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The Business Inn & Suites

180 Maclaren St at Elgin, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0L3 Canada
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Spread your paperwork over large desk tables, relax on the comfortable living room sofas and wake up refreshed in a king size bed. If your family is traveling on business with you, our spacious suites feature fully equipped kitchens and household amenities to satisfy their needs as well. Located at the central hot-spot of Ottawa. Locals and visitors enjoy dinner, dancing and live music. 24 hour diners, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and the ByWard Market are within walking distance, making The Business Inn the perfect location when staying in Ottawa!
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Parking garage
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Well maintained facility with varying accommodations from a regular hotel room to spacious one bedroom suite with a kitchen. Good location for another time as there is a lot of construction in the area. Friendly accommodating staff made our stay awesome
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I arrived at 2pm and my room was ready (prior to the 4pm check in time). Had a huge suite with everything one would need. The self use laundry was easy to use and definitely an added benefit of staying here. Gym with basic weights/cardio equipment also a great extra. I found the complimentary breakfast fantastic - hot and cold offerings, Nespresso coffee, fruit - enough to get started for the day. The hotel is a 20ish minute walk to the main part of the city, which can be done via Elgin St or along the canal. As other have mentioned, the place is dated and could definitely use a renovation. However, the amenities and comfort made up for it, and it was a pleasant stay for me.
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I booked a quick trip to Ottawa on short notice through Expedia. Three nights at this hotel. The first two were good. I knew that it was undergoing renovation only after I arrived. I didn’t have any issue with construction noise at the hotel, but the third night, there was a lot of noise in the street below as, although I was on the 7th floor, the two nightclubs below seemed very loud with music and voices. It didn’t help that a storm was also passing through. The balcony was not usable as railings were not reinstalled from the work being done, however, the view was pretty nice. I had a queen room booked as a single, but ended up with a huge apartment suite with a king bedroom, complete kitchen, living/dining room, bathroom. My suite had a ginormous tv and a desk top computer complete with printer. Breakfast was fine for a continental. It offered a selection of fruits, cereal, fresh breads, Nespresso coffee, English muffin egg & bacon/sausage sandwiches, juices, boiled eggs, pretty much all you need. Front desk staff were polite when I had questions. Elgin Street under construction, so a little tricky to navigate sometimes, but doable with good walking shoes. Close to sights, such as Byward Market, Rideau shopping center, Parliament Hill, historical buildings, pubs and restaurants.
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Enjoyed the comfortable beds, kitchen and ample breakfast. Layout of the room roomy for 2 people, even though it was considered a mini-suite. If you are walking to do some sight-seeing it is in a central location. Unfortunately nearby Elgin Street was under construction so it was difficult to walk on it.
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Spacious rooms, nice breakfast, good staff. They upgraded my booking again which was nice because I am travelling to visit my parents who have both had problems with cancer this year. This hotel is centrally located and I tend to book it on Hotwire as a blind bid, which is something that requires a bit of effort. I tend to park at Ottawa City hall which is a short walk down Elgin and during the weekend the parking there is free.
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$86 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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