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Ramada Ottawa On The Rideau

7.1 | Good | #50 out of 63 hotels in Ottawa

South Ottawa hotel 7 minutes to YOW with free shuttle, outdoor pool, restaurant & lounge

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, updated and comfortable
  • The location offered easy access to major routes, the airport and restaurants by car
  • Staff were accommodating, friendly and helpful
  • Restaurant meals and breakfast were often enjoyed by guests
  • Airport shuttle service was prompt and helpful
  • Guests often loved the quiet area near the river and trees
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
  • No elevator access to some rooms
  • A few guests found their rooms and bathrooms small
  • Some complained of noise from planes overhead and guests in nearby rooms
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Feb 22, 2018
This property is located 20 minutes south of downtown Ottawa, and a 7-minute drive from the Ottawa International Airport (YOW).

The hotel has 87 smoke-free rooms over 3 buildings that have 2 or 4 levels with outside corridors. The 2-storey buildings have stair access only and the building with 4 levels has an elevator to access the higher floors.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen HDTV with cable, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk with ergonomic chair, a safe, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, climate control and a private balcony.

Some rooms include a sofabed, a separate bedroom, a living room, a kitchenette (full-size fridge, stovetop, microwave), a dining table, a jetted tub and views of the Rideau River. Accessible rooms are available.

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

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

Extended parking is available for $7 per day or $30 per week.

A free airport shuttle operates on demand and is available weekdays from 6 am to 10 pm and weekends from 8 am to 5 pm.

Pets are welcome (2 less than 45 kg together) for $25, per pet, per day.

A free continental breakfast with hard-boiled eggs and fresh waffles is served daily from 7 am to 10 am. Guests can also upgrade to a cooked breakfast at the on-site restaurant for $6 per person.

Restaurant on site: River Lounge Restaurant & Bar is located in a separate building along with the front desk. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Patio dining is offered in the warmer months. Room service is not offered but guests can get take out.

Off-site restaurants: Guests will also find restaurants within a 17-minute walk on Hunt Club Road and a Tim Hortons next door, a 1-minute walk.

Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, a seasonal outdoor skating rink, canoe/kayak rentals, an outside dock on the river, a children’s play area, a fire pit, cold storage, a business centre, a guest laundry, a 24-hour front desk, ice/vending machines, an ATM, and meeting rooms.

What’s nearby? The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club is 6 minutes away by car, while the Nepean Sportsplex is a 7-minute drive away. Algonquin College and Carleton University are both 12 minutes away by car. Downtown Ottawa, including Parliament Hill, the ByWard Market, National Gallery of Canada, National Arts Centre and the University of Ottawa, are all about 23 minutes away by car. Canadian Tire Centre, home of NHL Ottawa Senators, is a 26-minute drive away. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by the hotel on Apr 28, 2017: all rooms have a safe and a desk, one building has an elevator, shuttle and extended parking details

The Good
Guests typically enjoyed their stay and found the property charming with quality renovations.

Rooms were very clean, spacious and well kept with modern bedding, and good AC/heating. Some overlooked the river in a quiet setting.

The location offered easy access to major routes, the airport and restaurants by car. Tim Hortons was next door.

Staff were described as accommodating, polite, honest, very friendly and helpful.

Guests often enjoyed dining on site. This included meals and hot breakfasts at the restaurant as well as a free continental breakfast or breakfast bags to go. The lobby bar and restaurant had nice décor.

Guests appreciated the free shuttle and described it as timely with a helpful driver.

Some found the hotel well priced and affordable.

Guests also liked: a good playground for kids, the jetted tub in the king suite, river views from guest room balconies, and the sliding doors in main floor rooms for taking out pets. Guests also said that when it snowed the hotel was quick to clear the driveway and make the walk ways safe.

The Bad
Some guests offered negative feedback.

Recent room complaints were: room and bathroom were small, mattress was a little hard/too soft, uncomfortable sofabed, pillows too thick, sheets smelled like bleach and TV reception was poor with no HD channels.

Noise affected guests on occasion. They could hear planes overhead, footsteps in rooms overhead, sounds from rooms next door and some found the bathroom fan or heater loud.

Other comments found were: fluorescent lights gave the guest room an unappealing ambiance, not enough gluten-free options at breakfast, and the public hot tub jets were too powerful.

Show Sources
Booking.com rated the hotel 8 out of 10 from 307 reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked the hotel #32 out of 67 Ottawa hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 276 reviews.

Expedia.ca rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 from 699 reviews.

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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
7.1 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
50 / out of 63
hotels in Ottawa

The average guest rating for Ramada Ottawa On The Rideau is 7.1 out of 10 based on 1669 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Ramada Ottawa On The Rideau at #50 out of 63 hotels in Ottawa.

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2259 Prince Of Wales Drive, Ottawa, ON