Review: The Westin Ottawa, Canada


This post is one chapter on our trip to Atlantic Canada on Air Canada. This trip was booked and credited to Aeroplan. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.

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Review: The Westin Ottawa

Tonight’s stay was courtesy of MrsWT73, who happened to be in town on business. She was staying at the Westin Ottawa. My business travel budget doesn’t allow me the luxury of staying at this hotel, since the rates are always 30-40% more than the older Sheraton in downtown. The Westin does have the better location being closest to the Byward Market and many more restaurants than deserted downtown after dark. As a double Marriott Titanium status family, she had some Suite Night Awards that were also expiring in a month or two at the end of the year. She plunked them down and they ended up clearing into a suite.

Westin Ottawa.
Junior Suite, 1 King, Sofa Bed, City View

The Room: A Junior Suite, 1 King, Sofa Bed, City View

I wasn’t around for check in, but the suite itself was quite large and comfortably sized. It was a full proper two room suite.

The blue grey Kate Spade purse is not included with the room.

The room also featured a large bathroom for two with a soaker tub.

Dinner near the hotel; “Sur Lie Restaurant and Wine Bar”

Being date night, and that we hadn’t seen each other in a week thanks to competing work schedules, I had planned dinner out at Sur Lie Restaurant and Wine Bar in the Byward Market. I hadn’t been before, but I had recommendations from colleagues who indicated that it was a great place. It certainly met and exceeded our expectations.

A short walk from the hotel, the restaurant was in a renovated house.

I ended up with an east coast dish, the duck confit with poached pear, date reduction and parsnip puree with spiced beets. It was excellent.

MrsWT73 went with the traditional steak frites with mixed mushroom, truffle oil and bordelaise sauce. She reported this to be sensational.

It’s sometimes difficult to get a quality meal on the road but the meal here was terrific and is highly recommended. I would easily return to Sur Lie for a nice meal in a heartbeat.


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