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The Walper Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

A contemporary boutique hotel that is very comfortable. Lobby is small and there are not many good views but the décor is beautiful. The restaurant is very good. The bar looks nice but I did not use it.

Staying here for Volleyball Provincials at RIM Park. Beautiful hotel with stunning decor. All the staff are fabulous, particularly marcel! Can text them anytime with a request as we had to when we realized we forgot toothpaste and 1 toothbrush. Would stay again anytime.

This facility is a newly renovated historical building in downtown Kitchener. Lots of attention to detail. Staff were courteous, helpful and professional. A prime location for foot traffic to theatre/performance venues, restaurants and shops. We loved breakfast this morning in the Barristers Lounge. Jess was our server and she ensured our dining experience was a lovely one. This is a place to stay when you are in town.

One of my good friends invited me to The Walper for a girls weekend away. WOW! I was so impressed by this boutique hotel in Kitchener. They pay attention to the details... everything from the pour over coffee station in the bedroom to the ahhhmazing front desk staff. LOVE. I can't wait to return!!

This is a well-situated downtown hotel. It has had a beautiful boutique renovations.The rooms are quite small, but the beds are large and appointed with lovely linens and nice furnishings. Everything is very clean and comfortable. Hotel Staff and service are great. There is also a great bar with excellent cocktails and non-alcoholic offerings too. It is worth taking a look at the vintage Cigar shop and Barbershop and salon outside the hotel entrance. The Cigar store sells great Cuban cigars and imported Cuban Coffee!!

I was in Kitchener on March 9th and 10th for my dissertation defence, and the staff at The Walper Hotel made my stay unforgettable. I had requested a quiet room and was given one. I didn’t hear a peep! The room ("Pocket King") was large, very comfortable, and very clean. The breakfast was good (if a tad on the expensive side). I also liked having the option to text message for assistance. I had some trouble with the wifi at first, but was able to text for a new code quickly and easily. But what really made the stay special was the staff. When I checked in, Kathleen at the front desk was very friendly and even asked me about my defence. I went out for dinner and when I returned, I found that Kathleen had placed a good luck card on the desk in my room and a slice of cheesecake in the fridge. I was so touched by her thoughtfulness. The personal service at The Walper is unlike any other hotel I’ve ever visited. They even contacted me a few days later on Twitter to see if I had passed my defence (I did!). I wouldn’t hesitate to book The Walper again for myself, or to recommend it to others.

I was in town to visit my brother and treated myself to a stay at the Walper. It is a beautiful hotel that have been freshly renovated. It is also nice and quiet and clean. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly without being overbearing. Being centrally located made walking the preferred mode of transportation. The nice café around the corner on King is perfect for a quick coffee and muffin. It is also a great rendezvous point. My only recommendations would be for the hotel to provide a stocked minibar (snacks, drinks) and perhaps look into a better in room coffee machine. I would not hesitate to return to the Walper should I find myself again in Kitchener.

Spent an overnight as we celebrated a wedding which was held at the hotel. The newly renovated space was beautifully contemporary allowing light and cheery colours to breathe new life into this historic hotel. Our third floor room was graciously appointed with an extra, separate seating space.A comfy couch, lounge chair and tv were housed there. Downside was that it was missing some coffee table space so we had no place to place our cups and glasses. Special coffee was provided along with fresh milk in the bar fridge! Two stemless wine glasses also provided! No ice dispenser so we had to call the front desk to have ice delivered. Excellent king size bed, gorgeous bathroom with quality amenities. Loved the rain shower head but frustrated with trying to operate the hand shower. The wedding venue provided simple elegance. The food was well presented and tasty. Staff was fabulous and accommodating at all times. Morning family brunch was outstanding and inexpensive! Would highly recommend a stay at this hotel.

Enjoyed a week's stay while attending a conference at the Crowne Plaza. Staff was incredibly friendly, room immaculate and the wifi was speedy. Having stayed here and the Crowne Plaza, I'd much rather stay here!

20 Queen St S. Kitchener ON

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 38 reviews