There’s a good selection of well-rated hotels in this group of hotels closest to Nepean Sportsplex, so you could pick any to suit your budget and style and likely have made a solid choice.

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Editor's Top 12 Picks

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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
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Book from ~C$264 
Well-liked west Ottawa hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant & free parking
This hotel is our first choice, with high ratings and a lower, more affordable room price. Wi-Fi and parking are included, along with local calls helping to keep costs down.

On site, the hotel offers an outdoor pool in a relaxing garden setting, along with chaise lounges for enjoying the sun. Indoors, guests can avail themselves of a well-equipped fitness room to help recharge.

Café 1274 covers all three meals and provides room service for guests who want to dine in the privacy of their rooms.

It’s excellently located too, in walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Westgate Shopping Centre with easy highway access. Guests can reach downtown Ottawa in 10 minutes by car and Nepean Sportsplex is about a 15-minute drive away.

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 ~C$176 
Ottawa airport hotel 5 min to YOW with indoor pool & free: shuttle, parking, hot breakfast 
The Holiday Inn Express is another good choice. This hotel enjoys high ratings for being so clean and new, having very accommodating staff and for offering a number of freebies, which helps save on travel costs. Included in the list of free amenities are Wi-Fi, a well-stocked hot breakfast buffet, parking and (limited) airport shuttle services.

This hotel is very convenient to the Ottawa airport, a 4-minute drive, downtown is 16 minutes (unless traffic is heavy) and Nepean Sportsplex is a 14-minute drive. Guests travelling by air and wishing to access the Nepean Sportsplex have a convenient choice in this hotel. Guests can enjoy a dip in the indoor pool and a work-out in the fitness centre on site. Dining choices can be found within a 3-minute walk of the hotel on Hunt Club Road with guests commenting favourably on the Lone Star Texas Grill.

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 ~C$187 
Ottawa airport hotel 3 min to YOW with indoor pool & free: shuttle, parking, hot breakfast
This newer facility has very clean and attractive rooms, about a 12-minute drive from the sports complex. Ample free parking, a well-liked free breakfast and excellent free Wi-Fi make this an all around guest pleaser. Guests like this quiet area with good restaurant choices an easy walk away and shopping and cinema only 5 minutes' drive.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, all day coffee bar, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were in excellent condition with nice lighting, décor and comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and convenient to the airport and public transit
  • Staff were knowledgeable, warm, and always willing to help
  • Breakfast was very well liked and better than average
  • Airport shuttle service was quick and convenient
  • Good value according to several guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Airport shuttle runs limited hours
  • Some were disturbed by the sound of doors slamming shut
  • A few recent guests found the pool too cold
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Book from ~C$157 
South Ottawa hotel 7 minutes to YOW with free shuttle, outdoor pool, restaurant & lounge
This hotel is a 7-minute drive from the sportsplex.
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 ~C$126 
Good value Ottawa airport motel 9 min to YOW with free: parking, light breakfast & Wi-Fi
This hotel is a 7-minute drive from the sportsplex.
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 ~C$184 
Highly praised west Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, mini-kitchens & free hot breakfast
Guests can reach the arena in 11 minutes by car from this hotel.
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 ~C$172 
Ottawa airport hotel 5 min to YOW with indoor pool and free: shuttle, parking, breakfast
Guests can reach the arena in 11 minutes by car from this hotel.
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 ~C$184 
Popular downtown Ottawa hotel with mini-kitchens, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Guests can reach the arena in 14 minutes by car from this hotel.
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 ~C$136 
Popular Ottawa airport hotel 4 min to YOW with free shuttle, indoor pool and restaurant
This hotel is a 14-minute drive from Nepean Sportsplex.
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 ~C$219 
Great value downtown Ottawa hotel with large suites, full-size kitchens & balconies 
This hotel is 16 minutes by car from the sports complex.
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 ~C$198 
East Ottawa hotel with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool and well-liked free hot breakfast
This hotel is a 17-minute drive from the arena.
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

3 Other Hotels Close to Nepean Sportsplex

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Book from ~C$167 
Well-liked west Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, kitchenettes & free parking 
Location
This hotel is a 9-minute drive from the arena.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with very comfy beds
  • The location offered easy access to major roads, was a close walk to restaurants and shopping and an easy drive to Canadian Tire Centre
  • Staff were genuinely friendly and eager to help
  • Restaurant on site offered good food at reasonable prices
  • Pool was clean and warm said guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Elevator does not reach all rooms
  • Some missed having a free breakfast
  • Some guests missed having a hot tub
  • A few found noise disturbances from inside and outside
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Book from ~C$98 
Comfortable west Ottawa hotel near Hwy 417 with popular restaurant & pet-friendly rooms
Location
Across from big-box shopping, this Days Inn is a 14-minute drive from the arena.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with very comfy beds
  • The location offered easy access to the highway, was a close walk to restaurants, bank and shopping and an easy drive to Canadian Tire Centre
  • Staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient
  • Free breakfast offered a good selection
  • Restaurant on site offered good food at reasonable prices
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Some missed having a pool and a hot breakfast
  • A few found noise disturbances from inside the hotel
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Book from ~C$138 
Well-liked hotel 10 min to Ottawa with restaurant, indoor pool, spa and free parking
Location
This hotel is a 19-minute drive from the arena.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests complimented the hotel's customer service
  • The hotel was found to provide good value and reasonable rates by many reviewers
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their spacious and well laid out rooms
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbances during their stay

Tips For Staying Near Nepean Sportsplex

Location
Just south of the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa River, the Nepean Sportsplex is home to the Nepean Raiders (CHL) and features three ice rinks, soccer, baseball and football fields, swimming pools, convention space and a number of halls and arenas. For more information on meeting and event spaces, visit the City of Ottawa website.
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Getting Around: Driving
Centrally located in the town of Nepean, Highway 417, the Trans-Canada Highway is a 7-minute drive north, while Highway 416, Veteran's Memorial Highway, is a 7-minute drive east of the complex. 

The closest airport, Ottawa's Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW), is a 15-minute drive west.
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Parking
There is ample free parking available around the complex.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit through Nepean is serviced by OC Transpo, however, some of the hotels on this page are not served by direct routes to Nepean Sportsplex, or involve extended walks to and/or from bus stops. 

Single-ride fares are $3.65 cash or $3 for Presto e-Purse fares per adult, and more route and fare information can be found on their website.
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Entertainment
On top of a regular roster of games, the Sportsplex recreation centres offer swimming and fitness lessons for all levels.  Public swim and public skating are also available; for schedules visit the website.

Schedules of convention shows and events happening year-round can also be found on their website.
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Dining
The complex offers on-site catering services for banquet rentals throughout their many event spaces, as well as a canteen and the Spectators Bar and Grill.
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