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Ottawa Hotel and Travel Information

Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9H4
Phone: (613) 560 7000


The conference rate is $169.00 CAD (~$163.00 US) per night (single or double). To obtain this rate, simply mention the Society for American Music and make your reservation by February 15, 2010.

The Westin Ottawa offers an ideal haven for renewal and relaxation in the heart of Canada's capital.  Heighten your senses with panoramic views of Parliament Hill, the scenic Rideau Canal, or inspire yourself with historic sights and world-class shopping at the adjoining Rideau Centre shopping mall.

Visit the Westin website for more details!

Use this link to make your reservations online.

Parking at the Westin (all prices quoted are CAD):
Valet parking is currently available for $32.00 with 24-hour in and out privileges. Self Park is park and pay (pay at kiosk on way out) $20.00 for 24 hours or $15.00 for 12 hours max (no in and out privileges).

 

Visit the following websites for more information about Ottawa!



 

Travel to Ottawa

Please Note: A lower-cost alternative may be to fly into Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (YUL), and take the ViaRail. Via Rail offers a shuttle service between the Montreal Trudeau International Airport and the Dorval Train station. The shuttle is free for train passengers and the trip takes about 5 minutes. From Dorval you can take ViaRail to Ottawa for $70 CAD round-trip (a two-hour ride).

Getting from the Ottawa train station to the Westin Hotel will require a short bus or taxi ride.  You can take the 95 bus on OC Transpo, the local bus service, to get downtown or you can take a cab that will cost roughly $15.

Here are some useful tips from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority. Please note especially this new guideline:

On flights to the United States, passengers are not allowed to bring any carry-on baggage with them onto the aircraft (see the  list of exceptions ).Passengers travelling within Canada and internationally (not to the United States) are still permitted to take two pieces of carry-on baggage. However, since carry-on items slow down the screening process, taking less on board the aircraft is always preferred. 

Area Airports

Ottawa (YOW)

Follow this link for information about the Ottawa International Airport.

This hotel does not provide shuttle service. To get to the Westin from Ottawa International Airport, your options are as follows:

    Shuttle:
    The YOW Airporter maintains regularly schedule shuttle service between the airport and downtown hotels.

    Departure times from the airport is 25 minutes after and 5 minutes to the hour, every hour.

    Pick-up times from scheduled hotels is on-call only. Please speak to your hotel concierge or call us at 613-260-2359 to arrange for pick-up.

    Fare is $14.00 (CAD) one-way or $24.00 (CAD) round trip.

    Taxi Service:
    Dispatch: 613-523-1234
    Fare: $29.00 average to downtown
    Accessible vehicles are available upon request. .

    Public Transportation:
    Information: (613) 741-4390, or visit Ottawa Public Transportation.

    Route 97 departs from post 14 outisde the level 1 Arrivals area. Bus tickets are available at the Ground Transportation Desk located on level 1 at the centre door of the Arrivals area.

    $1.15/ticket (minimum purchase 2 tickets @ $2.30).
    $7.00 Day Pass if purchased on the bus.

    Route 97 uses low-floor, fully accessible buses that accommodate wheelchairs.

 

For additional information, contact Mariana Whitmer at the Society for American Music.