Hotels for OIAF 2022

Hotel rooms will go like hotcakes for the week of the Festival, so book now!

All OIAF venues are within walking distance from each other in the downtown and Byward Market area.​

Want to be economical and share a room? There’s a Facebook group to help you find a roomie!

Ottawa hostels are a great option too! See the information below on our fun and unique downtown Ottawa hostel options.

The following hotels and hostels are extending a special rate and have a number of rooms set aside for OIAF 2022 participants. The rates quoted are subject to change. In addition to the quoted room rate, 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will be added to the rooms. Be sure to mention you are with the Ottawa International Animation Festival in order to receive any special rates. The toll-free numbers may not be valid outside of North America.

Travel Info

Coming to Ottawa from Montreal?

It is a 2 hour trip from Montreal to Ottawa and there are 4 ways to get here. You can fly, drive, take a bus, or take the train. Buses to and from Montreal run approximately 17 times a day and the average cost is $61.  VIA Rail trains run approximately 5 times a day, and prices vary.

Need public transit information?

Getting around the city is easy with OC Transpo and the O-Train! Purchase a Presto card for only $6 and load it with your fare(s) in advance. Coming in from Toronto? Your Toronto Presto cards are valid here too!

Day passes are also available for purchase and can be bought as a 1, 3, 5, or 7 day pass. The DayPass lets you ride on OC Transpo, Para Transpo and STO from the time of purchase until it expires. To ride, just tap your DayPass at the fare gate or show it to the operator as you board the bus.Having a pass will make it easy and convenient for getting to and from the OIAF venues, especially if you are staying near the LRT (O-Train) or a downtown bus route. 

Visit Prices for all your fare rates and options. 

Buy your Presto card online or at an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre or participating Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, and Real Canadian Superstore locations

OC Transpo Ticket Machines can be found at all O-Train stations and the Ottawa airport has an OC Transpo Ticket Machine located on Level 1: Arrival and Baggage claim. 

Rapid route 97 serves YOW around the clock, 7 days a week!  

O-Train 1 Tunney’s Pasture will take you from the VIA railway station to downtown Ottawa and runs from early morning to late at night. 

Still need more information? Please visit OC Transpo
For all the information you need about Ottawa’s bus and O-train service!
You can also call 613-560-5000

Want to take a taxi or Uber from the airport?

The average cost to take a taxi from the airport to downtown Ottawa is $29
To take an Uber from the airport to downtown Ottawa rates start at $25

Want more ground transportation options from the airport? 

Visit for more information.

Visiting from across Ontario?



Use code OIAF22 to save 15% on your Rider Express bus tickets for the month of September.

Downtown Hotels

Stay within walking distance of all OIAF venues.

Fairmont Château Laurier

Book at the Château to receive a discount on your TAC Pass.

The Fairmont Château Laurier is a historic landmark hotel in downtown Ottawa adjacent to Parliament Hill. The Animation Conference (TAC) attendees especially will find it convenient to stay in the hotel where the Conference takes place.

1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 8S7
Telephone: 613-241-1414
Toll-free: 1-800-257-7544

Rates: Starting at $329
Reservation Deadline: August 20, 2022
Booking link

Les Suites Hotel Ottawa

When you stay at Les Suites Hotel Ottawa, you have the best of everything — spacious comfort, a great location, and impeccable service. You can relax in a condominium-sized suite with separate living and sleeping areas, a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and private balcony.

130 Besserer Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9M9
(Next to the Arts Court – no more than 10 min from all other venues)
Telephone: 613-232-2000
Toll-free: 1-800-267-1989
Quote booking code 6085


Rates: Starting at $239
Reservation Deadline: August 20, 2022
Booking Code: 6085
Other information: All rates applicable to taxes
Complimentary High-Speed Wi-Fi included in rates.
Parking is an additional 28/day with unlimited in/out access.
Cancellation: Individual cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to date of arrival

Alt Hotel Ottawa

The 148-room Alt Hotel Ottawa is a landmark in the newly revitalized business district of downtown Ottawa. Perfect for both business-people and leisure travellers alike, the hotel is conveniently located next to shops, restaurants and boutiques.

Address: 185 Slater St, Ottawa, ON K1P OC8
Telephone: 1.844.258.6882
Email for reservations:
Best way to make a reservation: Phone

Rates: 10% LRA
Reservation Deadline: N/A
Booking Code: Call in and ask for Canadian Film Institute rate

Ottawa Embassy Hotel & Suites

Centrally located full service suite property, our spacious rooms include kitchenettes and balconies and complimentary Wifi.

Address: 25 Cartier St. Ottawa ON, K2P 1J2
Telephone: 1-800-661-5495 (best way to reserve)
Email for reservations:

Rates: $139 & $149
Reservation Deadline: August 20, 2022
Booking Code: OIAF 2022
Other information: Deluxe rooms without kitchenettes are $139.00 and Bachelor Suites with Kitchenettes are $149

Lord Elgin Hotel

The Lord Elgin is a distinctively independent, luxury hotel in the classic tradition and is different from most of Ottawa’s other luxury hotels. For one thing it is not part of a group, and we manage and run the hotel ourselves – which means that we’re personally involved in every aspect of its operation.
With 355 rooms and suites, it’s neither too small nor too large: it is certainly not a ’boutique’ hotel, but while it is, we hope, in the best tradition of grand hotels, it certainly does not stand on ceremony or cultivate airs and graces. Discreet, with a wonderful location and old-fashioned standards of service, The Lord Elgin is, above all, all about attention to detail.

