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Hotel Description

3-star eco-friendly hotel near Parliament Hill

Downtown Ottawa stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown Ottawa hotel, you'll find National Arts Centre and Parliament Hill. Shaw Centre and Rideau Centre are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features an indoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and free buffet breakfast.

Comfy beds, LCD TVs

The 177 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and microwaves offer the conveniences of home. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include sofa beds and coffee/tea makers.

Deluxe Studio, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

The Carleton Suite Hotel ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Carleton Suite Hotel

Everyone (4)
5 out of 5
I liked the convenience of having everything close to us. I loved that we had a full kitchen and private bedroom. The only thing I found was the room was a little dated with the browns, oranges, and reds. Very 70's.

Posted by on 5 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Mar. 2019 by Douglas Crosbie - Guest Services Manager

Thank you!

4 out of 5

Good location, mixed review

Pros: Room was comfortable and kitchen was big and nice. Breakfast was good. The hotel location was excellent for tourists like ourselves wishing to experie
Cons: The parking garage sucks, constantly swapping elevators on the first floor, and lobby on the 4th floor, will drive you crazy. There is no restaurant
Location: Very walkable to museums, government buildings, Rideau Canal locks, monuments, river, parks, shopping, nightlife.
Room was comfortable and kitchen was big and nice. Breakfast was good. The hotel location was excellent for tourists like ourselves wishing to experience Ottowa. Staff was nice. The parking garage sucks, constantly swapping elevators on the first floor, and lobby on the 4th floor, will drive you crazy. There is no restaurant on this property, and our room wasn't very clean.

Posted by , from Virginia on 28 Jun. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Jun. 2018 by Douglas Crosbie - Guest Services Manager

Thank you very much for your feedback, and I am sorry to hear that the parking situation did not meet your needs. Regrettably there is little that can be done to improve this area, and we understand the inconvenience this may cause. We hope you might give us another chance in the future, and were pleased to hear that there were many positives as well!

2 out of 5

Wrong hotel

Pros: Room was clean, staff was friendly and helpful
Cons: Separate dining hall from the front desk - too noisy
I began my search on Travelocity with the name of the hotel that I wanted to stay at, "The courtyard Marriott"in Ottawa, secured my date and room and proceeded with payment via PayPal. I arrived at the hotel in -25 weather to find out that they did not have my reservation and that the hotel was fully booked (not that I could stay there anyway as I had already paid and apparently not for the hotel I wanted). I went back to my cell phone and read the confirmation fully, and somehow, I was booked at the Residence Inn Marriott, quite a walk away from where I wanted to stay (about 5 km) and like I said -25 at least outside. This was to be a quiet evening away from our 7 children to celebrate a special anniversary. So, I try not to be too disappointed and proceed to the Residence Inn. A weird setup, the front desk is located on the 4th floor, so up we go. As soon as we get to the 4th floor we hear the roar of a crowd of parents and children there for a hockey tournament. Still not trying to be discouraged, I sigh, we check in by very kind staff and proceed to our room on the 9th floor. The room is right at the elevators, this is where it was hard to keep positive as I can already imagine the early morning awakening of guests outside our door conversing as they wait for the elevator in the morning to go to hockey games etc. The light from the hallway and elevator held a steady glow in the room as well...grrr. But at least it was clean. Use caution with Travelocity.

Posted by , from Ontario on 2 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jan. 2018 by Douglas Crosbie - Guest Services Manager

I am very sorry to hear about your booking troubles, and regret that we weren't able to meet your expectations of the other hotel. I do hope you found some time to enjoy your trip to Ottawa.

5 out of 5

Great hotel, near city center Ottawa

Cons: The parking entry and exit is a bit tight, so if you're driving a large SUV like a Suburban or something like that, watch out!
This is a good hotel to stay at, it's very near the city center and lots of things to see around. Underground safe parking also a plus. The staff are nice and there is a restaurant in the building if you want to just eat in or not feeling like exploring. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from New Jersey on 31 Oct. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Nov. 2017 by Douglas Crosbie - Guest Services Manager

Thank you very much! We appreciate your time and feedback. We hope to see you again!

4 out of 5

beautiful hotel, close to downtown action

Pros: very clean, pretty, very nice breakfast, washer/dryer in room.
Location: a few blocks from parliament hill and the bus tours. plenty of restaurants nearby.
we stayed here for 5 days. very convenient to parliament hill and the bus tours. we even had a room with a washer/dryer, which was a welcome bonus.

Posted by on 25 Aug. 2016

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About the The Carleton Suite Hotel

Location 161 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P5J2

Property Features

As a guest of Residence Inn by Marriott Ottawa Downtown, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. There's a snack bar/deli on site. Free breakfast is served, and guests can also enjoy a free manager's reception. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 5700 square feet (530 square meters) and includes conference space. The eco-friendly Residence Inn by Marriott Ottawa Downtown also features spa services, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a fireplace in the lobby. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Ottawa hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 177 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • 5700 sq ft of conference space
  • 530 sq m of conference space
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • 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.) (15.9 km / 9.9 mi)
  • Train station: Ottawa Station (4.6 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Residence Inn by Marriott Ottawa Downtown offers 177 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. LCD televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Tim Hortons - Onsite café. Open daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Please note that the lobby is located on the 4th floor.


  • 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 available for CAD 10.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: CAD 85 per accommodation, per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 75 lb)


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.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • 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 25.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: CAD 85 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 10.00 per day

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.

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.