• By: OLM Staff

Best of Ottawa 2020: Places to stay — hotels and inns

?After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly series, we share our picks with you — our top hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!

Fairmont Chateau Laurier — 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

One of Ottawa’s most iconic landmarks, the Fairmont Chateau Laurier is located in the downtown core. With stunning views, excellent food and a variety of elegant rooms, this hotel is a perfect place to stay for a relaxing getaway.

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The Westin — 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

The Westin is a five-star hotel that boasts a variety of amenities such as a full service spa and indoor swimming pool. Perfect for a weekend with friends, The Westin is just a couple of steps away from the ByWard Market.  

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Lord Elgin Hotel — 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa

The historic Lord Elgin is a centrally located hotel, smack in the middle of Ottawa’s historic and tourist sites. The hotel boasts a selection of luxurious rooms and suites overlooking the Rideau Canal and Confederation Park.

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Le Germain Hotel Ottawa — 30 Daly Ave, Ottawa

Le Germain Hotel Ottawa features modern rooms and suites, keeping comfort in mind. Blending modern architecture and elegance, the hotel is tucked behind the Rideau Centre while still being close to a variety of Ottawa’s attractions — including the fabulous OAG that is right next door. 

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The Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa  — 60 Mill Road, Wakefield, QC

Tucked away in the National Capital Region's Gatineau Park is The Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa. This serene location, 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa, is the perfect spot for a couples weekend. Oh, and did we mention, they are dog friendly! 

Photo: Moulin Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa, Facebook

The Albert at Bay Suite Hotel — 435 Albert Street, Ottawa

Located in downtown Ottawa, The Albert at Bay Suite Hotel hotel is conveniently placed amongst the city’s best attractions! Offering conference rooms, apartment-sized suites perfect for families and extended stays, The Albert accommodates to a variety of different travellers. 

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Brookstreet Hotel — 525 Legget Dr, Kanata

Located in Kanata, just west of the city, this upscale hotel, resort and conference centre is close to the Canadian Tire Centre and overlooks the Marshes Golf Course. The Brookstreet Hotel offers an unforgettable dining experience as well as a lounge, natural spa and pool.

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre — 101 Lyon St N, Ottawa

This sleek hotel offers a comfortable place to stay, ideally located downtown Ottawa. Featuring spacious rooms and modern decor, Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre is perfect for relaxing away from home.

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Asbury House Bed & Breakfast — 303 First Avenue, Ottawa

Ashbury House Bed & Breakfast is a four star B&B located in the Glebe, one of Ottawa’s most charming neighborhoods. Offering warm apple pie upon arrival, Ashbury House's charm is only enhanced by its antique decor. Start your morning off with a gourmet breakfast — Ashbury House Bed & Breakfast is a comfortable place to stay!

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Ottawa Embassy Hotel and Suites — 25 Cartier Street, Ottawa

Located between Elgin Street and the Rideau Canal, The Embassy Hotel and Suites has been a fixture at the corner of Cooper and Cartier streets for over 40 years. In 2019, the hotel completed a $7 million top-to-bottom renovation. It's the perfect place to stay the night, the week, or even a month! 

Photo: Dwayne Brown Studio