SAM'04 Hotels and Accomodations

Participants must make their own accommodation arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice, or with the University of Ottawa residences. When making a reservation, it is necessary to specify the "SAM Workshop / University of Ottawa" in order to get the negotiated conference rate. Please note that June is a busy month in Ottawa, so it is advisable to make your reservation early.

All prices are in Canadian dollars. $1 CAN = $ 0.76 US = €0.62 Euro = £0.42 GBP approximately (March 10, 2004. See current rates).

An additional 12% tax (5% Provincial Sales Tax + 7 % Goods and Services Tax) is usually applicable to hotel rooms. However, participants from abroad can get such taxes reimbursed before leaving the country (this cannot be done at the hotel however). Reimbursment forms will likely be available at the workshop registration desk. The prices for the university residences already includes the taxes.


These hotels are at walking distance from the SITE building. Most have room blocks of 10 rooms for Tuesday, June 1st, to Friday, June 4th.

Days Inn Downtown
  • Phone: +1 (613) 789-5555
  • Fax: +1 (613) 789-6196
  • Conference Room rate: $105 (single or double)
    • Queen-size beds (pending availability), free parking, free high-speed Internet
  • Group name: SAM Workshop, University of Ottawa
  • Distance: about 15 minutes
  • Room block (15 rooms) held until May 10th (after which there is no guarantee of availability)
  • Book by e-mail, phone, or fax, but not using the Web or their 1-888 number.
  • Map: #27

Les Suites Hotel
  • Phone: +1 (613) 232-2000 (international), 1-800-267-1989 (Canada and USA)
  • Fax: +1 (613) 232-1242
  • Conference rate: $159
    • one-bedroom suites, single occupancy
    • +10$ for each additional person
  • Group name: SAM Workshop, University of Ottawa
  • Group Reservation: SAM0531
  • Distance: about 15 minutes
  • Room block held until April 23rd when unreserved rooms will be released.
  • Map: #16

Novotel  (link to Novotel Ottawa)
  • Phone: +1 (613) 230-3033
  • Conference Room rate: $139
  • Group name: SAM Workshop, University of Ottawa
  • Group code: not required use group name
  • Distance: about 15 minutes
  • Room block held until May 1st, when unreserved rooms will be released
  • Map: #20

Fairmont Chateau Laurier
  • Phone: 1-800-441-1414
  • Fax: +1 (613) 562-7030
  • Conference Room rate: $224 (room with a view)
  • Group name: SAM Workshop, University of Ottawa
  • Group Code: SAMO4 (with a O, not a zero)
  • Distance: about 20 minutes
  • Room block held until April 30th, when unreserved rooms will be released
  • Book by phone or via the above Web site
  • Map: #8

Lord Elgin Hotel
  • Phone: 1-800-267-4298
  • Fax: +1 (613) 235-3223
  • Rates on Internet: From  $120 (via
  • Distance: about 15 minutes
  • No room block held for the moment.
  • Map: #17

 University of Ottawa Residences

A block of 10 rooms has been reserved in the conventional residences of the University of Ottawa (Stanton/Marchand). They are located at 90 University Street, 5 minutes walking distance from the SITE building (see #1 on the campus map below). The residences do not provide the luxury of surrounding hotels, and they have shared bathrooms on each floor, but they are available at a much lower cost (prices in Canadian dollars, all taxes included):
More information on the rooms is available at: The new residences (the nice looking ones, at 90$+taxes per night) are already booked out, but you can still try to see if some are available, after May 1st, 2004).

Residence booking form: PDF, Word. Requests must be received no later than May 1st, 2004.

 Other Possibilities

We have no room blocks for these hotels, and they are not at walking distance (but transportation to the University SITE building by bus is easy). The Internet rates indicated are as of March 10, 2004, and are likely to change, so please verify rates and availability if you are interested.

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
+1 (613) 238-1500
Rate on Internet: From $144
Map: #25

Best Western Victoria Park Suites
+1 (613) 567-7275 (a good walk from University)
Rates on Internet: From $117 (via Expedia)
Map: #4

Courtyard Marriott Ottawa
+1 (613) 241-1000
Rate on Internet: From $155
Map: #18

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 0  SITE Building, University of Ottawa
 4  Best Western Victoria Park
 8  Fairmont Château Laurier
16 Les Suites Hotel
17 Lord Elgin Hotel
18 Courtyard Marriott
20 Novotel Hotel
25 Sheraton Ottawa
27 Days Inn Downtown
30 Westin Hotel

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0  SITE Building (talks in room A-0150)
1  University residences (Stanton/Marchand, 90 University)
2  Sports complex
3  University Center