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Waterloo Ontario Accommodations

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The Waterloo center is approximately the area of Downtown Waterloo and the area of University Of Waterloo.

Welcome to Waterloo, the smallest of the three cities making up the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario. Together with Kitchener and Cambridge, the area is collectively known as the Tri-Cities and offers a wide variety of attractions to keep tourists busy. Whether you're looking to stay in an upscale hotel with all the amenities or in something more basic that won't break the bank, Waterloo offers a variety of hotels to meet your needs.

Waterloo was originally part of a large parcel of land given to the Iroquois alliance in 1784. Almost immediately, the native tribes began selling off parts of the land. The first wave of immigration to the area consisted of Pennsylvanian Mennonites. By 1816, the newly established township was named after Waterloo, Belgium and continued to be an attractive destination for German immigrants. Waterloo was incorporated as a full-fledged city in 1948.

Today, Waterloo boasts two universities and a number of high-tech firms and financial companies. As part of Canada's Technology Triangle, Waterloo is a major center of economic development in the province. It's also home to world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment venues, making it a great place for a vacation. No matter your reason for visiting Waterloo, it's important to find the right hotel that allows you to enjoy everything the Tri-Cities has to offer. More from this guide...

Waterloo Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Delta Waterloo in Waterloo 110 Erb St. West, Waterloo, ON N2L1T5
  • High end property
  • 9 floors in hotel
Hotel Laurier
+1-800-230-4134
200 King St. North, Waterloo, ON N2L3C5
  • Low-priced Suburban property
  • 75 conference rooms in property
Comfort Inn 190 Weber St. North, Waterloo, ON N2J3H4
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 85 rooms
Waterloo Inn Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge : 475 King St. North 475 King St. North, Waterloo, ON N2J2Z5
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Fitness center on property
From$116
Excellent 5.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
The Walper Hotel
+1-888-305-3366
20 Queen St. South, Kitchener, ON N2G1V6 ~1.98 miles southeast of Waterloo
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 25 suites in property
Crowne Plaza Kitchener Waterloo 105 King St. East, Kitchener, ON N2G2K8 ~2.07 miles southeast of Waterloo
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 201 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$79
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Four Points by Sheraton Waterloo Kitchener Hotel 547 King St. North, Waterloo, ON N2L5Z7
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Shuttle to airport available
From$139
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Courtyard Waterloo St. Jacobs 50 Benjamin Rd. East, Waterloo, ON N2V2J9
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$134
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo / St. Jacobs in Waterloo 45 Benjamin Rd., Waterloo, ON N0B2N0
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 97 suites in hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waterloo / St. Jacobs
+1-800-997-5148
14 Benjamin Rd., Waterloo, ON N2V2J9
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$139
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Knights Inn
+1-888-690-5247
1455 Weber St. East, Kitchener, ON N2A1A5 ~4.35 miles east of Waterloo
  • Inexpensive property
Howard Johnson Kitchener 1333 Weber St. East, Kitchener, ON N2A1C2 ~4.60 miles east of Waterloo
  • 2 star Suburban hotel
  • 100 rooms in hotel
Best Western Plus Kitchener : 2899 King St. East 2899 King St. East, Kitchener, ON N2A1A6 Website ~5.04 miles east of Waterloo
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness center on property
Radisson Hotel Kitchener 2960 King St. East, Kitchener, ON N2A1A9 ~5.09 miles east of Waterloo
  • 3-star Highway property
  • 172 rooms in hotel
From$112
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Kitchener Waterloo 30 Fairway Rd. South, Kitchener, ON N2A2N2 ~5.23 miles southeast of Waterloo
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 14 meeting rooms in hotel
From$109
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Kitchener - Kitchener 4355 King St. East, Kitchener, ON N2P2E9 ~7.47 miles southeast of Waterloo
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$124
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Residence & Conference Centre Kitchener Waterloo 99 Conestoga College Blvd., Kitchener, ON N2P2N5 ~7.68 miles southeast of Waterloo
  • Low priced Highway property
  • Hotel has 6 floors
The Four Points by Sheraton Cambridge in Cambridge 210 Preston Pkwy., Cambridge, ON N3H5N1 ~8.58 miles southeast of Waterloo
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
Langdon Hall
+1-888-305-3366
1 Langdon Dr., Cambridge, ON N3H4R8 ~9.51 miles southeast of Waterloo
  • 4-star Rural hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
From$222
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Hilton Garden Inn Kitchener / Cambridge - Cambridge 746 Old Hespeler Rd., Cambridge, ON N3H5L8 ~10.34 miles east of Waterloo
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
From$95
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Best Western Cambridge Hotel : 730 Hespeler Rd.
+1-800-997-5149
730 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge, ON N3H5L8 ~10.43 miles east of Waterloo
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 7 floors in hotel
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre in Cambridge 700 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge, ON N3H5L8 ~10.50 miles east of Waterloo
  • 3 star Convention Center property
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
Super 8 Cambridge Kitchener Watrloo : 650 Hespeler Rd. 650 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge, ON NIR6J8 ~10.58 miles east of Waterloo
  • 2-star Highway property
  • Check in: 3pm
Travelodge Cambridge Waterloo in Cambridge
+1-800-997-5148
605 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge, ON N1R6J3 ~10.63 miles east of Waterloo
  • Low-priced Highway property
  • Free breakfast
Holiday Inn Cambridge Hespeler Galt : 200 Holiday Inn Dr. 200 Holiday Inn Dr., Cambridge, ON N3C1Z4 ~10.64 miles east of Waterloo
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
From$99
Average 3.0 /5Reviews Call
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Best Time to Visit Waterloo, ON

