2001 OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ANIMATION FESTIVAL:
Accommodation Information

 

The Festival encourages you to direct your travel arrangements to the official travel agent of SAFO 01, FAR HORIZONS, to obtain festival travel discounts. Contact them at (613) 234-6116 or by email at Far_Horizons@compuserve.com or by toll free fax at 1-800-555-5712. Air Canada is offering festival attendees a special rate * call toll free 1-800-361-7585 and quote CV873357 when making a reservation.

Ottawa is easily accessible by air, train, bus or car.

Vehicle rentals are available from Discount Car Rental, the official agency of SAFO 01, at 1-800-263-2355 or book your car through their web site at www.discountcar.com.

If you are flying directly to Ottawa you can reach the downtown area by taking the airport shuttle bus ($9.00) or a taxi (apr. $25). The shuttle bus takes about 45 minutes depending upon which hotel is your destination. The taxi ride from the airport to downtown Ottawa takes about 20 minutes.

For those of you traveling overseas via Montreal’s Dorval or Mirabel Airport, transportation to Ottawa should be arranged in advance. For information on buses from Dorval, call (514) 394-7377.

Taxis are readily available at the Ottawa train station and the Ottawa Bus depot.

Ottawa's city bus service, OC Transpo, runs buses from the airport, train station and bus depot. Bus fare is $2.25.

There are a number of hotels in the vicinity of the Festival headquarters at the National Archives of Canada, varying in price, size and amenities. The rates quoted are subject to changes. The prices do not include a 5% Ontario room tax and a 7% federal goods and services tax. The following list of hotels are extending a special rate and have a number of rooms set aside for SAFO 01 participants. Please note that the period of the festival is an extremely busy time in Ottawa and all hotels will stop holding rooms approximately one month prior to the festival’s opening day. Be sure to book your rooms as soon as possible and mention you are with the Student Animation Festival in order to receive any special rates. The toll-free numbers may not be valid outside of Canada.

Hotels with rooms on hold for SAFO Attendees.

Travelodge Hotel 402 rue Queen Street, Tel: (613) 236-1133, Fax: (613) 236-2317, Toll Free: 1-800-578-7878. Rates: $ 109+ single & double. A 5 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada. 25 rooms on hold for Student Animation Festival attendees – Quote G15-89.

Albert At Bay Suite Hotel 435 rue Albert Street, Tel: (613) 238-8858, Fax: (613) 238-1433, Toll Free: 1-800-267-6644. Rates: $ 115+ single & double. A 5 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada. 40 rooms on hold for SAFO attendees.

Doral Inn 486 Albert St. Tel: (613) 230-8055 Fax: (613) 237-9660 . Rates: $99+. A 5 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada. A limited number of rooms on hold for Student Animation Festival attendees.

Cartier Place & Towers 180 rue Cooper Street, Tel: (613) 236-5000, Fax: (613) 238- 3842, Toll Free: 1-800-236-8399. Rates $149-169 A 20 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada 15 rooms on hold for Student Animation Festival attendees.

Holiday Inn Plaza La Chaudière 2 Montcalm, Hull, QC Tel: (819) 778-3880, Fax: (819) 778-3309 Rates $109 single. A 20 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada. 50+ rooms on hold for Student Animation Festival attendees until September 5, 2001.

Lord Elgin Hotel 100 rue Elgin Street, Tel: (613) 235-3333, Fax: (613) 235-3223, Toll Free: 1-800-267-4298. Rates: $ 130+ single & double. 15 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada. 20 rooms on hold for SAFO attendees.

Minto Place Suite Hotel 433 avenue Laurier Avenue West, Tel: (613) 782-2350, Fax: (613) 782-69620, Toll Free: 1-800-267-3377. Rates: $184+ single & double. 15 rooms on hold for Student Animation Festival attendees.

