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Book from ~$85 CAD
Kitchener guest houses ideal for families with shared kitchen and 3 room types
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free bathroom toiletries
  • Many guests were pleased with their clean and well-equipped accommodations
  • The hotel's staff were found to be efficient and helpful
  • Services include daily housekeeping and a business centre
  • Located 10-minute drive to downtown Kitchener
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to shopping and Waterloo University
  • All bedrooms have a furnished balcony
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
The well-liked Boardwalk Homes offer luxury accommodation at affordable prices and are ideal for larger and extended families that are travelling together. The guest houses are homes with a shared full-size kitchen and 3 room types; two of the room types use a shared bathroom and the Executive Bedroom has its own private bathroom. Guests enjoyed their stays here and said they would return. They highlighted comfortable beds, spacious rooms, high quality furnishings and polite staff.

Boardwalk Homes are located about 11 minutes from downtown Kitchener and there's a Tim Hortons, Food Basics and Pharma Plus 4 minutes away on foot.

Rooms are smoke-free and feature cable TV, pillow top mattresses, a furnished balcony and pay movies. Executive Rooms come with a private bathroom with shower, tablet, fireplace, climate control, desk and furnished balcony that opens to the garden.

On-site amenities include a communal full-size kitchen, coffeemaker, washer/dryer, rollaway beds, twin sofabed and parking. Services include daily housekeeping and a business centre. Freebies include: Wi-Fi, bathroom toiletries and parking.

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Book from ~$77 CAD
Clean and comfortable rooms on Kitchener campus with good Wi-Fi and lots of parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's budget-friendly and affordable rates
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to highway access and shopping
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • A few guests reported no in-room hair dryers or coffeemakers and noisy air conditioning
The Conestoga is a budget-friendly accommodation that serves as a campus residence for most of the year. Guests thought it offered excellent value with great service. The highlights were clean, comfortable rooms, good housekeeping service, excellent Wi-Fi and lots of parking on a well-lit lot. Honourable mention was given to a basic, but efficient free breakfast and air conditioning that worked well.

It's about 1 minute from the nearest Hwy 401 interchange and 10 minutes to downtown Kitchener. There are a number of eateries within a 3-minute walk of the residence including Tim Hortons, McDonald's, Mango King (Thai/Vietnamese) and Pino's Pizza.

Rooms are smoke-free, air conditioned and feature cable TV, a kitchenette, a desk and private bathroom with free toiletries. Rooms with a separate bedroom and a dining area are also available. Pet-friendly rooms are also available. There are no hairdryers or coffeemakers in the rooms.

On-site amenities include an elevator, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, a movie lounge, BBQ facilities, a common kitchen, vending machine and guest laundry. Freebies include: Wi-Fi, basic continental breakfast, bathroom toiletries and parking.

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Book from ~$120 CAD
Popular Kitchener hotel off Hwy 8 with indoor pool, restaurants and free area shuttle
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, area shuttle
  • Guests found the location convenient to restaurants, shopping and the highway
  • Many guests liked the restaurants on site
  • Rooms were very clean and well maintained said guests
  • The staff were very well liked by guest reviewers
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbances
  • Some guests missed having an included breakfast
  • A few found the sleep-number beds difficult to adjust

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Book from ~$122 CAD
Clean rooms, a 7-minute drive from Fairview Park Mall
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to Hwy 8 and Fairview Park Mall
  • Good customer service, according to guests
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
Cons
  • Some guests were bothered by noise from guests in the hallways
  • Some guests felt that the breakfast lacked in both selection and quality of food

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Book from ~$135 CAD
Highly praised southeast Kitchener hotel with indoor pool, jacuzzi suites & free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free hot buffet breakfast
  • Spotlessly clean rooms, according to guests
  • Guests found the beds very comfortable
  • Friendly, courteous staff, according to guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the hotel's pool
  • Guests found the location convenient to shopping, restaurants and the highway
Cons
  • There was the odd complaint about the breakfast
  • A few guests complained about spotty Wi-Fi connections

5 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Kitchener

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Book from ~$91 CAD
Near Hwy 8 and Conestoga Pkwy, indoor pool, but mixed guest reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing area highways and attractions by car
  • A couple of reviewers described their rooms and beds as comfortable
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Many guests described their rooms as dated and in need of upgrades
  • A few reviewers said that the rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations
  • A few guests complained about the selection of food at the free breakfast
  • A few reviewers said that the in-room heating was ineffective
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Book from ~$71 CAD
Older budget hotel in Kitchener with an outdoor pool and free parking but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, morning muffins
  • Guests found the hotel's location convenient to the highway and restaurants
  • Cheap room prices were attractive to some guests
  • Some guests found a clean bed and hot shower
Cons
  • Many guests complained of poorly kept rooms, old and stained furniture and dirty carpets
  • Several guests complained of the presence of prostitutes
  • The staff received mixed reviews
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Book from ~$133 CAD
East Kitchener hotel with indoor & outdoor pools and restaurant but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Professional, courteous staff, according to guests
  • Clean rooms and common areas, according to guests
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to Hwy 8 and to the Fairview Park Mall
Cons
  • A few guests were bothered by noise from guests in the hallways
  • Some guests complained about noisy air conditioning units
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Cheap and pet-friendly Kitchener hotel with free parking but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
  • The location was convenient to the highway and quiet, according to several reviewers
  • Some reviewers felt the prices were right
Cons
  • Many guests were displeased with the cleanliness of the rooms
  • Several guests claimed the non-smoking rooms smelled like smoke
  • The service, according to some guests, was poor and unfriendly
  • A few guests had noise complaints
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Book from ~$139 CAD
Staff go out of their way to help at this downtown hotel
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Excellent customer service, according to guests
  • Convenient downtown location, close to shops, restaurants and attractions, according to guests
  • Many guests praised the comfy beds and linens
Cons
  • Aging decor in the common areas and in the rooms, according to guests