ByWard Blue Inn

157 Clarence StreetOttawaK1N 5P7Canada
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About ByWard Blue Inn

Located in Central Ottawa, overlooking the ByWard Market Heritage District, ByWard Blue Inn houses an infrared sauna and a business centre offering free usage of the laptops, and photocopy, fax & printing service. This property is just a ten-minute walk to the National Gallery of Canada and Rideau Canal World Heritage Site.

The accommodations are air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms with hairdryers. In-room amenities include kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves, cable televisions, and private balconies with stunning hill views.

Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the ByWard Blue Inn. Laundry/dry cleaning service and bicycle & ski storage are also offered. Covered parking can be availed for an extra fee.

A complimentary hot continental breakfast is provided daily. Various well-known dining options and bars surround the property.

Parliament Hill and the University of Ottawa are within a 20-minute walk from this inn.  The National Museum of Civilization can be reached through a 25-minute stroll.


157 Clarence Street, Ottawa, K1N 5P7, Canada
Telephone: +1(613)2412695 | Fax: +1(613)2412693 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Fantastic central location near Byward Market

The property's location is rated highly by guests, as it is near Byward Market and National Gallery. Furthermore, it is closely situated to many major establishments such as shopping centres, restaurants, bars, and Parliament buildings.

Efficient staff assistance

Most guests loved the helpful service rendered by the staff. The whole team even the breakfast and housekeeping employees were all cordial and friendly yet professional. They were more than willing to help guests with their needs as well as demonstrate knowledge by skillfully answering all questions thrown by the guests.

First class breakfast selection!

The common positive reviews are from guests who had enjoyed the wide selection of breakfast food offered daily. The quality of the food and even the overall cleanliness of the dining area were exceptional, and guests were impressed with the high quality service of the servers.

Negative Reviews

Limited parking space

Most of the negative reviews were focused on the lack of enough parking spaces provided for the guests. The parking slots allotted were normally full so many previous guests had no choice but to park in the underground areas or any other paid public parking areas which was quite expensive, challenging, and inconvenient.

Noisy air-conditioning system

Guests complained about the uncontrollable and disturbing noise coming from the air conditioning systems within the rooms. It was very noisy and some guests even described their experience to be similar to sleeping next to an actual engine.

Poorly functional lift

Aside from the small size and old smell of the lift, guests also had issues with its slow performance which was quite annoying for those who were in a hurry. There was only one lift on-site, a hassle for a large number of people who needed to use the lift all at the same time.

Rating Overview

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8.6 out of 10 based on 1465 reviews