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Residence Inn Ottawa Airport, ON [Master Thread]

Old Sep 13, 20, 11:23 pm
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Residence Inn Ottawa Airport, ON [Master Thread]

Sorry if there is a master thread for this hotel I could only find the FI airport hotel thread. I was looking at a few nights in Ottawa next month and came across the Residence Inn Ottawa Airport has nothing lower than 300+ CAD a night through the end of the year. Is this a signal of something bigger going on, perhaps that one of you more experienced members would know? Or is this simply just the rate for 2020.


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Old Sep 14, 20, 9:01 pm
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I always find that the Ottawa hotels (downtown) start around $270 CAD as a base price point, then fluctuate up and down based on their availability.

I would guess this is simply that they haven't adjusted their supply just yet.

There isn't much around this property, aside from an LCBO within reasonably close walking distance.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 10:07 pm
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Originally Posted by worldtraveller73 View Post
I always find that the Ottawa hotels (downtown) start around $270 CAD as a base price point, then fluctuate up and down based on their availability.

I would guess this is simply that they haven't adjusted their supply just yet.

There isn't much around this property, aside from an LCBO within reasonably close walking distance.
Yeah, the dt prices are closer to ~200 but I just noticed this outlier and thought it was odd and figured why not see if someone could shed some light. Appreciate your reply.
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Old Sep 15, 20, 12:00 am
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Originally Posted by reggiekush View Post
Yeah, the dt prices are closer to ~200 but I just noticed this outlier and thought it was odd and figured why not see if someone could shed some light. Appreciate your reply.
Pretty sure this hotel has had these rates all summer. I'm leaning towards the fact that the RI is the designated quarantine centre for people travelling to Nunavut from Ottawa. They might have some other contracts too so they're not in a hurry to sell rooms.
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Old Sep 15, 20, 12:45 am
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I would never pay these prices for RI, heck that is higher than what you would sometimes pay at Hilton Gatineau, Andaz, and Fairmont, all three of which are vastly superior properties. I have decent success finding rates below $300 CAD at those three except in periods of high occupancy and October is not one of them.
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Old Sep 15, 20, 11:53 pm
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I would add the Westin. While Centre Block is under construction the Parliament and Canal View rooms are not as valuable, however the hotel is far superior and in a great location
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Old Sep 17, 20, 5:15 pm
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I have stayed at this hotel pre-Covid. They're always expensive - much better value on points IMHO. With the suspension of brand standards I have no idea what level their services are meeting, but be aware they do not serve alcohol during the typical RI "hospitality" hours if that's a thing.
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Old Sep 17, 20, 9:50 pm
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Originally Posted by yyzflyer View Post
They're always expensive - much better value on points IMHO.
Or we could say "less bad" with points

If I was wanted to use points at a property near YOW then I would rather pick Fairfield Inn, and if I really needed a kitchen (which FI does not have) close to the airport then Homewood Suites is a better property than Residence Inn and for cheaper as well.
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