Ramada Hotel & Suites 111 rue Cooper Street, Tel: (613) 238-1331, Fax: (613) 230-2179, Toll Free: 1-800-267-8378. Rates: $ 109-$119 Quote reservation 1497 for special rate. A 25 minute walk to the National Archives of Canada. 20 rooms on hold for Student Animation Festival attendees.

Other hotels to try:

Arc, The Hotel 140 Slater Street Tel: (613) 238-2888, Fax: (613) 235-8421 Toll Free 1-800-699-2516. $179+ A 15 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada. Mention you are with the Student Animation Festival for a discount.

Aristocrat Suite Hotel 131 Cooper Street, Tel:(613) 236-7500, Fax:(613) 563-2836, Toll Free: 1-800-563-5634. Rates: $109 + single & double. A 25 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada.

Embassy Hotel & Suites 23 Cartier Street, Tel: (613) 237-2111, Fax: (613) 563-1353, Toll Free: 1-800-446-4656. Rates: $ 105-110 single: $80 double. A 25 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada.

The Arosa 163 MacLaren Street Rates: $89-$94 Tel: (613) 238-6783 Fax: (613) 238-5080 Email: info@arosahotel.com 15 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada.

The Hotel Roxborough 123 rue Metcalfe Street, Tel: (613) 237-9300, Fax: (613) 237-2163, Toll Free: 1-877-436-5444. www.hotelroxborough.com Rates: $99+ single; $109+ double. A 10 to 15 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada.

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

A Voyageurs Guest House Bed & Breakfast Tel: (613) 238-6445 95 Arlington St. Rates $44 - $60. A 10 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada Auditorium.

Albert House 478 rue Albert Street, Tel: (613) 236-4479, Fax: (613) 237-9079, Toll Free: 1-800-267-1982. Web Site: www.albertinn.com Rates: $ 88+ singl; $ 98+ double. A 10 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada Auditorium.

Auberge des Arts 104 Guiges Ave. Tel: (613) 562-0909; Toll Free: 1-877-750-3400 Fax: (613) 241-4112 Rates: $60-90. Web Site: www.albertinn.com A 30 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada Auditorium.

Auberge Gasthaus Switzerland Inn 88 avenue Daly Avenue, Tel: (613) 237-0335, Toll Free: 1-888-663-0000. Rates: $88+ single and double. A 40 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada Auditorium.

Auberge McGee's Inn 185 avenue Daly Avenue, Tel: (613) 237-6089, Fax: (613) 237-6201. Rates: $98+ single and double. A 20 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada Auditorium.

Australis Guest House 35 Marlborough Ave. Tel: (613) 235-8461 Rates: $58-$68. A 40 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada Auditorium.

Bed and Breakfast L'Auberge du Marche 87 Guigues Ave. (613) 241-6610 Rate: $60+. A 30 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada Auditorium.

Centretown Guest House 460 rue Somerset Street West, Tel: (613) 233-0681, Fax: (613) 235-3777. Rates: $35+ single; double $45+. A 15 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada Auditorium.

Lyon Guest House 479 rue Slater Street, Tel: (613) 236-3904. Fax: (613) 236-3904 Rates: $50+ single; $60+ double. A 10 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada Auditorium.

Mid-towne Heritage 220 Lyon St. Bed & Breakfast (613) 236-1169 Rates: $79-$109.

Natural Choice 4 Nature 263 McLeod St. B&B (613) 563-4399 Rates: $65-$75. A 15 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada Auditorium.

Economy Accomodation

The least expensive places to stay in Ottawa. There may be restrictions on your access and your activities. Ottawa International Hostel - 75 rue Nicholas Street, Tel: (613) 235-2595. Rates: $21 single. A 30 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada.

Ottawa YW/YMCA 180 Argyle Street, Tel:(613) 237-1320. Rates: $41.89 single. A 20 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada.

Backpackers Hostel 203 York Street (613) 241-3402 www.ottawahostel.com. Rates: $18.00. A 30 minute walk from the National Archives of Canada.


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