Located on the campus of Algonquin College, these residence-style accommodations that house students during the school year are offered to the public during the summer months (mid-May through mid-August). This hotel is well-suited for travellers who seek basic rooms and kitchen facilities, generally at a lower price compared to other area hotels.
Rooms are set up in apartment-style suites, each with two bedrooms and a bathroom. The suites include full kitchen facilities (full-sized fridge, stove and microwave). Wired Internet access is provided free of charge.
There are restaurants, coffee shops and bars on site at Algonquin College as well as a number of restaurants within a 5-minute walk. On-site amenities include free parking, a gym, a games room and laundry facilities.
This hotel is under a 5-minute drive to Highway 417. Shopping is nearby at College Square (big box store strip mall), about a 5-minute walk away. The Nepean Sportsplex (multi-ice surfaces, gyms, halls, a track, running/hiking trails and a large pool) is under a 10-minute drive away. Downtown Ottawa (where attractions like Parliament Hill, Byward Market and the Rideau Canal are located) is just over a 15-minute drive away. Air travellers should budget about a 20-minute drive to travel between the hotel and MacDonald Cartier Airport (YOW). (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Most of the reviews used for this analysis were critical, but guests did have a few complimentary comments. They most appreciated this hotel's price point.
A number of guests were drawn by the room rate for these accommodations.They were pleased with the price point, and felt that they received good value for what they paid.
Guests appreciated having facilities in their rooms and/or on site to cook their own food. They liked the kitchen facilities in their room as well as the on-site BBQ area.
Some reviewers felt this hotel was in convenient proximity to shopping, restaurants and Highway 417.
Most of the reviews used for this analysis were less than favourable and guests complained commonly about noise and the appearance of the rooms.
The rooms were not overly clean, according to guests. Housekeeping frequently did not appear until late in the day. Guests commented on disrepair in the rooms, including broken blinds and furniture.
A number of guests complained about noise disturbance, particularly from noisy guests in the hallways and in adjacent rooms.
Guests described the rooms as sparse and said that linens were low-quality. Mattresses were thin. They suggested bringing things like towels and pillows from home to increase the level of comfort.
A few guests found the lack of some in-room amenities (i.e. toiletries, Wi-Fi) to be an inconvenience.
The parking lot was a distance from the hotel, which some guests found a challenge when carrying luggage.
guest reviewers ranked this hotel #54 out of 62 Ottawa hotels based on 16 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.1 out of 10 based on 239 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3 out of 5 based on 28 reviews.