I had the pleasure of staying at the Albert at Bay for our anniversary on the nights of December 20th and 21st. The rooms are big, well designed, and seemed to be very well maintained. We especially enjoyed having a full kitchen in the room. We found the room very quiet, and staff at the hotel to be extremely helpful and accommodating, especially Burnadette. The workout room is very nice, with a large array of machines and a great view (it's located at the very top).
If you are planning to explore some of the local attractions, the hotel is within walking distance of the major ones. Parliament Hill was about a 15 minute walk from the hotel, and the market was 25 minutes away.
If you are looking for a place to stay that is outstanding value in Ottawa while having excellent amenities, look no further than the Albert at Bay.More