Canada’s capital city of Ottawa may be rich in history, culture and entertainment – but you don’t have to be rich to enjoy them. Many of the city’s attractions – including the Parliament Hill buildings, the Rideau Canal National Historic Site, the Peace Tower and Ottawa Locks – are free to visitors. Plus, you can save a fortune with these excellent budget hotels in Ottawa and the surrounding area, bookable on Culture Trip.
A superior budget hotel in Ottawa, the Hampton Inn Ottawa West offers bright, spacious rooms and suites with tree-lined views that should make the cut whether you’re in town with the brood or for a business conference. Hi-tech details include digital keys and multiple USB ports, while suites sleeping up to six come with large work areas and wet bars. Valleyview Little Animal Farm petting zoo is just across Veterans Memorial Highway.
With rates that will beat any of the budget chain hotels in Ottawa, this suburban bed and breakfast has four modern rooms, only a half-hour drive from Parliament Hill. It’s conveniently located across from a large shopping mall and a Keg steakhouse. Breakfast is cooked to order by the friendly owner, who serves tips on local sights alongside crepes, omelettes and fresh fruit.
Each fully furnished suite at this highly accomplished hotel has a kitchenette with everything you’ll need to serve dinner for four, as well as a computer, printer and free laundry facilities. Balconies overlook the quiet residential neighborhood, while popular sights including Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Rideau River are all within walking distance. Stay here and save, then go about your business.
Who needs pricey downtown hotels? Save a pile just a 20-minute drive away, without sacrificing a mote of comfort – or environmental conscience. On top of using solar panels, this hotel invites you to use less plastic by refilling at a water bottle station in the lobby. The 125 rooms and 15 suites have plush pillowtop mattresses and blackout curtains for a restful night’s sleep, plus 55in flat-screen TVs and sofa beds for catching the latest shows.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.