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The Walper Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed at the Walper for a business trip in Kitchener. The hotel is beautiful - a combination of old and new. Service was great, rooms were clean, and amenities were top notch. Anyone traveling to DT Kitchener should definitely consider!

Really nice and very " cool" hotel Very friendly staff, beautiful rooms and every detail was perfect Nice coffe maker, free water , large room with air condition Don't get much better Nice coffe shop for breakfast

This is a very nice, unique hotel, with large, well decorated and furnished rooms. The staff is very nice and helpful. It's located in a great location in downtown Kitchener. And the price was extremely reasonable for such a nice, upscale hotel. However, I'd suggest fixing a few problems. The thermostats in the rooms weren't working during the first real hot spell of the summer. My thermostat stayed at 25 degrees Celsius, and every time I tried to lower the temperature, it would ignore my input and go back to 25 degrees, which was uncomfortably warm. I talked multiple times with the front desk staff, who couldn't figure out how to fix it. Eventually they said it was a known problem an engineer was working on it. At one point they seemed to fix the problem, but then it quickly went back to 25 degrees. So, no matter how nice the hotel was, something like this just ruins the experience. The other problem was the poorly designed "smart TVs." I work in technology and it took myself and someone from the front desk more than 5 minutes to figure out how to turn on the TV. Literally, a very nice employee had to come to my room and fumble around for five minutes before he happened to press something on the back that turned on the TV. The next night I figured it out myself after about five minutes of trial and error. Of course, the hotel didn't design these TVs, but it shouldn't be such a chore to turn on a TV. So, overall a very nice hotel, but I'd suggest working hard to fix these two problems. Guests should t have to deal with these issues.

This hotel has a completely new interior - I was there with my family and our room was spotless and nothing had a scratch. Pretty cool decor. and really friendly staff with very fast service. Parking close by and the area is clean although a fair number of street people roaming around in the morning. Downtown is still developing but has a artsy and edgy feel and is Queen St West-like. Great place to stay for downtown festivals in the summer. Price is reasonable and it was very quiet when we were there. I highly recommend this place. Whoever designed and renovated it has fun taste and deserves a lot of credit for investing in an area that I used to see as very rundown and wouldnt think to take my family to stay around there.

We stayed one night at this hotel and when I booked it, I was really looking forward to the experience. However, I have to say I was underwhelmed. The renovation is impressive...lots of light and funky décor...very cool wallpaper in our room. The staff at the front desk were young, hip and welcoming. We chose a "pocket suite" which we found to be too small for two people but that wasn't really evident from the pictures. The room is very small, there is only one chair, one towel bar and no counter space in the small bathroom and very disappointing pillows. Also, there are no black-out curtains and the blinds do not entirely cover the windows so the room is very bright once the sun comes up in the morning...not good if you are hoping to sleep in a bit. The parking costs extra and breakfast is not included although there is a café in the hotel where it can be purchased.

I was made to feel welcome the minute I stepped through the doors. I stayed overnight in march for a concert nearby. Loved the personalized touch with the coffee in room. Everything was clean. I didn't use the restaurants except for the in hotel for breakfast following morning. Very impressed - they accommodated my request of no toast and offered fruit in exchange. Breakfast was good. Service at this hotel has to best I have seen in a long while - to the extent of calling to see if you were settled and needed anything else for your stay. I highly recommend this hotel

We recently spent 6 nights in The Walper Hotel in Kitchener, On. This hotel has been recently re-opened after a complete renovation and is beautiful to look at and very comfortable to stay in. The staff at the Walper are very friendly and helpful, the bar on the second floor offers tasty imaginative cocktails and the restaurant below the hotel, TWH Social, although outside and around the corner, was excellent as well. The coffee provided in the room was great, a nice treat first thing in the morning. A big "Thank You" to the staff for making our visit very comfortable.

Walper hotel is located in a central location in Kitchener. It has been renovated recently in a very eclectic style. It's very hard to describe but absolutely fantastic. The rooms are very cozy and have a bunch of design things in them. I especially liked the little paper bag with coffee in the room, which carries a hand written note for every guest. I felt very welcome and would definitely stay here again. I hope I get the chance.

I had the pleasure of staying at the Walper Hotel during a quick overnight trip to Kitchener in April, and my experience was nothing short of fantastic. The attention to detail in my room and throughout the hotel was impossible to ignore, and provided an aesthetically pleasing environment that left nothing to be desired. The high quality of service provided by the entire staff was second to none. When I arrived, I enjoyed an evening cocktail and charcuterie at the bar, and the mixologist was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Later I enjoyed a delicious and fulfilling dinner at TWH Social, where the menu was creative and carefully planned. The level of refined taste and sophistication at the Walper sets the bar high, and I will surely return the next time I’m in the area.

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at The Walper Hotel recently. I hadn't expected to find such a trendy boutique hotel in the area. The rooms are modern and very tastefully done. My room was very large and the bathroom was beautifully laid out. Everything was new. I loved the fact that I had access to a little fridge (not mini bar) stocked with a few soft drinks and water for my consumption, as well as milk for morning coffee or tea. It also had a 'pour over' in room coffee set which could make either tea or coffee at the correct temperature. Just a note to the hotel - maybe leaving a plain black tea would be a good idea along with the flavoured variety that was available. Although I really enjoyed the hotel, my room was on an internal courtyard which had bright lights from the corridors shining all night. The blinds did not fully block it out and I had difficulty sleeping. I also want to note just how friendly and helpful the hotel staff were. It seemed that nothing was too much trouble. A couple of small downsides - valet parking was full when I arrived and there really isn't a place to wait outside with the car. I had to go to the municipal lot round the corner and bring my luggage back with me. The other downside was that check out was very slow so you need to leave a bit of time to get through that in the morning. That said, I'd definitely recommend this hotel and would happily stay here again.

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. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning 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 47 reviews