Editor's Top 3 Picks

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Book from ~$158 CAD
Complimented by guests for clean rooms, friendly service, and on-site dining
Pros
  • Many guests complimented the cleanliness of their rooms
  • Many reviewers found the staff to be friendly and helpful
  • A few guests complimented the on-site restaurant and room service
  • A few reviewers thought the fitness facility was well equipped
  • Free high-speed Internet, free local calls and free parking
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise in their rooms
  • Several reviewers complained about smelling cigarette smoke in their rooms
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$134 CAD
South Ottawa hotel 7 minutes to YOW with free shuttle, outdoor pool and restaurant 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, airport shuttle service, on-site parking, local calls
  • Many guests complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as generally comfortable and clean
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing the airport
  • A few guests found the shuttle service convenient and reliable
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that this hotel was too far away from downtown attractions
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$127 CAD
Good value Ottawa airport hotel 9 min to YOW with restaurant, free parking & free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers said that the rooms were quiet
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring south Ottawa by car
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A few reviewers praised the staff for their friendly service
Cons
  • Several guests complained about a poor selection at the free breakfast

5 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Nepean

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$128 CAD
West end Ottawa hotel with water park, free breakfast and free parking, but mixed reviews
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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 ~$114 CAD
Clean but dated Ottawa West hotel near Hwy 417 with popular restaurant & pet-friendly rooms
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Hotel and rooms dated with basic facilities
  • Wi-Fi was hit and miss
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$168 CAD
Highly praised west Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, kitchenette suites & free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free WI FI, free parking, free hot buffet breakfast
  • Guests commented on clean comfortable rooms
  • Excellent staff, according to guests
  • Guests felt that there was good value for the price paid
Cons
  • Some guests said the breakfast was low quality and the buffet was not kept fully stocked
  • A few guests felt that the pool was small
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College residence with basic 2-bedroom suites, common kitchens, laundry room and free parking
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$130 CAD
3-min. drive from Hwy 416, on-site pool and restaurant, clean & comfortable rooms
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the rooms appeared dated
  • A couple of guests were disappointed that this hotel did not have an elevator

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!
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