The area's only resort hotel, this 18-story tower in Silicon Valley is about a 20-minute drive from Ottawa. Guest rooms have modern furnishings in gray and raspberry and nice touches like coffeemakers and tea kettles. High-tech gadgets include a computerized seesaw in the wading pool. The Executive Health Centre provides medical fitness examinations and the spa has an on-site plastic surgeon.
Jun 28, 2011
My company sent me to Ottawa for a 2 week business trip and, unfortunately, the Brookstreet is the only hotel in the middle of the business park where I was to work. It is a very nice hotel, but they are ready to charge for everything but the air you breathe. $10/ day for 'secured' underground parking, which is the ONLY parking available unless you want to park on some street. That seems so out of place for somewhere deep in the suburbs where land
and free parking goes hand in hand. The internet charge starts at $15/day which is EXTREMELY slow; calls to a 800 number incur $1 connection charge. Food was expensive and so-so. Everytime I ordered my $4 bowl of cornflakes I always seemed to get the crumbs you find at the bottom of the box, regular breakfast was averaging $20, toast was always burnt, and NEVER get the buffet that starts on Tuesday--milk is warm, waffles are cold and hard even when freshly delivered. Even though my business paid for it, I felt the need to stop the madness and go elsewhere anytime I could. Better finding a hotel downtown where at least there is something entertaining going on, or just go to the Holiday Inn express a short drive away on 417 to save some cash.