Ottawa is Canada’s capital, in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montréal and the U.S. border. Sitting on the Ottawa River, it has at its centre Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and museums such as the National Gallery of Canada, with noted collections of indigenous and other Canadian art. The park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters in winter.

Ottawa has the most educated population among Canadian cities and is home to a number of post-secondary, research, and cultural institutions, including the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery, and numerous national museums. Ottawa has the highest standard of living in the nation and low unemployment.

Ottawa is known as one of the most educated cities in Canada, with over half the population having graduated from college and/or university. Ottawa has the highest per capital concentration of engineers, scientists, and residents with PhDs in Canada.

If you are planning a holiday trip to Ottawa, Canada, here are the best hotel recommendations to book. These hotels are recommended based on guests reviews of what they enjoyed while staying there.

1- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ottawa Airport
Top 20 Best Hotels In Ottawa, Canada For Travelers: Travel Guide

Only 1.2 mi from the Airport, Holiday Inn Express Ottawa Airport offers an indoor pool. A flat-screen cable TV and refrigerator are featured in each room. On-site dry cleaning is also available.

With the convenience of a microwave, these nonsmoking rooms and suites feature a seating area. With both a bath and shower, each private bathroom offers a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can also make use of a work desk.

Other facilities at The Ottawa Airport Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites include a fitness center, and meeting facilities that double as a banquet hall and a business center. Laundry facilities are also offered.

The property is 15 minutes' walk from the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, while Ottawa Center is 7.5 mi away. Parliament Hill can be found within a 18-minute drive.

Solo travelers in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a one-person stay.

This property is also rated for the best value in Ottawa! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

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2- SMR Lisgar Ottawa 
SMR Lisgar Ottawa

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the city, SMR Lisgar Ottawa is a 100% smoke-free property located in downtown Ottawa. Ottawa Convention Center is 0.9 mi away.

All units are air conditioned and include free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher, oven and microwave. A toaster and coffee machine are also provided. There is a private bathroom with bath robes in every unit. The apartments are stocked with towels and linens.

The Supreme Court of Canada is 0.7 mi from SMR Lisgar Ottawa. The nearest airport is Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, 8.6 mi from the accommodations.

This is our guests' favorite part of Ottawa, according to independent reviews.

This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Ottawa! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

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3- Benner's Bed & Breakfast 
Benner's Bed & Breakfast

Located in the Sandy Hill neighborhood of downtown Ottawa, this B&B is less than 30 minutes' walk from Parliament Hill and most of Ottawa's other main cultural attractions. On-site parking is included at no extra cost.

Each bright, modernly furnished room offers free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Guests will find a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries in their private bathroom.

Benner's Bed & Breakfast has a communal lounge for guests to enjoy. A hearty breakfast is provided each morning in the dining room.

This historic row house is located on a quiet, tree-lined street but the lively Byward Market district is only 1 mi away. Various parks and walking trails along the Rideau River can be found within 5 minutes' walk.

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4- Holiday Inn Ottawa East
Holiday Inn Ottawa East

Conveniently located less than 5 minutes' drive from the Trans-Canada Highway, the nonsmoking Holiday Inn Ottawa East features an on-site restaurant and on-site parking at no extra cost. Free WiFi is available throughout.

Each spacious room has a large window, allowing for ample natural light. Amenities include a 42" HDTV and a coffee maker. A work desk is also provided.

Reza's Restaurant offers a selection of dishes including hamburgers and pastas, and also serves a variety of drinks.

Guests at Holiday Inn Ottawa East can use the on-site business center for photocopying and faxing.

This hotel is 3.7 mi from downtown Ottawa. The St. Laurent Shopping Center is only 5 minutes' walk away.

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5- ByWard Blue Inn

This Ottawa hotel is in the ByWard Market area, within a 10-minute walk of the National Gallery of Canada. The hotel has rooms with a microwave and mini fridge.

ByWard Blue Inn serves a daily breakfast and afternoon tea. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hotel. Free laptop computers are available in the lobby upon request.

Each room at the ByWard Blue has a private bathroom with shower and bathtub. A cable TV, a telephone and a work desk with office chair are also provided in each room. Some rooms also include a balcony with a city view.

Parliament Hill and the World Heritage Rideau Canal is within a 10-minute walk of the ByWard Blue Inn in Ottawa. The National Museum of Civilization is 20 minutes away by foot.

This is our guests' favorite part of Ottawa, according to independent reviews.

This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Ottawa! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

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6- Auberge King Edward Bed and Breakfast
Auberge King Edward Bed and Breakfast

Within 801 m from Byward Market , Auberge King Edward Bed and Breakfast is located in the city of Ottawa. Free Wi-Fi access and a daily breakfast are available.

Rooms here will provide you with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. There is also a refrigerator. Toiletries and bathrobes can be found in either the shared or private bathroom.

At Auberge King Edward Bed and Breakfast you will find a garden. The property offers free parking.

The bed and breakfast is 30 m from University of Ottawa, while Rideau Canal is less than 0.6 mi away. Macdonald Cartier Airport is 7.5 mi away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Ottawa, according to independent reviews.

