Novotel Ottawa Review

18 Apr

A few weeks ago Jenn and I had the chance to have our very own little staycation here in Ottawa. We picked out a hotel and a couple of things to check out and overall had a great time. The hotel we selected was the Novotel in Ottawa on Nicholas Street.

The Low Down

Cost per night: $200 CAD + $23/Night parking.

Address: 33 Nicholas Street Ottawa, Ontario Canada

The Room

We were given room 441 to stay in which is a single king sized bed. The bed was large and comfortable and we easily fell asleep in it.

The room overall felt really cramped and small for $200 a night.


Overall the room was nice and the location was prime, but we’ve stayed in much nicer hotels for much less money in downtown Toronto.

Pure Pwnage Trip Part 2: Planning

7 Jan

I’ve spent the last couple of days planning my trip to Toronto for the Pure Pwnage screening and looking around at Hotels. After speaking with the social media team at the group responsible for Holiday Inn hotels, I soon realized I was on my own to find reasonably priced accommodations in downtown Toronto.

The Pure Pwnage Hotel Search

I looked around on a few different third party providers such as Expedia, Travelocity and tried naming my price with Priceline. When all else failed, a suggestion from a friend to try out Hotwire piqued my interest.

Hotwire Rates Pure Pwnage Screening

I finally found a room in downtown Toronto in a boutique hotel for $60 a night! I couldn’t resist and booked straight away.

The hotel I’ve been booked at is the Be SixFifty Hotel at 650 Bay Street. It looks to be a great location and a nice hotel but what worries me is that almost all of the negative reviews show that the rooms are quite tiny.

That being said, I am traveling by myself and room size really doesn’t matter much assuming that the washroom and be are useable. I will be sure to post photos and thoughts on the hotel once I’ve stayed a night.

I’m happy with the price I’ll be paying to stay, but I may soon regret booking this hotel. I’m hoping that the public parking lot beside the hotel is going to have room for me to park, otherwise it could prove difficult finding a place to house my car while I sleep.

Aside from that, the next couple of weeks can’t move fast enough! I’m super excited to see a lot of friends that I haven’t seen in almost 6 years!