For the price the hotel is good. Parking is a concern. I had to park in the public lot due to being an early evening arrival. Others were able to secure parking before me. Public parking was close and reasonable but no in/out privileges plus the loss of security feeling. Location is excellent for restaurants and museums. Breakfast was good. The room […] was smallish. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful little hotel in the Byward Market area, easy walking to everything in downtown Ottawa. Hot breakfast included and having our own little balcony was wonderful for relaxing. Perfect for our stay. The room included a cute kitchenette with wonderful supplies.Genuine Expedia guest review
"By Ward blue inn"
Like most places in Ottawa it was overpriced and in need of some renovations, or at least a touch of paint. The bathroom looked like it was last done in 1990. Good location, but lacking overall. I would say it was a 2.5 star hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, basic, no-frills."
The location is perfect! If you're interested in a reasonably-priced, centrally-located, clean hotel with excellent service, this will fit the bill. The staff were incredibly helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay"
Great place to stay in Ottawa. Close to all the sites and restaurants. Walking distance to the parliament hillGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Welcoming and Convenient Place to Stay!"
We were impressed with the sincere desire of the staff, to make our 2-night stay as comfortable as possible... complimentary umbrellas for an unexpected shower...the convenience of a microwave & frig...fresh flowers on the table...a generous, satisfying breakfast different each morning...delightful afternoon tea & cookies from 3-5 p.m....Our room looked […] and smelled CLEAN. Inn is tastefully decorated with colourful works of art. Perfect location...right downtown, one block from Byway Market. We walked to many of the tourist sites. Easy access by public transit. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It was right downtown and within walking distance of many sights.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A hidden gem!"
Not our first stay. So close to so many highlights of a visit to Ottawa and within walking distance of many good restaurants. Ample breakfast to start the day and pleasant helpful staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice and clean"
Very Good! Quiet and comfort. The room is small, but the facility is enough.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Sunny Byward Blue."
I spent four days at the Byward Blue with my 13 year old son. The hotel is friendly, clean, accommodating and brilliantly well located.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cute hotel in great location"
The hotel was lovely. Great location and clean comfortable room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I wouldn't stay anyplace else downtown Ottawa!"
I've been to the Byward Blue Inn many times and will always return. The best place on the market and downtown Ottawa for the money spent. Love it here.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is a perfect little hotel with an excellent location. Everything about it is perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location. Good value."
Very pleasant experience. It was in a central location next to the byward market, bars, clubs, restaurants etc. as well as popular sites like The Parliament and Rideau Centre. All in waking distance. Price was a bit higher than others, but was made up for in location and service. The hotel staff behind the desk were always helpful and friendly. Mid-day […] snack was good. Can't speak to the breakfast since we couldn't wake up in time to try it. The place is a bit dated in some areas but the concept is kind of cool. Think of it as a little boutique bachelor condo in the city. Place was clean.Parking was a bit of a hassle since it sits on a one-way street.....and if you miss the entrance....well...you're going around.....not that bad however. Overall good experience. Would stay again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Exceptional Staff and Great Location"
The Byward Blue Inn was just a stopover of 2 nights before we started our trip to Montreal and Quebec City, but it turned out to be a great mini vacation. The Staff member upon check-in was super helpful, gave us an upgrade to a nicely renovated room with a view of parliament hill, and was very friendly in providing us with any information we needed. […] He greeted us at the door as we walked in and held the door open for us, and helped us with our bags on the way out... only little things, but left a outstanding impression.. We would definitely stay there again, great location and made us feel warmly welcomed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The inn was great but the heat was not working in my room, resulting in a move to the adjacent room at 1 a.m. Lobby was clean and service and breakfast was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a 3 Star Hotel."