This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Ottawa! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Solo travelers in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a one-person stay.

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7- The Business Inn
The Business Inn

Offering free WiFi throughout, The Business Inn serves a free continental breakfast each morning. Studios and suites include a kitchen with stove. A variety of shops and restaurants can be found within 150 m from the property.

Each guest room comes with a 46-inch flat-screen cable TV with free movies and a computer with a printer. They also contain coffee-tea-facilities, a clothes steamer, iron and air purifier.

The Business Inn provides free laundry facilities. There is also a 24-hour fitness center and front desk.

Ottawa City Hall is with 751 m from the property, while Parliament Hill is 0.8 mi away. Public parking is provided upon request with surcharge.

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8- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa East-Orleans
Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Located just off Highway 174 and behind the Shenkman Arts Center, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottawa East-Orleans offers accommodations in Ottawa. It features an indoor pool, and a complimentary hot buffet breakfast each morning. Free WiFi and parking are available for all guests.

Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a 42-inch HDTV. You will find a coffee machine, a microwave and a mini fridge in the room. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a hairdryer.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Other facilities include meeting rooms and a business center. Complimentary parking on-site is also provided.

The Place D'orleans Shopping Center is conveniently located 1.1 mi from Holiday Inn Express & suites Ottawa East-Orleans. The property is within 25 minutes' drive from downtown Ottawa and 14 mi from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

Solo travelers in particular like the location – they rated it 8.2 for a one-person stay.

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9- Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Fairmont Chateau Laurier.
Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Featuring an indoor pool, this historic hotel is located in central Ottawa, adjacent to the Parliament Buildings and Rideau Canal. It features elegant dining options and spacious rooms with a flat-screen cable TV.

Tea- and coffee-making facilities and a mini-bar are standard in every classically furnished room at Chateau Laurier Fairmont. All rooms include a work desk and windows that open to the outside. The private bathroom offers bathrobes.

Dining options at the Fairmont include Zoé’s Lounge, a casual setting for afternoon tea or evening cocktails. Fine dining is available at Wilfrid’s Restaurant, which features views of Parliament.

Free access to the on-site health club is provided to all guests. The club includes a modern fitness center where machines are equipped with a personal flat-screen TV.

The friendly staff is available 24/7 to assist with travel plans. Fairmont Chateau Laurier is 5 minutes’ walk to Major’s Hill Park and the Ottawa Convention Center. Rideau Center Mall is less than 100 m away.

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10- Lord Elgin Hotel

Stay in the Heart of Ottawa – Excellent location
Lord Elgin Hotel

Directly across from the National Arts Center, this nonsmoking, landmark hotel is only steps from major attractions, and offers spacious accommodations with 49-inch TVs and first-class amenities in the city center of Canada's capital.

The Lord Elgin Hotel is ideally located close to a number of Parliament buildings as well as the National Art Gallery. Guests at the hotel can also enjoy ice skating on Rideau Canal in the winter or exploring the vibrant shops and restaurants in Byward Market.

In addition to a variety of standard amenities, the Lord Elgin also features a state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center, complete with a lap pool. Guests can also browse for souvenirs at the small on-site gift shop and enjoy free local calls.

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11- Les Suites Hotel
Les Suites Hotel

Next to shopping at the Rideau Center and surrounded by dining and entertainment, this all-suite hotel in the center of Ottawa, Ontario offers fully furnished accommodations and enjoyable facilities.

Les Suites Hotel features one and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens as well as washers and tumble dryers. The pet-friendly suites also boast comforts such as free wireless high-speed internet access and free local calls.

After working out in the 24-hour fitness center, guests at the Les Suites can go for a swim in the indoor pool. For on-site dining, the Presse Café serves a variety of beverages, in addition to fresh salads, sandwiches and desserts.

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12- Alt Hotel Ottawa
Alt Hotel Ottawa

Set 400 m from Federal Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Alt Hotel Ottawa welcomes guests with an on-site restaurant and bar.

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine in the room. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer.

There is a 24-hour front desk and a fitness center at the property. The Altcetera Café serves a variety of snacks and beverages as well as hot and cold meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Parliament Hill is 500 m from Alt Hotel Ottawa, while Supreme Court of Canada is 500 m away. The nearest airport is Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, 6.8 mi from Alt Hotel Ottawa.

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13- Ramada by Wyndham Ottawa On The Rideau
Ramada by Wyndham Ottawa On The Rideau

Nestled on 5 acres of tree-covered land in Ottawa, this nonsmoking hotel offers views of the Rideau River as well as WiFi, local calls and parking, all free of charge.

The Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau features a sauna, a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor heated pool.

Guests at Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau will enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast every morning at the River Lounge.

The Ottawa International Airport is 4.7 mi from the Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau. An airport shuttle bus is available between the hours of 06:00 - 22:00 (Monday to Friday) and from 08:00 - 17:00 (weekends).

Solo travelers in particular like the location – they rated it 8.1 for a one-person stay.

