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Sonder The O'Connor

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#2 of 8 limited service properties in Ottawa
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With the buzz of Centretown at your doorstep, your Ottawa story begins at The O’Connor. You can break a sweat in our 24/7 fitness center, or play arcade games in the game room. Each space features modern design, a fully equipped kitchen, and Roku for streaming. Across the street, the Canadian Museum of Nature offers a range of group activities (bug scavenger hunt, anyone?). And the Rideau Canal and skateway offers gorgeous scenery all year round. From vinyl record shops to historic Parliament buildings, there’s something here for every palate. Stay for a little or stay for a while — you’ll have everything you need at The O’Connor. Use the Sonder app to navigate your stay from start to finish. Check in. Request amenities. Connect to WiFi. Contact customer support. All via our small (but mighty) app. Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered. This Sonder has a front desk and our on-site team is available during business hours to ensure you have a better stay.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary tea
Game room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Centrally Located
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dzachrisson wrote a review Mar 2024
Guatemala City, Guatemala20 contributions40 helpful votes
The space was super comfortable and it had everything I needed for my stay. The bed was big which was great, I had a good night sleep! There were many many pillows which was super as I like to use a bunch of them. I enjoyed having a bath tub, it was a good way to finish the day and have a little self care. The kitchen was nicely equipped and having a dishwasher was super convenient to clean all the dishes. The location was great too, it was easy to come and go from restaurants and entertainment. It took me about 10 minutes by bus to go to the movie theatre and easy on the way back at almost midnight which was nice.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Gulielmus4 wrote a review Oct 2022
Prospect, Kentucky259 contributions147 helpful votes
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Amazing visit. From the beginning, everything was easy. We arrived early and stored our luggage. Then we got to our room and everything we needed was there. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. The common areas are clean, modern, and have lots of room. The same is true for the game and exercise rooms. It was an excellent experience and I will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Precious P wrote a review Nov 2023
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The apartment was very clean and in great condition. Kitchen and bathroom were well stocked. The rest of the building was also very well kept and maintained. The application was easy to use. Check-in and check-out was a breeze. I made use of the gym and the games room and the building has so many lounges. Theres also a laundry room, outdoor patio space and luggage storage. I liked the option of being able to request early and late check out through the app as well for an additional fee. Overall, a very comfortable and quiet stay. The hotel is in a great location and close to many eating places, shops. Only issue was the Roku TV remote was sometimes not responsive.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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SaskTraveller55 wrote a review Oct 2023
Saskatoon, Canada35 contributions25 helpful votes
I stayed in a studio room, it was very small and dark as I was on the main floor, which is partially underground. The layout of the room was not great as the 'workspace' was in front of the closet and there were no outlets for a laptop. As well there was no comfortable place to sit. The location was fairly decent, walkable to many restaurants and other amenities.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Zero counter space in the small kitchenette.
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Response from Sonder Team, Marketing at Sonder The O'Connor
Responded 7 Nov 2023
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback. While we do our best to accurately display all aspects of the space on our listing, we apologize if anything was unclear. Please reach out before booking your next stay, and we'd be happy to help you find the perfect place.
