We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 57 Ottawa B&Bs / inns

Ambiance Bed and Breakfast

330 Nepean Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5G6, Canada
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (302)
  • Photos (9)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (30)
  • Location
  • More
Ambiance Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 57 Ottawa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ottawa
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

302 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Caloundra, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent two nights here, travelling with another couple. Maria was very knowledgeable re local restaurants and distance to attractions. We stayed in bedroom 1, two single beds and a shared shower with our friends. Bedding was comfortable though room quite small. As home is heritage the floors and stairs creaked as would be expected. Breakfast was good and Maria... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AmbianceOttawa, Owner at Ambiance Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated. I'm glad to read that overall you seemed to have enjoyed your stay. I definitelly enjoyed the conversations I had with your husband and the couple you were travelling with. Your comments however about the damp smell leave me puzzled? As you acknowledge ' Maria was always checking that... More

Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights while I attended a conference downtown. We had stayed here previously several years ago for a weekend getaway and really enjoyed it. This time we stayed in the room on the top floor. This is a great room- very private and quiet. Spacious too. Breakfast was awesome. Nice experience all around.

Was this review helpful? Yes
United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights here during our recent trip to Canada. Maria was very welcoming and can help with any information you need regarding your visit to Ottawa. There was a couple from France, with their daughter, staying one of the days we were there. It was interesting at breakfast to see Maria carry on two conversations, in two languages,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I recently enjoyed a couple nights at Maria's b & b. Great location. Spotlessly clean. Superb breakfast and good conversation. Lots of nice little touches to make one feel 'at home'. A definite return stay in the future.

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We did enjoy our stay at Ambiance it was like home from home . Maria was very welcoming to us and told us about things we should see while in Ottawa that was with in walking distance to to B&B , The food was very good and the place was very clean . I would recommend it to any of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
17 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Location was what we were looking for and we got it. We enjoyed getting up early, having a hearty homemade breakfast and then a day of sightseeing. You can walk to almost all of the "significant" sights in Ottawa. Parking was free and right out the back door. The house is very old and yes the floor does creak -... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

All the little touches made the difference, the complimentary soda, tea, hot chocolate and cookies, free wifi, a laptop to use, a TV in the main room and boxes of DVDs to watch, excellent value. We will definitely recommend this location and return if we are ever in the area again. Thanx from Edmonton Alberta

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

All rooms are upstairs so you must drag your luggage. Not so bad if you are in any but room 2, the loft. That, you go through a small door that leads off the hallway from the other rooms and directly up a steep narrow set of stairs. Not good for elderly, infirm, or people who cannot carry luggage and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
AmbianceOttawa, Owner at Ambiance Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. While we welcome feedback and specifically ask guests to write reviews--even if it is almost a year later--we would appreciate it if they were truthful and accurate. As such, your inaccuracies force us to try and clarify things for future travellers. Perhaps if you had read several of the previous... More

Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

As a business traveller from Kingston, I have stayed at Ambiance B and B regularly over the past three years. Maria's breakfasts are always delicious, and the rooms are comfortable and well thought out. The range of guests is eclectic and interesting, with many academics and business travellers as well as visitors to the capital. The location is perfectly central... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Ambiance B & B is close to main attractions in downtown Ottawa. My husband and I walked to Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, the Byward market, and Canadian War Museum, all of them were 10-15 minutes walk. The room was clean and well-maintained, the breakfast was very delicious, and Maria was very helpful. Thank you, Maria.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Ambiance Bed and Breakfast, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Ambiance Bed and Breakfast? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ambiance Bed and Breakfast

Address: 330 Nepean Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5G6, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

9 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (9)
Dining (6)
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Dining (1)


Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ambiance is very centrally located downtown yet on a very quiet residential street allowing you to walk almost everywhere. Only a ten-minute walk to Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal most guests need never use their car or public transit. We are a very easy walk to all major attractions in the city including the Byward Market, Museum of Civilization, National Gallery of Canada, the Ottawa Convention Centre, Canadian War Museum, National Arts Centre, Library and Archives Canada as well as many great local restaurants and shops. Our home built in 1904 maintains it's Victorian charm yet also includes all of life's modern amenities to provide you with great value. Wireless & DSL Internet, luxurious terry robes and bath products, hair dryers, complimentary beverages, business services and much more as well as a full gourmet breakfast and parking are included in all of our very reasonable and affordable rates. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer

    Bookmark for later
    Save Saved
    You added Ambiance Bed and Breakfast to your Saves list