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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 nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great room
Very comfortable
Tasty breakfast
Pool should be renewed
2090See all 2,090 reviews
From 1,870 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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
  • 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.) - 20 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 9 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 22 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


  • 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 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 2,090 reviews

The Business Inn, Ottawa
The customer service is not friendly and some front desk people were not ready to help us. I let one front desk guy call a taxi, he said that we didn't need to call and go to outside at the corner, we could find taxi. When we went around with our luggage, we didn't see anything, a Pedestrian told us that we should call taxi. We had to go back to the hotel and let front desk people call taxi again. It's very sad and wasted our time. I won't book this hotel again.
lijie, ca2 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Very Good8.0
Pleasant staff, comfortable and very spacious room, fabulous breakfast. Water pressure in the shower was poor.
A Traveler, ca1 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Love this place!
Loved my stay here! I travel for business often and loved having more of an apartment than hotel room. Very comfortable and the room had everything you could need (full kitchen, cable, computer/printer...). Clean and spacious even had a pretty nice view! Breakfast was great for a continental, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh fruit. Bathroom was clean with great lighting. The restaurant downstairs even had surprisingly good food for a pool hall bar. Little annoying parking isn't included but $15 a night and the lot was safe. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Ottawa.
A Traveler, ca2 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Great location, nice room, the worst staff I have encountered in 15 years traveling.
A Traveler, ca1 night trip
The Business Inn, Ottawa
Very nice hotel!
A Traveler, ca3 night trip

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The Business Inn, Ottawa

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