ARC The Hotel

140 Slater Street, Ottawa, Canada

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17
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  • Rooms17.5
  • Public Spaces17.5
  • Service17.5
  • Overall17
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Hotel Description

Ottawa’s first design hotel is officially named ARC The.Hotel — but rest assured, it will not be the subject of any clever wordplay here on Tablet Hotels. The name, so irresistible to pun-happy journalists, is intended to evoke associations with the Canadian capital’s high-tech industry, this hotel’s target audience. Arc is a tech-friendly alternative to the existing hotels — either old-world opulent or boring and businesslike — in this stately and serious city.

“Stately” and “serious” might actually be understatements, or too polite a way of conveying the point that while Ottawa is the political capital of Canada, it is by no means the cultural or design capital. Hotels in Ottawa know their market, and cater to politicos, statesmen, bureaucrats — not the audience you would expect to see chatting up the aspiring models and actresses in the lobby bar of a Schrager hotel.

That said, while Arc is not your bureaucrat’s business hotel, it is also no Studio 54, and no Philippe Starck showcase of chic. The design is striking, certainly modern, but more centered on comfort and function than pure fashion. The lobby’s limestone floors and dark wood fittings set a tone of restrained beauty. Furnishings are simple, though not exactly minimal, and clearly meant to be used, not admired from a distance. The warm palette and richness of texture create a feeling of cozy envelopment, a contrast to the coldness of many high-design hotels.

The guest rooms are no less attractive and inviting, and their high-speed internet connections and laptop-sized safes drive home the point that this is a tech entrepreneur’s hotel. Design, again, is chic, but hospitably so — the beds are attractive, in soft grey Egyptian cotton, but clearly meant to be slept in. Deep Roman tubs replace the peep-show showers of more avant-garde design hotels.

Service is outstanding, as attentive as that at any big business hotel, though the staff are perhaps a bit more stylish in their all-black Holt Renfrew uniforms. It would be easy to awake after a night here thinking this could be Toronto or Montreal. That such a hotel exists in Ottawa is a welcome surprise, and may go some distance in rehabilitating the city’s less-than-exciting reputation.

How to Get There

ARC The Hotel is approximately a 20 minute drive from Ottawa International Airport (YOW). Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com to arrange airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 112 Rooms
  • Style: Cutting-Edge
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

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Pets are not allowed. WiFi is available (charges apply). Public parking is available on site at CAD 28.95 per day.

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. WiFi is available (charges apply). Public parking is available on site at CAD 28.95 per day.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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