Canada's charming capital city is yours to explore when you book a room in our hotels in Ottawa. Absorb the stately towers and spires of the Parliament buildings or take a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the Rideau Canal.
Most of Ottawa's top sights are clustered downtown, a short trip-by foot or on the city's reliable bus system-from our Ottawa hotels. Start at the Peace Tower in front of Centre Block, where you can tour the House of Commons. From its observation deck, soak up the panoramic views of the Parliament buildings and the Ottawa River as it snakes between the city and neighboring Gatineau, Quebec. Buy a combination ticket to visit two of the city's top national museums: the Canadian War Museum, designed by a former Japanese-Canadian internee, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, whose grand entrance hall is lined with imposing totem poles.
For a quick and inexpensive meal near your Ottawa hotel, Ottawa's street vendors hawk hot dogs, sausages and a local delicacy known as poutine (french fries covered with gravy and cheese curds). At Byward Market, stroll among the food and trinket vendors, and sink your teeth into a 'Beaver Tail', a deep-fried, doughy, cinnamon-sugary treat sold outside the market. Head back to your Ottawa hotel to rest up for an evening in the popular Elgin Street district and its many affordable ethnic restaurants.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Ottawa to experience the city's vibrant outdoors in any season. When the weather is warm, you can unwind under a tree on Parliament Hill, or enjoy a picnic lunch in one of Ottawa's more than 800 city and capital parks. Strap on your skates in winter, when the Rideau Canal becomes the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world's largest skating rink.
Finally... This stay I have had the cleanest room I have had in quite a while of all IHG properties. It has met what my expectations of the chain should be and not what I am accustomed to.
Outstanding front desk service
The front desk personnel were outstanding in the provision of services upon check in. Too many times. I've been treated with indifference by the front desk staff at other hotels, whereas at the[More] Holiday l Inn Express Ottawa Airport I could not have asked for better service and would recommend this hotel to anyone.[Less]
Quiet and cozy, the room was bigger than I have expected.[Less]
Comfortable beds, clean bathroom, great staffs makes it a great value and experience![Less]
By Danny Boy 27
Excellent improvement to your room service but would like to see more menu items added.[Less]
I keep coming back for more
Perfect for my needs when in Ottawa.
Dropping down to the 9th floor was a good idea, it is warmer than being on the 10th.More frequent changing of bedding would be nice![Less]
Great service and helpful staff
Comfortable and pleasant stay. Nice view good rooms[Less]
Comfortable bed and great service
Clean rooms, nice rooms, friendly service. Value for money. Would recommend especially those on business travel to the Phase 2, 3, 4 government buildings because of the location convenience.[Less]
The hotel is ideally located to get to anywhere on the Quebec side - Gatineau, Aylmer etc as well as a quick bridge to Ottawa.
Clean, affordable with efficient, friendly staff.[Less]