I looked for the best hotels to stay at while comparing prices and amenities offered. I also picked those that had the best hospital rates and have highlighted 3 hotels at the top of this list. Be sure to compare online prices available to the hospital rate the hotel quotes, on the days of your planned stay at the hotel, to ensure the best possible price. Also consider that some of the cheaper rates are not refundable if you need to cancel.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$157 CAD
Highly praised east Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and kitchenette suites
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, free parking
  • Spacious, clean, well-equipped rooms, according to guests
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to shopping, restaurants and attractions
  • Good customer service, according to guests
Cons
  • A few guests said that the pool was small
This is a highly rated hotel with exceptionally high scores from online reviewers. When I 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. There's free Wi-Fi and parking here which helps to keep costs down. There's an on-site restaurant which could add convenience to your stay, plus all rooms come with microwaves and mini-fridges. Guests found the rooms to be clean, modern and spacious here and the staff went the extra mile to make them happy. The hospital can be reached in about 9 minutes by car from this hotel.
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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
If you're coming with a car, the Hampton is a good choice in my opinion 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 free breakfast with eggs to help you start your day, and if you're pressed for time, they offer a "to go breakfast" which is an added convenience. There is some dining on site with a bar that offers light meals in the evenings. It's about a 9-minute drive from the hospital and it may be possible to negotiate a hospital rate according to the front desk agent.
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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
This downtown hotel is easily one of the most popular and well-liked hotels in Ottawa offering comfortable suites with kitchenettes and underground parking for an extra $19 plus tax. It's comparable in price to my other picks and may be cheaper if you don't need to park a car, offering a free breakfast with eggs and free Wi-Fi. It is about 9 minutes' drive to the hospital. Although there is no restaurant on site, it's close to the restaurant choices of Elgin Street.
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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 ~$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 ~$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 ~$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 ~$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

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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 ~$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

4 Other Hotels Close to Ottawa General Hospital

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Book from ~$143 CAD
East Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free breakfast but mixed guest reviews
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
Location
Just north of the Trans-Canada Highway, this hotel is an 7-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. To reach the hospital via public transit, it should take about 27 minutes.

Downtown Ottawa is about 8 minutes away by car or 25- 30 minutes via bus.
Parking
This hotel offers complimentary parking to guests!
Money-saving
This hotel offers a hospital rate which can be obtained by contacting the hotel directly.
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Book from ~$135 CAD
Well-liked Ottawa budget hotel near Hwy 417 with free breakfast and free parking
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
Location
This hotel is a 9-minute drive from the hospital and is located just north of the Trans-Canada Highway. Public transportation to the hospital takes about 35 minutes.

It is possible to reach downtown Ottawa in 26 minutes by bus or 8 minutes by car.
Parking
This hotel has free parking for guests!
Money-saving
This hotel offers a hospital rate and the hotel should be contacted directly for information.
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Book from ~$224 CAD
Pet-friendly Ottawa hotel near Byward Market with indoor pool, restaurant and comfy beds 
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
Location
Located near to the University of Ottawa, this downtown hotel is about a 9-minute drive from the hospital. The bus route to the hospital takes approximately 24 minutes and the heart of downtown Ottawa is 3 minutes away by car.
Parking
This hotel charges $23 (including tax) per night for on-site parking.
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Guests liked the location of this small bed and breakfast 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
Location
A 8-minute drive to the hospital, this hotel is located in a residential area just off the Trans-Canada Highway. The hospital is a 28-minute transit ride from this hotel.

The heart of downtown Ottawa is a 26-minute walk away or a 20-minute bus trip. It is possible to reach downtown Ottawa in 7 minutes by car.
Parking
Hotel guests can take advantage of complimentary parking!

Tips For Staying Near Ottawa General Hospital

Location
Just east of the Rideau River and south of the Trans-Canada Highway, this hospital is in a residential zone that is a 12-minute drive from downtown Ottawa. Public transit to downtown from the hospital takes about 29 minutes.
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Getting Around
The nearest bus stop to the hospital is on the #106 route and is just a minute walk from the hospital doors. One bus fare is $2.72 for adults and $2.05 for seniors (65+ years). The Ottawa Transit website has more details about passes, routes and maps.

Blueline is the main taxi company in the area. The second-largest taxi company in Ottawa is Capital Taxi

The Ottawa Hospital offers a variety of transportation services to patients. The Canadian Cancer Society offers free rides to the Cancer Centre of the hospital for patients who call at least one week in advance. Para Transpo offers transport to disabled patients who can't take the city bus. To register for this service, patients must call 613-244-1289, and call 613-244-7272 to book a ride once registered.

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.

Between the Civic, Riverside and General Campuses, there is a free shuttle bus service for patients.
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Parking
Meter parking is available at entrances to all campuses. The cost of meter parking is $1 for 10 minutes. At the Riverside Campus, parking rates are $3.50 per half hour with a daily maximum charge of $13. From 12:30 am to 7 am at Emergency Departments, parking is a flat rate of $6.
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Dining
There is a Tim Hortons within the hospital.

Pizza Boyz is a 22-minute walk from the front doors. Pizza Boyz is open Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to midnight, and Sunday from 4 pm to 10 pm.
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Other Tips
The Ottawa Hospital is a non-profit, public university teaching hospital that offers a variety of services. The General Cmapus 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.

There are numerous child care options through the hospital, including bilingual ones. 
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