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ByWard Blue Inn

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My girl friend and I have stayed here twice now and I can say that there was a lot of effort put into the hotel. Breakfast is great, rooms are clean, and the small touches like bottled recycled water and tea available in the evening are nice touches. The beds however leave a lot to be desidred. They really cheaped... More 

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South Porcupine, Canada
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time in Byward market area and could not recommend a better place to stay that is walking distance to attractions, restaurants,shopping and pubs. The hotel itself has complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea,plus encourage you to use the area off the lobby to host your dinner that you prepare in your room. A table was set with glasses and cutlery... More 

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Thank Kevin M
Angjelo L, Guest Relations Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kevin M, Greetings from the ByWard Blue Inn. We are very pleased to hear that everything was great with your stay. We appreciate your kind words on the location, breakfast, snack and staff. We also appreciate your recommendation to others. We look forward to more visits from you in the near future. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely,... More 

Shelburne, Vermont
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154 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my stay. Room was simple, but clean, with nice extras like a robes and slippers, fridge with a nice "thank you" bottle of purified water. Little deck with view of Parliament Hill, several blocks away. Lots of construction all over Ottawa now (new projects and a light rail system coming in) so it was great to park my... More 

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Thank Mike R
Angjelo L, Guest Relations Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mike R, Thank you for writing us a review. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We appreciate your comments on the room cleanliness, breakfast, location and staff. We will share your kind words with the breakfast attendant, front desk and other staff members. We are more than happy to hear that you will be... More 

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was ok, we had a private balcony, the breakfast included was really good, the service was always alright. The location is just perfect, you can find many activities to do nearby, the parliament, shopping centers, catedral notre dame, etc. I fully recommend it.

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Thank Traveler4theworldmx
Angjelo L, Guest Relations Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We are delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We greatly appreciate your feedback on the breakfast, staff and location. We will share your comments with the rest of the staff. We look forward to more visits from... More 

Ajax, Canada
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super nice service. Good little private parking garage. Great location. Great view. A little pricey but I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else! Also free breakfast which apparently people don't go to in their pajamas. Lesson learned!

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Thank janedoe809
Angjelo L, Guest Relations Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear Janedoe809, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are very pleased to hear that the hotel lived up to your expectations. We appreciate your kind words. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Ottawa. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn More 

Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very small and simple place to stay. The lobby is unimpressive but the rooms were very simple and clean. Nice touches with robes, microwave, fridge, Bath and Body Works products and great water pressure in the shower. Most of the furniture was Ikea and better pillows are needed, but for the price, it was a good deal. Also offers... More 

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Angjelo L, Guest Relations Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear NoBoundaries23, Thank you for posting your review. We are glad that all was good with your stay. We appreciate your feedback on the breakfast, rooms and location. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn. More 

Saint Andrews, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It he forecast was for rain and I forgot my umbrella. No need to worry, they had a rack full of them at the hotel. The room was spacious with a nice balcony that looked across to Parliament Hill. The weather was warm for November so I sat in the moonlight and enjoyed the view. Breakfast in the morning was... More 

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Angjelo L, Guest Relations Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear Donald C, Greetings and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We appreciate your comments on the location and breakfast. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn. More 

Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose this hotel over larger name brands as their price was extremely reasonable and I like staying downtown. This hotel is a converted condo and is quite nice. The rooms are clean and VERY quiet. On the plus side, most rooms come with a great balcony to sit on and enjoy a meal. However the room is sparsely decorated and... More 

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Angjelo L, Guest Relations Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear Linus V, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We appreciate your comments on staff, breakfast and cleanliness of the hotel. We hope to see you again in a near future. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn. More 

Barrie Ontario, Canada
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76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean simple little Inn, right in the famous Byward Market. We loved our room with its nice balcony just steps from the busy market area. Many options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and entertainment are just outside the door. It's not fancy but it has a real charm with all the original art work throughout. The breakfast is just meh... But... More 

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Angjelo L, Guest Relations Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear TartanSoul, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a detailed review. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. We appreciate your feedback on the breakfast. Breakfast is very high on our list and as such, it will be up to your expectations for your next visit in December. Let us know if... More 

North Shore, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently returned from a ladies trip to Ottawa, and despite the cold and rainy weather, we had an amazing time. Staying at the ByWard Blue Inn was a great choice! It's in a residential neighborhood in the ByWard Market District, within walking distance to Parliament Hill, the Museum of Art, the Rideau Canal, and close to all the wonderful... More 

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Angjelo L, Guest Relations Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear BeantownYogaGirl, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such an informative review. We are please to hear that although it was rainy, you managed to get around with our complimentary umbrellas. We appreciate your kind words on the staff, breakfast, snack, room cleanliness and location. We hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ByWard Blue Inn is the only hotel in Ottawa`s favorite gathering place for cafes, galleries, museums, restaurants, shopping and the ByWard Market. This charming Inn offers to business or pleasure travelers great room rates in a fantastic location. Queen or Twin Bed rooms feature private balconies, ensuite bathrooms, climate control, Internet, Cable TV and complimentary breakfast. All major attractions are within a 5 -15 minute walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ByWard Blue Inn

Address: 157 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P7, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $79 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — ByWard Blue Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Byward Blue Hotel Ottawa
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Ottawa
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms facing Clarence st. have balconies but a little noisy later at night from people returning from pubs.”
 of 5 bubbles 154kevinm, 6 days ago | Read review
“Rooms seemed quiet. If you want view from balcony, ask for one facing Parliament on upper floor.”
  • view from balcony of my 5th floor room
 of 5 bubbles MikeR586, 1 week ago | Read review
“Get a city view!”
 of 5 bubbles janedoe809, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for a room in the back overlooking the courtyard - it will be quieter than a room on the street (not that the street is terribly loud)”
 of 5 bubbles BeantownYogaGirl, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We were in room 43 and loved it!”
  • This is a small view of the terrace outside the room.
  • View from the terrace of room 43.
 of 5 bubbles BuffyGlenda, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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