$108 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 28, 2014 Check-out: Sep 29, 2014

The Business Inn

3 stars
180 Maclaren St, Ottawa, ON K2P0L3
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
16 reviews
Good choice

We stayed at the Business Inn for two nights while on a pleasure trip to Ottawa. Our king suite was... See full review

  • Kathy on the Cape
  • Sep 19, 2013
Night at the Symphony

Good hotel. Well within walking distance to the National Arts Centre and restaurants. See full review

  • Joan and Frank
  • Apr 15, 2013
Spread your paperwork over large desk tables relax on the comfortable living room sofas and wake up refreshed in a king size or queen size bed Let us satisfy every detail of your business needs comprehensive conference and business services and equipment are available If your family is travelling on business with you our spacious suites feature fully equipped kitchens and household amenities to satisfy their needs as well complimentary newspaper coffee and tea local phone calls in room dvd Deluxe continental breakfast use of fitness center complimentary wired and wireless high speed internet access.

Hotel Map

45.4172 -75.6897
Nearby airports
Ottawa Intl Airport, (YOW), 15.00, MI, N;
Area description
City Center

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The Business Inn Rooms

Standard
120 AC Air Conditioning Bath Tub Balcony Coffee Tea Maker Color TV Direct Dial Telephone Free Local Telephone Calls Hairdryer Iron Ironing Board Kitchen Microwave No Smoking Room Plates and Glassware Pots Pans and Dishes Private Bath or S
Suite
Studio Suite - A comfortable open-concept suite with a pillow-top queen or double bed a dining table for two and a 46 inches television with HD programming
Suite
Soho Suite - An extra large small office/home office suite with a pillow-top king bed queen size sofabed a full size dining table for four and a 70 inches television in the living room and a 46 inches television in the bedroom both with HD programming.
Suite
Executive Suite - A spacious open-concept suite with a pillow-top queen bed queen size sofabed a full size dining table for four and a 46 inches television with HD programming.
Suite
Signature Suite - A large one bedroom suite with a pillow-top king or queen bed a queen size sofabed a full size dining table for four and a 46 inches television in the living room and a 46 inches television in the bedroom both with HD programming.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Night club
Game room
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Meal plan - continental
Family plan
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
Security
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Gift shop
News stand
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Room
Television with cable
Phone with speaker
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Rideau Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Canadian Museum of Nature: 0.5 mi
  • University of Ottawa: 0.5 mi
  • Currency Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Saint Paul University: 0.7 mi
  • ByWard Market Ottawa: 0.9 mi
  • National Gallery of Canada: 1 mi
  • Lansdowne Park: 1.3 mi
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization: 1.3 mi
  • Ottawa Bluesfest: 1.5 mi
  • Rideau Hall: 1.6 mi
  • Ottawa Train Station: 1.9 mi
  • Mayfair Theatre: 1.9 mi
  • Dows Lake: 1.9 mi
  • Carleton University: 2.6 mi
  • Rideau Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Canadian Museum of Nature: 0.5 mi
  • University of Ottawa: 0.5 mi
  • Currency Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Saint Paul University: 0.7 mi
  • ByWard Market Ottawa: 0.9 mi
  • National Gallery of Canada: 1 mi
  • Lansdowne Park: 1.3 mi
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization: 1.3 mi
  • Ottawa Bluesfest: 1.5 mi
  • Rideau Hall: 1.6 mi
  • Ottawa Train Station: 1.9 mi
  • Mayfair Theatre: 1.9 mi
  • Dows Lake: 1.9 mi
  • Carleton University: 2.6 mi
  • Casino Lac-Leamy: 3 mi
  • Emerald Plaza: 4.4 mi
  • Merivale Mall: 5 mi
  • Carlingwood Mall: 5.1 mi
  • Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club: 5.4 mi
  • Bayshore Shopping Centre: 7.5 mi
  • Canadian Tire Centre: 14.2 mi
  • Scotia Bank Place: 14.2 mi
  • Gatineau Park: 18.8 mi
  • Calypso Waterpark: 23.8 mi
  • Papanack Park Zoo: 29.3 mi

Dining

Maclarens On Elgin
mclarens on elgin serving italian canadian cuisine open 11.00-01.30
Als Steak House
als steakhouse serving steak seafood open 1000 2300 located 1 block south fox and feather serving pub fare open 1000 1400 located across the street

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for The Business Inn

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.3

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kathy on the Cape
Cape Cod Massachusetts
Sep 19, 2013

