Half a block from the main area of Byward market, friendly staff. I like the laminated floors rather than carpeted in other hotels, the bed was fine, the furnishing was decent, the amenities were good, the TV wasn't HD (I don't think) but I'm not a tv-watcher, anyway.
An excellent choice for a budget hotel. The only down side I found was the wifi - sometimes the signal strength just wasn't good and trying to jump from one of the 5 or 6 available signals caused havoc with the signing in for access, depending on what device you are on (I used a Touch, the latest iPad and a hackintoshed iDell).
Unfortunately, I really did need steady and dependable wifi since I was working from my room and needed Skype and to watch some streaming video and I couldn't really do either.
This was the only reason I left the hotel to camp out at another one and I would have been very happy to have stayed on except for this issue. But if you're not dependent on wifi, this place is very decent and affordable and I would heartily recommend it for those with modest wifi needs and a firm line on the Tavel budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ByWard Blue Inn is the only hotel in Ottawa`s favorite gathering place for cafes, galleries, museums, restaurants, shopping and the ByWard Market. This charming Inn offers to business or pleasure travelers great room rates in a fantastic location. Queen or Twin Bed rooms feature private balconies, ensuite bathrooms, climate control, Internet, Cable TV and complimentary breakfast. All major attractions are within a 5 -15 minute walk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Byward Blue Hotel Ottawa