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Situated amid Elgin Street's restaurants and nightlife and 1 block from Rideau Canal, the landmark Lord Elgin Hotel is within 4 blocks of Parliament House and the Ottawa Shaw Centre.
Indoor pool, sauna
Guests can swim laps in the pool, relax in the spa tub and sauna, or work out in the fitness center. An on-site bistro with outdoor patio serves all meals and also provides in-room dining.
Rooms display new Canadian made furniture, tall picture windows with richly toned treatments, and bathrooms with marble tile and granite countertops. WiFi is available for a fee.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
Lord Elgin Hotel
This downtown Ottawa hotel enjoys an enviable location on bustling Elgin Street, surrounded by restaurants and nightlife and across the street from the National Arts Centre. Constructed in 1941 in the style of a French chateau, Lord Elgin Hotel offers many modern-day amenities including a bar/lounge, a sidewalk bistro serving Mediterranean cuisine, a Starbucks, and a 24-hour business center and complimentary WiFi in public areas.
Onsite recreation is provided in a lap pool, spa tub, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel also offers valet parking for a fee.
Lord Elgin Hotel is a smoke-free property. Fines apply for violations. Pets are not allowed.
- Year Built 1941
- Free WiFi
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Indoor pool
- Concierge services
- Total number of rooms - 355
- 24-hour front desk
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Multilingual staff
- Number of floors - 11
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Fireplace in lobby
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Express check-out
- 24-hour health club
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Luggage storage
- Meeting rooms 15
- Spa tub
- Coffee shop or café
- Wedding services
- 24-hour business center
- Smoke-free property
- Television in common areas
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Indoor pool
- Free Wi-Fi
- Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( CAD 4.99 per night )
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Air conditioning
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Free local calls
- Coffee/tea maker
- Daily housekeeping
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Cable TV service
- Flat-panel TV
- WiFi (surcharge)
- Room service (limited hours)
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
Where to Eat
Grill 41 - Features a sidewalk patio overlooking Confederation Park. Mediterranean and North American cuisine. Extensive wine list and private dining room. A breakfast buffet with hot items, plus lunch, and dinner are served daily.
Starbucks - Full-service outlet with patio seating overlooking Confederation Park and the First Baptist Church. Open from early morning until early evening.
Room Service is available from 6:30 AM to 11 PM daily.
Nearby Things to Do
Lord Elgin guests have complimentary use of an indoor lap pool, spa tub, sauna, and fitness center. Workout equipment includes treadmills, a stationary bike, an elliptical trainer, a strength-training machine, and free weights.
Seasonal festivals are held across the street in Confederate Park. One block away, Rideau Canal is a popular spot for winter ice skating and summer jogging and cycling. Seasonal boat tours are also offered on the canal.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Cross-country skiing nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Downhill skiing nearby
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Minimum check-in age is 19
Check-in time ends at noon
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 19 years old.
- The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
- Deposit: CAD 75 per night
- Breakfast fee: between CAD 10 and CAD 40 per person (approximately)
- Fee for in-room wireless Internet: CAD 4.99 per night (rates may vary)
- Valet parking fee: CAD 30 per day (in/out privileges)
- Late check-out fee: CAD 85
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We should mention
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.