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Auberge McGee's Inn

185 Daly Avenue , Ottawa, ON K1N6E8 Canada (Show map)

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Located downtown, McGee's Inn was built in 1886, and is a well-preserved Victorian landmark. An award winning Inn we were featured as a prize on Wheel of Fortune 2 years running. All 14 rooms are individually decorated & have private baths, free local calls, hi-speed internet access, A/C, many have 12' ceilings, fridges. Our 3 luxurious suites have jacuzzis and fireplaces. The Parlor is large and bright with 12' ceilings and one of the original cherry-wood fireplace. A full breakfast is served in the dining room as well as in the parlor. We offer on-site (limited) parking at $7.50 (you must leave your keys so we can accommodate everyone.




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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

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Great experience!

4.2 on February 06, 2015

We loved our stay. The B&B is close to everything. The room was fantastic. the service excellent. I would recommend it without hesitation.

Always an enjoyable stay at McGee's

3.4 on September 24, 2014

For the Canadian history (or sports) buff, staying at McGee's Inn is a delight. For everyone else, it is also wonderful: a convenient downtown location (Sandy Hill, near the U of Ott., easy walk to Parliament Hill and By Ward Market); friendly owners and super-friendly breakfast servers/housekeepers; comfortable, beautifully decorated and well appointed rooms (we have stayed both in historic rooms and the annex); and a delicious and filling breakfast (fruit, yogurt, cereals, and lots of main course choices).


5 on September 22, 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay, everyone was so helpful. Great location to explore central Ottawa by walking.. The hostes are so pround of the house and the history of it. Breakfasts are out of this world.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for all your kind words. We are indeed proud of our house and the interesting collections that we like to share with our guests.

Different room

3.6 on September 01, 2014

My room was not the one I reserved on internet. They had rented my room for the whole week. I had no choice to take another room. I was not pleased at all.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We're sorry you were not pleased with the change of room. However, we are quite clear on our website and confirmation that we can upgrade guests if necessary. Most guests are quite happy when they are given a room that is an upgrade at no extra cost.

Awesome stay.

4.6 on August 09, 2014

We had an awesome time this summer. Great family run business-you can tell they take pride in their work. Perfect location. Walkable to popular downtown destinations. Right near parliament hill. Ask about the golf packages-I didn't have time but some great deals to be had! Thanks again I'll be back for sure!

Innkeeper Response
We are always happy when a guests enjoys their stay as you obviously did. We certainly appreciate returns guests and hope to welcome you back again.

Nearly perfect

4.6 on August 09, 2014

Staying at McGee's is as much a part of the Canada Day tradition as fireworks. Great stay once again. Everything was perfect except the ribs were a little dry. Not very dry, just not as juicy as they have been in past years.

Stellar Stay!

5 on August 09, 2014

Best place in Ottawa to stay. Great family run Inn and extremely hospitable. Located in the heart of the city, close to all tourist attractions and great value all around. Great for families too! Thanks again Armstrong family!

Expectations EXCEEDED.

4.8 on July 25, 2014

A fantastic stay at this Victorian Inn-great service; fantastic food; clean rooms; and a charming atmosphere. The location is close to U of O, and the downtown core, including the Byward market. The staff were courteous and helpful and welcoming to my family and my five children-we were provided with a playpen and an air mattress and room 14 accommodated all of us beautifully and as it was upstairs it was quiet. I had been hesitant about a B&B but will choose this type of accommodation from now on and highly recommend McGees Inn.

Nice place with friendly service

4.6 on July 23, 2014

The staff at McGee's is by far the most helpful of anywhere I have ever stayed. They go the extra mile to make sure that your stay is enjoyable. I don't know if they do this all the time, but they were serving up ribs in the courtyard while I was there. There was even a live band. Not the sort of thing you expect from a BnB.

An Outstanding Stay At...

5 on July 23, 2014

McGee's Inn What a wonderful way to begin The service is blessed From all the best People I have ever meet It's comfortable cosy Clean and not noisy A perfect location To vacation I love this place!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you thank you thank you. What more can we say. We really appreciate you kind review.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 19

Queen bed, private bathroom with tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 24

Located in the extension of the main house, with it's own private entrance from the front driveway (wheelchair accessible). Queen bed, private bathroom with walk-in shower and heated tile floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 13 - The Egyptian Room

The Egyptian Room - King bed, 2 person jetted tub, fireplace, private bathroom with double shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 17 - The Family Room

1 Queen bed, 1 single bed in alcove with second TV, private bathroom with tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Room 11

Queen bed, private bathroom with tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 14

1 queen bed, 1 single bed, private bathroom located outside the room with tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 20 - The Victorian Suite

King bed, double Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 18

Queen bed, private bathroom with tub and shower. Features a large screened-in porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 21 -The Windsor Room

Queen canopy bed, private bathroom with double whirlpool tub and body spa.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 22

1 Queen bed, 1 single bed, large private screened-in porch, private bathroom with tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 15

Queen bed, private bathroom with shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 23

Located in the back extension of the main house, with it's own private entrance from the driveway at the rear of the house. Queen bed, large private bathroom with walk-in shower and heated tile floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 16 - The John McGee Room

Queen bed, fireplace, private bathroom with shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 12

2 single beds, private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Location Type



Ottawa, ON, Canada (YOW) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Exit at Nicholas off the highway 417. Turn right onto Laurier St. Turn left onto King Edward. Turn right onto Daly Ave. McGee's Inn is on the left on the following corner.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities , Free Wireless High Speed Internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3pm - 10pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside in the gardens smoking is permitted
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 48 hours notice on most reservations. Please visit for full details.



Sarah, Jason, Judy and Ken Armstrong

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: two sittings: 8am and 9am
  • Serving Location: patio/veranda on request, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

, As requested



185 Daly Avenue , Ottawa, ON K1N6E8 Canada (Show map)

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