Editor's Top 11 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$110 CAD
Highly praised west Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, mini-kitchens & free hot breakfast

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbances from within the hotel
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Book from ~$109 CAD
South Ottawa hotel 7 minutes to YOW with free shuttle, outdoor pool, restaurant & lounge

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Book from ~$125 CAD
Well-liked west Ottawa hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant & free parking

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Some found their bathrooms a little dated
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Book from ~$92 CAD
Good value Ottawa airport motel 9 min to YOW with free: parking, light breakfast & Wi-Fi

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • No elevator to second floor
  • Some complained of noise from AC units
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Book from ~$118 CAD
Ottawa airport hotel 5 min to YOW with indoor pool and free: shuttle, parking, breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls, bottled water, newspapers
  • Rooms were spacious, clean, and quiet with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk from Tim Hortons and The Keg and convenient to the airport
  • Staff were pleasant, friendly and helpful
  • Guests often enjoyed the free breakfast and were pleased it was available early
  • Airport shuttle service was prompt and friendly
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Airport shuttle did not run 24 hours but from 4 am to midnight
  • Some guests found the fitness room dated
  • Elevator was slow according to some guests
  • Some guests found the room rates expensive
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Book from ~$128 CAD
Ottawa airport hotel 5 min to YOW with indoor pool & free: shuttle, parking, hot breakfast 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were spacious, clean, and quiet with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and convenient to the airport and EY Centre
  • Staff were polite, accommodating and friendly
  • Guests often enjoyed the free buffet breakfast
  • Airport shuttle service was quick and convenient
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Airport shuttle runs limited hours
  • Some guests found the pool a little small
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Book from ~$130 CAD
Popular Ottawa airport hotel 4 min to YOW with free shuttle, indoor pool and restaurant

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, 24-hour airport shuttle, coffee in lobby, newspapers, stay fit kits
  • Rooms were very clean and large with comfortable beds
  • Location was just off Hwy 70 and a short drive to the airport, restaurants, shopping and the EY Centre
  • Staff were pleasant and helpful, with fast check-ins
  • Guests really liked the restaurant, its food and service
  • Airport shuttle was prompt and quick
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • A few guests said there was not much in walking distance from the hotel
  • Some guests found noise disturbances from within the hotel
  • A few guests had trouble adjusting the in-room temperature
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Book from ~$140 CAD
Great value downtown Ottawa hotel with large suites, full-size kitchens & balconies 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, well appointed and spacious
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Staff were helpful, very friendly and reliable
  • Great value at this hotel according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Underground parking is $22.95 plus tax per night
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Book from ~$105 CAD
Popular downtown Ottawa hotel with mini-kitchens, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and well-appointed with comfortable beds
  • The location was walking distance to restaurants, shopping, groceries, the Museum of Nature, Rideau Canal and Parliament Hill
  • Staff were welcoming, efficient and very helpful
  • Free breakfast offered good variety and quality
  • Guests often appreciated the value offered
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking is $20.95 for underground and $12 for outdoors, plus tax
  • Occasionally guests were disturbed by noise from traffic and other guests
  • Underground parking was tight and limited according to a few guests
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Book from ~$128 CAD
Good value downtown Ottawa hotel features rooms with kitchens and free hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, local calls, in-room computer & printing, movies, guest laundry, laundry detergent, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with full kitchens and desks with computers
  • The location was close to restaurants, the canal and walking distance of parliament, Rideau Centre and Sparks St
  • Staff were courteous and friendly
  • Free breakfast with hot egg sandwiches were well liked
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Outdoor and underground parking is $15, plus tax per night
  • The hotel and rooms were dated according to guests
  • Some found the area and rooms noisy
  • Some guests said the underground parking was limited and narrow
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Book from ~$299 CAD
Well-liked historic hotel in downtown Ottawa with updated rooms, indoor pool, restaurant  

Pros
  • Free amenities: basic Wi-Fi, local calls
  • Room were very clean and newly renovated with comfortable beds
  • The location was central with good restaurants close by and much of downtown within walking distance
  • Staff were excellent, accommodating and very helpful
  • Some guests enjoyed breakfast and room service on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Valet parking is $30, plus tax per night
  • Some found their rooms and bathrooms small
  • Some guests were disappointed in the extra fees for high-speed Wi-Fi (suitable for streaming)
  • Some guests found the service slow and the food lacking and expensive at the restaurant/bar on site

6 Other Hotels Close to Canadian Tire Centre

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$147 CAD
West Ottawa hotel with spacious suites, indoor pool and free buffet breakfast
Getting Around
This hotel is a 5-minute drive or taxi ride from the arena. The arena can be reached within a 15-minute walk. 

