4.6/5 Standout ()

Downtown, Ottawa

Parliament Hill. Unesco's World Heritage site. The Rideau Canal and the National War Memorial. Welcome to Downtown Ottawa. At Rideau, you are moments away from historic landmarks and gothic-style architecture. Surround yourself with beautiful parks and rivers, and stay in a foodie's paradise. Inside, warm earth tones and spacious windows make each space feel open and bright. And modern design elements complement the sleek appliances. Check out the 24/7 fitness center, or test your wits in the game room. Your choice — ping pong, basketball, or the mini-putting green.  Step outside and let your adventure begin. Swing by the Bytown Museum and learn about native Algonquin tribes and early European settlers with breathtaking canal views. Is shopping more your style? Stroll through CF Rideau Centre and shop the many chic, brand-name stores. Or browse the stalls filled with snacks, crafts, and clothes at ByWard Market. And Sansotei Ramen offers Miso Black ramen with braised pork filled with rich garlic and umami. Whatever your reason for traveling, there's something for everyone at Rideau. Use the Sonder app to navigate your stay from start to finish. Check in. Request amenities. Connect to WiFi. Contact customer support. All via our small (but mighty) app. Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered. This Sonder has a front desk and our on-site team is available during business hours to ensure you have a better stay.

Top amenities

Fitness Room

Lounge and Work Space

Air conditioning


See all amenities

The Sonder standard

Contactless check-in

Fast WiFi

Professionally cleaned

Fresh towels

Availability and rates

2 night min
September 2023
October 2023




Book with peace of mindCancel your reservation up to 3 days before check-in for a full refund

Please note: The layout, furniture, and decor of your space may vary from what's shown here.

Sonder Logo Outline
Content is loading...

Amenities at Rideau

The Sonder standard

Working, relaxing, and living. Our spaces have all the essentials you need for your stay.

Contactless check-in
Fast WiFi
Professionally cleaned
Fresh towels
24/7 support
Artisan coffee
Comfortable bedding
Shower amenities

Building amenities

Air conditioning


Front Desk

Luggage Storage

Fitness Room

Lounge and Work Space

Game Room

Kid Friendly

The neighborhood


Downtown is the elegant riverside core of old Ottawa, with Gothic-style government buildings on Parliament Hill, sweeping views from the Peace Tower and cruise boats navigating the Rideau Canal. The National Arts Centre hosts ballets, symphonies and Broadway shows, while the stone-built Bytown Museum has exhibits on native Algonquin tribes and early European settlers. Pubs, cafes and gift shops line Elgin Street.


Downtown, 161 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa

Public Transit

Nearest Public Transportation: Parliament. Public Transportation to City Center: 0 min.


Driving time to the city center is about 0 minutes.


  • There is no free street parking nearby

  • Paid street parking nearby

  • There are no free parking lots nearby

  • There's a paid parking lot nearby

Booking policies

Check-in is at 4:00 pm Checkout is at 11:00 am

You may request early check-in and/or late check-out after booking. Our team will do our best to accommodate any requests based on availability.


  • Wheelchair accessibility not available

  • Elevators available

House Rules

  • No smoking (not even on balconies/patios)

  • No pets (not even really cute ones) unless otherwise stated

  • No parties (not even really quiet ones)

* Please be respectful of your neighbors and keep noise to a minimum from 10:00 pm – 8:00 am.

Please note

  • There's no cable. We’ve provided a Roku TV and HDMI cord for streaming.

  • This building has a minimum age requirement of 18. If under that age, guests must be accompanied by someone 18 years or older.

  • Due to construction in the area, noise may be present.

  • There's no room service or daily housekeeping. Intra-stay cleanings are available upon request 24 hours in advance for an additional fee.

Flexible cancellation

We offer flexible cancellations for all bookings. Select the Flex Rate to cancel your booking up to 3 days before check-in and receive a full refund. For longer stays that are paid monthly, we require at least 30 days notice to cancel or modify without fees.

Anything else you'd like to know?

For all stays less than 90 nights, call our team at 1-617-300-0956 (or select an international phone number here) or email us at [email protected].

For stays 90 nights and longer, email our sales team at [email protected].