Directly across from Confederation Park and the National Arts Centre, Lord Elgin is one block away from the Rideau Canal and Rideau Centre and five miles from Ottawa International Airport. This location is also two blocks from L'Esplanade Laurier (retail), three blocks from Sparks Street Mall, five blocks from Parliament Hill, one mile from Ottawa University, three miles from the Museum of Civilization, and nine miles from Hull Casino. Hotel amenities include the lap pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness equipment, gift shop, Starbuck's, lobby bar and fireplace, and Elgin Cafe (for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The hotel also offers room service, bell service, valet parking, free weekday newspapers, valet laundry service, and airport and casino shuttle service. All rooms feature picture windows, Biedermeier-style furnishings, high-speed Internet access, and in-room movies.