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4.6 out of 5

"Great Location. Older Hotel (1941) well maintained, nice rooms and a good price. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 07 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

4-star ski hotel near Byward Market Square

Winter getaway

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown Ottawa hotel, you'll find National War Memorial and Rideau Centre. Also, Parliament Hill is within half a mile (1 km) and Rideau Canal is within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features a 24-hour health club and a spa tub. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. You'll appreciate the sauna, bar/lounge, and coffee shop.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 355 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, hair dryers, and safes are also available.

Park View Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$117* Per night/room 27 Dec. - 28 Dec.

Classic Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Elgin Class Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Park View Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Two Queen Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Lord Elgin Hotel ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 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 Lord Elgin Hotel

Everyone (8)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Dec. 2018

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3 out of 5


Pros: Close restaurants
The hotel is lovely...price for the room is a little much but i'm guessing it's to keep out the undesirables. Average size room which is fine for short stays. Nice toasty feeling. Close to restaurants and shopping. Just up the street are some amazing views of the city. Reminds me of London.

Posted by , from Montreal, QC, Canada on 7 Nov. 2011

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5 out of 5

The room was fine except it was located on the 2nd floor and had no view!

The overall experience of the hotel was great. Our only complaint was the room was located on the 2nd floor at the back of the hotel overlooking the rooftop equipment and a brick wall.

Posted by , from Barrie, ON on 17 Oct. 2011

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5 out of 5

Very good

My husband and I always stayed at this hotel every time we are in Ottawa. It's a great location and close to everything although the parking is a little bit expensive. The room is nice and clean and very spacious. The staff are friendly and very helpful. I will recommend this hotel to friends and family.

Posted by , from Orillia, Ontario on 5 Oct. 2011

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5 out of 5

The lord Elgin is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at during my travels

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, close to great shopping, everything is in walking distance, close to byward market, quiet hotel
I have stayed at the Lord Elgin with my husband on my last three visits to Ottawa. The hotel is in a perfect location: near Parliament, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The service was great, people are all so friendly and helpful. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The restaurant was afforable with a terrific menu. Loved the food. This hotel is very affordable We had a wonderful stay. Love this hotel!

Posted by , from Nova Scotia on 5 Oct. 2011

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Aug. 2019 by Guest Services Supervisor - Patrick C

We are so happy to see that you've had a great stay! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Lord Elgin in the future :)

5 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great Location. Older Hotel (1941) well maintained, nice rooms and a good price.

Posted by , from Florida on 7 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5

NHL trip

We had an amazing 4 days . The hotel staff were excellent. They were very helpful giving directions and the valet parking was great and fast . No waiting. Dining at the restaurant was a great experience as well. Would recommend this hotel

Posted by , from nl on 14 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Feb. 2018 by am

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your NHL stay Janet. We are so fortunate to have such great valet staff who truly love what they do! Thank you for noticing! Thank you for recommending us!!

5 out of 5

Good location, best price!

Good location, best price! Good location, best price! Good location, best price!

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on 16 Sep. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Sep. 2017 by AM

Thank you Jacky for that wonderful feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again!!

Property Features

After a day on the slopes, relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other facilities, including a 24-hour health club and a sauna. When the sun goes down, sip après-ski drinks in the hotel's bar. There's a coffee shop/café on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Ottawa hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 355 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • Built in 1941
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) (15.8 km / 9.8 mi)
  • Train station: Ottawa Station (4.5 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Lord Elgin Hotel offers 355 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Starbucks - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at noon
  • Minimum check-in age is: 19


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

A credit 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. 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


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: CAD 75 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 10 and CAD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 35 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 85 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your 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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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.