Novotel Ottawa  3 stars

33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, Canada, K1N 9M7  show mapSave
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The family-friendly 3-star Novotel Ottawa offers quick access to Rideau Hall, Canadian Children's Museum and Library and Archives Canada. The building was renovated in 2007.

Scarlett's Dinner Theater, Ottawa Congress Centre and Ottawa Locks are located just 250m from the hotel.

The hotel is situated near art galleries, museums.

A short drive from Rockcliffe St airport.


The hotel's cosy rooms are appointed with Wi-Fi, a work desk and pay-per-view movies. They feature large en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a bathtub and a hairdryer.


A free breakfast is served daily. The elegant restaurant serves fine international meals.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs CAD 15.49 per person per night. 


For visitors Novotel Ottawa offers computers, internet access and laptops as well as concierge service, car service and wedding services.


Guests can benefit from a saltwater pool, an indoor swimming pool as well as a sauna, a hot tub. The hotel’s fitness center comes with a gym, fitness classes.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   281.

City Center Ottawa - 4600 ft
Airports Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International (YOW) - 7.3 mi, Ogdensburg (OGS) - 52.6 mi
Train Stations O-Train Bayview - 2.0 mi, O-Train Carling - 2.2 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Novotel Hotel Ottawa (Cuisine: International) - 100 ft, Cora's Breakfast & Lunch - 600 ft
Parks Major's Hill Park - 1300 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Cycling
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Wedding Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/baby cots
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Sun terrace
  • Hot tub
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • LCD TV
  • Local calls
  • Voice mail
  • Bottled water
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Terrace
  • Cordless phone
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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        Novotel Ottawa LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Ottawa Souvenirs and Gifts
          700 ft
        • Parlement du Canada
          2000 ft
        Popular areas
        • Parliament Hill
          2300 ft
        Places of interest
        • Naughty Ottawa Pub Walk
          1400 ft
        Convention centers
        • Ottawa Convention Centre
          700 ft
        • Ottawa Congress Centre
          700 ft
        Shopping areas
        • Rideau Centre
          700 ft
        • ByWard Market
          1000 ft
        • Cachet Club
          400 ft
        • University of Ottawa-Games RM
          1000 ft
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Ottawa Arts Foundation
          400 ft
        • Council For the Arts in Ottawa
          400 ft
        • Groupe Dance Lab
          400 ft
        • Summer Institute of Film and TV
          1000 ft
        • Musee des Beaux-Arts du Canada
          2300 ft
        • National Gallery of Canada
          2300 ft
        • Saint Joseph's Parish
          1400 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • Nunavut Sivuniksavut Training
          400 ft
        • Canadian Institute-Health Info
          400 ft
        • Ecole de Mode R Robinson
          1700 ft
        • University of Ottawa
          2000 ft
        • G Lalande Svc de Counselling
          2300 ft
        • Algonquin Training Ctr
          2300 ft
        • Academy of Learning
          2300 ft
        • Willis College of Business
          2700 ft
        Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
        • Elora Gorge Conservation Area
          1400 ft
        • National Arts Centre Orchestra
          1400 ft
        • National Arts Centre
          1400 ft
        Air business related
        • Nav Canada
          2000 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Canadian Museum of Civilization
          5300 ft
          100 Laurier St, Gatineau
        • Canadian Children's Museum
          5300 ft
          100 Laurier Street, Gatineau
        • Library and Archives Canada
          1.0 mi
          395 Wellington St., Ottawa
        • Victoria Island
          1.1 mi
          Chaudiere Bridge, Ottawa
        • Rideau Falls
          1.2 mi
          Sussex Dr., Ottawa

        Near the hotel

        • Ottawa Congress Centre
          800 ft
          55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
        • Scarlett's Dinner Theater
          1200 ft
          62 York Street, Ottawa
        • Ottawa Locks
          1300 ft
          1 Rideau Canal, Ottawa
        • Major's Hill Park
          1300 ft
          Behind the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa
        • National Arts Centre
          1600 ft
          53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
        • Famous Five Monument
          1500 ft
          1 Wellington Street, Ottawa
        • Elora Gorge Conservation Area
          1600 ft
          7400 Wellington County Rd. 21

