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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 19 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...

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 1 December 2016

My wife and I were attending a family wedding being hosted at the Walper Hotel, so we decided to book a room so we could really enjoy the party. My wife booked a "Cityside King" room (502) which overlooked Queen Street. The hotel had been recently updated and it showed with the room having a "Hipster" feel. The shower was...

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

Hello ChrisfromTO, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with The Walper Hotel. Thank you for all of your feedback. Our front desk ambassadors should have offered you coffee when you check-in for the chemex in your room. The reason we ask upon check-in is so that we can grind the beans fresh for each guest - it comes...

Welland, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I had a chance to return to The new Walper Hotel . This time as a couple . This is a very nice boutique hotel with upscale feel . Front desk staff are all excellent and there to help . We had a great room #501. A nice 2 room suite with a comfortable seating area . The most comfortable...

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

Hi Andy G, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us - twice now! We hope your significant other enjoyed themselves as much as you. It's so lovely to hear that you noticed & enjoyed the small touches we offer to make each stay a truly unique, boutique hotel experience. We hope you choose to continue staying with...

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We stayed here for one night, only about 6 weeks after their re-opening. Lots of positives about this hotel. Friendly, efficient staff, beautiful large room. Bath products were lovely. Stopped at the bar for a glass of wine. Very nice bartender, with lots of interesting ideas for cocktails. Still could use a bit more art, perhaps, as some walls (including...

Thank Maryanne37
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Maryanne37, Thank you so much for your feedback & for choosing to stay at The Walper Hotel. Hearing feedback about our rooms + new mixologist is great, as we are so pleased to be able to offer the only boutique hotel experience in Waterloo Region. Great tips about the art! We're huge art lovers so a suggestion of other...

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights and it was wonderful from start to end. When I arrived at the hotel I was an hour early and McKenzie at the front desk was very accommodating and she was super nice, she told me about some good restaurants in the area and took my coffee order for the morning. I got to my...

Thank SeaShellz16
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Hello SeaShellz16, Wow - thanks for all your feedback! It's so great when we can learn what our guests think of their experiences in our hotel. Each piece of feedback helps us grow and it is also wonderful when we get to hear how we are able to help make a guest stay truly exceptional! We hope you will continue...

Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Stayed for one night. Room was clean and nicely decorated. Check-in staff were fast and professional. Hotel seemed pretty quiet for a Tuesday night ;) Not sure why they didn't have coffee in the room ... just had to call front desk and it was right up. Would agree with others that it was a little pricey. Parking was an...

Thank Geekydaddy

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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: €113 - €169 (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, Canada - Ontario
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“All the rooms are unique, and so you are likely to find a pretty room!”
 of 5 bubbles LynneKnowlts, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“High up view, away from the Elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles cubaexplorer, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“My room was at the back of the hotel not on the street fronts and was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JanMontreal, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you're on the third floor above the party room it could get noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles O8445JWkarenb, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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