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Magnificent hotel and piece of Canadian history. Tremendous building Although an extremely expensive proposition, rooms/some older pieces within them need to be restored or refreshed. A little old looking.
Classic beautiful Hotel. Friendly Staff, especially the health club receptionist, who was great! Too old. Need refurbishing. Stained carpets, cracked ceilings, too many extension cords. Position of coffee maker hard to get to which makes making that morning cup a great hassle. Toilet we had in our bathroom was so close to the wall and door is in the way.
Toured both museums, Went to ByWard market, hiked , watched changing of the guard, shopped, ate well.
Quality everything - un beatable location having to pay for internet
Comfortable clean room. Friendly,helpful staff at Registration desk. Good ,prompt room food service. Friendly ,considerate room cleaning services.Clean air. Comfortable room temperature. Excellent food and service in both eating areas. Absolutely nothing. Beyond expectations.
Great location right in the heart of Downtown Ottawa, really close to a lot of the sites. Staff is informed and professional, and the facilities (especially the pool) are world class. Loved it here.
The location and history of this hotel left nothing to be desired. Luxurious hotel with friendly staff They charge you for everything - They wanted me to pay .$50 a minute for the business center! If you come to this hotel and need to do work, bring your own laptop and be prepared to pay for the internet.
Beautiful hotel; comfortable room; excellent location. Will definitely return.
Pay extra for deluxe corner room. Worth it.
awesome! clean and friendly. perfect location.
friendly staff, nice room , good location
the hotel is in the centre, just a few minutes walk from the bayview quarter and the shopping centre of ottawa. We had room at the inside - very quiet - downtown of Ottawa! Very large choice of breakfast in a nice restaurant. We only could open the window a little bit.
staff were friendly. the room was clean. Wifi worked fine. there was renovation going on and lobby floor is confused but the room was quiet.
The room was very spacious, with all the amenites I would have wanted. Would like to try the restaurant on my next stay. Staff was very friendly and efficient. Could not figure out how to get the mini-fridge turned on, but by the time I realized there was one, was sort of too late to come in handy. Oh yes, and the charge for in-room movie was outrageous, almost $16.00.
The staff were all extremely nice and quick to help. The room was really clean and comfortable. The shower head was cracked. We advised the reception desk, but nothing was done about it. There was also only one elevator functioning almost every morning of our stay, which made it a very long wait to get to the lobby.
facilities are pretty new; good location - close to Parliment Hill, restaurants and highways
It was okay.. I expected it to look a bit newer than it was.
quietness of the hotel booking process was bad - wedding rate promised was taken away, requested a smoking room but did not get one.
the clean up job daily is very good they are renovating...
Excellent buffet breakfast that claimed to have the best bread in the city. They did! Modern rooms with very comfortable beds and perfect pillows. Parking lot is very confusing and you can easily scratch your car unless very careful. It is multi-level and the hotel entrance is down 3 and to the back right. It took me 3-stays to figure this out. Gym is small but gets the job done. Get an upper floor until the renovations are completed. It will be beautiful but is noisy at the moment.
Good service. Clean bathroom. Lobby under renovation. I made a duplicate booking and the refund process was slow and passive, and up till now I am still not sure if the refund has materialized or not. There was a fire alarm in the middle of the night during our stay, but the handling of of the emergency situation was OK and not chaotic.
An excellent welcome, and room explanation etc. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Food excellent and good value. Not having beauty treatments available in situ-i.e. facials.
They oversold the rooms. They did not have a room for me I had to sleep on a cot in a conference room!
We loved everything!!! it was right in the center of everything, so walking was perfect. there was nothing we didn't like.
Excellent bed, excellent location. It is walking distance to everything. Staff are very friendly and provide excellent service!
Staff,location Kids running around hote,l screaming well after 1100pm ,older hotel,needs updated.
I had an amazing view on the 2 most historic sites in Ottawa, the parliament and the chateau laurier...that alone was worth the cost It is an average hotel and rather expensive, if I had a room facing the backyard it would have been very disapointing. No free internet which is really bad
Helpful staff, clean room, very comfortable, good location but a little hard to reach due to current construction. Close to Byward market, which we loved for browsing, shopping and eating. Concierge was extremely helpful with directions for getting to and around Montreal, our next stop.
The comfort very good
central position the filthy scum that surrounded the swimming and jakuzzi pools
We had an excellent experience at the Westin Ottawa. Our room was on the 21st floor overlooking the Parliament buildings - it couldn't have been better. The room was spacious and well-designed. We would definitely return here.
Not only was the lobby staff friendly and engaging, they were extra attentive. The room with the Parliament view was fantastic and no details were overlooked -- linens, towels, cleanliness. Could not have done better for reasonable price or for greater cost.
Very close to the canal for winter skating
Loved the location. There's nothing to dislike.
location, cleanliness, location room was drafty
Excellent location for visit to Ottawa. Can walk to many places and others are close by. Short walk to Parliament buildings, Sparks street, Rideau canal, Byward Market, Bytown Museum. Staff friendly and attentive. Elegant hotel with spacious comfortable rooms. There was nothing I didn't like.
