Neighbourhood

We’re surrounded by restaurants and shops, and within steps of Ottawa’s most cherished attractions. Here is our top picks!

Coming to Ottawa? Get your VISIT OTTAWA PASS, a virtual attractions pass which rolls admission to seven attractions into one price point and easy to use virtual ticket. You can choose between the 1-Day Visit Ottawa Pass, valid for 24 hours after first use, or the 3-Day Visit Ottawa Pass, valid for 72 hours after first use. For all the details and the get your pass, visit https://visitottawapass.ca/

Our best restaurants to go in Ottawa

Ouf course we invite you to try Cocotte Bistro, an elegant French bistro with contemporary vibes located directly in our hotel. But here are some other suggestions on our favorite restaurants in Ottawa.

- Gezellig: Canadian cuisine with a convivial, cosy and nice atmosphere. More info >

 

- Datsun: Steamed bun, noodles & dumplings. More info > 

 

- Gitanes Burger: Turning fast-food nostalgia into incredible burgers. More info >

 

- North & Navy: A northern Italian kitchen. More info >

 

- Cantina Gia: Crafted southern Italian food, wine and curated grocery. More info >

Our best bars to go in Ottawa

Are you on the lookout for the most poppin’ Cool Bars in Ottawa? Then we have you covered!

- Flora Hall Brewing: Friendly horseshoe bar, big Hall with communal tables and a warm mezzanine bar . More info >

 

- El Furniture Warehouse: Serving food & cocktails, also with nightly DJs & a rooftop patio. More info >

 

- Union Local 613: Great cocktails served in an intriguing, grotto-like wooden basement. More info >

 

- Charlotte:  a buzzy lounge with mid century decor serving craft cocktails, beer & wine. More info >

 

- Lowertown Brewery: A Canadian comfort fare served with craft beer & cocktails in casual digs with a spacious patio. More info >

Our best museums to visit in Ottawa

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Gothic spires of the Parliament buildings, Ontario's renowned Rideau Canal, and an abundance of meticulously maintained public gardens, Ottawa leaves a lasting impression. This captivating city boasts monumental museums and galleries that rival its awe-inspiring surroundings.

- Canadian Museum Of History: The Canadian history hall is an interactive floor that takes you through the history of our great country and besides all the other displays, there are many Instagram worthy locations outside and within the building to capture its unique architecture and design. More info >

 

- Diefenbunker: Take a tour of the clandestine space 75 feet below the surface. More info >

 

- National Gallery of Canada: One of the country’s premiere places to see visual art, and don't miss the 30-foot-high bronze spider out front! More info >

 

- Canadian Museum of Nature: Animal lover? Don’t miss this one near with natural history and science in four main collections over seven galleries from the ocean floor and up. More info >

 

- Canada Aviation and Space Museum: This museum is considered one of the best of its kind in the world, thanks to modern architecture outside and authentic hangar design inside, 130 aircraft and artifacts in mint condition, films and demos, a flight simulator and more! More info >

 

- Canadian War Museum: Discover Canada's rich military history at the Canadian War Museum through artifacts, personal accounts, works of art, photographs and interactive exposition. More info >

 

- Royal Canadian Mint: Family-friendly tours that celebrate our history, craftsmanship and commitment to celebrating Canadian milestones and people through the art of coins. More info>

 

- Bytown Museum: Explore the stories of an evolving city and its residents from its early days. More info >

Our must seen or do in Ottawa

- National Arts Centre: Catch a wide variety of orchestra, dance, variety, and English, French and Indigenous theatre shows at the only bilingual, multidisciplinary performing arts centre in Canada. More info >

 

- Rideau Canal: A visit to the historic Rideau Canal is a must! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a major attraction that weaves its way gracefully through Ottawa’s charming downtown core. More info >

 

- ByWard Market: The premier destination for shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and professional services with a local farmers’ market and artisans. More info >

 

- Uppliva Spa: A nordic-style spa offering a sauna & steam circuit, hot stone massage, body treatments & wildcrafted spa treatments. More info >

 

- Ottawa’s sandy beaches:  They’re beautiful spots for swimming, barbecuing, picnicking or simply relaxing on a summer day. More info > 


- Rideau Center:  Enjoy a premier shopping mall experience at CF Rideau Centre. Mall offerings include hundreds of brand name stores, restaurants, and entertainment. More info > 

 

- Lansdowne Park: A world-class attraction that blends modern amenities, courtyards, heritage buildings and green space. More info >

Our best family activities to do in Ottawa

Not only is it a beautiful city to visit, but there are a ton of fun things to do in Ottawa with kids! Whether you are the outdoorsy type, an adventure seeker, or you prefer history and museums, you are sure to find something that sparks some interest in this incredible city. You can also enjoy our own facilities with our game room with a basketball court, ping pong table, mini put and game boards! 

- Interzip: Soar over the Ottawa River more than 36 metres in the air and enjoy a spectacular 360° view. More info >

 

- Canadian Children Museum: Travel to beloved destinations: a Mexican kitchen, the open-air market, and the cargo ship. Visit the family Studio and play in the Kid’s Café. More info >

 

- The City by Bicycle: When the weather is warm, there is no better way to see Ottawa, than to take advantage of all the wonderful paved bike paths. More info >

 

- Canada Science and Technology Museum: A highly digital experience for the whole family – igniting visitors with a passion for science and inspiring the next generation of Canadian innovators. More info >

 

- Little Ray's Nature Centre: One of the largest exotic animal rescues in North America. More info >

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