The 12 Best Airbnbs In Ottawa, Ontario

May 23, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Ottawa, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Ottawa and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

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#1 Heritage Luxury Loft

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms2
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If you’re all about luxury and art, this loft is just right for you. With a spacious kitchen and living room, two indoor fireplaces, and unique art (some of which are for sale), this place is great for couples looking to explore the city and come back to a unique house! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Peloton House is a stunning apartment on the upper two floors of a lovingly renovated historic 1867 build full of period charm. Contemplate the original artwork by Canadian icons and up-and-comers featured on the 10-foot high walls, some of which is for sale right here onsite. Sip some wine on our front balcony or relax at the beautiful outdoor spa area with a 4-person hot tub accessible via River Lane. Discover the central, old-world Heritage Conservation District of New Edinburgh, a stone’s throw from rivers, parks and Ottawa’s cultural treasures.

Amenities

TVWifiWasher
DryerDishwasherIndoor Fireplace
Air conditioningHeatingCoffee Maker
Hair DryerIronKitchen

Reviews

“Peloton House was well worth the money for my stay. The home was spotless, well organized, luxurious and allowed me to relax during these crazy times. I miss this bright and beautiful space already. Thank you to Ursula for being such a generous and attentive host!” – Erica
“Great place to stay for a weekend away! Close to everything you need and the space was comfortable, inviting, and artfully decorated.” – Lucas
“The Peleton’s house is a lovely place, well located and decorated. The communication with Ursula was easy and friendly. We enjoyed our stay.” – Mathias
“Peloton House was a fantastic find, and Ursula was a terrific host. The place is lovely, warm and full of character, and it was in a very nice neighborhood with cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance. Communication with Ursula was clear, and check-in and -out was easy. We also liked all the artwork in the apartment. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice apartment in Ottawa!” – Brad
“Excellent hosts and incredible hospitality. Ursula is organized, responsive and easy to interact with, ensuring a seamless experience throughout. Peloton House is a very special place and a rare find on this platform. Modern and fully equipped, yet so original and intimate. ” – Clement

#2 Family Size Condo

# of Guests8
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms2
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A spacious, beautifully decorated condo ready to accommodate your family! This place has a spacious living room, a rooftop with a hammock, a hot tub, a fire pit, and a great view, making it a solid choice to spend family vacations at Ottawa. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Gather the family around a warm gas fireplace in an elegant living room with floor-to-ceiling windows. When the weather’s nice, ascend to a rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, hot tub, and sweeping views of a surrounding neighborhood.

Amenities

KitchenIndoor FireplaceFirepit
TVWifiHammock
WasherDryerHeating
DishwasherCoffee MakerHair Dryer

Reviews

“What a wonderful place to stay! We enjoyed it from the first moment to the last! Comfortable, clean and cozy! Toms of space but still felt welcoming and warm. Thank you!!!” – Sheryl
“Our stay at Yves’ home was absolutely perfect! A colleague and I were in Ottawa for the week on business, and it was so nice and relaxing to come “home” every evening after being in meetings all day and sit in front of the fireplace and unwind. We will definitely stay here for our next trip to Ottawa!” – Katherine
“This is a fantastic apartment. Very well equipped and fitted out. Has everything you need to be comfortable including nice beds and pillows that made for a restful sleep. We spent a couple of nights here for work and spent most of our time working and relaxing in the apartment. Hot tub a bonus. Would definitely recommend and stay again.” – Kirstin
“A fantastic place. Perfect for our needs. Great mix of zen chill vibe, comfort and functionality. Our host was great and very fast to communicate with us. He was very accommodating with our requests. We will definitely be back. Highly recommended location and very well appointed. This Airbnb rental lives up to description and pictures on site.” – Leslie
“We had an excellent stay. The location is perfect and the accommodation was amazing. Modern, beautiful and with all the home comforts – definitely recommendable for anyone who would like a great experience in Ottawa!” – Elodie

#3 Downtown Getaway House

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1.5
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A spacious yet cozy house near the Byward Market. This home has a big private bedroom, a patio area with a hot tub and a beautiful living room with an indoor fireplace, making it the perfect place to spend a special weekend with your partner! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Luxuriate in a romantic spa-like retreat. There’s room for two under a massive walk-through rain shower, and there’s a pair of fluffy bathrobes in snuggle in afterwards. Switch on a gas fireplace or widescreen TV to wind down in the evening.

