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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Fairfax, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, the hotel has amazing views. However, you dont need to be a guest to walk around the hotel and property and see the lake. If you take away the view, the quality of the rooms is what you would expect to find in a $49 truck stop motel (that is no exaggeration). My wife and I had a king... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm always struck when you have to place a "reservation request" instead of being able to book the room you actually want, but with the Prince of Wales, operated by the U.S. National Parks, that's what you have to do. We didn't get the night we requested (tip: book well in advance), but we were able to get a fifth... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for afternoon drinks following an iconic boat ride. We elected the bar over the afternoon tea. The classic elegance of the hotel is reminiscent of the railroad heydays. We were treated to amazing views, soaring bald eagles, excellent drinks and service at very reasonable prices. By all means worth a visit.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view from this hotel on a bluff looking down Waterton Lake is indescribably grand. This hotel has rooms with larger beds, some are king-sized. They also tend to be quieter than the other Glacier NP Lodges. The wind is always blowing and thin people may seemingly become almost airborne. When windier, the wind is easily audible in the rooms... More

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Nassau Bay, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't expect modern luxury - this lovely old hotel is true to its early 20th century roots, when travel to such a remote are was an adventure. Nicely maintained, good restaurant and views to die for. Wildlife viewing is excellent, as we encountered a black bear and white tailed deer during our stay.

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Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are going to venture to the North half of Glacier Park, spend a night in the POW. Filled with history in a beautiful setting. Rooms are small, and the wooden building is creaky, but at that age, who is not! Remind yourself that you are not there for the fine dining either. Play cards in the lobby in... More

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is old but in a good way. Lots of charm. Great location and an easy walk to the village of Waterton (lots of shops and eateries). Sarah on the front desk was very helpful and friendly, as was our waiter Kristopher.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is absolutely charming. It sits atop a hill overlooking Waterton Lake. The service is impeccable. Bellboys cater to your every whim as they carry you upstairs in the oldest working elevator in North America. The elevator is not self-service but must be ridden with an operator. You must be prepared for antique elegance. Small rooms with bathtub/shower combos-... More

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Clemmons, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel could be so special, given its location and view. It desperately needs some TLC. Our room was dated (not in a good way), walls incredibly thin (much more than I expected even though I was warned), and the lobby lacked the fun vibe that many national park hotels have. Our breakfast was lackluster and slow, even though it... More

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Fresno, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

99year old hotel, super views, nice downtown area, walkable from hotel, dinner at hotel not good, but nice breakfast, hotel needs work but very nice views and friendly staff.food not overly expensive but NOT tasted at all.

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Address: Off Hwy. 5, Glacier Park Inc., Box 33, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Waterton Lakes National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Hotel Prince Of Wales
Prince Wales Hotel Waterton
Prince Of Wales Hotel Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada - Alberta

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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. ... more   less 
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