The beautiful city of Ottawa has many attractions for families and several top hotels geared towards making kids and parents comfortable and entertained.
There are also hotels across the border to Quebec in Gatineau. There is lots to do in this area so don't forget to check out out Best Things to do in Ottawa with Kids article.
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Kids get a free welcome gift and in the lobby there are popcorn and candy floss stations on special occasions. The hotel is conveniently located near Parliament Hill. There is an indoor pool, two playrooms, a Teen Game Room with Wii, Xbox and TV and a Kids’ Zone with a climbing tree fort, air-hockey, mini-golf and more. The hotel has a Family Discovery Package worth looking into. There is a Starbucks onsite and a Spin Kitchen restaurant which offer a kids’ Menu. Most rooms can accommodate a family of four and there are connecting rooms available. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yowmc-ottawa-marriott-hotel/
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
One of the top family-friendly hotels in the city and it looks like a castle! The Fairmont offers a pool for all ages (6am-10pm), child-size bathrobes on request, coloring books and crayons at check-in, kids 5 and under eat free from the kid’s menu and children 6-11 eat for half price from the regular menu. The hotel has put a healthy twist of children’s favorite foods. You can also have parental-control on your TV and for a fee can have in-room movies. The rooms are spacious and there are one room and two bedroom suites with one King and two Queen beds. Cribs are available and there are connecting rooms. Ask about the family Ottawa Museum Package. http://www.fairmont.com/laurier-ottawa/
Albert at Bay Suite Hotel
Trip Advisor’s top pick for a family-friendly hotel. The one and two bedroom suites with living room are spacious and some have a fully equipped kitchenette. The Downtown location is convenient to all the attractions. There is a 24 hour convenience store, two restaurant (one with an all-you-can-eat Italian Feast offer), coffee maker, business center, hotel computers, fitness center and excellent service. http://www.albertatbay.com/
Centrally located on the Rideau Canal this hotel borders on being a luxury hotel. It has an excellent kids’ club and children 4-12 are greeted with a gift bag on arrival. Younger kids also get a bag of goodies and baby items. In the restaurant there is a full kids’ menu. There is an indoor saltwater heated pool open 6:30am-10pm, sun deck, sauna, whirlpool and jogging path. Cribs and rollaway beds are available and you can check-out videos to watch in your room. Parents will love the White Tea bath toiletries, coffee maker with Starbucks coffee and the 24 hour room service. http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1083
Hotel Indigo Ottawa
This is an award winning Downtown hotel with reasonable rates. The Phi Bistro and Bar together with the Starbucks onsite has a kids’ menu. Rooms have iHome, iPad Docking Stations, coffee makers, there is room service and best of all kids 17 and younger stay free in their parent’s room using existing bedding. Rooms can accommodate up to four guests. If you are new parents ask about the New Parents Escape Package. http://www.ottawadowntownhotel.com/
Best Western Plus Victoria Park Suites
his is a well priced, centrally located hotel with spacious family rooms complete with a kitchenette, free continental breakfast and WiFi. The hotel has a 24 hour front desk, fitness center and has both single and double bedroom suites. There is a coin operated 24 hour laundry, in-room movies, hotel computers for guest use and there are cribs available. http://www.bestwestern.com/