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4.5 out of 5

"The room is great, clean and organized. I just wish there’s a long mirror to see your whole body after dressing up. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 12 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Byward Market Square

Downtown Ottawa stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown Ottawa hotel, you'll find Byward Market Square and National Gallery of Canada. Shaw Centre and Rideau Centre are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free full breakfast and free WiFi. Traveling for business? Take advantage of the business center, express check-out, and conference center. Enjoy the sauna and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and concierge services.

Free WiFi, kitchenettes

The 46 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, as well as free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Window View)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$57* Per night/room Apr 12 - Apr 13

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Byward Blue Inn ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Byward Blue Inn

Everyone (8) Couples (5) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Nice location - quiet but convenient. Staff very friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast included and reasonable parking nearby

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 10, 2020 by Al

Thank you for leaving us a feedback. We are pleased that the hotel met your expectations. We appreciate your kind words. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn

5 out of 5
Byward Blue is in easy walking distance of a wide variety of restaurants, shops, museums, and locations of historical interest. The balcony was a great place to sit and relax in the evenings. The breakfast was consistently excellent and the afternoon snacks were much appreciated. It's a delightful hotel and added value to our visit to Ottawa.

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019

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Oct 14, 2019 by Al

Thank you for taking the time for sharing your thoughts about your recent stay. We are happy that all was good with your stay. We work hard to make our guests happy that your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn

5 out of 5
I stayed overnight, so experience was limited. However can say there's nothing negative I can say. The property and room are lovely and quaint. Beautiful view of the city from the room I stayed in. My stay there was excellent and I will stay there whenever I come to Ottawa.

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

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Sep 10, 2019 by Al

We are pleased to read that the hotel met your expectations and that you intend to stay with us again in the next time you are in Ottawa. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely,

5 out of 5
The location is excellent, near the Byward market area. An indoor municipal garage is literally next door. Staff was helpful and friendly, and the included breakfast was excellent. The only issue we had was the air conditioning. The only a/c in our two-bedroom unit was a floor standing unit blowing cold air. The second bedroom had no a/c, no vent, no window. Even leaving the door to that room open, the temperature was still very warm. It was an unusually hot weekend, in all fairness.

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 23, 2019 by Al

We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We appreciate your detailed feedback on the location, staff, rooms and the AC. Keep us in mind for future visits. Sincerely,

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 1, 2019 by Al

We are pleased that all was good with your stay. We value your rating and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely,

5 out of 5

Winterlude

Pros: very nice breakfast, afternoon tea and sauna session complimentary; friendly staff
Location: very nice neighborhood with plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance. 10 minutes walk to the canal and parliament buildings, art center.
I went with some friends to Winterlude. The inn was within easy walking distance of the canal and other venues associated with the festival

Posted by , from PA on Feb 12, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 13, 2018 by Al

Dear Geoff, We are glad that the hotel met your expectations. We appreciate your comments on the breakfast, snack and location.Keep us in mind for future visits. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn

4 out of 5

Convenient to Byward and Winterlude.

Pros: Staff, location, breakfast, afternoon tea.
Cons: Could use some sprucing up in places.
Location: Residential area . Tons of excellent restaurants and shops in Byward. US Embassy 3 blocks away. Rideau Canalway is a 5-10 minute walk.
We visit Winterlude every year and normally look for reasonably priced accommodations within walking distance of the canal and restaurants. Although the hotel is showing some signs of age and wear, we found it to be very comfortable and clean. The staff was exceptionally helpful and professional. The morning breakfast was a nice combination of hot and cold offerings along with fruit and baked goods. The afternoon tea was also a pleasant surprise with hot drinks and snacks . Indoor parking is very convenient and priced at average costs for the area. We would certainly stay here again.

Posted by , from Williamsport, PA on Feb 12, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 13, 2018 by Al

Dear Nick, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad that overall you had a good stay with us. As per hotel interior, room upgrades and renovations are an ongoing project. We appreciate your suggestion(s) on the topic. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn.

5 out of 5

Cozy, Clean and Professional

Pros: Clean, comfy, gorgeous room w balcony. Quiet. Beautiful bottle of water incl.
Cons: Chocolates on the pillow(or maple candies)
Location: Byward Market down the street, changing of the guards...
One of the best B&B's that we have stayed at - the artwork throughout warms it beautifully. Terrific well-trained, courteous staff, excellent breaky(hello sumptuous quiche!) beautiful mattress and linen, great view of the Parliament from our balcony...we will def return! Thank You:)

Posted by , from Florida on Jul 22, 2017

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5 out of 5

A gem of a place to stay in a beautiful city

Pros: Breakfast, Teatime, Rooms, and Great location. The staff was very courteous and helpful. Close by parking.
Location: Close to all the great sites and great pubs and restaurants. All walking distance. A very fun place to be.
A great experience! A very comfortable Inn that is in a safe, quiet area. Covered parking garage is located right next to the Inn and is very affordable with easy access. The INN is in a great location next to the Byward Market and very close walking to Parliament and other great centers e.g. National Art Museum, Parks. Many great pubs and restaurants located very near. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the rooms that had refrigerators, microwave, coffeepot, robes and other amenities. The beds were very comfortable. Really enjoyed the balcony that had a table and chairs to sit outside and enjoy morning coffee of your favorite beverage. The Breakfasts were great with a nice selection of food. In the afternoon they offer Tea Time that includes snacks. We also enjoyed the complimentary Sauna time they offer. Very nice price. We will definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Delaware on Jun 12, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great little place in a great location

Pros: Everything.
Location: It is in the historic Byword Market area. See above.
Staff very friendly and handed you a paper with all your questions answered which you could carry with you as you explored the neighborhood. Parking was extra but very convenient; literally right next door and in a garage. It was close to the market area yet very quiet. Easy and safe walking distance to market, parliament hill, rideaux canal, national art gallery. Room was very roomy and airy with a balcony with a view of Parliament Hill. Room was immaculate and fully equipped, including a refrigerator/freezer and real plates, glasses, and silverware, and a table for 2 to eat at. Bed was very comfortable. Breakfast buffet was excellent. One of the best places we have stayed at and we travel a lot. Great value!

Posted by , from Maryland on Sep 10, 2015

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Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Free breakfast is served daily. A sauna, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the business-friendly Byward Blue Inn. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Ottawa hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 46 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) (16.3 km / 10.1 mi)
  • Train station: Ottawa Station (4.9 km / 3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Byward Blue Inn offers 46 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and slippers. This Ottawa hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 19

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: CAD 15 per night
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 20 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Blue Byward Inn
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  • Byward Blue Inn Ottawa
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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