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The Walper Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Recently stayed on the recommendation of my good friend, Corey Webb. The hotel has been nicely renovated and is quite inviting. The rooms were unique and spacious for an older building. The 2nd floor bar and seating area was nice for a night cap. If travelling for business or pleasure it is a nice spot to stay.

I booked a Weekender package at the Walper Hotel, which included dinner at the Berlin restaurant (amazing - separate review) and breakfast next morning. When I booked, they indicated they would book the dinner reservation. When I received the email confirmation,which I had to call and request a second time, there was no indication about dinner. I emailed them, they replied asking if I wanted them to book the dinner. I requested - again - for the reservation to be made. Night before our arrival the hotel texted us to say how excited they were we would be arriving the next day. We texted back, asking them to confirm the reservation. No response. Day of arrival, we called, asking to confirm, and were told they would check and call back. No call. We arrived at the hotel to find out they had not booked the dinner reservation. They did get us booked, but the angst of feeling that we may have made the trip for nothing was totally ridiculous, considering the many times we reached out to insure it was done. Had another question of the staff after our arrival - again they would check and get back to us. Never did. The room was fine, but the shower tap seemed defective - I could not turn it husband eventually went in and showered and he struggled to finally get it off. Kudos to the rooms manager who handled our concerns very professionally. The package that we had was tremendous value because of the high quality of the dinner, but the hotel staff really needs to be better trained in customer service.

Our family stayed here for two nights over October Fest and had a blast! The rooms are super modern and clean. Hotel is in an awesome location, everything is within walking distance. I would definitely recommend the Walper to anyone!

We spent one night here and the decor of this hotel is cool contemporary finished to a high standard. The Walper is housed in a Victorian building on the high street in east reach of everywhere. The bed was super comfy, great service and we had a fab time here. I’d fully recommend staying here.

Upscale modern renovation. Not your chain hotel so takes getting used to. Clean, comfortable bed, walk in shower. Friendly staff. Food good. Parking across street bit awkward, but hotel placed in centre of town walking distance to restaurants, pubs & attractions.

Really relaxing room with modern shower and a comfy bed! Had a welcome bag on the desk. Great flat screen tv. We had no issues at hotel. Staff was great. Loved the old mixed with the new. Surprised how downtown Kitchener has changed. Did not feel feel comfortable at night walking, however, I would stay at Walper again

Great reception area, and bar on first floor. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. The room was fine, lovely bathroom, comfortable bed. The coffee was a bit rubbish...think I had a duff sachet or something. The breakfast was very civilized. All in all a pretty decent place in the center of Kitchener.

Parking was very inconvenient. The parking lot is across a main road and you have to carry your luggage across this road. Resturant was outside the hotel in another building. Room telephone could not make an outside phone call, had to use main office phone.

The bed and pillows where very comfortable. The room was clean. The view was of another building. For a place to sleep it was nice. We stayed for 2 nights, they only give you coffee/tea for your room for 1night. The hotel restaurant was nice. The food was good. Price was about average. We walked around the hotel in the evening and there did not seem to have much around. We were charged for parking, the garage across the no free parking..

I'm not sure what I expected in Kitchener but this hotel clearly exceeded my expectations. The place is beautifully designed and extremely clean. The staff was awesome and friendly and incredibly willing to help with anything I needed. I found the room to be comfortable as well.

20 Queen St S. Kitchener ON

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

The Walper Hotel places you next to TheMuseum and Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts. This 92-room hotel has in-room conveniences like free minibar items, iPod docks, and refrigerators. It's in central Kitchener and also a short walk from Kitchener City Hall and Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at TWH Social, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.


All 92 air-conditioned rooms provide free minibar items, iPod docks, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and 48-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and safes are also available.

Property features

The Walper Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and conference space. Parking is available for CAD 14.50 per day (CAD 25 per day for valet parking), and there's also a free area shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a gift shop, and wedding services.

Room options

Cityside King

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Pocket 2 Queens

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

56% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 69 reviews