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“Nice relaxing place to stay”
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Rideau Heights Inn
Ranked #29 of 68 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2012

We found this unique quiet place....nice surroundings, close to airport

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

We have just had a 4-night stay at Rideau Heights Motel as part of a Canada sightseeing holiday, and it was perfect for our trip. We are fans of single-story motels with parking at the door rather than high rise fancy hotels. This one was situated in a nice leafy environment, with very easy driving access to the main sights of Ottawa. After reading the other Trip Advisor reviews, we expected the motel to be a bit older. However, we were pleasantly surprised with our king-bed room; it was quite contemporary, spacious, with minifridge (no microwave), sitting area, desk, etc. It had a large bench with vanity outside the bathroom (shower over the bath, toilet) which is convenient. Internet (free) worked well, and the air-conditioning was appreciated in the extremely hot temps. The huge bed was lovely and clean, and very comfortable (not too soft). Breakfast was also included - it wasn't fancy but just right for us (cereal in miniboxes, coffee, and muffins). It was great to come back to the room each day and relax at the motel, even having a sit in the deck chairs under the shade trees, having a coffee, and watching the squirrels. Staff were lovely too, relaxed and hospitable. Ottawa was a surprisingly great city - lots to see, fabulous architecture, beautiful canals, flowers and vegetation etc, plus the War Museum is a must-see if you are interested in world history. But we did feel sorry for the guardsmen at the Changing of the Guard who were in full regalia in 30 plus temps!

Room Tip: All the rooms would be quiet due to the location of the motel. Rooms in the single level buildings m...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

An old favorite when visiting Ottawa. Rideau Heights Inn never disappoints: good, basic rooms that are always clean and well maintained. Recent upgrades (to bathrooms, flat screen TVs, tiling) are all much appreciated. Thankfully, they also have windows that actually open.
Don't let the cab driver shuttle you to a typical airport hotel. Rideau Heights Inn is a much better alternative, run by people who care about their guests.
No pool, restaurant or other amenities, but there's free coffee and all rooms have small fridges.
We hope the owners will plant more white pines soon; the old ones are slowly declining.

Room Tip: Rooms close to the office are my favorite, because you can park right in front of your door.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

While exhibiting at the Cottage Show at the Ottawa CE we wanted comfortable accommodation at a budget price for three nights. After a long day on our feet, it's important to access a hotel room easily and be within easy reach of restaurants that are not blowing our budget as the airport hotels do. Rideau Heights Motel met and exceeded our criteria. Beds were very comfortable, basic facilities such as a fridge and free Wifi were available and it was so nice to simply park the car outside the door of the room. I would have rated sleep quality higher if there had been two pillows per person and if there had been a night stand on both sides of a king bed. Not hugely expensive items that would have increased the standard of this motel.

Room Tip: There are some second level rooms - would recommend ground level for easier access
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Very helpful and plesant staff, very quite property and plenty of parking space. Rooms are specious...love this property and everytime I visit Ottawa I stay at this location.

Room Tip: Littel away from the office as lot of guests go to office so it can be little bit of walking/door op...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

South Ottawa. Budget price. Nice quiet location. Clean. Good Beds. Shower/washroom solid, including shower supplies. Everything you want for a budget price.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

I was looking for a place not too far from the airport, yet relatively close to Carleton university. This place was ideal for this. A typical motel, a good 30 rooms, most of them with parking right in front of the door. It is not a very modern place, but clean. Muffins, cereal, the paper and coffee were available at the lobby for free in the mornings. Internet access was very slow. All in all, an ok place for 100$/night.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Rideau Heights Inn

Address: 72 Rideau Heights Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7A6, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Ottawa
Price Range: £72 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rideau Heights Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rideau Heights Inn is a short drive to the downtown area, along which you will discover the historical Rideau Canal and the heart beat of Ottawa. In the other direction you will be pleased to know we are also a short 15 minute drive to the Ottawa International Airport! ... more   less 
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