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“Great Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lord Elgin
Ranked #18 of 66 Hotels in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Stayed at the Lord Elgin Feb 15th for 3 nights, lovely hotel, rooms spacious. We stayed the last weekend of Winterlude very busy as it was also family day, the hotel coped really well, the staff were all excellent. There is a nice seating area in the lobby, the only downfall was the lifts only 2 working so you had quiet a wait.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Staying at The Lord Elgin hotel is a wonderful, easy stay. The location is perfect for exploring the town and enjoying the wonderful nearby restaurant precinct. The rooms are very good sizes, with the fitness centre a well fit out facility. The only disappointment was the valet parking. You have to park with a valet but when we arrived there was no valet to be seen. We had to park and locate the man inside the lobby, not stationed at his post. We needed the car on several occasions during our stay and the valet each time was no where to be seen, and the front driveway was often a carpark. It seems as though they either need more staff or better processes in place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Lauren R
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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

I stayed at the Lord Elgin for 6 days for business. It is perfectly located in a central location walking distance to Parliament. There are many good redcurrants in the area and walking distance to the Rideau centre and Market which has tons of awesome restaurants and patios for the summer months.

The staff at the hotel are very nice and helpful. My room was higher up in a corner so the view of the park out front was amazing. Only downside was that I was staying in the hotel during a festival that was taking place in the park until really late at night.

The room was perfect! Very clean, spacious, comfortable bed, quiet and felt like home. The washroom was also very clean and upkeep during my long stay was good as room service always came to clean. The room service was also impeccable with breakfast arriving on time to the room steaming hot!
Special points for the Starbucks on site!

Overall, very nice hotel and would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Waterloo, Canada
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209 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Recently, in Ottawa on business and stayed two nights at the Lord Elgin; a wonderful old gem in a fantastic location in Ottawa. The hotel is close to Parliament, Rideau Centre, Byward Market and the wonderful canal.
I love the old world charm of the hotel. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable - especially the bed. I had a corner room facing Elgin Street and had windows on two sides which provided lots of light. Enjoyed lunch and breakfast in the dining room.
Staff throughout the hotel were very courteous and friendly. Definitely, a hotel worth considering if you are visiting Ottawa for pleasure or business and you want to be in central Ottawa.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank mschmitt255
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Midlands
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed here during the Winterlude Festival. It is a lovely hotel, in a great location - close to the canal, the Parliament buildings and the bridge to get to Quebec. The pool and gym are nice, and there is a restaurent and a Starbucks on site. Comfortable, clean rooms with coffee making facilities and an ipod docking station, wide screen TV, etc. Would recommend!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank k_mMidlands
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Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
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72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Just spent a week at the Lord Elgin and we could not have been happier with this lovely old city hotel. Absolutely fabulous service, at every level, especially the front desk. Special kudos to Catherine C. who recommended so many great places to eat and shop, all nicely marked on a map for us! We stayed in the spotless and nicely furnished, well-equipped Rideau Suite, Room 340, with a view of Confederate Park. Even though the other view of our corner room was overlooking building construction across the street, we were never bothered by noise from it. Our housekeeper did a lovely job every day, everything was always spotless, including the very nice little kitchenette area. As it was a birthday celebration trip, we were nicely surprised by four free tickets for Starbucks coffees or teas in the lobby during our stay. The common areas were nicely furnished, with welcoming fireplace and comfy chairs for relaxing moments. Lunch at Grille 41 in the hotel was quite nice and excellent service. We used the hot tub/lap pool area a few times and locker rooms were clean and well lit with lockers for storage. Best of all was the superior convenient location of the hotel, within easy walking distance of so many good restaurants, shops and attractions! Our kind of place and we received a lovely thank you from the hotel in e-mail account on our arrival home! My one criticism is that the bath towels were somewhat rough and could use some softening, but they were spotless and plentiful. While it is not inexpensive, we felt that got more than our money's worth. I can highly recommend this terrific hotel!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wayfarer1007
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Ottawa
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

I took my girlfriend here the first newyears we were together in 06 also. The service and rooms were excellent. The pool area was closed that time though, and was one of the key points to spending that kind of cash for the holiday.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dwyer E
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Property: Lord Elgin
Address: 100 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#14 Family Hotel in Ottawa
#15 Business Hotel in Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lord Elgin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 355
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 
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