The Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa is just west of the city in the suburb of Kanata. It is the home arena for the Ottawa Senators NHL hockey team. It also plays host to a variety of other events year round including skating shows and big-name concerts. Want to take in a hockey game or event and stay nearby overnight? To help you book a room and keep on budget the Thrifty Tourist has compiled a list of the cheapest Ottawa hotels that are within a 15 minutes-or-less drive of the Canadian Tire Centre.
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If your primary goal in finding a place to stay overnight while attending an Ottawa Senators hockey game or event at the Canadian Tire Centre is to score the rock-bottom, lowest price than the Days Inn Ottawa West will fit the bill. Rated 3.5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor, this hotel offers good value. The rooms are standard but clean and the staff friendly and helpful. There’s free wifi and complimentary basic breakfast fare in the morning.
Don’t mind bumping up your budget a little? Then your next cheapest option for an overnight stay near the Canadian Tire Centre arena is the Best Western Plus Ottawa/Kanata Hotel & Conference Centre. TripAdvisor reviewers rate this place to stay a 3.5 out of 5 as well. Amenities include a pool, restaurant, bar/lounge and free wifi. Many past customers comment on how comfortable the beds are. A second affordable accommodation option to consider that’s priced under $150 is the Comfort Inn Ottawa West Kanata. Rated 3 out of 5 on TripAdvisor, rooms at this hotel include a fridge, microwave, coffee pot, a complimentary breakfast and a convenient shuttle bus service to the Canadian Tire Centre. The north side of the hotel backs onto the Queensway/417 highway which can make for a noisy night’s sleep, so past customers strongly recommend asking for a room located on the south side of the hotel.
For a few bucks more you can book The Country Inn & Suites Kanata, a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. At this budget-friendly place to stay complimentary cookies and coffee welcome you upon your arrival. Spending a night here includes a clean and comfortable room, access to the pool and gym, free wifi and a buffet breakfast in the morning. The hotel is within walking distance of the Canadian Tire Centre too, which means if you prefer you don’t have to worry about parking at the arena. A second choice for around $150 is the Holiday Inn & Suites Ottawa Kanata. It too is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. Amenities include a pool, fitness centre, free wifi, restaurant and a bar/lounge. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable with nice linens. If you like fresh air you will appreciate that every room features windows that open. The complimentary breakfast buffet has something for everyone. At dinner time dine at the much-praised Graffitis Italian eatery, located in the hotel, or head across the street to the shopping centre where you’ll find a nice variety of good restaurants to choose from.
If you’re going all out for your visit to the Canadian Tire Centre and want to spoil yourself with your hotel stay, indulge yourself by booking a room at the Brookstreet Hotel. Rated 4 out of 5 on TripAdvisor, this hotel allows you to turn your trip to a hockey game or concert into a getaway. Not only does it offer a comfortable, relaxing place to lay your head, there’s also a championship golf course on site, a rejuvenating spa, live jazz in the bar/lounge and more.
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