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The Business Inn & Suites
Ranked #9 of 68 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 April 2014

On this trip to Ottawa I decided to give The Business Inn a try. I must admit that this decision was influenced by the reviews that I read in advance on Trip Advisor. I have stayed at a couple of other hotels in Ottawa in the past (and those stays were terrific) but they can get to be expensive, and on this occasion I needed to be a little more budget conscience. I must agree with others who have reviewed this place that you get good value for your money. Don't expect brand new looking furnishings, or modern looking bathrooms, but the room/hallways were clean and everything worked. Although I brought my laptop and there was wi-fi, the hotel also provided a desktop computer in the room that had internet access. Our room also had a kitchen, but our stay was short enough that we did not use anything other than the refrigerator and the coffee maker. We did take in the complementary breakfast, and while it might not rival those offered by some chain hotels, it was fine. A nice extra however was that you could grab a bag from a cooler that contained an apple, a Nutrigrain bar, a small bottled water, and some prepackaged cookies to take for lunch (and if you so desire throw in some other stuff from the cooler such as some cheese snacks and yogurt).

As I was driving to Ottawa on this occasion, there was a $15 a day charge for parking - which I was aware of in advance - and I was assigned an underground spot. Access into the garage is controlled by the front desk staff, so I do believe it is a relatively secure area - and given the hotel's location meant that I could leave my vehicle there and walk to wherever I wanted to go (Parliament Hill, Byward Market, Rideau Centre). I did find the smell in the garage to be a little strong - as the garbage bins are in the parking area - but I did not have to spend much time there so it was not a major problem for me.

Bottom line is - as others have said - that given the location of The Business Inn and the rate that they charge, you do get good value for your money, and I would consider staying here again in the future.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We had a great experience at The Business Inn. The staff were friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to be accommodating when I made an error with my reservation. The rooms were very clean and everything worked. The bed was extremely comfortable and the suite well appointed. The free breakfast was done very well with lots of choices including a freshly made hot breakfast sandwich. I would stay here again and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Sandi J
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We stayed at The Business Inn for one night. Since it was once an apartment building, the rooms are large and equipped with a kitchen. The hotel is located in the downtown core which makes it easy for walking to the major attractions in Ottawa. I would definitely recommend the hotel because of its location and the comfortable beds. The hotel also offers a breakfast which is certain to keep one satisfied for the day.

Room Tip: I would recommend that you choose a room away from the elevator.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rosa R
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Huge room....no upgrade asked for and bonus....a kitchenette and a remote for the BIG TV that really worked
Breakfast room on the 3rd floor was well stocked and you could even grab a bagged breakfast to go. Very nice touch.
Staff were helpful even if the Taxi companies did not always cooperate:).

We only stayed 5 days but anyone needing longer term stays for business would not be disappointed....oh yeah the computer and operating printer in the room was a nice surprise!
You can walk almost anywhere (not at -25) and the bus is right down the street.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Holly W
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

My hotel experience was perfect. Comfortable beds, excellent sleep quality. Nice, helpful staff. Big TV with all possible sports channels. Free and good laundry room. Good breakfast. Fast and reliable WiFi. I stayed in a good room with a printer and a PC. This hotel is as good as it can be for a business traveller. Even the location is good.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Petri P
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

I was in Ottawa for some time and stayed here. They have a long stay rate that was really very good and the amenities were fine even without that price break. The front desk folks and cleaning staff and maintenance were very easy to work with and they had a terrific attitude when dealing with the small things that needed attention during my stay.

The internet connection is a bit slow and wifi connectivity may depend a bit on which generation your particular gizmos are, but the in room desktop computer was just fine for my uses.

Within easy walking distance of downtown and the canal, this is a lovely neighbourhood with lots of restaurants and shops/grocery stores/pharmacies etc.

Unlike so many places, here they have a chef who will prepare some hot breakfast selections to your order and there was also a fresh fruit salad each day.

All in all, this was a very pleasant stay and well worth the price you pay.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank JOSJE A
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Clean rooms with an awesome tv..the kitchenette was an unexpected but welcome surprise. Allows you to stock up for those munchies. But the muffins at breakfast were definitely stale, although the other choices available made up for the oversight.great location as one can get to the museum of nature, and the parliament hill easily on foot. We even walked back from the museum of civilization on a warm day. Several places to eat close by so food was no hassle.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Vaishnavi B
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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: £64 - £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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