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By a verified traveler on Sat 23 Dec 2017

Hotel Description

Hotel near Byward Market Square in Ottawa

Downtown Ottawa stay

Your stay at this Lowertown hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Byward Market Square and University of Ottawa. Parliament Hill and Rideau Centre are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

Free self parking is available and the hotel's front desk is staffed around-the-clock. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. Luggage storage is also provided.

Free WiFi, cable TV

In addition to TVs with cable channels, the 60 guestrooms offer free WiFi and coffee/tea makers. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$59* Per night/room Jan 26 - Jan 27

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa

Everyone (3)
5 out of 5
It was great location for our plans with parking and breakfast included

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 19, 2019 by Ginni

Thank You

3 out of 5

a simple comfortable hotel

Pros: good hotel
Cons: breakfast
Location: easy locATION IN THE DOWNTOWN
Cheap,simple hotel with calmnees,friendness &nice staff.

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 4, 2018 by Front Desk

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your stay; we hope you will stay with us again on your next trip to Ottawa!

2 out of 5

You get what you pay for

Pros: Only half a mile from Byward Market.
Cons: Strengthen the wireless connection and password protect the network. Get rid of the rugs to hopefully get rid of the musty smell. washcloths please!
When I booked this hotel thought it was the same hotel my husband and I had stayed in a year earlier. Sadly, it wasn't. I booked two rooms, check in time was 3pm and my friend and I arrived around 4:15. One of our rooms was not ready. The four of us went to the room that was ready to wait for their room to be cleaned. Upon entering room 241 we were assailed with a strong musty odor and a stifling warmth. We cranked the wall air conditioning unit and the temperature didn't drop the whole weekend. My friends ended up getting room 238, which appeared to have Ben remodeled as it had nice hardwood floors. Neither roo had hand towels or washcloths. We called housekeeping and they brought us another bath rug and bath towel. So, no washcloths all weekend. The wifi was free and NOT password protected. While in room 238 we had decent connection who wants to do anything on an unsecured network? Room 241 had crappy connection with frequent drops and staggeringly slow speeds when connected. I suspect the cleaning staff lived there and there were young children running, yelling up and down the halls. The rooms were clean, the bathrooms tiny but clean. I suspect the rug in my room was the source of the musty smell. The staff at the front desk was friendly. However the delay in getting both our rooms after a 4 hour drive, never getting washcloths and the poor, unsecure wifi made this a disappointing experience.

Posted by , from Central, NY on Oct 5, 2015

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3 out of 5

Good for a short stay

We spent one night here and that's about the limit. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Hotel was very dated and in need of renos. Room appeared clean at first but we quickly started finding hair in the bath tub and giant dust bunnies under the bed. The toilet was broken but we managed to fix it. It was close to the Market and Parliment, which was what we wanted. They were nice enough to let us stay in the parking lot even after we checked out so we wouldn't have to pay the parking fees while sight seeing. It was ok for just that one night, but I wouldn't want to stay any longer than that.

Posted by on Nov 21, 2009

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4 out of 5

Good Value

The outside was nothing special but once we got there we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were clean and I was able to park close to my door. The staff were friendly and helpful, they suggested great places to take the kids. I was able to get my work done while my family played tourist. The breakfast was ok; we were able to walk to ""the Market"" for dinner. I only wish they had a pool. Overall our stay was a good mix of comfort and price for a family of 4. We'll be back here in winter to skate on the canal.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2008

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4 out of 5

Good Value

The outside was nothing special but once we got there we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were clean and I was able to park close to my door. The staff were friendly and helpful, they suggested great places to take the kids. I was able to get my work done while my family played tourist. The breakfast was ok; we were able to walk to "the Market" for dinner. I only wish they had a pool. Overall our stay was a good mix of comfort and price for a family of 4. We'll be back here in winter to skate on the canal.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2008

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1 out of 5

A dirty place

This place was disgusting, the bathroom was not clean, and there were faeces on the toilet seat and hairs in the towels. The bathroom was not big enough to swing a cat in, the overall room was small and the area of town it was in was bad. We had booked for 7 nights there but after one night in hell I was ringing every other hotel in Ottawa begging for a room. Eventually stayed at another hotel, which was the same price per room per night, was 100 times better and was clean.

Posted by on Jul 5, 2008

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1 out of 5

A dirty place

This place was disgusting, the bathroom was not clean, and there were faeces on the toilet seat and hairs in the towels. The bathroom was not big enough to swing a cat in, the overall room was small and the area of town it was in was bad. We had booked for 7 nights there but after one night in hell I was ringing every other hotel in Ottawa begging for a room. Eventually stayed at another hotel, which was the same price per room per night, was 100 times better and was clean.

Posted by on Jul 5, 2008

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1 out of 5

The worst place in Ottawa

Pick any other motel or hotel in the area. This place was a dump. I should have stayed in the mission.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2007

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4 out of 5

Better Than Ottawa's Best

Even though we stayed there one night, it was great. Family-style housing makes these stays worth while: extremely friendly, accomodating and helpful staff that tipped us off for great entertainment and clear directions. The rooms were nothing spiffy, but extremely worth the money and WONDERFUL location. Would absolutely stay there again.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2007

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About the Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa

Location 475 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N5Z3

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This Ottawa hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) (16.4 km / 10.2 mi)
  • Train station: Ottawa Station (4.1 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Premium cable television is provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Ottawa hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 10.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates). Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

A cash deposit or credit 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. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Cash or credit card deposit required

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: CAD 200.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 10.00 per night

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

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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
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