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157 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P7 Canada
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#9 of 81 hotels in Ottawa
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ByWard Blue Inn is the only hotel in Ottawa`s favorite gathering place for cafes, galleries, museums, restaurants, shopping and the ByWard Market. This charming Inn offers to business or pleasure travelers great room rates in a fantastic location. Queen or Twin Bed rooms feature private balconies, ensuite bathrooms, climate control, Internet, Cable TV and complimentary breakfast. All major attractions are within a 5 -15 minute walk.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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English, French, Spanish, Greek and 2 more
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kkurtz wrote a review Nov 2022
Midland, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
What a great find this hotel was! Our room was a good size, clean and tastefully decorated. It was great to have a kitchenette to prepare our lunch and make hot drinks. I appreciated the creamers in the fridge. Breakfast included several hot and cold offerings, good coffee and friendly staff. The hotel location was very close to the ByWard Market, in a quiet residential area. It was convenient too that there was on site parking. I would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 29 Nov 2022
Dear valuable customer, Thank you for taking the time to post a very nice review. We are happy that you had a good stay with us. We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn
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KarenK65 wrote a review Jul 2022
Winnipeg, Canada77 contributions36 helpful votes
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This hotel is a great location for walking to attractions, ByWard market, Parliament Hill, Sparks St., War Memorial, etc. it’s literally a 1/2 block to the ByWard Market that has a lot of restaurants. My room was perfect once I figured out the portable air conditioning. They provide dishes a microwave, and a mini fridge, coffee maker in the room. The complimentary breakfast was a pleasant surprise as it offered many food options, eat in the dining room or eat in your room. I have never seen peameal bacon on a complimentary breakfast offering. I also liked the hard wood floors in the room as I’m not a fan of carpet. You can book a room with a balcony which I didn’t but would do so next time. I would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: It was a bit noisy on the weekends and my room was facing the street so ask for a rear facing...
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Response from Angjelo Lumi, Guest Services / Front Office at Byward Blue Inn
Responded 30 Aug 2022
Dear Dixiechick65, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a pleasant review. We are truly delighted that the hotel met your expectations. We work hard to make our guests happy and your kind words are greatly appreciated. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Ottawa. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn
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lb21162 wrote a review Nov 2022
Canada208 contributions62 helpful votes
Nice location for walking distance to bars and restaurants ,but beware of areas surrounding as there are many homeless nearby . Decent breakfast and clean.Parking I doors nearby not badly priced .nice staff
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Nov 2022
Dear Ib21162, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your stay. We are happy that you had a good stay with us. We value your comments on the location, breakfast and staff. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn
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Mme Winky wrote a review Oct 2022
Burlington, Ontario81 contributions33 helpful votes
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What a pleasant surprise! We thought we would try this smaller hotel as the location was excellent, the price was extremely reasonable, and the reviews were very good. We were not disappointed. The room is so well appointed, very clean, and bright. The kitchenette is well stocked - dishes, glasses, cutlery, sink, dish soap, kettle, teapot, microwave, coffee maker (and coffee), mini fridge/freezer (with a full ice cube tray, bottle of water, butter, creamers). There’s also a safe, ironing board, bathrobes, slippers. The bath towels were fluffy and bright white. Lots of windows and a balcony with a table and two chairs. Parking was literally steps away at only $15; on-site parking is limited but would also have been $15. We will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Nov 2022
Dear Mme_Winky, Greetings and thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay. We are delighted that you had an amazing stay with us. We greatly appreciate your feedback on the location and breakfast. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn
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Carrie N wrote a review Oct 2022
Toronto, Canada998 contributions151 helpful votes
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I stayed here for a few days for the Ottawa Tamarack marathon. It is a great little hotel! Perfect location, very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are very clean and quiet, the bed is comfortable. My room had a little kitchenette with a microwave, mini fridge and dishes. The best part was the large patio to sit out and have breakfast while the city woke up. The included breakfast was very good and had a lot to offer. I will definitely stay here again next time I visit Ottawa!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Angjelo Lumi, Guest Services / Front Office at Byward Blue Inn
Responded 25 Oct 2022
Dear CarrieLN77, Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. We are happy that the hotel met your expectations. We really appreciate your kind words on the location, staff, room cleanliness and breakfast. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Ottawa. Thank you for letting us serve you. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn
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randyllwarehime wrote a review Oct 2022
Honolulu, Hawaii90 contributions73 helpful votes
I like this style of hotel, I think of it like a 3-star hotel in Europe. Rooms are not huge and you can get one with two twin beds, instead of two queens/kings. Some rooms have a balcony and that was a real plus. There are a few parking spaces onsite (I think C$15/day) and a public parking lot close by. You are just down the street from a pedestrian friendly area with many, many restaurants. You can also walk 20 minutes to Parliament hill (there are free tours of the Senate and House of Commons) and less to the National Gallery of Canada (highly recommended). Breakfast buffet had hot options as well as continental. The place is not glitzy, it's comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you want parking, check that when booking.
