Downtown BnB & Spa

263 McLeod Street , Ottawa, ON K2P 1A1 Canada (Show map)


DOWNTOWN BED & BREAKFAST Walking distance to U.S. Embassy, Parliament Hill & most attractions. Next to the Museum of Nature Breakfast included! Children & Pets Welcome! Heart Healthy vegetarian Breakfasts served! 263 McLeod Street Ottawa. Ontario Downtown Bed & Breakfast & Spa is in the heart of Canada's capitol city, Ottawa. You are walking distance to the U.S. Embassy, restaurants and exciting nightlife. Downtown Bed & Breakfast, formerly "Natural Choice" is a serene yet exotic delight. Your hosts Hari and Siri are your gateway to a capitol city. We are your calm retreat after a busy day. We are located across the street from the Museum of Nature and its well-treed park. A lush organic garden greets you as you walk up the brick path. The architectural large windows make this home almost as sunny as your hosts' warm and friendly smiles. We offer free parking.



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  • Guest room3.4
  • Service3.7
  • Value3.5
  • Cleanliness3.4
  • Onsite Dining3.3

People, don't go there!

1.2 on July 29, 2011

It's not acceptable attitude to the tourists and those who had paid for a night and breakfast - we have got dirty room and no breakfast that a have paid for! They told us postfactum that they are not serve breakfast after 9 am. They are just need your payment made and you could not come at all!

Innkeeper Response
They wanted breakfast at 11.30. The rooms are very clean.

- Harimandir Khalsa (innkeeper)

You do not get what you pay for

1.2 on September 26, 2010

The place is well located but in no exchange with the required price. We now have 4 weeks of experience in B&B and really were shocked when entering that space. Parking in the backyard and seeing the garbage and clutter there should have been a warning. The room was poor and we had the idea to sleep on some plastic and rough subsurface meant to be a mattress and felt uneasy. The attached pictures of the rooms do not show the truth. The hosts are friendly. We do not bother about being a Sikh but somehow they seem to neglect their house big time. In fact this is a trashy and grubby place. The breakfast consists of a toast and Cheerios or Bran Flakes, and if wanted a juice, some fruits and marmelade. Vegetarian and organic not at all. To name it Gourmet is impertinent. The service appears almost grudging. We finished our breakfast and just wanted to leave fast. Their own description of their product/service is not applicable. Their advertising is incorrect and seems to jusitfy this price. For sure we do not recoomend this place and per the rules the Canadian Bed&Breakfast places are subject of (per our information) they should be inspected.

Innkeeper Response
Our house was reviewed in Gardens of Ottawa has a beautiful house that is over 100 years old.

- Harimandir Khalsa (innkeeper)

Nice B&B in Ottawa

2.8 on November 26, 2009

Nice B&B, good location.

Great place to stay

4.4 on August 23, 2009

The house is clean and the hosts are very friendly. The only shortcoming is that it's a little too hot for the day, but it cools down during the night.

A gem!

4.2 on July 31, 2009

There's something special about this place. I felt like I'd returned home as soon as I stepped in. All the rooms were very tidy and neat, the bathrooms were lovely and the hosts are most welcoming and kind. The location is amazing! Right in front of the Nature Museum and just a short walk from all there is to see and do in Ottawa. I left feeling refreshed and replenished thanks to the Spa treatment. I'd go back anytime!

Como en casa !

4.0 on May 29, 2009

Nos hemos sentido como en casa !, asi podríamos resumir nuestra estancia aqui. Nos ha agradado el sitio: tranquilo y apacible. Su situación: cerca del centro y a un paso de la central de autobuses. Y nos ha agradado el trato recibido por los dueños: afable, amistoso sin llegar a ser, como a veces pasa, atosigante. En suma, estamos muy satisfechos.

Great Location and comfortable stay

3.4 on May 18, 2009

Stayed for two nights. Within walking distance to everything. A spa right at the same location - walk from your room to a facial/massage down the hall! Comfortable and good service.

