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.
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.
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
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)…
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.