Hotel Laurier
200 King Street North Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5 Canada
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See why so many travellers make Hotel Laurier their hotel of choice when visiting Waterloo. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Waterloo Community Arts Centre (1.1 km), located nearby, makes Hotel Laurier a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Waterloo landmark.

Rooms at Hotel Laurier offer air conditioning, a kitchenette, and a desk providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Baggage storage is one of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Hotel Laurier, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Waterloo's popular lobster restaurants such as Red House, Bhima's Warung, and The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, all a short distance from Hotel Laurier.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Paint by Munzy (0.9 km) and The Clay & Glass (1.1 km), which are some popular Waterloo attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

At Hotel Laurier, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Waterloo.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Vending machine
Golf course
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Kitchenette
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Non-smoking rooms
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200 King Street North Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5 Canada
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Somewhat walkable
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Luv2BTrekkinII wrote a review Aug 2023
54 contributions11 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
First the good: the wifi was good and reliable; the location was great for university-related activities; and the beds were ok.
Now the not-so-good: unfortunately the scope of cleaning is limited to changing the beds and laying out 2 towels, 2 little wrapped soaps, and 2 unwrapped plastic glasses per bedroom. There was no sign that floors, countertops or bathrooms had been cleaned for quite some time. This could be an easy fix and make a huge difference in the use of the residence as a hotel. Especially in today's world, cleanliness is just not optional anymore. I realize the room description is clear, but I would remind future guests that there is nothing in the kitchen other than a fridge and stove.
We intended to stay longer but the room condition was unacceptable. The staff were understanding and let us check out early with no penalty.
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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A and L wrote a review Dec 2002
edinburgh3 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
have used wilfred laurier university (hotel) accomodation during summer months on 2 seperate holidays now. during term time it's student residence and has various types of accomodation available. it's great for people with kids, we've used their apartments which contain 4 rooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/dining area and livingroom.
you have to provide own dishes, cutlery, sheets etc but good for families travelling on a budget.
the accomodation is designed for students-hence not elaborate but with kids do you really want to be looking over your shoulder to make sure their not making a mess?
only 1 hour from toronto
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Richard F wrote a review Dec 2013
Macau, China48 contributions21 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Hotel Laurier for 5 nights while attending a conference at the University. So in that respect it was very convenient. It was a little unexpected as a Hotel and would better be described as a Hall of Residence or Dorm as others have mentioned. I stayed in a room as opposed to one of the self contained flats.

The room was very small with a solid board single bed, wardrobe, a small sink and desk - just like what students need all over the world. It had cable internet and if you are part of Eduroam it is possible to pick it up in the room. The room was yellow in colour and breeze block in texture (my eyes, my eyes!!), rather like a monastic cell, which did not encourage one to dwell in the room for any length of time when awake.

This urge to be not in the room was also helped by the shared bathroom. Well actually a room joining two rooms containing a toilet and a pod shower. You can tell someone is in the bathroom by the noise of the shower and other noises. Luckily, or not, one of my colleagues was in the adjoining room so we were able to arrange some signal and also knew when it was breakfast time. Handy really as breakfast was not included and so we had to find it elsewhere.

This turned out to be easy but with uninspiring choices from Starbucks generic to the ubiquitous Tim Horton's range of ordinariness. We did eventually find a diner just around the corner which was slightly less ordinary.

While breakfast was ordinary we did find places that sold Elk Burger and Bison Burger in the evening further down the long wide straight road running in front of the hotel.

