Many options are available for accommodation, and the following information is offered for guidance only.

A limited number of rooms are available at the Quality Hotel, and the Business Inn at reduced rates for those participating in the CAAS conference.

Quality Hotel

Located at 290 Rideau Street, within walking distance (three blocks) to the Byward Market. There is an April 9th, 2013 deadline for booking: after that date, rates cannot be guaranteed.

Rates are  $109.00/night, plus 13% HST for rooms with one Queen bed and a pullout sofa. There is complimentary high speed wireless Internet (the fastest in the city), simmons Pillow Top mattresses in every room, spacious rooms featuring one Queen sized bed and a pullout couch, or two Double beds, large work desk in every room equipped with a high-backed leather executive chair, family friendly on site restaurant Don Cherry’s, new 32″ LCD Flat Screen High Definition televisions in every room, and complimentary local calls and daily newspapers as well as in room tea or coffee. Parking is $16.00/24 hours; unlimited in/out privileges.

Individuals wanting to make a reservation may contact the Reservations Department at 613-789-7511 or Please quote “Carleton University – African Studies”. For more details, see

The Business Inn

Located at 180 MacLaren Street, in the centretown area of Ottawa. There is a April 19thth deadline for booking: after that date, CAAS rates will no longer  be available.

The CAAS rates are $119 per night, plus taxes (based on single  or double occupancy) for Executive suites. Executive suites offer a large,  open-concept living space with beautiful furnishings, a plush pillow top Queen bed as well as a queen size sofabed in the living area. This suite includes a fully equipped kitchen, computer and  printer with complimentary WIFI wireless high speed internet access.
Individuals wanting to make a reservation may call the hotel toll free at 1-800-363-1777 or email the hotel directly at All individuals must quote “Carleton University”. See also

Best Western Plus Victoria Park Suites Hotel

We have negotiated a special group rate. Please contact the hotel reservation department directly to make your reservation at the negotiated rate of $129 plus tax for a Standard Suite. Please quote CAAS African Studies to gain access. Rate will be available until the cutoff date of April 12th, 2013.

Known for combining comfort, personalized service and exceptional value the Best Western Plus Victoria Park Suites won’t disappoint.

Contact the hotel at Tel: 800.465.7275

For more information please visit

*    There are also Bed and Breakfasts, some of which can be found at:

The ones near to the university and downtown include:

By the Way B & B
310 First Ave
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 2G8
(613) 232-6840

Radclyffe House
160 Waverley Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 0V6
(613) 231-5355
Approximate rate range ($100 for most economic 1 bdrm/night

A Rose on Colonel By B & B
9 Rosedale Avenue (at the Rideau Canal)
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 4T2
(613) 291-7831

Swiss Hotel

89 Daly Ave.
Approximate rate range ($149 for most economic 1 bdrm/night)

*  In addition there are Hostels, including:

The Ottawa Jail Hostel
75 Nicholas Street, Ontario, Canada
Approximate rate range ($59 for 1 bdrm/night; cheaper for shared dorm)