Amenities

KitchenWasherDryer
DishwasherHot tubIndoor Fireplace
WifiCoffee MakerTV
Bathroom EssentialsHair DryerPatio

Reviews

“Great location! 10 minute walk to the byward market. The place is very beautiful with a modern design. Hosts are quick to respond! Bathroom downstairs with the shower is open concept which I didn’t mind. Very much enjoyed my stay.” – Elycia
“Erik and Liseanne’s place was very comfortable. Location was nice as it is only a few minutes from the Byward Market. The kitchen was really easy-to-use and well-decorated. I would definitely come here again. Erik and Liseanne are easily reached during the stay and are very accommodating.” – Dante
“Indulgent retreat for couples in a super location. With comfy spots by the fireplace, a well maintained hot tub and a luxurious shower, the apartment is hard to beat. The provided garage makes parking a breeze and it’s easy to walk to Byward and other great spots. The lower level has an open concept bathroom/bedroom so it’s important that you are comfortable with your fellow traveler(s) but the setup worked great for us as a couple.” – Krista
“This place was perfect for two, it has a full kitchen and a very comfortable bed. Amazing showers and a great hot tub in the backyard. Parking garage was perfect. Location was great near everything.” – Kayla
“We booked this place for our wedding weekend. It was so much better than renting a hotel room, and we’re beyond happy to have been able to book Erik and Liseanne’s place. The location was perfect for us to get to and from the wedding location, but also conveniently located close to the Market.” – Andrew

#4 Light, Bright, Balcony Apartment Close to Downtown

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# of Guests2
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
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A charming little home close to amazing restaurants! With a full kitchen, a big master bedroom, and a colorful living room, this place is a great choice for couples on a getaway weekend or just to have all for yourself while you visit the city! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Wander back to this charming home with its characterful wraparound porch to sit out on the balcony and take in the colourful rooftop views. Seaside shades and wood panelling give the place a light and cosy feel. Bright photos and prints add ambience.

Amenities

Full kitchenWasherDryer
TVWifiDishwasher
HeatingAir conditioningCoffee Maker
Bathroom essentialsHairdryerIron

Reviews

“The apartment is very well located, clean, stylish and user friendly. I would highly recommend it. Roxanne and Stephane were very helpful. I appreciate their hospitality.” – Onder
“Wonderful stay! Super clean and very stylish. Exactly as the photos. Great location with plenty of great restaurants within walking distance. If you prefer to cook your own meals, the kitchen has everything you need. Super friendly hosts that respond quickly with anything you need. Do not hesitate to book this place!” – Mark
“Great place. Super clean and really cute. Good location and Roxanne and Stephane are superb hosts, easy to contact and just all around good people.” – Travis
“This place is very well laid out with just about everything you could need. My husband and stayed here for 10 days and Stephane and Roxanne were incredibly responsive to any requests we had. It’s in an interesting old neighborhood and incredibly convenient to both Gatineau and Ottawa.” – Polly
“Amazing cute place. Streets quite at night. 2 – 5 min walk corner stores. Great Vegan resto across the street. Rox and Steph, top notch super hosts.” – Stan

#5 Luxury In The Heart Of The Glebe & Rideau Canal

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms1
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If you’re all about luxury and minimalist style, this condo is a great fit for you. With stunning views to the Rideau Canal, a well-equipped kitchen and all the amenities you could need, this place is a fabulous option to stay by yourself and have some friends over, or to book with your partner! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Discover the newest executive development, nestled along the Ridau Canal at Lansdowne Park in the Glebe. Unwind in this luxurious suite, tastefully decorated with modern furnishings, unique amenities and panoramic views overlooking the Rideau Canal, historic Glebe neighbourhood and vibrant downtown.

