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The Business Inn & Suites

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Renfrew, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This aparthotel gave us decent, spacious budget accommodation in a central location. Certain aspects of the rooms have been upgraded/modernised but other aspects are rather tired. We were there midweek, which was fine but I think that the general area might get a little noisy at weekends.

Thank Alnis
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here as a large group for a work Christmas party. We traveled over 3 hours to get there. The pros, clean room, good location, very comfortable bed. The cons, well check in was 3:00 PM and we arrived at 3:10. Checked in and went to our room 3:20 PM. When we the elevator doors opened & there was...

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Barrett180, General Manager at The Business Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feedback. You are 100% correct and we are taking internal action to ensure this is never repeated. Sincerely, The Business Inn & Suites.

Chicoutimi, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed a night here while travelling to Quebec to look for an apartment.I stayed in an economy room. It had everything I could possibly need. The room looks like it was renovated from a studio apartment. It has a kitchenette as well as a small living room with a pull out couch and a desktop computer with a printer....

Thank Mike C
Ithaca, New York, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

To start, the GM of this hotel should thank their staff daily for the great job they are doing. We checked in pretty late at night and the front desk employee was friendly, awake, helpful, and efficient. Our room was probably bigger than your first apartment, and definitely well-equipped for a long stay (we were only there one night so...

Thank Heather L
Ankara, Turkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a night while he had a business meeting. I was very impressed with the amenities provided by the Business Inn. Rooms were spacious and comfortable with everything a person would need for a short or extended stay in Ottawa. Location was great, and the front desk staff were very helpful. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PROS: Not your typical hotel room - more like a one bedroom apartment. Full kitchen, dining room, computer/printer, recliner, pull out sofa, and two large tv's. Free breakfast (breakfast sandwiches, cereal, bagels, muffins, etc) and takeout snack bags to get you through the day (apple, water, cookies, granola bars etc). Very quiet hotel in a great location - close to...

Thank Veronica G
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our most comfortable room was tastefully decorated with a painting by Frederick Varley (Group of Seven) who I had met when I was seventeen in the early 60s. What a pleasant surprise. It brought back fond memories.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a suite with 2 queen beds and the room was spacious and well equipped with everything we might need. We paid $112 a night and thought we might have accidentally received the wrong room, it was huge! The room came with a computer, printer, 2 large screen TVs, a fully stocked kitchen, free breakfast (and baggies for travellers...

Thank Wai_and_Mark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I reviewed this hotel a number of years ago, and recently returned. I still find it to be my preferred hotel in Ottawa. Many will comment about the hotel being a bit "tired", and on the surface it is. But scratch just below, and you will find the charm of it. The size of the suites alone is such a...

1Thank Techymum
Sheffield, England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were thoroughly impressed by our 2 night stay at the Business Inn. Check in was efficient and pleasant and parking arrangements cheap and convenient. Our room, or rather suite , was fantastic - spacious, well equipped and very quiet, with a nice city view. We slept very well. Breakfast was great, served by hard-working and efficient staff. The Nespresso...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spread your paperwork over large desk tables, relax on the comfortable living room sofas and wake up refreshed in a king size bed. If your family is traveling on business with you, our spacious suites feature fully equipped kitchens and household amenities to satisfy their needs as well. Located at the central hot-spot of Ottawa. Locals and visitors enjoy dinner, dancing and live music. 24 hour diners, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and the ByWard Market are within walking distance, making The Business Inn the perfect location when staying in Ottawa! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Business Inn & Suites

Address: 180 Maclaren St | at Elgin, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0L3, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $104 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Business Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 156
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Also Known As:
The Business Hotel Ottawa
Business Hotel Ottawa
The Business Inn & Suites Ottawa, Ontario
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Ottawa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ottawa
#3 Business Hotel in Ottawa
#5 Family Hotel in Ottawa
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“I think the north side would be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Alnis, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Economy Rooms have the best value.”
 of 5 bubbles mikecG4050MQ, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Opt for the Signature Suite”
 of 5 bubbles briankucherepa, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room facing Elgin St if you want to access the Pokestop.”
 of 5 bubbles Wai_and_Mark, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to request a room that is not on Elgin Street. There are not many, but it is much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Techymum, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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