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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
Good internet service
Rather comfortable
Great room
Pool should be renewed
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From 1,708 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Business Inn, Ottawa

from $106 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) - 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

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 - 24 min walk
  • University of Ottawa - 13 min walk
  • Rideau Canal - 22 min walk
  • Supreme Court of Canada - 23 min walk
  • Canadian Museum of History - 34 min walk
  • Canadian War Museum - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 7 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 20 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 2,147 reviews

The Business Inn, Ottawa
Great deal!
Spacious hotel rooms with kitchenettes for those who wish to prepare their own meals. Very comfortable bed. Decor is somewhat outdated but rooms well maintained and clean. Our room had a computer and a printer. Friendly competent staff and pay parking next door. Very convenient for working or visiting attractions in the downtown area.
Jaana, ca1 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Great location
Just blocks from Parliament Buildings and within a great community that has shops and restaurants, this hotel is perfect. And they have kitchens as well as providing breakfast and snacks.
Heather, ca1 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Quirky hotel, but well appointed and comfortable.
I was really happy with this, my first stay at the Business Inn. It is a quirky hotel - I was on the first floor and it was a bit of a circuitous route to get to my room from the lobby. The room itself had an unorthodox layout, with the bed close to the door. But it was very nicely appointed, equipped with a full kitchenette, computer terminal with printer, and two big screen TVs (one above the bed). There was even a white noise machine, which was a nice touch. The bed was super comfortable and I had a great sleep while I was there.
Paul, ca2 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Hidden Gem
I have been coming to Ottawa for an AGM for the last 4 years and have always stayed at The Business Inn. The rooms are always very clean, very spacious and provide extra amenities that are great to have (computer, printer, free breakfast). There are lots of good restaurants within walking distance and if you are up to it, there is shopping within walking distance if a 20 minute brisk walk is your pace.
Lorette, ca2 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Almost like home
Pleasant surprise. Extra big rooms. Excellent facilities, great breakfast and terrific location.
Liam, ca2 night trip

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