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Hello Friends,

As of April 8, 2021, The Region of Waterloo and all of Ontario will be part of the Provincewide Shutdown for a minimum of 28 days. The Walper Hotel remains open with advanced cleaning and safety protocols, however our gym facility and food & beverage program are currently closed. Please visit our COVID-19 Safety and FAQ pages for full details.

We continue to review and enhance our protocols and procedures and we are confident in the many safety measures in place for both you and our team of dedicated Ambassadors. At a high-level, these procedures include:

  • Masks are mandatory in all public spaces of the hotel, including the lobby upon your arrival and departure

  • Physical distancing must be maintained throughout the hotel. Floor markings, front desk dividers and reduced capacities in elevators and public spaces are in place.

  • Enhanced sanitizing protocols are in effect through the hotel, both in guest rooms and public spaces

  • Daily health screenings of our team and arriving guests continue

  • No on-site restaurant service at this time

  • Our gym is closed, until further direction from the Province.

As always, please contact us if you have questions or we can help in any way.
We look forward to seeing you soon,

Ann Marie Faria | General Manager



Immerse yourself in the historic charm of The Walper Hotel. This iconic 1893 landmark is the epicentre of one of Kitchener, Ontario’s oldest neighbourhoods, now a hub of vibrant growth, partly due to the buzzing tech scene of the Waterloo-Toronto Tech Corridor.

Journey along King & Queen streets to explore dozens of independent, locally-owned shops, including coffee bistros, restaurants & pubs, art galleries & museums or venture just steps from the hotel to Kitchener-Waterloo's urban nature getaway, Victoria Park.

You’ll be captivated by this Kitchener-Waterloo hotel's amazing past, and charmed by its contemporary flare. From Eleanor Roosevelt’s preferred breakfast location on the interior terrace to Lennox Lewis’ boxing match in the Crystal Ballroom, every nook and cranny in this Kitchener-Waterloo hotel has a story to tell.

Hosting a meeting, wedding or special event? Stay over on one of our 3 floors of beautiful boutique hotel rooms! Staying in the only boutique hotel in Waterloo Region means your experience will be a unique one, catered to your wants & whims. We truly are unlike other Kitchener-Waterloo Hotels!

We've hosted downtown Kitchener weddings since 1893; from traditional ceremonies to modern day chic - we create, and you celebrate! Let us take you on a site tour of our Kitchener-Waterloo wedding venue and answer any questions you may have.

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


Each room comes stocked with just enough heritage, quirk and charm coupled with lovely modern amenities to ensure your comfort! We aimed for the perfect balance of timeless glamour and contemporary comfort, and we’re sure you’ll agree that we have succeeded.

The Pocket Room

These rooms aren’t pocket-sized, but they offer the same serene setting as some of our favourite parks. The perfect urban getaway, pocket rooms are positioned in the quietest locations throughout the building with views onto our internal courtyards and lane. Pocket rooms are available with one queen, one king, or two queen beds. This room type includes our accessibility rooms.

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The Cityside King

These rooms are located along the King and Queen Street sides of The Walper Hotel and are perfect for soaking in the scene starting with unrivaled views of the Kitchener cityscape. Cityside Kings are aptly named as all the rooms in this collection have one amazingly comfortable king bed.

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The Urban Suites

Each of these suites are unique, but all of them ensure you’ll be more than comfortable with additional seating room and an expanded workspace. Our urban suites are available with one queen, one king, or two queen beds.

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Need more info? Check out our FAQs page for everything you need to know.

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We're thrilled to be part of THEMUSEUM's UNZIPPED Exhibition, touching down in Downtown Kitchener this November!

Stay tuned for some rockin' packages to let you make the post of your UNZIPPED Rolling Stones Experience!

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There is never a shortage of fun things to do in Kitchener and Waterloo, and many of the best are just a short walk or drive away. The hotel is walking distance from the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Centre in the Square, Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts and THEMUSEUM.


Whether you're looking to tie the knot, host a corporate event, or have a drink at our 2nd-floor cocktail lounge, The Walper Hotel in Kitchener-Waterloo has everything you need for a memorable gathering.

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