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14- Ottawa Embassy Hotel & Suites
Ottawa Embassy Hotel & Suites

Located in downtown Ottawa, Embassy Hotel & Suites offers spacious suites with full kitchens and other apartment-style amenities. Ottawa City Hall is 3 minutes' walk away.

All units provide a flat-screen TV with cable channels and free WiFi, as well as a private balcony with city views.

The Ottawa Embassy Hotel & Suites serves pub cuisine at the on-site Cooper's Gastropub. Room service is also available.

Guests can take advantage of the hotel's modern fitness center and sauna.

Embassy Hotel & Suites is less than 5 minutes' walk from the shops and restaurants of Elgin Street. Key attractions including the Rideau Center, Parliament Hill and Byward Market can all be found within 0.9 mi.

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15- Comfort Inn Ottawa East
 Comfort Inn Ottawa East

Situated at the east end of Ottawa, Ontario just a short drive from downtown, this non-smoking hotel offers a wide range of convenient amenities near several businesses and enjoyable attractions.

All hotel rooms have a 32-inch flat-screen TV, refrigerator and microwave. Wireless internet is also included for free.

Guests staying at the Ottawa East Comfort Inn will enjoy a free hot breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon or sausage, waffle, cereal, yogurt , bread, juice, coffee and tea. It can be enjoyed in the dining area or in the privacy of the room.

Comfort Inn Ottawa East is just minutes from the University of Ottawa, Rideau Carleton Race Track and the ByWard Market. Several museums are in the area including the Aviation Museum and the Museum of Science and Technology. Corporations such as the Department of National Defense and Ottawa General Hospital are located nearby.

Solo travelers in particular like the location – they rated it 8.0 for a one-person stay.

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16- Angela's Bed & Breakfast Ottawa 
Angela's Bed & Breakfast Ottawa

Located in Ottawa, Angela's Bed & Breakfast Ottawa provides free WiFi, and guests can enjoy free bikes, a garden and a shared lounge.

Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast.

Angela's Bed & Breakfast Ottawa also provides a business center and guests can check the newspapers or use the fax machine and photocopier at the accommodation.

A playground can be found at Angela's Bed & Breakfast Ottawa, along with a grill.

TD Place Stadium is a 19-minute walk from the bed and breakfast, while Supreme Court of Canada is 2.4 km away. The nearest airport is Macdonald Cartier Airport, 12.9 km from Angela's Bed & Breakfast Ottawa.

This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Ottawa! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Solo travelers in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a one-person stay.

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17- Travelodge by Wyndham Ottawa East
Travelodge by Wyndham Ottawa East

Located just 10 minutes' drive from downtown Ottawa, this Travelodge by Wyndham Ottawa East offers free WiFi and comfortable guestrooms with a fridge and microwave.

Guests will enjoy amenities such as free on-site parking and the full-service, Broadway Bar and Grill, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Relax in the indoor saltwater pool after a day exploring the city.

Byward Market and downtown Ottawa's business district are just a short drive from the Ottawa East Travelodge. Interesting attractions, such as Parliament Hill and Museum of Science and Technology, are also nearby.

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18- Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel

Near attractions such as Parliament Hill and ByWard Market, this hotel in downtown Ottawa, Ontario offers enjoyable facilities, comfortable guestrooms and on-site dining options.

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel features an indoor pool and fitness center. After a busy day, guests can relax in a smoke-free guestroom with a comfortable bed.

The Carleton Grill at the Ottawa Sheraton offers a menu for breakfast and a lunch buffet. Guests can have a cup of Starbucks coffee at the coffee bar or a light meal with a beverage at Sasha's Bar.

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19- Days Inn by Wyndham Ottawa Airport
Days Inn by Wyndham Ottawa Airport

This Ottawa hotel provides a free shuttle service to and from Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier Airport, just 1.9 mi away. The Days Inn by Wyndham Ottawa Airport features an indoor pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi.

Days Inn by Wyndham Ottawa Airport offers large, air-conditioned rooms that are furnished with microwaves and refrigerators. All of the comfortable guest rooms are equipped with cable TVs and coffee makers.

Guests of the Days Inn by Wyndham Ottawa Airport can work out in the gym or relax in the indoor heated pool. A daily continental breakfast is served to guests.

Canada Science and Technology Museum is 7.8 mi from the Days Inn. The hotel is located across the street from Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.

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20- Albert at Bay Suite Hotel
Albert at Bay Suite Hotel

Near central Ottawa, Ontario attractions such as Parliament Hill, this all-suite hotel offers spacious accommodations with comfortable amenities as well as contemporary facilities. Parliament Hill is 0.6 mi away.

Albert at Bay Suite Hotel features one-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, spacious work areas and closet space. Guests can relax on the balcony or use the in-suite free wireless high-speed internet access.

After exploring the area, guests can workout in the state-of-the-art fitness center with cardiovascular equipment.

Rideau Canal is 1.1 mi from this property. Byward Market is 7 minutes' drive away.

Solo travelers in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a one-person stay.

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