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Rideau Inn Ottawa

8.4 | Very Good
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4-min. drive from city centre, free continental breakfast, good rates, clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • The hotel was praised for central locale and proximity to shopping and restaurants
  • Many lodgers found the hotel's rates to be affordable and reasonable
  • Several guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported noise transfer during their stay
  • The hotel's breakfast selection was limited, with no hot items, according to a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 19, 2014
Overview
Located about a 3-minute drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp and about a 4-minute drive from Ottawa's city centre, the Rideau Inn Ottawa is suitable for travellers who prefer a centrally located bed and breakfast hotel with free Wi-Fi, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk and a shared or private bathroom with a hair dryer. Rooms with a kitchen and a dining area are also available, but wheelchair-accessible rooms are not.

Hotel amenities include a common kitchen and lounge, a dining area, a deck and a free continental breakfast. Public parking is available on-site for $9 per day and pets are not permitted.

The Rideau Centre offers shopping about a 5-minute drive from the hotel, while Parliament Hill can be found 4 minutes away by car. The University of Ottawa is roughly a 5-minute drive from the hotel and Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $9/night, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 9, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rates and rooms.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's location, finding it close to Byward Market, Parliament Hill, public transit, restaurants, bars, shopping and highway access. One patron noted, "Location was perfect, steps away from Elgin street in the city core, and walking distance to transit, great restaurants and shopping".

The hotel's rates were enjoyed by many lodgers. They described them as affordable, reasonable and great.

Several reviewers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, charming, spacious, quiet and cozy, with comfortable beds.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about noise transfer and the free breakfast.

Some guests complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms, creaky floorboards, noisy in-room air conditioning and plumbing noise.

A few reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as self-serve with no hot items and reported certain items not being as fresh as they would have liked.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.3 out of 10 from 53 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #24 of 55 Ottawa B&B and Inns with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 45 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 9, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
8.4
Very Good
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hotels in Ottawa

Rated 8.4/10 based on 68 reviews

Ranked #16 out of 63 hotels in Ottawa

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Map Marker Rideau Inn Ottawa
177 Frank Street, Ottawa, ON