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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Lord Elgin Hotel is named after the first Governor-General of the united Canadas, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin. The hotel was opened in 1941. If you want to see Canada's magnificent Houses of Parliament (which is advisable) don't take a taxi, walk -- it's only a couple of hundred yards (metres) from the hotel. The hotel itself is...

Thank Jeffry B
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

You can't get better than this hotel for location. It's easy access to all festivities and attractions. Glad I had the chance to experience their new renovations. My room was very large and even being on the 3rd floor, I had a great view of the park. Love the new bathroom, very clean, bright and practical. Great shower head too....

Thank Lise_Messier
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good place for meetings or conferences. Well located and just steps away from the canal, the Parliament Buildings, Spark Street, NAC. Newly renovated. I had a small room but it was all I needed for myself. Great bathroom renos make best use of small space - removed the never used tub and replaced with a great spacious stand up...

1Thank TravelsWithKECA
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed several years ago and this time I booked because the hotel my meeting was at was booked. It is newly renovated and clean. Comfortable beds and good service. I would start again and I would bring my family. Very convenient for downtown and sites.

2Thank SebastionSt
DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Dear SebastionSt, Thank you for the review! We are so glad to hear that you got to experience our hotel again and had a chance to see our newly renovated rooms! We do hope to have you and your family stay with us in future! Best wishes, David Smythe General Manager Lord Elgin Hotel

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went away for 4 nights with my husband to Ottawa and selected the Lord Elgin hotel due to location and 'stay and save' discounts. From arrival to departure, staff were AWESOME. Extremely friendly, welcoming and professional. Sarah, who I believe was a new employee was really good - I would hire her if she was in our city! She was...

2Thank grahamropp
DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Dear grahamropp, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We love to hear from our guests about what they enjoyed most during their stay with us. Our executive housekeeper will be thrilled – your comments about cleanliness will make her day. And yes, Spa Nordik is a wonderful treat! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm...

Milton, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment we drove up to the hotel, until the valet gave us bottles of water for our return journey home, we had a truly excellent experience. The front desk staff were friendly and courteous. The concierge gave us advice on what to see during our stay. The rooms were immaculate, comfortable with the perfect view of the Winterlude...

2Thank edwinatmc
DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Dear edwinatmc, Thank you for the glowing review! It is always wonderful to hear about the positive experiences guest’s have throughout their stay! We are so happy that you enjoyed all the little extras as well as your dinner and breakfast at Grill 41. Thank you again and see you when you’re back in town! Warm wishes, David Smythe General...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We wanted a short winter getaway and the Lord Elgin was perfect. Winterlude was in progress and we only had to walk across the street to enjoy the Festivities. The hotel has old world charm with modern amenities. Enjoyed both cocktails at LE's bar and coffee at their Starbucks. Our room was great with a view of the city. Bed...

2Thank Tami G
DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Dear Tami G, We are so grateful to hear that you had a superb stay with us and appreciate you mentioning all of the little details that helped make your stay enjoyable. We are very fortunate to have Chris, Shannon, Chantal and Nicholas on our team and will be sure to pass along your kind words! Thank you for the...

Aurora, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great stay at the Lord Elgin Hotel in downtown Ottawa for Winterlude. The rooms were very clean and spacious with comfortable beds.. The air quality was very good with humidity for a good sleep. Excellent central downtown Ottawa location right across from Winterlude Festivites and Rideau canal skating. My only complaint would be that the pool was cold...

1Thank esq8
DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Dear esq8, We appreciate your kind review as well as you mentioning all of the little things that that helped enhance your overall experience, as we love to hear about elements that helped make a guest’s stay memorable! Thank you for the review and we will pass along your feedback to the right department. We do hope to have you...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed at Lord Elgin this past weekend, the last weekend of Winterlude. This was our third stay at LE in the past few years. From the first phone call, I was treated with respect and every one of my requests (quiet room, higher floor, late check in) was granted. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the...

1Thank Beth O
DSmytheLE, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Dear Beth O, We truly appreciate you continuous support and are so happy that we got to share Winterlude with you! It is a delight to hear that our staff was accommodating and able to fulfill your requests! Thank you for the lovely review and we do hope you stay with us again! Until next time, David Smythe General Manager...

Faringdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't start off well when I discovered at check-in that there was no reservation for me, despite confirmation from my travel agent. Staff were polite and sorted it out. Ended up with a room upgrade - corner room with King bed. Fantastic views across the park with ice sculptures. Good buffet breakfast (CA$19 plus tax). Also a Starbucks on site...

1Thank 440JOH
meelker, General Manager at Lord Elgin, responded to this review

Dear 440JOH, We are sorry to hear about your inconvenience but are glad that our staff was able to rectify the situation for you! We are glad that you had a pleasant stay and we do hope that you reported the issue with the window to staff, if you didn’t get the chance, we hope you contact us and let...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Grill 41
Grill 41
Cuisines: American, International, Canadian
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Historic Landmark Hotel in heart of downtown Ottawa: ideally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa - directly across from Confederation Park, the National Arts Centre and steps away from Byward Market, Rideau Canal, Ottawa Shaw Centre, Parliament Buildings and the Ottawa Rideau Centre. Guestrooms reflect Ottawa's elegance. From the tall picture windows, bold tulip inspired artwork, to Biedermeier style luxury furnishings, you cannot help but feel pampered. Ottawa hotel guests enjoy the lap pool with adjoining whirlpool, sauna and fitness and Starbucks on-site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lord Elgin

Address: 100 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: €123 - €250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lord Elgin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 355
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Also Known As:
Lord Elgin Hotel Ottawa
Lord Elgin Ottawa
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#14 Family Hotel in Ottawa
#15 Business Hotel in Ottawa
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“Great view of the park.”
 of 5 bubbles edwinatmc, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stayed on the 3rd floor in the 300 - 320 range, very quiet and nice views of Confederation park”
 of 5 bubbles esq8, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the City or Confederation Park View”
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