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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 67 hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights. This was booked thru our bus tour and we found it very comfortable and clean. The free wifi was quick and was greatly appreciated. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The location was fantastic, close to everything we wanted to see over the Canada Day celebrations. I found the restaurant prices high but... More

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

We were delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our staff and location to be great. We are in an ideal spot for Canada Day and so many guests love the option of coming back to the hotel to rest throughout the day and then back out and enjoy more of the festivities. We would love to have... More

New Brunswick, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here on a family vacation at the end of June it was very hot and AC worked great. The Valet/Bellmen were always helpful. I forgot my stroller in the car and asked them to get it for me the next time they were out, which they did. The valet staff and front desk were always helpful in giving... More

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

Thank you so much for the great review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are so proud of our valet team. They are a great crew who are really wonderful with our guests and get along so well. It's been a fabulous summer so far working alongside them. Carolyn Montgomery, our Executive Housekeeper, is a true... More

Danville, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had done my fair share of checking out this hotel before I stayed (including looking at tripadvisor reviews). I was with my mother for two nights on a tour of Canada. I can agree with what most people are saying. The decor of the rooms are unfortunately too outdated for my taste. I sadly had a room that included... More

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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here in May for the Tulip Festival(which was a bust, but that's another story) but were disappointed. Our room was fine, but the air conditioning was weak and hardly worked on a hot day. When we made a nice complaint, they gave us a lame excuse about the AC being overworked because it was the first hot day... More

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Thank you for your review. As we switch from heat to air conditioning, there is a short time where some air in the system needs to clear. There were a few rooms where this affected the air conditioning from getting through effectively for a day or two during the transition. Once this cleared, the cooling was effective and continues to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location. Easy walking distance to everything. Clean and comfortable. Careful if going for the park view. We paid additional $ for the view but had a narrow slot the width of the window between two walls at the very corner. We could see a few trees. Also don't rely on the WIFI. Very slow and crazy set up for... More

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around 11:00. We were given an end unit which looked onto a building we saw a bit of the tall buildings and architecture. Room had air conditioning which was nice. We were staying two nights I would have preferred a mini fridge so I would request that when you arrive. I could hear the people next to us... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in the city. Walk easily to Byward Market , Parliament,Restaurants, Museums, etc. Hotel itself is a combination of history and progress. Wonderful woodwork, high ceilings,mail drops,and ambience. The trade off is smallish rooms, tiny bathrooms, crowded elevators. Staff was top notch , parking ( valet ) was not an issue. Breakfast consisted of a buffet with many choices.... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are comfortable, service is good, and the location is outstanding. A few minutes walking distance to parliament, ByWard Market, several museums, as well as restaurants and bars on Elgin Street. Highly recommended for a visit to Canada'd capital.

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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in a (just about) park view room, at the very end of the corridor. 1 window just looks over to the lovely park whilst the other windows overlooked air con units. Room was spacious and clean, nice to have a fridge, sink and coffee machine in there too. However we could clearly hear the couple in... More

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19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

did not stay at this hotel on our recent visit to Ottawa as last time we were there we stayed there and our vehicle was broken into in the parking garage. that was a number of years ago. this time we stayed at the marriot residence right next door and enjoyed the large suite. we decided to try eating at... More

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Address: 100 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8, Canada
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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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#14 Family Hotel in Ottawa #18 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa #20 Business 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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