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Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa

4-star4 stars
100 Elgin StOttawaONK1P5K8Canada

Waterfront hotel with indoor pool, near Parliament Hill
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Fantastic service
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa

from $119
  • XXXSuperior
  • XXDeluxe
  • Classic Queen Room
  • Classic Two Queen Room
  • Elgin Class Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Park View Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Park View Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Classic King Room
  • Park View Room, 1 King Bed

About Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa

Located on Elgin Street, on the ceremonial route to the Cenotaph and Houses of Parliament in the heart of Downtown Ottawa, the Lord Elgin Hotel overlooks the Confederation Park, home to many festivals. Walk through the park and reach the Rideau Canal, an all-season hub of activity, which becomes the longest skating rink in the world during the winter season. This eleven-story building, with its Normandy copper roof, is located opposite the National Arts Center, home of the performing arts in Ottawa, is a clean cut modern replica of the French Chateau style.

Hotel Features.
The Lord Elgin Hotel embodies the feel of the old-world French chateau style of architecture. Dating back to 1941, the hotel provides a sidewalk bistro with a seasonal patio. Off the main lobby is a Starbucks coffee shop. The hotel features a heated indoor pool, spa tub, and a sauna. The 24 hour fitness facility provides cardiovascular equipment and strength-training machines. This Ottawa hotel offers over 43,000 square feet (4000 square meters) of meeting space, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for a surcharge.

Lord Elgin Hotel is a smoke-free property. Fines apply for smoke-free violations.

Most of the guestrooms of the Lord Elgin Hotel are inspired by the Biedermier style, which emerged in Europe after the Napoleonic Wars. The guestrooms are decorated with light colored woods, warm earth tones, granite vanities, basic black accessories, assorted blends of burgundies and fabrics in blue-black tones. Each of the 355 elegantly appointed guest rooms/suites/units come equipped with exceptional amenities that are sure to please even the most particular guest.

All rooms are non smoking.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 355 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 11 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 19
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 19

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms 15
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1941
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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

Awards and 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.

Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa’s small print

Also known as

  • Elgin Hotel
  • Elgin Lord
  • Hotel Lord Elgin
  • Lord Elgin
  • Lord Elgin Hotel
  • Lord Elgin Hotel Ottawa
  • Lord Elgin Ottawa


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

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).

Mandatory fees

Deposit: CAD 75 per night

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of CAD 85

Valet parking costs CAD 30 per day with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between CAD 10 and CAD 40 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • National War Memorial (3-minute walk)
  • Rideau Centre (3-minute walk)
  • Parliament Hill (6-minute walk)
  • Rideau Canal (21-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 8 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 21 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 1,208 reviews

Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa
A wonderful place to stay
Great place to say right in the middle of the city, so many things within walking distance
Ron, us2 night trip
Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa
Awesome Hotel
Stayed one night as first leg of boys trip. Hotel is great and looked like a castle!! Hopefully get to stay here again soon
David, us1 night trip with friends
Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa
Concert trip
In for Diana Krall concert, perfect location for walking to everything in the area
Gail, us1 night trip
Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa
Wonderful stay
This is the second year we’ve stayed at the Lord Elgin hotel for Winterlude. Amazing, friendly staff and walking distance to all activities including the ice sculptures, ice skating and night time entertainment. Will definitely be back.
Julie, us2 night trip
Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa
Beautiful hotel. Convenient easily accessible location. Service was impeccable...staff was courteous, friendly, and helpful in every area.
Nehal, us4 night family trip

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Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa

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