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Alberta 5, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0 Canada
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#1 of 8 hotels in Waterton Lakes National Park
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Built in 1927, the Prince of Wales Hotel is located on the bluff overlooking picturesque Waterton Lakes and the township of Waterton, Alberta Canada. This stately hotel, named after Prince Edward, offers 86 guest rooms and a traditional British atmosphere complete with Afternoon Tea, the Royal Stewart Dining Room, Windsor Lounge, and the distinctive gift shop, Princess Gifts. The Prince of Wales Hotel is a smoke free, 7-story facility with designated outdoor smoking areas. Check-in time is after 3:00 p.m. and checkout time is 11:00 a.m. All rooms are accessed via stairs and are sold based on view or room size. An antique elevator is available for floors 2 through 4 and requires assistance to operate. There are no ADA-accessible rooms available at Prince of Wales Hotel. The self parking lot is located a short walk from the hotel.
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Diana P wrote a review Yesterday
Calgary, Canada6 contributions
Due to the age of this gorgeous old hotel, my expectations were moderate. But I will say that our suite lodgings were gorgeous - all updated, and the ceiling fans helped keep the temp very comfortable despite the very high temps in Waterton at the time (30+ C). Note no air conditioning! We also had an absolutely delicious meal in the Dining Room, again far exceeded my expectations. Staff were super courteous, relaxed but attentive. Only reason 4 stars not 5 - no open windows on the main floor prevented air flow and caused dinner to be very warm and stuffy. The grounds were also under construction, which made it somewhat less attractive. This was a bucket list item for me, and really enjoyed it.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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dougc757 wrote a review Yesterday
Calgary, Canada4 contributions
Iconic landmark hotel with lots of character. Price may seem a bit high, but is comparable to other hotels in the area. Be prepared to experience the hotel the way it was in the 1920's. Very unique stay in a classic hotel that inspires the imagination in a wonderful setting.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Caroline wrote a review 2 Aug
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada1 contribution
We have had such wonderful service and a great time here at The Prince of Wales. Every staff member has been friendly and accommodating going above and beyond. I’ve done many tours in my travels but I have to thank Malcolm who took us on a tour of the hotel and it was hands down the best tour I’ve ever taken. My two boys loved it also. Thank you for the memories. Caroline
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: This hotel does a popular high tea. Make sure you book in advance.
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googirl wrote a review 1 Aug
edmonton31 contributions21 helpful votes
Beautiful historic hotel. We had a lake view 4th floor room with twin and single bed as all king bed rooms were booked.( not worth the extra cost for lake view as small recessed windows, but the windows in the king bed rooms look larger) . The hotel has maintained the original style so smaller rooms with no air conditioning but they do provide fans and the beds were very comfortable. We did the hotel tour which provides historical information and great view from the lookout tower. The small single elevator is the oldest in Canada and requires a bellman for assistance so we used the stairs after initial elevator trip, which can be tiring after a day of hiking. We ate in the dining room one night and the lounge the next. Prices were comparable to restaurants in town and everything we ordered was quite tasty, but my favourite was the cottage pie, soooo good. Overall great glimpse of a bygone era and worth the cost, with the exception of high tea ( which was not worth $75 for 2 people)
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t pay for lake view room unless you have a room with larger windows, and high tea is not...
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Betty F wrote a review Jul 2021
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We had the absolute pleasure of having the tour. The “young” gentleman who provided us all with interesting information was funny and very knowledgeable. There were 8 of us and we all had a ball and enjoyed every second of it. It would be worth it to have information in the town site as all would enjoy this experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$192 - US$232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Prince of Wales Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Prince of Wales Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Upper Waterton Lake (0.06 km), Waterton Village (1.1 km), and Waterton Heritage Centre (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Prince of Wales Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Prince of Wales Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Prince of Wales Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Prince of Wales Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Rock Trattoria, Thirsty Bear Kitchen + Bar, and Wieners of Waterton.
Is Prince of Wales Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Waterton Lakes National Park.
Are there any historical sites close to Prince of Wales Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting First Oil Well In Western Canada National Historic Site (6.3 km).
Does Prince of Wales Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.