. The price is extremely good and this time we had a huge one bedroom suite with fully equipped kitchen (stove and oven as well as a micro and large refrigerator), large flat screen T.V. in the living room as well as one in the bedroom, a computer with printer and paper and free internet access. The hotel was clean and quiet and the staff very helpful. The included breakfast was much more than is found in most hotels. Parking was extra but the price was not exorbitant. The hotel is very centrally located to the downtown area.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Northern Ontario
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Great location and huge rooms. We stay here every time we are in Ottawa (usually once a month or so) its like our mini home away from home. But wish they would fix the shower taps in 1102 ;) dial faicet kept turning itself, weird, but went from a comfortable temperature to extremely hot quickly.. No fun with soap in your eyes! Lol.
Will continue to stay here anyways cause you can't beat the location, rooms, staff and local nightlife.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

We stayed here for two nights during September 2011. Generally were were extremely happy with this choice.
Service was great, we arrived early and were allowed to check in. We were also allowed to check out late as we had an afternoon VIA Rail train out of Ottawa. Staff were also helpful with recommendations and information.
The room we stayed in was huge. Almost as big as our apartment. It was a large open plan room with bed, living/TV area, dining area, small office and kitchen. The attached bathroom was a decent size too. Beds were clean and comfortable.
Included in the stay was free continental breakfast each morning, free access to the internet from the office in the room, and free laundry facilities, all which came in very handy.
Location was OK but we found ourselves spending most of our time near the parliament buildings or Byward Market areas, about 15-20 minute walk from the hotel. There were some good restaurants nearby but not much else.
Price was great too. We booked early but got an decent rate. Considering the inclusions and the size of the room it was excellent value for money.
Overall I can highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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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
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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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