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ByWard Blue Inn

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Hotel is located in the hr Eart of the market and about 10 minutes walk from parliament hill. Rooms are spacious and well equipped with a small balcony and microwave. A complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea is served. Reception staff are very helpful. Only minor gripe is the internet kept losing the signal for long periods but worked well in...

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

Dear Guest, we are sorry to hear that you had issues with the Wi-Fi. For future, we do have tech support that can help with Internet connection. Apart from that, we hope you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback. Sincerely, ByWard Blue Inn Staff.

Canada
Reviewed 7 June 2015

The hotel is located in the ByWard Market area, and ideal if you are without a car. We were here for the marathon (10 min walk to the start/ finish) but stayed a few days to see some of the city. There are plenty of restaurants very close by (we ate at Blue Cactus, Haveli, and Empire, all within 3...

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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 the in-depth review and are glad to hear such good things. It is important to know the areas we can improve upon and appreciate your feedback on the pillows. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future....

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Ottawa Marathon weekend is a busy weekend in Ottawa so you have to take what you can get and pay for it. Last year we stayed at the Westin for less but wanted to try other hotels. This hotel is the outer edge of Byward Market and very handy to restaurants, stores etc. Room was very basic and clean with...

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

Dear Guest, With respect to your room rate, we understand that the rates for the Marathon Weekend were higher than our average. However, we would like to assure you that the going rate for rooms in Ottawa Center, for May the 23d was around $262, plus tax. Taking into account the inflation, our rates for this Marathon Weekend were about...

Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Excellent location, clean, EXCELLENT FREE breakfast (not that common ''continental'' one ), kind employees, balconee..... As I business traveler, I like to stay at places that make me feel home. Mission accomplished.

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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 that the staff made you feel at home. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 14 May 2015

It was a pleasant surprise to stay at the ByWard Blue Inn during my last visit to Ottawa. The room was like a mini apartment, super comfy and convenient. The location of the hotel is also really good, close to major restaurants. Nothing fancy but really clean.

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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 hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Yes, the location is absolutely perfect, one bloc away from the market, walk-able distance from Rideau centre and all Ottawa's attractions. Interesting perks include an on-site ($$) parking, surprisingly good croissants in the included breakfast and a free bottle of water. As for the rooms... well, a hipster would have made them a feature: remember this beige / pink /...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry to hear the room decor did not meet your standards. We appreciate your suggestions so that we may always continue to improve. We hope your stay, apart from the style of furniture, was enjoyable. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn

Reviewed 1 May 2015

We stayed at the Byward Blue Inn for 4 wonderful nights in early April for our chosen getaway to our Nation's capital. This hidden gem was an absolute delight. We booked through hotwire, and the rate was amazing for the perfect location that this Inn is found in. It is literally a 2 minute walk to the Market, with oodles...

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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 and hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn

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Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Overall this hotel is a solid choice for visiting Ottawa, the location is great for walking to the Byward Market area and Parliament and Rideau Centre are short walks away. The rooms themselves are a little outdated but were clean and the complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea and cheese were a nice touch. Have realistic expectations and you will have...

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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 rooms and are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn

Reviewed 24 April 2015

I wanted to like this hotel... really I did. It was clean and staff was friendly. Location was good, and my room opened to a nice courtyard. But overall the amenities were not that great for the price. Pillows were paper thin, bed not so comfortable and there was no threshold under the door providing no sound insulation from the...

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

Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear the bed and pillows were not up to your standards. For the future, you may ask the front desk for extra pillows or for alternative pillows. If you would like to tell us more about the amenities you felt were missing, or any other details of your stay, please contact us via email...

minerva,ny usa
Reviewed 21 April 2015

We had walked past this inn on prior trips to ottawa and paid no attention.After reading the good reveiws we decides to give it a try.This was a smart move. The inn is quiet ,clean,comfortable and the location is imposible to beat.We will return.

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Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back. Sincerely, Byward Blue Inn

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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
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • 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
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
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: $103 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — ByWard Blue Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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“Our room overlooked the street. Perfect🎄.”
 of 5 bubbles 796Shar, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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