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.

Rooms & Rates

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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
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 10 and CAD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 85

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: CAD 75 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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