What a wonderful stay

4.4 on February 07, 2009

What a wonderful four days I had staying here at the Downtown B&B. This was my first visit to Ottawa and I felt right at home. The hosts Siri and Hari were both very friendly and always welcomed company and a good conversation. Although I was traveling solo, I was fortunate to have been given the large room which was clean and very cozy. I slept extremely well and found it very comfortable. I had a Craniosacral therapy treatment from the spa which was absolutely incredible. Siri has an extraordinary understanding of the human body, alternative medicine and the science of yoga. Her 35 years of experience (if I am not mistaken) shows in the treatments... the level of precision is incredible, the smallest detail is relevant, all the subtleties accounted for. Beautiful work. The price was very reasonable & the location was absolutely perfect. Everything that I need was walking distance. My only concern would be breakfast. I typically do not eat instant foods or dry cereals which is what was offered. A bowl of cooked oatmeal would have been just fine. Inquiring with the guests about different breakfast options along with dietary restrictions would perhaps be something to consider. Thanks again Siri & Hari for opening your doors and providing a warm and quite timely stay. I will certainly be giving you a call if I head your way again. Sat Nam, Justin

We Will Be Back!

5 on December 12, 2008

My entire band entourage of 6 people stayed at Downtown Bed & Breakfast while we were in Ottawa recently to deliver a concert. The rooms were cozy and beautiful, the service friendly and efficient and the food was scrumptious!! Thanks to the entire staff for making our stay so delightful. We will be back! GuruGanesha

"Uptown" accommodations in Downtown Ottawa

5 on December 09, 2008

I honestly felt spoiled here. Every aspect of our stay was wonderful. The innkeepers took great care of us. The space is so cozy, and contains everything you'd need to have a comfortable stay. Breakfast was yummy; much to choose from. And all the other guests we met were so sweet; made it fun to "hang out" at the breakfast table. I'd highly recommend Downtown BnB.

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Rooms & Rates


Two double beds, family friendly, pet friendly (extra fees), free WiFi internet access, telephone in dining area, patio in front, picnic table in forest garden in back w/pond, theme rooms, English garden in front, complimentary tea, coffee, herbals 24/7 in dining area. Hair dryer in bathroom. Additional fees apply for guests over double occupancy. Your 200 foot square room has a lovely view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $CAD 119.99 - $CAD 139.99

East Room

Double bed, WiFi internet access, telephone in living room, theme rooms, family friendly, pets welcome (extra fees apply), complimentary tea, coffee, tisanes (herbal tea) 24/7 in dining area, enclosed porch, picnic table out back, English garden in front, forest garden w/pond in back. Your 120 square foot room is under the maple trees.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $CAD 99.99 - $CAD 99.99

West Room

Double bed, WiFi internet access, telephone in living room, theme rooms, family friendly, pets welcome (extra fees apply), complimentary tea, coffee, tisanes (herbal tea) 24/7 in dining area, enclosed porch, picnic table out back, English garden in front, forest garden w/pond in back. Your 120 square foot room is under the maple trees.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $CAD 99.99 - $CAD 99.99

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Ottawa, ON, Canada (YOW) 11 miles

Directions to property:

Arriving by bus: We are a five-minute walk from the Ottawa bus station. From the station, turn left on Kent Street, then take the third right onto McLeod Street (You will be going east, toward the Rideau Canal). We are at 263 McLeod, a block and a half away. Arriving by train: We are a five-minute cab ride from the Ottawa train station ($8-10/trip). The train station is also served by public buses, but the bus fares are not much cheaper than the taxi ride and far more inconvenient. Arriving by car: From the west or south (Toronto or the United States), take Highway 416 North to Highway 417 East (known in Ottawa as the Queensway). From Highway 417 East, exit at Metcalfe Street (exit 119), the second exit after Bronson Avenue. From the east (Montreal or the United States) take Highway 417 West into Ottawa. Exit at Metcalfe Street (exit 119), the first exit after Nicholas Street-Mann Avenue. View an enlarged map If you are driving straight to Ottawa from the United States, take Highway 81 North from Syracuse, and exit at Fort Drum. Proceed to Ogdensburg, NY (through Watertown and many scenic little villages) and cross the border at the Port of Ogdensburg. This route is hours shorter than the Thousand Islands route, and it is fun to see upstate New York.

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Bath robes, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Coffee/Tea facilities on site

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required There is a $20.00 charge for pets
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: The full amount of the booking.
  • Cancellations: We require 10 days advance notice of cancellation. If you cancel with less than 10 days notice, or if you simply do not show up, you will be charged for the entire stay you had made. We are a small business. When we accept your reservation, we are refusing others. Please consider our hospitality and our availability for others and make sure we understand your travel plans clearly.
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  • Time Served: 7-9AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, Allergies, Tell us your needs.

Signature Dish

Service with a Smile

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