Novotel Ottawa Hotel  3 stars

33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, Canada, K1N 9M7  show mapSave
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The 3-star Novotel Ottawa Hotel is located in the heart of Ottawa. Built in 1988, the comfortable hotel was renovated in 2007.

Major Ottawa sights, such as Rideau Hall, Canadian War Museum and Library and Archives Canada are located nearby. The property is 500 meters away from Federal Parliament Buildings, Parliament Hill and Buildings and National Arts Centre.

Nearby points of interest include art galleries and museums.

15km to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International airport.


Guests are offered 280 cozy hotel rooms equipped with individual climate control, a laptop-size safe, Wi-Fi, a laptop and a minibar. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer and bath sheets available in all guestrooms.


A free breakfast is served every morning. Canadian dishes are served in the gastronomic restaurant. Tea can be savored in the lobby bar.

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


Guests can make use of wedding services, maid service and 24-hour reception as well as a garage, a tour desk and a lift.


Guests can benefit from an indoor heated pool, a saltwater pool and a rooftop terrace and relax using a sauna, a wellness center and a Jacuzzi. Guests can choose from cross-country skiing, skating and golf 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   282.

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 (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • 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
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • Voice mail
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Size: 455 sq. feet

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          Size: 280 sq. feet

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              Novotel Ottawa Hotel 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
              • Groupe Dance Lab
                400 ft
              • Council For the Arts in Ottawa
                400 ft
              • Ottawa Arts Foundation
                400 ft
              • Summer Institute of Film and TV
                1000 ft
              • National Gallery of Canada
                2300 ft
              • Musee des Beaux-Arts du 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
              • Academy of Learning
                2300 ft
              • Algonquin Training Ctr
                2300 ft
              • L'odyssee College Intl
                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 Hotel Reviews

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

              Average guest rating

              out of 10
              Based on 284 reviews

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              • 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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