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Hotel Check: Delta Hotel by Marriott Ottawa CIty Centre Ottawa, Canada

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Delta Hotels Ottawa

HOW MANY ROOMS? 410 rooms and suites

PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS In the heart of the city center and only a few blocks from the Parliament building, this is an ideal spot for business travelers, leisure visitors, and diplomats. It has conference space for 1,100 and great views of the river that separates Ontario from Quebec.

PRICE Internet rates for a traditional room on the random dates we checked start at $123 on weekends

CONTACT Delta Hotel Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street North Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5T9 Canada

VERDICT This dog-friendly hotel has a contemporary design and excellent city location. Its appeal is strong for all kinds of travelers, and its modern guest rooms have the latest technology sealing the deal for road warriors.

BACKGROUND This hotel is within blocks of the Canadian capital’s main buildings and offices making this a great spot for government visitors and those interested in exploring the capital. There has been no better time to come to Canada than now given that the country is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and the capital is the best spot to begin the celebration. Each evening, a sound and light show in both English and French is performed against the backdrop of Parliament, and each Wednesday morning, there is yoga on the Parliament lawn.

WHERE IS IT? Just about 30 minutes from the airport, this hotel is convenient to dining, shopping, and business. It is also at the entrance point of the new Kontinuum underground multimedia experience, which takes advantage of the city’s new underground metro system (still under construction) to create a temporary, new age, sci-fi-type of visitor experience. It’s quite impressive while also giving a unique glimpse into how subway systems are built.

WHAT’S IT LIKE? The lobby is bright with natural light. Staffers are welcoming and spend a great deal of time with guests as they check them in and provide concierge service simultaneously. With swiveling computer screens, they can show off some of the best restaurants and sights Ottawa has to offer on the screen.

ROOM FACILITIES Towering nearly two dozen floors, the modern rooms have patterned carpeting and rich red cushioned armchairs by the panoramic windows. Air conditioning is strong, and the king or paired queen beds are topped with thick mattresses and a quartet of oversized pillows.

Delta Hotels Ottawa room

On either side of the bed are easy power outlets, speaker phones, and iPod docking stations. Flat-screen cable TVs are mounted on the walls facing the beds above long desks with nearly a dozen types of power outlets including USBs and connecting cables that sync up devices with the TV screen. Coffeemakers, safes, and full-length mirrors are located in the closets. Bathrooms offer bright mirrors with excellent lighting and convenient storage space that has towels and scented toiletry products kept tucked away.

Delta Hotels Ottawa bath

Other perks include glass shower stalls with excellent water pressure, hairdryers, and make up mirrors. Club level guests enjoy daily access for complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments, and evening snacks plus an honor bar. Guests have the option to forego housekeeping on stays of two nights or more in exchange for a daily stash of Marriott Rewards points or a food and beverage credit.

Delta Hotels Ottawa Club Lounge

Delta Hotels Ottawa Club Lounge

RESTAURANTS AND BARS The LIFT Resto Lounge serves three meals a day with a plentiful breakfast spread and lunch and dinner menus that don’t skimp on traditional Canadian fare.

Delta Hotels Ottawa Lift entry

The LIFT Resto Lounge entre

International dishes include salads, burgers, pasta, and other grilled meat and fish options. There’s also a wine tasting table hosted by the hotel’s sommelier, and the exhibition kitchen keeps guests entertained while meals are being prepared. The culinary team does its best to stock as many local ingredients and products as possible. The all-hours room service menu follows the same farm-to-table protocol.

LEISURE FACILITIES An all-hours fitness center features modern equipment, and reception is happy to show off the most panoramic jogging trails in the area. An indoor saltwater swimming pool provides the perfect spot for aquatic refreshment, which is ideal on cold Ottawa winter days. Ask at reception to make appointments for in-room massage and beauty treatments.

BUSINESS AND MEETING FACILITIES Free wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. With 17 meeting and ballrooms, the hotel is a magnet for conference groups. The maximum capacity of the largest ballroom is 1,100, and the latest audiovisual equipment is in place.

Delta Hotels Ottawa red room

Delta is in close proximity to the nearby Marriott and Sheraton hotels, both of which are part of the larger Marriott International family meaning that conferences can schedule events and host guests at all three with ease.

By Ramsey Qubein

Ramsey is a regular contributor to Business Traveler across all print, digital, web and social channels.  He travels more than 400,000 miles a year criss-crossing the globe to report on hotels, airlines, loyalty programs, and all things travel.

You can find more from Ramsey at, on Twitter - @dailytraveltips and Instagram - @dailytraveltips

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