The Westin Ottawa

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by tamtbell on October 16, 2003

This hotel is ideally situated, as it is right next to Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill, and the Byward Market. There is a large mall directly connected to the hotel for those who love to shop and several great restaurants nearby as well. The rooms are truly luxurious, with very comfortable beds, thick carpeting, and comfortable overstuffed chairs near the large windows overlooking the city. The hotel staff is very friendly; professional; and helpful, which made our Ottawa experience even better, as we received plenty of advice on things to do during the Tulip festival.

The parking is a little hard to get to at this hotel, as we had to circle the hotel several times before figuring out where the entrance to the parking lot was. There is valet parking, of course. But if you plan to drive around a bit during your stay, or if you’re simply watching your budget, it can get expensive. The parking lot also shares some of its space with the mall, so sometimes it can be a little difficult to find a good space.

During our stay, due to my travel agent status, I paid a reduced rate per night. However, the average price for this hotel per night ranges from $290 to $400. It’s honestly hard for me to say if I would recommend this hotel if I had to pay a rate like this. Overall, The Westin Ottawa is a very luxurious; comfortable; and convenient place to stay, and I would recommend it if you can get a good rate. I suggest if your visit is during the Annual Tulip Festival to book early.

The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N9H4
(613) 560-7000

© LP 2000-2009