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BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Hotels

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Hotels

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 summer series, we’ll share our picks with you - 
our top hotels, live music venues, local brews,
bands and more. Check, share and discuss
#OLMBest every week!


Les Suites Hotel Ottawa

The Les Suites Hotel, centrally located next to the Rideau Centre, is known for their standout service. One such example is the option to partake in in-room spa services. All suites have full kitchens and en-suite laundry. There is also all-day access to the business centre and gym.

Brookstreet Hotel

The four-diamond hotel is pet friendly and offers live jazz performances every night of the week. Featuring a spa, seasonal skating rink, indoor and outdoor saltwater pools and several golf courses, there’s something for everyone.

The Westin

The Westin is in the ideal location, surrounded by the Rideau Centre, the Shaw Centre and the Canal. Spacious and modern, you can’t go wrong. They’re stepping up their game with a new rooftop glass ballroom set to open later this year.

Le Germain Hôtel

With a modern artsy design and great views, the Le Germain hotel turns service into an art form. Chat with one of the knowledgeable concierges to curate a custom stay and indulge in the complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Though the hotel’s central location is close to many of Ottawa’s greatest hits, you can travel to other areas of the city with ease in one of the Lexus courtesy cars.

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

A local landmark, this building has played host to it’s fair share of visiting dignitaries and Canadian history. It was designed in the French chateau-style and guest rooms were recently revamped with a multi-million-dollar renovation. Grand and opulent, the hotel offers beautiful views and even a couple of ghost stories. Afternoon high tea at Zoe’s Lounge is a must.

ARC The Hotel

Everything about this boutique hotel is chic. The décor is all about clean lines and texture, featuring sleek neutral furniture, mirrored tables and lots of windows. The intimate candlelit lounge and bar run by Executive Chef Andrew Willis serves comfort food combined with a hint of Creole influence.

Swiss Hotel

The Swiss Hotel occupies a historic building on Daly and Cumberland. The 22 rooms are striking with bold walls and graphic art, providing a great contrast with the traditional European vibe. A Swiss-Style breakfast and Mediterranean Garden only add to its charm.

The Andaz

One of the newest hotels in the city, this contemporary space boasts the city’s only rooftop bar complete with unbeatable views. As if that weren't enough, there’s also a rooftop fitness center, complimentary mini bar and a pet program. Each floor of the hotel was designed to represent the character and culture of a specific province or territory, featuring local Ottawa artists throughout.

Lord Elgin

The Lord Elgin hotel is the epitome of elegance. The commanding limestone façade holds a luxurious yet classic interior. Built during war-time as a symbol of hope for the prosperous times to come, they have been serving the capital for over 75 years.

Hilton Lac-Leamy

Just a quick hop across the River, the Hilton Lac-Leamy is a stone’s throw from the casino and takes pride in their multi-lingual staff and accessibility. They also have varied fitness amenities, including a tennis court and bike rental service.

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