Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario
Lord Elgin Hotel is a hotel located in Ottawa.
A landmark of comfort and convenience in the centre of Ottawas government, business, shopping and visitor attractions, within walking distance to most major points of interest, including Parliament Hill the world renowned Byward Farmers Market and Ottawas cultural scene. Located one block from the historic Rideau Canal which comes alive in the summer with bikers, boater, walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts and in the winter turns into the longest skating rink in the world, the elegant eleven storey structure overlooks beautiful Confederation Park on trendy Elgin Street.
An impressive expansion and renovation program has been undertaken to add sixty guest rooms for a total of 355, three thousand more square feet of meeting space for a total of 13,000, an enlarged health facility and new indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna. As well our renovation phase which included refurbished existing bedrooms that now feature high speed internet access, and an exciting facelift of public areas is now complete.
The new Elgin Cafe and Starbucks provide wonderful options for a meal or just a break from your day. The Lord Elgin . known for its unparalleled location, affordability and character.
Local dining options close to Lord Elgin Hotel include New Generation Sushi, Japanese Village Teppan Steak & Seafood House, Johnny Farina Restaurant, and Tosca Ristorante.
Reviews for Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa
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Sun 28 Aug 2011
Positives: Good location, clean, very friendly and helpful staff.
Negatives: Needed to pay 4 parking.
Comments: Clean, nice bed coverings and bathroom. Pool, sauna and hot tub good.
Fri 22 Jul 2011
Positives: The location was great, and the staff friendly and helpful.
Negatives: $23 a day parking, but that's not unusual.
Comments: Was pleasantly surprised. The hotel surpassed my expectations for a 3 star rating, and the location couldn't have been better.
Fri 12 Mar 2010
Positives: The staff, the decor, location, and most everything.
Negatives: Unfortunately I'm still a smoker and having to go outside to smoke in that cold Canadian winter wasn't fun. Also they do not have free in room internet.
Comments: This hotel was very clean. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Nice restaurant on premises. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Tue 02 Feb 2010
Positives: It was friendly, courteous, and extremely enjoyable.
Negatives: Can't think of a thing.
This hotel is one of the most comfortable atmospheres I have ever experienced when traveling, and I will recommend it as well as Priceline on my blog. Thank you.
Wed 28 Oct 2009
Negatives: The swimming pool was under renovation.
Comments: I like to think of the Lord Elgin as a home away from home. it is close to the downtown, excellent staff. A pleasure once again to be there.
Thu 22 Oct 2009
Positives: The location was amazing and the buffet breakfast was exceptional.
Negatives: The rooms did not have much natural light, we paid for an upgrade to get more light.
Comments: Like many old hotels, the Lord Elgin was in a renovation cycle. We could not use the pool. The exercise facility was tiny but very clean. This was a great getaway for a weekend hotel. The room was quiet. We were comfortable.
Mon 09 Mar 2009
Positives: The service was excellent, the pool was perfect for kids and adults alike.
Negatives: Only thing I can think of is the acoustics in the pool area, other than that it was great!
Comments: I highly recommend this hotel, the location is ideal, the proximity to restaurants. The building itself is a reflection of the architecture of Ottawa which adds so much to its appeal. The customer service was fantastic, we were given side by side rooms with friends and were able to check in much earlier than usual check in time.
Thu 04 Sep 2008
Positives: The prime location and the historic elegance of the hotel itself.
Negatives: Charge for internet service.
Comments: The Lord Elgin is centrally located within walking distance of all the must see in Ottawa,---Parliament Hill, Sparks Street Mall, and the Arts Centre. The staff is excellent, friendly, courteous and caring. The building has that historic elegance that is one of the most attractive characteristics of Ottawa and the rooms are beautifully appointed.
Mon 25 Aug 2008
Positives: Lovely, historic hotel with comfortable rooms, a great price, and Grand Hotel appeal!
Negatives: While the rooms are very comfortable, they are smaller due to the hotel's 1940's-era layout.
Comments: I was delighted to see the Lord Elgin, because despite it being a 3 star, I heard that this hotel is the third-best in Ottawa, behind only Chateau Laurier and the Westin. Upon arrival, I was not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and accommodating of our late night arrival. We were checked in quickly and were pleased with our clean, comfortable room. The furniture and finishing are top-rate and the room came with thoughtful touches such as a full-size umbrella, slippers and water bottles -- features that some 5-star hotels do not have. They're really going for the Grand Railway Hotel feel. My favorite thing about the room was the full-sized, non-glazed window in the bathroom. Our room, due to the hotel's age, was smaller in comparison to newer, Suburban hotels. However, this was not an issue because it was so comfortable.
Sat 23 Aug 2008
Positives: Classic charm, great service and location.
