The Walper Hotel

$234 for a Two-Night Stay in a Landmark Room or Suite at The Walper Hotel in Kitchener, Ontario (Up to $392 Value)

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Victorian Hotel Built in 1893 with Contemporary Art Space

Since its construction in 1893, The Walper Hotel has counted many larger-than-life figures as clientele: Eleanor Roosevelt enjoyed breakfast in the landscaped courtyard, and Louis Armstrong once played his trumpet off the King Street balcony. Part of the A-list appeal of the hotel could be traced to its passion for the arts—a curated collection of contemporary paintings and photographs are displayed throughout the hotel. There’s also a glamorous interior befitting such celebrity royalty, including a crystal ballroom illuminated by 12 chandeliers and a baroque-style dining room.

The Walper Hotel showcases the original work of more than a dozen Canadian artists in spaces such as the lobby and guest rooms curated by Caviar20. The 80-piece collection—which offers all artwork for sale—includes contemporary moose graphics from Charles Pachter and haunting photographs from Nelson French's Shade series. To keep the whole family occupied, the educational center TheMuseum is located just across the street. Here, kids can peer through a 125-gallon fish tank or lay down blueprints for their dream treehouse in Construction Alley, an interactive building exhibit.

Back at the hotel, newly renovated Landmark rooms and suites feature high ceilings and period furniture mixed amid contemporary upgrades such as original artwork and flat-screen TVs. Large windows let in abundant natural light. Come morning, the farmers’ market offers a seasonally rotating menu of breakfast foods.

Kitchener, Ontario: European Heritage on Display Throughout Museums and City Parks

Situated on the Grand River in southwest Ontario, Kitchener is the cultural hub of the Waterloo Region. In 1800, German Mennonites journeyed from Pennsylvania to settle in this farming region, known as Berlin, between 1854 and 1916. In honor of its German roots, the city hosts an annual Oktoberfest celebration. It draws 700,000 visitors, making it the largest Bavarian festival in the world outside of Germany. Five miles from the hotel, Doon Heritage Village simulates life in Berlin in 1914, and just around the corner, the Joseph Schneider Haus preserves artifacts from the Germanic settlement.

More than 30 miles (100 km) of walking and biking trails traverse the riverfront landscape around Kitchener, and playgrounds and toboggan hills line its 220 city parks. One of the most popular of these parks is Victoria Park, which was built in 1896 by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted. It’s centered on a massive clock tower salvaged from old city hall as well as a cast bronze statue of Queen Victoria and a lifelike replica of her royal tinfoil crown.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • $234 CAN for a two-night stay for two adults in a Landmark room or suite; up to two kids stay free
  • Breakfast for two
  • Two museum tickets
  • Two gallery tickets to The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, the Cambridge Galleries, and the Homer Watson House & Gallery
  • $100 off artwork purchase from hotel

Book by: 5/9/12
Travel by: 5/23/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • In-house contemporary art for sale
  • Two onsite restaurants
  • Newly renovated guest rooms
  • Turn-of-the-century barbershop and tobacconist
  • Full-service hair salon

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/9/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 5/23/12
  • Not valid on 4/21
  • Limit 3 per person
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Subject to availability
  • 24hr cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Valid only for Landmark room or suite
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid toward existing reservation
  • 13% tax not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call The Walper Hotel by 5/9/12.
  3. Choose a date prior to 5/23/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info

Room Details

  • One queen bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2­–4, depending on room type
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 CAN per night for each guest 18 or older; guests 17 or younger stay free
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Original art in room for sale

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: overnight self-parking available for an additional $13 CAN per day; valet parking $19 CAN
  • Rollaways: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: Pets up to 250 pounds may be added for an additional $35 CAN per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to a king suite for $50 CAN per day.

What It's Worth

  • $234 CAN for a two-night stay for two adults in a Landmark room or suite; up to two kids stay free (up to a $318 CAN value)
  • Breakfast for two (a $26 CAN value)
  • Two museum tickets (a $30 CAN value)
  • Two gallery tickets to The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, the Cambridge Galleries, and the Homer Watson House & Gallery

    Total value: up to $392 CAN
  • $100 off artwork purchase from hotel

Getting There

  • By plane: 8 miles (13 km) from Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)

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