As with any location in Ontario, the best times to visit are during the spring and fall shoulder seasons. Peak season occurs during the summer months when restaurants, attractions, and parks become crowded not only by tourists, but also by local families. Canadian summers are brief but pleasant, so if you don't mind the crowds or increased hotel prices, June to August can be a wonderful time to visit.

April and May provide a nice sweet spot for visiting Waterloo between the chilly winter and crowded summer. Average highs tend to rest in the 50s or 60s, which is ideal for sightseeing. Temperatures do drop after dark, though, so be sure to wear layers. If you don't mind the chilly nights, you can score a great hotel deal during the spring months.

September through November offers pleasant weather that can't be beat. Hotel rates start to drop at the end of the summer season, but local fall festivals can hike up prices, so be sure to plan your trip well in advance to get the best deal.

If you plan on braving a Canadian winter, expect temperatures in the 20s and 30s from December to March. While biting winds tend to keep the tourists away, you'll still find plenty to do throughout the Tri-Cities. Even better, hotel rates are at their lowest during the winter season.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Waterloo, ON:

Waterloo by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean price trends by star rating class in Waterloo, ON. You can use these charts to determine the cheapest time to stay in Waterloo for any future trips.

Luxury Hotel Options in Waterloo, ON

If you prefer to book a more upscale hotel in Waterloo, you're in luck. Les Diplomates B&B Executive Guest House is adjacent to Sugarbush Park in an elegant Victorian-style building. While the bed & breakfast only offers four rooms, each is upscale with cable television, a DVD player, free Wi-Fi, and a fireplace. Some even add whirlpool tubs, and bathrooms are either private or en suite. Social areas at the bed & breakfast include a parlor and formal dining room. Parking is free, as is a delicious five-course breakfast, which is served on fine china. Afternoon tea is also available for an extra fee.

Housed in an 1890 building, Waterloo Hotel is a refined accommodation near Waterloo Park and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Guest suites are traditionally decorated with pine floors, high ceilings, antique beds, feathered duvets, and tiled bathrooms. They also feature coffeemakers, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and gas fireplaces. Off-street parking is free, and guests are also entitled to breakfast vouchers that allow them to dine at local restaurants.

Located within walking distance of THEMUSEUM, Crowne Plaza Kitchener – Waterloo is an elegantly modern hotel with a contemporary seafood restaurant on-site. Guest rooms are bright and airy with paid Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and microwaves. Suites add free Wi-Fi, separate living areas, and whirlpool tubs. There's also a fitness center, indoor pool, and business center on the property.

Affordable Hotel Options in Waterloo, ON

Finding an affordable hotel in Waterloo is easier than you might think. Hotel Laurier – King Street Residence is an affordable dorm-style accommodation geared toward budget-minded travelers. In fact, the dorm is used by Wilfrid Laurier University students during the semester. Both self-contained flats and dorm rooms are available, and you can expect amenities such as a single bed, wardrobe, work desk, and internet access. Guests share bathrooms, and every floor offers a common area with a television, sofas, and kitchen appliances.

Canadas Best Value Inn in Kitchener is another great option. This simple lodging is located close to the Woodside National Historic Site and features free parking and continental breakfast. Pets are allowed, and guest rooms offer Wi-Fi, cable television, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Some rooms add kitchenettes, which can help you stretch your budget even further.

