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ARC The Hotel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location, location, location. This is right in the heart of Ottawa, you can walk to all sorts of stuff. The parliament building is close, the canal is close, shopping, restaurants, bars, pretty much whatever you can imagine. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel had a cool contemporary feel to it. The room was somewhat basic and small, but...

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Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and very clean, valet parking was great in a secure underground garage. Grey room service and good food. Wish there had of been a pool and hot tub. I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family..

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Cindy M, General Manager at ARC The Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Arc The.Hotel with fellow travelers! We are truly honored that you chose Arc The.Hotel for your honeymoon and hope to welcome you again soon. Perhaps for your 1st wedding anniversary celebration?!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

My spouse and another couple recently stayed at The Arc for 3 days. It was a return visit, we had stayed there a couple of times before. The hotel is well located and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The bar/lounge has a really nice vibe as does the hotel overall. (Valet) parking is off site but as you...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was clean, the room spacious and comfortable the staff is friendly and really helpful at a very reasonable price. The internet connection is good the location very central and you even get a complementary glass of wine from the bar

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Cindy M, General Manager at ARC The Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please visit us again soon!

u.k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Arc for 6 nights , as my husband was working in Ottawa. Very convienent for most major attractions. Good sized rooms with extremely comfortable beds. Staff were very helpful.Providing maps and advice on where to visit. Provided free warm drinks in the lobby. They even put out complimentary Hot Chocoate with a variety of sprnkles for the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

i would definitely choose arc the hotel again. good location and easy walking access to most places that we wanted to visit. bathroom needed some work. food was excellent and staff very friendly. hot chocolate bar in the living room area was welcome.

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Cindy M, General Manager at ARC The Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again soon!

Port of Spain, Trinidad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here while visiting carleton university. it is in the downtown of ottawa so in a kind of business/commercial/administrative area. the building seems to be a refurbished hotel building. the decor is pretty cool and the lobby and general styling v contemporary. there was a really nice bar and restaurant - didn't dine there but had a stupendous breakfast one...

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Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is helpful and friendly. Although the rooms are on the small size they have all the needed amenities. The bed was super comfy and the bedding feels like it's been ironed!! Excellent sleep. Our only complaint was the bathroom was not heated so chilly in the morning, (good water pressure, good shower head).

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Oakland, California, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to go with a boutique hotel instead of one of the big chains and I was not disappointed! Friendly and responsive staff, great ambience, and beautiful spacious rooms. Unbeatable value also, considering the USD/CAD exchange rate.

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Amazing review, thank you so much for such lovely feedback! We will make sure to pass your comments along to the team. We look forward on welcoming you again soon! Rest your mind...Awaken your spirit...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of this hotel is the staff, and it's not often you can say that. The wait staff, bellman, front desk crew were all funny, friendly and very helpful. The hotel has had a redo but while the art is nice, the important stuff--energy efficiency, an HVAC system that doesn't keep you awake at night, and no noise...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel. Customer service is one of our top priorities and we are delighted to read that our dynamic team contributed in making your stay more enjoyable. Being located in the historic part of the city, our grandfathered building may have limitations when it comes to accessibility but our...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
ARC Lounge- ARC The Hotel
ARC Lounge- ARC The Hotel
Cuisines: Canadian, American, Contemporary
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An oasis of calm in this busy city, ARC the Hotel Ottawa welcomes its guests into a softly lit lobby with hardwood floors, designer furnishings, modern art wall hangings, and Japanese-inspired architectural flourishes. Business travelers appreciate the downtown location and high-speed Internet access throughout, but the hotel is also a favorite with couples indulging in weekend getaways. Guests at this boutique Ottawa hotel enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at check-in as well as complimentary 24-hour ARC Private Selection Blend coffee and tea service in the lobby. The hotel also offers the Arc Lounge & Dining, a virtual business center with high-speed Internet access (surcharge), concierge and valet services, 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary shoeshines. A library lounge offers a selection of books, magazines, and CDs for in-room use. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ARC The Hotel

Address: 140 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H6, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $211 - $436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — ARC The Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 112
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Arc Hotel Ottawa
ARC The Hotel Ottawa, Ontario
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Ottawa
#18 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#19 Family Hotel in Ottawa
#19 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
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“Some of the rooms like straight across to offices. Ask for one that has a bit better or higher view.”
 of 5 bubbles johnathanm282, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the bathroom at first glance looked inviting with the large tub and two sinks. upon closer inspection, the grout around the tub was unattractive. also, the wall side had a narrow ledge that would have been handy to place items on but it was constructed with such a slope that it was unusable. the staff were very friendly, the meals were excellent and i loved the hot chocolate service in the living room area. why does this survey not include other areas of the hotel - restaurant and gym?”
 of 5 bubbles X3740DTvictoriag, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from the Slater St. side. You hear everything!”
 of 5 bubbles 494phyllisb, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Overall rooms are small. If you're staying for an extended time its well worth the upgrade to a larger suite. Also, rooms with doubles are few and far between so if you need two beds in your room make sure you book early. ”
 of 5 bubbles R4032UOchrish, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“comfy beds (want those pillows for home!) ”
 of 5 bubbles DorisD948, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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