Located in the downtown area, this historic Ottawa property offers free WiFi in all areas. Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier Airport is 20 minutes’ drive away. A TV is included in all rooms at Rideau Inn. A seating area and a desk provide added convenience. A balcony can be enjoyed. Elgin Street is at 2 minutes’ walk and Rideau Canal is 5 minutes’ walk away from the Ottawa Rideau Inn.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.


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Room type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Ottawa
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  • Madeline
    Canada Canada
    The bed and linens were wonderful. The bathroom was a great size and was nice and clean. The room and the overall building has a lot of charm. The staff were kind, welcoming, and gracious. The receptiveness and flexible acceptance of my special...
  • Willy
    Hong Kong Hong Kong
    great location. Easy to walk around downtown Ottawa.
  • Prof
    Germany Germany
    A quiet place, good atmosphere, very nice personal.
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Host Information

Host review score
Host review score

Rideau Inn, c1916, an Edwardian ear heritage home, operated since early 90's last century, has been providing comfortable, clean and economical accommodations in elegant surroundings at a superb location close to all downtown Ottawa has to offer. A TV is included in all rooms at Rideau Inn. A seating area and a desk provide added convenience. A balcony can be enjoyed. Both Elgin Street and the Rideau Canal are 3 minutes’ walk away from the Ottawa Rideau Inn. This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Ottawa! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. Business travelers in particular like the location. This property is also rated for the best value in Ottawa! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city. Rideau Inn serves free continental breakfast.
We are situated in the leafy residential neighborhood known as the “Golden Triangle” bound by lively Elgin Street and a bend in the Rideau Canal. Steps away to numerous fine restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs on Elgin Street. A little walking distance to the Museum of Nature, National Gallery, National Arts Centre, Rideau Centre shopping Mall, Byward market and many more exciting hot spots in walking distance.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Rideau Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Cable channels
  • TV
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Rideau Inn takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 13:00 to 16:00


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Rideau Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.

On site private parking is only available for small sized regular cars as the driveway and parking lots are narrow. Contact the property immediately after booking to reserve a parking spot. The Rideau Inn will respond with a confirmation email if they can provide a parking space. On-site parking costs CAD 10 per day.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Rideau Inn

  • The prices at Rideau Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Rideau Inn include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • Rideau Inn is 0.6 miles from the centre of Ottawa. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Rideau Inn offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at Rideau Inn is from 13:00, and check-out is until 11:00.