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The Business Inn & Suites
Ranked #8 of 68 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 September 2012

I found this gem a few years ago, I never stay anywhere else.
The rooms all come with a computer/printers, Free WiFi, full kitchen, dining table, nice big flat screen TV with full digital cable service, DVD players, large balconies and very comfortable beds.
you can enjoy a free hot or cold breakfast in the mornings, if you are on the run in the morning they have to go bags.
The location is fantastic! it is a 10 minute walk or a 6 dollar cab ride to the market. 5 mins walk to the Parliament. Lots of great bars and restaurants within walking distance.
The staff is great, they are always super helpful.

I just love this hotel!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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travel4inn, Public Relations Manager at The Business Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2013

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Reviewed 9 September 2012

We stayed 5 nights and found this hotel very quiet and comfortable and very clean. It had everything we needed and more. Plenty of places to eat nearby and only 10 minutes walk along the Rideau Canal to centre of Ottawa. The staff were very pleasant and friendly. Breakfast was great and plenty of choice - the breakfast room was quite small but no problem just taking it along to our room where we had plenty of space to eat. Would certainly stay there again next time we visit Ottawa and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to friends.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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travel4inn, Public Relations Manager at The Business Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2013

Dear ColchesterEssextwo,

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Reviewed 5 September 2012

Enjoyed our stay there Labour Day weekend. Easy walk to the main sights. Several restaurants, pubs, a gas station, a Shopper's drug mart and lots of other retail/convenience stores around the corner. The room had a full kitchen, all the usual ammenities plus extras including computer and printer, DVD player, air purifier and a fan. It's a little tired/dated, but well-price at about $120 tax-in (plus parking). Included breakfast was good but the dining area is small. Only gripe is that both of their parking lots were full. Good thing street parking is free on weekends and we were lucky to grab a spot in front of the hotel when we arrived. Will consider a return visit.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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travel4inn, Public Relations Manager at The Business Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2013

Dear freedom_53Ontario,

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We stayed in an executive suite on the 8th floor. Bedroom, living room, dining room and full kitchen plus a walk out balcony. Free laundry and an excellent breakfast assortment. All at a very reasonable price. The only downsides were that one of the two elevators were not working, the room a/c could not keep up with the heat, and parking is limited and expensive, $15 per day. Still, we would definitely stay here again when we next return to Ottawa.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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travel4inn, Public Relations Manager at The Business Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2013

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Reviewed 29 August 2012

I have been in this hotel some 5 years ago. It was outstanding by all measures. This is why when I traveled to Ottawa this time, I decided to stay in this same hotel . By all means, It is going to be my choice in the future, should I return to Ottawa for any reason. The best of this place was and is its STAFF. Very helpful, prompt and efficient.

On the other hand, the accomodation we had, was far better during the previous visit. That was probably because upon the then check in, our reserved suite was not ready and as a result the alternative was upgrading to one of the best suites the hotel had!. I was not as lucky this time,checking in "solo", but could not, however, stop my self of comparing!. The parking, as I recall, was FREE then. This time it is $15 per day!.The "OUT" Parking Lot did not change a bit, just it is not for free any more.

In conclusion, I hope that The Business Inn, continue to maintain its image and its loyal satisfied customers.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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travel4inn, Public Relations Manager at The Business Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2013

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Reviewed 27 August 2012

There are never any surprises at this hotel.. You are guaranteed a clean room and bathrooms are spotless. Yes it may be dated but you quickly forget about that when everything else is perfection. They now are serving hot breakfast and have someone who actually will make it to order for you. Very impressive...........what is not so impressive is watching people load up their plates like it was the last meal they were ever going to eat.

The Gym on site is an added bonus and location is perfect. Staff can only give them 10 thumbs up as they are the most accomadating I have ever encountered. I also love the fact that you get a fridge,stove and microwave in your room........and the beds are so comfortable, best sleep you can ask for.

Room Tip: I like the back facing the parking lot, I have been on the Maclaren side and still did not hear the...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Whenever I have the opportunity to stay in Ottawa, I choose the Business Inn, which is located at 180 MacLaren Street, just off Elgin Street.

I appreciate the excellent service that is provided by the management and staff. The spacious rooms equipped with everything you need while away from home, including a full kitchen, a computer with laser printer, and comfortable beds, are appealing.

Location: It's an easy walk to the Parliament Buildings, Byward Market, Rideau Mall, World Exchange Plaza, theatres, et cetera. If you want to take the bus, there's plenty of bus stops (OC Transpo) where you can take a bus (they are frequent) at a very reasonable rate (approx. $3.00). The drivers are friendly and very helpful.

Impressive place!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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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: £63 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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