Lord Elgin Hotel

Remarkable 1940's Chateau-style hotel

The Lord Elgin is an extraordinary hotel, dating from the 1940’s and designed in a graceful chateauesque style. With an elegant period interior and an excellent location just minutes from top attractions including parliament Hill, this is the original luxury choice for your Ottawa break. There are also several more recent additions that enhance the guest experience including the sophisticated Grill 41 restaurant, a swimming pool and a fitness centre. For an atmospheric stay in this exciting city, look no further than the Lord Elgin hotel.

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Spring Tulips and Parliament Hill

Hotel highlights

  • Wonderful period exterior crowned by a chateau-style roof
  • Distinctive interior with period charm
  • Plenty of facilities including the pool and fitness centre
  • Elegant Grill 41 dining room
  • Great location in the heart of Ottawa

Hotel Features

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  • 355 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Indoor pool

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

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Lord Elgin Hotel

915 Reviews 77% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 474
  • Very Good 316
  • Average 84
  • Poor 29
  • Terrible 12

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Feb 14, 2020

Clean, convenient and friendly

Coe Hill, Canada

This is the second time in as many months that we had an overnight at the Lord Elgin. The staff are friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable and meticulously clean. The rooms are small, but that was just fine for us as we had so many things to do while we were in Ottawa. Lots of reasonable places to eat nearby and free parking underneath City Hall on the weekends. Good value.
Feb 14, 2020

Our Rideau canal skating trip

We stayed at Lord Elgin for 6 nights between 6th - 12th Feb. It was a brilliant base with a warm and friendly atmosphere to come back to after a day skating. We were pleased with our room on a high floor and a comfortable king sized bed as requested. Only slight grumble was heating in bathroom was old and inadequate meant that you felt cold from the window. Particular mention goes to Frank the Bellman who was outstanding looking after us and our cases on our departure day. Food in restaurant at evening and breakfast is excellent. Thank you to all at Lord Elgin for a great stay.
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