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20 Queen St S, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6 Canada
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Immerse yourself in the historic charm of The Walper Hotel, an iconic 1893 landmark set along the quaint streets of one of Kitchener, Ontario's oldest neighbourhoods. You'll be captivated by this building's amazing past, and charmed by its contemporary flare. From Eleanor Roosevelt's preferred breakfast location on the interior terrace to Lennox Lewis' boxing match in the Crystal Ballroom, to the tales of Al Capone's liquor smuggling operation in the cavernous basement restaurant, every nook and cranny in this Waterloo hotel has a story to tell.
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Car park
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Salon
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Nixblicker wrote a review Nov 2022
Hamburg, Germany1 contribution
The Walper is a very nice and recently modernised hotel with all the amenities you would want. Due to the renovations some of the walls however, might be a tad thin which can be a problem due to noisy neighbours or a construction site next door. The staff was very kind and helpful in all the ways available to them.
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swk2006 wrote a review Nov 2022
Toronto, Canada48 contributions32 helpful votes
Hotel was nice and room was well maintained and quite large. Appreciated having the ability to use chromecast and coffee station in room. Staff were friendly. Central kitchener location and would be open to staying again. Note that the cityview room was quite loud at night due to traffic/construction and parking costs 15/night at the garage.
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bains65 wrote a review Nov 2022
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
The folks at the front desk were very warm and welcoming. The onsite pub/bistro was excellent with top notch service and attentiveness. I would highly recommend this hotel in the heart of Kitchener downtown. Thank you to all that made my stay so wonderful.
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chaz1908 wrote a review Nov 2022
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico11 contributions10 helpful votes
I had a great time on this property. I really appreciate the fun details over the amenities and advices. Food was delicious, and room was very comfortable. I really liked the visual concept of this hotel. I enjoyed my staying there, with the personal warm touch of the staff (Laura, Jennifer, Jarred, Scott) and cannot wait to return on the future.
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BlueberryGang wrote a review Nov 2022
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Clean modern hotel. Rooms were clean, spacious with comfortable beds/linens. Hotel has interesting decor and heritage. Hotel staff was welcoming and very friendly. Staff was friendly and welcoming. Definitely will stay again when visiting Kitchener/Waterloo.
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frieber2022 wrote a review Nov 2022
Hamburg, New York1 contribution
The glass shower door opened the wrong way into the toilet and only opened 12 inches. The toilet blocked the opening of the door! The only way into shower was for me to stand in the corner between the toilet water tank with my naked back pressed against the glass shower wall, open the door against the toilet bowl and squeeze through the 12-inch opening. I have a video of how the door hits the toilet, if no one believes me!
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dboshart wrote a review Nov 2022
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I stayed at the Walper for three nights. The first and third morning there was no hot water in the shower and the second morning there was only hot water. It was impossible to adjust the temperature any day I was there. The silicon caulking on the wall above the bathroom tiles was dirty and the bedside table and phone were covered in dust when I arrived.
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Holly S wrote a review Nov 2022
Hamilton, Canada12 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed in a King room Nov. 5th while in town for a concert at Centre in the Square. Staff was extremely friendly, happy, and helpful. The Walper was a breath of fresh air and gave me more of a resort feeling, not at all cookie cutter. Our room was visually interesting and quiet, the bed extremely comfortable, even toiletries were impressive. Robes in the wardrobe were a nice surprise. I would definitely recommend and would stay there again!
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809harry wrote a review Nov 2022
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We very much enjoyed our stay. An interesting historic boutique hotel. Very helpful and friendly staff. Excellent room. Delicious food and wine in the restaurant. Great place for a fall break for my wife and I.
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jmlabonte21 wrote a review Nov 2022
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Good experience for a boutique hotel. Parking is across the street so if you have a ton of luggage, park curbside. Room was functional as were only there for 1 night. Hotel was clean and customer service was spot on.
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PRICE RANGE
US$149 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
walper terrace kitchener
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Walper Terrace Hotel
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioRegion of WaterlooKitchenerCity Commercial Core
NUMBER OF ROOMS
92
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Walper Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Walper Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kitchener City Hall (0.3 km), THEMUSEUM (0.06 km), and St. Mary Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows Church (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Walper Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Walper Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Walper Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Walper Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Walper Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include 271 West Restaurant, Ellison's Bistro, and Cafe Pyrus.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Walper Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Walper Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Kitchener.
Are pets allowed at The Walper Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Walper Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Walper Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Woodside National Historic Site (1.7 km).