The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Ottawa, Canada

Seeing the sights of Ottawa doesn't have to be expensive
Seeing the sights of Ottawa doesn't have to be expensive | Courtesy of Ottawa, Canada / Expedia
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2 November 2021

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.

Hampton Inn & Suites Ottawa West, for business and family bonding

The exterior of Hampton Inn & Suites Ottawa West on a snowy day
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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.

Henia's Inn, for low costs and home comforts

A blue, white and brown living area at Henia's Inn, with two long sofas beside a fireplace and wall-mounted TV
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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.

Brookstreet Hotel, for jazz and jacuzzis

The exterior of Brookstreet Hotel, as viewed from its outdoor pool area
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When it comes to value for money, Brookstreet Hotel is hard to beat. It has amenities to spare – from the indoor and outdoor saltwater pools to views of the Gatineau Hills. Surrounded by woodland trails and the outstanding Marshes golf course, it has surprises, too – Brookstreet houses the best jazz lounge in Ottawa and is the official hotel of the Ottawa Senators hockey team. Guests with sensitivities will appreciate the Breathe Easy hypoallergenic rooms, with nut-free snacks and feather-free soft goods.

The Business Inn & Suites, for laid-back local living

A large bed in a neutral-toned room at the Business Inn & Suites
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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.

Hyatt Place Ottawa West, for eco credentials

The indoor pool area at Hyatt Place Ottawa West, with a gym visible through windows to the right, and the car park through the windows to the left
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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.

ByWard Blue Inn, for cornering the market

The streetside exterior of the tall ByWard Blue Inn; an entrance for vehicles leads below ground
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Stay in the heart of ByWard Market Heritage District at one of the best budget hotels in Ottawa. Explore the delicious dining options at the market by day and exciting nightlife when the sun goes down. Each room has little extras, such as cozy robes, slippers and a pretty piece of original artwork. Make a cup of tea in your kitchenette and enjoy it on a patio, terrace or balcony with views of the twinkling skyline.

Cartier Place Suite Hotel, for city center convenience

A covered outdoor dining area, just outside the entrance of Cartier Place Suite Hotel
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You won’t find a budget hotel in Ottawa closer to the major sights than Cartier Place – everything is within walking distance. This all-suite economy hotel offers a full kitchen, pull-out sofa bed and a balcony with every room. Indoors you’ll find a pool, sauna and hot tub, while outdoors there’s a garden, shuffleboard and children’s playground to enjoy, weather permitting.

Arc The.Hotel, for downtown dwellers

The streetside entrance of Arc The.Hotel, as seen in the evening
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One of the better Ottawa hotel deals for business travelers and families, Arc The.Hotel gets high marks for its central downtown location. Go car-free and enjoy a quick walk to Parliament Hill, ByWard Market and the National Arts Centre. The 112 rooms range from cozy to expansive, with corner suites offering a happy medium. The light-filled Executive Suite has frosted glass pocket doors for a perfect private meeting space.

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