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One of the best-known landmarks in Ottawa, ByWard Market attracts locals and travellers alike. The big draw? Well, in addition to its vibrant farmers market, you’ll find numerous specialty shops waiting to be explored, as well as countless great dining venues. ByWard Market is also close to the popular Sparks Street Mall with its broad selection of brand-name shopping experiences.

The ByWard Market area is also home to an array of excellent Ottawa hotels, too. Our favourites include the trendy Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, which stands out with its locally inspired rooms and stunning rooftop views. Le Germain Hotel Ottawa is another top choice and offers a blend of sophistication and modern design, coupled with exceptional service.

Fancy a more boutique-ish stay? The Metcalfe Hotel, one of the most charming boutique hotels in Ottawa, never fails to impress me with its quaint heritage touches, not to mention its pleasant and personalized service. Not far away, the timeless Fairmont Château Laurier, one of the best luxury hotels in Ottawa, boasts a timeless grandeur.


Walking Distance to ByWard Market Landmarks


These hotels, along with the other first-rate accommodations included in our list of the best ByWard Market hotels, exemplify that perfect fusion of local culture and refined comfort that’s sure to make your stay in Ottawa an unforgettable experience.


Le Moulin de Provence in ByWard Market photo by Bryan Dearsley
Le Moulin de Provence is a must-visit ByWard Market eatery (Photo: Bryan Dearsley / LuxuryOntario)


To help you gauge just how close each of these first-rate accommodations is to the heart of ByWard Market, I’ve used my favourite area café on York Street, Le Moulin de Provence, as a point of reference and provided the time it takes to walk from each of these hotels (at a leisurely pace, of course) to this popular Ottawa landmark in the center of the market area.

Please note that these top-rated hotels, each of them worthy of a mention for the quality of their accommodations as well as their proximity to other top things to do in Ottawa, too, are ranked by the walking time involved. And be sure to pick yourself up an espresso and pastry. You can thank me later.


The Best Byward Market Hotels for a Luxury Ottawa Stay


Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market – A Concept by Hyatt
Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market city view at night
A stay at Andaz Ottawa Byward Market places you in the heart of the action (Photo courtesy Andaz-Ottawa-Byward-Market)

It doesn’t get much closer than this! Just a two-minute walk from fresh French pastries and brilliant espresso coffees, Hyatt’s 4-star Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market offers a blend of contemporary charm and superb amenities. Hotel highlights include a rooftop patio offering panoramic views of the Ottawa River and Parliament, as well as over bustling ByWard Market.

The hotel’s excellent location places you amidst countless shopping opportunities, as well as gourmet dining options and cultural attractions.

Walking Distance to Le Moulin de Provence / ByWard Market: 2 minutes

LuxuryOntario Recommends: For the best rates, as well as general information and reservations, visit Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market – A Concept by Hyatt


ByWard Blue Inn
ByWard Blue Inn room with patio and umbrella at one of the best Byward market hotels
The comfortable, modest luxury of ByWard Blue Inn is just a 5-minute walk from Ottawa’s famous market (Photo courtesy ByWard Blue Inn)

While not as luxurious as some of the properties on this list of the best Byward Market hotels, the 3-star ByWard Blue Inn is certainly not without its appeal. Situated an easy five-minute walk from Le Moulin de Provence café, the hotel is perfect for those seeking cost-effective, yet comfortable lodgings close to the center of all the action.

In addition to being close to ByWard Market, the hotel is within easy walking distance from major attractions including Rideau Canal. The clean and comfortable rooms here are bright and airy, while amenities include a fitness center, spa, indoor pool, and a complimentary breakfast.

