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Hotel Description

3.5-star eco-friendly hotel near Byward Market Square

Downtown Ottawa stay

A stay at this Downtown Ottawa hotel places you steps from Rideau Centre and a 5-minute walk from Shaw Centre. Byward Market Square and University of Ottawa are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. You'll appreciate the fitness center, bar/lounge, and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

The 282 guestrooms offer free WiFi, room service, and LCD TVs. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and laptop-compatible safes.

Classic Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$88* Per night/room Feb 28 - Feb 29

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Novotel Ottawa City Centre ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Novotel Ottawa City Centre

Everyone (5)
5 out of 5
Hotel was clean and comfortable. Good location, staff, and breakfast.

Posted by , from Brooklyn NY on Sep 27, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 18, 2018 by rv

Dear Barry, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Raman Virk Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Pros: close to downtown, within walking distance to alot of amenities / mall
Friendly staff, pleased with the room and facility

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 6, 2016 by Catherine L.

Dear Guest, thank you for staying at our hotel and for having shared your impressions with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

4 out of 5

Great value for the price

Pros: location primarily and cost
Cons: nothing really
It really was all that I expected and well worth the cost- well priced for sure. We did have two false fire alarms so that was a little disruptive but they handled them well and thank god for that as they may well have been for real. Not a test I was looking for, but ...... I would stay there again without any thought to look for other hotels.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 9, 2015 by Catherine L.

Dear Guest, We are happy to read that you enjoyed staying with us and thank you for understanding that your safety being our first priority we deal with any emergency swiftly and appropriately. We are glad that you chose to share your experience with us and look forward to your next visit.

4 out of 5

Great location close to Byward Market

Pros: Location is excellent.
Cons: The wifi is a bit flaky and they indicated they were looking at options. The pool area was nice but the gym aka closet was a bit tiny.
Location: If you need a real gym head over to GoodLife in the Rideau Centre if you are a member. Visit the National art Gallery. Lunch at dubliner pub...
Rooms are comfortable. Location very easy to find and to leave at the end of our stay. Breakfast buffet was good value to start the day. I would stay here again.

Posted by , from barrie,on on Mar 24, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 24, 2015 by D. Ponte

Dear Becky, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Looking forward to have you back as a guest! Kind Regards, Danny Ponte Front Office Manager Novotel Ottawa

4 out of 5

nice hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Cons: No free Internet
worth the money was under construction though rooms were nice and clean

Posted by , from massachusetts on Feb 4, 2011

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 18, 2015 by Catherine L.

Dear Guest, As we are currently renovating our entire hotel it sometimes happen that some works are visible despite our efforts to keep this aspect to a minimum and we appreciate your understanding. We are glad to know that you had a nice stay with us and thank you for posting this review. We look forward to your next visit.

4 out of 5

Great location, good beds

I chose the Novotel Ottawa for my recent trip because it was very close to my conference (at the Westin) but was much more budget friendly. The location was fabulous - across the street from Rideau Center and only 2 blocks from Byward market - so there were excellent shopping and dining options all within walking distance. The hotel was well maintained and the staff were excellent allowing me to switch to a double room when my roommate arrived. We did have a fire alarm in the middle of the night that was very disruptive...but I don't know what the hotel could have done to prevent it. I would definitely stay here again if they had the same competitive rate!

Posted by on May 14, 2010

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4 out of 5

good location

the location was perfect walking distance from a lot of stuff. even walked back from the museum of civilization in hull and it only took about twenty minutes. right next door to the rideau centre. (shopping, restaurants, Goodlife gym {recommended over the provided hotel gym} the hotel was very busy on account of a kids hockey tournament, and there was a lot of kids/pre-teens roaming the hallways - but simply asking them to be quiet was sufficient and didn't need to get the hotel staff involved. the bigger downside was there was no top sheet on the bed - just the comforter, and while it looked ""comfortable"" i prefered to have a top sheet between me and the ""communal"" comforter. the pop machine didn't work, but the mini bar was well stocked - although expensive (as mini bars usually are) flat screen TV was nice, and were a definite must in the smaller rooms.

Posted by on Dec 29, 2008

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4 out of 5

Novotel, Ottawa, Canada

Clean room, great breakfast buffet, helpful staff.

Posted by on Aug 4, 2008

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5 out of 5

Great hotel !

It's located in downtown ottawa which is close to everything. I went there for business and everywhere I went, was just walking distance. The room was clean and nice decoration. I love the bathroom and flat screen TV !!!!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2007

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4 out of 5

Novotel Ottawa

I can not say enough kind words about the hotel staff. We had a few difficulties with the airline and they were incredibly helpful and kind.

Posted by on Jul 13, 2007

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About the Novotel Ottawa City Centre

Location 33 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7

Property Features

Novotel Ottawa City Centre offers its guests an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Event space at this hotel measures 1900 square feet (177 square meters) and includes conference space. A library, a terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the eco-friendly Novotel Ottawa City Centre. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star Ottawa hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 282 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 1900 sq ft of conference space
  • 177 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1988
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) (15.6 km / 9.7 mi)
  • Train station: Ottawa Station (4.3 km / 2.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Novotel Ottawa City Centre offers 282 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

The Albion Rooms - This bistro serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

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

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets: CAD 50 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of CAD 50.00 per stayService animals are exempt from fees.


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. 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 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • 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


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

  • Deposit: CAD 50 per night

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.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CAD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 28 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: CAD 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: CAD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Novotel Ottawa
  • Novotel Hotel Ottawa
  • Novotel Ottawa
  • Novotel Ottawa Hotel
  • Ottawa Hotel Novotel
  • Ottawa Novotel
  • Ottawa Novotel Hotel
  • Accor Ottawa
  • Novotel Ottawa Hotel Ottawa
  • Novotel Ottawa City Centre Hotel
  • Novotel Ottawa City Ottawa
  • Novotel Ottawa City Centre Hotel
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  • Novotel Ottawa City Centre Hotel Ottawa

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.