The Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo, Your Kitchener Hotel Home Base

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Are you looking for a Kitchener hotel to use as a base of operations for your time exploring the Waterloo Region? Look no further than the Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo. It is located in the heart of Kitchener’s downtown. It is within walking distance of great restaurants and the cities of Waterloo and Cambridge are all within easy driving range (max 20 mins). Plus, you have the four Townships of Wilmot, Wellesley, North Dumfries and Woolwich accessible in under 30 minutes. You couldn’t ask for a better Kitchener Hotel to call home while you explore the area. They even have free WiFi so you can stay connected with friends, family, and your favourite TV shows as you settle into a relaxing nights sleep.

Outside view of the Crowne Plaza Kitchener

PRO TIP: The Crowne Plaza is part of the IHG rewards program and I highly recommend you sign up before you book your stay as you are guaranteed the best rate when you book through them directly and you’ll collect points and stays that will allow you to redeem for free stays at a later date.

Check-in is a breeze. Another perk of booking my stay directly as all my preferences are on file. Straight up to my I head. On the way, I pass the newly renovated lobby lounge and restaurant. This is not your standard Crowne Plaza design, and I like it. Modern, bright and with plenty of space. When I check in there is no one about as it is 2:30 pm, however, in a few short hours the bar fills up as patrons enjoy Happy Hour and the games played on the two big screens above the bar.

Casual lounge with hightops and TV perfect for a little work in the Crowne Plaza Kitchener hotel lobby

Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo restaurant and lounge

My room is spectacular. I have lucked out and received a corner suite which offers plenty of room to stretch out. Even though there are no interior walls the “bedroom” feels separate from the lounging area. I took a video tour of my room so you can appreciate the layout and amenities. Check it out.

A feature I love and expect everywhere I stay but don’t always get is the easy access to electrical outlets and USB plugs needed for charging my devices. No bending under the table to plug in the charge so I can charge up my laptop and phone, and Apple Watch as the case may be.

Love the easily accessible plugs and outlets to charge my devices at the Crowne Plaza Kitchener

Another feature that you may love and use but one I didn’t get a chance to enjoy is the fitness area and pool. A perfect place to relax and unwind after a day spent on the Waterloo-Wellington Craft Ale Trail or canoeing on the Grand River.

Pool at the Crowne Plaza Kitchener hotel

I think you can understand why I am in favour of calling the Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo my Kitchener hotel home base when I am in town. Anyone want to meet me in the lounge for a cocktail?

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Disclosure: General

Thanks to Explore Waterloo for hosting my stay at the Crowne Plaza and making this travel adventure possible. My views and opinions are 100% my own.


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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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