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Benner's Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 54 Ottawa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 31, 2011

This b&b is beautiful, extremely clean and cosy. The owners are friendly and the breakfast was huge and delicious. We stayed in the MacDonald room which was a nice size and had a great bed and bedding. Having the private bathroom down the hall was absolutely fine. This is the type of b&b where you feel comfortable and at home.

Walking distance to many attractions including byward market made this an ideal home base to explore Ottawa.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Marcus M
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

Great breakfast and very nice room (we had the King's Loft), quite central (approx. 20 min walking distance to parliament) but quiet, very fiendly and helpful people.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Stefan_972
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

My boyfriend and I booked the king loft for 3 nights. Good points: the room is huge, as the bathroom. You have free wifi, a tv, and a car parking. The hosts were very kind and gentle, and the breakfast was a gourmet one, every morning different. We really loved also their little dog!! Bad points: the loft is very hot, so you need the fans and the air conditioning working all the time. The room has no lock and no keys. Of course the main door is code locked, but everyone can enter at any time in the loft. Maybe you can prefer one of the other rooms, 'cause they've got locks. Last point is the location, quite far away from downtown, by walking roughly 20-30 minutes to parliament hill.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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3  Thank Romangirl79
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

We were accidental tourists due to weather delays and cancellations on our way back home from a cruise. All the Benner family were most helpful and welcoming as we arrived very last minute from the airport with only our carry-ons (lost checked bags -surprise!) and no cold weather clothing. So, armed with jackets provided by Marina we proceeded to explore downtown a bit (Byward Market is awesome)and buy long pants! The location is great, a brisk walk downtown ~20 minutes, on bus route or a very reasonable cab ride. The Laurier room was very comfortable and clean with a beautiful breakfast provided, made our 2 night visit the best of an unfortunate situation!
Thank you to John, Marina, Kevin and Cassie for your kindness and warmth!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank karena58
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Reviewed August 30, 2009

We stayed in a modern-furnished and large room (with a wonderful jacuzzi-bathroom) with terrace and we have excellent breakfasts for a very reasonable price. The owner is friendly and the position is good, there is free parking and public transport in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Reusa
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Reviewed February 23, 2009

I decided to stay at this B & B as opposed to the standard business hotel when travelling to Ottawa this recent time. This B & B is a family owned business in a lovely decorated semi-detached home in the East part of Ottawa's downtown. I dealt with the owner's son (Kevan) and he was a very hospitable and welcoming person. I stayed in the McDonald room, which is very nice with its own private bathroom down the hall. The other two rooms have ensuite bathrooms. The place is cozy and is decorated very nicely, and you do feel at home there. Yes....the floors are squeaky, but this is an older home, and its to be expected - it really wasn't as bad as others reviewers have claimed. Things to be aware of............I found it a bit cold at nights, and had to use the comforter in my room (which as fine). There is no shampoo in the bathrooms so make sure you bring your own. Breakfast is pretty fixed (time wise)...between 730am and 9 only. No food allowed in the rooms (which is understandable). The location is a bit far from downtown, but if you have a car or if the weather is nice, its not a big problem. The rooms all have complimentary wireless internet, and have a TV. My room had a balcony/porch which would be nice in the spring/summer. Beds are super comfortable. Breakfast was very nice. The owner has a flair for decoration which elevates this B & B above your typical establishment.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled on business
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1  Thank galileocan
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Reviewed November 5, 2008

Me and my fiance stayed at the B&B at the end of October for 2 nights and it was a very relaxing experience. The owner is very friendly and doesnt crowd you, when we got there he showed us our room and the bathroom and gave us the internet password and door pass.
We stayed in the Mcdonald room and it was beautiful, the sheets are changed ever day and the whole room cleaned, the bathroom is down the hall and its a big bathroom which is also cleaned every day. The floors are a squeaky and sometimes i felt bad because there was another couple staying in the Laurier room beside ours and when we would get up to take a shower i felt as if i was constantly waking them but it didnt bug me enough to give the place a lower grade.
The street is nice and its about a 20 min walk from the Byward market which is a must see, we also went to the rideau center and my fiance checked out the huge book market beside the byward.
There is a dog there, its a little daschund and its adorable, he does sometimes come up to see you at breakfast which was fine with us but if you have a thing about dogs seeing you then dont stay here.
Overall i would definatly stay here again and i would recommed this place to everyone i know.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Benner's Bed & Breakfast

Address: 541 Besserer St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6C6, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Ottawa
Price Range: $97 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Benner's Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Sandy Hill, just east of the Byward Market in beautiful downtown Ottawa, this elegant B&B is within walking distance of nearly all of Ottawa's cultural, tourist, and shopping attractions.Even with the bustle of downtown Ottawa so close at hand, you'll have no trouble sleeping peacefully, as this historic row-house is situated in a quiet, tree-lined residential neighbourhood. The area boasts handy access to restaurants and shops, while sitting right next to the picturesque Rideau River, spacious parks and gorgeous cycling/hiking paths. ... more   less 
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