Summer in Ottawa is a busy time. It’s a time full of festivals, music and otherwise, and there’s always something to do. First comes the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, then Bluesfest. With any other city, these massive festivals would be enough, but Ottawa also hosts CityFolk.

With so much music, it can be tempting to stay the entire summer and catch all the music. But one question remains: where to stay in Ottawa?

The Business Inn & Suites is located centrally. From its downtown location, you are within walking distance of all these major festivals. In fact, the Ottawa International Jazz Festival is just down Elgin Street, where The Business Inn & Suites is located.

And if you’re here for Canada Day, we’re the place to stay; we’re one of the closest hotels to Parliament Hill. So, if you’re still wondering where to stay in Ottawa, choose The Business Inn & Suites. Our rates are competitive and our suites are beautiful.


Bluesfest at Lebreton Flats is just a short bus ride or drive from The Business Inn & Suites. It happens in early July, and features massive names from all over the world of music – it’s not just for blues anymore.

Whether you’re a fan of rock, hip-hop or grassroots, Bluesfest is music. And since it runs a full week, there are plenty of bands to see.

Canada Day

The Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa are something to behold. While they end with fireworks, the celebrations truly begin in the bars and eateries around The Business Inn & Suites on Elgin Street.

The Business Inn & Suites is the best place to stay in Ottawa on Canada Day, because we’re located right in the middle of it all. Walk out our front doors into the biggest party in the Capital.

Ottawa International Jazz Festival

The Ottawa International Jazz Festival in Confederation Park is just down the street from The Business Inn & Suites. Just a short walk and you’ll have access to all the sights and sounds of the festival. If you’re a jazz fan, this is a hard one to miss.


If you’re more a fan a folk music, CityFolk is the place for you. Though it also features artists from other genres, this festival has a much more acoustic feel than either the Ottawa International Jazz Festival or Bluesfest.

A five day festival, it takes place in early September at Lansdowne Park, which is a short bus ride south from The Business Inn & Suites.

For booking information, see our Registrations & Policies page.

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