If you are coming from outside of Ottawa and require accommodation for the conference, we have negotiated discounted rates with several hotels in the downtown area, near the many dining options of Ottawa's Byward Market, and catering to different budgets.  In some cases, the lowest rates can be obtained using online booking tools such as or, as indicated.  If you don't mind staying further out of the city, you can also find good deals online.

Downtown Ottawa:  Budget

All budget hotels include free Wi-Fi and breakfast:

The Ottawa Youth Hostel at 75 Nicholas St. offers single, double, and dormitory-style rooms inside an historic gaol, starting at $35/night. You can experience the unique feeling of being 'locked in' for the night, and take a ghost tour of the building.  Call 1 (866) 299-1478.

Both the Byward Blue Inn and the Days Inn at 157 Clarence St. and 319 Rideau St. respectively have availability during ComMedia 2015 for under $100 per night per room (accommodating one or two persons) by booking online with or

Studio rooms (one bed in one room and a pull-out sofa in the adjoining living room) are available at The Business Inn at 180 McLaren St. for $104 per night. Suites include a kitchen with stove. Call 1 (800) 363-1777 and quote ComMedia 2015.

Rooms with one or two beds are available at the Econolodge Downtown at 475 Rideau St. for between $85 and $95/night.  Call (613) 789-3781 to book, quoting ComMedia.

Rooms with one or two beds are available at the Ottawa Embassy Hotel and Suites at 25 Cartier St. for $95/night.  Suites with one bedroom and a separate living room with pull-out sofa bed are available for $119/night. Call (613) 237-2111 to book, quoting ComMedia 2015.

The map below shows the location of the conference (Carleton University river building) and the two bus routes that go downtown to these hotels.

Other economical options include:

  • Voyageur’s Guest House at 95 Arlington Ave.; rooms start at $70.
  • Ottawa Backpackers Inn at 203 York St.; rooms start at $26 for a dorm bed or $60 for a private room.
  • Airbnb (
  • Check our discussion board to split costs and stay with another conference attendee.
  • Contact to stay with a local host.


Downtown Ottawa:  Mid-Range and Up

The Lord Elgin at 100 Elgin St. ( is offering one- or two-bed guest rooms for $155/night for conference attendees.  Reservations can be made by calling 1 (800) 267-4298 or emailing and referencing “Community Media Convergence 2015.” You can also go directly to the reservation here: The discounted rate is available until Oct. 23, 2015.  Wi-Fi is included; breakfast is not, but can be obtained in the street-level Starbucks or at the hotel's restaurant.

If you need babysitting, the Lord Elgin staff maintains a list of local babysitters.  The Lord Elgin also has a swimming pool.

Les Suites Hotel at 130 Besserer St. ( offers one-bedroom suites for between one- and four-persons for $155/night.  Suites feature a full kitchen, living room, washer and dryer, and private balcony.  If you're coming as a small group or want to assemble a small group using our Shared Accommodation discussion board, guests can use the pull-out couch in the living room.

Ideal for attendees looking to share a spacious accommodation to cut costs, the two-bedroom suite can sleep two to six for $249/night and features two bathrooms, a living room where additional guests can be accommodated on the pull-out couch, a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and a private balcony.

Les Suites can also put you in touch with local babysitters.

To reserve with Les Suites, call 1 (800) 267-1989 and quote the group reservation code CMC2015. For the discounted rates, reservations must be made by Oct. 16, 2015.  Breakfast is not included with Les Suites, but can be obtained in their cafeteria on the main level or at one of many restaurants nearby.

For more information about how to get to Ottawa for the conference and get around the city once you’re here see our Transportation page.

To see more about local Ottawa attractions or check out what events are happening the week of the conference, please see our Tourist attractions page.