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Reviewed October 28, 2016

The Prince of Wales Hotel dominates the skyline for many miles from all directions. Set atop a prominent knoll at the north end of Waterton Lake, the view down the lake extends into Montana and Glacier National Park. Built in 1926-27 by Louis Hill of Great Northern Railway fame, it is part of the railroad legacy that included the building...

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 11, 2016

The Prince of Wales Hotel enjoys an excellent location overlooking the lake. It appears that the exterior of the hotel was recently painted, but the interior public areas are a bit shopworn and in need of some polishing up. We had lunch in bar (same menu as the dining room) and really appreciated the stunning views from there. Given shepherd’s...

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Glacier Park I, Manager at Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review

Hi TLinHT, thank you for taking some time to leave a review of your experience at the Prince of Wales. We're glad you appreciated the views from the Lounge, but are sorry to hear the Shepard's Pie wasn't better for you. We appreciate this feedback moving forward and please be sure that this information will be shared. We hope you...

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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had never partaken in a High Tea before, so we opted to give it a try while staying in Waterton. It is a little expensive ($50 American for two people) but we truly enjoyed ourselves. The serving area is in the lobby facing the large windows overlooking the lake. The view is stunning as well as...

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Guilford, Vermont
Reviewed October 1, 2016

We arrived in Waterton on a gorgeous but brisk evening. The view of the lake from the lobby was breathtaking. Unfortunately, the next day was foggy, icy and cold. And while the view from the lobby had been amazing, our room was less than amazing. Antiquated bathroom with very slow hot water, small room with mediocre bed, wind whistling through...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Waterton Lakes has a special meaning to our family..it is a park that we love very very much...the sheer magnificence of this park and the fact that it has Glacier National Park on the other side and the US border could be accessed for day hikes by boat is awesome attraction...it is a beautiful place and its cheery is the...

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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Checked in on August 26 with the intention of staying three nights at $300 a night. The lobby was certainly gorgeous. Our room was a total disappointment. Besides being small, which wasn't a problem, it was dirty. The bathroom was outdated, cheaply repaired over the years, and filthy. The mattress on our bed was so old that it squeaked with...

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Glacier Park I, Manager at Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review

Hello judenanne, thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Prince of Wales. We're glad you enjoyed our grand lobby but are sorry to hear that the rest of your stay wasn't better. We apologize for the deficiencies you experiences and are especially sorry that your husband was not more comfortable while sleeping. We're glad the...

Fort McMurray, Canada
Reviewed September 23, 2016

This is a very lovely heritage hotel located high above Waterton Lake. The view is spectacular. We were seated in front of a huge window so we could look out over the lake while having tea. The waiters were all wearing kilts were very friendly and helpful. The staff went out of there way to make it a pleasant experience...

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Clearwater,FL
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Despite the incredibly small room, this is a one time must see/do. Incredible view, good food and great service. Afternoon tea is awesome. Mama bear and three Cubs came within 40 yards of the hotel providing hundreds of memorable photos.

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Reviewed September 21, 2016

We spent two nights at this historic hotel. Keep in mind, this hotel was built in the 1920s and retains most of its original form for all of the good and bad that this entails. It has a lot of rustic charm and historic character, so if that's what you enjoy, then you will love it. It still has original...

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Calgary
Reviewed September 21, 2016

We had a beautiful day and informative boat tour of the lakes. The weather was clear and sunny and we had a good time with our group on a seniors bus tour. They provided us with tickets and lunch before we board the boat. The boat was full and the staff were informative of the surrounding and mountains, which was...

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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: $168 - $232 (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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Hotel Prince Of Wales
Prince Wales Hotel Waterton
Prince Of Wales Hotel Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada - Alberta
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“best views, access to most beautiful hikes ever...and a setting for honeymooners..”
 of 5 bubbles vajeeda, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“6 floors- elevator only services first four floors”
 of 5 bubbles davida23, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors on front side have better views, but are also noisy when its windy.”
 of 5 bubbles A164FAmarkc, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“The 5th and 6th floors require walking up stairs, elevator only goes to the 4th floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Geminiwiners, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“DON'T STAY IN ROOM 609 or in any of the " value" rooms.”
  • Old iron bedstead. Squashed up against wall. No room for any bedside tables. Dark and dingy room
  • Room 609 There was only one electric point under bed. No room for any bedside table
  • Low tub with shower and yellowed faded curtains
  • Dingy dark and old fashioned bathroom
 of 5 bubbles kootenaylass, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
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