Amenities

Full kitchenWasherDryer
TVWifiDishwasher
IronHair DryerBathroom essentials
HeatingAir conditioningBathtub

Reviews

“Such an amazing stay at this beautiful condo. Perfect location right next to the Rideau Canal, great restaurants, Whole Foods, LCBO and more. The condo itself was spotless and had a great layout as well as amazing views.” – Jody
“This is a great place to stay – well-designed, clean, central, easy access to any number of restos, stores and activities. Trevor is an excellent host – friendly, responsive, diligent, eager to ensure your stay is comfortable and meets your needs. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to friends and family.” – Jonathan
“If you’re looking for a 7 star hotel-like services; you’ve found it! I stayed at Trevors apartment for two months with my newborn baby, husband and parents we all wish our stay was longer. Trevor was an incredible host!” – Firas
“This was my second time staying with Trevor. As expected, he was an exceptional host. Trevor was very helpful, polite, and very quick in correspondences all the time. His place is clean, tastefully decorated and move-in ready with all the appliances and amenities you would need in a home.” – Jorden
“Wonderful place, wonderful host, excellent location… couldn’t ask for more.” – Conor

#6 Large Sun-Filled Apartment

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
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A unique house with lots of natural sunlight near downtown! This house has unique African decoration, floor-to-ceiling windows, and lots of space to feel comfortable during your stay. It’s perfect for a small family or a couple! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Large and very private sun-filled 1-bedroom lower unit in a popular residential area and right on major bus lines for easy access to downtown. Tastefully decorated with an authentic African theme.

Amenities

Full kitchenWifiTV
WasherDryerHeating
IronCoffee MakerBathtub
EssentialsAir conditioningStove

Reviews

“Ben’s place is much better and bigger than the pictures. He has spared no expense and is a very polite host. Located in a very good neighborhood with quick access to lots of stores.” – Aversan
“This Airbnb has everything one would want. Amenities galore, everything one would need. A great washer and dryer. Large living areas x2 and spacious eat in kitchen. The sun room is bright and exits onto a great seating area and lovely back yard. Ben was quick to answer any questions and most hospitable. Easy check in and parking included. Loved every moment.” – Donna
“Spacious but cozy accomodation with full kitchen, comfortable bed and a big jacuzzi bathtub! Easy check in, private access and all the amenities I could ask for.” – Jeff
“Great Communication Great Location ,Huge Bath Tub with Jets, Extra Special ,Loads of Towels and many Extras ,Ben is Quick to answer all questions very good Host” – William
“This is an amazing magical place and an exceptionally good value for the money. Ben is a very gracious, good natured, responsive host. I really think he does airbnb as an artform.” – Nancy

#7 Upscale Condo Downtown

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
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A luxurious studio apartment right in Downtown Ottowa! With a spacious kitchen, a beautiful view, and all the essentials you might need, this place is a great option to stay in with your significant other or for a work trip! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Luxurious Downtown Studio at 199 Slater with high end furnishings & built in Murphy beds can sleep 4 guests. Modern interiors with all comforts sofa, dining table & fully equipped kitchen. Space is bright with lots of built-in storage. Kitchen has quartz counter top, brand new steel appliances plus coffee machine, toaster, blender, pots/pan, cutlery. High Speed Fiber Internet. Smart TV with Netflix. 2 Single Murphy Beds. 1 Double Murphy Bed. Washer/Dryer included. Paid Parking Options Nearby

Amenities

TVWifiKitchen
WasherDryerDishwasher
HeatingAir conditioningCoffee Maker
Hair DryerIronEssentials

Reviews

“This is a wonderful apartment in the downtown business core of Ottawa. Great shops and restaurants are right nearby. The hosts are friendly and communication was great. It was my base for a week long business trip and it was perfect. Highly recommended.” – Dan
“Very nice, comfortable studio apartment in a great downtown location. Helpful hosts. Highly recommended!” – Jeni
“Absolutely amazing location, we had stayed during winterlude and everything was walking distance. Small space designed extremely well, new building and lots of towels/blankets/pillows as well as storage! Thanks so much for having us we would definitely book with this host again” – Jesa
“Perfect space for a work trip. Easy to unwind and still be downtown and close to all the amenities. I’ll be booking here again!” – Erin
“Excellent location, very centralized. Modern apartment, with everything needed for a good stay. Excellent hospitality.” – Wendel

#8 Trendy Apartment

# of Guests2
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly PriceCheck Prices

Find yourself watching the sunset is this amazing apartment right beside the canal! With wooden floors, big windows with a stunning view and a fully operational kitchen, this place is what anyone going on a business trip alone or going on a little getaway with their partner should book! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Lean back on a leather chaise sofa and be submerged in daylight from a set of corner windows in this hip apartment. Fix a cup of coffee in a warm kitchen, walk across light wood floors, and step out onto the balcony for fresh air and lovely views.

