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The Waterloo Hotel

2 King St. N., Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W7, Canada
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London, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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 

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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 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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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 

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Owen Sound, Canada
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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 

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Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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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.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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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 

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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 

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Athens, Greece
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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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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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 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

The A/C does not work in room 201 and the window is sealed so it is very uncomfortable for sleeping; if it feels hot and stuffy when you first walk in, ask for another room and/or be prepared to go to another hotel. The staff does not seem concerned or even interested in their guests at all. Too bad because... More 

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