Editor's Top 11 Picks

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Book from ~$906 CAD
Highly praised downtown Ottawa hotel at Byward Market with restaurant and rooftop lounge 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, mini-bar snacks and drinks, coffee in lobby, local calls, overnight shoe shine, newspapers
  • Rooms were stylish, very clean, and comfortable
  • West-facing rooms offered spectacular views of sunsets and Parliament Buildings
  • The location was excellent--an easy walk to restaurants and shopping and a healthy walk to downtown attractions
  • Staff were super friendly, professional and eager to please
  • Some guests were impressed with the food and drinks on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Valet parking is $30 per night
  • Some guests found noise disturbances from outside and inside the hotel
  • Some guests complained of very slow service from the restaurant
  • No pool and no hot tub
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Book from ~$296 CAD
Well-liked historic hotel in downtown Ottawa with updated rooms, indoor pool, restaurant  

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 ~$1125 CAD
Luxury landmark hotel in downtown Ottawa with indoor pool, day spa, restaurant and lounge

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 ~$221 CAD
Highly praised downtown Ottawa hotel with impressive views, indoor pool & fine dining

Pros
  • Free amenities: pet stays, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and well appointed with comfortable beds
  • 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 ~$539 CAD
Great value downtown Ottawa hotel with large suites, full-size kitchens & balconies 

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 ~$495 CAD
Well-liked downtown Ottawa hotel with indoor pool and suites with kitchen & balcony

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 ~$143 CAD
Good value downtown Ottawa hotel features rooms with kitchens and free hot breakfast

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 ~$699 CAD
Popular downtown Ottawa hotel with mini-kitchens, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi

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 ~$109 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, 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 ~$383 CAD
Highly praised east Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free parking

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 ~$474 CAD
Charming downtown Ottawa inn near Byward Market with mini-kitchens and free hot breakfast

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

7 Other Hotels Close to Parliament Hill Ottawa

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Book from ~$184 CAD
Blocks from the National Arts Centre, guests liked the location of this hotel
Location
Surrounded by high-rise office buildings in downtown Ottawa, this Sheraton is an 8-minute walk from Parliament Hill.
Pros
  • Free WI Fi
  • Convenient location, within walking distance to Parliament Hill and the Byward Market, according to guests
  • Good service from staff, according to guests
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
Cons
  • Some guests objected to paying for parking
  • A few guests found the bathrooms small
  • Dated decor, according to a few guests
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Book from ~$544 CAD
Popular luxury boutique hotel in ideal downtown Ottawa location with comfy beds & free Wi-Fi
Location
Within walking distance of a number of attractions, the Arc Hotel in Downtown Ottawa is a 6-minute walk from Parliament Hill.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wine at check in, bottled water, chocolates
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed with modern furniture
  • Many reviewers found their beds to be comfortable
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Guests found the staff pleasant and efficient
Cons
  • Many guests found the rooms to be small
  • A few reviewers complained that the on-site restaurant was expensive and served small portions
  • Valet parking is $32 per night
  • Some complained of noise transfer within the hotel
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Book from ~$748 CAD
Popular downtown Ottawa hotel on Sparks St with indoor pool, restaurant & pet-friendly rooms
Location
Surrounded by office buildings, but within walking distance of the Supreme Court, this Marriot is an approximate 7-minute walk from Parliament Hill.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, pet stays
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Location ideal to Sparks Street and walking distance of Parliament Hill, Rideau Centre and Byward Market
  • Staff were excellent and gave great service
  • Guests enjoyed dining and room service
  • Guests were pleased with the pool, fitness area and games rooms for teens and kids
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Self-parking is $22 and valet parking is $27 per day
  • Some felt the rooms were getting dated
  • Occasionally guests complained of noise transfer from inside or outside the hotel
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Book from ~$103 CAD
Popular downtown Ottawa boutique hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free Wi-Fi
Location
This boutique hotel in downtown Ottawa is a 6-minute walk from the Parliament Buildings.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, quiet and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, the Hill, university and attractions
  • Staff were very friendly and accommodating
  • Restaurant offered good food and room service
  • Pool and fitness area very clean and well kept
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Parking (underground) costs $21 per day
  • A few guests said that atrium-facing rooms lacked natural light
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Book from ~$157 CAD
This downtown hotel has an indoor playground that is popular with families
Location
Surrounded by office buildings and near the Congress Centre, this Residence Inn features an indoor playground just an 8-minute walk from The Hill.
Pros
  • Free hot breakfast, free WI FI
  • Guests liked the convenience of this location to offices and attractions
  • Friendly, accomodating staff, according to guests
  • Clean, well-appointed rooms, according to guests
Cons
  • Some guests had problems with parking
  • A few guests had issues with noise
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Book from ~$777 CAD
Popular and pet-friendly downtown Ottawa hotel with modern decor, restaurant & indoor pool
Location
Centrally located in downtown Ottawa's business district, this Delta Hotel has been recently renovated and is an approximate 5-minute walk from the Parliament Buildings.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were clean, well appointed and comfortable, said guests
  • Guests found great customer service at this hotel
  • Location convenient to downtown Ottawa attractions, according to guests
  • Guests enjoyed the large and clean pool
  • Great Internet connectivity, according to some guests
Cons
  • Self parking is $22 plus tax and valet parking is $27 plus tax, per day
  • Some guests found their bathroom to be small
  • Club Floor rooms deemed not worth the extra charge by some guests
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All-suite property with full kitchens, located in the downtown business district
Location
In the heart of the business district, surrounded by high-rise office buildings, the Minto Hotel is an approximate 10-minute walk from Parliament Hill.
Pros
  • Many guests found their rooms clean and spacious
  • Several reviewers described the staff as friendly and attentive
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing nearby amenities
  • A few guests complimented the hotel for having free bike rentals
Cons
  • A few guests complained about unpleasant odours in their rooms
  • A few reviewers found the parking fees expensive
  • A couple of guests reported cleanliness inconsistencies

Tips For Staying Near Parliament Hill Ottawa

Location
Home to the current Parliament of Canada, Parliament Hill was once a military base located on the banks of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa. 

There are free guided tours offered to the public throughout the year. There are no tickets for these tours, which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9 am. 
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Parking
There is no public parking available at Parliament Hill, but guests are free to park in a number of municipal parking lots in the downtown core. Rates vary depending on the lot and time of year; visit the website for more information on lots and fees.
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Getting Around: Driving
The Trans-Canada Highway is an approximate 4-minute drive from The Hill, while the Macdonald-Cartier Airport (YOW) is a 20-minute drive away.
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Getting Around: Walking
Situated in downtown Ottawa, hotels and restaurants are all within walking distance of Parliament Hill. 

The Parliament complex consists of a number of buildings, including the centre block containing the senate and commons chambers, fronted by the Peace Tower and with the Library of Parliament closer to the river. The East and West blocks contain offices and administration spaces. 

Self-guided tours of the hill are encouraged and guests are free to roam around the space and admire the gothic-styled buildings. A free Discover the Hill Self-Guiding Booklet is available at the main information desk in centre block, as well as at the Capital Information Kiosk at 111 Albert Street. 

For those wishing to plan their day in advance, the Parliament of Canada website has a detailed visitors section outlining all of the available tours and details.
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Entertainment
Throughout the year, a number of events are held on The Hill that are open to guests. For seasonal and year-round events, visit their website. Typical events include the Carillon concerts, changing of the guard and a sound and light show.
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Dining
There are no restaurants located in Parliament Hill, but a number of fine-dining and fast-food restaurants can be found within a 5-minute walk of the grounds.
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