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ByWard Blue Inn
Ranked #14 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

Hotel is just off the Market area. Nice room with fridge sink and microwave. Had a little balcony off room. Good breakfast in the morning. Staff was good. Parking right next door at a great rate for downtown. Would recommend.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Legal, Canada
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161 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Byward Blue Inn. Our room was perfect and we loved the balcony and the view of the parliament. The location allowed us to enjoy the area on foot. Parking was tight, but doable. Breakfast was awesome. Beds were comfortable. House coats were a nice touch. Loved the little fridge and microwave. A comfortable home away from home. The only complaint is with the perfume spray being used by housekeeping. I found it nauseating. I do not handle heavy perfumes well as they give me a headache and this did not help. I was quick to open the doors and windows to air out the room and the hallway was intense too.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canada
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Nice room with fridge and microwave. Nice balcony. A minute from byward market and its great restaurants. Eight minute walk to parliament buildings and Supreme Court of canada. It's not really fancy but it is nice. Given the price, free breakfast and afternoon snacks, I would absolutely stay again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Didn't think these places still existed, a quality hotel with excellent service. Checked in and was warmly greeted and offered afternoon tea in the lounge whilst the room was prepared. Staff were all friendly and helpful. The included breakfast was good with both hot and cold options.
Definitely go for a room with a balcony, as it just adds to the atmosphere of the hotel.
Great location next to Byward market with an easy walk to Parliament and the museums.

Highly recommended.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here in there " two bedroom suite" as it was described it was clean and comfortable , one bedroom was very dark and hot as no window , but a noisy fan was available in this room was the fridge and the kitchenette in the other bedroom was the balcony door the AC unit and a dinning table with four chairs there were no wardrobes to put clothes away just a metal bar by the door that served as a hanging rail , we would not have liked to stay there for more than one night

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review, February 20, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback and will take into consideration the comments you have made about lighting and air conditioning. Thank you again for your comments. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn
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Toronto
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72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We wanted to visit Ottawa during the Tulip Festival. Been to Canada's Capital many, many times before, but never during the festival. Stayed in many Ottawa hotels in the past, but found they were either full for the Tulip Festival or very pricey.

Then we found this gem on TA. She called ... very pleasant fellow on the front desk answered all her questions and we booked two rooms, both with balconies and a view. Worth the few extra loonies for sure!

Great view of the Parliament Buildings from the balcony!

Rooms are not huge, but plenty spacious enough. Private bath of course. Queen bed, flat screen on the wall, fridge and microwave.

Breakfast was simple but hot. Eggs, hash browns, and either bacon or ham. Plus some fruit, yoghurt, juices, toast, coffee and tea. Included in the room price and a great start to the day.

Parking below the hotel is limited, and extra, but the municipal garage is just a few doors away and costs about the same. Brightly lit. Video surveillance 24/7.

Very comfortable sleep. A bit of noise from pedestrians on the street but nothing to keep you awake. We just put the wall air conditioner on to provide some cover noise.

Tonnes of restos, pubs within an easy walk. Huge variety in food types, prices. Including some very economical choices if that's what you're after.

Lots of interesting shops and galleries.

A short walk - under ten minutes - to Parliament Hill if you want to take the tour or sit in the galleries for debates, or, best of all, Question Period!

Same distance to Sparks Street pedestrian mall and lots more shops, pubs and restos. By then you're in downtown with even more shops and restos.

She asked the history of the place. Was originally a three storey home (a big one!) on Clarence Street. They put a five storey addition behind it and converted to apartments, and now the inn. Very well maintained and some interesting art in the public areas and in the rooms.

There's a good chance ByWard Blue Inn will become 'our place' in Ottawa.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room with a view of the parliament buildings.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Quebec, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

This "big" Bead and Breakfast has the charm of small Europeans Hostels. The locations excellent, on a quiet section of a busy sector (the Byward Market) and everything you need just steps away.
Many rooms have a balcony with nice view of the Parliament Buildings. The room was large enough, with a mini-kitchenet (unfortunately, no sink, so you have to wash dishes in the bathroom). But, most of all, the staff is very welcoming and helpful. My favorite in Ottawa!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: ByWard Blue Inn
Address: 157 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P7, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Ottawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — ByWard Blue Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ByWard Blue Inn is the only hotel in Ottawa`s favorite gathering place for cafes, galleries, museums, restaurants, shopping and the ByWard Market. This charming Inn offers to business or pleasure travelers great room rates in a fantastic location. Queen or Twin Bed rooms feature private balconies, ensuite bathrooms, climate control, Internet, Cable TV and complimentary breakfast. All major attractions are within a 5 -15 minute walk. ... more   less 
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