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Econo Lodge Downtown

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   475 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z3, Canada
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here in on a Friday afternoon in mid December 2014 as a solo female traveler. This is definitely a motel-style type of lodging. I should also say that at no point during my stay did I feel unsafe. Yes the area can be considered 'sketchy' but literally just 2 blocks away is a huge brand new TD Bank,... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The staff was nice when we arrived. My husband had booked through Choice Hotel on the phone. When I checked the reviews, I was concerned. They had been under construction in August so I thought that by now things would be complete. The room smelled, the carpet was dirty including the door mat. Sheets were very thin, the spread old,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The place was nothing special. The room was clean and the television works. Nice that the parking and wifi were free. The free breakfast was nothing spectacular, but the red head at the front was very sexy, very professional.

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Ontario, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

For under $100 a night with breakfast, this fit the bill. The room was fine with 2 double beds and a comfortable mattress. The bathroom had the usual shower/ bath tub and was supplied with shampoo, conditioner and soaps. I didn't use the TV but appreciated the free WiFi. It was clean and I saw no critters even though it... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is the worst hotel i ever stayed in my life. No lights in the bath room. Yes.. You read it correctly. No TV. Stained bed, couch, carpet. Insects all over. There was not one single good point. Please avoid if you can

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18 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Ottawa was fully booked that night, so I ended in the east end of Ottawa (already not a great part of Ottawa). So checked in to this hotel... When I got to my room there was a dirty cigarette smell and the carpets had cigarette burns. The bed once I removed the sheets, saw a really badly soiled mattress. That... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Not great but not awful - it's an old motel that's received some renovations to make it more like a hotel, but those renovations appear to have been a while ago, as much of the outside of the property appeared run down. The room was okay - the air conditioning worked well and the bed was comfortable; my room also... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Hotel is modern and updated. Sheets and beds were comfortable. Staff was very friendly and helpful especially Night manager.He answered all my queries and more. very Very proactive. I stayed there 3 week back for 2 nights.Its one of the best hotel experience i have got till now. The main thing about this hotel is Great atmosphere and perfect location.

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Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Get a renovated room and you should be ok. Location and free parking is the only reason why rooms sell in this hotel for $90+. The breakfast is a joke. It would take ATLEAST 30min to walk to parliament hill one way. So do not expect to walk too often back and forth. Room 250 was great. On the bright... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was scared when I drove up to this hotel. Never have I experienced this before. I believe this is a place of refuge for prostitutes and drug addicts along with illegal immigrants working/living in the rooms with all the children. It is very old and run down, I did not feel safe and could not sleep. The only thing... More 

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Address: 475 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 61
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