This hotel offers two bedroom, apartment-style suites with kitchenettes (microwave and refrigerator) and is well-suited for guests who are travelling in larger groups, or who seek accommodations suitable for extended stays.
This hotel houses students during the school year and rooms are available for rent from May-August. In all rooms guests can expect wired Internet and double beds. Pets are not allowed at this hotel.
There is no on-site restaurant, but guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily. There are restaurants within about a 5-minute drive from the hotel. On-site amenities include free parking, a gym, a movie lounge and an outdoor patio with BBQ.
This hotel is located about a 5-minute drive south of Highway 417. The University of Ottawa Campus is just over a 5-minute drive away. Downtown Ottawa (where attractions like Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and the Byward Market are located) is just under a 10-minute drive away. Air travellers should plan for about a 20-minute drive to MacDonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Confirmed with a front desk agent: wired Internet, parking, breakfast (call date: February 4, 2013).
Most of the reviews used for this analysis were favourable and guests really liked the price point and the size and layout of the rooms.
There was a sense from guests that they perceived good value for the price they paid for the room rate. Phrases like good value and inexpensive were reflective of guest sentiment.
A number of guests indicated that they were pleasantly surprised with how clean, spacious and well-equipped the rooms were. They were particularly pleased about the space afforded in the apartment-style layout, and liked the convenience of having separate bedrooms, a fridge and a microwave.
Location was a big draw for a number of guests, who felt that the hotel was located in a clean, safe neigbourhood. Guests also said that the downtown Ottawa area (including the Byward Market and Rideau Canal) was close by (less than a 10-minute drive or about a 30 to 40-minute walk for those who preferred to wander by foot).
Guests liked the convenience of having breakfast included with their room rate and said that the food was good.
The vast majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive and guest complaints were uncommon. There were a handful of guest criticisms that did not seem to be reflective of overall guest sentiment.
Some guests were not pleased that there was only wired Internet access in the rooms.
A couple of guests said that they had trouble with their air conditioning units and found their rooms to be excessively warm.
One guest said that the TVs were older and of poor quality.
guest reviewers rated this hotel 8.6 out of 10 based on 221 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.3 out of 5 based on 314 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #18 out of 44 Ottawa B&B and Inns.
The author called the hotel on February 4, 2013 to verify some information.