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Econo Lodge Downtown

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475 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z3, Canada
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Ranked #60 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
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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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Kingston, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Arriving at the hotel, the reception area itself had me feeling apprehensive of staying here. But the wonderful lady behind the counter calmed that down as she helped me check in, and got me into a room much earlier than I was suppose to check in. On leaving reception and crossing the driveway to the door to the upper floor,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I stayed one night. Room was like a trip back to 1990 - with a CRT TV, dated color scheme with basic furnishings.The exterior of the door to the room was raw unfinished metal. The door frames in the room needed a paint job (dirty and chipped). There was a rusty and corroded tissue dispenser in the washroom. The bed... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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