Editor's Top 9 Picks

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Book from ~$175 CAD
East Ottawa hotel with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool and well-liked free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, underground parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre, and business centre
  • Many guests mentioned their rooms were spacious, clean, and comfortable
  • A number of guests remarked that the hotel staff were friendly, efficient, and accommodating
  • Several guests mentioned the location was convenient as many local attractions were easily accessible by car
Cons
  • Several guests mentioned that the breakfast area was too crowded
  • A few guests noted that room interiors were dated
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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
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Book from ~$199 CAD
Popular downtown Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, suites with kitchen & jacuzzi 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free local calls and pets stay free
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring Ottawa on-foot
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and quiet
  • Several guest thought the hotel, in general, was well maintained and well appointed
  • The customer service was complimented by several reviewers for being friendly and helpful
Cons
  • Valet parking is $28 per night plus taxes
  • A few reviewers encountered inconsistent Internet access
  • A few guests complained about the price of the breakfast buffet served at the on-site restaurant
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Book from ~$160 CAD
Classy downtown Ottawa hotel with impressive views, indoor pool and fine dining
Pros
  • Many reviewers found their rooms to be clean and spacious
  • The customer service was complimented by many guests
  • Several guests were impressed with the views of Parliament and the city skyline from their rooms
  • Many guests described the location of this hotel as convenient for visiting downtown attractions on foot
Cons
  • Some reviewers found the elevators slow
  • Several guests found the wireless Internet service slow, unreliable, and the fee of $15.95 per 24 hours expensive
  • Valet parking is $32 per day or $40 for oversized vehicles
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Book from ~$157 CAD
Popular downtown Ottawa all-suite hotel with kitchenettes, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, local calls
  • Many guests found the staff to be friendly, helpful, and efficient
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • A few guests complimented the kitchenettes as a value added feature
  • Guests thought the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Underground parking is $18.95 plus tax per night
  • Some guests missed having a restaurant on site
  • Some guests thought the hotel was a little far to walk to the downtown attractions
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Book from ~$126 CAD
Great value downtown business Ottawa hotel with many amenities and freebies
Pros
  • Free wireless Internet, free movie channels, free in-room coffee and tea, free local calls, in-room desktop computers with free printing, free breakfast, and free guest laundry facilities with free laundry detergent
  • Most guests found their rooms to be clean, spacious, and well appointed with modern amenities and full kitchens
  • Guests said the staff were courteous and friendly
  • Ideal location in walking distance of parliament, Rideau Centre, Sparks St, restaurants and pubs
  • Guests enjoyed the varied selections of the free breakfast
  • Several reviewers said they were likely to return to this property
  • The on-site restaurant, Maclaren's on Elgin, serves lunch and dinner
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by street noise
  • A couple of reviewers thought the property could use minor upgrades
  • A few guests found the parking facility small and cramped
  • Parking is $11 per day or $13 for underground
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Book from ~$156 CAD
Great value downtown Ottawa hotel with full-size kitchens & balconies, restaurant & lounge
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free local calls
  • Excellent service from staff, according to guests
  • Convenient location, in walking distance to a number of attractions, according to guests
  • On-site fitness centre and 24-hr business centre
  • Spacious, well-equipped suites, said guests
Cons
  • Some guests objected to paying for parking
  • A few guests were bothered by street noise
  • Exterior of hotel dated, according to some guests
  • Underground parking is $24 per night
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Book from ~$163 CAD
Well-liked all-suite downtown Ottawa hotel with indoor pool and suites with full kitchens
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free local calls
  • Clean, comfortable rooms according to guests
  • Guests appreciated the well-stocked kitchens
  • Guests liked the staff of this hotel and considered them to offer professional and friendly service
  • Guests liked being centrally located near the Byward Market
Cons
  • Parking costs $20 per night with in-and-out privileges
  • A few guests were bothered by street noise
  • Dated decor, according to guests
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Book from ~$287 CAD
Luxury landmark hotel in downtown Ottawa renowned for its fine dining and classic elegance
Pros
  • Guests liked the historic charm of this hotel
  • Excellent service from staff, according to guests
  • Guests found the location convenient to a number of attractions
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
Cons
  • Decor needed updating, according to guests
  • A few guests found the beds uncomfortable
  • Wi-Fi is $14.95 for 24 hours
  • Self-parking is $28 and valet parking is $38 per night

