One of Ottawa’s newest hotels on the scene, The Andaz Hotel,  is the perfect spot to stay during your visit to Ottawa.  Located right in the downtown core, steps to Byward Market and Parliament, you couldn’t get a better location than this!

Here is my experience staying at the Andaz Ottawa Byward Market!

The Rooms

Beautiful spacious guest rooms filled with natural light and stunning views of Gatineau Hills, historic buildings, the Byward Market, and Parliament in the background.  I checked into a deluxe room with a King bed, a cozy living room area perfect for relaxing or doing some work, and a beautiful view of the Byward Market and the Parliament Buildings looming in the background.


With 200 rooms in the hotel there are many room options to choose from, including standard rooms, deluxe, rooms with a view, and suites.  All rooms are modern with a Canadian flare, including nice touches like local artwork and contemporary furnishings.

One of my favourite touches in the rooms was that all non-alcoholic beverages and snacks in the mini bar are complimentary and replenished daily.

Each floor on the hotel is designed to reflect the rich history and character of the Canadian provinces and territories through the artwork and decorations. Make sure to visit each floor for the full experience!

Food & Drink

The Andaz plays host to a Canadian cuisine restaurant, lobby lounge, and rooftop bar.  Each of these spaces to eat and drink offer a unique local experience.

Feast + Revel: This Canadian inspired restaurant with new Canadian cuisine featuring local, organic and sustainable products is a must visit while staying at the Andaz.  The open kitchen, high ceilings, and bright open windows invite guests to come to the long 14 foot central table and truly feast and revel.  From the appetizers to the desserts you will not be disappointed with the selection available on the menu.

Copper Spirits & Sights: Head to the 16th floor of the Andaz to experience Copper Spirits & Sights and take in one of the best views in the city.  This rooftop patio bar is boasts premium lounge seating, incredible views of Parliament and the Byward Market.  They have seating both inside and outside depending on your preference but regardless the view is one that cannot be beat.

Things To Do

With the Byward market steps outside the doors of the Andaz, and Parliament not much further away, all of downtown Ottawa is at your fingertips so you will always find something to do.

Explore the Historic Byward Market

Visit the historic Byward Market, established in 1826, this market remains one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets in the country.  You will be treated to local vendors selling anything from baked goods, homemade items and much more.

Explore Inspiration Village 

Inspiration Village is one of Ottawa’s newest areas for entertainment.  Located on York Street just around the corner from the Byward Market, this village is home to special exhibits, performing art events, and exhibits for each of the provinces.  The village is only temporary and is open daily noon to 8PM until September 4, 2017.  The village is free to visit and fun for all ages.

Take a Tour of the Parliament Buildings

Ottawa is the nation’s capital and home to the beautiful parliament buildings which are free to explore!  Take a guided tour of Centre Block, explore the Peace Tower, Memorial Chamber, or stroll through on your own to discover the monuments that are found all across the grounds.

Looking for even more to do? Check out our list of 15 free things to do in Ottawa during the summer!

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