4.3 out of 5

"I went with some friends to Winterlude. The inn was within easy walking distance of the canal and other venues associated with the festival " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 12 Feb 2018

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Byward Market Square

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown Ottawa hotel, you'll find Byward Market Square and National Gallery of Canada. Shaw Centre and Rideau Centre are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features a rooftop terrace and a sauna. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the free full breakfast each morning.

Free WiFi, kitchenettes

The 46 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, as well as free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Coffee/tea makers and free local calls are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Window View)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$140 per night

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Byward Blue Inn ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Byward Blue Inn

Everyone (5) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
Quiet and comfortable. Friendly staff. Good location. Great value for money.

Posted by on 7 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Apr. 2019 by FM

Thank you for choosing the ByWard Blue Inn. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see back amongst us soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Apr. 2019 by Al

We are pleased that all was good with your stay. We value your rating and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely,

5 out of 5


Pros: very nice breakfast, afternoon tea and sauna session complimentary; friendly staff
Location: very nice neighborhood with plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance. 10 minutes walk to the canal and parliament buildings, art center.
I went with some friends to Winterlude. The inn was within easy walking distance of the canal and other venues associated with the festival

Posted by , from PA on 12 Feb. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Feb. 2018 by Al

Dear Geoff, We are glad that the hotel met your expectations. We appreciate your comments on the breakfast, snack and location.Keep us in mind for future visits. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn

4 out of 5

Convenient to Byward and Winterlude.

Pros: Staff, location, breakfast, afternoon tea.
Cons: Could use some sprucing up in places.
Location: Residential area . Tons of excellent restaurants and shops in Byward. US Embassy 3 blocks away. Rideau Canalway is a 5-10 minute walk.
We visit Winterlude every year and normally look for reasonably priced accommodations within walking distance of the canal and restaurants. Although the hotel is showing some signs of age and wear, we found it to be very comfortable and clean. The staff was exceptionally helpful and professional. The morning breakfast was a nice combination of hot and cold offerings along with fruit and baked goods. The afternoon tea was also a pleasant surprise with hot drinks and snacks . Indoor parking is very convenient and priced at average costs for the area. We would certainly stay here again.

Posted by , from Williamsport, PA on 12 Feb. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Feb. 2018 by Al

Dear Nick, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad that overall you had a good stay with us. As per hotel interior, room upgrades and renovations are an ongoing project. We appreciate your suggestion(s) on the topic. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn.

5 out of 5

Cozy, Clean and Professional

Pros: Clean, comfy, gorgeous room w balcony. Quiet. Beautiful bottle of water incl.
Cons: Chocolates on the pillow(or maple candies)
Location: Byward Market down the street, changing of the guards...
One of the best B&B's that we have stayed at - the artwork throughout warms it beautifully. Terrific well-trained, courteous staff, excellent breaky(hello sumptuous quiche!) beautiful mattress and linen, great view of the Parliament from our balcony...we will def return! Thank You:)

Posted by , from Florida on 22 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5

A gem of a place to stay in a beautiful city

Pros: Breakfast, Teatime, Rooms, and Great location. The staff was very courteous and helpful. Close by parking.
Location: Close to all the great sites and great pubs and restaurants. All walking distance. A very fun place to be.
A great experience! A very comfortable Inn that is in a safe, quiet area. Covered parking garage is located right next to the Inn and is very affordable with easy access. The INN is in a great location next to the Byward Market and very close walking to Parliament and other great centers e.g. National Art Museum, Parks. Many great pubs and restaurants located very near. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the rooms that had refrigerators, microwave, coffeepot, robes and other amenities. The beds were very comfortable. Really enjoyed the balcony that had a table and chairs to sit outside and enjoy morning coffee of your favorite beverage. The Breakfasts were great with a nice selection of food. In the afternoon they offer Tea Time that includes snacks. We also enjoyed the complimentary Sauna time they offer. Very nice price. We will definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Delaware on 12 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5

Great little place in a great location

Pros: Everything.
Location: It is in the historic Byword Market area. See above.
Staff very friendly and handed you a paper with all your questions answered which you could carry with you as you explored the neighborhood. Parking was extra but very convenient; literally right next door and in a garage. It was close to the market area yet very quiet. Easy and safe walking distance to market, parliament hill, rideaux canal, national art gallery. Room was very roomy and airy with a balcony with a view of Parliament Hill. Room was immaculate and fully equipped, including a refrigerator/freezer and real plates, glasses, and silverware, and a table for 2 to eat at. Bed was very comfortable. Breakfast buffet was excellent. One of the best places we have stayed at and we travel a lot. Great value!

Posted by , from Maryland on 10 Sep. 2015

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4 out of 5

Close to the Action In Ottawa

Pros: Breakfast, location, staff.
Cons: Since it's the slow season, my room didn't get cleaned until late in the afternoon. This is a minor issue.
Location: Close to major attractions like National Gallery, the Royal Mint, Parliament, Rideau Canal. Byward Market has tons of restaurants.
This was my second stay at the Byward Blue. I had previously visited during the week of Canada Day. Things were quieter and more relaxed this time since it was off-season (a few days before Christmas). I like the location of the hotel. It's one-half block off of Byward Market, easy walking distance from the National Gallery, Parliament and shopping. A major transit line runs 1/2 block away and other bus lines are five minutes away. I was able to make it everywhere on foot or by bus. I even took the bus to a Senators hockey game. Breakfast is nice. A step up from the "free breakfast" I'm used to when staying in the US. Lots of options for food and they change it up each day. The staff are friendly Ottawa really goes all-out for Christmas, very pretty at night. I will probably stay here again should I be in Ottawa in the future.

Posted by , from Durham, NC on 24 Mar. 2015

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5 out of 5

Great Location !!!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: parking cost
We have stayed in this hotel a couple of years ago and we are returning this week. It is clean , comfortable and has a great breakfast included. Everything we wanted to see was within walking distance. Love it !!!!!

Posted by , from Massachusetts, USA on 8 Feb. 2012

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4 out of 5


We were there four nights and had a good stay. Breakfast included gives good value for the price. Staff were ok, not overly friendly but gave us assistance when needed. The room was quite small but it was clean and to us that is what is important. The WiFi always worked and was free as well. LOTS of great eating places close by and all the history you need as well.

Posted by on 27 May 2010

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Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is served daily. A sauna, a rooftop terrace, and a library are also featured at the business-friendly Byward Blue Inn. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Ottawa hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 46 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) (16.3 km / 10.1 mi)
  • Train station: Ottawa Station (4.9 km / 3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Byward Blue Inn offers 46 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Ottawa hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: CAD 15 per day
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 20 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.