This is a list showing the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Ottawa which are recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. The city has the most educated population among Canadian cities and is home to some of the most popular cultural institutions in the country. The city ranks high on several indexes which makes it attractive to visitors and tourists. The city has the highest standard of living among Canadian cities and the lowest unemployment rate among Canadian cities. Dubbed the best place to live in Canada, it ranks the 24th worldwide in the quality of life index. The city has several post-secondary and research institutions as well as numerous national museums and landmarks buildings such as the National Arts Centre and National Gallery.
Ottawa has played host to several international and important events and conferences with significance to Canadian history; some of the events include the first visit of the reigning Canadian Sovereign and the first raising of the country’s new national flag.
Ottawa is a top tourist destination in Canada and one of the most visited cities in the country. Landmarks such as the Parliament Hill, the National War Memorial, Rideau Canal and the National Gallery of Canada make the city a top draw for tourism.
Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Ottawa, Canada. If you like our list of hostels, B&Bs and hotels in Ottawa, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Montreal or the best hotels in Vancouver.
“Château Laurier, now run by the Fairmont group, has for more than a century offered luxury accommodations in the heart of the city, just next door to Parliament and the Rideau Canal. Soaring turrets, Tiffany windows and grand ballrooms reflect its heritage as one of Canada’s grand railway hotels.”
Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Ottawa.
“One- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens make this 12-story hotel a favorite with those in town for an extended time. The hotel is so popular with families that it offers a children’s program in July and August. Most suites have balconies.”
“ALT Ottawa, opened this year with 148 rooms is an affordable, minimalist chic offering in the downtown business district, a few blocks from Parliament Hill. Unfinished concrete and high ceilings lend a stylish, industrial vibe to rooms.” Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Ottawa, Canada.
“In one of Ottawa’s finest locations, the stately Lord Elgin was built in 1941 in a similar, but less grandiose style to Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York. The 346 spacious, bright rooms are comfortably furnished with modern amenities including large flatscreen TVs.”