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The Business Inn & Suites

180 Maclaren St at Elgin, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0L3 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 04/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 81 hotels in Ottawa
Travelers' Choice
Upon check-in, guests must provide photo ID and a bank issued credit card for a pre-authorization of room and tax charges, as well as $100. for security. Our all suite hotel has spacious rooms with fully equipped kitchens, household amenities, and a computer with laser printer. We also offer FREE breakfast, WiFi, laundry room with soap and dryer sheets, and movies on demand. Indoor and outdoor parking is available for $22.60 per day. The Business Inn & Suites is located in downtown Ottawa within walking distance of restaurants, bars, dancing and live music, 24 hour diner, museums, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and the ByWard Market, making it the perfect location when staying in Ottawa!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking garage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
City View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Monica wrote a review Oct 19
Lagos, Nigeria1 contribution
Amazing place. big and spacious rooms, with all amenities that would make you feel at home. Breakfast was provided and was good. staffs were friendly and provided help when needed. the environment and location was wonderful. You could stroll out in the evening and have a drink or dinner outside in one of the many restaurants located already. It's just about 10mins walk to the city centre with a lot of tourist attractions and the mall.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Because of covid, a lot of people might not want to help, so be prepared to do some things yourself
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Jim H wrote a review Oct 19
Toronto, Canada24 contributions29 helpful votes
Clean, great value, continental breakfast was really nice and the staff are friendly and helpful. Nice that we could walk to all the attractions we wanted to visit. Nice to have underground parking right at the hotel. It was $20 a day but worth it. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Karin D wrote a review Oct 12
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The Business Inn & Suites exceeded our expectations in all areas! The affordability was a pleasant surprise. We had a room with a balcony, a king-size bed, which was white and had an abundance of white pillows and a very comfortable mattress, a kitchenette, iron, ironing board, and a most delicious breakfast served with all covid protocols in place. We were also a few minutes' walk to the byward market and other sites of interest. We will certainly return to this hotel and recommend it to our family and friends and to you too, dear reader.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Front Desk, Guest Services / Front Office at The Business Inn & Suites
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your thoughtful review! Our team is very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to having you back!
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Javier_PA wrote a review Oct 8
Madrid, Spain32 contributions3 helpful votes
Great hotel in the most convenient location - walking friendly city and the location could not be any better. The staff was really nice and helpful with keeping our luggage until our room was ready, and our room was a suit with a lot of space, 2 TVs, a computer working station, coach, kitchen.... The room was extremely clean, and the service was great. Something to maybe improve is the breakfast dining room...we had to wait for a table (covid restrictions) but food was sufficient and kind of nice. Really good environment and vibe I highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Front Desk, Guest Services / Front Office at The Business Inn & Suites
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit.
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Irina wrote a review Oct 6
Vancouver, Canada12 contributions7 helpful votes
Very nice hotel with very friendly and supportive staff. The room was very convenient with the computer station, 2 TVs and kitchen. Everything you need is there! Breakfast was excellent: omlette with ham or sausage on the bun, yogurts and muffins with coffee or tea and much more. More than enough to eat in the morning. Location is perfect: walkable to city centre (Parliament, river and Rideau canal). Museum of Nature is around the corner - must visit! Perfect deal!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Front Desk, Guest Services / Front Office at The Business Inn & Suites
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad that you loved the room and breakfast and that you had the opportunity to take advantage of our central location. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Business Inn & Suites
Which popular attractions are close to The Business Inn & Suites?
Nearby attractions include Canadian Museum of Nature (0.3 miles), Yuk Yuk's (0.03 miles), and Ottawa City hall (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Business Inn & Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Business Inn & Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Business Inn & Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Business Inn & Suites?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Business Inn & Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beckta Dining & Wine, Pure Kitchen Elgin, and The Scone Witch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Business Inn & Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Business Inn & Suites located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Ottawa.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Business Inn & Suites?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does The Business Inn & Suites offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Business Inn & Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.