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Novotel Hotel Ottawa

          54% likes this, based on 54 reviews
          Cuisine: International

          100 ft

          Phone: (613) 230-3033

        • Cora's Breakfast & Lunch

          56% likes this, based on 290 reviews

          600 ft
          179 Rideau Street

          Phone: (613) 241-7642

        • Smoke's Poutinerie

          Cuisine: Canadian
          Price Range: USD 10 - USD 14

          400 ft
          407 Dalhousie
        • Highlander Pub

          76% likes this, based on 151 reviews
          Cuisine: Pub
          Price Range: USD 7 - USD 19

          500 ft
          115 Rideau St.

          Phone: 6135625678

        • Island Flava

          76% likes this, based on 39 reviews
          Cuisine: Caribbean

          400 ft
          409 Dalhousie Street

        Novotel Ottawa Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Novotel Ottawa

        Average guest rating

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        Based on 210 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Older travelers

          Very good location. Most major sightseeing attractions are in walking distance to this hotel. Shopping Centre very close by. Good underground parking facility, although not owned by the hotel, however has direct access to the hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Very comfortable room, good bathroom facilities.Hotel is within striding distance of the Market, shops, transport etc. No need to have a car to visit any sights. Hotel could do better by displaying tourist info. in the Lobby, we had to ask for everything. In the room itself not much info. is provided for a visit.

          Were not impressed by the restaurant, could do much better there at a lower price. Breakfast Buffet was expensive and nothing special. Evening meal was also quite expensive and arrived at the table luke-warm, looked as if it had been sitting round for a while and warmed up, not successfully. We ate out after that experience, there is plenty of choice in the area.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Location was key. I would come back to Ottawa and stay at this hotel because of the staff, and the central location. Very close to the mall and Parliament.

          The Wi-Fi connection was spotty at times, and the view from the hotel was not the best. Rooms were a tad small.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          the location is good

          the room is small, and the facilities of the hotel look aged.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Good value for money for comprehensive package of services which were provided in a professional manner with a personal touch.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          location, location , location

          They put us in Room 205 which at one time must have been a smoking room as the smell of smoke was in the rug and in the room.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          The room was very old and worn - it faced onto three other building sides - I've stayed at this same hotel in the past and was thrilled with the room and the service. Not this time. Staff who greeted us was not helpful and obviously decided to stick us in one of the "old" rooms despite a two week lead time for my reservation. I won't be staying there again!!!!

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers


          Small Rooms , Plastic Glasses, No info about hotel in room

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          good location

          the pool and hot tub were fotr both hotels no room to swim to many children

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          We enjoyed the hotel because it was centrally located for all the activities we had planned to do. I was disappointed to find out that the parking was not included in the price of the room.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The room was very modern, very clean and comfortable

          The shower got the floor very wet and elevator key did not seem to work on all the elevators

          • Average rating
        • Single

          computer access. comfort of the bed. access to shopping and public transit system. Close to By-Ward Market (trendy district).

          It was coincidence but the pool and spa area was closed for annual maintenance during my stay. I wish they would post pool-closure dates so that people for whom the pool/spa is important could choose somewhere else to stay. Also, when I arrived they did not have my hotel booking through this service. They honoured the on-line rate for the first night but I was charged a higher rate for the second night. Fortunately, they did have a room for me.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Silent and properly working air conditioner.

          The door of the shower partition has a slit between the floor, and water spills out too much. I believe that fixing this will make the customer experience excellent.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          It was very convenient to walk around downtown Ottawa.

          It was quite a small room . There was no microwave or fridge which meant that we have no way of keeping our own drinks cold or of making anything to snack on. The fridge was "wired" so that when we thought we could remove the bar stuff there was a charge just for touching it!!!!

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Excellent location, parking worked well with direct access to hotel.

          The fact that water bottles would be charged immediately. For the price/night I would at least expect one or two (small) bottles a day for free. Too many children and families hanging out in the lobby.

          • Average rating
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