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Iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking | Iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa

Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa

2.0 star property
Downtown Ottawa hotel in shopping district

6.6/10 Good

1,012 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is CA $90
Price available on 02/28/2023
475 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON, K1N5Z3

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Ottawa
  • University of Ottawa - 4 min drive
  • Byward Market Square - 6 min drive
  • Parliament Hill - 12 min drive
  • Rideau Canal - 11 min drive
  • Casino du Lac Leamy - 11 min drive
  • Carleton University - 14 min drive
  • Nordik Spa-Nature - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Ottawa International Airport (YOW) - 23 min drive
  • Ottawa, ON (XDS-Ottawa Train Station) - 10 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 11 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 27 min drive


  • Shawarma Palace - 2 min walk
  • Sitar Indian Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Pizza Pizza - 7 min walk
  • Cumberland pizza - 7 min walk
  • Alirang - 8 min walk

About this property

Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa

Enjoy your visit to Ottawa with a stay at Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast available on weekends. Fellow travelers say good things about the convenient parking and helpful staff.


English, French, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 60 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 3 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast on weekend mornings

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower


  • English
  • French
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free weekday newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: CAD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for CAD 10.0 per night


  • RV/bus/truck parking is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa?
As of 1 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa on 5 Feb 2023 start from CA $90, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa?
Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa?
You can check in from 3 PM - 3 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino du Lac Leamy (11-min drive) and Rideau Carleton Raceway (21-min drive) are both nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sitar Indian Restaurant (3-min walk), Pizza Pizza (7-min walk), and Cumberland pizza (7-min walk).
What's the area around Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa like?
Econo Lodge Downtown Ottawa is a short 12-minute walk from University of Ottawa and 17 minutes' walk from Byward Market Square. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Inexpensive, but not great quality
The hotel is run down. The wifi does not work. The ice machine was not working. However, the bed was comfortable and the room was reasonably clean.
1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Pui Ying, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Trang, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location and price
I will go back for sure.
Di, 8-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Needs improvement.
I found a used soap in my bath, so it wasn’t cleaned properly.
Diana, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

We learnt at arrive to place a deposit which was not mentioned within our booking. Staff friendly. Unfortunately, the room did not have windows to outside, just to the corridor. Room was smelling somehow. Beds comfortable, TV and bathroom were ok. Overall ok but we would not stay there another time.
Thomas, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

the beds were not queen size. it was wrong information on the website
Rohit, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The room seems to be newly renovated quite clean, despite the building looks a bit dated. The staff are super helpful and nice. It's reasonably priced, free parking, some restaurants around the area, and about 10-15 minute walk from ByWard market.
Winnie, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Comfortable but no internet
There was no internet. I hate to give a bad review as there is a shortage of affordable basic hotels. All I need when I travel for work is an inexpensive safe clean bed and space to rest and relax at night. I often need to a do a little work such as checking email. In 2022 it is unthinkable that an almost $100/night stay would not provide internet as advertised. Breakfast noted by other reviewers--a tiny packaged mini-muffin, orange juice box, and a mini yogurt that you have to line up at the office desk and ask for. I had no intention of stealing a second mini-muffin and resented being treated as though I did. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and apologetic. You get the sense that they bear the brunt of people being upset with the property owner not providing the advertised basics. Feels like the owner is sitting on this real estate without investing in the property as they wait for a developer to buy the land and build condos. Econolodge and Choice Motels might want to consider taking its name off this property.
5-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Location is very convenient. Rooms are smelly and the WiFi doesn't work
Daniel, 1-night romance trip
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