What characterizes the city's hotel scene are the unusually high percentage of suite hotels -- a reflection of the number of expense-conscious people who come to town on long-term government business -- and B&Bs, which cater to the large number of summer tourists on a budget. You can find some very chic rooms at Ottawa's top hotels -- particularly at Brookstreet, Hilton Lac-Leamy, and ARC The.Hotel -- but this is not a city that aims to wow you with over-the-top accommodations.

What you will find in Ottawa are some great views -- especially from higher, north-facing rooms at the Fairmont Ch√Ęteau Laurier, the Westin Hotel, and the Delta Ottawa Hotel & Suites -- and hotels that are within walking distance to all the major downtown attractions. If you're used to paying in excess of C$200 a night in large cities, you may be pleasantly surprised at Ottawa's hotel rates; it's quite possible to find comfortable accommodations for much less than you'll pay in other cities of comparable size and interest.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.