his recycled phoenix is a commendable modern remake of a former Howard Johnson. It is Ottawa's premier boutique-hotel, but calling it luxurious is an overstatement.
While the catching modern style is engaging, maintenance has drifted in a downward arc since the last inspection. Still, this place will please midrange travelers in search of something unique.
Overall, this is a designer haven of comfort, whimsy and Zen sparseness, with bold colors and functionality throughout. Service is...