Welcome

Welcome to Canada's capital city, Ottawa. In all of her royal splendor, Ottawa is a city for all seasons. We offer wonderful winter activities including festivals, ice skating on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa Senators hockey and much more. Summer activities include golf, football, strolling in Gatineau park and more.

Downtown Ottawa Hotels offers great rates on over 50 hotels in the downtown Ottawa. All of our hotels have been approved by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Whether you are coming as a tourist or business traveler, Downtown Ottawa hotels offers great hotels near Canada's greatest attractions. Come to Canada as a visitor and leave as a friend.

Downtown Ottawa Hotel Map

Featured Hotel:

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
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Additional Hotels:

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
150 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2 CA

Residence Inn by Marriott Ottawa Downtown
161 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 5J2 CA

Capital Hill Hotel and Suites
88 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1P5E9 CA

Lord Elgin
100 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5K8 CA

Minto Suite Hotel
185 Lyon Street North
Ottawa, ON K1R7Y4 CA

ExtendedStay Deluxe Ottawa
141 Cooper Street
Ottawa, ON K2P0E8 CA

Marriott Ottawa
100 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5R7 CA

Cartier Place Suite Hotel
180 Cooper Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 2L5 CA

Delta Ottawa Hotel & Suites
361 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 7S9 CA

Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7 CA

The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4 CA

Albert At Bay Suite Hotel
435 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON KIR7X4 CA

Best Western Victoria Park Suites
377 O'Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 2M2 CA

Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
130 Besserer Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M9 CA

Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa
350 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa, ON k1n7e9 CA

Quality Hotel Downtown
290 Rideau St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y3 CA

Days Inn - Ottawa
319 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y4 CA

Four Points by Sheraton & Conf Centre Gatineau-Ottawa
35 Rue Laurier
Gatineau, PQ J8X 4E9 CA

Best Western Cartier Hotel & Conference Centre
131 Rue Laurier
Hull, PQ J8X 3W3 CA

About Ottawa

Ottawa, located in the province of Ontario, is the national capital of Canada. With an estimated population of 900,000 people, it is the fourth largest city in the country. An estimated 25 percent of the population are citizens of other countries. Settled on the southern bank of the Ottawa River, the 1,080 square mile-city boasts access to three waterways. Ottawa has the highest concentration of museums in Canada and hosts regular festivals, such as the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest, which is the world's second largest blues festival in the world. The weather is fairly predictable—below freezing in winter and roasting in summer. The cold temperatures make the largest natural frozen skating rink each winter. The city has an abundance of green space with over 850 parks. Ottawa would not be a happening city with beautiful infrastructure, strong government and technology industries, and tons of outdoor activities without the Ottawa River.

Evidence of human settlement exists in Ottawa, dating to the last ice age. Although those settlements became just a footnote in history, it shows the importance of the Ottawa River to the various native peoples of Canada and the Europeans. Settlers and fur traders used the river to navigate into the interior, and a settlement popped up along the river. It was eventually abandoned. In the early 19th century, Canadians feared an attack by the United States. It prompted the construction of the canals, to form a military supply route linking Ottawa to Kingston. Construction began in 1826 and continued until 1832. A town grew up around the construction workers and soldiers. The settlement acquired the name of Bytown. When soldiers and canal construction workers left upon completion of the canal, the settlement had firm roots and remained. By 1955, Bytown had joined the larger Gatineau-Hall area, officially became a city and took on its present moniker. Just a mere two years later, Ottawa became the capital city of Canada. An unlikely candidate, the town was chosen, because of its location between Upper and Lower Canada. Waterways also connect it to several major cities including Montreal, Toronto and Kingston. Shortly after, construction began on the capital city.

Nearly every structure in Ottawa suffered during the devastating Great Fire of 1900. It started in chimney across the Ottawa River and eventually spread into the capital city. It took down everything in its path, including the lumberyards. The lumberyards were one of the major industries in Ottawa at the time. Just 16 years later, the parliament buildings on Parliament Hill, formerly known as Barrack Hill, were destroyed in another fire. Only the Library of Parliament was standing after the smoke cleared. The historic building can still be seen on Parliament Hill. It took six years to rebuild the government buildings.

For the most part, Ottawa continued to grow without influence from the outside world until the Cold War when the town built a bunker to protect its leaders from nuclear attack. The bunker is now a museum dedicated to the Cold War.