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It was okay.. I expected it to look a bit newer than it was.
quietness of the hotel booking process was bad - wedding rate promised was taken away, requested a smoking room but did not get one.
facilities are pretty new; good location - close to Parliment Hill, restaurants and highways
the clean up job daily is very good they are renovating...
the hotel is in the centre, just a few minutes walk from the bayview quarter and the shopping centre of ottawa. We had room at the inside - very quiet - downtown of Ottawa! Very large choice of breakfast in a nice restaurant. We only could open the window a little bit.
staff were friendly. the room was clean. Wifi worked fine. there was renovation going on and lobby floor is confused but the room was quiet.
The room was very spacious, with all the amenites I would have wanted. Would like to try the restaurant on my next stay. Staff was very friendly and efficient. Could not figure out how to get the mini-fridge turned on, but by the time I realized there was one, was sort of too late to come in handy. Oh yes, and the charge for in-room movie was outrageous, almost $16.00.
Excellent buffet breakfast that claimed to have the best bread in the city. They did! Modern rooms with very comfortable beds and perfect pillows. Parking lot is very confusing and you can easily scratch your car unless very careful. It is multi-level and the hotel entrance is down 3 and to the back right. It took me 3-stays to figure this out. Gym is small but gets the job done. Get an upper floor until the renovations are completed. It will be beautiful but is noisy at the moment.
The staff were all extremely nice and quick to help. The room was really clean and comfortable. The shower head was cracked. We advised the reception desk, but nothing was done about it. There was also only one elevator functioning almost every morning of our stay, which made it a very long wait to get to the lobby.
friendly staff, nice room , good location
Good service. Clean bathroom. Lobby under renovation. I made a duplicate booking and the refund process was slow and passive, and up till now I am still not sure if the refund has materialized or not. There was a fire alarm in the middle of the night during our stay, but the handling of of the emergency situation was OK and not chaotic.
I liked the location and the decor of the lobby. Most of the staff are very friendly and professional. The food in the restaurant was great and well worth the price. My tv in the room did not work (no sound on the tv) It eventually got fixed, but took some time staring at the walls in the mean time. The pillows were very thin and cheap, I would highly recommend buying somm good quality pillows that are firm so guests would get a better sleep. At night I had little bites all over me, so I am not sure if I was allergic to the mattress or the laundry detergent they use. The parking service is extremely expensive and it takes a long time for the parking attendants to move all of the cars underground to get to yours, so that is not a very modern or efficient system.
Parking was expensive and it a long time to get the car. The Internet stopped before we checked out. Bathrooms could be better and are a little dirty. The blinds in the bathroom were very dirty. Bathroom should also have more towels.
The convenient location is the only redeeming thing about this hotel. For years I have wanted to stay at this hotel -- I finally had the opportunity and was sorrly disappointed by the way I was spoken to and treated by front desk staff. I asked reasonable questions and said please and thank you and was treated with "...yes but you booked this on-line". As if to say I was not worthy of decent service because I booked my room on-line at the last minute." My room was not as described when I booked and I would suggest the Hotel Management double check what On-Line Travel Services are offering on behalf of their hotel - so that people are not mis-lead and then asking your snobby Front Desk staff about what was promised and then not offered. I would have to say the price for a room is definitely not worth it. Rooms are dated and smaller than reviews and photos. The Lord Elgin did not live up to any of my expectations -- the Front Desk staff could do with better customer service training. However, BellMen/Valet staff and Housekeeping were delightful.
The staff were very quick and efficient in both the check-in and check-out process. The elevators were dated and were slow.
Excellent location for visit to Ottawa. Can walk to many places and others are close by. Short walk to Parliament buildings, Sparks street, Rideau canal, Byward Market, Bytown Museum. Staff friendly and attentive. Elegant hotel with spacious comfortable rooms. There was nothing I didn't like.
Centrally located! Friendly! Helpful! Comfortable!!! Good rates! Finally installed safes for the room!! Bar and restaurant could have been open later with entertainment? Relax in Lounge after night out!!
location, cleanliness, location room was drafty
Loved the location. There's nothing to dislike.
Great location to walk to all Ottawa locations! Location, location, location!
Very close to the canal for winter skating
The location and helpfulness of staff will keep bringing us back to the Lord Elgin There is nothing to dislike. The hotel features first rate amenities within a fine old hotel that is maintained impeccably.
Pay for parking
Quality everything - un beatable location having to pay for internet
Classic beautiful Hotel. Friendly Staff, especially the health club receptionist, who was great! Too old. Need refurbishing. Stained carpets, cracked ceilings, too many extension cords. Position of coffee maker hard to get to which makes making that morning cup a great hassle. Toilet we had in our bathroom was so close to the wall and door is in the way.
