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“Location on a Budget” 3 of 5 stars
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University of Ottawa Residences
2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   90 University Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   |  
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Ranked #10 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Ottawa
Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Location on a Budget”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

I stayed at the residence of the University of Ottawa during a summer trip 20 years ago as a student on a a budget. I remembered the location was unbelievable and the price was right. That time I stayed in the dorm-style building.

This time, I was organizing a trip for a sports team and their families to Ottawa and needed a place for all of us that was not going to break the bank. We stayed at 90 University, which is the apartment style building. This building has two bedroom "suites" with a kitchenette and bathroom. The bedrooms have a double bed, desk and tv. Each floor has a lounge. It was perfect for us! We each had a fridge and could have some privacy but could also meet in the lounge for our pot-luck suppers.

Everything was spotless. The location is on the Rideau Canal and only a 5-10 minute walk to Parliament and the Byward Market. There is a Subway restaurant and Second Cup coffee shop minutes from the front door.

A great alternative to a traditional hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Waterloo, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

I stayed here in the summer with my husband and daughter. We had a 2 bedroom unit with kitchenette. The kitchenette consisted of sink, full sized fridge and microwave.
Inside our unit, it was clean and adequate for us. Certainly nothing fancy. The hallways however, were utterly disgusting. I have never seen carpet with so many stains. Clearly it needs to be ripped out and replaced with easier to keep clean tile. Parking is located in an underground garage about a 2 minute walk away for an extra $14 per night. The location is good but for the same amount of money or very little more, you can book a suite hotel not far away.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

The University of Ottawa opens their dorm rooms to tourists during the summer and I got a weekly deal including 13% tax for $186.41 Canadian Dollars (about $190.84 US Dollars). They provided daily room cleaning, fresh towels, soap and shampoo and a common bathroom with showers. The rooms are not air-conditioned and are small but clean. They also have more expensive rooms with individual TVs and kitchens, but the dorm I stayed in had TVs every other floor and kitchens on the other floors. There were other tourists in the doors from all over the world taking advantage of the good value the university provides for tourists trying to save on lodging expenses. You can take a bus from the airport and the VIA rail train station that drops you off very near the university for about $3 each way. This is not fancy accommodations but for less than $200 for seven nights ain't bad.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 90 University Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
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Ranked #10 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Ottawa
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — University of Ottawa Residences 2.5*
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