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, newspapers, instant hot beverages, guest computer with high speed access, 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
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
This room is quiet and shady, with a Queen bed, TV/VCR, desk, A/C and reading chair
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.
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.
A larger guestroom with king bed or twin beds if you prefer, dresser, wing-back chair, A/C, TV/VCR, clock-radio
Our most economical room with queen bed, dresser, A/C, clock-radio $60 sgl. $80 dbl.
A large room with queen bed, desk, dresser, A/C, TV/VCR, clock-radio and a 4 piece private bath
Conveniently located on the main floor, there is a private 2 piece washroom, queen bed, TV/VCR, A/C, dresser, parsons bench, clock-radio
This large guestroom has a sitting area, king bed or twins if you prefer, dresser, love seat, clock-radio
A quiet shady room with a queen bed, sitting area, dresser, clock-radio.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Centretown, Elgin St., Golden Triangle, Pretoria Bridge, Rideau Canal, City, Downtown
Ottawa, ON, Canada (YOW) 10 miles
South on airport parkway to Bronson ave. Bronson to Metcalfe St. left on Elgin 4 blocks to Frank St. Turn right and we are the 4th house on left.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, ByWard Market, Royal Canadian Mint, National Gallery, Parliament Hill, Aeronautical Museum, Nat. War Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Kayaking, National Gallery, Museum of Civilization, Meach Lake, Gatineau Park, Chateau Montebello, Kingsmere Estate, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast
Computer, In-room internet, Desk, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, TV, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone
tennis raquets, Free WiFi Network, bicycles
Laura's skills with crafts and Dave's architectural skills are evidenced in the tasteful decor.