This was a 'closed booking' choice for a 3 Star Hotel, as I've done many times in North America, other countries or Downtown Ottawa. But, this was not 3 Star Hotel, as advertised on Expedia! All the same, it was clean and comfortable, but 2 star is 2 star. Since then I have done 3 more 'closed booking' with Expedia, In Ottawa, with strong hesitation. […] So much so, that I have not made a booking for Downtown Ottawa Hotels, lest I get trapped at Byward Blue Inn. Be careful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"my son's adult get away"
While Nonna & Papa kept Maddy, mom & dad went to Ottawa.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Needs to be refurbished looks tiredGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"hotel and close to what we wanted to do"
hotel was nice with a few exceptions,parking was disappointing not big enough for a large vehicle and cost was substancial considering,and vending machines were located in garage also elevators were out of serviceGenuine Expedia guest review
Extrememly pleasant and accomodating staff. Extras that we were not previously aware of (complementary sauna, afternoon tea, full hot breakfast all included in the room price).Genuine Expedia guest review
Decent place for the price and the location - B/C it is booked through third party they take a $150 deposit payment at the beginning of your stay, would have been nice to have a heads up on that one. Clean place but a tad antiquated - still works off keys instead of keycards.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very close to the By Ward market"
This was our second stay at ByWard Blue and it was just a pleasure again. To be welcomed by the friendly staff and a loan of two umbrellas was an added treat. We will be back again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I had stayed at the Byward Blue Inn on two previous occasions, and very much enjoyed my stay. This time however was very disappointing. I booked a two night stay, and upon arrival, I learned that they did not have enough parking on sight, and I had to park my car at an unsecured green P lot down the road. I arrived at 2:30pm to be told my room would […] not be ready until 4. I left, and when I came back, and checked in, I was given a key to an already occupied room. It made me wonder why they had made me wait until 4pm to check in when they didn't even know which rooms were still occupied. Upon getting to my room, I found all the furniture covered in a light coating of dust, which again made me question their housekeeping routine. I left the hotel by 9am the next morning for a day of meetings, I arrived back at 4pm to find my room had not been attended to by house keeping. I was surprised as I thought surely by then the room would have been made up as they had me wait until 4 to check in the previous day. For the cost, there are many other hotels in Ottawa in the same area that offer better service, with more ammenities Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and amenities"
The Byward Blue Inn is a great place to stay. It's very convenient to the ByWard Market, National Gallery, Parliament Buildings, etc. The room included a fridge and microwave and dishes, so I was able to make meals there. There's a table and chairs to sit at, and a big balcony with another table and chairs, from which I had a view of the parliament […] buildings as night fell. The bed was decent, and the shower was fine, with good water pressure. The staff were pleasant and informative, and the inn offers an afternoon tea (where I had coffee, fruit and cheese) which was great to come back to after walking around for a long time on a rainy day. I enjoyed my stay and have already recommended the place to other people. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent little hotel right on the market. Simple and clean. Rooms small and furnished with Ikea but location and service was top notch. My new favourite spot for trips to Ottawa.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just the smell"
OH man, this would have been a great place AAA++ had it not been for the terrible smell of bleach in the washroom. It was wayyy too strong, really uncomfortable. Come on now, spend a couple more bucks on a cleaning product that at least has some scent to it, or if anything a neutral smell.Genuine Expedia guest review
Located very close to by water market and easy walking distance of parliament buildings,parking available at hotel or cheaper at underground car park next door so our car didn't,t move for our whole stay.Service good in hotel with free breakfast and afternoon tea,in all a very good hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"First visit to Canada's capital city"
Beautful city with wonderful buildings especially parliament hill. Waterways/canals were very scenic and Byward market and shopping malls with good standard of goods.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Avoid the street side."
We stayed for two nights and both nights we had to listen to the drunks coming out of the local bars. This hotel is close to many sites but it's not on a good street. This is at best a two and a half star hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
A fine small hotel. It has all the conveniences required for comfortable stay. Room was clean and bed sheets very clean which I think is important. The location is excellent as it is walking distance from major tourist attractions. The service was also very good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice hotel close downtown and parliament"
you can enjoy visiting parliament and market and eating food in downtown of OttawaGenuine Expedia guest review
"It interesting and very plesant"
the staff is wow wow superb and excellents. It is in the market. The breakfast very good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Personal and unique accomodation"
The staff are genuinely helpful and very professional. The Inn itself has personal design touches that make it a very unique and comfortable place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very pleasant staff, clean room and close to Rideau center and nice restaurants,Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great little Inn in the Heart of the Byward Market"
This is my second stay at the Byward Blue Inn. The rooms are adequate and if you can get a balcony, it is nice to have an outdoor spot to have your morning coffee. The hotel staff are always willing and able to help you during your stay. It is only a half block from many restaurants, bars and clubs if you are so inclined. Free wireless and breakfast […] included in many packages. Reasonable rates for the location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Location and Value"
We were extremely surprised by this Hotel. It was the first time I had booked with Expedia and also used the surprise booking without knowing the name of the Hotel. Well located in downtown Ottawa, walking distance to everything and easy to find. Great value for your money and included a hot breakfast. We were three adults in two rooms and all of us […] were impressed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel in a great area"
Nice clean rooms and excellent attentive staff...I have no complaints other than the lack of sufficient parking for guests but given the tight quarters of the area it is somewhat understandable. you won't be disappointed if you stay here.Genuine Expedia guest review
The place is very nice, but older building. Breakfast is excellent, there is also an afternoon tea and snacks provided as well as a complimentary bottle of water each day. It is in an excellent location you can walk to everything, the market is a block away. I would recommend this to all my friendsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Would definitely stay here again!"
