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Lord Elgin

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San Jose
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Hotel is across the street from Confederation Park where all the great attractions are! Plus, if you get a good room, you can just open your window and listen to all the music before you bundle up to walk across the street. The front desk was friendly and helpful with activities and restaurant recommendations (they were 4/4 for recommendations). Even... More 

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DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Dear mollyfromCA, Thank you for such a great review! We will certainly share your feedback with the team, who love to know when they make a stay special for guests. I do hope that you were able to stay warm while you were visiting Ottawa! Until next time, safe travels! Best regards, David Smythe General Manager More 

Comox Valley, Canada
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63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 611 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Lord Elgin Hotel is an Ottawa Landmark and in my opinion is only second to the Chateau Laurier! I have stayed here many times, last being a few nights ago, and it always fascinates me that the employees here are like a big family that all get along very well with each other. From the moment you pull up... More 

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DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Dear Paulshappy, Thank you so much for the review! We love to hear from guests what they enjoy most about their stay with us, and you have neatly summed it up in just a few sentences. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warmest regards, David Smythe General Manager More 

Yellowknife, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My 3 night & 4 day stay at the lovely Lord Elgin was spectacular! I was even called to inform the pool was being renovated before my trip... and offered the neighbours pool once arrived. Staff in all instances were extremely kind, friendly and offered great service! My stay was excellent!!! and ... a bonus .. the hotel is spectacular... More 

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DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Dear Dayle H, We love to hear that Lord Elgin is living up to our patron’s expectations, and we plan to keep it that way! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Until then, safe travels! Best regards, David Smythe General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Despite the fact that the Lord Elgin is showing it's age in some aspects (wallpaper in room VERY dated), all other aspects of the hotel were great. The staff at the front desk, the parking valet - everything - excellent! The LE is also close to everything downtown. Check them out next time you are in Ottawa.

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1 Thank David P
DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

We hope to see you again when you are next in town David P! I am happy to let you know that we are planning renovations for the guestrooms, so I can assure you that the dated wallpaper will be replaced; along with the carpeting, lighting and pretty much everything else! We hope to have the pleasure of your return... More 

Pembroke
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I went for the night with 3 other women on a Saturday night. It was easy very easy to drive to. The staff were so very friendly and helpful. It was an absolute beautiful evening so we were able to enjoy a wonderful evening on the Rideau canal skating. The only unfortunate part about the hotel is that their pool... More 

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DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words Jakebigguy. That's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to go out and skate on the canal! Our pool is once again open, so I do hope you will be able to take advantage of it the next time you are in town. Warm... More 

Toronto, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed jan 17, 2015 Just a quick getaway for a night Easy to find, a little challenging to reach the front entrance due to one way streets but oh well. We chose valet parking which was super convenient The check in was super fast, room was very nice , bed uber comfortable Would return in a heart beat Very... More 

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DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Thanks clowdywonaceman for the great review - we're glad you found us! We hope to have the pleasure of your return visit the next time you are in Ottawa. Until next time! Best regards, David Smythe General Manager More 

Port Perry, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Hotel was lovely very clean and staff helpful. Rooms small when four sharing and not enough towels although easily attainable from housekeeping. Parking was very expensive $28 plus tax a day and you could not have access to your vehicle if you needed something unless brought up or they got it for you which could take 15-20 minutes. No rooms... More 

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Malone, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stayed at the Lord Elgin January 16th and the 17th of January 2015. The staff went beyond their normal duties of welcoming guests. We needed helped with cross country skiing sites. The went and gave us all the information,plus local skiing parks. Frank, Brian and Megan (in the 41 Grill) were a pleasure to deal with. True ambassadors of... More 

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DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Dear Suzy827, That's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and that everyone at the hotel was able to help make your stay a great one. I will make sure to pass along this review to the staff in our restaurant as I know they will be happy to hear your kind words. Best regards,... More 

Halifax, Nova Scotia
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This hotel was built in 1941 (says the cornerstone) and shares architectural features with the much more upscale Chateau Laurier. It's well-situated for walkers, being 10-20 minutes from Parliament Hill, the University of Ottawa, the Byward Market, and the dozens of good restaurants in the neighbourhood. The staff are pleasant, efficient and well-informed. A week before we flew to Ottawa... More 

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DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback 2violiststravelling. It sounds like you had a great stay with us! The Lord Elgin Hotel and the Chateau Laurier were actually designed by the same person, and both buildings certainly add to the beauty of the downtown area. Many people who travel to Ottawa enjoy the ease of access that our location gives them to... More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

For a January wedding, we had several guests coming from out of town. The Lord Elgin Hotel was chosen because of its great location and ease of access. It was suggested that we could use the private dining room so that everyone could talk at leisure without disturbing the other guests. It really was a fantastic experience. The staff went... More 

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DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

We love to hear that Lord Elgin is living up to our patron’s expectations, and we plan to keep it that way. I know that weddings can be a whirlwind of activity and hectic schedules, and I'm very pleased to hear that all of the staff you encountered were able to help make this special occasion as great as possible!... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Grill 41
Grill 41
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, to Biedermeier style luxury furnishings, you cannot help but feel pampered. Ottawa hotel guests enjoy the lap pool with adjoining whirlpool, sauna and fitness and Starbucks on-site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lord Elgin

Address: 100 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $132 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lord Elgin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 355
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Also Known As:
Lord Elgin Hotel Ottawa
Lord Elgin Ottawa
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#14 Family Hotel in Ottawa
#16 Business Hotel in Ottawa
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