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Residence Inn by Marriott Ottawa Downtown

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!

I travel often and decided to try the Residence Inn. It was a totally different experience than staying at a conventional hotel. The roominess and full kitchen were amazing. The room was well appointed but not as modern as some basic hotel rooms. It was nice and comfortable. If there was anything that I felt was underpar it was the bedding. If travelling for more than a few nights or with more than one person I would definitely recommend this hotel. It really was like staying in a huge 1 bedroom apartment. Exercise facilities were not amazing but certainly allowed me to do any type of workout I desired.

The hotel was clean, safe and provided great service. Great location for visiting Parliament Hill and the Remembrance Day service. Close to grocery stores and restaurants, close to public transportation and friendly staff!

Having arrived at the hotel after 24hour travel with one flight of 14hrs, I was informed that I didn't have a room that night, although I did have bookings for the rest of my stay. Rather than say this was a problem staff just tried to resolve the situation with without any issue. They sorted the problem without issue and no stress. They couldn't have been more helpful in something that could have been a real problem. Thank you.

They have been very accommodating!! Upgraded to King suite as husband’s 65th birthday!! They have a wonderful hot breakfast. It has been a great hotel!! Great location. Close to Parliament!! Very large suites!!

Residence Inn Ottawa Downtown is conveniently located only minutes walk from Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal and Rideau shopping centre. Rooms are clean and comfortable with king size bed, lots of pillows and great air conditioning. My favourite is the generous hot and cold breakfast buffet included in the room rate, plus a Tim Horton’s next door. Convenience and comfort. Highly recommend.

this hotel is in a great location close to everything Ottawa has to offer including transportation to all points of interest in Ottawa. Breakfast was outstanding and timing are perfect for the early raiser. The suite was well furnished and comfortable. I could use some updates in the area of charging stations.

I stayed here 3 nights, as I walked in my room (apartment I should say!) it smelled so fresh and clean. Well appointed rooms for a business trip: fully equipped kitchen (oven/stove, small fridge, dishwasher, microwave & washer/dryer). The basic kitchenware, a living area with dining table, bedroom & bathroom. Loved the included breakfast that was very complete: hot choices such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages...toast, fruit salad, pastries, etc. I used the gym, it was nice - I didn’t have the opportunity to use the pool though. The place needs some little updating though but overall, I had a nice stay. Everything within walking distance and not too deep into downtown Ottawa so you’re not stuck in the traffic too much.

If you are looking for a spacious room in a hotel in a great location in downtown Ottawa, the Residence Inn on Laurier is well worth considering. Excellent breakfast included. This is an older property that has been refurbished, rooms are huge!

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 1059 reviews