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Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: KITCHENER
  • Distance From Hotel: 4.0KM
  • Local time zone: GMT-04:00

Check In: 4:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

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  • Minimum check-in age: 19

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  • Number of Rooms:2
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed



  1. Czech
  2. German
  3. English
  4. Spanish
  5. French
  6. Italian
  7. Polish
  8. Russian
  9. Turkish

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Walter Bean Grand River Trail
Distance From Hotel:0.0KM
Fairview Park Mall
Distance From Hotel:1.0KM
Bingeman's Park
Distance From Hotel:5.0KM
Centre In The Square
Distance From Hotel:5.0KM



  • Number of parking spaces:300
  • Car Parking Available
  • Parking lot is complimentary for all guests and delegates coming to the hotel for meetings.


Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas



  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2014
  • Total number of rooms:184
  • Total number of suites:2
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:72
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:112
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:184
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:2
  • Executive floors
  • Executive rooms
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:6
  • FEMA Property Number:NA
Award-Winning Kitchener - Waterloo Hotel Welcomes You

The Holiday Inn Kitchener - Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre, winner of the Reader's Select Diamond Award for five consecutive years, offers you the finest smoke free hotel in the Kitchener area.

Corporate guests looking for Kitchener or Waterloo hotels appreciate our location just minutes from Highways 401 & 8. We're close to area manufacturers and 10 km from the Technology Triangle. In Kitchener and Waterloo, our conference
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Award-Winning Kitchener - Waterloo Hotel Welcomes You

The Holiday Inn Kitchener - Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre, winner of the Reader's Select Diamond Award for five consecutive years, offers you the finest smoke free hotel in the Kitchener area.

Corporate guests looking for Kitchener or Waterloo hotels appreciate our location just minutes from Highways 401 & 8. We're close to area manufacturers and 10 km from the Technology Triangle. In Kitchener and Waterloo, our conference centre's 13,000 sq. ft. and 13 meeting rooms are unique. We can handle a board meeting or a major event for 600 guests. Naturally, we have a 24-hour business centre and free high-speed, wireless Internet access in every room.

Leisure guests love our Kitchener hotel because they can easily visit St. Jacobs Country & Market or spend a day at Bingeman's, just five km away. You'll find other Kitchener and Waterloo attractions close to our hotel's location, including hockey games at The Aud and concerts at Centre in the Square in downtown Kitchener.

Our hotel's amenities will make your stay a relaxing one. You can swim year-round in the indoor pool and enjoy the outdoor pool during summer months. Our restaurant offers mouth-watering, seasonal cuisine, and kids under 12 eat free. Our smoke free rooms are your personal retreat, and each features pillowtop mattresses. Let our staff welcome you to our terrific Kitchener - Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre.

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Outdoor saltwater pool, Sauna, hot tub and fitness facility located with in the Hotel.
We're almost on the last stretch of our renovations in our Tower rooms. Be sure to take a sneak peak of these state of the art rooms in the photos section of this site. Our indoor pool is closed
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We're almost on the last stretch of our renovations in our Tower rooms. Be sure to take a sneak peak of these state of the art rooms in the photos section of this site. Our indoor pool is closed for renovation until Oct 1, 2014.
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Guest Reviews

