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The Business Inn

2.5-star2.5 stars
180 MacLaren Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P0L3, Canada

Hotel with restaurant, near Museum of Nature
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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  • The hotel was perfectly adequate for our stay. It is a bit rundown and has seen better…Dec 12, 2018
  • Really great staff. Phenomenal room. Couldn’t ask for a better location. Lots of…Oct 18, 2020

The Business Inn

from €76
  • Signature Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed
  • Studio (Mini)
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony
  • Economy Suite, 1 Queen Bed
  • Single Room, 2 Queen Beds

What’s around The Business Inn


  • In Centretown
  • University of Ottawa - 12 min walk
  • Parliament Hill - 17 min walk
  • Byward Market Square - 21 min walk
  • Rideau Canal - 24 min walk
  • Museum of Nature - 8 min walk
  • National Arts Centre - 12 min walk
  • Rideau Centre - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Macdonald-Cartier Intl. Airport (YOW) - 22 min drive
  • Ottawa Station - 5 min drive
  • Ottawa, ON (XDS-Ottawa Train Station) - 11 min drive
  • Ottawa Fallowfield Station - 16 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 158 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Ontario may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking* on site (limited)

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1200
  • Conference space size (meters) - 111
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1968
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 46-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • In-room computer
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Maclarens on Elgin - This sports bar serves lunch, dinner, and light fare.

The Business Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Business Inn
  • Business Inn Ottawa
  • Inn Business
  • Business Hotel Ottawa
  • The Business Hotel Ottawa
  • The Business Inn Hotel
  • The Business Inn Ottawa
  • The Business Inn Hotel Ottawa


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: CAD 300.00 per stay

Optional extras

Self parking costs CAD 20.00 per night with in/out privileges

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

FAQs for The Business Inn

  • Does The Business Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Business Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Business Inn?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Business Inn?
    Yes. Self parking costs CAD 20.00 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at The Business Inn?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Business Inn?
    You can check in from 4 PM to 4 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Business Inn?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Maclarens on Elgin. Nearby restaurants include The Whalesbone (3-min walk), Johnny Farina's (4-min walk), and Colonnade (4-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at The Business Inn?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino du Lac Leamy (8-min drive) and Rideau Carleton Raceway (18-min drive) are both nearby.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 2,588 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Excellent price&location combo.
Ludmila, ca2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Clean room with friendly staff.
It's an apartment building converted into hotels. So we basically stayed in a studio with a bathroom and a full kitchen. The service was good and the room as clean. No complaints. Despite COVID, they provide a full complimentary breakfast, which isn't the case in most hotels. It is very well located and I would stay here again.
ca1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
great stay at the business inn in downtown Ottawa.
Everything was good with this location and the cleaniness.
Brian, ca3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good Stay
Clean, large room with plenty of amenities. Was allowed a 2pm late checkout at no charge and allowed to leave my vehicle parked for a few extra hours. Located within walking distance of food/drink and attractions. Will return.
Kyle, ca1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Relaxing stay in the ideal location
This was the first time we stayed at this hotel, and our first trip dealing with COVID-19 measures. The staff were friendly and parking was limited the first day we arrived, but they gave us free parking at City Hall for the night and a $20 gift card to use at McLaren's, which is a pool bar next door that we could visit to use the gift card. Due to their odd hours like being closed on Sunday and Monday, we didn't get to visit McLaren's. The room is really large with full kitchen, computer in room with large coffee tables and fold-out couch bed. Every gadget you need is available inside the closets. Balcony was nice but we only used it once. Breakfast was COVID-19 friendly with tons of options (hot and cold) that you took away to eat in your room. Cleaning staff friendly and did a great job. We would stay here again. My only complaint would be the king size bed felt like a giant soft pillow instead of a firm mattress and you could only access the send floor bathrooms which was a maze to find when we first arrived until we checked in shortly thereafter.
Alvita, ca4 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Absolute comfort Best sleep I had in years.
Stephen, ca2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Awesome Stay
Andy, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very clean and good customer service. Quite Area
Chawki, ca2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good staff and room.
I appreciated not getting hassled for not wearing a mask. Staff was courteous and room was wonderful.
Richard, ca1 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Not as good as reviews
After reading reviews I thought it would be a nice place. Unfortunately we were not comfortable staying there, thankfully it was only one night and we arrived later in the evening. First off we were given a room on the ground floor which looked out into the busy street so it felt like a motel experience but worse. There are many floors and they were not full so you would think they would put people higher for a better experience. Secondly and more important was a huge stain on the couch taking up almost one whole cushion and there was a half eaten chocolate bar left in the fridge. This made us question the cleanliness especially during these times. It was too late to change rooms because we had a long drive to get there. the bed looked clean so we just went to bed to watch tv and discovered the tv remote for the bed tv didn’t work to turn on the tv, the batteries were so old they were crusty so I had to change the batteries with the living room remote. The bed was very comfortable as people have said. The breakfast reviews said it was great, which was why I booked this place, it was a complete let down, the warm sandwiches were terrible and neither my husband nor could eat them and just picked the meat out of it. The room itself looked clean and was large, but attention to detail was not there.
Angela, ca1 night trip

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