Get an overview of this hotelLandmark Ottawa hotel across from Confederation Park

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Indoor pool
24-hour business centre
Smoke-free property

Lord Elgin Hotel is in the heart of Ottawa, walking distance from National War Memorial and Rideau Centre.

This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Parliament Hill and Rideau Canal.

Make yourself at home in one of the 355 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Don't miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including a 24-hour health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This downtown Ottawa hotel enjoys an enviable location on bustling Elgin Street, surrounded by restaurants and nightlife and across the street from the National Arts Centre. Constructed in 1941 in the style of a French chateau, Lord Elgin Hotel offers many modern-day amenities including a bar/lounge, a sidewalk bistro serving Mediterranean cuisine, a Starbucks, and a 24-hour business center and complimentary WiFi in public areas.

Onsite recreation is provided in a lap pool, spa tub, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel also offers valet parking for a fee.

Lord Elgin Hotel is a smoke-free property. Fines apply for violations. Pets are not allowed.

  • Year Built 1941 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Sauna 
  • Concierge services 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 355 
  • Number of floors - 11 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour health club 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 15 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Spa tub 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Wedding services 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Grill 41 - Features a sidewalk patio overlooking Confederation Park. Mediterranean and North American cuisine. Extensive wine list and private dining room. A breakfast buffet with hot items, plus lunch, and dinner are served daily.

Starbucks - Full-service outlet with patio seating overlooking Confederation Park and the First Baptist Church. Open from early morning until early evening.

Room Service is available from 6:30 AM to 11 PM daily.

Nearby Things to Do

Lord Elgin guests have complimentary use of an indoor lap pool, spa tub, sauna, and fitness center. Workout equipment includes treadmills, a stationary bike, an elliptical trainer, a strength-training machine, and free weights.

Seasonal festivals are held across the street in Confederate Park. One block away, Rideau Canal is a popular spot for winter ice skating and summer jogging and cycling. Seasonal boat tours are also offered on the canal.

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

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at noon

Minimum check-in age is 19

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

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.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 19 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: CAD 75 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 10 and CAD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 85
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the 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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