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Welcome to The Walper Hotel

Nestled  in the Historic Downtown of Kitchener

Immerse yourself in the historic charm of The Walper Hotel, an iconic 1893 landmark set along the quaint streets of one of Kitchener, Ontario’s oldest neighbourhoods.

You’ll be captivated by this building’s amazing past.  From Eleanor Roosevelt’s preferred breakfast location on the interior terrace to Lennox Lewis’ boxing match in the Crystal Ballroom, to the tales of Al Capone’s liquor smuggling operation in the cavernous basement restaurant, every nook and cranny in this hotel has a story to tell.

And now, we’d like you to be our next guest.

Our accommodations blend classic Victorian décor with modern touches. Flat-screen TVs and original wall art mesh perfectly with the quaint, antique furnishings. Every room has its own unique characteristics, which allows our staff to match each guest with accommodations that are just right for them.

A barber shop and tobacconist, which both date back to the turn of the century, and free wireless Internet access are among the added perks of staying with us. We also offer six remarkable meeting rooms, totaling 8,000 square feet of space that are ideal for weddings corporate meetings or other events.

Step outside The Walper Hotel and you’ll be a short stroll away from the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Centre in the Square and a host of restaurants and bars downtown.

Book a room at the Walper Hotel today and experience the perfect blend of historic style and modern comfort.

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Walper Hotel, Kitchener

Relax. Refresh. Rediscover the Walper. An iconic hotel in Kitchener, Ontario,the Walper anchors our town’s oldest intersection with unmistakable grace and class. Constructed in 1893, it was the city’s first commercial building, and endures as a traveller’s refuge and symbol of timeless elegance.

As a landmark Kitchener hotel, offering restored historical charm and modern convenience in a downtown location, the Walper is As Unique As You Are.

Classic Comfort, Historic Elegance

Though the Walper was beautifully refurbished and renovated in 2011,the spirit of this Kitchener hotel’s 120-year pastremains intact.

Experience the unique history and atmosphere whileenjoyingmodern comforts and relaxed luxury.  Delight in this Kitchener hotel’s old-world charm and contemporary amenities, including flat-screen televisions and quality organic soaps and shampoos.

Just like our extraordinary service, the Walper’s rich architectural detailingand uncommonly high ceilings set us apart from other hotels in Kitchener.

Kick off your shoes in comfortable rooms and spacious suites in this retro classic. Relax and rejuvenate in the restored elegance of the Walper Hotel, Kitchener.

For Families, Friends, Business or Romance:Kitchener’s Choice Hotel

Whether you are planning a wedding, a weekend away, or simplyneed time to wind down, the Walper is the place to be. We offer spacious suites, on-site dining and a variety of impressive meeting rooms.A preferred Kitchener wedding venue, the Walper is a remarkable location that offers full event planning for weddings, office events, and receptions. 

If you’re visiting Kitchener in October, we are ideally located near the good natured liveliness of the second largest Oktoberfest event in the world.

Pet Friendly Rooms Available

At the Walper,we offer pet-friendly rooms on designated floors. With special rates that include a pet bed, bowls and a welcome treat, you and your best friend are welcomed in comfort and style. We love animals here at the Walper.However, this offer is limited to dogs and cats only, please, with a maximum of two pets per room.

For Your Next Business Meeting or Event

From cocktail receptions of 300 people, to small gatherings of 10, we can plan every business meeting or party with style and ease. Book our meeting rooms in Kitchener’s downtown boutique hotel.With three boardrooms, and six event rooms available, the choice is yours.

  • Crystal Ballroom
  • Barrister’s Lounge
  • Queen Elizabeth Suite
  • Oak Room
  • Lafontaine Room
  • Walper Gallery

Available for full or half-day events, we at the Walper offer tailored packagesand are committed to making your event a worry-free success.

The Walper: A Timeless Kitchener Wedding Venue

Invest in a day to remember at the Walper.  A Kitchener wedding venue that defines elegance and grace; it’s the perfect setting for your special day.

We have your preferences and happiness in mind when planning an event at our hotel. Our certified event planner takes care of all the hard work and tedious tasks of planning a great party so you can enjoy the experience as much as your guests.

The Walper's staff does the best job possible to accommodate your plans and make your dreams a reality. Our event rooms can handle rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions in our banquet hall.

Even if you exchange vows offsite, we are pleased to host your guests and reception here at one of our beautifully appointed event chambers. Consider our elegant Crystal Ballroom, with 12 sparkling chandeliers, or the distinctively handsome Barrister’s Lounge.

A barbershop and salon on site, and an arranged catering option, makes preparing for a celebration in our banquet hall as efficient as possible. Kitchener’s finestchefs will create your delicious celebration meals.  We’re proud to say that our own Chef Terry Salmond represented the Walper on The Food Network’s Top Chef Canada.

