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The Business Inn & Suites
Ranked #9 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Apartment style rooms”
Reviewed 30 September 2011

This hotel offers large apartment size rooms with kitchenette, a livingroom with leather couches (one pullout), dining room and a balcony. Located just a 10 minute walk from the parliament buildings and downtown shops and the market and right across from Yuk Yuks Comedy Club. The connected pub/restaurant offers excellent pizza and other faire - room service too! The rates are also great!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Stayed in a signature suite with my daughter, she was very happy to have the sofa bed which gave her her own space. The bed was very very comfortable. In fact I usually don't sleep well in hotels so I never set the alarm and I actually slept in. I agree with other reviews as this isn't a 5 star luxury hotel but its a 5 star in every other aspect, for service, cleanliness,
amenities of computer, printer etc. Large screen TV (although I had a bit of a time operating the 3 remotes, had to have my daughter fix the bedroom TV a couple times when I pressed a wrong button). The hotel is in a good area, but a bit of a distance from the touristy feel of Parliament buildings etc but an easy walk. Lots of restaraunts nearby. My room requests were accomodated beyond expectation. Breakfast a very nice touch. Great value for money staying here. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

Stayed at the Business Inn for a short stay, with my husband. Room was very spacious, well furnished, neat and clean. Room had a PC and a printer in the room along with a business desk - this was useful for the occasional internet search that we needed to do to find places in Ottawa. Bed was large, and very comfortable. Kitchen was neat and clean with a complete set of dishes, pots and pans. Lots of clean towels in the bathroom, and good room service. Breakfast was available at 7 am with a good choice of bagels, french toast, waffles, cereals, fresh fruit. Very prompt service at the front desk.
Amazing value - would stay there whenever I need to visit Ottawa.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2011

The hotel doesn't, in my opinion, match up to the 5 star ratings some have given it, but it's reasonable value for money given its excellent location. Good points: it's very well placed for Ottawa (which we thought was a lovely city); the staff were pretty good; the rooms are large and there are balconies. Not so good: it does show its age, although the main rooms have been renovated reasonably well; the breakfast was very basic.

I'd recommend it on a value-for-money basis. Just don't expect the Ritz.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

What a joy when we stepped into our room and had a full suite with PC, desk, printer, full kitchen, huge TV and furniture! Is designed for business people but we sure were comfortable. Reasonable price (even with the enforced parking prices - do factor this in!) $11 +. We also received a deluxe breakfast - one of the better breakfasts we've had on our trip. Location is good only 1km from center. Room was impeccable. Highly recommend. Gym very good too.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

Very pleased. They've thought of it all. Room came equipped with everything you need and more (computer - with internet and printer, balcony overlooking Elgin St, king size bed - one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in, full kitchen - fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans, soap, dish towels etc., and 2 big screen TVs with satellite). Hotel is lacking somewhat in the style department (a bit out of date) but I'll take spacious and cleanliness at a good price over style any day.

Only issue are the elevators - they are small, slow, and stuffy. No big deal really when you consider everything else you are getting and for such a great price. I'll be back for my next trip.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Guelph
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2011

We have stayed at the Business Inn at least 5 times over the past few years, and have alsways enjoyed it: conveniently located, spacious rooms. Each time we stayed there we noted that there was ALWAYS one elevator of the two available out of order, which made trips up and down very slow. On this visit it appeared that both were working, but alas, that was not the case. On our way to what would have been a special lunch on our last day in Ottawa, we spent 1 3/4 hours in the elevator! In the intercom conversations with the front desk, it did not seem that they were as concerned as they should have been in contacting the elevator company, which took SO long to arrive to extract us. It was a holiday weekend.
We will regretfully never stay there again. Have you ever spent 1 3/4 hours in a stuffy elevator? It is scary!
Considering the history of poor elevator service, the management of the hotel is irresponsible.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Business Inn & Suites
Address: 180 Maclaren St | at Elgin, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0L3, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ottawa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#3 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#5 Family Hotel in Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Business Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 156
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 
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