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Beacon Hill Motel

6.2 | Fair
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Motel-style property, 5-minute drive from Hwy 417

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi (in some rooms) and free parking
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean
  • A few guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the in-room climate control units noisy
  • A couple of reviewers thought that their rooms were small
Freebies
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated May 24, 2013
Overview
This property is situated among local businesses on a major thoroughfare, east of downtown Ottawa. Highway 417, which provides convenient access to attractions in the Ottawa area, is a 5-minute drive away. This hotel is well located for guests who are looking to explore the area by car. 

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include a TV, individual climate control, a phone and windows that open. Free Wi-Fi is available in some rooms and select rooms also include a mini-fridge and a microwave. Rooms are furnished with one or two double beds.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. This property does not offer an on-site restaurant or on-site recreational facilities. This is a motel-style property and all rooms are on ground level with direct room access from the parking lot.

Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a small convenience store and an Internet kiosk.

St. Laurent Shopping Centre is about 10 minutes away by car, while the University of Ottawa is about a 15-minute drive away. The Rideau Centre (downtown shopping mall), Confederation Park and access to the Rideau Canal are all about 16 minutes away by car. The National Gallery of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Byward Market (boutique shopping, restaurants, farmers' market and nightlife) are all about a 17-minute drive away. The Parliament Buildings are about 13 minutes away by car.

The Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is a 22-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps) 

Verified by a front desk agent on May 17, 2013: Smoking and non-smoking rooms, no pets.
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The Good
There were a limited number of recent reviews available for this property, among hotel review sites. However, among those reviews, many guests agreed that the staff were friendly and helpful. One reviewer said that "the family who own the place couldn't be nicer".

Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

Several reviewers found their rooms clean and well maintained, while a couple of other guests agreed that their rooms were generally comfortable, quiet and well equipped with microwaves and mini-fridges (which only some rooms feature).

A few guests found the location convenient for accessing the highway.
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this property, among the limited recent reviews available for this editorial. However, a couple of guests found the in-room climate control units noisy. A couple of other reviewers thought that their rooms were small.
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TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #41 out of 61 hotels in Ottawa, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 15 reviews.

Priceline.com gave this hotel an average score of 5.2 out of 10 and a ranking of 8 out of 9 hotels in Gloucester, based on 4 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 17, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
6.2
Fair
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57 / out of 63
hotels in Ottawa

Rated 6.2/10 based on 392 reviews

Ranked #57 out of 63 hotels in Ottawa

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Location
  • Gatineau Airport (9.1 km)
Map Marker Beacon Hill Motel
1668 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON