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The National Hotel and Suites Ottawa

The National Hotel and Suites Ottawa is a 3 star hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 361 Queen Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Estimated Price
$151
CAD
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Guests liked the waterslide at this downtown hotel
Pros 
  • Free Wi FI
  • Convenient to shops, sights and restaurants, according to guests
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
  • Guests thought the staff were friendly
Cons 
  • Parking lot tight, according to a few guests
  • A few guests felt the decor was dated

Other Hotels in the Area
Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill (0.1 km)
Delta Ottawa City Centre (0.1 km)
Albert at Bay Suite Hotel (0.2 km)
Ottawa Marriott Hotel (0.2 km)
Travelodge Ottawa Downtown (0.3 km)
Minto Suite Hotel (0.4 km)
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (0.7 km)
ARC The Hotel (0.7 km)
Capital Hill Hotel & Suites (0.9 km)
Hotel Indigo (0.9 km)
Residence Inn Ottawa Downtown (0.9 km)
The Bostonian Executive Suites (0.9 km)

This Hotel is in...
Downtown Ottawa

This Hotel is Near...
ByWard Market, Ottawa (1.2 km)
Canadian War Museum (0.9 km)
Carleton University (3.9 km)
Casino du Lac Leamy (3.8 km)
Gatineau Airport (15.9 km)
Gatineau Park (13.6 km)
National Gallery of Canada (1.3 km)
Nepean Sportsplex (10.8 km)
Ottawa Convention Centre (1.3 km)
Ottawa General Hospital (5.0 km)
Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus (3.2 km)
Parliament Hill Ottawa (0.7 km)
Rideau Canal (2.6 km)
Rideau Carleton Raceway (15.7 km)
Rideau Centre (1.2 km)
University of Ottawa (2.0 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Jul 4, 2012
Overview
Located on Queen Street, near the core of the downtown Ottawa area and business district, this hotel (formerly the Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites), offers travellers accomodation within short walking distance (under 15 minutes) to a cluster of key Ottawa attractions, including Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal. On-site amenities include an indoor heated pool with a waterslide, a gym and a jacuzzi.

There are a few different room options for guests to choose from, including Standard rooms, more spacious Suites with either one or two bedrooms and kitchenettes, or Summit Studios & Suites. Guests in the Summit rooms have access to the Summit Club Lounge, where snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are served. Guests of all rooms will have WI FI, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, and iron and an ironing board in their rooms. Guests can park their cars on site for $19.50/night, and are allowed to bring pets for $35/stay.

Guests will not have to wander far from this hotel to find a host of dining options, but if they choose to dine on site, there are a few restaurants located in this hotel. Mystique Cafe and Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, and is open Monday-Friday from 6:30am-1:30pm and Saturday-Sunday from 6:30am-1:30pm. Sparks Lounge serves drinks, lunch and dinner, and is open Monday-Saturday from 11:00am-1:00am, Sunday from 11:00am-11:00pm. The Capital Dining Room serves lunch Tuesday-Friday from 12:00pm-2:00pm and dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 5:30pm-10:00pm.

Guests wanting to wander the city by foot have a few options within walking distance, including the Byward Market and the National Arts Centre, which are around a 20-25 minute walk away. The Musuem of Civilization is a 4 minute drive over the Portage Bridge into Gatineau, Quebec. Guests travelling to and from MacDonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) should expect about a 23 minute drive to travel the 14.7km between the two (distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps).

Check-in is at 3:00pm, while check-out is at 11:00am.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: WI FI and parking (call date: July 3, 2012).
The Good
For guests who had a positive experience at this hotel, much of what enhanced their stay could be attributed to location and to high levels of customer service.

Guests generally received good service from staff. A few guests said that staff went out of their way to answer questions and to make suggestions. Guests used words like "friendly", "accomodating" and "responsive" to describe them.

Reviewers liked the location of this hotel, saying that is was conveniently located to a number of attractions, offices and restaurants. A number of guests said that they felt that they had received good value for the price paid, given that other hotels in a similar location were more expensive.

Several guests said that the rooms were well-equipped, clean and comfortable. Guests indicated that the common areas of the hotel were clean as well, particularly the gym and pool area.

There were a few peripheral comments on comfy beds and from guests who enjoyed the pool and the waterslide.

The Bad
While many of the comments used for this analysis were positive, there were a few common threads among the complaints, including tired looking decor, and some issues surrounding parking.

Decor was ageing at this hotel, and several guests indicated that updates were in order. They referred specifically to furniture, to old TV's and to linens. One guest said the rooms were "drab".

A few guests had problems with the on site parking, saying that spaces were tight, and that the ceiling provided exceptionally low clearance. One guest could not clear the ceiling and had to use street parking, which he said was an expensive option. A few guests felt that the on-site parking fee was expensive. 

There were a few additional complaints centring on things like expensive room service and lack of some items in the kitchens that would have been useful (dishtowels, dish soap).
Confirmed with a front desk agent: WI FI and parking (call date: July 3, 2012).

TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #33 out of 62 Ottawa hotels, based on 174 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.9 out of 5, or "good", based on 89 reviews.

Booking.com guest revierwers rated this hotel 8.2 out of 10, or "very good", based on 101 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.


Guest Reviews

7.3
Good

#43 out of 60
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Rating: 7.3 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 631
Guest Recommended: Yes
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The National Hotel and Suites Ottawa is #43 out of 60 hotels in Ottawa ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
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Maria from T, ON CA rated The National Hotel and Suites Ottawa 8 out of 10 on August 13, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Ivar from Thornhill, ON CA rated The National Hotel and Suites Ottawa 2 out of 10 on December 26, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Donald from Chicoutimi, QC CA rated The National Hotel and Suites Ottawa 10 out of 10 on December 29, 2003 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Hotel Address: 361 Queen Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Overview & Amenities


The National Hotel and Suites Ottawa

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Concierge
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • In Room Movies
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Ballroom
  • Meeting Coordinator
  • Full-service catering
  • Ceremonies
  • Custom event planning available
  • Exhibit Space
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Pool Indoor
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop

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Nearby Cities
Hull (5.0 km)
Aylmer (7.3 km)
Gatineau (8.6 km)
Ottawa (21.3 km)
Wakefield (31.9 km)

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