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Rideau Inn Ottawa

8.6 | Very Good | #17 out of 63 hotels in Ottawa
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Highly praised downtown Ottawa inn near Elgin St restaurants with rooftop deck

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, all-day coffee/tea, North America calls
  • Rooms were clean and quiet with comfortable beds
  • The location was an easy walk to restaurants and a healthy walk to downtown attractions
  • Staff were very warm, welcoming and helpful with local information
  • Breakfast was plentiful and varied
  • Guests found this inn affordable
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Parking costs $9 per day
  • Limited front desk hours (9 am to 5 pm)
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Review
Updated May 12, 2017
Overview
This hotel is located in downtown Ottawa surrounded by restaurants and a 2-minute walk from the bus stop. The Canadian Museum of Nature is 5 minutes’ walk and Parliament Hill is 20 minutes away on foot.

The inn offers 6 smoke-free and pet-free rooms on 4 levels (including basement) with no elevator

The inn does not accommodate children under the age of 12.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, free toiletries, climate control and a shared or private bathroom.

Some rooms include a sofabed, 1 or 2 separate bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, a dining table and a park view.

Rooms are furnished with 1 queen bed or 1 king/2 twin beds.  

Parking is available on site for $9 per day by reservation only (call after booking). There are only 3 spots available.

A free all-day hot beverage bar offers coffee and tea.

Free self-serve continental breakfast is available daily from 6:30 am to 10 am.

There is no restaurant on site but guests will find many restaurants and bars on Elgin Street, a 1-minute walk from the inn.

Hotel amenities include a business centre (with free North America calls), a common kitchen, a common dining area, a common living room with TV, a library and a large sun deck off the 3rd floor.

Guests should note that the inn operates on limited front desk hours, from 9 am to 5 pm.

What’s nearby? Rideau Centre offers mall shopping 18 minutes away on foot. Carleton University is 9 minutes’ drive. The Byward Market and National Gallery of Canada are a 9-minute drive or 26 minutes away on foot. National Arts Centre and the University of Ottawa are both 5 minutes away by car or a 15-minute walk. Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is a 15-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by the hotel on Apr 30, 2017: breakfast hours and front desk hours

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The Good
Guests had pleasant and relaxing stays in this charming inn.

Rooms were very clean, cozy, and quiet with comfortable beds.

The location was an easy walk to Ottawa attractions, U of O, National Art Centre, shopping and Elgin Street restaurants.

Staff were described as warm and welcoming, friendly and helpful. They were helpful with area information.

Breakfast was plentiful and enjoyed for its variety.

Some thought this inn was well priced and affordable.

Guests also liked: mixing with other guests, park views from the room and cheap parking available at City Hall.

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The Bad
Some guests offered negative feedback.

Recent room complaints were: room was small, shower stall was small, and pillows were uncomfortable.

Guests who could not park on site had to find parking in a public lot or work around the limited hours of free street parking.

Noise affected guests on a rare occasion. One recent guest found the wooden floors noisy and a couple of reviewers mentioned hearing outdoor foot traffic from people leaving the nearby bars/restaurants at night.

Other comments found were: parking lot was icy, stairs to basement room were narrow, and staff were not on hand 24 hours per day.

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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked the hotel #9 out of 53 Ottawa B&B’s with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 44 reviews.

Expedia.ca rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Booking.com rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 278 reviews.

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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.6 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
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17 / out of 63
hotels in Ottawa

The average guest rating for Rideau Inn Ottawa is 8.6 out of 10 based on 139 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Rideau Inn Ottawa at #17 out of 63 hotels in Ottawa.

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