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The Walper Hotel

20 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1A1, Canada (Formerly Walper Terrace Hotel)
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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Really enjoyed a brief stay at the Walper, a nice change from large chain hotels, and in a better location than the Crowne Plaza. Good quality bath amenities, friendly staff and in a great area with plenty of dining options (try Rhapsody). I'll definitely return when next in the area.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Thank you so much to the management and staff of The Social for going out of their way to help us organize a surprise party for our son and his fiancee. The hors d'oeuvres were amazing, the service was outstanding and the venue is beautiful. Couldn't have asked for a better place for our gathering. It has been beautifully renovated.... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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132 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I grew up in kw and remember going to many parties or weddings in the ballrooms as a kid. The hotel has spent a lot of money over the past couple of years to bring back the magic and grandeur it once held. The rooms are well decorated and clean. The staff is always pleasant and helpful during our many... More 

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Ontario
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have patronized the Walper for a number of years while attending the Bluesfests in August each year. We found them to be a very convenient, classy old hotel with reasonable prices. we stayed in the suites which weren’t perfect, but suited our needs....That is, until they changed hands. Last year we stayed there again under the new ownership and... More 

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DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear OmegaOntario, Thank you for your feedback. As you have noted in your review, we are currently closed for renovations to our guest rooms and suites, in order to address issues including those you mention from your stay last year, and to fulfil the potential of what we truly believe to be a beautiful, historic building. The decision to close... More 

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Fulton
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69 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

This reservation was made by my employer. What a pleasant surprise! This 125 year old hotel exudes the grace and charm of a bygone era, yet with today's amenities and comfort. Upon entering mo third floor room, I found a flat screen tv, good wifi, and a spacious room with a comfortable king bed and large white-tiled bathroom. Everything was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have stayed at the Walper at various times over the last 14 years. It came under new ownership in January, and there are several changes underway. Everything is improving, including the rooms and the breakfast area. The Rum Runner Pub is being turned into a bistro.

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13 Thank HoodoosMagoo
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HoodoosMagoo, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Walper Hotel. I’m glad to see that you have had the opportunity to experience some of the changes we’ve made. We are looking forward to beginning even further renovations in 2015, andThe TWH Social Bar | Bistro, previously Rum Runner Pub is expected to open in January as well. Thank... More 

Penetanguishene, Canada
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46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

The Walper is under new ownership and the staff are all great and my stay was perfect! The pub in the basement is closed for renos until January 2015 sometime was the only disappointing thing if I had to pick something. Keep up the good work!

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9 Thank The_Pool_God
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear The_Pool_God, Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your stay at The Walper Hotel. I’m delighted to hear that your visit wassuch an enjoyable one. We are looking forward to the opening of The TWH Social Bar | Bistro in January, 2015 and we welcome you back to try it. We hope to host you again soon. Sincerely, Domini... More 

Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Walper is at the brink of a full-scale restoration. I was fortunate enough to meet Domini Baldasaro, GM of the property. She is extremely enthusiastic about the direction that the owners of the Walper are taking with the property, and I am excited to see what the future has in store for this hotel. Now, for my review. The... More 

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Thank James M
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James M, Thank you for sharing your experience from your stay at The Walper Hotel. It was a pleasure to host you, and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay overall, and in particular the food and beverage components. Your feedback regarding the hotel is truly appreciated as it is both constructive and in line with our upcoming... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stayed here one night and overall it was awful. Water pressure in shower so low we couldn't shower and tap wasn't working properly. Loudest flushing toilet on the planet. Sounded like Niagara Falls emptying every time. There was a large pipe behind the bathroom door that in order to open the door wide enough to walk through, the door would... More 

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Thank Susan D
DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susan D, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your visit to The Walper Hotel. I am disappointed to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations, and would welcome further details. Our upcoming renovations will address several of your concerns, as we are extensively renovating each room, including heating and cooling units, plumbing and electrical. I do... More 

Whitby, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great value hotel steeped in Canadian history. Comfortable rooms in a hotel with an abundance of reminders of hotels from years gone by. Staff was friendly and very helpful with suggestions for nearby restaurants.

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DBaldasaro, General Manager at The Walper Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jthash, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Walper Hotel. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff to be accommodating and helpful. We hope to have you return again soon. Sincerely, Domini Baldasaro General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Immerse yourself in the historic charm of The Walper Hotel, an iconic 1893 landmark set along the quaint streets of one of Kitchener, Ontario's oldest neighbourhoods. You'll be captivated by this building's amazing past, and charmed by its contemporary flare. From Eleanor Roosevelt's preferred breakfast location on the interior terrace to Lennox Lewis' boxing match in the Crystal Ballroom, to the tales of Al Capone's liquor smuggling operation in the cavernous basement restaurant, every nook and cranny in this Waterloo hotel has a story to tell. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Walper Hotel

Address: 20 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1A1, Canada (Formerly Walper Terrace Hotel)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Region of Waterloo > Kitchener
Price Range: $155 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Walper Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Walper Terrace Kitchener
The Walper Hotel Kitchener, Ontario
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