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ARC The Hotel

140 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H6, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Florida
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295 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a good 3 days here -- bed was comfortable & clean, bath amenities was good, space (bath & bedroom) was comfortable (but for 'space', rooms may be different. The shower was great (water, spray & controls); didn't mind the not-so-heavy towels. Negatives to me were: 'shower in a tub', but very expensive to change that. Felt there was no... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Intimate downtown hotel that met requirements for a short city stay. Modern, clean, quiet with attentive service. Accommodated a very early check in. The city is compact and walkable; hotel was minutes to the hill and an easy walk to the market area. Do not expect chain like spacious rooms. Recommended if you are seeking a boutique experience with a... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent four nights at ARC to attend our daughter's wedding. The young staff (Megan) on the front desk and the valet parking guys (Eli, Joseph and Ted) were unbelievably helpful during our entire stay. Sarah and Mellisa in the bar stayed late on the evening of the rehearsal dinner to serve us free wine that was a complimentary thing... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location in the downtown area if you are looking to tour the Parliament buildings, the Art Gallery etc. The room was small but comfortable and the air conditioning worked very well. My only complaint was that the bathroom was very small with very little counter space. The bed was comfortable and you had the option to switch to a... More 

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

Fantastically quiet and restful place to stay! We visited during Bluesfest and thought it might be noisy this time but no! Beds, bedding and bathtubs are the best. Centrally located downtown and close enough to walk to everything. Valet parking is a must. This was our second stay and will definitely return.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of ARC was great for visiting downtown Ottawa. The walk to Parliament Hill was maybe 5 minutes. There are plenty of dining options nearby, including Sparks Street which is also 5 minutes away. Byward Market is close, maybe 15 minutes walking time. The staff was friendly and attentive at all hours of the day. They were great with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, smaller boutique hotel. No pool or anything but the room is big, the bed is cosy and it's really clean. Oddly, not lots of drawers for longer term stays if you want to unpack. Bathroom is small but clean and the room was really dark. This was great for us( working nights and sleeping during the day) but might... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is a little awkward to get to because ofthe one way streets in downtown Ottawa so check your route in. Good location for the Hill. Friendly staff, nice bar however a small room. No onsite parking, only valet parking at 32.00 per day.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the ARC. Friendly staff. Decent bar. Rooms smallish but not too small, its downtown after all! Some say its noisy but i didnt find it noisy at all! Very good value and central to downtown. Will stay again when on business.

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Turku, Finlandia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel staff was very nice and helpful, they changed my room when I complained for the noise (the first room was right behind the elevator and it was too noisy the whole night, I had to used earplugs to get some sleep). The room also was dusty, as if it was not used/dusted for some days, but altogether it... More 

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