Was staying at this place as I had a work conference across the river in downtown Ottawa. The location is good, and it is easy to get to. I had the city view room (instead of looking across the river), but the view was nice. The lobby is nice enough, but when you take the elevator up to your floor, you can tell how dated everything is.
My room had a bit of a smoky odor to it - and the people beside me must have been smoking, as I could smell strong cigarette smoke in the alcove. The room is decently appointed, but everything is very very old. The bathroom was clean, but also very old. Paint was coming off in places, and the room seemed like it was in need of some upkeep.
Strange thing that I have seen for the first time ever - the sheet on top of the mattress was not a fitted sheet, and not tucked in, just placed on top of the mattress. I asked about this downstairs, and they said that this was normal. I have never seen this anywhere else (photo attached). If you move around a lot in bed at night, the sheet will be totally displaced. I found this to be irritating, and despite numerous requests to have it fixed, it was not done (over a several day stay).
The parking situation is odd, and you have to go a couple of blocks away to access the garage, which was poorly designed, and difficult to get in and out of.
I will say that the bed was quite comfortable, except for the weird sheet under me.
I think this will be a lot better once it is updated! As it stands, I would have reservations about staying here again! less