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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a week's stay while attending a conference at the Crowne Plaza. Staff was incredibly friendly, room immaculate and the wifi was speedy. Having stayed here and the Crowne Plaza, I'd much rather stay here!

Thank digerati
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a night while attending a party about 15 minutes away. The hotel is newly renovated and beautiful. It has a lot of personality on both the lobby and the rooms. Front desk staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. They even had a complimentary shuttle to take us to our party so we didn't...

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Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The Walper Hotel was built in 1893 and was recently renovated on 2016. It is absolutely beautiful with both classic and modern features. The entrance is lovely with a palette of whites, greys and blues. The staff were warm and friendly and very helpful. Our room was gorgeous. It wasn't huge but had very high ceilings with lovely moldings. The...

Thank laughingwoman6
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hey there laughingwoman6, Thank you so much for choosing to stay at The Walper Hotel and for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We love that you noticed all the details of the hotel and shared them. It's great to see what each unique guest finds special about our property and we hope we will get to welcome...

London, Canada
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were excited to stay at the Walper since their renos have been completed, and booked a Weekender package for NYE. Overall, we were kind of underwhelmed but that was more from a service perspective than anything I think. The Pros: -Great location - shops, restaurants, etc. all close by -Good value package for price (hotel, brunch in bed and...

Thank BriK200
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi BriK200, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with The Walper Hotel and for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. Breaking down your stay into pros and cons has really helped us see where we can improve our guest experiences. With regards to the mini-staircases: We have endeavored to increase the accessibility in our guest rooms...

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We recently returned this past weekend to the Walper, after being married there 10 years ago. From the time I booked the room, to check-in, to check-out, the experience was top notch. We've stayed at several boutique hotels in big cities, and the Walper gives them all a run for their money. The price was beyond reasonable, and the new...

Thank Erica H
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Erica H, Congrats on your 10 year anniversary! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your love story! We are so pleased to hear that we lived up to your expectations and that our staff provided the warm welcome you deserved and we strive for. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback,...

Kitchener, ON
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Was great to spend a night at the Walper Hotel after it's remodel. Rooms are fresh and modern witch was a nice touch with the historic hotel. TWS is a great restaurant to have a meal or just drinks with friends. The central location gives you access to many of the shop and night life.

Thank ktowngalKitchener_ON
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hey ktowngalKitchener_ON, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Walper Hotel and for taking the time out of your day to share your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the location and our restaurant downstairs. We see that you graciously rated us 4-stars, which we are grateful for, but we'd love to make that a 5-star the next...

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here the night of our wedding and weren't disappointed. We are KW locals and we're so impressed with renovations! Beautiful. Love the hipster coffee set up in the rooms! We might take advantage of one of their 'KW locals' deal in the future for a staycation. Thanks to all the wonderful staff who made our stay so special.

Thank THtheTraveller
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It's great to finally have a real boutique hotel in KW. The quality of the rooms, cocktail bar and staff now finally match the beautiful exterior of the hotel. Have only had the opportunity to stay one night so far, but service was excellent, the room was great and cocktails delicious. Expect to be staying a lot more in 2017.

Thank cmlplunkett
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi cmlplunkett, Thank you so much for your review and for choosing to stay at The Walper Hotel. We love hearing feedback from our guests and are so pleased to offer our amazing Waterloo Region the high level of service its residents deserve in our boutique hotel. We're especially glad to hear you are planning on visiting us more in...

Reviewed 20 December 2016

On the plus side, beautiful hotel, quaint, with qualities you do not see at the chain hotels. I will definitely stay here again. The staff truly cared about the place and you could tell they had a lot of pride in their workplace. The bar and restaurant on the 2nd floor were excellent. Our crew spent a lot of time...

Thank Tim N
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tim N, Thank you very much for your feedback and for your review of The Walper Hotel. We truly value guest feedback such as yours. We're really pleased you noticed how much our staff care about our hotel. Your feedback about the coffee not showing up one morning as well as the delivery system itself has been noted. We...

Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Couples visit, Pocket room King room. Nice room, bed is amazing and bath very modern. Room was quiet and had no issues. TV would cut in an out so not sure if all the TV’s are connected WIFI. Wifi for computers and phone was much better than most hotels. We would stay again.

Thank shubsens
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi shubsens, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Walper Hotel. We love hearing feedback from guests and it's great to hear you would choose to stay with us again! We're not happy to hear the TV was cutting in and out -- we are going to do a service call on the connections of the entire TV network...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Walper Hotel

Address: 20 Queen St S, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6, Canada (Formerly Walper Terrace Hotel)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Region of Waterloo > Kitchener
Price Range: ₹ 8,253 - ₹ 11,541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Walper Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Walper Terrace Kitchener
The Walper Hotel Kitchener, Ontario
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Interior rooms are dark but quiet”
  • Windows are not sound proof
  • Room 502
  • Room 502
  • Very nice shower
 of 5 bubbles ChrisfromTO, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“room 501 a 2 room suite”
 of 5 bubbles 19AndyG, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher the better!”
 of 5 bubbles Maryanne37, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get city view.”
 of 5 bubbles Geekydaddy, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not accessibly friendly for people with disabilities”
 of 5 bubbles sp_lawrence88, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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