ALT Hotel Ottawa

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

Unlike many of the larger cities in Canada, Ottawa lacks in trendy hotels for travels to stay at while visiting the capitol of Canada. Earlier this year I had the pleasure to tour Le Germain’s new chic hotel, the ALT Hotel Ottawa which ideally located right downtown on Slater Street, across the street from major transit and a short walk away from the Rideau Center and Parliament buildings.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

ALT Hotels, which are located in several major cities across Canada, focus on a no-frills-chic concept where modern design is offered for a standard affordable price.

 

Check In

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

Upon arriving at the hotel for my staycation I was greeted by warm and friendly staff who were outstanding. Checking in went quickly, and within minutes I had my key and was ready to see my room.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

I was blown away by the welcome package which was left in my room. Seriously who ever drew the welcome sign thank-you so much it put a huge smile on my face. In addition to the more standard features of maps and cities guides, I adored how the ALT Hotel had a printed sheet with local events and activities that were taking place while I was staying at the hotel, which is such a handy feature for travelers.

 

My Room

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

The ALT Hotel offers 2 types of rooms, with the only difference being a number of beds in the room, there are rooms with 1 bed or 2 beds. The room I stayed in was the 1 bed room.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

I appreciated the minimal design, which offered everything I needed to provide a relaxing break.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

Just behind the bed, there was a small coffee station which had several roasts of coffee, a small detail that made this gal who loves dark roast extra happy to find she had a choice of coffee roasts.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

Across from the bed was a spacious desk area with USB outlets to charge your tech essentials and a large TV.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

The room also featured a large comfortable accent chair, a full-length mirror, and good sized closet for storing clothes.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

The bathroom was very well lit and offered a small mirror on the wall perfect for putting on makeup. Yet the real glory of hotel suite had to be the shower.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

The spacious shower had a dense water flow showerhead and a rather sexy see through feature into the bedroom which also brought lots of natural light into the shower.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

The only thing I did find odd, was the bed didn’t face the see through shower, so I guess the panel was designed more for natural light than a sexy feature for couples.

Around The Hotel

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

Unlike most hotels the ALT Hotel in Ottawa does not have a hotel restaurant, but a restaurant in the hotel would be overkill as the prime location right downtown places it within a few minutes walk from several great restaurants including Clover, Sansotei Ramen, or if you are looking for a bar with a plethora of beer options make sure to check out the Bier Market.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

The ALT Hotel in Ottawa does offer a bar and coffee shop on the main floor where you can grab a quick breakfast and a latte or a glass of wine.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

Right next to the bar there also is a pool table next to the bar that is a great spot to meet other hotel guests for a quick game before you head out for the night.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review
ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

While exploring the hotel I was marveling about some of  the modern furniture such as the red knot chair or wine cork stools and cage light bulb fixtures, which adds to the chic vibe of the hotel.

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review

ALT Hotel Ottawa Review
Each floor in the hotel has its own bright color, which is combined with exposed cement, houndstooth wallpaper, and a white textured illuminated wall feature which will appeal to trendy travelers. 
ALT Hotel Ottawa Review
All ALT Hotels also have a large multi-colored mural wall filled with photos across Canada that you need to dedicate some time to view all the spectacular images.

For $159 a night, the ALT Hotel Ottawa is a much-needed addition to Ottawa for trendy and modern travels looking to stay in the heart of the city for an affordable rate. I love this hotel, and will recommend anyone visiting my hometown to stay here.

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4 Comments

  1. Matt
    August 8, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    I didn’t even realize this hotel had opened. Nice, I’m going to have to tell my parents about this hotel for when they visit Ottawa this fall.

  2. Elli P
    August 8, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    Your right the shower feature is amazing, talk about a honeymoon suite feature. Yowzah

  3. August 10, 2016 / 2:34 am

    I love the style of this hotel: hip and modern, without overdoing it. And I agree, a full on-site restaurant is unnecessary because the location is absolutely KILLER. Countless places to eat for just about any type of food are just a short walk away, not to mention the Rideau Centre mall, Byward Market, the parliament buildings, the National Gallery, and major bus routes to take you anywhere else in the city.

  4. Yan Hay
    August 19, 2016 / 1:23 am

    I would like to see side tables on both sides of the bed!!!

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