We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

The Waterloo Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Waterloo Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 27: English reviews
Newmarket, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here recently for the second time, and I'd definitely come back again. It's the best value for the money for a hotel in Kitchener-Waterloo, especially if you like old charm and character rather than the usual bland cookie-cutter hotel decor. They provided little extras like a mini-refrigerator and water bottles. The hotel staff was very friendly, and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank valerie249
WHIManagement, Manager at The Waterloo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are appreciate that you came to see us despite the construction and hope that you will come back when our light rail transit system is up and running. More 

London, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I really like it when someone takes an old hotel, upgrades it to suit the modern traveller, but retains the historic character of the building. The owners of the Waterloo hotel have done just that. The rooms I have stayed in feel like they are out of the 1920's in decor, but have the amenities that we expect in a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris C
WHIManagement, Manager at The Waterloo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Chris for the compliments, we try hard to be unique and inspired by the history as well. We also wish we had an elevator at times but assure you that are staff are always happy to assist guests with luggage if needed. More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We visited October 3rd, and the nights had turned suddenly cold. We asked of the front desk about the lack of heat in the room and were told the heating system took much time to start up. We asked about the electric fireplace in the room and were told it was not active at this time. This is an elegant... More 

Helpful?
Thank David D
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Waterloo Hotel is located in uptown Waterloo near the university and lots of great restaurants. The staff was welcoming and friendly and the hotel includes free coffee and bottled water in the rooms. The room with great - comfortable bed and antique furniture. Breakfast is an included $8 voucher, which is good at several local eateries. We headed to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Alex G
Owen Sound, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We enjoyed a two night stay at the Waterloo Hotel on a Spring Into Waterloo Special which we found on there websitel. It was a most enjoyable weekend. The hotel is very very well located for Restaurants,Music,theartre,Shopping ,St.Jacobs Markets,Trade shows in the area. We attended the RV show in Kitchener which was a 10 min drive away via expressway. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ncbear48
Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
Level Contributor
85 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Came to Waterloo on business travel and never had a vehicle. Hotel is close to shopping and restaurants which was great and within walking distance. The Hotel Decor and Room was a bit outdated but it looks like they are doing some significant renovations to the Hotel. I would stay here again if I ever end up back in Waterloo.

Helpful?
Thank Justin C
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Level Contributor
77 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

I used this hotel for business. My room was very spectacular and large, but seemed a dusty and grungy....and the first impression at the reception was not nice, as used paper towels were left on the surface of the desk. This hotel has no breakfast area, but recommends places close-by by providing vouchers for 8 Canadian Dollars, which don't get... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Ingrid W
Providence
Level Contributor
98 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

There’s nothing badly wrong with the Waterloo, but it is uninspiring and a bit dingy. The windows in my room were pretty dirty; there was no view. Nice to have the kitchen, but it was a 1970’s kitchen (okay, early 80’s). There was no tub in my bathroom, only a small and minimal shower. The hotel smelled like cooking the... More 

Helpful?
7 Thank Crito0
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
186 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This 19th century inn has been converted to a boutique hotel with beautiful, spacious rooms that offer free Wi-Fi, a fireplace (with gas fire) and a sitting area with sofas and armchairs. That said, you need to travel light in order to carry your bags upstairs (no lift). There is no room service and no breakfast and it is rather... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank OlgaP319
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our daughter's graduation last week and quite liked it. It's a charming historic hotel in the heart of Waterloo, close to good restaurants and with free parking. All of the rooms are quite large, with nice sitting areas. We stayed in the Rose Room which had the tiles from an original Victorian fire... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Linda N
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

21 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (17)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
View from Room (14)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Waterloo
Delta Waterloo
#2 of 9 in Waterloo
4.5 of 5 stars 202 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
The Inn of Waterloo
#6 of 9 in Waterloo
4.0 of 5 stars 8 reviews
City Commercial Core
Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waterloo Hotel is an 1890 Inn located in the heart of Uptown Waterloo. We have 15 updated victorian suites all non smoking, most with fireplaces and furnished with fine antiques. A wide selection of reastaurants from fine dining to pubs are within easy walking distance. Both universities are also within walking distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterloo Hotel

Address: 2 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Region of Waterloo > Waterloo
Price Range: $140 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Waterloo Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline, Odigeo, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your The Waterloo Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Hotel Waterloo
The Waterloo Hotel Ontario
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay