Editor's Top 13 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$114 CAD
Highly praised east Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free parking
This is a highly rated hotel with exceptionally high scores from online reviewers. When we called to inquire about the hospital rate, they quoted a substantially cheaper rate than the online rate. They said that a person would also need to supply the hotel with a form from the hospital. Free Wi-Fi and free parking will help to keep costs down and the well-liked restaurant on site will add convenience to your stay. All rooms come with microwaves and mini-fridges. Guests found the rooms to be very clean, modern and spacious and the staff went the extra mile to make them happy. 

The hospital can be reached in about 8 minutes by car from this hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, newspapers
  • Rooms were well liked—spacious and clean with nice decor
  • Location was just off the Trans-Canada Hwy and an easy walk from the train station and river trails with easy access to restaurants and shopping by car
  • Staff were courteous, friendly and efficient
  • Restaurant was very good according to guests
  • Guests appreciated the value of this hotel
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Guests complained of long waits for the elevator
  • Some said there was not much in short walking distance
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Book from ~$98 CAD
East Ottawa hotel with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool and well-liked free hot breakfast
If you're coming with a car, the Hampton is a good choice as it offers free underground parking, which makes it comparable in price to the other hotels closest to the hospital that are charging about $20 per night for parking. The Hampton distinguishes itself with higher guest ratings providing for a more consistently comfortable stay for guests on the whole. The Hampton also provides a well-liked free hot breakfast with eggs and ham to help you start your day. There is a small bistro in the hotel next door that offers 3 meals per day. It may be possible to negotiate a hospital rate according to the front desk agent.

It's about a 10-minute drive from the hospital and guests have good public transit options, about 27 minutes' travel time.
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
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Book from ~$105 CAD
Popular downtown Ottawa hotel with mini-kitchens, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi
This downtown hotel is easily one of the most popular and well-liked hotels in Ottawa offering comfortable suites with mini-kitchens and underground parking. It's comparable in price to our other picks and may be cheaper if you don't need to park a car, offering a free breakfast with lots of hot items and excellent free Wi-Fi.  Although there is no restaurant on site, it's close to the restaurant choices of Elgin and Bank streets.

It is about 14 minutes' drive to the hospital.
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 ~$83 CAD
Highly praised downtown Ottawa inn near Elgin St restaurants with rooftop deck
This very pleasant and well-priced walk-up B&B is a 5-minute drive from the hospital.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, all-day coffee/tea, North America calls
  • Rooms were clean and quiet with comfortable beds
  • The location was an easy walk to restaurants and a healthy walk to downtown attractions
  • Staff were very warm, welcoming and helpful with local information
  • Breakfast was plentiful and varied
  • Guests found this inn affordable
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Parking costs $9 per day
  • Limited front desk hours (9 am to 5 pm)
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Book from ~$121 CAD
Charming downtown Ottawa inn near Byward Market with mini-kitchens and free hot breakfast
This inn offers a comfortable budget stay a 7-minute drive from the hospital.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, all-day coffee bar, afternoon tea service, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, comfortable and well equipped
  • The location was excellent--an easy walk to restaurants and shopping and a healthy walk to downtown attractions
  • Staff were very helpful, pleasant and friendly
  • Free hot breakfast was well liked
  • Guests found this inn affordable
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking (underground) is limited and costs $15 per night
  • Rooms were a little tired according to some
  • Some guests complained of uncomfortable beds and pillows
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Book from ~$128 CAD
Good value downtown Ottawa hotel features rooms with kitchens and free hot breakfast
The Business Inn offers a budget-friendly stay 16-minutes from the hospital by car.
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 ~$736 CAD
Well-liked downtown Ottawa hotel with indoor pool and suites with kitchen & balcony
Les Suites is a 16-minute drive from the Ottawa General Hospital
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 ~$299 CAD
Well-liked historic hotel in downtown Ottawa with updated rooms, indoor pool, restaurant  
Lord Elgin is an 18-minute drive from the hospital.
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 ~$173 CAD
Highly praised downtown Ottawa hotel with impressive views, indoor pool & fine dining
This hotel is 18 minutes' drive from the hospital.
Pros
  • Rooms were clean and well appointed with comfortable beds
  • Free amenities: pet stays, newspapers
  • 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 ~$140 CAD
Great value downtown Ottawa hotel with large suites, full-size kitchens & balconies 
This hotel is 18 minutes away by car to the hospital.
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 ~$128 CAD
Ottawa airport hotel 5 min to YOW with indoor pool & free: shuttle, parking, hot breakfast 
The Holiday Inn Express is an 18-minute drive from the hospital.
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 ~$535 CAD
Luxury landmark hotel in downtown Ottawa with indoor pool, day spa, restaurant and lounge
A 20-minute drive will take you to the Ottawa hospital from this hotel.
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 ~$146 CAD
Ottawa airport hotel 3 min to YOW with indoor pool & free: shuttle, parking, hot breakfast
This hotel is 20 minutes away by car from the hospital.
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

4 Other Hotels Close to Ottawa General Hospital

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$121 CAD
East Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free breakfast but mixed guest reviews
Location
Just north of the Trans-Canada Highway, this hotel is a 12-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. To reach the hospital via public transit, it should take about 20 minutes.
Money-saving
This hotel offers a hospital rate which can be obtained by contacting the hotel directly.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot & cold breakfast, parking
  • Numerous reviewers praised the staff for their accommodating and efficient service
  • The hotel was found to be close to highway access, shopping and public transit
  • Several guests enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Some guests complained of dated decor and plumbing issues
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
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Book from ~$104 CAD
Well-liked Ottawa budget hotel near Hwy 417 with free breakfast and free parking
Location
This hotel is a 14-minute drive from the hospital and is located just north of the Trans-Canada Highway. Public transportation to the hospital takes about 27 minutes.
Money-saving
This hotel offers a hospital rate and the hotel should be contacted directly for information.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by online reviewers
  • Many guests enjoyed clean, quiet and comfortable rooms
  • Location was convenient to highway, restaurants, and shopping
  • Many appreciated the value of this hotel
  • Staff were friendly and helpful to guests
Cons
  • A few guests found the breakfast too basic and breakfast area cramped
  • Occasionally a guest said the hotel was a little far from downtown
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Book from ~$281 CAD
Pet-friendly Ottawa hotel near Byward Market with indoor pool, restaurant and comfy beds 
Location
Located near to the University of Ottawa, this downtown hotel is about a 16-minute drive from the hospital. The bus route to the hospital takes approximately 34 minutes and the heart of downtown Ottawa is 3 minutes away by car.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and pets stay for free
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and well appointed with modern furniture
  • Several guests found their beds to be comfortable
  • Some reviewers said they were likely to stay at this hotel again in the future
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing tourist attractions on foot
  • Many guests appreciated the good value provided by this excellently located hotel
Cons
  • The on-site parking facility received complaints about the fees ($23 per night), the confusing location and the height restrictions
  • Some guests complained about their rooms being small and cramped
  • A few guests complained about homeless people begging on the hotel grounds
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$105 CAD
Guests liked the location of this small bed and breakfast hotel
Location
A 14-minute drive to the hospital, this hotel is located in a residential area just off the Trans-Canada Highway. The hospital is a 36-minute transit ride from this hotel.
Pros
  • Free parking, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi
  • Friendly, hospitable staff according to guests
  • Guests found the downtown location convenient to sights
Cons
  • Some guests found this B&B expensive
  • A few guests were disappointed with the selection offered at breakfast
  • A few guests objected to the decor

Tips For Staying Near Ottawa General Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital is a non-profit, public university teaching hospital that offers a variety of services. The General Campus contains the General Hospital as well as the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre and the Eye Institute. 

The Riverside Campus is a day facility for outpatient care and specialty clinics. The hospital also has a research institute with the University of Ottawa and it is one of the largest hospital research institutes in North America.

The hospital offers short-term accommodations as well.
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Location
Just east of the Rideau River and south of the Trans-Canada Highway, this hospital is in a residential zone that is an 18-minute drive from downtown Ottawa. Public transit to downtown from the hospital takes about 30-35 minutes.
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Getting Around
Take the Bus: The nearest bus stop to the hospital is on the #106 route and just a minute walk from the hospital doors. Bus tickets are $1.65 each for adults and cash fare for adults on the light rail regular route is $3.65 each way. 

Take the O-Train: O-Train Trillium (light rail) fares vary based upon age and method of payment and are higher for those taking an express route. Seniors ride free on Wednesdays. The Ottawa Transit website has more details about fares, passes, routes and maps.

Take a Taxi: Blueline is the main taxi company in the area. The second-largest taxi company in Ottawa is Capital Taxi.  The Taxi Coupon Program provides 40% off the regular taxi fare for those registered with Para Transpo.


Transportation Options for those coming to the hospital

  • The Ottawa Hospital website lists a variety of free and paid transportation services available to patients. 
  • The Canadian Cancer Society has volunteers that provide free rides to the hospital's cancer centre.
  • The city of Ottawa offers its Para Transpo service to those with disabilities and not able to use the city bus. To register for this service, call 613-244-1289 or fill out an application form online. A doctor's signature is needed to access the Para Transpo service.


Ride a Bike: The city of Ottawa is bike friendly. It includes many bike lanes on roads and features bike paths such as the one along the Rideau River.
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Parking
Meter parking is available at entrances to all campuses. The cost of parking is $3.50 for 15 - 30 minutes, $7 per half hour to an hour and $10.50 for 1 - 1.5 hours, with a daily maximum charge of $13. Meter Rates are $1 per every 10 minutes.
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Dining
There are a number of places to eat within the hospital including coffee shops and cafeterias. Some options are open weekdays only and some are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Other Tips
Visitors to the hospital will also find an art gallery featuring local artists, a flower shop, a bookstore and gift shop along with medical pharmacy on site.
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