Address: 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5K8
Telephone: 1-800-267-4298
Email for reservations:
Best way to make a reservation:  Online booking

Discounted room rate: $199 for classic guest rooms
Reservation deadline: August 20, 2022
Discount code: OIAF Room block
Other information: Higher rates will be offered for upgrade rooms

Arc The.Hotel

Arc The.Hotel is Ottawa’s premier boutique hotel. Located downtown you are always steps away from local tourist attractions and restaurants. We have 112 well appointed guest rooms that cater to business and leisure travelers.

Address: 140 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H6
Telephone: 613.238.2888
Email for reservations:
Best way to make a reservation:  Online booking

Discounted room rate: $169.00
Reservation deadline: August 20, 2022
Booking link 

Ottawa Marriott

Experience modern style and sincere service at Ottawa Marriott Hotel, set in the lively downtown district of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Located right by the new Lyon LRT station, our hotel is two stops away from the Rideau Shopping Centre, Shaw Centre and ByWard Market and Music Venues. Explore Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and the National Gallery of Canada, all within walking distance from our hotel. The Hotel offers an onsite Starbucks, Spin Kitchen & Bar, and In-Room Dining, as well as an indoor heated pool and large fitness centre.

Address:100 Kent St., Ottawa ON, K1P 5R7
Telephone: 1-800-853-8463

Discounted room rate:$229
Reservation deadline: August 20, 2022
Booking link

The Swiss Hotel

Established in 1985, the Swiss Hotel is one of the few independently owned and operated hotels in Ottawa. Set in a beautifully restored historic stone building, the Swiss Hotel combines modern comforts with the warmth and luxury of Swiss hospitality. Our unique and intimate European-style boutique hotel in downtown Ottawa is conveniently located in the centre of the city. We’re just an easy walk to the University of Ottawa, Shaw Centre, Byward Market, and Canada’s Parliament.

Address: 89 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1N 6E6
Telephone: 613-237-0335

Email for reservations:

Novotel Ottawa

Coming for the weekend? Novotel Ottawa has a special block for OIAF attendees. Novotel has a fitness centre, a restaurant, bar, coffee bar, laundry service, high-speed internet included in the room rate, LCD T.V., cordless phones, and beautiful duvets. Book your stay today, or you just might miss out!

Address:33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9M7 (Next to the Arts Court – no more than 10 min from all other venues)
Telephone: 613-230-3033 (Toll-free: 1-855-677-3033)

Discounted room rate: Starting at $209
Reservation deadline: August 24 2022
Booking Code: 1115453 (Call for reservations)

Ottawa East Hotels

Enjoy easy access to downtown on Ottawa’s LRT, with a stop at St. Laurent shopping centre

Comfort Inn Ottawa East

Newly renovated accommodations, Grab & Go Breakfast, Pet friendly Ottawa East hotel, conveniently located by the Queensway highway and next to St Laurent Shopping Mall.

1252 Michael Street, Ottawa, ON, K1J 7T1
Telephone: 613-744-2900
Email for reservations:
Best way to make a reservation: Phone

Rates: 10% of BAR – Loyal Rate
Reservation Deadline: 72 hours prior to arrival
Booking Code: Loyal
Other information: Credit Card Required at time of booking

Airport Hotels

Flying in for the festival? Our airport hotels offer FREE parking and easy bus transportation to get downtown. Rapid route 97 serves YOW around the clock, 7 days a week!

Want more ground transportation options from the airport? Visit for more information.

Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport

We’re one kilometer from Ottawa International Airport and across the street from the EY Center. Our 24-hour shuttle offers airport pickup/drop off service and our soundproof rooms ensure a restful stay. Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill, and the National War Museum, are just 15 minutes away. Our Garden Grille & Bar offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Address: 2400 Alert Road
Telephone: 613-288-9005
Email for reservations:
Best way to make a reservation: Online booking

Rates: $145
Reservation Deadline: August 22, 2022
Booking Code: CFI3

Fairfield by Marriott Ottawa Airport

Located by the Ottawa International Airport only a 20 minute scenic drive to the center of Ottawa and the Film Festival events. Offering spacious guest rooms, free parking, hot buffet breakfast and WiFi.

Address: 135 Thad Johnson Private, Ottawa, ON K1V 1A2
Telephone: 613-691-2161
Email for reservations:
Best way to make a reservation:  Online booking

Discounted room rate: $139
Reservation deadline: August 26, 2022
Booking link: Book your group rate for The Ottawa International Animation Festival


Stay around downtown Ottawa on a budget with these friendly hostels!

Ottawa Backpackers Inn

We are a fun backpackers hostel in an excellent downtown location in the Byward Market. We offer inexpensive, safe, clean, and friendly accommodation in dormitory and private rooms. Fast WiFi, kitchen access. Close to Festival venues.

Address: 203 York Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T7
Telephone: 613-241-3402
Email for reservations:
Best way to make a reservation: Online booking

The Barefoot Hostel

The Barefoot Hostel is an intimate, clean and comfortable 4-bedroom hostel. Our rooms are private, with shared bathroom and living facilities. Guests can enjoy complimentary wireless internet throughout the property and a fun and comfortable living and dining area. The Barefoot Hostel is conveniently located in downtown Ottawa, only steps from the Byward Market.

Address: 455 Cumberland St., Ottawa, ON K1N 7J8
Telephone: 613-237-0336

Email for reservations: