The Westin Ottawa

11 Colonel By Drive | Ottawa, CA K1N 9H4  [SEE MAP]Ottawa, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Excellent location in the heart of Ottawa
Small standard guest rooms

The Westin's Ottawa earns praise from recent guests who say its convenient downtown location makes it an ideal choice for those traveling on business and leisure. Guests can easily walk from the hotel to Ottawa's top attractions like the Rideau Canal and ByWard Market. The on-site amenities earn high marks, as well. The hotel's accommodations are spacious and modern, with 50-inch LCD TVs, Wi-Fi access (for a fee) and signature Westin Heavenly beds. While some past visitors describe the hotel furnishings as slightly dated, most say the excellent customer service makes up for this slight drawback. Travelers also note that the indoor pool serves as a nice place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. At mealtime, foodies can nosh on the breakfast and brunch options (weekends only) at Daly's Restaurant or seafood, steak and cocktails at The Shore Club Restaurant. And since Westin hotels fall under the Marriott family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

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Location
Ottawa, CA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 496 rooms
Primary View
City center, River
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers, Groups

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

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Floor-to-ceiling windows provide some of the best views in Ottawa (C$50 extra for rooms facing the Rideau Canal and the Parliament Buildings).

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2398 have reviewed the The Westin Ottawa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2398 reviews 4.5 (based on 2398 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The bright and modern guest rooms and suites at The Westin Ottawa have a predominately white color palette, sleek, contemporary wood furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city or the Rideu Canal. Amenities include 37-inch flat-screen TVs, the brand's signature Heavenly Beds, sitting areas with armchairs, desks with leather ergonomic chairs and bathrooms with complimentary Heavenly Bath products.
  • Exercise equipment is available in WestinWORKOUT rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is available to rewards members

Standard room size252 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Westin Ottawa is one of the best options for both business and leisure travelers in terms of location. Not only is this Westin located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, it also has indoor walkways connecting it to the Shaw Centre and the CF Rideu Centre shopping mall. The hotel also overlooks the Rideau Canal, which offers access to a multitude of year-round recreational activities like jogging, ice skating, cycling and boating. Other popular attractions within the vicinity include Parliament Hill, Byward Market and a variety of history and art museums.
  • The hotel is about 11 miles north of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
  • 24-hour limousine and taxi transportation can be arranged through the concierge
  • Valet parking is available for $42 CAD (about $32 USD); self-parking is available for $25 CAD (about $19 USD)
  • 24-hour valet parking ($42 CAD)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($25 CAD)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The Westin Ottawa has two restaurants and a grab-and-go cafe on-site. Daly's Restaurant has a breakfast buffet daily plus brunch on the weekends. Lunch and dinner are served at the Shore Club Restaurant and Bar, where steak and seafood specialties dominate the menu.

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • Free breakfast

    Pool

    The Westin Ottawa features an indoor, saltwater pool that is ideal for swimming laps or taking a refreshing dip after a workout at the adjoining fitness center. Cushioned chaise lounges and towels are provided on the surrounding pool deck. Wall-to-wall windows allow for ample natural light and offer panoramic city views.
    • Open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas

    Spa

    Massage services are available at The Westin Ottawa in its wellness center, where guests will also find a gym, locker rooms, an indoor pool and a sauna. In-room massages are also available and begin with the delivery of a gift basket with items to help promote relaxation, including a spa music CD and aromatherapy room spray and oils.

      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna

      Kids

      Families with children are welcome at The Westin Ottawa and multiple family-friendly amenities are offered, including an indoor swimming pool and childrens dining menus. A multitude of family-friendly activities and attractions are within walking distance, from ice skating to history museums, and the hotel's connection to a shopping center via an indoor walkway puts an array of shops, restaurants and conveniences at a family's fingertips.
      • Rollaway beds are available for $35 CAD (about $27 USD) per night
      • A healthy childrens menu is available
      • On-demand movie channels provide in-room entertainment
      • Kids club
      • Cribs
      • High chairs

      Fitness

      The Westin Ottawa has a 24-hour fitness studio with cardiovascular machines, weight-lifting equipment and exercise balls. The hotel also hosts seasonal morning group runs led by the hotel's running concierge Tuesday through Thursday along the Rideau Canal. And if you didn't bring workout gear, the hotel can provide shoes and clothes for an extra fee through its New Balance Gear Lending program.
      • Personal training available for an extra fee
      • Two squash courts on-site
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs (free)
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      The Westin Ottawa has more than 44,000 square feet of meeting space consisting of six executive boardrooms, a full-service business center and a 16,500-square-foot ballroom. The hotel is also connected via an indoor walkway to the Shaw Centre, an expansive, state-of-the-art conference and trade show facility. The hotel also boasts the innovative Tangent at Westin, a workspace that can be booked by the hour for up to four people. The facility comes equipped with flat-screen TVs, a refrigerator stocked with snacks, floor-to-ceiling white boards and flexible power outlets. The business center provides computing, printing, copying and faxing services
      • Other meeting spaces include private dining rooms at the on-site restaurant and a rooftop terrace

      Number of meeting rooms27

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Pets

      Pets are treated like VIP guests at The Westin Ottawa, starting with a welcome kit that has a list of local pet friendly establishments and services, trash bags, latex gloves and an ASPCA card with tips on traveling with pets. In the room, pets enjoy their own Heavenly pet beds, food and water bowls and a floormat. The hotel's location on the Rideau Canal offers easy access to a walking path and variety of parks for exercising pets outdoors.
      • An 80-pound weight limit applies
      • Damage fees may apply upon checkout
      • Pets allowed (free)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Wedding

      The Westin Ottawa has a variety of sleek, classic space that can be used for wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, receptions and other celebratory events. The Governor General Ballroom overlooks the Rideau Canal and can accommodate up to 400 guests, making it a top choice for weddings. All packages include an on-site certified wedding planner, bridal suite, champagne and chocolate amenity, discounted group room rates, menu tastings and a customized wedding webpage.
      • Provinces & Confederation Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,746 guests for a reception and up to 1,280 guests for a banquet

      Maximum wedding guest capacity1,746

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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