9 Other Hotels Close to Canadian War Museum

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10 minute walk from the Canadian War Musuem, guests liked this hotel's location
Pros
  • Free WI FI, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Guests felt that there was good value for the price paid
  • Friendly staff, according to guests
  • Convenient location, according to a number of guests
Cons
  • Some guests felt the rooms were small
  • No elevator, which some guests found inconvenient
  • Tired decor, according to a few guests
Location
Just west of the downtown core, this Travelodge is a 10-minute walk from the War Museum.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Guests can take public bus #8 to the war museum from this hotel, however, travel time is the same as walking. 
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Book from ~$139 CAD
Business district hotel favoured by guests for its friendly service and clean rooms
Pros
  • Free wireless Internet and free newspapers
  • Many guests complimented the front desk staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many reviewers found their rooms to be clean
  • Several guests thought this hotel offered good value at an affordable price
  • Several reviewers complimented the food quality at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Many guests found the underground parking facility small and the parking fees expensive
  • Several reviewers complained about noise permeating their guest rooms
  • Several guests found their rooms small and cramped
  • Several reviewers thought the hotel and guest rooms were in need of upgrades
Location
Situated on the corner of Sparks and Queen Streets, the Radisson is across from the Gardens of Province and Territories and is a 4-minute drive or 13-minute walk from the War Museum.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Buses #95 or #96 are a 4-minute walk from the hotel to Albert Street and the bus drops guests a 6-minute walk from the museum. 
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Book from ~$176 CAD
Clean, comfortable rooms with nice views of the Outaouais River
Pros
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
  • Guests thought this hotel was reasonably priced
  • Guests liked the scenic location with views of the Outaouais River
Cons
  • Aging decor, according to guests
  • Some guests had problems regulating the temperature in their rooms
Location
Surrounded by park land and overlooking the River Outaouais on the northern shore, this Holiday Inn is a 2-minute drive over the river, or 16-minute walk. 
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus #8 is a 2-minute walk from the hotel and drops guests just outside the museum. Total travel time is approximately 8 minutes.
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Book from ~$164 CAD
Popular and pet-friendly downtown Ottawa hotel with modern decor, restaurant & indoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were clean, well appointed and comfortable, said guests
  • Guests found great customer service at this hotel
  • Location convenient to downtown Ottawa attractions, according to guests
  • Guests enjoyed the large and clean pool
  • Great Internet connectivity, according to some guests
Cons
  • Self parking is $22 plus tax and valet parking is $27 plus tax, per day
  • Some guests found their bathroom to be small
  • Club Floor rooms deemed not worth the extra charge by some guests
Location
Newly renovated in the downtown core, the Delta Ottawa is a 4-minute drive or 14-minute walk from the war museum.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of bus routes can be caught at Albert Street, which will drop guests within a 6-minute walk of the museum for a travel time of approximately 12 minutes.
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Book from ~$287 CAD
Popular downtown Ottawa hotel on Sparks St with indoor pool, restaurant & pet-friendly rooms
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, pets stay free
  • Guests enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • There was good dining and room service on site
  • Guests were pleased with the pool, fitness area and games rooms for teens and kids
  • Location was ideal to Sparks Street and in walking distance of Parliament Hill, Rideau Centre and Byward Market
  • Wi-Fi rated as excellent in online surveys
  • Staff were nothing short of excellent
Cons
  • Self-parking is $22 and valet parking is $27 per day
  • Some felt the rooms were getting dated
  • Occasionally guests complained of noise transfer from inside or outside of the hotel
Location
Located in downtown Ottawa's business district, the Marriott is a 4-minute drive or 16-minute walk from the War Museum.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of different routes can be caught on Albert Street, just a 2-minute walk away, dropping guests a 6-minute walk from the museum. Total travel time is approximately 10 minutes.
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All-suite property with full kitchens, located in the downtown business district
Pros
  • Many guests found their rooms clean and spacious
  • Several reviewers described the staff as friendly and attentive
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing nearby amenities
  • A few guests complimented the hotel for having free bike rentals
Cons
  • A few guests complained about unpleasant odours in their rooms
  • A few reviewers found the parking fees expensive
  • A couple of guests reported cleanliness inconsistencies
Location
This all-suites hotel is situated in downtown Ottawa's business district, just a 5-minute drive or 18-minute walk from the museum.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Albert Street is a 4-minute walk from this hotel, where guests can catch a number of routes travelling in the direction of the museum. Total travel time is approximately 13 minutes.
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Book from ~$123 CAD
Good value and close to attractions, some concerns with climate control units
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests found the hotel to provide good value and low rates
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to local attractions
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their well-equipped and clean rooms
Cons
  • A few reviewers were disappointed at the hotel's lack of breakfast
  • Some guests reported their climate control units were difficult to manage
Location
Situated in the Hull area of Ottawa, Les Suites Victoria is a 4-minute drive over the river from the museum, and over a 20-minute walk.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus route #8 is a 4-minute walk away on Maissoneuve, and drops guests outside the museum. Total travel time is approximately 13 minutes.
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Book from ~$126 CAD
Well-liked downtown Hull hotel with restaurant and free pet stays, indoor pool and gym
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and pets stay for free
  • The hotel's location was a source of praise by numerous reviewers
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and modern rooms
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • Guests thought the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Parking is $15 per night
  • Noise disturbances were reported by a few guests
  • Some guests said the hotel could use some updates
Location
Also in the Hull district, the Four Points Hotel is located across from the Museum of Civilization and is a 4-minute drive or 23-minute walk from the Canadian War Museum.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus #8 can be caught within a 2-minute walk of the hotel and takes approximately 13 minutes to reach the museum.
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Book from ~$175 CAD
Blocks from the National Arts Centre, guests liked the location of this hotel
Pros
  • Free WI Fi
  • Convenient location, within walking distance to Parliament Hill and the Byward Market, according to guests
  • Good service from staff, according to guests
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
Cons
  • Some guests objected to paying for parking
  • A few guests found the bathrooms small
  • Dated decor, according to a few guests