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Laura A wrote a review Oct 2023
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Great place to be comfortable and quiet during your stay at Ottawa. Everything was very clean, and you have everything you need. Closed to the center (30 min walk). Definitely it is a highly recommended place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Susan T wrote a review Sept 2023
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Our daughter is in her final year at the University of Ottawa so we are travelling to Ottawa quite a few times a year. We have stayed in various hotels in the area over the past four years but wish we knew about this place before now. Has everything you need from a coffee pot, dishes, dishwasher, washer and dryer…basically on and on. This place would be perfect if you are flying from some other country and don’t want to wait in line or deal with people after a long flight. Very quiet too….never heard or saw people. Tons of little rooms to have company, sit and do work or whatever. Walking distance to a grocery store or restaurants. Only negative was that parking was a little far if you had suitcases. We didn’t fit in the underground parking because we had a large vehicle but other than that no other negatives.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Laurence B wrote a review Sept 2023
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My souse made a reservation for a full week at the Sonder O'Connor to attend a training in Ottawa and a joined mid-week to see some friends in the area. The room was ok, ground floor, with a direct view to the street so a bit noisy. I woke up the 2nd night of my stay with a big bite on the arm, very itchy. I didn't think much of it as I'm used to get bitten by mosquitos and every flying bug enjoying blood. By the end of the day, the sting area was red and swollen and another bite I had not noticed on the leg was about the same. I was oviously having an allergic reaction and went to the pharmacy to get allergy relief medication. The following morning, several more bites, which turned red and swollen during the day. My spouse sent a message through the app and was asked to send pictures. Later we were told that someone would come and check, and got a final message saying that the bites did not look like bed bugs, thefore, nothing to worry about. I covered myself with deet lotion for the last night (it worked, I didn't get any more bites) and left the hotel early to head to the airport. My spouse complained and 6 days later, he got the average email from the management, saying that they apologize for the inconvenience, that the "rooms undergo rigorous inspections and preventive treatments regularly", that his "feedback is invaluable, and they are committed to making improvements" but no mention of any specific action to address the problem with that room. So I hope the next guests won't have the same experience. Six days after, with continuous oral treatment + cortisone ointment, I still have dark red or purple marks around some bites.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 8 Oct 2023
Hi Laurence, we take reports of bed bugs very seriously. Our team has completed a thorough inspection of the space and reported no bed bugs. If you have any questions, our team is available for you 24/7 via phone and email.
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Maps826243 wrote a review Sept 2023
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I really like all the services offered, the complete kitchen and the area. The beds are confortable and the rooms very quiet. Offers parcking service within the same building ($). Tthe gym has the equipment needed for a good training
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Mark A P wrote a review Sept 2023
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Very good and central location close to practically everything and everywhere. The place was impeccably clean and very well organised. The suites and very well equipped providing all modern amenities. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Great choice.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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deathracer wrote a review Aug 2023
Montreal, Canada2076 contributions355 helpful votes
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I stayed at the O'Connor on business for one week. I had previously stayed at this property when it was a Best Western and the current owners have done and pretty nice renovation (with exception of the windows). My company travel agency booked the hotel and luckily prior to check-in, I looked at an email form the property and noted a rather complicated signup procedure where I had to upload phot-ID. This process did not go smoothly at all and my driver's license from Quebec was not accepted and instead I needed to upload a scan of my passport, which I was not too comfortable doing. I spent over one hour with 2 different tech support people before being provided the login information required to be able to check-in upon arrival. The worst part, one of the phone numbers provided by tech support turned out to be a non-toll-free number and only weeks later noticed a $34 long distance charge by my cell phone provider. The room itself (1 BR apartment) was nicely decorated. What I liked + Room decor + Quite soundproof + Bed comfort + TV streaming options + Kitchen amenities Didn't like so much. - Couch very stylish but not that comfortable - Sign in bedroom that says there is a sound machine, but there was none - Air Con filter hanging loose - Windows looks old and dirty I'm not sure how this hotel would deal with noisy Neighbours as after hours, there are no staff then. After hours, this hotel is just like an apartment building. TIP: When going from the underground parking to the elevators, you need the access code - keep your cell phone handy (assuming you have one) in case you have any trouble and need to call Sonder staff in some other country :)
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Date of stay: June 2023
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£97 - £170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western plus victoria park hotel ottawa, best western ottawa, ottawa best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioOttawa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
123
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SONDER THE O'CONNOR - Updated 2024 Reviews (Ottawa, Canada)

Frequently Asked Questions about Sonder The O'Connor
Which popular attractions are close to Sonder The O'Connor?
Nearby attractions include Canadian Museum of Nature (0.1 miles), Yuk Yuk's (0.3 miles), and Beaded Dreams (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonder The O'Connor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Sonder The O'Connor?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sonder The O'Connor?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Sonder The O'Connor?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonder The O'Connor?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Whalesbone Oyster House, Town, and Pure Kitchen Elgin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sonder The O'Connor?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Sonder The O'Connor located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Ottawa.
Are there any historical sites close to Sonder The O'Connor?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parliament Hill and Buildings (0.9 miles), Rideau Hall (2.2 miles), and Laurier House National Historic Site (1.2 miles).