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The Business Inn, Ottawa

2.5-star2.5 stars
180 MacLaren Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P0L3, Canada

Hotel with restaurant, near University of Ottawa
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Good internet service
Great room
Very comfortable
Tasty breakfast
2197See all 2,197 reviews
From 1,886 reviews

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The Business Inn, Ottawa

from $97 CAD
  • Signature Suite
  • Executive Room
  • Studio (Mini)
  • Studio Suite, Balcony
  • Economy Suite, 1 Bedroom

What’s around The Business Inn, Ottawa


  • In Centretown
  • University of Ottawa - 13 min walk
  • Parliament Hill - 18 min walk
  • Byward Market Square - 20 min walk
  • Rideau Canal - 23 min walk
  • Museum of Nature - 9 min walk
  • National Arts Centre - 10 min walk
  • Shaw Centre - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 10 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 23 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)

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


  • 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) - 1200
  • Conference space size (meters) - 111
  • 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 - 1
  • Year Built 1968
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi

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 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.

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

Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within the same city as the property will not be allowed to check in.

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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 2,197 reviews

The Business Inn, Ottawa
Not a great stay....
For the most part it was ok. The housekeeping staff and mantenace man were absolutely wonderful. However ,the bathroom sink took for ever to drain, the exhaust fan for the stove in the kitchen did not work, one of the chairs for the wall mouted table was not safe to sit on, one of the screws or bolts was loose. Did not find out that the balcony was not accessible until days after we booked and lastly, having to pay an extra $15.00 for parking. Never ever have we been charged for parking at a hotel. Also, access to the underground parking, you have to walk past garbage bins. I will not be booking with this Hotel again.
Shirley, ca2 night romance trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Give it a try
We are repeat visitors, great location even though Elgin St. is a disaster you are in walking distance to everything. Value for your money is exceptional, free breakfast and $15 dollar parking, perfect.
Cynthia, ca2 night romance trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
There was a worm walking on the bed pillow. As soon as you enter this hotel is so outdated and dirty. The reception area is so messy and smells bad. Yes the room I had was large but ugly room, and dirty. Will never go back
Joudi, ca1 night business trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Avoid This Place!!!! Go to Cartier Place.
I was extremely disappointed with our experience with this hotel. My husband and I are professionals who had booked with The Business Inn for a 2 day "staycation" - we live in the Ottawa area. Much to our surprise, when checking in, they don't allow "locals"!!!! I had never had that experience before, and we typically book hotels in Ottawa a number of times a year. We then booked in to the Cartier Suites which was fabulous. The lobby was much nicer - better furniture and more spacious - and for the same price it included a lovely pool and hottub. On principle, I would never recommend this hotel to any of my work colleagues that come to Ottawa on a regular basis. My suggestion? Try Cartier Suites if you're looking for a hotel that has a kitchen. We've also stayed at Indigo downtown - awesome! And at The Arc. These three are on our "popular list". I can't say anything good about The Business Inn - from the front of house staff and the lobby (which is small, not nicely appointed).
Roxanne, ca2 night romance trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Don't book here unless you want to pay a security deposit 3x the value of the reservation. Absolutely ridiculous.
Joel, ca1 night trip with friends

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The Business Inn, Ottawa

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