Negatives: Valet parking went offsite, couldn't access our own vehicle.
Comments: Older but charming hotel with great service and location.
Wed 30 Jul 2008
Positives: Perfect location to all attractions, historic hotel and worth the stay!
Negatives: The restaurant attached was way over priced for what it was. Recommend the Star bucks at the other end.
Comments: The hotel was amazing I would recommend to anyone. Great for travelers who have never had a true Canadian experience. All the attractions are right out your front door. You're welcomed to a parade right in front of the hotel every morning for the changing of the guards. Loved it and would go again in a heart beat.
Sat 26 Jul 2008
Positives: The location, price and facilities including the room.
Negatives: Finding someone else's clothing under the bed. This included a lovely dress and a pair of shoes. Not my style.
Comments: This was my first experience and I was very pleasantly surprised. I have stayed there before and really liked the hotel. The issue I had with housekeeping I consider more amusing than aggravating. I just hope my wife understands (she was not with me at the time).
Thu 10 Jul 2008
Positives: Location, ambience and staff courtesy.
Negatives: Rooms are very small. Views are blocked with other buildings.
Comments: I don't agree with rating of 3 star for this hotel. First of all rooms are very small and so is the Bathroom. They don't have minibar inside the room. Also they charge for internet (quite weird). Contrary staff was very good and hotel main lobby was pretty attractive. Location wise hotel is very convenient.
Sat 05 Jan 2008
Positives: Excellent location, clean, picturesque.
Negatives: Pool and pool area - did not seem very clean.
Comments: Wonderful choice hotel in the heart of downtown Ottawa that is next door to the business district and close to the market nightlife. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Mon 17 Dec 2007
Comments: The room was ok a little 'dated' but clean. Beds were comfortable but the noise throughout the night was brutal. Hopefully just a single incident but 'the walls were thin' with allot of late night activity. No wireless internet. Pay for internet.
Sun 11 Nov 2007
Positives: Clean and efficient service.
Negatives: Hotel should not charge separately for extras such as mineral water, internet access, etc. These should be included in the price.
Comments: Though the hotel was excellent in many respects, its policy of charging extra for little advantages such as internet access, mineral water, etc. makes the hotel appear cheap and makes guests feel they might be charged for all kinds of other things not necessarily mentioned. It would seem in the hotel's interest to include all such charges in the initial room rental rather than leave them as (potentially exorbitant) options: e.g. $4.00 for a small bottle of mineral water, $9.95/day (+tax) for internet access.
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Location details / directions
Starting at Ottawa Rail Station Start address: 200 Tremblay Rd Ottawa ON End address: 100 Elgin St Ottawa ON Start at: 200 Tremblay Rd Ottawa ON 1. Head northeast on Tremblay Rd toward Trembley Rd - 450 m 2. Make a U-turn - 700 m 3. Turn right at Riverside Dr - 300 m 4. Take the ON-417-TC Hwy ramp - 500 m 5. Merge onto King's Hwy 417 W-TC W - 1.0 km 6. Take exit 118 for Rue Nicholas St - 550 m 7. Merge onto Nicholas St - 1.1 km 8. Turn left at Laurier Ave E - 17 m 9. Continue onto Laurier Bridge Ave E - 180 m 10. Continue onto Laurier Ave W - 290 m 11. Turn right at Elgin St Destination will be on the right - 58 m Arrive at: 100 Elgin St Ottawa- ON
Near to the following attractions
Attractions Located Nearby
- Hull Casino - 14 kms south
- Museum of Civilization - 5 kms south
- National Art Gallery - 0 kms south
- Rideau Canal - across the street
- Parliament Hill - 0 kms south
- Biward Market Square - 0 kms southwest
- National Arts
Corporate Locations Nearby
- Bell Canada - 0 kms north
- Anderson Consulting - 0 kms north
- Ottawa Bus central station - 5 miles NE/3 km
- Ottawa General Hospital - 8 miles NW/5 km
- Riverside Hospital - 5 miles N/3 km
- AMS - 0 km S
- NAV Canada - 1 km S
Ottawa Rail Station
National Arts Center
Byward Market Square
Dept of National Defense
- National Defence Headquarters
Lord Elgin Ottawa
Museum of Civilization
National Art Gallery
Ottawa Bus Central Station
Ottawa General Hospital
- Unesco Heritage site
Rideau Canal - across the street
- Rideau Canal - across the street
Rideau Center Shops
Rockcliffe Air Base
Treasury Board SEC
University of Ottawa
Ottawa Intl Airport
Canadian Museum Of Nature
Ontario Court House
Ottawa Convention Centre
University Of Ottawa
Montreal - Trudeau Intl Airport
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