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Alberta 5, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0 Canada
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#2 of 8 hotels in Waterton Lakes National Park
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4.2
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3.5
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.
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kingswood1 wrote a review Today
Hammonds Plains, Canada211 contributions83 helpful votes
Amazing views from this beautiful, old hotel. Friendly staff from all over Canada and the Europe. Great hiking that is close (walking distance) and short drives. Lots of wildlife and a cute town, 5 minutes by foot. Lots of stairs and only one old, small elevator so not for those with mobility issues. A must do National Park experience!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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HSTTraveler wrote a review Yesterday
Chicago, Illinois58 contributions70 helpful votes
Historical hotel on a wind swept bluff with breathtaking views.....a must for at least one evening... Starting with the rooms. In this historic hotel, the rooms don't have the nicest amenities or the quietest rooms, but they are part of the experience in this memorable hotel No need for TV or AC, even in late June the wind gusts make it down right cold. We didn't spend much time in the room, we tried to enjoy the shared walkway outside our rooms and that was an adventure. The wind gusts made getting the door open a battle with nature. Not complaining, but just an interesting experience of "gale force" type winds out there. The main lobby area lends itself to lounging around. The two story windows provide stellar views that are bar-none, my favorite in any north american national park. The board games and card games availabile to guests and visitors made the time pass. It truly was exciting to see zero phones out during sunset as people talked, read books, journaled, or played games. Felt like a different era just being in that room. Regrettably, the one problem i ran into was the bartending staff who didn't offer much help, but I can't let a few bad apples ruin the overall 5 star review of this place. The High Tea was very worth it. The chefs were very creative on their treats for high tea, though I have to admit that the tea they provided from Rosemont, IL was a tad bit disappointing. I was hoping for English Tea! All in all, the hotel is a must stay. It's not the fanciest hotel, it's not the most modern, but it is a remarkable trip back in time where we can all benefit from slowing down a bit.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Jyotiramrtasyai... S wrote a review Jul 4
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Despite some rain and gloom, the park is beautiful and the hotel is quaint and boasts a lovely lakeview lounge. The rooms are original but updated where needed, with nice showers and adjustable heat. The place really takes you back in time with its grand lobby, big band music, welsh bellhops and 95 yr old elevators… which work better than the ones in my condo. One thing that could use improvement is that when we went for dinner at the hotel restaurant, after reading the menu the day prior, the item myself and my wife had planned on (gnocchi) was sold out. I say “item” because it was the only vegetarian main course on the menu and we are both normally vegan. I feel it falls upon whoever manages the kitchen to keep on top of this kind of thing and plan ahead. My wife had trout and I had elk pappardelle, both of which were good. But unfortunately we were put in that awkward situation where we had to choose to stay and eat something we normally would not, or appear like snobby jerks and leave. It isn’t the best start to a dinner. If you are close to running out of something, pull it from the menu, add a new item, reprint your menus, and tell your servers to offer the pulled item verbally to the lucky first patrons who can snatch the last portions up.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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tomatmalba2022 wrote a review Jul 4
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A stay at the Prince of Wales Hotel is a joy. To witness the history, beauty, views and the wonderful staff at the Prince of Wales makes it a trip to behold. The Lobby of the lodge has been constructed with large panes of glass to view the majestic view of the mountains and Waterton Lake.
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wisconsinbabe794 wrote a review Jul 3
Oshkosh, Wisconsin1 contribution
We chose this hotel for the beautiful views. We stayed a few days in glacier and decided to make the trek up to Canada to visit this lovely hotel. The food was delightful. We got to try elk and I had a fantastic 3 course meal special for Canada Day. All of the employees seem to be college students on Co-op which is a wonderful opportunity for them. They were all very helpful and accommodating. This is the kind of service that is hard to come by these days with bell boys and hand operated elevators. It was definitely a unique experience and I’d highly recommend it to anybody looking for a bit of an old fashioned, luxury experience.
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LisaC wrote a review Jul 3
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The Prince of Wales is out of a fairy tale. You can escape reality here and experience the shear joy of natures incredible beauty. Make sure to get outside and view the magnificent stars at night. Bundle up because it will be windy but definitely worth it.
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Response from Pursuit Collection, Other at Prince Of Wales Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Hello! Thank you for sharing review of your recent stay at Prince of Wales Hotel. Waterton Park is amazing place for stargazing! We are very pleased to see your positive comments and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Katarina Front Desk Manager
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eileenavera wrote a review Jul 3
Flathead National Forest, Montana1 contribution
The Prince of Wales exceeded our expectations-the view as you enter the lobby showcases the lake and mountains. The staff was courteous and well informed. We enjoyed appetizers and drinks in the lobby enjoying the spectacular view.
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Hello! Thank you for staying at Prince of Wales Hotel and taking the time to review your stay. It makes us very happy to read such a positive comments. Our goal is to exceed guest's expectation and we are very proud that we achieve that! We look forward welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Katarina Front Desk Manager
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Vickers55 wrote a review Jul 3
Cambridge, United Kingdom593 contributions165 helpful votes
An icon. Spectacular view. Room small but good bed and modern shower. Be aware lift is operator only and floors 5 and 6 stairs only. GAD a lake view and makes room. Kept Looking outside at every changing lake. Staff very good and helpful. Sat in lounge are by window a lot. Never felt busy despite steam of. Non resident visitors A must do
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Prince of Wales Hotel. It makes us very happy that you had a good time and you enjoyed views. The elevator is operated by our bell staff only and it runs all the way to 4th floor, rooms on 5th and 6th floor have access by stairs. We are very proud of our attentive staff who are going above and beyond to assist our guests. We look forward welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Katarina Front Desk Manager
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Dream25357099932 wrote a review Jul 2
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The location is stunning and this truly would be a "once in a lifetime" experience. Simply be aware that you are in the mountains and weather is variable. and the building requires some tender love in the near future. Of course the hotel does not control the weather; however some warm comforts indoors in the shoulder season would go a long way to making it an even better experience. Personal space heaters? Will the electrical system handle it?
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Date of stay: June 2022
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nancyshopping2511 wrote a review Jun 2022
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If you enjoy well cared for historical hotels with spectacular views, this is your place. The staff was wonderful - we were asked numerous times how our stay was going and if we needed anything. Upon check-in we were given several great suggestions of things to do while in the area. The lake view from the hotel is world class. Room was very clean and comfortable. I was hesitant to have high tea based on some of the reviews - but our experience was great! The food was delicious, the view spectacular and the staff extremely attentive and polite. I can't say enough good things about our stay at the Prince of Wales.
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Hello! Thank you for sharing your amazing review. We are very happy to see that you loved views and our colleagues were attentive to your needs. We hope you had a chance to explore great outdoors of Waterton Park! We sincerely hope welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Katarina Front Desk Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$228 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel prince of wales, prince wales hotel waterton
LOCATION
CanadaAlbertaCanadian RockiesWaterton Lakes National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
86
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Frequently Asked Questions about Prince Of Wales Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Prince Of Wales Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bear's Hump (0.3 miles), Upper Waterton Lake (0.04 miles), and Waterton Village (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Prince Of Wales Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Prince Of Wales Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Prince Of Wales Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Prince Of Wales Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Rock Trattoria, Thirsty Bear Kitchen + Bar, and Wieners of Waterton.
Is Prince Of Wales Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Waterton Lakes National Park.
Are there any historical sites close to Prince Of Wales Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting First Oil Well In Western Canada National Historic Site (3.9 miles).
Does Prince Of Wales Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.