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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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  • Complimentary laundry and dryer facilities, good breakfast, and spacious room.Dec. 30, 2019
  • Great sized room and very comfortable. Local area had places to eat. Walking distance to…Sep. 26, 2019

The Business Inn

from A$116
  • 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 centre
  • 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
  • Lift
  • 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 fridge/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 Ottawa
  • Business Inn
  • Business Ottawa
  • 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 2,587 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The Business Inn rooms are large and very well presented, with a large fridge, stove, microwave, and all the amenities you needed. It was quite well located with a short bus ride to the old town.
au4 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
room, staff n location great. breakfast is basic, but have access to cold bottles of water and juices. lots of construction happening there at present. difficult to get around and hard for taxis to drop ppl there. facilities in room really good. best thing is the access to a laundry with plenty of washers and dryers, all free and detergent provided
au3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Just looks Tired.
The building is going through repairs. The street outside is being dug up. The unit is starting to look tired. However, it is a spacious area with Kitchen & separate bedroom. T.V. & WiFi were very good. Just looks 50-50.
Larry, au2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great location.
Great location close to everything you will want to see on Ottawa. Hotel was clean and the staff efficient but lacking a bit of personality. Breakfast great.
Gregory, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The staff were very helpful and the hotel is within walking distance of several eateries and restaurants. Also easy walk to the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Steve, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay.
Fabulous internet, computer provided, large tv's, clean modern, close to facilities.
Steve, au3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Canada road trip
No issue. Excellent hotel with good security. Everyone has to come through the reception area. Room are spacious with microwave and fridge and cooking facilities. 2 TV. Comfortable bed. Lots of room at breakfast area. Continental plus Warm breakfast provided. Hotel allows people to pack food for later. Water bottle+ snacks packs provided. Lots of eateries and takeouts nearby. Bus stop 3 mins walk. Parliament Hill is 10 to 15 min walk.
au4 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Don't go if you are passionate about recycling.
Great location, big room, huge bed and nice and clean. But not enough attention paid to recycling at breakfast. I suggest they remove the too-prominent garbage bin and replace it with the not-prominent-enough recycling bin with much better signs about which elements of the breakfast stuff can be put where. And they should replace the plastic cutlery with metal - the mark of a quality hotel.
Robyn, au2 night trip
Good 6.0
Room service was good But Room could me more updated
Bash , au5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
yet another wonderful stay.. Great staff, excellent services and reasonable price!
au4 night trip

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