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Sheraton Ottawa Hotel

Hotel Check: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel Ottawa, Canada

HOW MANY ROOMS? 236 rooms and suites

PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS A magnificent club lounge on the top floor and an ever-popular bar and lounge make this hotel a favorite among locals and business travelers.

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel Club Lounge

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel Club Lounge

A new restaurant and bar concept is in the works for 2018 so stay tuned.

PRICE Internet rates for a traditional room on the random dates we checked start at $145 on weekends

CONTACT Sheraton Ottawa Hotel 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5G2, Canada, tel 613-238-1500,  http://www.sheratonottawa.com/

VERDICT As a business base, this hotel is one of the most central in town, and it sees its fair share of politicians, corporate guests, and on weekends, leisure travelers. With its central position, it makes it easy to walk across town, and recent room renovations have kept it looking spiffy despite being in operate for several decades.

BACKGROUND This was once the Four Seasons, and it has enjoyed a prominent reputation in town for many years. Its bar and nightclub was always a local favorite, and these days, customers continue to pour in from the community to dine here. It helps that the neighborhood is packed with corporate and government offices.

WHERE IS IT? It is smack dab in the city center, and the walk to Parliament or Byward Market is never more than a few minutes.

WHAT’S IT LIKE? The modern lobby shows off the most recent renovations, which also made its way through the guest rooms and public areas. Next up for a remodel are the meeting rooms and restaurant. Take note of the retro-style stair railing just past the lobby that was kept as a hip reminder of the former décor despite the new contemporary spin.

ROOM FACILITIES Guest rooms deliver upon Sheraton’s clubby interior look that is showing up in remodeled properties everywhere. Patterned carpeting and fresh wallpaper set the scene for oversized king or queen beds with all-white duvets.

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel Club King

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel Club King room

Concealed on either side of the bed is a row of four power outlets, and there’s also an adjustable bedside reading light. Large, flat-screen TVs sit atop credenzas facing the bed while armchairs with ottomans rest by the windows. Bathrooms sport Sheraton’s newest toiletry product from Le Grand Bain showing scents of vetiver and lemon. Hairdryers, makeup mirrors, and curved shower rods in bathrooms are nice touches. Single-cup coffeemakers, safes, and full-length mirrors round out the perks. Numerous suite options are available, many of which prove popular for political or corporate meetings. Club-level guests enjoy access to a top-floor lounge with excellent city views where an upgraded continental breakfast, all-day drinks and snacks, and an evening cocktail reception are served. The hotel participates in the Make a Green Choice program offering guests nightly bonus loyalty program points or food and beverage credits if they opt to forgo housekeeping services on stays of two nights or longer.

RESTAURANTS AND BARS For now, the restaurant offers a mix of French and international fare, but plans are in place to create a new dining concept in 2018. The restaurant will be located to be closer to the street front given the amount of foot traffic it gets.

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel Club Carlton Grill

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel Carletong Grill

Carleton Grill serves three meals a day with a creative culinary team producing such dishes like various carpaccio, rack of lamb, fire-grilled filet mignon, and coq au vin. Sasha’s Lounge enjoys a loyal following that date back to its days as a popular nightclub although these days, the atmosphere is more subdued as a classical after-work bar and lounge. There’s also a Starbuck’s coffee bar.

LEISURE FACILITIES There’s a panoramic fitness center that guests can use with the latest equipment. The front desk can also point out popular jogging routes around the hotel.

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel local scene

Nearby Parks

BUSINESS AND MEETING FACILITIES Free wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel for anyone that joins the loyalty program. With ten meeting rooms, the hotel is well-equipped to handle conference and association groups regularly. Its proximity to the downtown core makes it entirely popular with conferees. A business center provides the option to print out boarding passes. Link@Sheraton also provides Internet-equipped computers for guests to use.

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 http://www.ramseyq.com/, on Twitter - @dailytraveltips and Instagram - @dailytraveltips

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