I stayed 3 nights at the Byward Blue Inn. I had never been to Ottawa before, so the location was perfect. It's very close to everything you need as a 'tourist' and only a 5 minute walk or so to the grocery and liquor stores. There's a teeny kitchenette that had cutlery, a cork screw and a few dishes, in addition to microwave, fridge and coffee maker, which made things easy. The staff was super friendly and I was lucky to be able to get into my room a few hours before the official check-in time. I was also given an unexpected room upgrade from the double which I had reserved to the queen. That was really nice...certainly wouldn't expect that every time, but was a nice bonus.
The room was very clean and I could control my own heat. One downside is that the floors aren't carpeted and I could hear the person above me walking around which was a bit disruptive at times. On one morning, it sounded like maybe I was next to an industrial laundry room...there was a weird sound that sounded like a washer on spin cycle that would stop and start for about 2 hours. Wasn't the end of the world but it started at 8 AM, so woke me up.
Breakfast is included ($5 more if you want the hot breakfast ie bacon, eggs, pancakes) but was a bit sparse. It was adequate, for sure, but perhaps a bit of fruit would round it out. It was basically bread/bagels, cereal and yogurt.
They also have extra umbrellas you can borrow if needed, which is a nice touch. Wifi was fine and they will also loan you a laptop if needed...also a nice touch.
As a woman travelling alone, I felt safe in the hotel as well as walking to it from the Byward Market at night. It's only 1/2 block in from the main street.
All in all, a pleasant stay, would stay again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Byward Blue Hotel Ottawa