While this may not be to everyones taste it did provide the feeling of being an undergraduate again - however the undergraduate theme park experience luckily did not include binge drinking, loud corridor shouting at night and the accompanying hangover.
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Date of stay: August 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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notner wrote a review Sep 2017
doha49 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Where could you stay with 3 or more kids more cost effectively? These are university dorms cum hotel rooms duting the summer months when students are out of school. We stayed in a five bed suite. The toiletries were nothing to write home about,the sheets were basic and the blankets worn, but it was passably clean. For a longer term stay a quick trip to your favorite discount store to pick up better blankets and sheets is minimal cost (and you could use them at your next dorm stay -or just use your sleeping bag). There was a kitchen with a full fridge and stove and you could rent a microwave, a box of dishes and a TV. We had 3 showers and 3 toilets -a dream with 3 kids. The Internet access was outstanding!! Being near Laurier and the University of Waterloo there were also tons of restaurant options and you are 2 minutes to St.Jacobs Market. ..All with the added bonus of putting the uni bug in your kids' ear.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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SrtaD wrote a review Nov 2013
Bonn, Germany72 contributions18 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is not a proper hotel, it's actually the dorm/apartments used by students of the Wilfrid Laurier University during the semester. So, being student accommodations, one should not expect to find 5-stars bed, sheets or pillows. I stayed for nearly 2 months in the 200 King Street North dorms while taking an internship in the town. Linens, blankets and towels were changed biweekly; the bathroom can be cleaned upon request (just let the folks at the reception know it). The setting: two bedrooms sharing one toilet, from which you have direct access from your bedroom. For your private use, there is a single bed, a desk with a chair, a wardrobe and shelves. Sink and mirror are in the bedroom too, you only share the toilet and shower. The dorm building I stayed in had ac.

Every floor has a common lounge with sofas, tv, stove, oven, microwave and fridge for communal use. You need to bring your own kitchen utensils or rent them from the reception (you can also rent a tv set for your room - payment for both is on a weekly basis). The building has laundry on-site and you can buy soap from the reception. Every 2 weeks a round occurs and the staff go into the rooms to check if nothing was destroyed (they don't ask for deposit when you check-in). If you're in the room, you can ask them to come back later. You are responsible for the cleaning of your unit.

Overall, it was an ok experience. Didn't have major issues while there: the people I met on my floor were nice and the staff at the reception area too. They were all Laurier students, so if you're from out of town they can definitely point you out places to eat, hang out, have some drinks... The first night I stayed in I noticed the sink's drain was clogged and one of the lights in the room was not working. I talked to them in the next morning and by the time I came back from work, both issues were fixed. They also provide internet - via wifi or ethernet cable. For some odd reason, wifi was unstable during the first month I stayed there, but cable connection was perfect - and very fast.

I don't think one can find a cheaper accommodation in central Waterloo. The bus stop is right in front of the hotel. GO Buses stop a corner down the road.
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Date of stay: July 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: My room was not facing the main road and with the blackout curtains, I slept like a baby.
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Olde_biL wrote a review Jul 2010
Markham, Canada1,087 contribution123 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were looking for one night's family accommodation - 2 Adults, 1 Teen, and 2 Pre-teens - and needed to have my teenage daughter in separate sleeping quarters from her brothers. The Hotel Laurier, the summer configuration of the Residences at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, fit the requirements without breaking the bank account.

What we got was a residence suite with it's own locking door and containing five(5) single bedrooms, each with a locking door, a common room and kitchen, and three(3) bathrooms to share among us. There are storage rooms too but they weren't relevant for our needs.

The best way to describe Hotel Laurier is, it's a residence. The beds are very firm foam mattresses in twin size (39-inch width and 72-inch length). Rooms have a desk and most have a chair, mine didn't, and a dresser. There is *no* nightstand; hence nor is there a clock, nor bedside lamp. Nor is a phone provided in the suite, let alone your room/cell. The bathrooms have a toilet and sink and a shallow shower stall (see photos). Rooms are provided with two very thin and scratchy bath towels - the type that wouldn't be out of place in a prison - a plastic cup and bar of soap. There are no towel racks in the bathrooms (there is a hook on the back of the door), and don't go expecting face cloths, hand towels, or bath mats unless you bring them yourself. If you have room, bringing your own towel wouldn't be a bad idea - you can use one of the provided towels as a bath mat and the other as a hand towel. Oh yes, *bring your own shampoo*. One more note, for delicate folks, the toilet paper rolls have a Diamond as part of the packaging artwork and the product is named Dura-something so you can figure out how this might compare with your usual brand at home.

The Common room had a chair, a couch, some low tables and also had a small kitchen table with four kitchen chairs. Here's an oddity, there's a CATV (cable TV) outlet but no TV. You can bring your own, or rent one. Also, there's Internet cabling in the suite but again, Internet seems to be an available extra.

