Historic Building Ottawa
Swiss Hotel Ottawa, Ontario, Canada was built in 1872 from limestone in a 19th Century Vernacular Classical Revival. Swiss Hotel has undergone several changes over the years. Originally dating back to 1872, the spectacular 3 storey stone building is a proud fixture on historic Daly avenue and one of Ottawa’s most desirable locations. Back then in 1867 when Canada was born, Daly Ave was the most popular and “fashionable” street in Ottawa. Sandy Hill is one of the oldest neighborhoods and home to 3 Prime Ministers. In addition, Daly Ave was home to many Fathers of Confederation (Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, Sir Alexander Campbell, Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt) and our first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald who lived just across the street from our Inn (1865 to 1872). This is most prestigious heritage area of Ottawa and enjoys easy access to the sights and special places that make this small, friendly city such a desirable destination.
Situated in the historical district of Sandy Hill in the heart of downtown Ottawa, Swiss Hotel’s neighborhood is an eclectic destination just minutes away from the vibrant Byward Market, the new Ottawa Convention Center, the entertainment district, consisting of bistros, gourmet restaurants, pubs and night clubs and just steps away from Ottawa University.
We are a proud resident of historic Daly Avenue (Avenue of our fathers of Confederation) in the Nation’s Capital. 89 Daly Avenue, originally three separate units (87, 89 and 91 Daly), have served many different purposes. Original residents include; a clerk, Charles Ritchie, a civil servant, George Jarives, and a chemist and alchemist George Mortimer at #41 Sussex Street (present Site of French Embassy). In 1945 the establishment was converted into an apartment complex, then remodeled into a rooming house and in 1985 it was opened as the Gasthaus Switzerland Inn. The Sauter family re-modeled again in 2010 and is now a modern boutique hotel in downtown Ottawa.