Pay extra for deluxe corner room. Worth it.
Comfortable clean room. Friendly,helpful staff at Registration desk. Good ,prompt room food service. Friendly ,considerate room cleaning services.Clean air. Comfortable room temperature. Excellent food and service in both eating areas. Absolutely nothing. Beyond expectations.
Magnificent hotel and piece of Canadian history. Tremendous building Although an extremely expensive proposition, rooms/some older pieces within them need to be restored or refreshed. A little old looking.
awesome! clean and friendly. perfect location.
Great location right in the heart of Downtown Ottawa, really close to a lot of the sites. Staff is informed and professional, and the facilities (especially the pool) are world class. Loved it here.
Toured both museums, Went to ByWard market, hiked , watched changing of the guard, shopped, ate well.
The location and history of this hotel left nothing to be desired. Luxurious hotel with friendly staff They charge you for everything - They wanted me to pay .$50 a minute for the business center! If you come to this hotel and need to do work, bring your own laptop and be prepared to pay for the internet.
Beautiful hotel; comfortable room; excellent location. Will definitely return.
Helpful staff, clean room, very comfortable, good location but a little hard to reach due to current construction. Close to Byward market, which we loved for browsing, shopping and eating. Concierge was extremely helpful with directions for getting to and around Montreal, our next stop.
I had an amazing view on the 2 most historic sites in Ottawa, the parliament and the chateau laurier...that alone was worth the cost It is an average hotel and rather expensive, if I had a room facing the backyard it would have been very disapointing. No free internet which is really bad
Excellent bed, excellent location. It is walking distance to everything. Staff are very friendly and provide excellent service!
central position the filthy scum that surrounded the swimming and jakuzzi pools
They oversold the rooms. They did not have a room for me I had to sleep on a cot in a conference room!
Staff,location Kids running around hote,l screaming well after 1100pm ,older hotel,needs updated.
We loved everything!!! it was right in the center of everything, so walking was perfect. there was nothing we didn't like.
Not only was the lobby staff friendly and engaging, they were extra attentive. The room with the Parliament view was fantastic and no details were overlooked -- linens, towels, cleanliness. Could not have done better for reasonable price or for greater cost.
An excellent welcome, and room explanation etc. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Food excellent and good value. Not having beauty treatments available in situ-i.e. facials.
The comfort very good
We had an excellent experience at the Westin Ottawa. Our room was on the 21st floor overlooking the Parliament buildings - it couldn't have been better. The room was spacious and well-designed. We would definitely return here.
In an age where preserving our environment is important, they kept replacing soap bars that were used once. On a side note, don't ask to settle your bill the night before for an early departure. Every excuse under the planet.
Bus stop right out front across the street, easy to get to anywhere in the city, we were able to walk to a couple museums as well as the canal for winterlude activities. We only stayed for one night and had a very jammed packed weekend so really only checked in, left came back to sleep then checked out when we woke up in the morning. They have underground paid parking across the street but it is a free service on the weekend so that was a plus! ceiling paint was cracking, bathroom very small and outdated, as well as some apparent damages to the door (chipping paint etc). Whole floor smelled strongly of cleaning supplies (harsh not nice) and also the air was so dry we both woke up with very sore throats.
I did not hear any noise from my neighbors. I slept really well. During my checkin, the staff was somehow indifferent to me. But during the checkout, another staff at that time was very nice to me.
Great location. Too much street noise. Shower curtain smelled.
Location, staff were nice It is dated and could upgrades. Carpet was not the cleanest, but overall I would say it is just ok.
Great location and parking Its a bit old now. Rooms are out dated and smell like grandmothers house. Bathroom from the 80's and water pressure like an asthmatic smoker blowing water at you through a straw. For $200 a night you expect more.
Good location - convenient to bus stop When asked for assistance with getting a bottle of water because I was too sick to get out of bed - I was told to drink out of the tap. Also a confectioners bar was requested but all I was offered was to go to a vending machine.
I loved being only a couple blocks from Parliament, numerous restaurants and cafes. When I arrived, they gave me the wrong room (I booked a basic room and they gave me a room with a kitchenette). When they realized they'd upgraded me and I was staying three nights, they immediately downgraded me. I had already unpacked a little, had to repack, return to the lobby (at 2 am), and get a second room. Room number 2 had a king size bed that I wish I could post pictures of. The mattress was literally V shaped, as though an elephant had slept in the middle prior to my visit. Further, it didn't have a fitted sheet - just a flat sheet that barely covered the top, exposing an offer looking, striped mattress, ew. I eventually complained and was given a third, nicer room. So, I packed my things a second time, and went up and down returning/exchanging keys. I'd note that the woman working the morning I complained was absolutely terrible. I showed her the pictures I'd taken of the bed, which I'll eventually post on yelp, and she merely played dumb. I was not happy with the comfort or service at this hotel.
