Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$112 CAD
Highly praised east Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and kitchenette suites
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. 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 10 minutes by car from this hotel.
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
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Book from ~$137 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 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 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
  • 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
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Book from ~$112 CAD
Popular downtown Ottawa all-suite hotel with kitchenettes, free 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 kitchenettes and underground parking. 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.  Although there is no restaurant on site, it's close to the restaurant choices of Elgin Street.

It is about 14 minutes' drive to the hospital.
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 ~$107 CAD
Great value downtown business Ottawa hotel with many amenities and freebies
The Business Inn offers a budget-friendly stay 16-minutes from the hospital by car.
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 ~$177 CAD
Well-liked all-suite downtown Ottawa hotel with indoor pool and suites with full kitchens
Les Suites is a 16-minute drive from the Ottawa General Hospital
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 ~$241 CAD
Popular downtown Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, suites with kitchen & jacuzzi 
Lord Elgin is an 18-minute drive from the hospital.
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 ~$168 CAD
Classy downtown Ottawa hotel with impressive views, indoor pool and fine dining
This hotel is 18 minutes' drive from the hospital.
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 ~$143 CAD
Great value downtown Ottawa hotel with full-size kitchens & balconies, restaurant & lounge
This hotel is 18 minutes away by car to the hospital.
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 ~$165 CAD
Popular Ottawa airport hotel 6 min to YOW with free shuttle, free parking and indoor pool
The Holiday Inn Express is an 18-minute drive from the hospital.
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
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Book from ~$181 CAD
Luxury landmark hotel in downtown Ottawa renowned for its fine dining and classic elegance
A 20-minute drive will take you to the Ottawa hospital from this hotel.
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

4 Other Hotels Close to Ottawa General Hospital

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$112 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 ~$113 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 ~$234 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
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Book from ~$86 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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