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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We had a double Queen room that looked very similar to the pictures of the renovated rooms. It is a strange mixture of updates but was clean and the beds alright (definitely not new but no lumps). The hotel lists microwaves and mini fridge in the rooms but there are not! There also is not satellite TV, it's Rogers cable...

Thank Lauren H
EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay! The renovation process has been completed by project and we are looking forward to having a completely renovated property very soon! Approximately half of our rooms include microwaves and refrigerators (the 'Superior Rooms' when booking) and are listed as part of the amenities in the specific room...

Reviewed 10 February 2016

I was somewhat reluctant to book a room at this hotel given the sometimes sketchy neighbourhood. This place is no palace but given the price I was very satisfied. The service was very good. Lady at the check-in was very professional. Rooms and linens were very clean. The walls are very thin so I could hear every word of the...

Thank couscousthedog
EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences! We do strive daily to ensure we provide a clean and comfortable night for our guests. As an older building the walls are a challenge however our front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to ensure we can handle any noise complaints or concerns!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The hotel is small but the service was very good. We enjoyed a good stay. Our room was clean and tidy all the time. The employees where very helpful all the time. We needed to have our boarding passes printed and they did it for us. Exclellent service and we hope to go back soon. For sure we'll book our...

Thank Hekate C
EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff were at your service! We look forward to hosting future trips to Ottawa (hopefully when it is a bit warmer!)

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

This place has a good location, within a 15-20min walk to the By Ward market and parliament hill. The front desk attendee was very friendly and accommodating. Price is SUPER cheap. However, the room was not the greatest. I was unsure whether the quilt had been washed, and the bathroom door was very dirty. The walls are also very thin,...

Thank Natasha S
EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your stay - we do appreciate that time is precious! Our location is most definitely excellent with great accessibility to downtown. We do have a systematic procedure for ensuring that all comforters are washed in rotation and on a very regular basis. I apologize regarding the noise between rooms, as...

Prescott, Canada
Reviewed 30 December 2015

They house homeless people there until the city finds housing for them. The place is full of drugs and fighting. Not a place to go to relax if you are on vacation. Not clean and the plumbing sucks. When I stayed there I had to change rooms three times because the toilet backed up. Cops were there every night during...

4Thank wallypatch
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

My experience with this hotel was definitely good. You have for two people, a very spacious room with a nice and comfortable queen bed. The room is well entertained and I must say that everything is clean. The only bad thing of this hotel is the wifi that is really slow ! But overall I will definitely recommend it because...

Thank Charles-Alexandre25
EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We did experience some challenges with the WiFi in recently and are very happy to report that new access points have been installed and our bandwidth has also been increased to better serve our guests.

Bowmanville, Canada
Reviewed 31 October 2015

My daughter attends University of Ottawa and we booked the hotel to be close to the school. Our room was comfortable and very clean. The hotel was a great value considering the location, free parking and a small continental breakfast.The staff at the front desk were very nice and helpful and were eager to please. I would stay at the...

Thank Ken1949
EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your stay with us! We have been working on major improvements to the property and are glad to see that they do not go unnoticed! We do offer a preferred rates for friends and families visiting both universities in Ottawa - please do give us a call when you will...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I gave my experience and room a 2.5 - check was quick and the guy at front desk was very nice. Had a ground floor unit that seemed recently renovated. The carpet was clean, new paint, fridge worked well and newer tv. Bathroom small but adequate. Room was big enough and bed was ok. Could use newer quilt the colour...

Thank flyboyaircan
EconoLodge Gues... S, Assistant Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your stay as it allows us the opportunity to continuously improve our property. We are very excited to be introducing the new EconoLodge bedding program. While it had not been implemented in the room which you occupied, we look forward to converting additional rooms in the new year for you...

Reviewed 15 September 2015

we stayed here on the way east to NS. The room was on the second floor with a new bed and room was ok and we had a good rest here. We decided to stay on the way back home and we got a room on the lower level that hadnt seen any updates in a long time and the...

Thank Leslie J
Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

After my mother had booked this hotel I was unsure and not sold after reading the records amd looking at the pictures. However, they have done a fair amount of work of the past year and have updated the rooms. The breakfast was basic but right as it was included in the price. A great place for a cheap stay...

1Thank GregF19
EconoLodge Gues... S, Assistant Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our property. We do pride ourselves on the location and have put significant effort into improving the property and are a looking forward to additional improvements as well as updates and changes to our breakfast program.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa The Econo Lodge(R) Downtown is in a prime location minutes from the University of Ottawa and close to many national capital attractions including Parliament Hill, the Royal Canadian Mint, the National Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Canada. The nearby Rideau Canal is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, skating in winter or simply strolling along the shore. Some of the area's best shopping facilities are nearby, including Rideau Centre mall, ByWard Market and the Sparks Street Mall. A variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges are located in the surrounding area. All spacious guest rooms at the Econo Lodge hotel are air-conditioned and have cable television. Some rooms come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves and whirlpool bathtubs. Non-smoking rooms are available. Guests of this Ottawa hotel enjoy many amenities, including free continental breakfast, free coffee, free local calls, free parking and wireless Internet access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Downtown

Address: 475 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z3, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $90 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel Ottawa
Econolodge Hotel Downtown
Econo Lodge Ottawa
Ottawa Econo Lodge
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