We picked the coldest weekend of the year to go to Ottawa to celebrate a birthday.
The location of this hotel is a little furthur from the canal than some of the other hotels, but still very walkable--(even in -34C )to the parliament buildings (10-15 min), the canal, rideau center, chateau laurier etc .It is in the vicinity of the Sheraton,. It is worth staying here because the rooms are spacious, beds are comfortable, our room was very quiet, and the rooms come with kitchenettes.
The studio had a spacious washroom, a round dining table, a facility for ironing, an alcove where the bed was, and a sitting area with a fold out couch and a comfy chair. The decor was nice and the room was clean. Internet was free and the parking was the least expensive of all the hotels.
We booked through Ottawa tourism where there was a deal ie stay two nights and the third is 1/2 off. It averaged out that we paid $120 for 2 nights and $60 for the third. THis was the end of Jan and I don't know if this deal is available throughout the year or if the prices go up in the summer.
The MInto is attached to a small mall where there is a wine store,, a drug store and a hasty mart(all open on Sat--don't know about Sun) ---- the coffee shop and the other small shops were not open on the weekend
THere are some restaurants within walking distance. The front staff
were helpful in recommending places to eat, attractions, directions etc.
It was lovely to come back after a busy day of sightseeing and have a cup of tea, and even reheat something we had brought back with us and not have to go out to eat.
Did not use the pool.
We would definitely stay here again and are considering other Minto properties in other cities.
You will not be disappointed here unless you want the use of a concierge and want to be closer to the parliament buildings.
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- Minto Hotel Ottawa
- Minto Suite Ottawa
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