Tips For Staying Near Canadian War Museum

Location
Canada's national museum of military history sits on the shores of the River Outaouais just outside downtown Ottawa. The gallery sits in the Nepean Bay and tells the story of every recorded instance of Canadian conflict, from the very distant past to the present.
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Getting Around
There are four different sections of the museum itself, Battleground being the earliest recorded history up to 1885, For Crown and Country showcasing the South African and First World Wars, Forged in Fire showcasing the Second World War and a Violent Peace detailing the most current combat from 1945 to the present. For a map and visitor guide of these areas, as well as the Hall of Honour, Lebreton Gallery, Memorial Hall, Regeneration Hall and the Special Exhibitions Gallery, visit their website. 

Wi-Fi in the cafeteria and lobby are available, and a free mobile app for a truly interactive experience is available to help visitors get around the museum and learn as much as possible. The app can be downloaded on the iTunes store, and more information can be found on their website.
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Getting Around: Driving
Located right off the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, downtown Ottawa is a 6-minute drive away, while the Trans-Canada Highway is a 4-minute drive from the museum.

The Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is an approximate 17-minute drive.
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Parking
Indoor parking is available at the museum for rates starting at $2.50 per half hour with a $12.50 daily maximum and $6 overnight (6 pm to 6 am). 
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Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of the below-mentioned hotels are within a 20-minute walk of the museum, but for those farther hotels, a number of routes service the area provided by OC Transpo. Lebreton Transit Station is a 7-minute walk from the museum and routes 8, 86, 87, 95, 96, 97 all stop there, with some stopping immediately in front of the museum itself.

A single-ride cash fare costs $3.40, or $3 when you purchase tickets (two adult tickets required per person, per ride, $1.50 each), or $2.75 on the Presto refillable transit card. A day pass costs $7.95. Children 5 and under ride free.

More fare and route information can be found on their website.
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Other Tips
Photography in the museum is allowed with handheld cameras, and wedding photography inside can be arranged for a reasonable fee of $25.
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Other Tips
Admission to the War Museum alone is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, $10 for students and $8 for children aged 3-12. The family price (up to five people, including two adults max) is $32, which is a savings of up to $24.

Combo prices are available to both the War Museum and the Museum of Civilization (a 4-minute drive away) and can also include an IMAX film located at the Museum of Civilization. Group discounts are also available. More pricing information can be found on their website.
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Money-saving
For those looking to visit a number of galleries and museums in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, a Canada's Capital Museums Passport is available for 50% off entry into eight museums in the area over a seven-day period. The Passport is $45 per person, or $99 per family and can be purchased at the museum. More information can be found on the Passport's website.
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