There is something for everyone in Ottawa and Franklin County. Conveniently located just 45 minutes southwest of Kansas City, 30 minutes south of Lawrence and less than an hour from Topeka and Emporia. Ottawa is a growing community of approximately 13,000 that has become a popular destination for day trips and for weary travelers looking for a convenient stop outside the metro area with less traffic and noise.
Visitors to Franklin County have a variety of options to choose from when looking for a place to stay. Whether you want a hotel with an indoor pool or a countryside bed and breakfast, we have something for everyone. Ottawa and many of the towns located within Franklin County are great locations to have your next convention or meeting! Meeting planners will find what they need in Franklin County with a variety of facilities, a variety of restaurants with meeting rooms, and a wide selection of community meeting centers within a 20-mile radius.