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ARC The Hotel

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#22 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Toronto
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Great location, the most amazing beds, and free glass of wine! The ARC is an older boutique style hotel, that is perfect for a short stay in Ottawa. Walking distance from Elgin Street and Byward Market, as well as all the Parliament Buildings. The gym is small but decent. The elevator was quite slow...but that was really the only negative....

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Toronto, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Noisy and overpriced… We arrived for a long weekend, the room was comfortable and the staff was nice. However, it is important to know that the area is noisy and not s accessible because of construction work. Car access to the hotel is problematic and every service including parking or internet are extremely expensive. We also experienced problems with the...

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Cindy M, General Manager at ARC The Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. The last weekend of Winterlude is always very busy for the hotels downtown and we unfortunately did not have any control on the construction surrounding the hotel as it was imposed by the City of Ottawa. Most hotels downtown do...

Picton, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I have stayed at ARC many times over the years. The rooms are comfortable, the service is reasonable and it is conveniently located. Try not to arrive by car during rush hour. To reach the parking bay you must cross a dedicated bus lane that is a constant stream of buses around 16:00 hours. The restaurant is pricey and the...

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Location, location, location. This is right in the heart of Ottawa, you can walk to all sorts of stuff. The parliament building is close, the canal is close, shopping, restaurants, bars, pretty much whatever you can imagine. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel had a cool contemporary feel to it. The room was somewhat basic and small, but...

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Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Ontario
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Excellent service and very clean, valet parking was great in a secure underground garage. Grey room service and good food. Wish there had of been a pool and hot tub. I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family..

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Cindy M, General Manager at ARC The Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Arc The.Hotel with fellow travelers! We are truly honored that you chose Arc The.Hotel for your honeymoon and hope to welcome you again soon. Perhaps for your 1st wedding anniversary celebration?!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2017

My spouse and another couple recently stayed at The Arc for 3 days. It was a return visit, we had stayed there a couple of times before. The hotel is well located and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The bar/lounge has a really nice vibe as does the hotel overall. (Valet) parking is off site but as you...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The hotel was clean, the room spacious and comfortable the staff is friendly and really helpful at a very reasonable price. The internet connection is good the location very central and you even get a complementary glass of wine from the bar

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Cindy M, General Manager at ARC The Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please visit us again soon!

u.k
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Stayed at the Arc for 6 nights , as my husband was working in Ottawa. Very convienent for most major attractions. Good sized rooms with extremely comfortable beds. Staff were very helpful.Providing maps and advice on where to visit. Provided free warm drinks in the lobby. They even put out complimentary Hot Chocoate with a variety of sprnkles for the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 February 2017

i would definitely choose arc the hotel again. good location and easy walking access to most places that we wanted to visit. bathroom needed some work. food was excellent and staff very friendly. hot chocolate bar in the living room area was welcome.

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Cindy M, General Manager at ARC The Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again soon!

Port of Spain, Trinidad
Reviewed 5 February 2017

stayed here while visiting carleton university. it is in the downtown of ottawa so in a kind of business/commercial/administrative area. the building seems to be a refurbished hotel building. the decor is pretty cool and the lobby and general styling v contemporary. there was a really nice bar and restaurant - didn't dine there but had a stupendous breakfast one...

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
ARC Lounge- ARC The Hotel
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Cuisines: Canadian, American, Contemporary
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An oasis of calm in this busy city, ARC the Hotel Ottawa welcomes its guests into a softly lit lobby with hardwood floors, designer furnishings, modern art wall hangings, and Japanese-inspired architectural flourishes. Business travelers appreciate the downtown location and high-speed Internet access throughout, but the hotel is also a favorite with couples indulging in weekend getaways. Guests at this boutique Ottawa hotel enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at check-in as well as complimentary 24-hour ARC Private Selection Blend coffee and tea service in the lobby. The hotel also offers the Arc Lounge & Dining, a virtual business center with high-speed Internet access (surcharge), concierge and valet services, 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary shoeshines. A library lounge offers a selection of books, magazines, and CDs for in-room use. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ARC The Hotel

Address: 140 Slater St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H6, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: €115 - €315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — ARC The Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 112
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#8 Luxury Hotel in Ottawa
#18 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#19 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#19 Family Hotel in Ottawa
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“Small for price and too hot but comfortable bed. Room a little beat up too.”
fional632, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A bit too much noise from the hallways. Paper cups were rationed (with no lid), and would prefer the option of ceramic mug for morning coffee or tea. Water got extremely hot suddenly. Caution! Gym was uninspiring, but at least it was spacious, clean, and covered the basics (though the balance balls could be more fully inflated/different sizes.)”
918deborac, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“always bring ear plugs when you travel you never know when you can hear your neighbours”
samir46, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms are lovely and spacious.”
455michelew, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I attended a meeting in the board room...all was good but it was very cold. Had an excellent lunch in the restaurant. The valet parking was great!”
jackiehH7644ME, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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