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.
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.
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?
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 do our best to customize your experience to your preferences.
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?
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;
Alternatively, you may check out the Kitchener website for plenty of information about the area.
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, it is not! The Walper is named for Abel Walper, who commissioned the construction of the building in 1893.
HOW GREEN ARE YOU, REALLY?
Our eco efforts include conscious decisions to shop local, support artisans and of course, environmental initiatives. For more details about these programs and partnerships, follow us on instagram!
IS THE WALPER HOTEL ACCESSIBLE?
Check out accessnow.com for additional information.