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The Walper Hotel

20 Queen St S, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6 Canada
The Walper Hotel
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#2 of 14 hotels in Kitchener
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking garage
Coffee shop
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
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Suzanne L wrote a review Sep 6
Calgary, Canada27 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed one night at the Walper and it exceeded my expectations with respect to the main lobby and room. We stayed in a pocket room with two queen beds. It was modern and comfortable with attractive furnishings and a nice bathroom. The only issue I have with the hotel is the surrounding neighborhood- not something easily changed.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
bicks2020 wrote a review Aug 2020
Peterborough, Canada1 contribution
Great pandemic accommodations as well as great room. Need to ask for a blanket, but easily fixed with lowering the temp in the room. Food was wonderful with good space between customers (pandemic).... It was like a mini holiday for us! They also had bikes that might have been fun to take out.
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Date of stay: August 2020
mnmrk wrote a review Aug 2020
Kitchener, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our one night stay-cation was a great success. We received a warm welcome when entering the beautiful hotel lobby and our room’s decor was simple and elegant. A king size bed, comfy pillows and linens led to a great nights sleep. Our room was super quiet. We were even lucky enough to have a cocktail or two delivered to our room by the TWH Social. All in all it was a fantastic night away. We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Magdaaart wrote a review Aug 2020
Cambridge, Canada1 contribution
Love this place. The hip ambiance relaxes you from the entrance of the hotel. The rooms are very clean and beautiful. I wanted to rest and have a peaceful time and this hotel was perfect...there was no noise at all, super quiet. I am defenetely going back.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 2020
mmmavocado wrote a review May 2020
Kingston, Ontario21 contributions9 helpful votes
This is a beautiful venue with really wonderful staff! We unfortunately, had to postpone our event due to COVID-19 but the Walper Hotel has been incredibly accomodating and responsive. The professionalism is actually exceptional and I have had zero anxiety throughout my time working with them. The communication has been timely and clear during the process and they have really made an effort to create the vision that you have in mind. Andrea is a dream to work with! Very professional and personable.
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Date of stay: April 2020
Response from AnnMarieF_GM, General Manager at The Walper Hotel
Responded May 4, 2020
Hello mmmmavocado Thank you for your feedback and experience with The Walper during this time of uncertainty. COVID-19 has definitely affected the world, so it more important than ever that we all take care of each other. I warm my heart to know that Andrea has been able to take off the stress and anxiety that comes along with planning your special event. In the meantime, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and Stay Positive
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Walper Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Walper Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kitchener City Hall (0.2 miles), THEMUSEUM (0.03 miles), and St. Mary Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Walper Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Walper Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Walper Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Walper Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Walper Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include 271 West Restaurant, Ellison's Bistro, and Cafe Pyrus.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Walper Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Walper Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Kitchener.
Are pets allowed at The Walper Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Walper Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Walper Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Woodside National Historic Site (1.1 miles).