Editor's Top 9 Picks

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Book from ~$539 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 ~$296 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
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Book from ~$1125 CAD
Luxury landmark hotel in downtown Ottawa with indoor pool, day spa, restaurant and lounge

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi (to President’s Club members—free to join)
  • Rooms (some renovated) were clean and comfortable with charming decor
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, bars, attractions and shopping
  • Staff were pleasant and helpful
  • Many enjoyed dining on site
Cons
  • Wi-Fi costs $15.76 or $27.06 per 24 hours (for non-members)
  • Self-parking is $33.90 and valet parking is $48.59 per day (includes tax)
  • Some guests complained of high prices-- for rooms, parking, restaurant and mini-bars
  • Some found small rooms and difficulty regulating the in-room temperature
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Book from ~$221 CAD
Highly praised downtown Ottawa hotel with impressive views, indoor pool & fine dining

Pros
  • Free amenities: pet stays, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and well appointed with comfortable beds
  • The location was excellent—attached to the mall and convention centre, a short walk to the Byward Market and an easy walk to the Parliament buildings
  • Staff were accommodating, very helpful and professional
  • Guests were often impressed with the food quality on site
  • Guests liked the Westin Wags rescue-dog walking program
Cons
  • Self-parking is $25 (no in-out privileges), valet parking is $42 (with in-out privileges) and oversize vehicles is $46 per night, plus tax
  • Wi-Fi costs $10.95-14.95 for 24 hours (free in some rooms)
  • Some guests found the hotel and dining expensive
  • Although cheaper, self-parking was inconvenient for some guests because there was no in-out privileges
  • Some guests were disturbed by noise from within the hotel (renos, elevator, guests in hallway)
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Book from ~$143 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 ~$699 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 ~$495 CAD
Well-liked downtown Ottawa hotel with indoor pool and suites with kitchen & balcony

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, very spacious and well equipped
  • The location was excellent--an easy walk to restaurants and shopping and a healthy walk to downtown attractions
  • Staff were attentive, friendly and very helpful
  • Some guests enjoyed sandwiches and breakfast at the café
  • Good value according to some guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Parking is $22 per night, plus tax
  • Some guests said rooms were a bit dated
  • A few guests found the underground parking tight
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Book from ~$143 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 ~$109 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, coffee bar, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was just off the Trans-Canada Hwy, an easy walk from the train station and river trails, and a short drive to restaurants and shopping
  • Staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful
  • The free breakfast was plentiful and good quality
  • Many felt the hotel provided good value
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good by online surveys
Cons
  • Some guests felt the hotel was due for a refresh
  • Some said there was not much in short walking distance
  • Several guests complained of noise from sports teams in the halls

8 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
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. 
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
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Book from ~$133 CAD
Business district hotel favoured by guests for its friendly service and clean rooms
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. 
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
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Book from ~$153 CAD
Clean, comfortable rooms with nice views of the Outaouais River
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.
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
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Book from ~$777 CAD
Popular and pet-friendly downtown Ottawa hotel with modern decor, restaurant & indoor pool
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.
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
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Book from ~$748 CAD
Popular downtown Ottawa hotel on Sparks St with indoor pool, restaurant & pet-friendly rooms
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.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, pet stays
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Location ideal to Sparks Street and walking distance of Parliament Hill, Rideau Centre and Byward Market
  • Staff were excellent and gave great service
  • Guests enjoyed dining and room service
  • Guests were pleased with the pool, fitness area and games rooms for teens and kids
  • Wi-Fi was rated 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 the hotel
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All-suite property with full kitchens, located in the downtown business district
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.
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
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Book from ~$104 CAD
Good value and close to attractions, some concerns with climate control units
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.
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
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Book from ~$129 CAD
Well-liked downtown Hull hotel with restaurant and free pet stays, indoor pool and gym
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.
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

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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