Located just up the road from Scotiabank Place (just over a 5-minute drive) this hotel is often used by guests attending concerts, events or hockey games at the venue.
Each of the 152 rooms have free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a 32" LCD TV, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Standard rooms have the choice between queen or double beds. Suites are available with a king or a queen bed. Some have jetted tubs. Pets are not allowed at this hotel.
Guests can dine on site at Graffiti’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are also a large selection of restaurants and bars within a 5-minute walk of the hotel. On-site amenities include free parking, an indoor pool, a hot tub and a gym.
About a 5-minute drive from the nearest Highway 417 interchange, this hotel is located at the east end of Centrum Shopping Centre (a large collection of big box stores, smaller chains, local merchants and restaurants). Within Centrum is Empire Theatres, a 24-screen multiplex. Downtown Ottawa (where the Byward Market, Rideau Canal and Parliament Hill are located) is about a 20-minute drive away.
Air travellers should plan for just under a 30-minute drive to travel between the hotel and MacDonald Cartier Airport (YOW). (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi and parking (call date: January 23, 2013).
Based on the reviews used for this analysis guests had a positive experience staying at this hotel. They liked the level of cleanliness in the rooms and the customer service.
Guests praised the cleanliness and general appearance of the common areas and of the rooms. Rooms had a newly renovated appearance, according to guests, and had a modern, welcoming decor. Rooms were well-kept, bright and fresh smelling.
Staff received numerous favourable comments from guests, who commonly described them as helpful, accommodating warm and friendly.
Guests enjoyed the pool and the hot tub area and said it was clean and well-maintained. Guests described the gym as clean with a good selection of equipment.
Location was a big draw for a number of guests who appreciated the hotel's proximity to shopping and restaurants at Centrum (the hotel is located at the east end of the outdoor shopping complex). Guests also felt that the hotel was conveniently close to Scotiabank Place and to Highway 417 (both just over a 5-minute drive away).
A number of guests appreciated the selection and the quality of the food offered at the on-site restaurant.
The vast majority of guest comments used for this analysis were full of praise. There were a handful of complaints that were isolated and seemingly not reflective of overall guest impression.
A number of guests complained of noise disturbance from noisy guests in adjacent rooms and in the hallways. Guests found the noise to be particularly problematic coming through the door areas between adjoining rooms. A few guests also complained of traffic noise from the nearby Highway 417.
A couple of guests said that their beds were small, while a handful of other guests felt that the room rate was expensive.
guest reviewers ranked this hotel #1 out of 4 Kanata hotels.
Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 9.7 out of 10 based on 14 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 23, 2013 to verify some information.