Prince of Wales Hotel

Off Hwy. 5, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

Perched between two lakes, with a high mountain backdrop, this hotel has the best view in town. A high steeple crowns the building, which is fantastically ornamented with eaves, balconies, and turrets. The two-story windows in the lobby have stunning views of the valley and the townsite. Even if you don't choose to stay in the hotel, you should stop by and take a picture on the bluff behind the hotel, visit the well-stocked gift shop, or enjoy afternoon tea, which is served in the lobby daily. Expect creaks and rattles at night—the old hotel, built in the 1920s, is exposed to rough winds. The rooms could use some renovation, and are priced high for their size. Rates decrease by about 25% in the off-season.

PROS

  • spectacular view
  • historic property
  • bellmen wear kilts

CONS

  • very rustic rooms
  • no TVs
  • no air-conditioning

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 406-756–2444 | 403-859–2231-mid-May–late Sept.

HOTEL DETAILS

86 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed late Sept.–mid-May No meals

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