The Walper is not only elegant, but affordable, for planning a wedding or reception. Out-of-town guests enjoy a special rate when you book a block of rooms. Additionally, rehearsal dinnerscan be held in one of our attractive event rooms.Enjoy a Honeymoon Suite to make your night extra special andjoin your guests the next morning for one of our fresh Farmer’s Market breakfasts.

A Vintage Getaway with Modern Convenience

A turn of the century barbershop and complimentary Wi-Fi mixes opulence of the past with modern chic.The Walper is Kitchener’s hotel that is as unique as You Are.

Classic touches abound with luxury amenities, comfort and convenience at your fingertips. Try our brand new espresso machine in our vintage Barrister’s Loungeor complimentary access to a state-of-the-art fitness facility during your stay.

Standard Rooms (Queen or Two doubles)

Anything but basic, our single rooms feature modern comfort with historic ambiance.

Premium Rooms (Queen, Two doubles, King)

For peace, quiet and comfort, enjoy one of our spacious suites with a separate living/working area, including in-room coffee service, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen television.

Kitchenette Rooms

These charming, generous rooms include kitchenettes, perfect for those wishing to self- cater or enjoy longer stays in town.

Kitchenette King Rooms

Our largest rooms, these magnificent suites offer premium amenities and up to 600 square-feet of living space.

Exceptional Service Only Experience Can Deliver

Enjoy exceptional service throughout your next stay at the Walper Kitchener hotel.  In order to enhance your stay, our knowledgeable Guest Services team is here24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A Romance Renaissance

Rediscover romance in a classic Victorian hotel. Relax and reconnect at the Walper, a Kitchener hotel at the heart of it all.

R & R for Notable Guests, Like You

What do Eleanor Roosevelt, Bob Hope, the Queen Mother and Sarah McLachlan have in common? The Walper Hotel in Kitchener! From the famous to the infamous, we have proudly hosted the likes of Duke Ellington, Liberace, Marcel Marceau and countless former Prime Ministers of Canada.  Even Al Capone chose our cellar as a place to exchange liquor during prohibition.

By the mid-20thcentury, the Walper wasa premier destination for travellers of distinction. We’ve worked hard to restore this classic building to glory, and look forward to welcoming you through these fabled doors.

You don’t need to stay on our VIP floor to take advantage of extras like room service from our exquisite menu, luxury toiletry items or exquisite dining. We have a reverence for history and our special guests, like you.

Great Food, Great Entertainment and Great Atmosphere, On Site

My, you have great taste! Indulge in the delicious options during your next memorable stay at the Walper. With two great restaurants on-site, a coffee shop, and a pub serving beer on tap, there is something for everyone.

Whether staying in at the Walper or heading out to enjoy downtown Kitchener’s nightlife, you have a great evening ahead of you.

You’ll also relish your wakeup call with Farmer’s Market breakfasts served every Saturday and Sunday.

Recharge at Coffee Culture

Kick back or congregate over a great cup of coffee at Coffee Culture, our ground floor in- house coffee shop, open 7am to 11pm or later. Sample our specialtybrews and light fare by the fireplace in our beautifully restored lounge.

Barber Shop, Salon & Tobacconist

Step back in time at one of the country’s oldest barber shops. Treat yourself to a close straight-razor shave or haircut in a classic barber shop.

Tress Salon is our onsite hair salon and day spa. Make an appointment to reward yourself with a new hairstyle, manicure, pedicure, massage or facial peel, perfect for special occasions or a glamorous pick-me-up.

Canada’s original tobacconist,The Walper Tobacco Shop, datesback to the 1890s and offers a full selection of magazines and international newspapers.

The Spirit of City Centre

A hotel in Kitchener, Ontario, and monument to our history, The Walper has all you need to enjoy what this city has to offer. We’re a short walk to museums, the performing arts, and many other nearby attractions. During the nine-day October Bavarian festival, experience Kitchener’s annual Oktoberfest venue right down the street from the Walper.

The Walper is right next to all downtown has to offer. It’s just a brief stroll to the Centre in the Square performance theater, and fan favourite THEMUSEUM.

As a hotel in the Waterloo area, you can also see the sights in our twin city. Proximity to St. Jacob’s, Ontario’s favourite rural destination, means that you can experience Canada’s largest all year Farmer’s Market and antiquing in a place that’s truly one of a kind.

Extend Your Kitchener Hotel Experience: Short and Long-Term Accommodation Available

Charmed by the Kitchener hotel at the heart of it all? Prolong your stay, hassle free, with apartment style suites at the Walper.  Our grand-lodging provides accommodations you will be proud to call home.Clean, comfortable and convenient, whether you are visiting, on business, or relocating to our wonderful city, we know you’ll enjoy your stay at the Walper.

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Where to Find Us

Rediscover the Walper Hotel in Kitchener, Ontario.We’re anything but standard… We’re As Unique as You Are.

Walper Hotel
20 Queen Street South
Kitchener, Ontario N3G 1V6

Phone: 519-745-4321
Toll Free: 1-800-265-8749