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The Business Inn, Ottawa

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

Hotel with restaurant, near Museum of Nature
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Second visit, location is fantastic. Service, room, staff all excellent. One concern..…Jul. 30, 2020
  • Helpful staff. Great location. Huge suites to meet every need. Overall a good place to…Jul. 2, 2020

The Business Inn, Ottawa

from $94 CAD
  • Signature Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed
  • Studio (Mini)
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony
  • Economy Suite, 1 Queen Bed
  • Single Room, 2 Queen Beds

What’s around The Business Inn, Ottawa


  • In Centretown
  • University of Ottawa - 12 min walk
  • Parliament Hill - 17 min walk
  • Byward Market Square - 21 min walk
  • Rideau Canal - 24 min walk
  • Museum of Nature - 8 min walk
  • National Arts Centre - 12 min walk
  • Rideau Centre - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Macdonald-Cartier Intl. Airport (YOW) - 21 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 5 min drive
  • Ottawa, ON (XDS-Ottawa Train Station) - 11 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 16 min drive

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. 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

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children 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 (limited) *

Payment types at the property

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
  • ATM/banking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • 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
  • The Business Inn Hotel
  • The Business Inn Ottawa
  • The Business Inn Hotel Ottawa


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

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.

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

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

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

FAQs for The Business Inn, Ottawa

  • Does The Business Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Business Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Business Inn?
    Yes. Self parking costs CAD 15.00 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at The Business Inn?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Business Inn?
    You can check in from 4 PM to 4 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Business Inn?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Bridgehead (1-min walk), Fox & Feather Pub and Grill (1-min walk), and The Ministry of Coffee (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 2,694 reviews

Very Good 8.0
A Pleasant Surprise
I had to book a hotel at the last minute due to issues with my Ottawa apartment. My wife recommended The Business Inn because her foreign diplomat friends often stay there and are happy with everything. Despite the good reviews, I was not optimistic but was happily surprised with everything. And it was super affordable! The suite was huge (bigger than my apartment), very clean and everything worked. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud, the kitchen had everything we needed, the TV had virtually every channel imaginable (including free HBO, and other specialty channels), and there was a little office with a computer, wired internet access and a big monitor so I could work remotely. Unbelievable! All of the staff were friendly and helpful too. The breakfast was "continental", which to me usually means some fruit, muffins, coffee but nothing filling. The Business Inn actually had hot hash browns, breakfast sandwiches and an impressive variety of coffees and teas. The only minor disappointment were the AC units - especially the one in the bedroom. It was a little old and inefficient in cooling down the room. Fortunately they must by aware of this because they provide multiple fans (including a Dyson!), which helped with our comfort. There is a lot of construction going on outside on Elgin St. (obviously beyond the hotel's control) but that seemed to be getting wrapped up during our stay. I doubt this would be an issue for anyone else reading this review.
Andrew, ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was perfect. Spacious room, clean, breakfast included, great friendly service, comfortable beds, great price, good location.
ca2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best hotel in Ottawa!
Madalena, ca1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
I always stay at the Business Inn when I got to Ottawa... The front desk staff are always welcoming and so very helpful. The staff in the breakfast room are terrific, too. I have recommended B.I. to a number of my friends - they, have never been disappointed... A tip of the bowler to all at the Business Inn... Til we meet again... Respectfully submitted Cecelia
Cecelia, ca5 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Home away from home
It was my first stay at the hotel and I stayed for 6 days. All the staff especially at the front desk were very helpful and made sure my stay was comfortable. It is an older hotel but rooms are spacious and comfortable. Location can't be beat. Kitchen is fully equipped. I would definitely stay there again.
vilas, ca6 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We found this hotel resonably priced and it allowed us easy walking access to the downtown area and restaurants. The kitchen in the room was great for making a quick meal or snack which saved us some money. We would recommend tit for anyone looking to spend a few days touring or on business. Not a 5 star but clean and functional.
Joanne, ca3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
One day business trip, easy access from the hotel to my meetings ( walkable distance).
Susan, ca1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Ottawa Getaway
The rooms are very large. The bed is quite comfortable. The staff were very nice. The room we were in had 2 televisions & a computer which was a first for us. The furnishings are in need of replacement as they are showing there age. The room was not the cleanest we have stayed at, carpet looked like it had not been vacuumed & some of the countertops & tables were in need of a wash.
Michelle, ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good value
Nice, clean room with kitchenette. Other areas of hotel could use some updating. Breakfast was good...lots of options. Overall a good value. Would stay here again.
Lisa, ca1 night trip

The Business Inn, Ottawa

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