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The Business Inn & Suites
Ranked #8 of 68 Hotels in Ottawa
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Stayed there three times (three weeks in a row) and was given three different rooms. Wonderfully located in downtown Ottawa. In walking distance of Parliament and of the Byward market. Well-equipped kitchenette. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast and the price is more than right. It was also very nice to have an indoor parking spot (it was winter, remember ?). It was wonderful to have a desktop computer in the room equipped with a printer !! One of the rooms missed an alarm-radio, but I asked for one, and was happy to see it in my room upon my return from work the same day. The gym is also nice and weel-equipped.
I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay downtown with lots of nice restaurants within a 5 minutes walking distance. But mostly for its great staff !

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

I arrived after dark and the outside that I could see looked a little tired and worn as was the parkade. The room was very comfortable better than the fancy hotel I stayed in when I was in Ottawa earlier this year. Breakfast was OK the best part was the price was right.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We rented a room last weekend for a night. I read the reviews online, but I was still skeptical, with the price being so cheap and all. Well that went away pretty quickly. Hotel is gorgeous, very neat and the staff is friendly. Our room was amazing! The kitchenette had pretty much everything you needed, and the living room had a desktop computer. Did I mention everything was very neat/clean ;)? I was impressed to say the least. The continental breakfast was good with a lot of variety, they even had a person making egg sandwich on request. I highly recommend this hotel. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Clean and spacious rooms, great location only a $15 cab ride from the train and close to shopping and the Parliament Buildings. Dollarama is a block away and a convenience store is across the street. Plug did not fit the bathtub (minor minor) but a $1 "universal" bathtub plug from Dollarama fixed that. 3 Blocks away is a full grocery store. Great staff, great breakfast provided and room is lovely. I was traveling with family including a senior and a kid and the family suite is great and for the price it is definitely worth it. You can even smoke on the BALCONY as they provide an ashtray. My mom's a smoker so this worked out well. No room service but MacLaren's bar is at the front and the pizza was a bit small but tasty and quick for a pick up. I will recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

This hotel is both the best room and value in Ottawa. Essentially a one bedroom apartment for less than $140 a night. Every time I go to Ottawa I say there. Within walking distance to everything in downtown.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

My business took 2 rooms at this hotel for a weekend trade show at the Ottawa Convention centre. Fairly close to downtown, the rooms are large. One room had a king, the other a queen, and each had a pull out sofa. Each room has it's own computer with internet connection as well as a fax machine and a ktichenette. The rooms are large and the bed/pillows were super comfortable. It's a quiet hotel - the make you sign a form that says you will be quiet after midnight. The lobby is kind of dingy and not at al spacious, so it is not good for meeting clients. Breakfast was on the 3rd floor and was included. Mostly cold items, although them make home fires and english muffin sandwiches. They also have a packed breakfast you can just grab from the fridge and go. The only issue we had was that we registered through an online discount site, and they lost the reservation for the second room. WE had to call hotels.com to figure it out...hotel staff did not call.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

I was highly satisfied with the meeting facility rental that TBI provided me with and I will not hesitate to choose this hotel again in future over and above any hotel in Ottawa! Likewise, I will highly recommend it to anyone visiting the city or looking for a short or long term room rental and a business or leisure meeting facility rental! My great appreciation of TBI singular service! Way to go!
Best wishes and hoping to rent again soon

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Business Inn & Suites

Address: 180 Maclaren St | at Elgin, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0L3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ottawa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#3 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#5 Family Hotel in Ottawa
Price Range: $81 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Business Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! ... more   less 
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