Le Germain Hotel Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada

The hotel

The interiors of this urban sanctuary are high-design and high-spec, with bold yet beautiful décor, and gadget-stuffed guestrooms featuring free WiFi. Head outside and your surroundings are equally satisfying, with Ottawa’s must-visit checklist of sights in strolling distance, including ByWard Market, Parliament Hill, and Rideau Canal. And that also puts you near some of the city’s best shopping and dining spots. Taking its place in a complex that also houses a theatre, residences, an art gallery, and the hotel’s 24-hour gym, this boutique hotel now comes with its own dining venue too – the highly anticipated Norca Restaurant & Bar, where an already inspired Nordic menu is enhanced by farm-fresh regional ingredients, and where you can fill up on complimentary Continental breakfasts each morning.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the edge of the ByWard Market district, this central Ottawa hotel is within walking distance of shopping, dining, entertainment, and sights including Parliament Hill, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, and Rideau Canal.

Hotel information

Rooms and suites on 23 floors. All with air-conditioning, TV, DVD player, WiFi, minibar*, Nespresso® coffee machine, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, iron and board. Classic Rooms have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Prestige Rooms have sweeping views over the city and 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Norca Restaurant & Bar (Nordic menu with regional ingredients, open daily for breakfast and dinner, and weekdays for lunch, with complimentary Continental breakfast). 24-hour fitness centre. Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Courtesy car (weekdays, subject to availability). Valet parking* available (CAD$ 35 plus tax per day payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (97)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spectacular Rooms

Jan 17, 2020 WingsOfireAndIron

A unique design experience! The rooms feel part Nordic retreat, part man-cave. And are clean and well-appointed, with a fridge/minibar and Nespresso machine. With soft lighting and spa-type music playing when you enter the room, you are sure to feel relaxed and rather romantic. The front desk staff were helpful, but undermanned for a busy check in… Read more
A unique design experience! The rooms feel part Nordic retreat, part man-cave. And are clean and well-appointed, with a fridge/minibar and Nespresso machine. With soft lighting and spa-type music playing when you enter the room, you are sure to feel relaxed and rather romantic. The front desk staff were helpful, but undermanned for a busy check in time with only one representative. My particular room didn’t have a great view, but with electric blinds controlled by bedside buttons and Bluetooth speakers, does it really matter??? The huge soaker tub with provided spa products was the cherry on top! A must visit if you are in Ottawa and looking for a relaxing retreat or romantic getaway. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Le Germain : always such a wonderful experience!

Jan 15, 2020 Cdsyl

We think of ourselves as members of the Germain family... because we're always treated as such in all their hotels. Well-designed room and warm decor, nice touches (soothing music in the room upon opening the door, filtered water, nespresso coffee machine, high-quality bed sheets and towels, etc.) and always a special welcome surprise. This time,… Read more
We think of ourselves as members of the Germain family... because we're always treated as such in all their hotels. Well-designed room and warm decor, nice touches (soothing music in the room upon opening the door, filtered water, nespresso coffee machine, high-quality bed sheets and towels, etc.) and always a special welcome surprise. This time, it was Godiva chocolates with a small print of the show we were seeing at night (Unikkaaqtuat at NCA) and a greeting in inuktitut! So, so nice! As always, we were deeply touched by the quality and warmth of their customer service. A big +++ to consider if visiting Ottawa. Read less
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Jan 4, 2020 Dream286699

This is the third time we have stayed at Le Germain and agree with the other reviews. The rooms are well-appointed, offering extra amenities (love my Nespresso coffee, a fresh carafe of water, radio, and spacious rooms with comfy beds and linens ) but what makes this hotel so special is the kind and helpful staff who truly make you feel like a… Read more
This is the third time we have stayed at Le Germain and agree with the other reviews. The rooms are well-appointed, offering extra amenities (love my Nespresso coffee, a fresh carafe of water, radio, and spacious rooms with comfy beds and linens ) but what makes this hotel so special is the kind and helpful staff who truly make you feel like a guest! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome experience!

Jan 3, 2020 halleyshm

We loved this hotel! The rooms are so well designed and laid out. The room also had great touches - a carafe for filtered water, wine glasses, corkscrew, nespresso, and the MOST comfortable bed, sheets, robes and slippers ever! We decided to not rent a car for the 4 days we were in Ottawa and we were able to use the courtesy car once to meet… Read more
We loved this hotel! The rooms are so well designed and laid out. The room also had great touches - a carafe for filtered water, wine glasses, corkscrew, nespresso, and the MOST comfortable bed, sheets, robes and slippers ever! We decided to not rent a car for the 4 days we were in Ottawa and we were able to use the courtesy car once to meet some family for breakfast in Nepean. The car was a brand new RX350, which definitely made me want to upgrade my 2015 RX :). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Best Hotel in Ottawa

Dec 8, 2019 ReneeClaudeT Toronto, Canada

With its eco conscious room amenities, this boutique hotel distinguishes itself from many other hotels in Ottawa and I have stayed in many of them. Central located, next to Rideau Center, Parliament and the. Market, you are sure to find something to entertain yourself. If you are there on business, there are plenty of great restaurants where you… Read more
With its eco conscious room amenities, this boutique hotel distinguishes itself from many other hotels in Ottawa and I have stayed in many of them. Central located, next to Rideau Center, Parliament and the. Market, you are sure to find something to entertain yourself. If you are there on business, there are plenty of great restaurants where you can meet or invite clients to. Le Germain puts a new spin on open concept by having the shower in the middle of the room, creating a much more specious space. It’s unique look and features are a great addition to the more classic hotel amenities, there is a Nespresso machin in the room as well as a kettle, two important appliances I often find lacking in conventional hotels. There was also a house coat and slippers as well as an umbrella, which I thought was an outstanding idea. So if you are in Ottawa, you want to stay at Le Germain where you will not only y get a great room, location and amenities, but also great customer service. Read less