Centrally located! Friendly! Helpful! Comfortable!!! Good rates! Finally installed safes for the room!! Bar and restaurant could have been open later with entertainment? Relax in Lounge after night out!!
The location and helpfulness of staff will keep bringing us back to the Lord Elgin There is nothing to dislike. The hotel features first rate amenities within a fine old hotel that is maintained impeccably.
The staff were very quick and efficient in both the check-in and check-out process. The elevators were dated and were slow.
Pay for parking
Great location to walk to all Ottawa locations! Location, location, location!
The convenient location is the only redeeming thing about this hotel. For years I have wanted to stay at this hotel -- I finally had the opportunity and was sorrly disappointed by the way I was spoken to and treated by front desk staff. I asked reasonable questions and said please and thank you and was treated with "...yes but you booked this on-line". As if to say I was not worthy of decent service because I booked my room on-line at the last minute." My room was not as described when I booked and I would suggest the Hotel Management double check what On-Line Travel Services are offering on behalf of their hotel - so that people are not mis-lead and then asking your snobby Front Desk staff about what was promised and then not offered. I would have to say the price for a room is definitely not worth it. Rooms are dated and smaller than reviews and photos. The Lord Elgin did not live up to any of my expectations -- the Front Desk staff could do with better customer service training. However, BellMen/Valet staff and Housekeeping were delightful.
Parking was expensive and it a long time to get the car. The Internet stopped before we checked out. Bathrooms could be better and are a little dirty. The blinds in the bathroom were very dirty. Bathroom should also have more towels.
I liked the location and the decor of the lobby. Most of the staff are very friendly and professional. The food in the restaurant was great and well worth the price. My tv in the room did not work (no sound on the tv) It eventually got fixed, but took some time staring at the walls in the mean time. The pillows were very thin and cheap, I would highly recommend buying somm good quality pillows that are firm so guests would get a better sleep. At night I had little bites all over me, so I am not sure if I was allergic to the mattress or the laundry detergent they use. The parking service is extremely expensive and it takes a long time for the parking attendants to move all of the cars underground to get to yours, so that is not a very modern or efficient system.
on top of the events
Friendly staff, excellent bedrooms, goof overall quality
They had over booked, so we didn't get the premium sweet that we had paid for. They made an error when checking us in giving us a room that was already occupied, adding a good 30 minutes to our wait to get into a room. Usually you can chalk that up to a good story, but we had an ice cream cake that melted while we waited. We had hoped to use that time to decorate the room for a surprise party.
2 bathrooms, convenience of the kitchen, fitness room and pool, taxi available The dish washer did not do a very good job cleaning the dishes (room 1509)
I liked the closeness to the attractions and to the market area.Having cooking facilities is a definite asset for extended stays The pet policy of this hotel where only the premium rooms are pet free is detremental to my staying there again. With alergies and not knowing beforehand the pets may have been in the room could cause serious health risks to you custtomers,
The front desk staff were friendly, courteous and helpful also with info about surrounding points of interest. Great overflow parking solution.
Great location and the 2 been suite was the perfect size for us and the price we paid. Service was great. It was very busy but that showed the quality of the hotel, people were there for everything: family, sports teams, young friends. We were treated well and had a good stay! Some of our cups had lipstick stains on them and the hottub (part of the reason we decided on the hotel) was out of order but that's about it.
We went to the byward market and to the parliament buildings and walked along the canal.We also walked Sparks Street, shopped in the Rideau Center. Everything we did was within walking distance from the hotel.The staff were helpful. We were on the 22 floor, had amazing views.
space and facilities,plus convenience to city centre
My family and I stayed at Les Suites for nine days and I loved that the suite was equipped with everything and there was lots of storage!!!!!! I could wash and dry our clothes, cook a meal when I felt like or bring home left overs and heat it up! The rooms are very spacious and were always clean and fresh, and the staff were very discreet, not invading your privacy. They were also very courteous when you met them in the hallways and elevators. The location of the hotel is ideal, walking distance to the mall and downtown Ottawa. I felt comfortable and at home. I would definitely be staying at Les Suites on my next visit to Canada.
Les Suites is wonderful if you have young children. The bedroom suite allows you to put your children to bed and adults can continue to enjoy their evening. The fully equipped kitchen is fantastic, children can have their regular breakfast etc. which helps with routine. Very close to market, shopping and tourist attractions. This is our second stay at the hotel and have been very pleased both visits. Parking is a challenge. Very limited parking spots and if you drive a van or larger vehicle, may available spots are too small.
It's location is perfect to access shopping and tourist attractions. Parking is a plus in this downtown location. Pool, workout area was quite small.
Very friendly staff, including suggestions for places to eat, help with parking and just overall making us feel welcome. Pool and gym had to be accessed via lobby. Made it a tad uncomfortable to walk to pool in bathing suit passing through common area.
Liked the Bistro. Great for breakfast. Bed and room very comfortable!
What a wonderful experience! Sleeping in a REAL JAIL for three days was something I won't ever forget! It was so amazing to see how prisoners lived prior to 1970 in the Canadian Penal system. Gosh, there isn't much you can say negativity about this place -- except, perhaps, it would have been nice to have two pillows instead of one -- but it's JAIL, remember!?! :-)