Howard Johnson – Kitchener Conestoga is an unfussy hotel offering guest rooms and suites with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers. Additional guest amenities include an indoor heated pool, a free continental breakfast, a whirlpool, a business center, and a fitness center.

Conveniently located off Highway 8, Knights Inn Kitchener is a relaxed budget hotel near the Centre in the Square Theatre and THEMUSEUM. Guest rooms are simple but feature free Wi-Fi access, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers. Some rooms add separate living areas and kitchenettes, making this lodging a great option for families. Knights Inn Kitchener also includes free parking and continental breakfast, and there's a hot tub and seasonal outdoor pool on-site.

2 Star Average Prices: $89.99

Where are the real discounts in Waterloo

If you know where to stay, you can save even more money on your trip to Waterloo by taking advantage of special discounts and promotions. Many area hotels, including Holiday Inn Kitchener – Waterloo Conference Center, offer discounted rates to certain demographics. AAA/CAA members, seniors, and government employees can enjoy as much as 20 percent off an accommodation's best available rates. Just be sure to book the special rate in advance and show proof of eligibility at the time of check-in.

Other properties offer their own specials throughout the year. For instance, The Waterloo Hotel offers a weekend special that includes free breakfast, internet access, and free parking, all at a discounted rate that's perfect for a weekend getaway. Special group and event rates are also available at many area hotels.

Best Value Options in Waterloo, ON

Waterloo boasts many mid-range hotel options that give you plenty of value for the money. Four Points by Sheraton Waterloo – Kitchener Hotel & Suites is a modern property within walking distance of the Conestoga Mall. The unfussy guest rooms feature bottled water, mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, work desks, and microwaves. Upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas and kitchenettes, while suites include separate bedrooms, living areas, or whirlpool tubs. There's a casual restaurant on-site as well as a lounge, fitness center, hot tub, and indoor pool.

The newly renovated Comfort Inn Waterloo is another great option close to the city's universities. The guest rooms are modern and stylishly decorated with coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Parking is complimentary, and there's a currency exchange service on-site for international travelers. You can also experience the hotel's family-style restaurant, which is located adjacent to the property.

Must-See Attractions in Waterloo, ON

Whether you're visiting Waterloo for business or for pleasure, there are a number of nearby attractions worth seeing. The Conestoga Mall is your go-to shopping destination in the Tri-Cities. With more than 130 retail spaces, a food court, and a cinema, it's the perfect place for an afternoon excursion. Not only can you relish in a bit of retail therapy, but you can also learn about local history at the City of Waterloo Museum, which is conveniently located inside the mall by the entrance to the food court.

If you're visiting Waterloo with children, you won't want to miss THEMUSEUM. Ontario's premier children's museum, THEMUSEUM boasts a range of interactive exhibits to keep young minds engaged. The site's temporary exhibits are always changing, providing something new for children with each visit, but the venue's permanent exhibits are also designed to keep kids coming back for more. Express your creativity on the Virtual Graffiti Wall, view the plants adorning the Living Wall, create sculptures in Construction Alley, and hone your stop-motion skills at the Animation Station.

As the only Canadian gallery dedicated to ceramic, enamel, glass, and stained glass, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is a favorite among art lovers. The gallery boasts more than 900 items in the permanent collection, which spans five exhibition galleries. Few galleries play as significant a role in the preservation and promotion of Canadian artists' works.

Exploring everything Waterloo has to offer can take some time, but no matter what your itinerary includes, your visit here is sure to be a memorable one. Whether you're looking for a luxury hotel or something more budget-friendly, you can find the perfect Waterloo hotel to meet your needs and budget.

What did travelers think of the city of Waterloo?

Below are reviews of the city of Waterloo, ON from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Lovely City "
Score 4.0 / 5

The antique markets around the city are great!

, from 05-Jan-2015
"Natural, lush beauty, but takes a familiar traveler to navigate the roadways."
Score 5.0 / 5

I enjoyed the rolling hills and landscape, plenty of trees and parks in this city. Getting about on the 7/8 and 85/86 highway system is tricky for newcomers like me.

, from 23-Mar-2014
"Quaint"
Score 5.0 / 5

Nice little town. Farmer's Market was great. We also enjoyed the visit to Picards.

, from 02-Mar-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Waterloo, ON shown above is 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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