Learn More About The Walper Hotel
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 West/Waterloo, take the Lancaster St West exit continue on Lancaster, turn right onto Frederick Street/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 East 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 Street/Regional Road 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
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.
Car parks are located: Charles & Benton Garage GPS 43.448729, -80.489324
Ontario/Charles Parking Lot GPS 43.44960, -80.490944
You can find a map of all City Of Kitchener paid parking lot options here.
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: https://www.kitchener.ca/en/getting-around/secure-bike-parking.aspx
You bet! There are several ChargePoint Charging Stations all close by to the hotel. You can find them at:
33 Ontario St N (110 m from hotel)
4 Charles St E (150 m from hotel)
200 King St W (350 m from hotel)
74 Queen St N (400 m from hotel)
25 Water St S (450 m from hotel)
300 King St E (500 m from hotel)
44 Francis St S (650 m from hotel)
Our team of Front Desk Ambassadors are here to greet you and make check-in as easy as possible! Here's a few helfpul details to know before you arrive:
- Upon arrival at the hotel, we do have one parking space in front of the Lobby on Queen Street for dropping off guests and unloading bags. This is a 15-min-max space, great for drop-offs, or connecting with the Front Desk Ambassador if you need assistance on where to park your vehicle for the night!
- Please note that a valid credit card must be used to check-in and complete your security deposit.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Front Desk Team at any time at (519) 745-4321 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our standard check in time is 3:00pm.
If you’re early, we’re happy to take your bags. In the event that your room is ready in advance of 3:00pm, we’ll let you know, and get you settled in! Fees may apply.
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.
TWH Social is fully open for indoor dining and also offers take-out and delivery (including cocktails)! The Barrister's Lounge is also providing breakfast Monday-Friday.
The Barrister's Lounge is open:
Monday to Friday | 7 am to 10 am
TWH Social is open:
Monday 5 pm to 9 pm
Tuesday 5 pm to 9 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am to 9 pm
Thursday 11:30 am to 9 pm
Friday 11:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday | 8 am to 10 pm
Sunday | 8 am to 2 pm | 4 pm to 8 pm
And, The Lokal is OPEN! Come visit the 2nd floor lounge Monday through Thursday, from 5pm-10pm.
Stay connected with us on Instagram at @TheWalperHotel for updates.
As always, please contact our Front Desk Ambassadors for any neighbourhood recommendations. You can reach the Front Desk by email, Zingle, or at 519-745-4321. We're happy to tell you about our favourite spots!
There are so many activities in DTK! Fortunately for us we are in the heart of downtown, fortunately for you everything is close by! Follow @DTKitchener for news, events and DTK happenings!
Visiting Victoria Park is really beautiful this time of year (we're happy to loan you a Walper Bicycle for an adventure!), or take yourself on self-directed tour of Downtown Kitchener's incredible Public Art collection. Find the local guide here or ask the Front Desk for your very own Field Guide to Art DTK!
Looking for more ideas? Connect with us on Instagram and check out the "Things to do" highlights.
The Walper Hotel is named after it's founder, Abel Walper. He commissioned the construction of the building (as it appears now) in 1893, following a fire that destroyed the previous hotel that stood in the same spot.
The corner of King & Queen was the first intersection of what is now Kitchener and has an incredbile history. Stay tuned for more on this!
Our Main Lobby is accessible via a ramp on Queen Street. Or if you prefer, enter via our 1 King Street entrance. At times, this entrance may be locked, but the Front Desk Team is available to meet you anytime. Just give them a call at (519) 745-4321.
Elevators connect all floors of the hotel, including TWH Social (The Oak Lobby Elevator will take you down to the restaurant level). Please don't hesitate to ask for assistance getting there.
Rooms are equipped with accessibility features. Please contact the Front Desk for additional details.
We are indeed! We're happy to accept your precious pooches and puppies. Let us know if we'll be hosting them, too -- we'll provide a treat, dog bed, and dog bowl for them. A $75 pet fee applies.
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!
Our Brand New Gym, located just behind the Front Desk.
Abel's On Queen (barber shop)
Good Vibes Juice
Romeo Salon Spa
Talula Fields General Store
Looking for some self-guided fun? Ask the Front Desk for the Downtown Kitchener Art Walk Tour Book! It takes you on a tour around DTK (Downtown Kitchener) to view all the beautiful public art & murals by local artists. And check out our list of local attractions to see what is happening in the region!