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Located in Downtown Ottawa, Lord Elgin Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Parliament Hill and University of Ottawa. This 355-room, 3.5-star hotel has an indoor pool along with a 24-hour health club and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Ottawa, it's also close to National Gallery of Canada and Supreme Court of Canada.


This hotel is home to a café and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


All of Lord Elgin Hotel's 355 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free local calls, and safes. 42-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Lord Elgin Hotel enjoy an indoor pool, a 24-hour health club, and a spa tub. Valet parking is available for CAD 30 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 15 meeting rooms.


  • Walking distance to Parliament Hill and University of Ottawa
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Renovations & Closures

Renovation work will be conducted from May until November 2016. No noise or drilling will be permitted before 9am. Every effort will be made to minimize disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This downtown Ottawa hotel enjoys an enviable location on bustling Elgin Street, surrounded by restaurants and nightlife and across the street from the National Arts Centre. Constructed in 1941 in the style of a French chateau, Lord Elgin Hotel offers many modern-day amenities including a bar/lounge, a sidewalk bistro serving Mediterranean cuisine, a Starbucks, and a 24-hour business center with two workstations and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Free wireless Internet access is also provided.

Onsite recreation is provided in a lap pool, spa tub, a sauna, spa services, and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel also houses over 43,000 square feet (4000 square meters) of meeting space and offers valet parking for a fee.

Lord Elgin Hotel is a smoke-free property. Fines apply for violations.

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 13000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1170 
  • Year Built 1941 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Sauna 
  • Concierge services 
  • Restaurant 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 355 
  • Number of floors - 11 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour health club 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 15 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Wedding services 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Soundproofed rooms  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Lord Elgin Hotel offers 355 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pay movies 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Room service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Grill 41 - Features a sidewalk patio overlooking Confederation Park. Mediterranean and North American cuisine. Extensive wine list and private dining room. A breakfast buffet with hot items, plus lunch, and dinner are served daily.

Starbucks - Full-service outlet with patio seating overlooking Confederation Park and the First Baptist Church. Open from early morning until early evening.

Room service - Available from early morning until late evening.

Nearby Things to Do

Lord Elgin guests have complimentary use of an indoor lap pool, spa tub, sauna, and fitness center. Workout equipment includes treadmills, a stationary bike, an elliptical trainer, a strength-training machine, and free weights.

Seasonal festivals are held across the street in Confederate Park. One block away, Rideau Canal is a popular spot for winter ice skating and summer jogging and cycling. Seasonal boat tours are also offered on the canal.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at noon

Minimum check-in age is 19

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets stay free
  • 1 per room (up to 50 lb)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 19 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same hotel / stay dates).

Pets allowed (no fees)

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: CAD 75 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 85
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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