Good choice

We stayed at the Business Inn for two nights while on a pleasure trip to Ottawa. Our king suite was very large and contained everything we needed for a pleasant stay including a full kitchen and computer and printer with complimentary wifi. The bed was extremely comfortable and there was a variety of pillows to choose from. The complimentary continental breakfast was more than continental - a cook prepared breakfast sandwiches to order to accompany the usual offerings which were of a higher quality then most hotels offer. The hotel is within walking distance of most major attractions and there are many restaurants and convenience stores nearby. We are glad we chose the Business Inn and would stay there again if we are in Ottawa

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joan and Frank
Sudbury, Ontario
Apr 15, 2013

Night at the Symphony

Good hotel. Well within walking distance to the National Arts Centre and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Slightly Retired
London Ontario
Aug 24, 2012

Apartment-like suite, really good value

The hotel location is excellent with lots of amenities around the corner. Didn't try the breakfast room or gym, but this hotel would make a very good vacation base or working digs, better than a typical comparably-priced hotel. Our suite would compare well with a decent one-bedroom flat with a generous balcony. Parking is extra but reasonably priced, and you get an assigned underground spot. No complaints at all. Only gripe was that one of the two smallish elevators was out of service when we were trying to get our things out to leave.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Weekend traveller 2012
Ottawa, ON
Aug 8, 2012

Best friends get away

The staff at the hotel were excellent. We only stayed two nights but really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were clean and spacious and had great air conditioning. The location close to Elgen street was perfect. The only problem with the hotel was how small the elevator was.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JackieJoan
Calgary
May 22, 2012

Couldn't Have Asked For Better.

We stayed at The Business Inn over the Victoria Weekend. The hotel was in an excellent location - we enjoyed the easy walk along Elgin Street to Parliament Hill and the hub of boating tours etc The spacious room included a clean functional kitchen and a computer was also provided. The flat screen TV was huge. Unfortunately the curtains did not block the early morning sunlight so we were always up and ready for the continental breakfast that was included in the tarrif. While the breakfast room itself was small it was easy to load up our plates or take a 'Grab n Go' prepacked bag and eat back in comfort in our room. The staff were all pleasant and helpful. Our luggage was conveniently stored during our last day until we returned to catch our evening flight. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and recommend it to other budget savvy travellers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

It was Victoria Weekend - it was necessary to prebook tours of Parliament early in the day.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
deli
Toronto, ON
May 23, 2011

very noisy, checked out early

The place is very noisy. Our room was facing the western side, with bars generating a steady level of noise until 3am. At 5, the normal city noise starts to flood the room, cleaner vacs, an occasional truck, etc. External soundproofing is mediocre and if you're a light sleeper, this hotel might not work for you. There аре also internal noises from other rooms, the elevator shaft, etc. We stayed for one night and got a refund for the rest of our booking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
zzz
Toronto, ON
May 22, 2011

Very noisy, could not sleep.

There are a few nice things about this hotel, but most are superficial: the lobby, big screen TVs in rooms, bathrooms are clean. The rooms themselves are average but the worst thing about them is the noise. Rooms that face the street are very noisy, you can hear people in the bar across, cars, road vacs and garbage trucks. An occasional motorcycle roars past and you can hear it all. In the rooms near the elevator you can hear the elevator noise all night.. the movement in the shaft itself and the "ding-ding" bell when it stops on your floor. The AC/heating unit in the room is also very loud. If you have to stay in this hotel, your best bet is a room facing the parking lot and away from the elevator. Earplugs might help as well. We stayed for one sleepless night and cancelled the rest of our stay. I usually don't write reviews but I had to do something. Could not believe I paid money for this experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
vt
Feb 14, 2011

Great location and inexpensive

we went for winterlude and it was perfect. It was walking distance from the canal, parliament, and the byward market. the rooms were clean and large. It was definitely a business place so no frills apartment living. The beds were incredible. the breakfast was standard but what would one expect from a business hotel free breakfast. i would definitely go back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Edmonton
Nov 18, 2010

The Business Inn

Excellent two night stay. Was in Ottawa to attend Remembrance Day Ceremony and hotel was within easy walking distance from the Cenotaph. The suite was large,nicely furnished, very clean and had many amenities not ususally found in smaller hotels. The computer and printer were much appreciated, although I did not have use for the printer on this trip. The included breakfast was more than adequate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Probably the feature I most appreciated is that everything in the room seemed new and in excellent condition and that there were no amenities lacking as far as I was concerned.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Toronto, ON
Oct 24, 2010

Recommendations are more than high!

Have just enjoyed the perfect stay! Rooms and hospitality - everything is great and we got more than expected. The Business Inn appreciates your choice!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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