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Lord Elgin

100 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8 Canada
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#15 of 81 hotels in Ottawa
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All newly renovated - historic landmark Hotel in heart of downtown Ottawa: ideally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa - directly across from Confederation Park, the National Arts Centre and steps away from Byward Market, Rideau Canal, Ottawa Shaw Centre, Parliament Buildings and the Ottawa Rideau Centre. Guestrooms reflect Ottawa's elegance. From the tall picture windows, bold tulip inspired artwork and beautiful marble-tiled washrooms, you cannot help but feel pampered. Ottawa hotel guests enjoy the lap pool with adjoining whirlpool, sauna and fitness and Starbucks on-site.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Paid private parking on-site
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Park View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Steph wrote a review Oct 17
14 contributions3 helpful votes
Just spent the weekend in Ottawa. We stayed at the Lord Elgin. The hotel does have a lot of great qualities. I gave it only a 3, because I wish the room would have been a bit roomier. And the bathroom especially could have been bigger. ( when u go in you have to turn around shut the door and then go about your business) and the parking is pricey. Now those small features aside, the hotels location is wonderful you are only minute walks away from everything. The parliament buildings, byword market, blocks full of Fantastic restaurants, bars and shopping! So much to do just moments out of the lobby. Didn't even need our car. The staff we encountered were all wonderful, very accommodating and friendly!!! The hotel is very clean. 210$ a night though. Cause of the location we would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
514Dale wrote a review Apr 2020
Montreal, Canada542 contributions88 helpful votes
We came here to celebrate an anniversary. I wanted to be within walking distance to the Parliament and shopping AND I wanted modern bathrooms and found this place had undergone renovations in recent years. I have always wanted to stay here because I thought it looked like Chateau Laurier which I could not afford. I was not disappointed. The lobby reminds me of old world hotels. Our room was a classic room and it was not big. I loved the modern bathroom with a tiled walk-in shower. It had the clean modern look I wanted. My only discontent with the bathroom was that the glass wall should have been at least a foot or two wider so that the water from the shower would not splash out so easily onto the rest of the bathroom floor. I had written in the comment field during reservations that we were coming in for our anniversary and it was lovely to be "upgraded" to a classic room, but overlooking Confederation Park and Elgin Street. There was also a card propped up on the TV to wish us a happy anniversary. Superb personal touch, thank you! The final thing I loved about this hotel was that they had a $5 "green voucher" for anybody choosing to forego daily housekeeping services. I used our voucher at the Starbucks downstairs on our last day. Lastly, parking at the hotel costs A LOT. If you are willing to walk, you can have free overnight parking underground at the City Hall less than two blocks away. I would definitely come back to the Lord Elgin. This was a wonderful first experience.
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Date of stay: September 2019
fbkelly15 wrote a review Mar 2020
Timmins, Canada15 contributions51 helpful votes
Room was okay but very small for $200.00 a night and parking is $35 a night. Front reception was very nice Gym had good equipment and swimming pool was large. Swimming pool area had a lot of areas that had not been cleaned and maintained for quite a while and was quite dirty and unhealthy. Great location Foerm$235.00 a night I would at alternate hotels close by that are more modern and likely have a more spacious room for the price
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Date of stay: March 2020
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StephanToronto wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto780 contributions219 helpful votes
The value cannot be beat. The hotel is very nice and the rooms are more than adequate. Service is top notch. The location is awsome. At the begining of Elgin close to all the restaurants and close to the lower town.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Traveled on business
scottishvermonter wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont164 contributions73 helpful votes
The Lord Elgin has ALWAYS been a prime hotel. The location is perfect, especially if you enjoy sightseeing while enjoying a pleasant walk. Parliament Hill is only a five-minute stroll up the street, so if you want to see the summer laser show projected onto the buildings, it is easy to go without worrying about transportation. On July 1st.,Canada Day parades, live shows, and fireworks are there too, and going back to the hotel between events is quick. Remembrance Day parades and touching ceremonies on November 11th. take place at the war memorial across the street! The Farmers’ market is a pleasant walk, as is the Rideau Centre for shopping across the bridge. Boat rides on the canal, and even the world’s longest ice rink on the canal, are there. Now there is a zamboni-groomed outdoor ice rink across from the park when the canal is not frozen. We really enjoy Broadway shows and world-class performances across the street at the NAC, National Arts Centre! Sign up online with NAC too to get tickets easily. If you want a taxi, there are some at the front door! Several bus connections line up on the bridge nearby. Naturally, the bedding is top quality, and everything is spotless. Still, what I admire most about this hotel is the quality of the fine people who work there to keep visitors informed, well-fed, comfortable and happy. They simply are a credit to the hotel, and indeed are ambassadors for the great Canadian people in this their capital city. Sign up directly with the hotel to enable access to a VARIETY of special offers and email updates. Besides the AARP/CARP senior rates, their “Cars Stay Free” offer includes parking and an extensive buffet for two. Prices are quoted in Canadian dollars, so Trivago links etc.may be misleading you, so use caution.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Rooms with a park view are fine
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lord Elgin
Which popular attractions are close to Lord Elgin?
Nearby attractions include Rideau Canal National Historic Site (0.3 miles), National War Memorial (0.1 miles), and Famous Five Monument (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lord Elgin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Lord Elgin?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lord Elgin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lord Elgin?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lord Elgin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beckta Dining & Wine, Shinka Sushi Bar, and The Scone Witch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lord Elgin?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Lord Elgin located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Ottawa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lord Elgin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Lord Elgin offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lord Elgin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.