Located 20 minutes from Ottawa’s renowned arts district and only 10 minutes from Scotiabank Place, this luxury hotel has earned a CAA/AAA Four Diamond rating nine years in a row.
The onsite Perspectives Restaurant serves gourmet regional cuisine such as miso-marinated British Columbia black cod and seared split rib eye from nearby O’Brien Farms. Guests can sample weekly sushi specials on a terrace overlooking the golf course or sample a wine selection that’s been praised by Wine Spectator and Wine Country Ontario.
For a more casual dining experience, enjoy a bistro-style burger and live jazz at Options Jazz Lounge, or have entrees delivered right to your room.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the hotel’s Marshes Golf Course features a stunning 18-hole landscape dotted with lakes, streams, and modern glass-and-steel towers, all set against the backdrop of the lush Gatineau Hills.
During the winter, try out the hotel’s outdoor ice rink and scenic cross-country skiing trails. Cycling and golf are popular summertime activities. The indoor pool and game lounge with mini-cinema stay open year-round.
Au Naturel Spa uses products from Italy to enrich treatments such as the detoxifying body wrap. You can also soak up nourishing infrared heat in a hydro-fusion steam capsule.
Contemporary guest rooms are outfitted with luxurious bedding, original artwork, and 37-inch HDTVs. You’ll enjoy views of the fairways in a deluxe king golf-view balcony room, whereas 500-square-foot junior suites have separate living and dining areas.
Ottawa, Ontario: Canada’s Artsy, Accessible Capital City
Canada’s bright and friendly capital city lies along the southern banks of the Ottawa River. The best sights are conveniently located in close proximity of one another, in the sparkling center of town. The Canadian Parliament conducts the business of governing the country in the imposing Gothic Revival buildings on Parliament Hill. Outside, statues honoring Queen Victoria, Father of Confederation George-Étienne Cartier, and about a dozen other important figures from Canadian history dot the grounds.
After paying your respects to the country’s most influential leaders, you can visit the nearby National Gallery of Canada. Before stepping inside, make sure to snap a photo beneath Louise Bourgeois’s massive Maman statue—a giant spider with bronze legs that seem to rise as high as the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica next door. For lunch or dinner, head to the ByWard Market, a huge public marketplace packed with hundreds of produce stands, restaurants, and food stalls selling cuisine from around the world.