Walking Distance to Le Moulin de Provence / ByWard Market: 5 minutes

LuxuryOntario Recommends: To find out more, visit ByWard Blue Inn


Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Fairmont Chateau Laurier exterior photo by Bryan DearsleyJPG
The plush 4-star luxury of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier is located near ByWard Market (Photo: Bryan Dearsley / LuxuryOntario)

Set in the heart of Ottawa, the illustrious Fairmont Chateau Laurier has graced the city’s skyline since 1912. This limestone, castle-like hotel offers an extraordinary luxury experience, attracting world-renowned dignitaries, celebrities, and adventurers, all keen to sample its famed capital city hospitality.

Notable amenities include the lavish health club and pool, both regarded as exquisite Art-Deco masterpieces. This plush 4-star hotel’s Luxurious rooms come equipped with hypoallergenic pillows and comfy beds, plush bathrobes, and coffee makers. I always enjoy the stellar service staff provides, along with its grand communal spaces and excellent Parliament views.

Walking Distance to Le Moulin de Provence / ByWard Market: 6 minutes

LuxuryOntario Recommends: To find out more about one of the best Byward Market Hotels in Ottawa, visit Fairmont Chateau Laurier


Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
Les Suites Hotel Ottawa kitchen and seating area of one of the best Byward Market Hotels in Ottawa
Les Suites Hotel Ottawa is perfect for those wanting more space and a longer stay near ByWard Market (Photo courtesy Les Suites Hotel Ottawa) 

Located just six minutes walk from the city’s best café in ByWard Market, Les Suites Hotel Ottawa offers expansive condo-style accommodations that are perfectly suited to families and friends traveling together. Their one or two-bedroom suites feature separate sleeping and living areas, fully equipped kitchens, work desks, and even laundry facilities, making them an ideal choice for those looking for a great base from which to explore Ottawa.

Noteworthy amenities include in-room dining options and restaurant reservations and tips, an on-site restaurant, spa services, an indoor heated pool, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Walking Distance to Le Moulin de Provence / ByWard Market: 6 minutes

LuxuryOntario Recommends: Visit Les Suites Hotel Ottawa to find out more.


Le Germain Hotel Ottawa
Le Germain Hotel Ottawa bedroom suite
Spacious suites offer plenty of space to spread ut at Le Germain Hotel Ottawa (Photo courtesy Le Germain Hotel Ottawa)

A testament to modern luxury, the 4-star Le Germain Hotel Ottawa is certainly a top-tier hotel choice worthy of your consideration. Known for its luxurious rooms, art-filled spaces, and high-end services, this Ottawa gem offers an opulent stay just a short stroll away from the action of ByWard Market.

Highlighted amenities include a well-equipped fitness center, shuttle service, concierge desk, and an on-site restaurant serving complimentary breakfast.

Walking Distance to Le Moulin de Provence / ByWard Market: 7 minutes

LuxuryOntario Recommends: To find out more, including rates, and to make reservations at one of the best Byward Market hotels in Ottawa, visit Le Germain Hotel Ottawa


The Westin Ottawa
The Westin Ottawa next to Rideau Canal
The Westin Ottawa is not only handy for the ByWard Market but also other attractions in the city (Photo courtesy The Westin Ottawa)

The 4-star Westin Ottawa captivates from the moment you step through its grand entrance, where refined design and exceptional materials emanate no end of elegance. One of our favourite downtown Ottawa hotels, the Westin offers ease of access to some of the city’s top attractions including Byward Market (naturally), Parliament Hill, and Rideau Canal.

This modern architectural marvel comes complete with top-notch facilities, deluxe amenities, and unmatched service. Some pet-friendly rooms are available, so be sure to ask in advance if travelling with your fur baby.

Walking Distance to Le Moulin de Provence / ByWard Market: 7 minutes

LuxuryOntario Recommends: Visit The Westin Ottawa for customer reviews, rates, and reservations.


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Looking for even more accommodation inspiration? Check out the following great content for ideas of other fabulous places to stay in Ottawa:

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To find out more about fun things to do in Ottawa, visit the official Ottawa Tourism website here.




Editor-in-chief Bryan Dearsley is a luxury lifestyle and travel writer. He’s also a Co-Founder of Riley International Media.


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