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 111 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable Bed, Hotel is old and Tired This hotel needs a refreshing pick up. The hotel is very old and you can see evidence of water damage on the walls where the wallpaper is buckling. The beds were comfortable and the food at our conference was excellent. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. October 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great stop on long trip My son and I stopped here on the way to a hockey tournament in late Sept 2013. We arrived late in the evening. The staff was extremely friendly. The room was spotless. Definitely stay here again if the opportunity presents itself. October 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed with numerous problems I had booked into the private business wing, then was put in a regular room, without being notified. I had to call the front desk at midnight the first night for loud guests. Then when I inquired about the business wing, they simply said "I wasn't in it". The service in the Grill was just short of rude. I will need to stay in this area for 3 days twice a year for work, but will likely find another hotel. September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent service All the staff from front desk, maids, waitress and the guys who set up our meeting room are ALL very professional and helpful. The beds and linens are amazing......I always enjoy my stay. It is nice when you are recognized when you walk in the door......makes me very comfortable. Sharon Elliot Lake Ontario September 29, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dated but OK Overall, the bathrooms and room were clean (although there was a weird chemical smell in the room). The hotel is dated but but OK. The layout of the hotel is such that it if you are in the back of the hotel it may take you longer to navigate the hotel than to drive to the hotel. You'll see what I mean if you go here. Right off the highway but the route to get back on the highway is a little convoluted. Overall, not a bad choice but I'm sure there are better. September 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Promises I was promised 5,000 Priority Club bonus points to be added to my account, but I have not seen these yet! This was for a very important overnight package (with a driver's license) that I was expecting, but it was mistakenly given to someone else by a Mgr. who was never supposed to have been involved in this snafu. The only good thing that came out of this was that I was able to control my temper fairly well, but only because of a very nice evening shift manager (short hair and pretty) who kept reassuring me that all would be well in the end? A male day shift manager promised me these points when I checked out early afternoon, but am unsure if the GM did not authorize these to be given for whatever reason or maybe this person forgot to post them. Just disappointed, that's all! Thanks! September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic friendly staff !! Stayed for 10 nights in the Business class room and bed was very comfortable, everything you need in the room, coffee machine etc. staff were very friendly and very accommodating, would definitely stay here again on my return to Canada. September 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 disgusting unclean, never again see photos my wife and I had stayed at this hotel more then once. First visit the room smelled so bad they moved us for free and the next room was wonderful. We book smoking rooms as we do smoke. Next visit we get this room smells bad not very clean told desk clerk about it. This visit we were on our way back from my uncle's funeral. We had booked the room and told lady on phone of the last experience so she suggests the business class room with a higher price a very nice room she told us. When we get there it is the same room we had last time. With in 10 min of being in the room unpacking my wife's socks and mine were black on the bottoms. The same bed skirt was on ripped and stained. The room still smelt as bad as last time. I took a wash cloth from the bath room and wet it down, then wipped the patio door just from the handle to the top corner. As can be seen in the photos this is the amount of dirt that came off, when giving the wash cloth to the front desk person she did not want to touch it. We were offered another room but she could not promise it would be smoking or on the main floor. I have a back injury and there are no elevators in the hotel so we passed. She did say she would speak to the cleaning staff, but nothing changed during our stay. I will never go back and I keep these photos to show family and friends that are looking for a good clean hotel to never use Holiday inn. September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Hotel Big pool. Very Convenient location. 401 Hwy. Grocery store, Tim Hortons, McDonald's are all near by. September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Enjoyable stay - the staff make the a positive difference I was in Cambridge for a wedding and stayed for 2 nights. The front desk staff was very friendly and the check-in was quick. The room was a good size and clean. There was minor paint chipping in places in the room however it was minor and I felt comfortable in the room. The hotel is just off highway 401, so convenient to get to. There is a major grocery store close by as well as a Shoppers Drug Mart. There are also restaurants nearby if you decide not to eat at the on-site restaurant. I did eat at the Fireside Grill. I sat in the bar area and had the Club Sandwich. It was a good sandwich, except for maybe the cucumber, which I took out and ate on the side. The service was good and friendly. I also ate there for breakfast. For breakfast, you can get a la carte or a buffet. I