Amenities

KitchenDishwasherWifi
TVIronCoffee Maker
Bathroom essentialsHair DryerBedroom comforts
HeatingAir conditioningSelf check in

Reviews

“Perfect place for a stay close to amenities with stylish decor! Host was excellent to communicate with and his place had everything we needed. Would stay again!” – Chelsea
“”James place was so great we extended for a few days more. It felt like a home away from home. The location is excellent, right across from the new Lansdowne shopping/food complex. Right beside the canal. Lots of light. Comfortable bed. Very well stocked kitchen for those that like to cook in the flat at times.” – Jennie
“Great spacious place with an amazing view. Very comfortable. Would highly recommend.” – Jeff
“Really enjoyed our stay. Excellent access to amenities and city centre. Great access to Rideau Canal. The decor was delightfully eclectic which provided a unique stay. We would definitely recommend this place to both travellers looking to experience Ottawa, as well as locals looking to spend a night at a sporting event or concert at TD Place.” – Katrina
“We were grateful to find a cozy space to call home while away on work travel. The location of James’ place was perfect for us, right between the glebe and old Ottawa south. Access on foot to restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops. Very close to the river trail too so great access if walking around the city. ” – Brooke

#9 Bright And Stylish Apartment

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly PriceCheck Prices

If you’re looking for a cozy yet spacious apartment for a solo trip to the city, this is it! It’s got a big master bedroom, a full working kitchen with all the essentials, and even a rooftop patio. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

The unit has a large bedroom, a full kitchen, and a dining area. Its spacious living room has a Queen sofa bed and a 60” smart TV. The kitchen is fully stocked for cooking, and complimentary coffee is provided. There is also a rooftop patio!

Amenities

KitchenTVWifi
Rooftop patioHeatingWasher
DryerDishwasherBathroom essentials
Bed comfortsHair DryerIron

Reviews

“We really enjoyed our stay here. This was by far one of the best equipped kitchens we have encountered, the patio was wonderful, and the location is great with tons of restaurants in Chinatown a short walk away. The apartment is also wonderfully decorated and makes you feel right at home.” – Evelyn
“Great space. Very pleasant studio with excellent outdoor space, and convenient location. The hosts are outstanding communicators. Highly recommended!” – Conrad
“We had a great stay in the space! We really enjoyed the modern and stylish decor and the rooftop patio was amazing. Good walking distance to Chinatown, Little Italy, Lebreton Flats, and Hintonburg. Our hosts were very friendly and communicated everything from confirmation to check out very well.” – Casey
“Jennifer and Jospeh were amazing hosts ! Extremely easy to communicate with and were always available if I had any questions. The space was better then I expected and it gave me a sense of home while I was there. It’s the perfect spot if you’re a solo person or a couple. Highly recommend staying here!” – Amanda
“Jennifer and Joseph were very helpful and answered all my questions very quickly . I absolutely loved their hospitality and how they check in with you to ensure you’re having a comfortable stay . This was small but very cozy apartment with all the amenities you need . I will definitely be back for another stay.” – Loonie

#10 Chick Home

# of Guests2
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly PriceCheck Prices

If you’re all about industrial decorations and nice spaces, this apartment is definitely for you! The exposed walls with the splash of colors, the full kitchen (with all the utensils you might need!), and a spacious bedroom will make your stay a delight. Perfect for anyone traveling for work or a couple visiting the city! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Natural hardwood floors and textures meet contemporary design in this stunning home. Using an industrial aesthetic, the kitchen and bedroom feel stylish and comfortable with the colorful living room adding a vibrant energy.

