RIDEAU INN Bed&Breakfast

177 Frank St , Ottawa, ON K2P0X4 Canada (Show map)


Welcome to the charming, Rideau Inn, circa 1916, in the heart of Canada's gracious capital, Ottawa. We offer 10 large, guestrooms, 2 with private baths, one with private sun porch. Guests are assured maximun privacy and friendly staff and enjoy a comfortable Living room with fireplace, formal dining room and fully equipped kitchen (where you may prepare light meals), a private sunny roof deck, and shady front verandah overlooking the shady park across the street. Free ammenities include a WiFi network, video library, local calls, instant hot beverages, guest computer, ice skates and more. Vibrant Elgin Street's many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs are at our door and Ottawa's national sites are just a short walk away. Online Reservation click "Visiting Website"



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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service3.9
  • Value3.6
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Onsite Dining3.1

Staying at the Rideau View Inn

3.2 on November 16, 2011

I would highly recommend staying at the Rideau Inn Bed and Breakfast. I frequently travel to Ottawa on business and alway stay at the Rideau Inn. The house has character and charm and is always clean and presentable. I have stayed in most of the rooms and always find regardless of the room that my stay is enjoyable, all rooms have comfortable beds and the self serve breakfast is bountiful with a wide variety of choice. Daytime staff are eager to please and work hard to meet your expectations. I find this establishment is excellent value for the money and I have never had a conceern about staying there. Garry

A good place to stay

3.6 on March 05, 2009

I chose Rideau Inn because of its location and also because of the price-performance ratio, after studying reviews for a lot of B&B places in Ottawa. I liked very much the way this house was re-designed and modernized in a sensitive way, respecting the old and modernizing were necessary. I also liked the creative way the rooms are designed as individual as their names are. The rooms are cosy. Many people might not like the fact that the breakfast is self-service - but on the other hand you can have breakfast very early if you want or need to. And then there are nice places to spend time in the house, living rooms with TV and VCR and many books as well as a nice porch. It is possible to prepare oneself a light meal. Laura, who is in the inn during the day, is very nice and helpful. The only negative point: I did not like the jam and jelly too much, I suppose better quality is available, too, in Canadian supermarkets.


2.0 on February 23, 2009

The best thing about this place is its location; you can easily get to many Ottawa attractions on foot or by bus from it. However...the self-serve food is very basic, not healthy or special in any way; we started our stay by noticing expired milk products and dumping the bad ones down the sink. There are two showers to serve about 8 rooms' worth of guests! We heard stories of people having to take cold showers. Perhaps worst of all, the manager seemed moody and verging on the unprofessional. We didn't get the impression that she likes what she does very much. While we were there, she actually kicked out a couple who had objected to her charging their credit card without asking them first, which created a very tense atmosphere. Some of the rooms are very nice, but overall our experience was disappointing.

no service

4.0 on August 11, 2008

I didn't stay at the B & B due to the fact that no one from the Inn attempted to contact me. I am not sure how this service was supposed to work, but I am extremely disappointed with the experience. Jennifer

A friendly and convenient place

3.6 on July 15, 2008

It was our first time in Ottawa, and Laura helped make our stay a very pleasant one. She was more than friendly and accommodating. The room was nice, though we probably will reserve a room with a larger bed next time. If I would change anything, I would suggest a little more food variety...maybe a couple more sugar-free cereal choices and soy milk for those of us with dairy issues. Maybe even have instant oatmeal available? I definitely recommend staying here. It's convenient to downtown and Elgin St., where a lot seems to be happening. Laura was very friendly. The rooms were clean and the atmosphere was nice, overall.

Friendly hotel

4.4 on July 13, 2008

Good stay at these friendly hotel, the best value was Laura's attentions

A lesson

4.0 on June 03, 2008

I could not get a room at the Rideau Inn- booked so I stayed at another place advertized by the association. It was a DUMP. When I saw the beautiful spotless rooms and bathrooms and loads of towels, I could not believe what an error I made. So hopefully next time it will not be booked.

felt like home

4.4 on June 15, 2007

We stayed here for 2 nights and it was really fun. The place is so clean and pretty and the people are very friendly. We loved the BC room and our bed was even bigger than a king bed. I really miss the place and would definately like to go back and tell my friends about it too.

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Rooms & Rates


our largest guestroom, with ornamental fireplace, a king bed or twins if you prefer and a sunny south view to St. Lukes park across the street $90 sgl. $110 dbl.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 110 - $CAD 110


This room is quiet and shady, with a Queen bed, TV/VCR, desk, A/C and reading chair $90 sgl. $110 dbl.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 110 - $CAD 110


located at the rear of the 2nd floor, this guestroom has a queen bed, reading chair, dresser, TV/VCR, A/C, clockradio and a 4 piece private bath. $100 sgl. $120 dbl.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 120 - $CAD 120


In the warm months enjoy a private 2nd floor sun porch off this guestroom. A 3rd can sleep on the hide-a-bed, and the room has a queen bed, dresser, A/C, clock radio. $90 sgl. $110 dbl.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 110 - $CAD 110


A larger guestroom with king bed or twin beds if you prefer, dresser, wing-back chair, A/C, TV/VCR, clock-radio. $80 sgl. $100 dbl.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 100 - $CAD 100


Our most economical room with queen bed, dresser, A/C, clock-radio $70 sgl. $90 dbl.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 90 - $CAD 90

Northern Room

A large room with queen bed, desk, dresser, A/C, TV/VCR, clock-radio and a 4 piece private bath. $100 sgl. $120 dbl.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 120 - $CAD 120


Conveniently located on the main floor, there is a private 2 piece washroom, queen bed, TV/VCR, A/C, dresser, parsons bench, clock-radio. $90 sgl. $110 dbl.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 110 - $CAD 110


This large guestroom has a sitting area, king bed or twins if you prefer, dresser, love seat, clock-radio $70 sgl. $90 dbl.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 90 - $CAD 90


A quiet shady room with a queen bed, sitting area, dresser, clock-radio. $70 sgl. $90 dbl.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 90 - $CAD 90


comprised of the Saskatchewan room and Manitoba room plus a living room with hide-a-bed, TV, bath and kitchenette/dining nook. Great for a family or group of 6.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $CAD 220 - $CAD 220

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Location Type

Centretown, Golden Triangle, Elgin St., Pretoria Bridge, Rideau Canal, City, Downtown


Ottawa, ON, Canada (YOW) 10 miles

Directions to property:

From the 417 exit at Matcalfe st. Follow Metcalfe to Elgin St. Turn left at the lights and drive 4 short blocks to Frank St. Turn right and we are a few houses in on your left at 177.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Aeronautical Museum, ByWard Market, Nat. War Museum, National Gallery, Parliament Hill, Royal Canadian Mint, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , tennis raquets, bicycles, Free WiFi Network

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Kayaking, Chateau Montebello, National Gallery, Museum of Civilization, Meach Lake, Gatineau Park, Kingsmere Estate, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 1pm
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only verandah
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 2 weeks notice otherwise 1 night will be charged unless the room can be rebooked in 2 weeks leading up to cancellation




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All-you-can-enjoy buffet

  • Time Served: 5am-10:30am
  • Serving Location: roof deck, Dining Room