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The Business Inn & Suites

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice hotel, with spacious accommodations. The first time we stayed, we had a mini-suite. The layout wasn't quite right but it did have space. The second time, we stayed in a one-bedroom, which was basically an apartment with a small balcony. There was underground parking available but it it was full the first 2 nights we were...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location Walking distance to different places The hotel includes breaksfast which is great !! The rooms are really big, and they have kitchen in it. The staff is cool, but the best part is that there is a pub/restaurant next to the hotel.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Girlfriend and I stayed for one night here and our room got upgraded to a business suite! The unit was gigantic and we really appreciated the commercial gesture. I would definitely recommend it. Cheers

1Thank Jeremy C
Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, 3 month old son and I just returned from this hotel yesterday after staying with them for one night. The staff is friendly and helpful, the hotel clean and the rooms are very nice. This place used to be apartments so the room sizes are pretty good- we stayed in a 'Signature Suite' that was a one bedroom...

2Thank stephanie016301
Moose Jaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have traveled extensively and I must say that where I never have given a high rating than a 9.5 here I must in honesty rate this Business Inn at a 10.5 or higher. The service great, rooms impeccable and the lobbies sparkling clean at all times, Center to all amenities one could not possibly find a greater place to...

1Thank Jdusel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I come to this hotel, I feel like home. The staff are really nice and helpful, and I feel I have enough freedom to move around and to have some guests. Breakfast isn't great, but complementary to the full equipped kitchen I have in my suit.

1Thank christian a
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here Dec 4 to 8, 2016, and really enjoyed my stay. The room was very clean and well appointed. And quiet even with my room facing Elgin. The staff were friendly and the good choice of food for breakfast was a nice bonus for such an affordable place. I could take the bus to anyplace I wanted to...

1Thank Lisalator
manchester england
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Ok so the decor may not be to everyone's taste and some things look a little tired BUT everything about this hotel counters that. Staff , brilliant and without exception everyone encountered was so friendly and helped with whatever was asked . Room very clean , comfortable and ticked every box for us . Breakfast was great and the little...

1Thank mikazg
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Just returned from a weekend away in Ottawa. Stayed at the Business Inn and Suites and I found this hotel perfect for my stay in Ottawa. This is my 3rd visit to the Business Inn and Suites. The hotel is situated close to many restaurants, you can walk to both the Parliament Buildings and Byward Market. I found all the...

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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

It's an apartment building turn into an inn. It smells really and the staff is not polite or normal at all, moreover they are rude. The price for their parking is so expensive and the parking lot of the building in the garage, obviously, it smells like a garage can. The floor is extremely bad and unbalanced. The room even...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spread your paperwork over large desk tables, relax on the comfortable living room sofas and wake up refreshed in a king size bed. If your family is traveling on business with you, our spacious suites feature fully equipped kitchens and household amenities to satisfy their needs as well. Located at the central hot-spot of Ottawa. Locals and visitors enjoy dinner, dancing and live music. 24 hour diners, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and the ByWard Market are within walking distance, making The Business Inn the perfect location when staying in Ottawa! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Business Inn & Suites

Address: 180 Maclaren St | at Elgin, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0L3, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: £67 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Business Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 156
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Also Known As:
The Business Hotel Ottawa
Business Hotel Ottawa
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Ottawa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#3 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#5 Family Hotel in Ottawa
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“Tell them your requirements and you will not be disappointed”
 of 5 bubbles Jdusel, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I think the north side would be quieter”
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“Economy Rooms have the best value.”
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“Opt for the Signature Suite”
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“Choose a room facing Elgin St if you want to access the Pokestop.”
 of 5 bubbles Wai_and_Mark, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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