I was very comfortable. Crisp white sheets, Comfortable bed, Air conditioning, TV and Internet access, windows that open, quiet room, good lighting, fridge and microwave in the room (wow!), lots of space to spread out including a desk and a kitchen table, clean bathroom (though just a touch run down). I would definitely stay here again. It was everything […] that I needed and I found the staff extremely helpful. Also - there was a complementary breakfast of eggs, bacon, cereal, toast, etc. Great. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Within Walking Distance"
We were very pleased with the Byward Blue Inn. Though room was smaller than you find in chain hotels, it had an "old world" charm. The sheets were so crisp and white, towels luxurious, and a good supply of hangars in the closet. The staff were extremely friendly, even helped carry our luggage to our vehicle, which was unnecessary but very helpful as […] we are seniors. When realized we were "English" speaking, they immediately responded in kind. The breakfast in the charming breakfast room was excellent. When asked for directions for sight-seeing and restaurants, we were given friendly advice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
location and price was excelent right in byward market area. city parking is 20 feet away for 17.00 dollars a day.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect location and great price!"
We had a great stay at the Byward Blue Inn. I was most impressed by the small touches such as the complimentary afternoon tea (cheese and crackers, fruit, cookies, and beverages), a free bottle of water in the room, and a plethora of umbrellas and books to borrow. The staff was very informative and friendly and the breakfast was great. Location was […] great--right in the Byward Market and about a 15 minute walk from parliament. The only downsides were that the elevator was exceptionally slow (we opted to take the stairs most of the time) and the beds weren't super comfy. I think they came from Ikea. Also, the underground parking was full when we arrived so we had to park on the street which I was a bit nervous about but it ended up just fine. Overall, we had a very pleasant stay and I highly recommend this hotel! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing stay in Ottawa"
Very wonderful stay. Steps from the Byward Market. Delicious hot breakfast and helpful staff. Would love to return one day!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quaint oasis in busy downtown Ottawa."
Quaint little Hotel just a block away from the Market. Loved our stay there. Parking was tight but we have a small car. The breakfast was superb and for free. You could sit out or stay in to eat your breakfast. The little Filipino girl looking after us for breakfast was very helpful and just a joy. The hotel has a main sitting room with books you can […] borrow. Our room had a balcony overlooking a lovely garden enclosure with benches, shade and a water fountain. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Exactly what we wanted"
The staff were friendly and very helpful. Our room had everything we needed, and anything extra we asked for was provided immediately. It was nice and quiet during our stay, great for sleeping! We would definitely enjoying staying at this inn again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very nice hotel and the cost / value is excellent, close to everything and I rarely give hotels all were excellent but even with the lack of parking due to the number of guests and parking spots, you can park on the city run parking.Genuine Expedia guest review
Walking distance to market area, Parliament, Arts Gallery, Music hall and canal. Room was comfortable with big terrace. Hotel staff were very helpful and breakfast was good. Enjoyed our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel if your not looking for style."
The hotel was a little bit of a disappointment. I got a great deal on the hotel, and for the price I paid I can't complain too much. Its a very old Inn and there's a lot of maintenance issues that need some attention. All the A/C units are Window units and don't really do the job. Our unit leaked from the condensation and made a huge mess of the Window […] sills paint. The bed was horribly uncomfortable. I've never been so sore the next morning in my life. The kitchenette was very handy though, they had glasses and mugs there for your coffee and wine, but no water glasses. There was a coffee maker there and coffee packs which was wonderful. The creamers were spoiled though, and I had to waste my full coffee mug. The parking lot for the Inn's guests was full almost every night that we stayed so we had to park and pay for public parking. We reserved a spot in there lot for one of the nights but someone else had taken it. It would have been nice to know the terms of parking at the time of reservation. The Inn's breakfast was a great surprise. They had eggs and bacon, yogurt and some fruit, it was very nice. They also had a time where they put out tea, cheese and crackers. You were able to sit out on the balcony and enjoy the treats and sunshine. The area where the Inn is located was definitely the worst part. There was numerous amounts of homeless people and beggars wondering the street. It made going for walks very sad and difficult. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"My Byward Blue Hotel First Time Experience"
The Staff were very accommodating, the rate was very reasonable for the area Byward Market. My only issue is that the a/c did not seem to be functioning very well, in fairness to the hotel, I did not report this, I was out most of the day and night, when I returned later at night the heat was not so bad that it affected my sleep.Genuine Expedia guest review
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