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Rideau Heights Inn

7.4 | Good | #40 out of 63 hotels in Ottawa
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Good value Ottawa airport motel 9 min to YOW with free: parking, light breakfast & Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, basic breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and quiet with comfortable beds
  • The location offered easy access to major routes, the airport and restaurants, groceries, and a gas station by car
  • Staff were courteous, friendly, helpful
  • Breakfast was very simple but appreciated by many
  • Guests found this motel affordable
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • No elevator to second floor
  • Some complained of noise from AC units
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Apr 29, 2017
Overview
This motel-style property offers a comfortable budget stay, 18 minutes south of downtown Ottawa, and a 9-minute drive from the Ottawa International Airport (YOW).

The inn has 36 smoke-free rooms on 2 levels with no elevator.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 40” flat screen HDTV with cable, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk with lamp, a hair dryer, and climate control. (Iron and ironing board is available upon request from the front desk.)

Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed.

Room extras include a sofabed and drive-up access.

Free parking is available on site for cars and oversize vehicles.

Extended parking is available at no extra charge for the first week and $5 per day thereafter.

Pets are welcome for $20, per pet, per day.

A free basic continental breakfast (coffee, tea, cereal, muffins) is served daily from 6 am to 11 am.

There is no restaurant on site but guests will find area restaurants within a 17-minute walk on Hunt Club Road including Moxie’s Grill & Bar.

Hotel amenities include a 24-hour front desk, ice/vending machines, free newspapers and outdoor seating in a park-like setting.

EY Centre and Nepean Sportsplex are each a 7-minute drive away. Rideau Centre offers mall shopping 15 minutes away by car. Carleton University is 9 minutes’ drive. Downtown Ottawa, including Parliament Hill, the Byward Market, National Gallery of Canada, National Arts Centre and the University of Ottawa, are all about 17 minutes away by car. Canadian Tire Centre, home of NHL Ottawa Senators, is a 21-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by the hotel on Apr 28, 2017: pet fees, extended parking rates, front desk is open 24 hours and there is free local calls

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The Good
Guests typically enjoyed their stay.

Rooms were clean and spacious with comfortable beds, new TVs with good cable and picture quality. Many liked the drive-up rooms.

The location offered easy access to major routes, the airport and restaurants, groceries, gas station by car.

Staff were described as courteous, friendly, helpful.

Breakfast was very basic but appreciated for being free and some liked the fresh muffins.

Some found the hotel well priced and affordable.

Guests also liked: a grassy area on site for walking the dog and the gardens and trees surrounding the motel.

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The Bad
Some guests offered negative feedback.

Recent room complaints were: uncomfortable sofabed, no iron and ironing board found in the room, not many electrical outlets, a slippery bedspread, pillows needed to be updated, and bed was too soft.

Noise affected guests on occasion. They complained about loud AC units and guests walking/showering in the room overhead.

Other comments found were: breakfast lacked variety and was too basic.


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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked the hotel #37 out of 67 Ottawa hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 193 reviews.

Expedia.ca rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 from 182 reviews.

Booking.com rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 501 reviews.



Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
7.4 / out of 10
"Good"
Ranked by Guests
#
40 / out of 63
hotels in Ottawa

The average guest rating for Rideau Heights Inn is 7.4 out of 10 based on 589 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Rideau Heights Inn at #40 out of 63 hotels in Ottawa.

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Map Marker Rideau Heights Inn
72 Rideau Heights Drive, Ottawa, ON