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The Business Inn & Suites
Ranked #10 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Nova Scotia
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Spotless Wonderful Great Location”
Reviewed 11 August 2010

This is the only place to stay in Ottawa. It is so spotless and the location is wonderful.

I am very particular about cleanliness and always travel with disinfectant wipes to clean everything off. I don't use them when I stay here, it is so clean and believe me, I check everything very carefully.

The housekeeping staff is incredible and deserve a lot of credit for doing such a wonderful job.

The staff are all exceptional.

I love this place and it feels like home, I love the idea of having a full size kitchen and separate bedroom. I like the ability to cook my own meals. (and again the dishes are spotless and you can tell they have been put through the dishwasher.

If you want clean spotless comfortable, great staff and great location, this is the place for you(and each room has its own computer and printer, another added bonus)

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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Kingston, Ontario
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

The hotel is a converted apartment block so the room is large although there is no separation between bedroom, work area and kitchenette. Sitting on the corner of Elgin and Maclaren streets, it is in the centre of one of the prime entertainment areas and a very short walk to the Rideau Canal and downtown core. The price for location was excellent. There is a large screen TV with a generous cable package and computer with free internet in the room. The bathroom, however, is worn and the bed only a double, not queen size. In summary, the amenities and location were excellent. The room layout was not to my personal liking but overall it was a good stay at good value.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cumbria
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Reviewed 19 July 2010

We had a studio appartment on the 11th floor. No problem with lifts. Comfortable and spacious. Very useful to have PC & printer, also free wireless internet for laptop. BIg flat screen TV & recliner armchair. Adequate breakfast & pleasant staff. Laundry with detergent also available for guests to use. Parking very reasonable price and only 7 minutes walk to Parliament & other central attractions. Would definitely stay there again.

Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2010

The Business Inn was our favorite hotel on our Ontario trip.
It's a very short walk from all the attractions of the city. And it's near dozens of restaurants.
The hotel features tons and tons of useful amenities:
- free internet
- free computer and printer in every room
- hundreds and hundreds of TV and movie channels
- free on demand movies -- this might be the first hotel I've had that, and it was definitely appreciated!
- free laundry and free detergent
- a great free breakfast, including eggs, freshly made (and very tasty) muffins, and waffles
- the room was very large, had a kitchen, a balcony, and comfortable bed
- fitness center
Two complaints: the elevator was painfully slow (and took forever to arrive). And the water temperature in the shower wasn't always consistent. Yes, you do have to pay for parking, but we knew that, so it's not really a complaint.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver
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64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2010

This place was perfect for our needs. Although it is not fancy it does have everything one would desire. We stayed in an executive suite and even had a large screen LCD, computer and full kitchen. It was like staying in an apartment with only a ten minute walk to the main attractions. My family was able to use the several washing machines and dryers as well as the fitness center located on another floor for free. The breakfast suited our needs as it had many selections.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2010

We arrived around 15:00. We were told in check-in that there was no available places in the parking, which was not a great start. Cesar told us, nevertheless, that next morning he would try to find us a place and gave us some directions to a nearby park. We were assigned our room, but when we arrived at the room, there was a machine turned on in the middle of the room, very noisy and providing a very heavy atmosphere to the room (it expelled some warm air with a kind of a dusty smell). We went back to the recepcion to see what could be done; obviously that the machine had to be removed, but as there was no possibiility to open the windows, it wouldn't be easy to have the normal atmosphere in the room again. After a while we were given another room, which had no problem at all and much bigger than our initial studio suite! By that time we were also informed that after all we could park at the hotel. We've got great customer service from Cesar! The stay was very nice; it was like a small apartment. We had a big Sony LCD TV, the free internet with the computer in the room was a plus (we weren't able to print, though, there was an error that we couldn't solve) and the breakfast was more than enough with great muffins. The bathroom could be updated, but it was clean. If we come back to Ottawa we will stay here and will recommend it to our friends!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2010

I was happily surprised by this hotel. A few minutes' walk from the Parliament Buildings and other sites, plus large room, kitchentte, and, as a bonus, a computer and printer in the room. There was also a breakfast with a lot of imaginative foods, like pre-peeled eggs, yoghurt, French Toast. There was also a flat screen tv with HD channels.
There are lots of restaurants/pubs in the area too. I found the room nicer and, arguably, in a better location than my experience at the Chateau Laurier at 1/3 the price.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
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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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