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The Business Inn & Suites

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Pickering, Canada
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The hotel is conveniently located close to everything. You can easily walk to the Parliament Hill and Byward Market. Breakfast is free and it has variety of food. The only thing is that they seem to forget that for long weekend their hotel will be full and therefore did not account for the amount of food they have to prepare....

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Saint John, Canada
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I have stayed at this hotel before and will stay again. it is located about a 20 minute walk from Parliament Hill. They have a sandwich similar to Egg McMuffin for breakfast, along with fruit, cereal, bagels and almost everything else you would need. they also have a bag with juice, fruit, water and a cookie to take with you....

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Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor regarding your most recent stay. We appreciate your positive review regarding the hotel and staff. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 22 May 2016

Front Staff is outstanding, but the rooms are very dated..Carpet was torn around the edges, and I think there were at least 3 extension cords and power strips behind my bed and all the night stands. Interior could use an update.

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Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Although it is not quite yet tourist season, this hotel offers spacious rooms at very affordable prices. My room on the second floor had a fridge and stove, lots of space and a view onto the street. It was clean and comfortable. The excellent complimentaryself-serve breakfast included eggs, bacon, etc., cereal, juice and good coffee. The hotel has a restaurant...

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London Ontario
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a very unique hotel. I was pleased with the price and what you get. When I come back to Ottawa, I will stay here again. It is what it is and it met my needs and more. Came to Ottawa to see friends and take in the Tulip Festival. All good! Mother Nature had a chip on it's...

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Kawarthas
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is an old apartment building. We had a Superior room which was a one bedroom with a king sized bed, in the living room a pull out couch, a large dining table with 6 chairs, a desk with computer, printer and fax machine. A full sized kitchen with fridge and stove, microwave, toaster etc. everything you would need including...

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Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor regarding your most recent stay. We appreciate your positive review regarding the hotel and staff. We always strive to ensure that guests experience the comfort of their home while away.

Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We came to this hotel for Tulip Festival. We booked a Superior Studio. I was much surprised the room size was so big. This studio includes a full kitchen for the preparation of meals. A 46-inch flat-screen cable TV with pay-per-view movies, DVD player and computer are standard. The breakfast was included so we did not use the kitchen. The...

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Haliburton, Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The Business Inn had everything we needed and more. We had a studio which included a complete kitchen, dining table, sitting area (including a computer) and comfortable bed. The balcony overlooked Elgin St. which was busy but fun. Lots of restaurants were in the area. We parked our vehicle on Thursday and never moved it until Sunday. We were within...

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Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor regarding your most recent stay. We appreciate your positive review regarding the hotel and staff. We always strive to ensure that guests experience the comfort of their home while away.

Brampton, Canada
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This is an older property with large suites. Our room on the 6th floor was spartan but very clean. The shower had very good pressure and volume. There was a full kitchen with dishes, glasses etc. We chose this property because it is within walking distance of the parliament buildings, Rideau Canal and Byward market. There are many restaurant choices...

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Richmond Hill, Canada
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Stayed may 15-17 2016. Great hotel. Comfiest bed ever. Love the large expanse of windows and the balcony. Awesome breakfast and to go bag. Will stay every time I go to Ottawa from now. 15 minute walk to byword market. Front desk staff and staff in breakfast room very friendly and helpful😊😊

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spread your paperwork over large desk tables, relax on the comfortable living room sofas and wake up refreshed in a king size bed. If your family is traveling on business with you, our spacious suites feature fully equipped kitchens and household amenities to satisfy their needs as well. Located at the central hot-spot of Ottawa. Locals and visitors enjoy dinner, dancing and live music. 24 hour diners, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and the ByWard Market are within walking distance, making The Business Inn the perfect location when staying in Ottawa! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Business Inn & Suites

Address: 180 Maclaren St | at Elgin, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0L3, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: €68 - €105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Business Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 156
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Also Known As:
The Business Hotel Ottawa
Business Hotel Ottawa
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Ottawa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#3 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#5 Family Hotel in Ottawa
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“Choose a room facing Elgin St if you want to access the Pokestop.”
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