Econo Lodge Downtown - Ottawa

475 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1N 5Z3show map
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Overview

Econo Lodge Downtown is a 2-star venue positioned about 4.6 km from Rideau Canal. Renovated in 2007, the hotel combines royal architecture with ultimate comfort.

The property is set 20 minutes' walk away from Parliament Hill. Econo Lodge Downtown is within about 30 minutes' walk of the center of Ottawa.

Apart from proximity to embassies, government offices and convention centers, this hotel offers a photocopier and a fax machine.

It lies 900 meters away from Ottawa Art Gallery train station. The hotel is located 20 minutes walk from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International airport.

Rooms

Econo Lodge Downtown is a property in Ottawa that comes with 60 rooms and provides heating, cable TV with on-demand movies, a laptop safe, a microwave and a dressing room. Guests can take advantage of a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries supplied in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Offering various dining options, Sitar Restaurant and Culinary Conspiracy are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

There are car and bicycle rental services on site.

Relax

A sun deck, an outdoor swimming pool and a picnic area are available at the hotel. The property provides a gym, aerobics classes and a jogging track along with hiking, basketball and bowling.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   60.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Beauty treatment

Sauna

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Ice skating
  • Hiking
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Billiard tables
  • Rollerblading
  • Jogging track
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Sauna
  • Beauty treatment
  • Massage

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
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Getting around
Airports
Rockcliffe St (YRO)2.6 mi
Train
Ottawa Train Station1.7 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  170  reviews

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8.0
Location
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    You get what you paid, It is clean and full of parking places (free)

    It is getting old, A/C,carpets and other services need revamps

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Great location, cheap price. Staff were mostly quite friendly. Wi-fi access was solid.

    Can't really recommend it; it's unbelievably run-down. When I got to my room, I discovered the chain/bolt-lock had been ripped off the door and was hanging uselessly by one screw. Two of the lamps had been ripped apart and had not even been taped together but just left in that state. Room cleaning was random: some mornings they would make the bed but leave everything else untouched; other mornings they'd replace the instant coffee but leave the bed untouched; etc. I think by the end of my several days there they'd done everything at least once, just never on the same day. The bath wasn't working and when I went to the front desk to inquire and ask for assistance, I was given directions to the nearest hardware shop for me to fix the problem myself (I kid you not). I've stayed in budget locations in many countries, so I took all this with a bit of a sense of humour, but really there's no need, even for the price. I've stayed in cheaper places in equivalent-sized Euro-American cities that have had far superior quality. This is either a poor reflection on this hotel, or on Ottawa in general. Anyway, if all you care about is cheap price and good location (and the staff were quite nice, if not particularly effective), this will meet your needs, although beware that it's probably the most run-down dive I've encountered in any large Canadian city.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Excellent location. Close to all attractions and very convenient if walking. Free parking was also great esp in a city. Cheap price worth it.

    Outside & inside needs upgrading very old/budget looking. Loud construction when we were there very loud & early!

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    Like the location. That's it.

    Let's start with the house keeping. I usually leave my room by 9:00 a.m. When I came to take a nap at 15:00 the room was not made. When I pointed out this to the house keeper, she just laughed played ignorance. The front desk were no help either.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location and free parking and friendly staff.

    The breakfast plain Horrible and would rather starve

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Free parking and a few blocks away from Parliament in a commercial street (Ottawa is just that - sorry, folks). Staff is very nice and polite. Our apartment (238) was very big.

    The second floor don't have elevator to access with luggage or for disabled people. AC fan on the room (238) was too loud at night and maybe needing maintenence - we couldn't turn it off depite the summer because windows are turned into a corridor. Breakfast ia a bit poor, but we stayed for one night, so it's in general, as good as you can get.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Really enjoy stay there.

    The wifi is not so good sometimes

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Free parking (even for the whole check-out day) and close to the city - walking distance.

    Very bad Wi-Fi (still disconnecting). Little renovation of the motel would be nice.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff were exceptionally friendly and kind!

  • 9.4
    Exceptional

    Nice place to stay in the centre of Ottawa. Good price, good location. Free parking.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    friendly staff, and location, walking distance

    need better coffee, (ha)

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    we did not like the area and the unsavoury people hanging around the parking lot, did not think our car would be there in the morning. did not stay

  • 6.6
    Good

    The bed was good and the location was very good.

    The room could have been a little cleaner: there was an old, musty smell in it.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    I arrived late at around midnight. The lady at the desk was helpful and courteous and tok care to correct a goof up that was done by some other staff before her shift. Once everything was sorted, she did help me out with places to see and things to do. She was a nice and friendly.

    Without checking and validating the correct information, someone else was checked into the room that i had booked (45 days in advance) and that too still with my credit card details on their file. When i came in, i was turned down because her system did not show my name as pending guest. Luckily the lady wasnt rude and checked once again when inshowed her the mail confirmation. I was entitled to a free parking since i stayed their, despite that i found a note on my car windshield to remove it or else get it towed. That did tick me off because i had listed full details of my car along with license plate in the form. On enquiry the receptionist asked me to ignore it. What i dont like is that, why do you take my car information or my information if you cant handle it properly.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The smell of the room.

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  170 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Rockcliffe St (YRO)2.6 mi
Train
Ottawa Train Station1.7 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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