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Residence Inn by Marriott Ottawa Downtown

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Although in need of a facelift, this hotel has huge corner suites with a fully stocked kitchen. A large living room with plenty of room for a family to sprawl out. There is breakfast included but if that doesn't appeal to you there is a Tim Hortons right outside. I would definitely stay again.

The suite was very spacious and clean although a little dated. Staff were extremely friendly. Great value for cost. Location is great. The only negative was the quality of pillows. I definitely recommend this hotel. Great value for cost.

I stayed at the hotel for one night while I was travelling for business. I had a great night’s sleep (and I am a notoriously poor sleeper). The decor is a bit dated, but my room was exceptionally clean, the kitchenette was well stocked and the morning breakfast was really good. There is a really nice Sobey’s grocery store within walking distance so I was able to get some healthy food to eat for lunch and dinner. I will put this hotel on my short list of hotels for business travel in ottawa

Although it is clean which is a bonus, it is very old, musty smelling, old furniture and very uncomfortable beds. Sunday morning at 7:30 there were renovations going on very close or above our room. It was loud. On a Sunday. Breakfast was average at best. Not one person in there seemed like they like their job, not smiles, good morning, nothing. The desk service was pleasant and helpful. I have to say the location was a little seedy. Notices everywhere not to leave anything in your car.

We recently stayed at this hotel during the 2017 Grey Cup weekend. Despite the hotel being full, the staff were friendly and super-helpful. We had three rooms arriving at different times, and the staff were very helpful in ensuring out other party member got settled in ok. We are 3 x 1 bedroom suites (two of them were the corner, larger rooms). There was a lot of room to hang out and the fact there is a kitchen with a full fridge was very helpful. Breakfast is good- there was plenty of food, even though the breakfast area was full. The staff at breakfast were very friendly also. I would recommend this hotel for its location (you can walk most of downtown Ottawa from here) and the friendliness of the staff!

We were very impressed by the overall cleanliness of the entire Residence. All staff were very pleasant and helpful. Everyone was so friendly. We especially. enjoyed the excellent early morning breakfasts!!We sincerely recommend The Residence due to its downtown location which enables you to walk to most events in the area.

This hotel is in a fabulous location - easy walking distance to sights, shopping, and dining. Our room was always clean, spacious, and quiet. The staff were helpful and friendly. Plus - this location includes breakfast with a great variety of options.

This hotel is well located in Ottawa; great breakfast and responsive staff. The rooms are very big - furniture is a little older, but it didn't affect my stay. Walking distance to the mall, the court house, parliament, etc. I would stay there again anytime.

If you are going to Ottawa for any length of time this is the place to stay - walk to just about everything and everywhere you want to see. The room was spacious, not claustrophobic. The comfort and convenience of having the kitchenette, a seperate livliving/dining area and a seperate bedroom was great. Will definitely stay here again!!

An older facility, but have nice size rooms. Our second stay here, and we were upgraded to a large King Suite. Nice selection for breakfast. Well situated in downtown Ottawa, close to Parliament Hill, National Art Centre, National War Memorial (perfect for us attending the Remembrance Day Service), Bywards Market and Rideau Centre. And the staff are very friendly!

161 Laurier Ave W Ottawa ON

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Parliament Hill
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Indoor pool

Located in Downtown Ottawa within a short walk of Parliament Hill, Residence Inn by Marriott Ottawa Downtown is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as National Gallery of Canada. This 177-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Located in central Ottawa, the hotel is also near University of Ottawa and Supreme Court of Canada.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


Residence Inn by Marriott Ottawa Downtown's 177 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, microwaves, and refrigerators. LCD TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Property features

At Residence Inn by Marriott Ottawa Downtown, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Self parking is available for CAD 23.00 per day. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 9 meeting rooms.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1069 reviews