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ByWard Blue Inn

#22 of 68 Hotels in Ottawa
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157 Clarence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P7, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Regina, Canada
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A bit different than a mainstream chain hotel but worth a try. Two bedroom suite is perfect for family travel. Breakfast served. Conveniently located adjacent to Byward Market. Kitchenette and good sized bedroom.

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Durham, North Carolina
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71 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second stay at Byward Blue Inn. The room was cozy and quiet. The staff were friendly and helpful. It was much quieter here than when I last visited over Canada Day. Breakfast is very good and the menu changes a bit each day. It's buffet style. There is an afternoon tea. The rates during this time were... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here only because rooms in town were hard to come by. Everything is clean, and reasonably comfortable with balconies on the rooms. Furnishings are ok, with worn laminate floors, bathrooms which need an overhaul, and not great value for your dollar. Breakfast is included, although selection of items to eat is limited. You can get a coffee and... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are sorry that our hotel did not meet your expectations. Just for clarification, our complimentary breakfast includes the following items: bacon, home made potatoes, quiche, home-made French toast, vegetarian burritos every second day, omlettes, hard-boiled eggs, croissants, variety of breads, butter, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustered, hot and cold serial, different herb teas, local brewed coffee, chocolate mix, orange... More 

Grimsby, Ontario
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117 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, and I, consider Ottawa to be one of our favourite cities. It is filled experiences and activities which never cease to please. This is a very walkable city. With the exception of some of the Big Name museums and locations, one can find a everything within easy walks of each other. I won’t go into all the attractions... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a such an in-depth review. We appreciate all the feedback and are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn More 

London, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is located in the hr Eart of the market and about 10 minutes walk from parliament hill. Rooms are spacious and well equipped with a small balcony and microwave. A complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea is served. Reception staff are very helpful. Only minor gripe is the internet kept losing the signal for long periods but worked well in... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are sorry to hear that you had issues with the Wi-Fi. For future, we do have tech support that can help with Internet connection. Apart from that, we hope you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn Staff. More 

Canada
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101 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located in the ByWard Market area, and ideal if you are without a car. We were here for the marathon (10 min walk to the start/ finish) but stayed a few days to see some of the city. There are plenty of restaurants very close by (we ate at Blue Cactus, Haveli, and Empire, all within 3... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate the in-depth review and are glad to hear such good things. It is important to know the areas we can improve upon and appreciate your feedback on the pillows. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ottawa Marathon weekend is a busy weekend in Ottawa so you have to take what you can get and pay for it. Last year we stayed at the Westin for less but wanted to try other hotels. This hotel is the outer edge of Byward Market and very handy to restaurants, stores etc. Room was very basic and clean with... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, With respect to your room rate, we understand that the rates for the Marathon Weekend were higher than our average. However, we would like to assure you that the going rate for rooms in Ottawa Center, for May the 23d was around $262, plus tax. Taking into account the inflation, our rates for this Marathon Weekend were about... More 

Quebec City, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Excellent location, clean, EXCELLENT FREE breakfast (not that common ''continental'' one ), kind employees, balconee..... As I business traveler, I like to stay at places that make me feel home. Mission accomplished.

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that the staff made you feel at home. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was a pleasant surprise to stay at the ByWard Blue Inn during my last visit to Ottawa. The room was like a mini apartment, super comfy and convenient. The location of the hotel is also really good, close to major restaurants. Nothing fancy but really clean.

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn More 

Montreal, Canada
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83 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Yes, the location is absolutely perfect, one bloc away from the market, walk-able distance from Rideau centre and all Ottawa's attractions. Interesting perks include an on-site ($$) parking, surprisingly good croissants in the included breakfast and a free bottle of water. As for the rooms... well, a hipster would have made them a feature: remember this beige / pink /... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry to hear the room decor did not meet your standards. We appreciate your suggestions so that we may always continue to improve. We hope your stay, apart from the style of furniture, was enjoyable. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn More 

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