It can also be reached by the 96 bus route, however, with walking distances to and from bus stops on both ends, it may be more efficient (and cost effective) to walk the whole 15 minutes. If travelling at night and concerned about safety, a taxi would cost about $9.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking buffet breakfast, local calls
  • On-site indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, and 24-hr business centre
  • Many guests said their suites were clean and spacious
  • A number of guests mentioned that their beds were exceptionally comfortable
  • Several guests were pleased with the complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Most guests found the hotel staff pleasant and professional
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed with the size of the swimming pool
  • Several guests found certain areas of the hotel noisy
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Book from ~$142 CAD
Popular Ottawa hotel near Canadian Tire Centre with well-liked restaurant and indoor pool
Getting Around
This hotel is a 7-minute drive or taxi ride from the arena. There is a bus stop directly in front of the hotel and special event Connexion route 404 stops there on hockey and event nights. This route will take you directly to the arena and back.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, newspapers
  • Location was handy to Hwy 417, Canadian Tire Centre, restaurants and shopping
  • Staff were warm, friendly and helpful
  • Rooms were clean, well maintained with comfy beds
  • Many guests liked the breakfast and other dining on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall in online surveys
Cons
  • A few guests thought the room rates were expensive
  • Some guests were disappointed to find the in-room jacuzzi only fit one person
  • Parking lot was sometimes full
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Book from ~$84 CAD
Comfortable Ottawa west budget hotel with drive-up rooms, free breakfast and free parking
Getting Around
This hotel is a 9-minute drive or taxi ride from the arena.

There is a special shuttle running from the hotel to the arena and back on hockey nights. The shuttle costs $5 for a round trip or is free if you dine at the hotel's restaurant, Tommy's.

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking
  • Many guests thought that their rooms were clean
  • Guests generally liked the breakfast
  • Some guests liked being near Scotiabank Place
Cons
  • Some guests thought the hotel was getting old
  • Some guests found highway-facing rooms noisy
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Book from ~$157 CAD
Well-liked Ottawa-Kanata luxury hotel with indoor and outdoor pools and jacuzzi suites
Getting Around
This hotel is a 12-minute drive or taxi ride from the arena. 

It can be reached by bus, however, the route involves 8 minutes of walking and connecting between the route 93 bus to the route 96 bus.
Money-saving
Unlike the other hotels in the area, this hotel offers a discount to those attending an event at Scotiabank Place. The discount is 15% off the 'Best Available Rate' and event or hockey tickets need to be shown to redeem the discount.

However, it is advisable to always compare hotel discounts to rates available online to ensure you get the best deal.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the staff helpful and courteous
  • Many really liked the rooms for their decor and comfort
  • The dining on site was a hit with many of the guests
  • Location was convenient to the highway, Canadian Tire Centre and quiet for those wanting to stay out of the downtown core
  • Guests liked the family-friendly pool area
Cons
  • Self-parking is $12.95 and valet is $19.95 per night
  • Some guests complained about extra charges at the hotel
  • Some of the front desk staff were pointed out as lacking in graciousness and service skills
  • Some found the location a little remote with no restaurants in walking distance
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$83 CAD
Clean but dated Ottawa West hotel near Hwy 417 with popular restaurant & pet-friendly rooms
Getting Around
This hotel is a 13-minute drive or taxi ride from the arena. 

There is a special shuttle that runs to the arena and back from the hotel, which runs only on hockey nights.The pick-up point is at the restaurant connected to the hotel and the fare is $5 for a return trip.
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
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Book from ~$103 CAD
3-min. drive from Hwy 416, on-site pool and restaurant, clean & comfortable rooms
Getting Around
This hotel is a 15-minute drive or taxi ride from the arena. 

It can be reached by bus with a combination of route 96 and route 118.
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 Near Canadian Tire Centre

Location
Scotiabank Place (recently renamed the Canadian Tire Centre) is located in Ottawa, Ontario and is an approximate 18-minute drive or taxi ride from downtown Ottawa. 

It is located off of the Trans Canada Highway / Queensway or Highway 417 and the area immediately surrounding the arena contains car dealerships and scattered residential houses.
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Entertainment
The arena is the home of the Ottawa Senators NHL hockey team and hosts many of their home games. 

Concerts featuring well-known performers and other events including comedy shows, junior hockey and basketball games are also held at the arena. A full schedule of upcoming shows and Senators' games can be found on the arena’s website.
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Dining
There are eight restaurants at the arena featuring a variety of atmospheres and cuisines for a sit-down meal before an event. There are also several concession stands throughout the arena for quicker meals, including popular options such as Smoke’s Poutinerie and Tim Hortons.
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Parking
There is plenty of parking at the arena, including three general lots and several lots for passholders, a pick-up and drop-off area, a charter bus area and a valet parking lot. The parking map and full instructions on how to access each lot can be found on the arena’s website.

Parking rates may vary depending on the event, however, the average price for parking is $12 including taxes and the lot accepts cash or credit.
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Getting Around: Driving
The driving distance from the arena to the hotels listed below ranges from 2 to 15 minutes.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
OC Transpo is the public transit service in Ottawa. Out of the regular service routes, route 96 and route 118 connect the arena to some of the hotels listed below, however, the routes may require a connection and walking time to the appropriate stops. Bus directions are specified under each hotel below.

There is a special bus called Connexion and route 404 runs on nights when the arena is hosting an Ottawa Senators game or on concert nights, however, the Holiday Inn Select Hotel & Suites (featured below) is the only hotel that easily accesses this route.

The regular one-way cash fare for the bus is $3.40, but a day pass can be purchased for $7.95. Full fare details can be found on the OC Transpo website.
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Getting Around
The two main taxi companies servicing the arena are DJ’s Taxi and Blue Line Taxi. Taxi fares will vary depending on the distance traveled. An estimate to reach the hotels featured below that are closest to the arena ranges from $9 to $31.
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