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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staying in Ottawa for two nights we booked our stay at the Econo Lodge, booking the Superior Room (1 Queen sized bed). After calling a few days in advance and inquiring if they had a military discount - which the gentleman on the phone stated they did; I was surprised to hear that they did not when we arrived, told... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a hotel close to Parliament Hill and other attractions such as Byward Market and Rideau Centre, the Econolodge Downtown is within a 5-10 minute bus ride on bus #'s 7, 12, 14, 18. It's a two story walk up hotel with parking in the center court behind the front desk. The staff are nice and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I would have given 4 star but as for the worst check out and unexpected disturbance. When we checked in we meet Mr Rakesh and his wife, wonderful people and very professional. we were supposed to stay for a night but as we experienced there welcome, clean rooms and great location we decided to add one more night. Upon check... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Spent a couple of nights at this EconoLodge, while it was on the tired side and some work is needed, the room was clean and had all we needed. The location was very convenient, as it was within walking distance of many of the attractions ie: Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal locks and the National War Mamorial. If your looking... More 

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This past weekend my girlfriend and I stayed 3 days at the Econo lodge in downtown Ottawa. This hotel needs some work. Our room was a non-smoking room, however it was obvious that it had been a smoking room for several, several years before we arrived. Most likely they just slapped a Non-smoking sign in the room a few minutes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We had a small room tucked under the stairs in the corner, very basic. No microwave, no tea bags in room. Coffee machine can be used to heat the water, so BYO tea bags. Outside walkways are dangerous for the elderly as they are very uneven and covered with loose rubber tiles, easy to trip on. Our room had a... More 

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EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We do have accommodations with microwaves and refrigerators; however, you booked a standard room which does not have those amenities. At present the tiles on the walkway are being temporarily repaired but will be permanently repaired in the very near future. The "water view" you referred to was due to a construction site next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

My colleague and I had 2 rooms at the Econo Lodge for 3 nights during a training session in downtown Ottawa. We reserved here mainly due to the cost. I was a bit nervous because of the reviews, but we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms and overall hotel appeared to have had a recent renovation. Our rooms were clean and... More 

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EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are very fortunate to have the interior of the guest rooms fully renovated 2015 and are excited to renovate the exterior in 2016. We hope you will stay with us again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Is seems to me they were ramping up after winter (for march break) or something and the first room we got has been unused through the winter - it was a basket case, neither door was working properly and the such. The second day we were offered another room - probably one that has been constantly used as everything was... More 

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EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for your initial impression and appreciate your understanding. We will share you information with the front desk to ensure they are aware that their efforts don't go unnoticed. More 

Windsor, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The hotel is old. The rooms have been updated with new carpet and light fixtures but the walls need to be redone and painted. Bath tub is old and in need of replacing. Basically clean. Rooms were loud as Rideau is a busy street with lots of transient traffic from nearby YMCA hostel. Hear lots of shouting and movement on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

We had a double Queen room that looked very similar to the pictures of the renovated rooms. It is a strange mixture of updates but was clean and the beds alright (definitely not new but no lumps). The hotel lists microwaves and mini fridge in the rooms but there are not! There also is not satellite TV, it's Rogers cable... More 

Thank Lauren H
EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay! The renovation process has been completed by project and we are looking forward to having a completely renovated property very soon! Approximately half of our rooms include microwaves and refrigerators (the 'Superior Rooms' when booking) and are listed as part of the amenities in the specific room... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa The Econo Lodge(R) Downtown is in a prime location minutes from the University of Ottawa and close to many national capital attractions including Parliament Hill, the Royal Canadian Mint, the National Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Canada. The nearby Rideau Canal is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, skating in winter or simply strolling along the shore. Some of the area's best shopping facilities are nearby, including Rideau Centre mall, ByWard Market and the Sparks Street Mall. A variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges are located in the surrounding area. All spacious guest rooms at the Econo Lodge hotel are air-conditioned and have cable television. Some rooms come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves and whirlpool bathtubs. Non-smoking rooms are available. Guests of this Ottawa hotel enjoy many amenities, including free continental breakfast, free coffee, free local calls, free parking and wireless Internet access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Downtown

Address: 475 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z3, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $71 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel Ottawa
Econolodge Hotel Downtown
Econo Lodge Ottawa
Ottawa Econo Lodge
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