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The Business Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   180 MacLaren Street | at Elgin, Ottawa, Ontario K2P0L3, Canada   |  
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Ranked #3 of 68 Hotels in Ottawa
Nova Scotia
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70 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Great place to stay, spotless and perfect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is hotel is spotless. It is an older building but the cleanliness of it makes it so much better than some of the fancier places in the area. The rooms are spacious, there is a computer and printer in every room.
The gym is small but more than adequate, the equipment is always in good working order.
The staff are the real gems here, they are always so pleasant and very obliging.

Highly recommend this wonderful place with its great staff.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The price is very reasonable and the space of each unit is fantastic if you have any work to do-- a great dining room table, modest living room and huge bedroom, modest kitchen and a full-sized computer and desk in the living room.. Plus they serve a free hot breakfast on the third floor. Also well-located in terms of nearby restaurants, including Fresco, which serves lots of local and sustainably-sourced food, and a great Oxfam fair trade coffee shop right opposite--wayne r.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Just finished my second stay at The Business Inn in Ottawa (Oct 24/13). Having stayed at a number of the other hotels in the same area of Ottawa, The Business Inn is easily my first choice. Both times, the rooms have been fantastic - clean, roomy, fully equipped with kitchen, modern large HD TV, etc. A full complimentary hot and cold breakfast each morning, along with the friendly staff, have made both stays as enjoyable as living on the road can be. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I also booked this hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews. When we first arrived I was a bit leary since it doesn't look real nice from the street. I agree with other reviewers that it is also a little difficult figuring out the parking. But it was worth the trouble. For the money, the room was very nice - large and comfortable. The kitchen with refrigerator really came in handy. Breakfast was good, especially if you like "made to order" omelets. My husband and I especially liked the "grab and go" breakfasts! They were bagged breakfasts stored in the fridge of the breakfast area. If I was going back to Ottawa for a long stay I would definitely book this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

While I would put this hotel in the low to mid priced range, (for Ottawa), it is every bit as good, if not better, than hotels priced two or three times higher.

We stayed for three days in one of their mid sized suites, and were very satisfied. The suite, laid out in a semi-open concept format contained a large comfortable bed, an apartment type kitchen, c/w full size 'fridge and stove, microwave, toaster, dishes and cutlery. The combination living room/dining room contained a table with 4 chairs, a couch and upholstered chair and a 46" T.V. Also, in one corner was a desk-top computer c/w printer. A perfect set-up for anyone staying for an extended period or even a night, be it on vacation or business. A continental style breakfast every morning was included in the price.

One word of caution, as far as I know, all Ottawa hotels, (except perhaps those in outlying areas), including this one, charge $15./day parking fees.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Booked this property on the strength of Tripadvisor reviews. I am of two minds about reviewing this hotel. because I might find it booked solid when I return. It's that good ! LARGE living room with couch and hide-a-bed, full kitchen with dishes, awesomely comfortable bed in seperate bedroom -all for the lowest rate booked on line. Complete with two large screen TVs,free laundry facilities with even the detergent provided. Exercise room , well rounded breakfast, and a full sized computer round out the list of attributes. I have not ever so enjoyed a stay in a downtown hotel, and am used to being charged for every tiny amenity
Though great for business, the Inn is just as good for vacationers, or those on a long road trip, as we were, looking to stretch out after closet-sized motel rooms.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miamisburg, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Best location in Ottawa. Nice breakfast with lot of options. Staff is also friendly. Only problem is the elevator is pretty small so getting larger luggage to your room is little difficult. Other than that everything is pretty good.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Business Inn & Suites

Address: 180 MacLaren Street | at Elgin, Ottawa, Ontario K2P0L3, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#2 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#4 Best Value Hotel in Ottawa
#5 Family Hotel in Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Business Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spread your paperwork over large desk tables, relax on the comfortable living room sofas and wake up refreshed in a king size bed. If your family is traveling on business with you, our spacious suites feature fully equipped kitchens and household amenities to satisfy their needs as well. Located at the central hot-spot of Ottawa. Locals and visitors enjoy dinner, dancing and live music. 24 hour diners, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and the ByWard Market are within walking distance, making The Business Inn the perfect location when staying in Ottawa! ... more   less 
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