I spent two nights at the ByWard Blue Inn in January 2012 and was quite pleased.
THE LOCATION was perfect! It was close to everything! Walking distance from the National Art Gallery, Ottawa Convention Centre, Rideau Centre, ByWard Market, National Arts Centre, Parliament Hill, University of Ottawa, Rideau Canal and a lot of boutiques, galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs!
MY ROOM had a simple layout and was clean. It was not luxurious but I had all that I needed: a comfortable bed, a kitchenette, a TV, free Internet, a telephone, a closet and a bathroom with a tub. During my stay, it was really quiet and I had a great night’s sleep. I was on the ground floor at the back of the hotel with access to a patio. The room was cold and I had to crank the thermostat on my first night, which didn't do much at first but it slowly became warmer throughout the night. I had to use the additional blanket in order to keep warm but then again it was really cold when I visited Ottawa (minus 30's with the wind chill factor).
THE KITCHENETTE with microwave and mini-fridge was really appreciated. In the cupboards you could find plates, bowls, glasses, wine glasses, mugs and utensils. There was also a coffee machine and coffee packets with sugar.
THE BREAKFAST was more than I had expected. There was cold and hot options: muffins, toast, jam, cereal, coffee, tea, juice, hot and cold milk, fruits, eggs, ham and home fries.
THE STAFF was really courteous and helpful. When I noticed that the coffee machine in my room wasn't working, the man at reception took the broken machine out of my room and less than five minutes later, another nice staff member came to my room with a new coffee maker.
I would recommend the ByWard Blue Inn for its price, service and great location.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Byward Blue Hotel Ottawa