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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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
The Best Western Plus Macies Hotel is my 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 taking in a sunny-time. Indoors, guests can avail themselves of a well-equipped fitness room, hot tub, and steam room for some R&R.

Café 1274 covers all three meals and provides room service for guests who want to dine in the privacy of their rooms, perhaps while taking in a movie.

It’s excellently located too, adjacent to Westgate Shopping Centre with shopping and dining choices within walking distance. Guests can access downtown Ottawa in 10 minutes by car and Nepean Sportsplex is about a 15-minute drive away.

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Book from ~$172 CAD
Popular Ottawa airport hotel 6 min to YOW with free shuttle, free parking and indoor pool
Pros
  • Free WI FI, free hot breakfast buffet, free parking, free airport shuttle
  • Clean, spacious rooms, according to guests
  • Guests received good customer service
  • Convenient to the airport, guests reported
Cons
  • A few guests found this hotel expensive
  • A few guests were bothered by noise in the hallways
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ottawa Airport is my second choice. It’s rated excellent by most reviewers and offers a number of freebies, which helps save on travel costs. Included in the list of free amenities are Wi-Fi, a hot breakfast buffet, parking and 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.

Reviews highlighted clean and comfy rooms, plentiful breakfasts and pleasant staff. Guests can enjoy a dip in the indoor pool and hot tub 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.

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Book from ~$159 CAD
Ottawa airport hotel 5 min to YOW with free shuttle, extended parking and indoor pool
Pros
  • Free continental breakfast, free shuttle service to YOW, free parking, and children under 13-years old stay for free (with a paying adult)
  • Many guests found their rooms to be spacious and clean
  • Many reviewers complimented the friendly and helpful staff
  • Several guests found the location convenient for travel to the airport (YOW)
Cons
  • Several guests found the room rate expensive
  • A few reviewers complained about the on-site pool being small and cold
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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 ~$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
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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

6 Other Hotels Close to Nepean Sportsplex

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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 ~$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
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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
Location
On a commercial strip on a busy thoroughfare, this Holiday Inn is a 12-minute drive from the Sportsplex.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A bus can be caught a 2-minute walk from the hotel, and after a quick transfer, guests can expect to arrive at the arena in 35 minutes including another 2-minute walk from the stop.
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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
Location
Across from big-box shopping, this Days Inn is a 14-minute drive from the arena.
Getting Around: Public Transit
There is a bus stop within a 3-minute walk of the hotel, total travel time to the arena is approximately 40 minutes which includes a transfer and 2-minute walk from the stop.
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Book from ~$230 CAD
Popular Ottawa airport hotel 4 min to YOW with free shuttle, indoor pool and restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing the airport
  • Several guests said the rooms were clean, comfortable and well-equipped
  • Many guests appreciated the friendly and helpful staff
  • Some guests found the beds comfy
Cons
  • Some guests thought the hotel was expensive
  • A few guests complained about the service and food prices at the restaurant
Location
Situated on the airport premises, this Hilton is a 16-minute drive from the Sportsplex.
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Ottawa hotel 8 min to YOW with free shuttle, indoor pool, free parking and park & fly 
Pros
  • Free parking, free airport shuttle service, free wireless Internet, free in-room coffee, free daily newspapers, free continental breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean, spacious, and well appointed
  • Many reviewers recommended this property and said that they were likely to return
  • Several guests found the staff to be polite and helpful
  • A few guests complimented the food quality at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • A few reviewers thought the room rate was expensive
  • A few guests complained about the quality and selection of the free continental breakfast
Location
In walking distance of Ottawa South Keys Shopping Centre, the Southway Hotel is a 16-minute drive from the arena.

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 Transport, however, some of the hotels are not served by direct routes to Nepean Sportsplex, or involve extended walks to and/or from bus stops. Details on trip times and access are listed under each hotel below.

Single-ride fares are $3.40 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. For a fitness class schedule, visit their website. 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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