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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location was amazing--right on top of a hill. Very relaxing. This area is so beautiful and full of wild life, so be aware when going for a hike. We saw moose, bears and dear. The kids really loved the waterfall that we hiked to - they are 5 and almost 3...they were real troupers. Well worth it! Cameron lake... More 

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Charleston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic setting and so majestic on the hill! Hotel looks like something out of The Shining! Unfortunately, the rooms have old beds, no cable, nor Wifi in the rooms! Trade off is great location with spectacular views but much lesser quality than a Super 8!

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night, everything is very old including guest rooms, but the charm of the hotel makes up for it. Incredible views of the lake and perfect sunrise point. Dinner at the restaurant was average and had very small portions. The hotel reminds me so much of The Shining as its closed 9 months out of the year... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Waterton is a nice location - very summer-touristy and twee (the population falls by 99% in winter !) and the Prince of Wales Hotel is its unique jem. Oh - the lake isn't bad either .... Back to the PoW Hotel: It has a unique location with a unique view across the lake, great supper and a really good (a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we have had dinner at the Prince of Wales Hotel. Even though the town site of Waterton is busy the dining room at the hotel is never full. I think it is because the perception is that dinner will be expensive, but in fact it is comparable with other restaurants in Waterton. However it has... More 

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tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a unique place to stay. We loved the hotel and the view. Stay on the first four floors otherwise you will have to take you bags up the stairs. Make a reservation for the dining room early for your evening meals. Breakfast you don't have to have reservations.

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Dauphin, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is beautiful. I can't say that enough. The lobby and the side facing the road are kept immaculate. The view from the hotel is even more beautiful. It's worth seeing no matter who you are. You've never seen a more beautiful vista, I promise. Yes, the rooms are somewhat dated, but that doesn't really matter. You're paying for... More 

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SAINT LOUIS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here on the way from Glacier to Banff. Intended to hike and have tea- but rain with younger kids kept us off the trails. Many great trails here and wish we could have done some of them. Had tea which was lovely. Highly recommend the experience. Views looking out onto the lake were unbeatable. Will be back to... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very unique hotel that makes you take a step back in history. It was a wonderful and unique experience. Breathtaking views and lots of charm. The hotel was very clean and the staff was very pleasant and went out of their way to help.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly happy about our choice to stay at the Prince of Wales Hotel, but it certainly is not for everyone. I give it four stars for an unbeatable location with a stunning view of Waterton lake, old world quaint charm, and a very attentive staff. Staying here is an incredible experience, like stepping back in time to the turn of... More 

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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Prince of Wales Hotel

Address: Off Hwy. 5, Glacier Park Inc., Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Waterton Lakes National Park
Price Range: $173 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Prince of Wales Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
Hotel Prince Of Wales
Prince Wales Hotel Waterton
Prince Of Wales Hotel Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada - Alberta
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