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“Good hotel and location” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Jersey, United Kingdom
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“Good hotel and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Clean room with good facilities, including free wifi, desktop computer and printer and fully equipped kitchen. The breakfast options were good and complimentary. We enjoyed the snack packs to take away for the day which included fruit, cookies and water, it was a nice touch. The staff were helpful and the parking good. Only a short walk to the main attractions. We would stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It would be going over old ground to repeat the comments made in so many other reviews but for what it provides close to the CBD and major attractions/features of a Capital City this place is phenomenal at the price. There is, however, one thing about which potential guests may wish to be aware, especially if they are light sleepers or trying to cope with a time change as we were on the first of our two stays when in Ottawa. The Elgin Street side of the property is adjacent to several pubs with outdoor seating and late closing and in hot weather this led to a lot of noise. Also, there is some background noise form air conditioning units. For our second stay, courtesy of the friendly staff enquiring about our stay when we checked out the first time, we were at the rear which cut out the noise of the “revellers” although there was still some aircon sound.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Big enough studio room 310, great welcoming staff, underground parking facility although comes at 15$ a day but convenient, nice hot breakfast, even a breakfast to go bag while you leave, a printer and a computer in every room, Sony Bravia TV- set, phone, a/c, mini kitchen with fridge and many, many others. It may be the only hotel equipped with everything any traveller would need... Will definitely stay again here on our next visit in Ottawa.

Thanks guys,
Guta 1962.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

After a tiny walkup in Montreal that cost twice as much, we were ecstatic to find a full suite, reasonable parking, a wonderful staff, and location convenient to all we wanted to see. We easily walked downtown and to a great path along the river. Pubs nearby offered anything we could have wanted and nearby groceries could supply your needs if you wanted to use the full kitchen in the suite. Superb breakfast was included!

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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I recently stayed at the Business Inn for the second time, the first time being >4 years ago. While it is not a fancy or high end hotel, once again I was extremely impressed by the service and all the included 'extras'. For $119/night, I got a large suite with separate bedroom and spacious living/dining room. Would highly recommend The Business Inn to anyone travelling to Ottawa, whether on business or with families.

PROS:
- Excellent value
- Excellent service, friendly staff
- Spacious rooms
- Well equipped kitchen
- Free laundry (they also provide detergent)
- Computer workstation with printer in every room
- Free Wifi (of course)
- Great location with lots within walking distance, including plenty of restaurants

CONS:
- Furniture/décor is a bit dated (but clean/well maintained)
- The air conditioning machine in the bedroom was quite noisy
- Rooms facing Elgin Street can be noisy on weekends

SUGGESTIONS:
- Would have loved to have a Nespresso machine in the room! A few tea selections in the room would have been nice as well.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Huge apartment, great welcoming staff, underground parking facility although comes at 15$ a day but convenient, nice hot breakfast, even a breakfast to go bag while you leave, a printer and a computer in every room- may be the only hotel equipped with everything any traveller would need...

Will definitely stay again

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
#3 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#5 Family Hotel in Ottawa
#6 Best Value 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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Also Known As:
The Business Hotel Ottawa
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