Novotel Ottawa  3 stars

33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, Canada, K1N 9M7  show mapSave
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Novotel Ottawa is situated in the heart of Ottawa near Library and Archives Canada, Garden of the Provinces & Territories and Tag Zone - Indoor Paintless Paintball. This comfortable hotel was opened in 1988 and renovated in 2007.

The excellent location makes art galleries and museums easily reachable. It will take you 5 minutes to get to Federal Parliament Buildings, Parliament Hill and Buildings and Famous Five Monument.

The vicinity of parks and a river as well as quick access to shopping centers, restaurants and markets set the hotel apart.

A short drive from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International airport.


All 280 air-conditioned guestrooms feature modern facilities. They feature large en suite bathrooms with a walk-in shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.


A delicious breakfast is served at the bar. The elegant restaurant serves special Canadian dishes. Tea can be savored in the lounge bar.

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


Aside from wedding services, maid service and 24-hour reception, guests can also make use of a garage, a tour desk and a lift.


Guests can benefit from indoor heated pool, a saltwater pool and a rooftop terrace and relax using a sauna, a wellness center and Jacuzzi. Guests can choose from cross-country skiing, skating and cycling available on the premises.


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

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible on site.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, French, Spanish, Italiano, Portuguese.

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
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
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Local calls
  • Voice mail
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Cordless phone
  • Direct dial telephone



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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          • Museums
          • Convention centers
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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
          • Library and Archives Canada
            1.0 mi
            395 Wellington St., Ottawa
          • Rideau Falls
            1.2 mi
            Sussex Dr., Ottawa
          • Tag Zone - Indoor Paintless Paintball
            1.2 mi
            89 - B Montreal Road, Ottawa
          • Rideau Hall
            1.2 mi
            1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

          Near the hotel

          • Major's Hill Park
            1300 ft
            Behind the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa
          • Elora Gorge Conservation Area
            1600 ft
            7400 Wellington County Rd. 21
          • ByWard
            1900 ft
            Ottawa, OntarioCanada
          • Bytown Museum
            2100 ft
            1 Canal Lane, Ottawa
          • National Gallery of Canada
            2400 ft
            380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa
          • Rice Lake
            2200 ft
          • Notre Dame Basilica
            2300 ft
            385 Sussex Dr., Ottawa

          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 279 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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