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Planning 4 day conference in Ottawa area

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Planning 4 day conference in Ottawa area

I am planning a 4 day training workshop in the Ottawa area. My participants will be coming from Ottawa and the entire area. They have asked for a hotel location that is not too difficult to drive at 7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Our training will be Friday to Monday inclusive in April. I am looking at Bells Corners, Nepean and the airport hotels. any advice as to hotels to avoid or areas that are easier to access by car? I do not know the area and will come personally to check out hotels but would love some advice as to where to start. Thanks!

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1. Re: Planning 4 day conference in Ottawa area

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2. Re: Planning 4 day conference in Ottawa area

For the convenience of the Ottawa participants, I`d suggest looking at the airport options first. Nobody from the east side of Ottawa will thank you for making them drive cross town to Bell`s Corners. The airport is reasonable for both east and west enders.

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3. Re: Planning 4 day conference in Ottawa area

In the south end near the airport you could look at Southway Hotel (previously Southway Inn). They have very good conference facilities as well as good parking and eateries in the area.

Other options are the Hilton Garden Inn, right at the airport, Hampton Inn off Riverside drive, and Days Inn (though I don't know if their meeting space would accommodate your needs) on Hunt Club road near the airport.

I would not think that Bells corners would be a good option and some of the hotels in Nepean such as Macy's and the Travelodge have had road work being done in front of them continuously for 2 years now and currently there is a bridge replacement being done right in that area which is still months of work. It is unpredictable whether or not those roads on Carling Ave will be ripped up AGAIN. I drive this almost every day and it is a real pain.

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4. Re: Planning 4 day conference in Ottawa area

It depends who is worried enough about the commute to ask for a good location. Do they live in the west or the east? I live southwest of Ottawa and I would much rather head to Kanata or Bells Corners than have to fight my way to the airport during rush hour.

If you are worried about making people happy with location, you should contact them and see where they live and then come back let us know the numbers. That being said, it's only two days (the Friday and Monday) and locals are used to the traffic.

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