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Prince of Wales Hotel

Off Hwy. 5, Glacier Park Inc., Box 33, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada
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Krakow, Poland
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel in September 2015 as a guest on a wedding that took place there. This hotel has a unique charm to it - it's very (VERY) old, located on a top of the hill with a majestic view on a Waterton Lake, it could make a great scenery for a (horror) movie ;) If you happen... More 

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Glacier Park I, Manager at Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review

Hi NataliaJMT, thank you for taking time to review the Prince of Wales. We're glad to read that you enjoyed the breathtaking views and unique charm the Hotel provides. It sounds like you had a windy night. The Prince is an interesting structure because it was built to withstand strong winds and its construction allows it to sway without harm.... More 

Fernie, Canada
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

While this hotel is worth a visit for its historical significance, for its price point, the rooms are sorely lacking. The in-room facilities are extremely dated, and the taps leaked. Guests must go to the front desk to obtain hairdryers, which makes for one heck of a trip down three flights of stairs while dripping wet.

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Vannes
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298 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Visiting Waterton park for the first time it seemed to us this was the hotel to be... Facing the lake and the mountains, it's spectacular for the views... As always in those old kind of lodges, it's not modern but who cares... You are here for the view(spectacular),quietness( good here, not always the case in those lodges..). Service on the... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Breakfast with a view in the Royal Stewart Dining Room was an extra treat. The Waterton Lakes area is a knockout and the Highway to the Sun drive just across the border is well worth the trip. See the Canadian Rockies at their best!

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Lincoln, NE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We stayed at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Sept for two nights during the last days before it closed for the season. The hotel is a classic and it is a fun experience to stay there. The previous reviews have described the small rooms with little room for luggage and two people. It is however a historic hotel with... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Many years ago as Tauck tour director I loved this majestic hotel and it still remains a gem of Watertown Food is average but hotel lake view rooms are in class by themselves Staff are friendly and always smiling and very helpful Ensure you take boat trip

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Hawaii
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Once in a lifetime place to stay, though not much nearby for outdoors activity. Otherwise cheaper to stay down below in Waterton Town with lots of eats. (We happened to arrive during a Bollywood filming of an India movie/tv show, so the lobby was busier.) Restaurant staff made up mostly of visiting students so service was extremely slow (45 minutes).... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The Prince of Wales Hotel commands a lovely presence over Waterton Lake and impresses on approach. The views are breathtaking. Up close the dire need for renovation becomes evident. The entrance door has broken glass and the parquet floor leading into the lobby has become loose and is an indication that this hotel has fallen into disrepair. The lobby impresses... More 

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Glacier Park I, Manager at Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Walter N, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience at Prince of Wales. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the breathtaking views that the Prince of Wales provides. Your other comments make reference to several problems associated with the challenging upkeep of a 100 year old building. On behalf of our entire staff, please... More 

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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed there for breakfast on the last day of our trip down. We got in right before they stopped serving breakfast and we all had pancakes. They were really nice and considering how grand the hotel was and the view of the area that we had I didn't think that the price for the food was really that bad.... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Prince of Wales has no competition when it comes to location as you can see from the brochures. Magnificent, breathtaking view from the hotel and many lovely hikes in the Waterton area. Small town down the hill of Waterton has very few good places to eat. This is a very casual place, folks! However, the high hotel prices may... More 

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