Romantic Getaways!!!!

As the cooler weather arrives, we enter that season where we think of cozy romantic getaways where we can curl up together by a warm fire and do some exploring and take in those beautiful fall colors.

Indulge your senses with a calm and peaceful getaway in the Ottawa and Outaouais region. Stay at the historic Lord Elgin Hotel here in downtown Ottawa and where you will be pampered with our Romantic Escape package or perhaps one of our Spa Nordik packages.  Nearby, you will find some amazing places to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and spend quality time with your significant other. From fine restaurants to welcoming spas and wellness centres, the region offers an impressive variety of experiences specially designed to soothe and restore your body, mind and spirit. Book a relaxing treatment session at Nordik Spa-Nature, or take a hike through the Gatineau Hills where the colors are about to peak – I cannot think of a better way to spend a dreamy weekend!

Spa Nordik - a perfect getaway for the day or evening, nestled in the Gatineau Hills. Only a 15 minute drive from the Lord Elgin Hotel

Spa Nordik

Nordik Spa-Nature is a gem in the greater Ottawa-Gatineau region and can be found in Old Chelsea, at the end of Highway 5 North, a 10 minute drive from Ottawa. The Nordik is located in nature, surrounded by trees and rocks. You can find outdoor pools of various temperatures, saunas and rest rooms in beautiful wooden buildings. Tip-toe in the snow between pools and hot saunas, or treat yourself to a massage package. The Lord Elgin offers wonderful packages that combines your hotel stay with a visit to Spa Nordik. For more information visit our website.

When you stay at the Lord Elgin Hotel in downtown Ottawa, you can snuggle in front of the fireplace in our lobby with a warm beverage from our on-site Starbucks. For dinner, you may choose from the wide array of restaurants nearby, in addition to our very own amazing – Grill 41 located right in the Lord Elgin Hotel.

If you are planning a getaway this winter, you cannot get a more unique experience!!  Winterlude happens from the end of January to Family Day. Take a romantic spin on the frozen Rideau Canal as you skate hand in hand, share a Beaver Tail with hot chocolate or take advantage of all the Winterlude activities happening within steps of the Lord Elgin Hotel. The historic hotel’s elegant guestrooms and design that will instantly transport you to a more romantic time in history that will make this romantic getaway one to remember.

LRT!! Finally arrives in Ottawa!

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Well, it has finally arrived!  The long-awaited Ottawa light rail train officially launched on September 14th and this morning was it’s first run on a busy business day.  It has been years in the making… long overdue and anticipated!

Today, the General Manager of the Lord Elgin Hotel in downtown Ottawa decided to take a ride.  He boarded the train at Parliament Station by walking up two blocks from the hotel here on Elgin Street.  From there he took the train to Blair Road (east end of town) in under 15 minutes.  Then he returned to downtown Ottawa and then continued to Tunney’s Pasture in less than 10 minutes.  He was VERY impressed, by the speed and frequency of the trains (every 4 to 5 minutes or so).  What a game changer!!

We are thrilled that our hotel guests at the Lord Elgin can now get out to their meetings or offices where they are doing business in the East and West end AND all places in between so easily and quickly.  Not only will they be there in a flash, but they will be warm and dry…. yahoo!!!  Something we will all love come winter, especially in downtown Ottawa.

The big bonus of all this is that the downtown traffic around the Lord Elgin Hotel and nearby will be greatly reduced, as the many buses along Slater street and Albert street will be cancelled or their schedules reduced significantly.  Our valet team will be so happy to be able to get in and out of garage in a couple of minutes!

Thank you to all of the thousands upon thousands of workers who have made Ottawa’s new LRT possible !  We are eternally grateful!!

From the entire team at the Lord Elgin Hotel in downtown Ottawa!!