The Kitchen. It's equipped with a fridge & stove, two sinks and faucet. But, there are no dishes, no cutlery, no pots or pans, no dish drainer or dish soap, and no dish towels. If you're planning on cooking, or even keeping some orange juice and/or milk and cereal for breakfast. Either you're going to need to bring Mess Kits and the means to clean up, or schlep disposables. Us, we got in the car and drove about a mile South to Cora's for breakfast after checking out.

CLEANING FEE. One unexpected item was the CAD $30 cleaning fee that is in addition to the $150 rate for the five-bedroom dorm. It doesn't much change the relative economics of staying at Hotel Laurier but I didn't like it being a surprise. (Don't for get to add the 13% HST on top of it all.)

Just about everyone in the family had unflattering things to say about the bed mattresses. And aside from some quirks and what's essentially a Hostelling experience but with more privacy, it gave our family what we needed for one night. I certainly wouldn't plan a week here without bringing a lot more stuff - I'd treat it more like a trip to a scouting camp cabin than a stay in a 'hotel'.

Notwithstanding, Hotel Laurier is clean although it's definitely Spartan in appointments. It's about 1/2-hour from Stratford where we had a couple of plays across two days. As a place to flop before going back to Stratford it was fine.

Cheers
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Date of stay: July 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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MartyPuch wrote a review Jul 2010
Thornhill, ON29 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
What do you want for $45. No bugs. Very quiet. Excellent A/C. Primo location. Only complaint. Very little to no hot water for my morning shower.
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Date of stay: July 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ron M wrote a review Jun 2014
Summerside, Canada69 contributions21 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We actually stayed at the King's Court Residence which is located at 365 King St N. Great choice if you are traveling with kids. Our unit had 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. They don't come with a microwave or TV but do have great wifi. They could do a better job of letting you know that you have to actually sign in and get your key fobs at the location at 200 King St instead of posting a notice inside the back entrance of the hotel at 365 King St N.
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Date of stay: June 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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royclarke61 wrote a review Jul 2013
Cork, Ireland313 contributions138 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
These are dorm/apartment style rooms used by college students during semesters. We stayed in a 5 bedroom dorm in kings court usually occupied by post grad students. The rooms are VERY basic but clean and liveable for a few days. We paid $580 / week amongst 5 people. But sure to pay $10 for silverware and a microwave if needed.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Abdominal wrote a review Aug 2011
Mishima, Japan5 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The lady at the desk was friendly. I got my keys and went to my room. I realized, "Hey, the bed's not made. Somebody's been sleeping in it. Hey. What's that used towel doing hanging on the wall?" I went back downstairs and was given a new room. I went in and it looked fine. I went out and returned that night. It was fine. It was just a simple empty dorm room with a small bed. It was the cheapest rate I could find in town over the internet without too much hassle. Anyway, when I checked the bathroom, I noticed it was a bathroom shared between two separate dorm rooms. I don't think anyone was occupying the other room, however there was urine and pubic hair on the toilet. There was also a used towel on the ground, used by someone (previous guest?) as a bath mat.

Anyway, I just used the place to sleep one night. I didn't spend any more time than necessary there. I will look for other options if I need to stay over in Waterloo again. It was an interesting experience to stay a night in a room that students use, but the dirty washroom with doubts if anyone else was using it was too much for me.
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Date of stay: August 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SrtaD wrote a tip Nov 2013
Bonn, Germany72 contributions18 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"My room was not facing the main road and with the blackout curtains, I slept like a baby."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Laurier
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Laurier?
Nearby attractions include Pin Up Arcade Bar (0.3 km), Kitchener Cinetaph -to Our Glorious Dead (0.1 km), and Wilf's Restaurant & Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Laurier?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Laurier?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a desk.
Is parking available at Hotel Laurier?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Laurier?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bhima's Warung, Mozy's Shawarma, and Morty's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Laurier?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Laurier?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Woodside National Historic Site (3.7 km).
Is Hotel Laurier accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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