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Long layover at Ottawa airport (YOW) or in nearby hotels 4.00

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Possibility to spend the night at Ottawa airport (YOW), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area


Spending the night at the airport

Although Ottawa airport is open 24 hours a day, keep in mind that security controls close at night, so if you decide to stay inside the enclosure, you will have to remain in the public area of the terminal. It is a noisy place, so it is recommended to have earplugs or headphones.

Where to rest: You will find comfortable benches landside, next to the terminal windows. In the Departures Hall, there is a VIP lounge for those passengers that qualify, but it is closed at night. For a longer rest, you can arrange your transfer with one of the hotels in the city. Below you will find a few options.

Baggage: On level 1 there is a left luggage service that operates around the clock.

Eating and drinking: The only option open throughout the night is Tim Hortons, on level 1.

Wi-Fi: Access is free.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, baby changing areas, children's playground.


Booking accommodation

Nearby Hotels

There are some accommodation options nearby, while a greater offer is available in the city centre, some of which provide courtesy transfers for their guests.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ottawa Airport (1.3 km/0.8 miles)
Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport (1.5 km/0.9 miles)
East Eden Bed & Breakfast (1.8 km/1.1 miles)
Days Inn by Wyndham Ottawa Airport (2 km/1.2 miles)
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ottawa Airport (2.2 km/1.4 miles)

Latest updates: January 22, 2020

  Scoring of Ottawa airport

Overall Scoring:
Scoring in Stay Overnite at The Airport (sleeping conditions): 4.00
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