HOTEL REVIEW | ALBERT AT BAY SUITE HOTEL

The Albert at Bay Suite Hotel is a hotel found in the heart of downtown Ottawa, Ontario. Not only does it boast having the largest hotel rooms in all the city but it was also the recipient of a certificate of excellence in 2015.

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Location

Conveniently located in downtown Ottawa this hotel is close to all the best hot spots in the city. The Albert at Bay Suite Hotel is only 1 kilometer away from the parliament building as well as the best shopping areas such as Byward Market, Rideau Centre, and Sparks street. It is also a walking distance from most restaurants and shopping malls.

 

Services & Amenities

Atop the hotel’s rooftop terrace you will experience breathtaking views of the city. Equipped with lounge chairs and benches, the terrace is a great place to hang out and snap some photos of the amazing views. Located just a few feet from the terrace is the all equipped gym that boasts equally as gorgeous views while you work out. There are also two saunas in the bathrooms of the gym. Located at the bottom of the hotel is the Black Bear Pub and the Bay Street Bistro. The Bay Street Bistro is an Italian style restaurant which offer breakfast, lunch, and supper options. The Black Bear Pub is a Scottish pub which is a great place to go to enjoy great food and try the multiple kinds of malts that they offer. Both restaurants are a good option if you don’t want to stray too far from your hotel room and you can even order room service from the bistro. The hotel also offers a 24 hours convenience store located right off the lobby. The store offers anything you may need from food to toiletries.

All the rooms come with free wifi and cable tvs which is great since some places you do need to pay extra for internet. Though the hotel does not offer outdoor parking there is a underground parking garage available for a fee. At first I didn’t like the whole idea of having to pay extra for parking but the parking garage is very secure and I felt much more at ease knowing where my car was and I didn’t need to worry about parking on the street. We also had a little mishap where our toilet got clogged and within 10-15 minutes the repairman had fixed it and left which was amazing.

 

Rooms

First things first the rooms in this hotel are huge and beautiful considering how cheap it is to stay here. This hotel boasts that it has the biggest rooms of all hotels in Ottawa. Since this hotel consists of suites rather than regular rooms it offers much more needed space especially if you are staying here with a group of people. The rooms are equipped with full kitchens, separate living room, separate rooms, as well as a balcony. My first impression when walking into the room was just how clean everything looked and smelled. The lobby and hallways are equally as clean smelling and looking as the rooms. The rooms also came with everything you could ever think you would need including a full set of cookware, dishes, and even patio furniture for the balcony. Though we requested not to receive any cleaning done from the maids since we were only there for 2 nights, the sheets on the beds were very clean and fresh smelling when we arrived into the room.

The one thing I was worried about when I saw where the hotel was located was the noise from all the cars and people outside. Since the hotel is in downtown Ottawa there was lots of traffic and people around. The windows and sliding doors did a great job at cancelling out the noise from outside which allowed for a peaceful sleep. The air conditioning in the hotel room was also a huge advantage as the days that we were in the city were very hot.

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Overall Review

Overall this is for sure one of the best hotels that I have ever stayed in. The views are spectacular, it’s close to everything which makes thing easier if you are visiting the city for the first time, the price is good, and the staff are very friendly. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a spacious yet well priced place to stay while in Ottawa. They also offer rooms for business meetings if ever you are in the city for work. This hotel definitely lives up to it’s name and I’m very glad that I got to have such a good experience here.

For more information or to make a reservation visit the Albert at Bay Suite hotel‘s website.

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