We stayed at the Holiday Inn for the last weekend of Winterlude. We chose this hotel mainly for its larger rooms and its being pet-friendly. It's the only hotel that does not charge a pet fee! And since we always travel with our pet, this was a big plus.
We stayed in a room with 2 double beds, a sofa bed, and a kitchenette and we still had space to move around (we also had 2 kids with us). This was probably the cleanest and best-smelling pet-friendly room we have ever stayed in.
Front desk staff were always friendly and helpful. We did not have our room serviced because we had our dog in the room but housekeeping would phone us if we needed anything. Parking was a little tight but we always found an empty space easily. The elevators were a little slow but since we were on the 3rd floor, this was not a problem.
Winterlude was fun, specially the snowflake kingdom. Unfortunately, the mild winter weather kept the Rideau Canal Skateway closed the whole weekend we were there. Oh, well, maybe next year.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Ottawa. It's also walking distance to a lot of the attractions Ottawa has to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Downtown Ottawa Location Ideal for All Travelers. Located in the trendy Golden Triangle District of downtown Ottawa, Holiday Inn & Suites - Ottawa Downtown is a well-appointed hotel in close proximity to the MacDonald Cartier International Airport (YOW) and the Ottawa Train Station. Our location places you mere steps from the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can stroll, bike or skate by many great historic and contemporary attractions of downtown. Our Ottawa hotel is within walking distance of trendy Elgin Street's shops, restaurants and nightlife, historic Byward Market, the Canadian War Museum and Parliament Hill. Lodging here benefits business travelers who are visiting the Department of National Defense, the Government of Canada Conference Centre, and other businesses in downtown Ottawa. Our hotel's amenities include eight meeting rooms, event packages and a Business Centre to meet your business needs. From Lane's Restaurant and Lounge to the Fitness Centre, we aim to provide you with a convenient stay in downtown Ottawa. Each hotel room features a triple-sheeted bed, a sitting area, TV, a work area with a desk, and free high-speed Internet access. Our downtown Ottawa hotel staff go beyond the average hotels in Ottawa to give you the comfort you deserve. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Hotel And Suites Downtown
- Holiday Inn Downtown
- Holiday Inn Ottawa
- Ottawa Holiday Inn