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Econo Lodge Downtown

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475 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z3, Canada
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Ottawa
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was somewhat reluctant to book a room at this hotel given the sometimes sketchy neighbourhood. This place is no palace but given the price I was very satisfied. The service was very good. Lady at the check-in was very professional. Rooms and linens were very clean. The walls are very thin so I could hear every word of the... More 

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Thank couscousthedog
EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences! We do strive daily to ensure we provide a clean and comfortable night for our guests. As an older building the walls are a challenge however our front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to ensure we can handle any noise complaints or concerns! More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is small but the service was very good. We enjoyed a good stay. Our room was clean and tidy all the time. The employees where very helpful all the time. We needed to have our boarding passes printed and they did it for us. Exclellent service and we hope to go back soon. For sure we'll book our... More 

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Thank Hekate C
EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff were at your service! We look forward to hosting future trips to Ottawa (hopefully when it is a bit warmer!) More 

Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a good location, within a 15-20min walk to the By Ward market and parliament hill. The front desk attendee was very friendly and accommodating. Price is SUPER cheap. However, the room was not the greatest. I was unsure whether the quilt had been washed, and the bathroom door was very dirty. The walls are also very thin,... More 

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Thank Natasha S
EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your stay - we do appreciate that time is precious! Our location is most definitely excellent with great accessibility to downtown. We do have a systematic procedure for ensuring that all comforters are washed in rotation and on a very regular basis. I apologize regarding the noise between rooms, as... More 

Prescott, Canada
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

They house homeless people there until the city finds housing for them. The place is full of drugs and fighting. Not a place to go to relax if you are on vacation. Not clean and the plumbing sucks. When I stayed there I had to change rooms three times because the toilet backed up. Cops were there every night during... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

My experience with this hotel was definitely good. You have for two people, a very spacious room with a nice and comfortable queen bed. The room is well entertained and I must say that everything is clean. The only bad thing of this hotel is the wifi that is really slow ! But overall I will definitely recommend it because... More 

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Thank Charles-Alexandre25
EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We did experience some challenges with the WiFi in recently and are very happy to report that new access points have been installed and our bandwidth has also been increased to better serve our guests. More 

Bowmanville, Canada
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72 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

My daughter attends University of Ottawa and we booked the hotel to be close to the school. Our room was comfortable and very clean. The hotel was a great value considering the location, free parking and a small continental breakfast.The staff at the front desk were very nice and helpful and were eager to please. I would stay at the... More 

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Thank Ken1949
EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your stay with us! We have been working on major improvements to the property and are glad to see that they do not go unnoticed! We do offer a preferred rates for friends and families visiting both universities in Ottawa - please do give us a call when you will... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I gave my experience and room a 2.5 - check was quick and the guy at front desk was very nice. Had a ground floor unit that seemed recently renovated. The carpet was clean, new paint, fridge worked well and newer tv. Bathroom small but adequate. Room was big enough and bed was ok. Could use newer quilt the colour... More 

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Thank flyboyaircan
EconoLodge Gues... S, Assistant Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your stay as it allows us the opportunity to continuously improve our property. We are very excited to be introducing the new EconoLodge bedding program. While it had not been implemented in the room which you occupied, we look forward to converting additional rooms in the new year for you... More 

Sundre
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

we stayed here on the way east to NS. The room was on the second floor with a new bed and room was ok and we had a good rest here. We decided to stay on the way back home and we got a room on the lower level that hadnt seen any updates in a long time and the... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

After my mother had booked this hotel I was unsure and not sold after reading the records amd looking at the pictures. However, they have done a fair amount of work of the past year and have updated the rooms. The breakfast was basic but right as it was included in the price. A great place for a cheap stay... More 

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1 Thank GregF19
EconoLodge Gues... S, Assistant Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our property. We do pride ourselves on the location and have put significant effort into improving the property and are a looking forward to additional improvements as well as updates and changes to our breakfast program. More 

Calgary
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Driving up it looks sketchy but don't let that deter you. The rooms have recently been updated. Mine had relatively new flooring, paint, bedding and appliances. Was very clean (which is the most important thing on my list). The usual continental breakfast. Excellent, excellent location. Friendly staff. On bus route. Walking distance to most of the must see destinations like... More 

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Thank Cindy D
EconoLodge Gues... S, Assistant Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the time and effort to provide feedback to others regarding your stay. We are looking forward to additional improvements to the exterior of the property. All of our staff appreciate that their efforts do not go unnoticed! More 

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