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The Historical Neighbourhood of Sandy Hill
The Auberge King Edward B&B is one of the oldest Ottawa Bed and Breakfast establishments, having been in operation since 1993. The restored building is located on a city-designated heritage block and is located immediately adjacent to the University of Ottawa in the historic downtown neighbourhood of Sandy Hill. It is the closest Bed and Breakfast to the University of Ottawa.
Sandy Hill is walking distance to the Byward Market and shopping at the Rideau Centre shopping mall and is one of Ottawa's most historical and easily recognized neighbourhoods. It was first established in the early nineteenth century and, at the time, it was Ottawa's wealthiest neighbourhood, home to the most influential dignitaries, politicians and residents of the day. Over the years, with the establishment of the University of Ottawa, the neighbourhood became more densely populated and middle class. During the last few decades, many of the grand mansions have become embassies and this neighbourhood now boasts over thirty embassies. This eclectic neighbourhood is highly desirable because of it's central downtown location.
Because of its downtown location, this Bed and Breakfast is within easy walking distance of all major attractions in the city including Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery, the Government Conference Centre, the Canadian Museum of History, the Ottawa Convention (Shaw) Centre and the ByWard Market. Guests rarely ever use their car because of our central location. Many restaurants, cafés, pubs, nightclubs and shopping areas are within walking distance of this downtown Ottawa B&B. Our location is also only steps away from all major public transit routes (the Transitway) making travel to other locations in Ottawa easy.
Hospitality is our reputation. If you are visiting the city as a tourist, we will gladly provide you with a map of the city centre and will discuss the various attractions that Ottawa has to offer.
This downtown Ottawa Bed and Breakfast is easy to locate from whatever direction you are coming.
The driving directions from Highway 417 to the B&B are as follows:
If you are coming in from Kingston, Toronto or Highway 7, take the “Lees Avenue” exit from Highway 417 in the downtown core. At the end of this exit, turn left onto Lees Avenue. Always drive straight and you will do a large loop over Highway 417. In about 1 ½- 2 km., you will automatically drive onto King Edward Ave. We are at 525 King Edward Avenue (the second property on the right, after you cross Laurier Avenue).
If you are driving in from Montreal, take the “Mann” Street exit from Highway 417 in the downtown core. Always drive straight and, in about ½ km., you will automatically drive onto King Edward Ave. We are at 525 King Edward Avenue (the second property on the right, after you cross Laurier Avenue).
The driving directions from Highway 50 to the B&B are as follows:
Highway 50 in Quebec automatically crosses the MacDonald-Cartier Bridge into Ottawa. Once you cross the bridge, you will automatically be directed onto King Edward Avenue. We are about 2-3 km. from the bridge at 525 King Edward Avenue. We are just after you climb a small hill and across the street from a stone church. In the Spring and Summer, the front yard of the property is covered with perennial flower beds.
For those using On-star Tracking, the postal code for 525 King Edward Avenue is K1N 7N3.
The following are all within a 10 minute walk from the Bed and Breakfast:
- the University of Ottawa
- the Ottawa Shaw Convention Centre
- the UNESCO world heritage Rideau Canal
- Laurier House
- the Weston Hotel
- the Rideau Centre
- Le Cordon Blue
- Amnesty International HQ
- the Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Bicycle Rental Centre
- various bike trails
The following are between a
10 and 20 minute walk away:
- the Parliament Buildings
- the National Gallery of Canada
- the ByWard Market
- the Royal Canadian Mint
- the United States Embassy
- the National War Memorial
- the Canadian Museum of Nature
- the Bank of Canada Currency Museum
- the Chateau Laurier
- the Bytowne Museum
- Library and Archives Canada
- the Sparks Street Mall
- the National Arts Centre
The Canadian Museum of History (a.k.a. the Museum of Civilization) in Gatineau, Quebec is a bit further away (approximately 35 min. walk from here), but we recommend to all our guests that they walk it as it is probably the most beautiful walk to undertake. The picture postcard views from the Alexandria Bridge are just stunning.
Free on-site parking
Please ring the front doorbell and I will advise how to access the parking in the rear of the property which is not accessible from King Edward Avenue. There is no additional cost for parking your vehicle on the property.
The Rideau Canal is only a 5-6 minute walk away.