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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
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“Great location, good price.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for 2 days. It was in a great location. Close to shops, restaurants, parliament and the Rideau centre. The valet service was slow at check in, and when we needed our car. I say this because the price of parking was ridiculous. The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. We turned the heat up because the room was cold, this did not change the temperature in the room, only in the bathroom?
Also the Starbucks closed at 6pm!
Lastly, the staff seemed nice, did not have much interaction with them however.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Lord Elgin is a wonderful hotel perfectly located so that you can easily walk (10-15 min) to just about any and all tourist areas. The rooms are spacious and the beds were quite comfortable. The front desk staff were more than courteous and helpful in helping us locate destinations and food ideas. The pool and hot tub were clean.
My only negative is having to pay for valet parking.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Stayed at the Lord Elgin Feb 15th for 3 nights, lovely hotel, rooms spacious. We stayed the last weekend of Winterlude very busy as it was also family day, the hotel coped really well, the staff were all excellent. There is a nice seating area in the lobby, the only downfall was the lifts only 2 working so you had quiet a wait.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Staying at The Lord Elgin hotel is a wonderful, easy stay. The location is perfect for exploring the town and enjoying the wonderful nearby restaurant precinct. The rooms are very good sizes, with the fitness centre a well fit out facility. The only disappointment was the valet parking. You have to park with a valet but when we arrived there was no valet to be seen. We had to park and locate the man inside the lobby, not stationed at his post. We needed the car on several occasions during our stay and the valet each time was no where to be seen, and the front driveway was often a carpark. It seems as though they either need more staff or better processes in place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I stayed at the Lord Elgin for 6 days for business. It is perfectly located in a central location walking distance to Parliament. There are many good redcurrants in the area and walking distance to the Rideau centre and Market which has tons of awesome restaurants and patios for the summer months.

The staff at the hotel are very nice and helpful. My room was higher up in a corner so the view of the park out front was amazing. Only downside was that I was staying in the hotel during a festival that was taking place in the park until really late at night.

The room was perfect! Very clean, spacious, comfortable bed, quiet and felt like home. The washroom was also very clean and upkeep during my long stay was good as room service always came to clean. The room service was also impeccable with breakfast arriving on time to the room steaming hot!
Special points for the Starbucks on site!

Overall, very nice hotel and would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Recently, in Ottawa on business and stayed two nights at the Lord Elgin; a wonderful old gem in a fantastic location in Ottawa. The hotel is close to Parliament, Rideau Centre, Byward Market and the wonderful canal.
I love the old world charm of the hotel. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable - especially the bed. I had a corner room facing Elgin Street and had windows on two sides which provided lots of light. Enjoyed lunch and breakfast in the dining room.
Staff throughout the hotel were very courteous and friendly. Definitely, a hotel worth considering if you are visiting Ottawa for pleasure or business and you want to be in central Ottawa.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed here during the Winterlude Festival. It is a lovely hotel, in a great location - close to the canal, the Parliament buildings and the bridge to get to Quebec. The pool and gym are nice, and there is a restaurent and a Starbucks on site. Comfortable, clean rooms with coffee making facilities and an ipod docking station, wide screen TV, etc. Would recommend!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lord Elgin

Address: 100 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa > Byward Market Area
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Ottawa
#18 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#18 Business Hotel in Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lord Elgin 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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