Lord Elgin Hotel & A Glimpse of Ottawa

Last weekend I stayed at the Lord Elgin hotel in Ottawa and it was lovely. The hotel is located downtown Ottawa and is within walking distance of the Rideau Canal, Confederation Park and Parliament Hill. This historic landmark was constructed in 1941 but has received numerous renovations since, giving it a more modern feel while staying true to it’s heritage.

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I stayed in their Parkview Room which really speaks true to it’s name. The view in the day was beautiful and the view at night was no different. I can only imagine how breathtaking the it would be in the summer. (If you follow me on Instagram you can see my entire room tour saved to my story highlights.)

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The room was clean, cozy and bright. The bathroom had a large marble shower and a large window which is not something you often see in a bathroom in a hotel. There was a  Keurig in the room which was great but I opted for Starbucks which is conveniently located in the lobby (bonus). There is also a steakhouse located in the lobby, Grill 41. I was only there for one night and didn’t have a chance to try it out, but the menu looked amazing.

One of my favourite things about the hotel is it’s how close it is to so many tourist attractions! I had a few things I wanted to see/do while I was there and everything was within walking distance. (The only thing that wasn’t that I had to drive to was the Tanger Outlet but it was still less than a 15 minute drive from the hotel.)

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I walked from the Lord Elgin to Parliament Hill (a 5 min walk)
From Parliament Hill to Byward Market (a 10 min walk)
From Byward Market to the National Gallery of Canada (5 min walk)
From the National Gallery of Canada to the Rideau Centre (less than a 10 min walk)
From the Rideau Centre back to the Lord Elgin (less than a 10 min walk)

I loved that everything I wanted to see in my short trip was within walking distance of the hotel, and let me tell you it was COLD, so I was even more thankful for the short distances.

Just a glimpse into some of the places I visited:

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If you are looking to visit Ottawa book your stay at the Lord Elgin, and enjoy everything the beautiful city has to offer!

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