Lord Elgin Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • A landmark hotel in downtown Ottawa, entertaining esteemed patrons since 1941
  • Guestrooms have views of Confederation Park and the Rideau Canal -- many more attractions are within walking distance
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in the handsomely appointed guestrooms
  • Biking and jogging paths along the Rideau Canal are steps from the hotel's front doors

"Elegant, château-inspired building" -- Frommer's

Map & Directions

A taxi from the Ottawa Airport will cost approximately CA$35 and take 20 minutes.

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A longstanding landmark and historical icon in downtown Ottawa, the Lord Elgin Hotel invites Travelzoo members to join its esteemed list of guests. This hotel has entertained politicians and public figures since its founding in 1941. 

Many of the handsomely appointed guestrooms at this hotel overlook Confederation Park and the Rideau Canal, and Ottawa's best attractions are within walking distance, including the Byward Market and the National Arts Centre. Guestrooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi for getting work done or catching up. 

Stop by Grill 41 for any meal of the day, including a full buffet breakfast and drinks in the evening. In between sightseeing and meetings, the 24-hour fitness center has a lap pool, whirlpool and sauna for staying fit and refreshed. The hotel is also steps from jogging and bike paths along the famed Rideau Canal.

From the press:
  • "One of Ottawa's landmark properties, this hotel is in an elegant, château-inspired building that has been preserved and restored with attention to 1940s interior detail" -- Frommer's
  • "This stately old place, built in 1941 and overhauled in 1991, has seen its share of celebrity names over the decades" -- Lonely Planet



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Slippers


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.

Extra beds are not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.


Fees: A 4% (4.52% tax inclusive) Municipal Accommodation Tax (displayed as Service Charge) applies and is added to the total rate on checkout.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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