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The Business Inn, Ottawa

2.5-star2.5 stars
180 MacLaren StreetOttawaONK2P0L3Canada

Hotel with restaurant, near University of Ottawa
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
Good internet service
Rather comfortable
Great room
Pool should be renewed
2179See all 2,179 reviews
From 1,686 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Business Inn, Ottawa

from $83
  • Signature Suite
  • Executive Room
  • Studio (Mini)
  • Studio Suite, Balcony
  • Economy Suite, 1 Bedroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 158 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (12 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 and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1200
  • Conference space size (meters) - 111
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1968
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 46-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • In-room computer
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Maclarens on Elgin - This sports bar serves lunch, dinner, and light fare.

The Business Inn, Ottawa’s small print

Also known as

  • Business Inn
  • Business Inn Ottawa
  • Inn Business
  • Business Hotel Ottawa
  • The Business Hotel Ottawa


This hotel's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests can contact the property for additional information using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: CAD 300.00 per stay

Optional extras

Self parking costs CAD 15.00 per night with in/out privileges

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 The Business Inn, Ottawa


  • In Centretown
  • Parliament Hill - 18 min walk
  • National Gallery of Canada - 24 min walk
  • University of Ottawa - 13 min walk
  • Rideau Canal - 22 min walk
  • Supreme Court of Canada - 23 min walk
  • Canadian Museum of History - 34 min walk
  • Canadian War Museum - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 7 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 20 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 2,179 reviews

The Business Inn, Ottawa
Great downtown hotel.
Very nice hotel within walking distance to Parliament and the Rideau Canal. Exceedingly clean and comfortable suite was very nicely decorated, and had a great view overlooking Elgin Street, great for people watching. We've stayed here before and are always pleased with the accommodations.
Marie, us1 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Very Good8.0
Just one small problem with a friend trying to reach me on the phone. Was told there was no room number like mine? And then it took a lot of spelling etc for him to get through.
Ken, us3 night trip with friends
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Very Good8.0
In the Heart of Elgin Street
Friendly staff, great location, terrific breakfast buffet/options, too.
Kathy, us1 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Great hotel, huge rooms, full kitchen, great price, fun local area, and awesome sports bar down stairs.
Mackenzie, us1 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Very Happy
In our opinion, the Business Inn and Suites earned it’s above average rating by delivering on both the big and little things in a manner that was ‘above the norm” for a similarly priced hotel. The bathroom was very well lit, the towels absorbent and fresh daily, the toilet paper was not that ‘cheap stuff” of so many locations. We never ran out of hot water….. Yes, the shower pressure was ‘just adequate’ - but we were on the 12th floor. Similarly the sleeping circumstances were ‘above average’. A very comfortable king size bed with pleasant ‘thread count”; six pillows of medium loft; decent lighting for reading. There was a couch and an easy chair - both reasonably comfortable. The kitchen table seated 4 with lots of space. The kitchen offered a small microwave, full-size fridge, stove, toaster, electric kettle, and small coffee pot. The kitchen-ware got the job done for our 4 day stay. There is an in-room computer; complete with printer; and the large, flat screen TV, had more channel offerings than most hotels of comparable pricing. The heater / air-conditioning unit worked great, with a room-specific thermostat, and was quiet. Overall the room was clean and well maintained - yes, there were some chips and cracks…. But nothing untypical of any hotel that is kept busy. Breakfast was hearty and offered far more options than I enjoy at home. The hotel’s location is excellent for ‘doing’ the downtown and major tourist attractions
ian, us4 night romance trip

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