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The Business Inn & Suites
Ranked #8 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
London, On
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251 reviews
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“Outstanding room ammenities and breakfast for price”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

This hotel has it all. Great rooms with complete kitchens, updated electronics including a computer and printer!, and a hot breakfast bar that surpassed most included hotel breakfasts that I have seen in ages! The location is ideal for an Downtown Ottawa visitor as one can walk to parliament, the canal, The Rideau Centre, Sparks Street, and they have indoor and outdoor parking.
Our one bedroom was just over a hundred dollars with a very reasonable $15 for parking.
The only nitpicky thing I can come up with is a double not a queen bed!
This hotel has price point and service nailed.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the back - Maclaren St. has bars with outdoor patios on it and Elgin is maj...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Markham, Canada
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

My wife and I stayed at this apartment hotel over the Canada Day weekend. Fantastic location near downtown Ottawa, the Canal, all of the retail shops/outdoor patios & restaurants along Elgin Street. The hotel rooms are very large with galley style kitchens, full bathrooms and very large bedrooms & living rooms. Our room had the largest TV in the living room that i have ever seen. Kitchens are fully equipped with coffee makers, toasters, kettles, cutlery, etc. The breakfast offered on the 3rd floor of the hotel is among the best we have ever experienced at any hotel - a wide array of food choices from hot to cold.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Burlington, Ontario
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Booked this hotel for a mini break with my husband. The price was extremely reasonable and the extras that are included just blew us away. A huge suite with full kitchen, large flat screen tv and next box DVr, free wifi, free networked desk top with printer all I. The from. We didn't use some of these but could see how they might be useful. Free breakfast which they undersell by calling it a continental as they have someone cooking 'egg mcmuffin' hAsh browns, fresh fruit, yoghurt plus all the other suspects,, waffles, pancakes etc. a lovely touch is the free snack 'lunch bags' for you to grab with you. The location, whilst not right downtown, is still eminently walkable to the action, and if you aren't up for the 10-15 minutes walk, buses are just a minute away. A great base for an e tended stay, we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: We were advised by a friend to request a room away from Elgin street, and were Accommodated. There a...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I have stayed here numerous times... why? Because you can't go wrong with the convenient location, with stores and pubs nearby and yet quiet rooms (kitchen included!). And the price! Very good deal. PLUS (yes, there is more) you get a breakfast included with all that! The only irritating thing are the 2 elevators but then again, there are the stairs (-: It is about a 15 min walk to the Rideau Center and less than that to the canal. There is no pool but a community one is a few min away.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I've stayed in this place for one night and really liked it!
The room is huge, the bed is veeeery comfortable, there is a kitchen if you like to make your own food. The breakfast is good and staff is amazing!
I really recommend and definitely will stay there again when return to Ottawa!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Clean room with good facilities, including free wifi, desktop computer and printer and fully equipped kitchen. The breakfast options were good and complimentary. We enjoyed the snack packs to take away for the day which included fruit, cookies and water, it was a nice touch. The staff were helpful and the parking good. Only a short walk to the main attractions. We would stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ipswich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

It would be going over old ground to repeat the comments made in so many other reviews but for what it provides close to the CBD and major attractions/features of a Capital City this place is phenomenal at the price. There is, however, one thing about which potential guests may wish to be aware, especially if they are light sleepers or trying to cope with a time change as we were on the first of our two stays when in Ottawa. The Elgin Street side of the property is adjacent to several pubs with outdoor seating and late closing and in hot weather this led to a lot of noise. Also, there is some background noise form air conditioning units. For our second stay, courtesy of the friendly staff enquiring about our stay when we checked out the first time, we were at the rear which cut out the noise of the “revellers” although there was still some aircon sound.

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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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