Editor's Top 9 Picks

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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
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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 ~$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
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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 ~$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

8 Other Hotels Close to Parliament Hill Ottawa

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Book from ~$175 CAD
Blocks from the National Arts Centre, guests liked the location of this hotel
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
Location
Surrounded by high-rise office buildings in downtown Ottawa, this Sheraton is an 8-minute walk from Parliament Hill.
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Book from ~$116 CAD
Clean but dated downtown Ottawa hotel with restaurant and free Wi-Fi but awkward parking 
Pros
  • Free wireless Internet, free daily newspaper, and free document printing in the on-site business centre
  • Many reviewers agreed that the hotel offered good value for the location and services offered
  • Many guests complimented the size and cleanliness of their rooms
  • Many guests found the location of this hotel convenient for accessing various tourist attractions on foot
Cons
  • Parking is $15 per day
  • Many guests thought the hotel was in need of upgrades
  • Guests complained of having to leave their car keys at front desk to allow cars to be moved due to tight parking space
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Book from ~$174 CAD
Popular luxury boutique hotel in ideal downtown Ottawa location with comfy beds & free Wi-Fi
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
Location
Within walking distance of a number of attractions, the Arc Hotel in Downtown Ottawa is a 6-minute walk from Parliament Hill.
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Book from ~$287 CAD
Popular downtown Ottawa hotel on Sparks St with indoor pool, restaurant & pet-friendly rooms
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, pets stay free
  • Guests enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • There was good dining and room service on site
  • Guests were pleased with the pool, fitness area and games rooms for teens and kids
  • Location was ideal to Sparks Street and in walking distance of Parliament Hill, Rideau Centre and Byward Market
  • Wi-Fi rated as excellent in online surveys
  • Staff were nothing short of 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 of the hotel
Location
Surrounded by office buildings, but within walking distance of the Supreme Court, this Marriot is an approximate 7-minute walk from Parliament Hill.
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Book from ~$162 CAD
Well-liked downtown Ottawa hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and suites with kitchenette
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guests liked the unique decor
  • Guests commented on clean, spacious rooms
  • Guests found the location convenient to restaurants, shopping and downtown attractions
  • Guests found the indoor pool and fitness centre to be well maintained and add value to their stays
  • Staff were very friendly and helpful according to guests
Cons
  • Parking is $23.90 per day including tax
  • Guests found the parking situation awkward and inconvenient
  • Some guests found their rooms to be noisy and lacking natural light
Location
This boutique hotel in downtown Ottawa is a 6-minute walk from the Parliament Buildings.
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Book from ~$216 CAD
This downtown hotel has an indoor playground that is popular with families
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
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.
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Book from ~$164 CAD
Popular and pet-friendly downtown Ottawa hotel with modern decor, restaurant & indoor pool
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
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.
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All-suite property with full kitchens, located in the downtown business district
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
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.

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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