Location and price Conditions
Room tatty tv didn't work moved room after much confusion would not stay again
Convenient to downtown attractions and restaurants. trying to find a place to park the car before checking in.
Clean, comfortable room. Friendly staff. Wall paper behind bed was ugly! Shower needed a railing or something to hold on to....too easy to slip and fall.
There is No place to park in front of the hotel legally b/c the cabs take the spots. I forgot my razor and had one sent to the room. It was quite possibly to WORST razor ever made! My face was so badly cut it was terrible that a hotel would send this to a customer. This is two days later and I am still bleeding. A cheap disposable Bic razor would have served the purpose instead of this plastic with a dull blade. I should have expected more.
Location, staff knowledge, design, spa/pool area All good
Everything. The Sheraton has well-designed, comfortable rooms. The staff were really helpful. We had access to the internet in the foyer area - something that is not readily available in other hotels (we don't use wi-fi). The hotel's cafe/restaurant were open for meals fairly late in the evening for late arrivals. The breakfast in the dining room had a wide range of choices. We didn't use the pool but it looked nice. It would be hard to fault this hotel - we had a wonderful visit.
The location of the hotel great and really in the middle of downtown. Being an spg platinum member has its perks as you get access to free breakfast, a printer and newspapers in the platinum lounge which is really nice and cozy. Location being downtown and with all the construction work it was noisy early in the morning and late at night. The fitness and pool facilities are great but it is certainly missing a sauna and hot tub. Parking had to be valet and was 24$per day. That was very expensive and a huge upset that no free parking option was available.
Two rooms were confirmed for late check-in, one guest arrived after mid-night and her room had been given away
The housekeeping service was excellent. i needed extra shampoo, and they lady was kind enough to give me some. Plus, I lost an earring in the room, and housekeeping found it for me and is mailing it to me.
Efficient and pleasant staff.. spotless room and great bedding. Paying for use of the internet.
Great place,steps from parliament buildings.Great staff,very helpful in everyway. No
I loved the location. Very short walk to everything. They did not have the two beds which i had booked.
the underground parking was too low for us to use
Well organized during check-in, good location, very comfortable beds, friendly staff Well unfortunately we were kept awake from 12:00 am until 5:10 am due to some very rowdy, rude guests on the 5th floor. When I called reception at 4:00 am, apologies were given and I was offered a choice to move to a different floor, by then however it was too late. We received a free breakfast but when we went to the restaurant I felt we were looked upon differently..........
Liked the spaciousness of the room. Found the beds, pillows and duvets very relaxing & comfortable. The cost of valet parking. Was not aware of the astronmical fee. If it was clearly indicated, we would have made alternative arrangements for parking.
Glass of wine in the evening was nice. Lack of curtain or window screen. Only a blackout shade was available so either your window was open for two very close buildings to peer into or your room was dark. Also the hotel was a little worn and the carpet needed a shampoo.
Great value for the price. Friendly staff and nice rooms. Perfect for a solo traveler. Excellent location right by Parliament. None of the dining options were very affordable, and breakfast is not included.
The design in the room. The comfy bed. The location The staff could not speak French. The room was obviously cleaned too fast the bed was poorly made and the bathroom was a bit dirty. There was a lot of dust on the furniture. There was no terrasse and no pool. There was no recycle bin in the room. The strong chemical perfume in the lobby.
Staff were very friendly. Room was clean and comfortable.
The design and the atmosphere. Everything was fine. This is my 4th time at the same hotel, won't change it.
Staff pleasant; everyone clearly trying hard Room service took a long time and what I had was marginal quality-wise; unlit alarm clock; old TV
its location and style expensive parking
I liked the Hotel, loved that there were glasses and not plastic cups in the room and bathroom
The staff are very nice and helpful Some rooms are small (not all)
A little dated...forgot shampoo in room, cleaning staff were socializing when I got to room..forgot to replace many items in room.
Great location. Loved the turn down service and the bottled water in the rooms. Slow elevator. Small rooms; made you feel like you get what you pay for. Left charger in room, had to ask three times at front desk to get a response. Twice thwy promised to call and never did and finally when I wated in the lobby for an answer, it was like they were clueless on my first two requests, and had to start explaining all over again.
The bed was firm and comfortable. The limitation in variety of food at the restaurant.