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ByWard Blue Inn

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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Great place to stay in Ottawa - perfectly located for exploring Parliament Hill and Byward Market. My room was functional, but very clean and comfortable. Everyone, from the staff to fellow guests, were friendly and relaxed and the hotel had a happy and welcoming vibe. Breakfast was good and the sauna was a nice treat, but the highlight was definitely... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn More 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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74 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

This hotel is located in the heart of the Byward market. I would definitely stay here for the comfort of the room and the location of the hotel to the market area! If you choose to stay here I would recommend the first floor as they have a terrace otherwise you have a smaller balcony on he other floors. They... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn More 

New Glasgow, Canada
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181 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We've stayed in everything from 5 stars to 1 stars and the rating I give is based on expectations. What we expected here was a simple hotel, breakfast included. The location mattered because while I was at a conference nearby, it was important that my wife had somewhere interesting to wander about. This is a pleasant hotel with courteous staff,... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad to hear you had a pleasant stay with us. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn More 

Saint John, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I booked this place for the great location and lower price, but was pleasantly surprised by how much I got for my dollar. It was very clean, the room seemed new, and it had a small but functional kitchenette. Throughout the building, there are paintings on display and it definitely enhanced the atmosphere and set the hotel apart from others.... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn More 

Guelph, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

We've stayed at the Byward many times and like it for it's quaintness and proximity to the market. Normally this review would be great except that this time they overbooked and when we got there (on a confirmed reservation) we were told that they didn't have a room for us. They booked us at a downtown hotel of similar value... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are extremely sorry that we were not able to accommodate you on your confirmed booking. Unlike larger hotels, this is not a policy of ours and we try our best to avoid it at all costs. Unfortunately we recently hired a new employee who missed your reservation. We... More 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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93 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

It is a very clean hotel very well located with a fairly good breakfast. We had a 2 room suite and the AC was in one room only and the other one had no window. We asked by phone if they had a parking they said that there is a city parking beside and told us when we arrived that... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback on the suite. As for the parking, we do have a small lot under the hotel but unfortunately it is very limited in places and it is subject to availability upon arrival. A part from this, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the breakfast... More 

Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We booked here hoping we could walk to Byward Market in the evening and only have to park once. This hotel is a little gem tucked a block away from the market! Great location and customer service, plus the rooms had a lovely garden balcony and mini kitchenette that would be great for a longer stay. They had all the... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn More 

Peterborough, Canada
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This is an older hotel, but has been updated to a boutique style hotel. It is a great location and walking distance to the Byward Market area, as well as numerous attractions and museums. There is parking next door (additional cost) and breakfast is included in the cost of your room. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable and... More 

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Angjelo L, Guest Relations Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We appreciate your comments on the rooms, breakfast and hotel decor. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn. More 

Bobcaygeon, Canada
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

My husband and I just returned from Ottawa after a three day visit, staying two nights at the Byward Blue Inn. The Inn has an excellent location, and is in walking distance to many sites. We enjoyed the breakfast both mornings, served in a quaint room on the main floor, which offered a variety of foodstuffs for every palate, hot... More 

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Angjelo L, Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn More 

N. Ontario
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70 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

This is a gem of a place in the Byward Market area. It is no frills and basic, but clean. Staff are friendly and the breakfast is good - eggs or egg sandwiches, etc. Not just danishes and donuts. The afternoon snack is great - providing just enough of a snack to take you to supper. Wonderful place to stay... More 

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Angjelo L, Front Office Manager at ByWard Blue Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for submitting your feedback and for the evaluation. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ByWard Blue Inn is the only hotel in Ottawa`s favorite gathering place for cafes, galleries, museums, restaurants, shopping and the ByWard Market. This charming Inn offers to business or pleasure travelers great room rates in a fantastic location. Queen or Twin Bed rooms feature private balconies, ensuite bathrooms, climate control, Internet, Cable TV and complimentary breakfast. All major attractions are within a 5 -15 minute walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ByWard Blue Inn

Address: 157 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P7, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: $107 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — ByWard Blue Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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“Rooms facing Clarence st. have balconies but a little noisy later at night from people returning from pubs.”
 of 5 bubbles 154kevinm, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms seemed quiet. If you want view from balcony, ask for one facing Parliament on upper floor.”
  • view from balcony of my 5th floor room
 of 5 bubbles MikeR586, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a city view!”
 of 5 bubbles janedoe809, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the back overlooking the courtyard - it will be quieter than a room on the street (not that the street is terribly loud)”
 of 5 bubbles BeantownYogaGirl, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 43 and loved it!”
  • This is a small view of the terrace outside the room.
  • View from the terrace of room 43.
 of 5 bubbles BuffyGlenda, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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