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Lord Elgin

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #20 of 66 hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Each time I'm in Ottawa I stay at the Lord Elgin Hotel. The service is great and the rooms are very clean. Mandy at the front desk and Barbara in housekeeping are always very helpful and friendly. Derek, Saba and Tammy in the Grill 41 restaurant are long time employees and always make me feel at home. Chef Brian has... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second time in Ottawa but our first at the Lord Elgin. In terms of location, this place is perfect and well within walking distance of all that Ottawa has to offer. It's easy enough to find too, always a plus when you've had a long flight. Staff are helpful and polite. The doorman was really nice and... More

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Quebec, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is location is perfect in downtown ottawa. I stayed there 4 nights for a business trip and I'm pleased by the quality of the service and chambers. I even had forgot to book a room with a fridge and I just called Reception and they delivered one in my room, so good service on that part. Travellers on... More

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Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was offered an upgrade to a corner room with two windows. I'm so glad I took that option. I didn't need a taxi once except to and from the train station ($13... reasonable). The facilities are clean, the counter staff and concierge very accommodating and fluently bilingual. It was hard to regulate the temperature in the room and the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
62 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've stayed at the Lord Elgin a number of times and chose it this time primarily because of its proximity to the Byward Market. The hotel is holding its age rather well - having been built in 1941 - but the rooms could use a touch-up. The welcoming $4 bottle of water in the room was a nice touch -... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good value, good location, good breakfast, pleasant stay. It was a little overheated, though, and the ventilation was not so good. Nevertheless, I was comfortable and there were no unpleasant surprises.

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Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is great. Very reasonable and close to everything! It is a dated hotel, but it has a lot of character. Our room was clean and comfortable and the service was helpful and friendly. Also free wi fi which is nice

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Cambridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is an older, well-established and well-appointed hotel in the centre of Ottawa. The rooms are clean, quite spacious and compfortable. The hotel warns about turning off the heat or opening windows in winter because the plumbing in the walls might freez e. The restaurants and bar serve good food and drink, but I found the service rather slow.... More

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meelker, Director of Sales at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share you impressions following your stay in January. Ottawa in winter has a special charm, mostly attributed to the Rideau Canal that we love to skate on. We do hope you will have another opportunity to return. Best regards, Ann Meelker LORD ELGIN HOTEL More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel was in a good spot close to all we wanted and the room looked out over the park which was nice, if you forgo having your room maid up daily you got a $5 Starbucks voucher every morning, but a word of advise, the hotel we stayed in in Montreal we had complimentary tea/coffee and bottled water, the... More

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meelker, Director of Sales at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and your time in Ottawa. Thank you for the lovely review. We do hope we have the chance to welcome you back. Best wishes, Ann Meelker LORD ELGIN HOTEL More

Lakeside in Eastern Ontario
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

LOCATION: We had tickets to attend a theatre production at the NAC so we specifically chose the Lord Elgin hotel because of it's location, the NAC is basically across the street. It is also only a short walk to the market and downtown shops and the Parliament Buildings. It's very easy to get to the hotel from the 417. CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT:... More

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meelker, Director of Sales at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Dear Chef Eh and Jo: What a lovely review and so comprehensive. Given your extensive travels, your review means that much more. Thank you so much! We would love to have you back! Best wishes, Ann Meelker Director of Sales & Marketing LORD ELGIN HOTEL More

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Address: 100 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa > Byward Market Area
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lord Elgin 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#15 Family Hotel in Ottawa #18 Business Hotel in Ottawa #18 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
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One of the nicest Ottawa hotels and ideally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa - directly across from Confederation Park and the National Arts Centre. The Lord Elgin Hotel - steps away from the Rideau Canal, Ottawa Congress Centre, Parliament Buildings and the Ottawa Rideau Centre.Guestrooms reflect Ottawa's elegance. From the tall picture windows, bold tulip inspired artwork, to Biedermeier style luxury furnishings, you cannot help but feel pampered. Ottawa hotel guests enjoy the lap pool with adjoining whirlpool, sauna and fitness. ... more   less 
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