Amenities

WasherDryerTV
WifiKitchenHeating
Bathroom essentialsBedroom comfortsCoffee maker
Hair DryerIronSmoke Alarm

Reviews

“Excellent location and a great apartment. Well stocked. Exceptionally clean. Would definitely stay again” – Linda
“Great place! Will definitely stay here again if I come back to Ottawa. Good vegan/gf food options available within walking distance” – Eliza
“Amazing place!!! Everything is well distributed and well organized. I got everything to feel at home, even to do the laundry!! Thanks for the coffee and the tea, they made my mornings very special You are great hosts, thanks for taking care of me these days I never felt alone!! Thanks for taking care of me.” – Mireille
“Great place. You will not miss anything cause its all there. Makes you feel home and Stephane and Roxanne are always there to help with anything. Would go back in a heartbeat.” – Miriam
“Stéphane and Roxanne are fabulous. I have stayed here while working in Ottawa many times. They are thoughtful, think of everything and saved me from ending up in an expensive hotel room when I accidentally missed my train. And it’s a beautiful 35 minute walk to Ottawa downtown and a short Uber or taxi ride.” – Lise

#11 Private Coach House With A Loft

# of Guests6
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly PriceCheck Prices

A beautiful, artsy loft that will make you feel like you’re right at home. This apartment is spacious, with a whole floor dedicated to the kitchen and the living room and a whole floor for the bedroom, combine that with all the amenities you might need and you won’t wanna leave this house. It’s great to spend a couple of days with your partner! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Wake up under vaulted ceilings in a guesthouse which exudes comfort and style. The decor features bright colors atop the furnishings and stairs giving each space a vibrant energy that accentuates the minimalist aesthetic.

Amenities

KitchenWasherDryer
DishwasherHeatingTV
WifiAir conditioningBedroom comforts
Bathroom essentialsCoffee makerHair Dryer

Reviews

“Stayed here a month during the Covid19 pandemic. Located on a quiet street, close to downtown (9 minute drive to Parliament Hill). Unique, and most enjoyable accommodation. Good value for money, you won’t be disappointed.” – Gerald
“My stay at Gina and Nathan’s was an excellent stay! The house is cozy, welcoming and quiet in a nice neighborhood and good location close to a grocery store. Gina and Nathan are excellent hosts- they made sure I had everything I needed and that I was comfortable! They are right next door so it’s convenient if you need anything! The bed was also very comfortable!! Thank you for an excellent stay!!” – Colleen
“We had a great stay in the coach house. Check in was easy and the place was beautiful. Gina and Nathan have included a lot of small details that make you feel welcome. Thanks again for hosting us.” – Lauren
“Gina and Nathan are great hosts! We didn’t get to meet, but they answered any questions or concerns we had. The place is the perfect getaway that feels just like home. Clean, artistic and filled with everything you need. It’s in a great location, with restaurants and shops just a few minutes drive away! Highly recommend staying here, as we plan on doing again.” – Justin
“The place and host met expectations. Everything that was promised was provided, in terms of communication and amenities. We would stay again for sure and I expect the competition to obtain this stay to be tough.” – Simon

#12 Colorful Apartment In An Urban Courtyard

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1.5
Nightly PriceCheck Prices

Spend a splendid time in the city at this colorful apartment near ByWard Market. With lots of natural sunlight from the big windows, a spacious kitchen and a very comfy and big bedroom, this place is a great option to stay in with your partner or book during a business trip! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Have breakfast at a cozy table for two overlooking a leafy courtyard—or sit outdoors at a table by a water fountain. Enjoy the open and airy feel of tall white ceilings and walls of glass, punctuated by a calming dark-grey accent wall in the bedroom.

Amenities

KitchenWasherDryer
DishwasherTVWifi
HeatingAir conditioningCoffee Maker
Indoor fireplaceBedroom comfortsHairdryer

Reviews

“We had a great stay in Joseph’s flat. It’s beautiful, comfortable, and Joseph was an ideal host. He was easy to connect with and was able to be most flexible with our arrival and departure times.” – David
“Joseph and Jocelyn are absolutely fantastic and kindly accommodating hosts. I couldn’t ask for anything nicer, and hope the property is available on my next visit to Ottawa.” – Todd
“Our family had a fantastic stay at Joseph & Jocelyne’s Byward market apartment. It was a perfect location for exploring Ottawa and steps to cafes and restaurants.” – Jeremy
“We loved staying at Jospeh’s. The space was spotless and had all the amenities of home. The location was brilliant. Joseph and Jocelyne were very easy to communicate with and met us when we arrived. Jocelyne was extra accommodating in letting us stay a little later on check-out day. It would be hard to find a better palace to stay!” – Ann
“This is a beautiful, clean and well-cared for space. It was perfect for a work trip – all the arrangements worked well and it was a pleasure to return home to this beautiful apartment at the end of the day.” – Meghan
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