Editor's Top 4 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$125 CAD
Well-liked west Ottawa hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant & free parking

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were very clean, well appointed, updated and spacious
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and shops, near transit and just off the Trans-Canada Hwy
  • Staff were helpful, pleasant and responsive
  • Restaurant on site was well liked by guests
  • Some guest were pleased with the value at this hotel
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
  • Some found their bathrooms a little dated
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$109 CAD
South Ottawa hotel 7 minutes to YOW with free shuttle, outdoor pool, restaurant & lounge

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, updated and comfortable
  • The location offered easy access to major routes, the airport and restaurants by car
  • Staff were accommodating, friendly and helpful
  • Restaurant meals and breakfast were often enjoyed by guests
  • Airport shuttle service was prompt and helpful
  • Guests often loved the quiet area near the river and trees
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
  • No elevator access to some rooms
  • A few guests found their rooms and bathrooms small
  • Some complained of noise from planes overhead and guests in nearby rooms
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$92 CAD
Good value Ottawa airport motel 9 min to YOW with free: parking, light breakfast & Wi-Fi

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, basic breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and quiet with comfortable beds
  • The location offered easy access to major routes, the airport and restaurants, groceries, and a gas station by car
  • Staff were courteous, friendly, helpful
  • Breakfast was very simple but appreciated by many
  • Guests found this motel affordable
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
  • No elevator to second floor
  • Some complained of noise from AC units
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$110 CAD
Highly praised west Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, mini-kitchens & free hot breakfast

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, lobby coffee bar, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • The location was an easy walk to restaurants and shopping and a short drive to Nepean Sportsplex, Tanger Outlet and Canadian Tire Centre
  • Staff were courteous, professional and welcoming
  • Free breakfast offered a good variety
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbances from within the hotel

4 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Nepean

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$103 CAD
3-min. drive from Hwy 416, on-site pool and restaurant, clean & comfortable rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the Canadian Tire Centre
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • A few reviewers enjoyed the on-site pool
  • A few guests thought that the rooms appeared dated
  • A couple of guests were disappointed that this hotel did not have an elevator
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$101 CAD
West end Ottawa hotel with water park, free breakfast and free parking, but mixed reviews
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests found the water park to be fun and entertaining
  • Staff were well liked, courteous, friendly and helpful
  • Guests found the location convenient to public transit, amenities, downtown and the airport
  • Many were dissappointed with the limited waterpark hours
  • Many guests complained of dated and worn rooms
  • Noise disturbances mentioned often by guests
  • Some felt the hotel needed better cleaning
  • Several guests complained of poorly working Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast too minimal said many guests
  • Several guests found the pool cold
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$83 CAD
Clean but dated Ottawa West hotel near Hwy 417 with popular restaurant & pet-friendly rooms
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking , local calls
  • Clean and comfortable rooms, according to many guests
  • Many thought the hotel provided good value
  • Good location, close to the highway, restaurants, shopping
  • Staff were pleasant and accommodating
  • Many enjoyed the free breakfast
  • Highly rated on-site restaurant with a bar and big screen TVs
  • Hotel and rooms dated with basic facilities
  • Wi-Fi was hit and miss
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$74 CAD
College residence with basic 2-bedroom suites, common kitchens, laundry room and free parking
  • Free amenities: wired Internet, parking, local calls, pet stays
  • Some found clean and spacious rooms
  • Location was well liked for access to shopping, restaurants, public transit, and the highway
  • Staff were kind and helpful said guests
  • Ample and secure free parking
  • Housekeeping was irregular and did not always clean rooms well
  • Wi-Fi unstable and poor according to guests
  • Parking lot is quite far from the building
  • Guests often had difficulty locating the building
  • Many guests said the double beds did not fit two persons and were really small
  • AC did not always work said guests
  • Some guests were disappointed to find this was not a typical hotel property but a college dormitory and thought the name was misleading

Tips For Staying In Nepean

Nepean, Ottawa
Nepean is a large suburb, west of downtown Ottawa, along Highway 417. This area is mostly residential and features parks, shopping centres and recreational complexes.

Finding a Nepean Hotel
Hotels in Nepean are a bit scattered throughout the area. Hockey fans may want to consider the hotels farthest to the west, which are closest to the Canadian Tire Centre (home of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators). 

Many of the hotels in the east end of Nepean are within a 10-minute drive of the Nepean Sportsplex and the Ottawa International Airport (YOW), and cater especially to air travellers. Our Editor's Picks for best value in Nepean near the airport is Monterey Inn Resort and Conference Centre, which offers great rates, a free breakfast and a free airport shuttle service, plus river views and a heated outdoor pool.

Several popular hotel chains are found in Nepean, along with a couple independently-owned properties. Most hotels offer free parking and free Wi-Fi, while some of the chain hotels also offer a free breakfast. Hotels in Nepean are generally more affordable than hotels in downtown Ottawa and are less susceptible to price hikes during downtown festivals. 

What to Do in Nepean
The Bayshore Shopping Centre in northwest Nepean features 165 stores and several restaurants. This mall also has a bus terminal for accessing downtown Ottawa.

For more active travellers, the Nepean Sportsplex offers a swimming pool, fitness centre, ice rink and spinning classes. The Centrepointe Theatre, located near Algonquin College, is a performing arts venue that features comedy acts, musicians and family-friendly variety shows.

Getting Around Nepean and Surrounding Areas
Nepean is a large area that is probably best explored by car. However, a few of the east-end hotels near Carling Avenue are within walking distance of the Westgate shopping centre.

With heavy traffic and limited downtown parking, public transit is usually the best mode of transportation in central Ottawa. There are also dedicated bus lanes and tunnels on select routes.

If you’re looking to travel beyond the Nepean area, park your car at the Bus Terminal at Bayshore Shopping Centre and take Route 2 downtown (which departs every 30 minutes). Full maps and schedules can be found on the OC Transpo website, including schedules for special events and hockey games at the Canadian Tire Centre. Single-ride tickets are $3.45, while day passes cost $8.10.

If you choose to brave the trip by car, the drive into downtown Ottawa from Nepean should take 20 minutes or so, depending on where in Nepean you are staying and on traffic. 

Despite the windy and frigid winters, exploring Nepean and surrounding areas is fun any time of year. If you are hoping to catch an Ottawa Senator's hockey game during your trip to Nepean, be sure to plan well in advance. Seats at the Canadian Tire Centre get snatched up quickly!