had the eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast. It was cooked as I had asked and except for the hash browns which were a little greasy, it was good. Check out was quick. All the hotel staff I met were very friendly and always said hello. If I'm back in the area, I'll be staying here again. September 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent as always as usual service great and value good, an excellent business hotel August 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good service overall is very good, hotel is clean but little older carpet in rooms. I stayed there many times and it is not bad hotel, close by the 401. Friendly staff. August 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great staff we like to say it was our first time staying at the holiday inn and we had a great stay in Cambridge holiday inn. Your staff are the best I have see in a long time. thanks to all of you and we will be staying at holiday inn from now on. August 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Room smelled dirty, hair on counter & sinks & on pillows. We waited about 15 minutes for guest services to take care of us as he was on the phone taking a reservation. We were not informed upon booking that the indoor pool was closed. We have four children and they were very dissapointed to find out we could not use the pool. I did ask front desk if it was possible to get a complimentary movie as we planned on spending evening at pool. Staff did follow up with mgmt and called shortly after to inform us they would honour our request. There was a hole in the wall and ripped walls, carpet / floor felt dirty and hair on counter and in sink, on pillows, etc. I was not happy with our stay but have stayed at other Holiday Inns in the past have been satisfied . August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Staff Great hotel - we have stayed here a few times at different times of the year and the staff is always friendly, professional and helpful. Breakfast in the hotel restaurant is wonderful, hotel is very clean and overall a great kid friendly place to stay. August 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by A very very very unhappy traveller - spoiled getaway My advance reservatiom was initially for August 2013 the Intl telephone reservation operator made them for April 2014. I had to phone hotel directly to correct once confirmatiom rec'vd Could not gain access to my room's washroom because shower curtain rod design protruded at the top, not allowing door to be fully opened to allow ease of acess. I complained and requested another room,. 4 famiky members in our party given a room w / king bed and I had to order a cot after, I was told room had queen bed and pull out queen bed couch. Was too late to locate alt lodging. I a Senior slept sitting up in a chair that night, I complained to front desk in A.M, They then gave me ajoining room to this room free of charge as an appeasement = could this not have neen done 1st night. Everttime they issued us new key cards they forgot to give us general building access. Frontdesk personal treated our sitution as a joke - never ever again will we stay at this property. Also no mention indoor pool closed for reno on website or at booking time- discovered when we initially headed t our room. Our whole weekend getaway was spoiled by these series of events August 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great breakfast, fun pool good for families Overall solid 3 star hotel. Rooms are worn but clean. Sound proofing isn't great- fine if you are a family and getting up with your kids but you won't be sleeping in! can hear them running in the halls. Pool is lovely and breakfast was great. Friendly staff- though computer system seems off as takes a long time to check in- front staff typing like mad trying to find you in the system. Went to African lion safari and got a package deal. Beds were definitely comfy. Layout of room with door swinging into bathroom was odd while trying to bathe 2 kids. Good overall value! August 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by good experience Good location just off hwy. grocery store/lcbo all very close. We would use this hotel again. August 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly This was our 3rd hotel experience in 4 days. It was middle-of-the-road as far as that went. The Ugly: other patrons. The police were on site when we arrived, dealing with a domestic altercation between wedding guests. There was also a family reunion and a baseball tournament in the hotel, so it was pretty loud and busy. The Bad: the restaurant. Food was alright, except for the kids meals. They were bad. My 9yo daughter described the worst grilled cheese ever (no prompting, her words). The Good: the staff! They were accommodating at every step, and when things went wrong they tried really hard (successfully) to make things right for us. They also worked as a team across departments (housekeeping, restaurant, front desk) August 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Restaurant...service was excellent, menu needs a little work I would like to suggest that the restaurant offer vegetarian or vegan meals on their menu. We had a guest for dinner and there was nothing on the menu that worked for her. The waiter did inquire and was able to get a veggie burger that was on site because some of the staff are vegetarian. We only stayed one night and we did enjoy are stay. Will keep you in mind the next time we visit the area. August 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bad breakfast I had a rate including breakfast, i received coupons at check in and handed thes over to the waitress. The coupons value is $13 and the buffett is poor. You haven to pay $ 3 dollars extra when you like a glass of Orange Juice with your breakfast or for eggs. I go next time to