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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Halifax, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You might chech same price hotels if you get almost same price this Location is persuasive. Airport down town number 97 bus can take you close. Breakfast free but American (low) standard. No window for fresh air , air condition works noisily. Bathroom is large enough. towels and bed sheets was clean. I did not see bugs or mold around.... More

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Cornwall, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this room so we could park the car and walk. We were going to BUSKERFEST on Sparks St. On the way, we passed Rideau Centre. Byward Market,the Cannal, Parlement Buildings, and the War Memorial. The hotel was just what we needed for a 3 day trip. It wasn't much to look at from the outside, but the room... More

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New Glasgow, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I stayed in this hotel about 8 years ago and based on my recent stay I'm positive that the management has not done any renovations since then. The paint is falling off the walls, screens in windows are ripped, The hotel is in a state of disrepair. The front desk staff seemed annoyed if I asked a question and with... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It is worst hotel that I have ever had. The hall wasn't indoor in my opinion, the hall would need a lot of reservation. Some lights were out smell like cigarette and a lot of spider webs. Also I got several bug bite on my leg so I really didn't want to use the blanket so I used my towel... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Rooms need updating, location is fairly far from downtown (only works, if you travel by car). The room smells and air conditioning does not seem to do the job. I DO NOT RECOMMEND staying there, unless everything else is booked.

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Address: 475 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
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