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The Business Inn, Ottawa

2.5-star2.5 stars
180 MacLaren StreetOttawaONK2P0L3Canada

Hotel with restaurant, near University of Ottawa
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free*!
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Rather comfortable
Pool should be renewed
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From 1,786 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Business Inn, Ottawa

from $111 CAD
  • Signature Suite
  • Executive Room
  • Studio (Mini)
  • Studio Suite, Balcony
  • Economy Suite, 1 Bedroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 158 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 46-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • In-room computer
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Maclarens on Elgin - This sports bar serves lunch, dinner, and light fare.

The Business Inn, Ottawa’s small print

Also known as

  • Business Inn
  • Business Inn Ottawa
  • Inn Business
  • Business Hotel Ottawa
  • The Business Hotel Ottawa


This hotel's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests can contact the property for additional information using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: CAD 300.00 per stay

Optional extras

Self parking costs CAD 15.00 per night with in/out privileges

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Business Inn, Ottawa


  • In Centretown
  • Parliament Hill - 18 min walk
  • National Gallery of Canada - 22 min walk
  • University of Ottawa - 13 min walk
  • Rideau Canal - 23 min walk
  • Supreme Court of Canada - 23 min walk
  • Canadian Museum of History - 36 min walk
  • Canadian War Museum - 38 min walk

Getting around

  • Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 9 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 23 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 2,181 reviews

The Business Inn, Ottawa
Awesome hotel.... room was great...
Sue, ca2 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Bargain price
Excellent place to stay if you want a kitchen to prepare your own food. That said, my non smoking room smelled of cigarettes, the carpets are wrinkled creating a trip hazard. The bed needs replacing. The whole room, hotel could do with an upgrade, but many, myself included can not afford those niceties. You get what you pay for.
Elinor R, ca6 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
The amazing hotel
Well the trip was for business and when I walked into my room I went right on the bed and I fell in love with it because it was super soft and it was perfectly lined. Also when I got to the hotel I went to the balcony and it had an amazing view. You could see everyone and you could see some nice buildings. And you could just see everyone buying something from stores. Next there is a good amount of restaurants and cafes in the area which I like so I can go out for a morning cup of coffee. And I could just go and have a little lunch or dinner with my friends. Over all I really enjoyed the hotel and area very much.
Chawki, ca1 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
We really liked out stay. Front desk people were friendly and accommodating. We did get charged for Wi-Fi although not much thought unusual. Overall great!
Victoria, ca2 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Enjoyable stay
Very nice and comfortable stay. Room is spacious. The hotel facilities are very oriented towards needs of guest, with free breakfast, free laundry and exercise room. We really enjoyed the breakfast with lots of different foods, especially the hot sandwiches and grab to go snack bags. Staff are very helpful. Location of the hotel very central with walking distance to most of the attractions in Ottawa.
A Traveler, ca4 night trip

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