a Hampton Inn or la Quinta by example. The buffet is great and all items are included.. July 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by great staff The outdoor pool is excellent on a hot day. Plenty of green space on the property. Staff is extremely friendly. July 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Condtions of the facility. Upon arrival, our room did not have a sleeper sofa, as required. We were given another room, with no balcony, as required, no heated bathroom floor and a used condom hung on the hair dryer in the bathroom. We were moved to a third room, pool-side. Having used this facility in previous years, we were dismayed at the condition of the room (wallpaper peeling above the headboard, desk chair material was cracked and peeling, dust on the shelf of the dresser, blanket on the sleeper sofa was torn, lint on the hair dryer exhaust tube). The inside pool has deterioration on the deck and ceiling. The outside pool has deterioration on the deck. The facility is in need of maintenance and repair. The staff was courteous and punctual. In previous visits, our experience was excellent. But not this visit. July 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WELCOMED RELIEF & COMFORT DURING A SAD TIME After driving more than 8 hours on our way to a funeral in Detroit, MI it was quite a relief to be checked in to our comfortable room and be informed by the amicable front desk associate that the restaurant would be able to accommodate us in the next hour. The dining lounge was just what we needed to unwind. The wait staff obliged with our questions and requests most professionally. The food and service were first class. We said as much to our server and to our surprise the young capable chef himself took the time to see us at table. Our experience at this Holiday Inn location, though at a sad time, was most satisfactory and we would not hesitate to recommend it. July 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice hotel I have stayed here many times while working in the area. The hotel is a little old, but the rooms are up to date. The staff is very friendly and have always treated me good. June 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by clean and spacious We found that the hotel was a great place to stay..The beds were comfy, and the room was spaceous, and clean. The pools were well maintained and there were always staff around cleaning and helping. The food was great, and even after the mess up of our ball tournie they did a great job accomadating all of the families for meals. We will be back!! June 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Was not what I had reserved We were attending a dog show there like we have so many times for years. This was the first year for us that they allowed the dogs in the room. I thought great I don't have to leave them in car over night. I booked a room using my points. I called and talked to someone and said I wanted a king bed and that the dogs where going to be in the room with us. They said no problem we except dogs but charge a little extra for the dogs. I was fine with that. When I went to book in they gave me the key to the room. I walked into the room and there was two double beds. Who sleeps in double beds anymore. They are two small. I went right back to the front desk to complain. She they said that their rooms with king beds did not allow dogs just the rooms from about 170 to 192 were the ones for the dogs. I said that is not what I was told when I phoned and reserved the room. She said the only thing she could do for us was give us a room on the second floor that had a king that we could have our dogs in. I have had two knee replacements and walking up down the stairs is painful at times. I then talked to friends to ours that where there with dogs also and they had a king room with dogs in it. Why do you let some and then some not? Not impressed at all and that nothing was done. June 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean and Comfortable The room was clean and smelled good. Perhaps an older hotel as the bathroom needed updating but overall, a comfortable stay. The staff was helpful and friendly. I also liked that each room either has a personal balcony or patio! I would stay again :) May 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by out dated The room was out dated the decor looked like something out of the 70's This was the first hotel I stayed at that did not have a lamp next to the bed on the night stand. The only reason I stayed at this hotel was because I was using ,my points. and had a small dog which appears it was the only hotel in the area that was pet friendly appears that Canadians arent too pet friendly.... And, Im canadian Until this hotel does a complete restore I wont recommend this hotel Getting to the hotel off of Hwy 401 and finding the hotel was a task since there is construction going on absolutely no signage May 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable room- Breakfest special not so much As much as we enjoyed our stay and the staff were friendly and welcoming, we were not impressed with the "Hot Breakfast" package. it was not really worth the extra charge The hot breakfast was not hot in fact all of the food was cold! I don't think we should have to pay extra for fried egg as oppose to having the scrambled eggs-as some customers may like eggs but have a sensitivity to textures and can not eat scrambled. Nor should the hash browns be greasy and spicy. This is the first hotel that I stayed in that did not have oatmeal and a variety of fruits as part of the buffet in addition to charging for a different manner of egg. in addition the pipe under the sink in the bathroom leaked therefor we did not use it. Thank goodness there was another sink available in the room. May 3, 2013
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