FAQ and Resources

Contact Our Hotel in Kitchener for More Information

HOW DO I GET THERE?

We have the great pleasure of residing in the downtown core of Kitchener

From North (St.Jacobs)

Head Southbound on the ON-85 to Lancaster St W/Waterloo, take the Lancaster St W exit continue on Lancaster, turn right onto Frederick St/Regional Road 6. Turn Right onto King Street East. Turn left at the first cross street onto Queen Street South, hotel entrance will be on the right.

From 401

Eastbound

Take exit 278B  for Regional Road 8/King Street E towards Kitchener-Waterloo. Merge onto King Street East/Waterloo Regional Road 8, merge onto On-8 West, follow signs for King Street/downtown. Slight left onto King Street/downtown, continue until Queen Street. Turn left onto Queen Street South; hotel entrance will be on the right.

Westbound

Use the right two lanes to take exit 278 for On-8 towards Kitchener. Continue on On-8 W, follow signs for King Street/Downtown. Slight left onto King Street/Downtown, continue until Queen Street. Turn left onto queen Street South; hotel entrance will be on the right.

From East (Guelph)

Head West on the ON-7/Victoria St-N. Turn left onto Frederick St/Regional Rd 6. Turn left onto King Street East, at the first cross street turn left onto Queen Street South; the hotel entrance will be on the right.

From West (New Hamburg/Stratford)

Head Eastbound on the ON-7/ON-8 to Courtland Avenue, take Courtland Avenue exit North and follow to Queen Street South. Turn right onto Queen Street South, the hotel will be on the left hand side past Charles Street.

GPS Coordinates The Walper Hotel 43.449429, -80.489753

WHERE CAN I PARK MY WHEELS?

As the hotel was built before cars existed in Waterloo region, unfortunately the construction of a car park for the hotel was never considered by the original owners. Luckily we are central DTK, which means there are heaps of city parking lots close by, plus, our ambassadors offer a valet service that can’t be beat! Alternative to valet, the closest city parking we recommend  is the Benton and Charles city lot, which charges $14.50 a day for parking.

Car parks are located: Charles & Benton Garage GPS 43.448729, -80.489324

Ontario/Charles Parking Lot 43.44960, -80.490944

If you are cycling, there are many places to lock up around Kitchener. However, Kitchener does offer a more secure option for bicycle parking which can be found at this website; http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/SecureBikeParking.asp

WHAT TIME CAN I CHECK IN?

Check in time is 3:00pm. If you’re early, we’re happy to take your bags, and in the event that your room is ready in advance of this time, we’ll let you know, and get you settled at no additional charge

IS IT TRUE THAT EVERY ROOM IS DIFFERENT? CAN I REQUEST MY FAVOURITE?

We prefer to coin the term ‘unique’. Although each room has similar furnishings and all the standard amenities, each layout differs. We adore every space in The Walper, so we definitely appreciate when guests recognize the beauty in them too! Our front desk would be delighted to request a specific room for you when you reserve. While we are unable to guarantee the room will be available during your stay, we recommend once you have requested this to give us a call the morning of your arrival and our ambassadors will have a better understanding on whether the room is available.

DOES THE WALPER OFFER SPECIAL GROUP ROOM RATES?

Yes, please contact our sales department for further information

DO YOU HAVE A RESTAURANT ON SITE?

We sure do! TWH Social, featuring the creations of our beloved chef Jeff Ward is located on our basement level. 1 King Street West

WHAT OTHER AWESOME THINGS WILL I FIND IN THE HOTEL?

The Walper Hotel Barbershop

The Walper Hotel Tobacco Shop

Living Fresh Flower Studio & School

WHAT SHOULD I DO IN DTK?

There are so many activities in DTK! Fortunately for us we are in the heart of downtown, fortunately for you everything is close by! Check out our ‘events’ page where we have tons of local events and festivals listed (many of which occur within our doors!).

Otherwise, you may find some of our favourite tried and true local activities below;

Apollo Cinema

Victoria Park

Rock Climbing

Adventure rooms

Queen Street Yoga

Axe throwing

Alternatively, you may check out the Kitchener website for plenty of information about the area.

Things to do Kitchener

CAN I TAKE MY WEDDING PHOTOS AT THE WALPER?

Yes, of course, just shoot an email over and we would be thrilled to chat with you about your photos.  

IS WALPER JUST A SHORT FORM OF WALLPAPER?

As fun as that would be, unfortunately it is not! We are named after the great hotelier Mr. Walper himself (although we do have great wallpaper in all of our guest rooms!). The purchaser of the previous building living on this plot of land back in 1886, and the financier/creator/inspirationalist behind our current building built in 1893.

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE HOTEL?

Just give us a call! We all love to know about our exquisite past.  Other than hitting our local library KPL or sifting through archives at the University of Waterloo our super friendly staff have researched our history and have displayed it, rather affectionately, within the walls of our building. Feel like learning a bit more about us? Why don’t you come right in and take a look – everyone is welcome here.

HOW GREEN ARE YOU, REALLY?

We are greener than fresh grass, really.

 - We have special refillable soap dispensers that are eco-friendly, opposed to throwaway tiny disposable bottles

 - Our hand soap is avocado-based, entirely environmentally friendly

 - Our recent renovation allowed a total upgrade of our HVAC systems, allowing us to drastically reduce our carbon footprint in terms of energy used and leaked into the environment through old windows etc

IS THE WALPER HOTEL ACCESSIBLE?

Check out accessnow.com for additional information.