As an airline crewmember I've been staying here for several years now. The wireless internet has always been bad and I was reminded this past week just how bad it is. I stay at over 100 hotels per year and I can honestly say this hotel has the worst internet service of all. That's why I am writing this review - so hopefully management will take note and fix it!
Even though I was on the 7th floor the best signal was "Holiday Inn roof." I think the building has about 15 floors so you can see I was far from the roof and a lot of concrete between me and the antenna. I tried calling my wife on Skype and the connection was so bad we terminated the call. Facetime did not work any better. I was able to check my email during the day, but after returning from dinner I could not even connect to the internet. Time to bring this hotel into the 21st century!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Downtown Ottawa Location Ideal for All Travelers. Located in the trendy Golden Triangle District of downtown Ottawa, Holiday Inn & Suites - Ottawa Downtown is a well-appointed hotel in close proximity to the MacDonald Cartier International Airport (YOW) and the Ottawa Train Station. Our location places you mere steps from the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can stroll, bike or skate by many great historic and contemporary attractions of downtown. Our Ottawa hotel is within walking distance of trendy Elgin Street's shops, restaurants and nightlife, historic Byward Market, the Canadian War Museum and Parliament Hill. Lodging here benefits business travelers who are visiting the Department of National Defense, the Government of Canada Conference Centre, and other businesses in downtown Ottawa. Our hotel's amenities include eight meeting rooms, event packages and a Business Centre to meet your business needs. From Lane's Restaurant and Lounge to the Fitness Centre, we aim to provide you with a convenient stay in downtown Ottawa. Each hotel room features a triple-sheeted bed, a sitting area, TV, a work area with a desk, and free high-speed Internet access. Our downtown Ottawa hotel staff go beyond the average hotels in Ottawa to give you the comfort you deserve. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Hotel And Suites Downtown
- Holiday Inn Downtown
- Holiday Inn Ottawa
- Ottawa Holiday Inn