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Responded 24 Oct 2022
Dear Randyllwarehime, Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. We are pleased to read that you had a delightful stay with us. We appreciate your kind words on the noted observations. Keep us in mind for future visits. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn
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Charlie S wrote a review Oct 2022
Fife, United Kingdom64 contributions72 helpful votes
Stayed here for three nights. Excellent staff with nothing to much trouble to help. Special thanks to the gentleman at reception for his help. Hotel could not be situated any better. Good selection at breakfast time - best croissants I had. Only minutes away from Byward Market which is the place to visit if you are looking for a huge variety of eating places to suit all budgets. Less than 15 minutes from parliament Hill. Foumnd Ottawa to be a great City to visit.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 25 Oct 2022
Dear Charlie S, Greetings and thank you for taking the time to leave us a feedback about your recent stay. We are delighted to read that everything was according to your expectations. We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn
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Robert T wrote a review Oct 2022
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The hotel is very well located, in walking distance to all attractions in the city. This hotel was a recommendation from friends who had enjoyed their stay and our experience would reflect theirs also.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The hotel is very well situated and it is a good idea to book early.
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Responded 13 Oct 2022
Dear valuable customer, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy that you had a good stay with us. We appreciate your kind words on the breakfast and the service provided. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, By Ward Blue Inn
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Canadasnowcap wrote a review Sep 2022
Canada19 contributions28 helpful votes
We were impressed by several thoughtful features of the hotel. Nice kitchenette area with real dishes and cutlery, not disposables. Grab bars installed in tub area. Pleasant balcony. Comfortable beds, air conditioning as required. Decent full breakfast, even including hot milk frother for coffee. Very conveniently located by Byward Market. Parking next door was only $15.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 14 Sep 2022
Dear Canadasnowcap, Greetings and thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. We are happy to read that you had a delightful stay with us. We value your kind words on the noted observations. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn
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aboudd wrote a review Jul 2022
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I have not been to Ottawa before, so I relied on reviews of places within this price range and a good location. As to the location, it is good, central to all of the iconic sites in Ottawa and the Byward market itself. The staff at the Byward Blue Inn is very accommodating . The housekeepers do a terrific job every day, including mopping the floors. So why only three green dots? The place needs a major overhaul. As I write this I am sitting next to a free standing air conditioner, the kind with a hose through the wall. Yes, it cools the room but it is loud. I required earplugs to fall asleep. They have a quiet in-wall unit in the lobby, why not the rooms? The room furnishings are one step above dorm room, two steps below Ikea. There is a six foot or so wood table with two regular chairs and a well-worn desk chair and a bed, and that is it. There are in-room conveniences, like a drip coffee maker, a kettle and a microwave in the room, along with dishes and flatware. The bed is comfortable enough. Towels are basic, but one is only given washcloths and bath towels, no hand towels. The property is well cleaned, but maintenance could be better, the bathroom sink and tub had chips in the finish. Breakfast if offered daily, the problem is, it never changes. Scrambled eggs, some breakfast meat, potatoes, and little egg and cheese sandwiches. I stayed at the Byward Blue for a whole week, that breakfast got boring after three days. There also was yogurt, fruit, cereal and more, so quantity wasn't an issue. I give the place 5 green dots for effort with a solid staff that is very helpful and accommodating, but that doesn't make up for everything else. One last thing, if you want hi-speed wifi, go somewhere else.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Angjelo Lumi, Guest Services / Front Office at Byward Blue Inn
Responded 11 Aug 2022
Dear Foto48, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review about your recent stay. We are happy that overall you had a good stay with us. We appreciate your critic on the noted observations. Rest assured that improving hotel conditions is always high on the list. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn
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Frequently Asked Questions about Byward Blue Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Byward Blue Inn?
Nearby attractions include Jigsaw Escape Rooms (0.3 km), Notre Dame Basilica (0.4 km), and Escape Manor Byward Market (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Byward Blue Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Byward Blue Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Byward Blue Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Byward Blue Inn?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Byward Blue Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Bottega Nicastro, BeaverTails, and The Brig Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Byward Blue Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Byward Blue Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Ottawa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Byward Blue Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Byward Blue Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parliament Hill and Buildings (0.9 km), Rideau Hall (1.6 km), and Laurier House National Historic Site (1.0 km).