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55-inch Smart TV with digital channels, Netflix, streaming services
55-inch Smart TV with digital channels, Netflix, streaming services

Overview of Ellis

Entire apartment


3.5 star property
3.5-star apartment, convenient to University of Waterloo

7.8/10 Good

39 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
26 Ellis Crescent North, Waterloo, ON, N2J 3N3
Main amenities
  • 5 smoke-free apartments
  • Air conditioning
  • Self-serve laundry
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/dryer
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Digital TV service
  • Free self parking
Cleaning & Safety
  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Wilfrid Laurier University - 18 min walk
  • University of Waterloo - 30 min walk
  • Centre In The Square - 35 min walk
  • Waterloo Central Railway Station - 3 min drive
  • Kitchener City Hall - 4 min drive
  • TheMuseum - 4 min drive
  • Waterloo Park - 6 min drive
  • Conestoga Mall - 4 min drive
  • Victoria Park - 6 min drive
  • Bingemans - 7 min drive
  • Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Kitchener, ON (YKF-Region of Waterloo Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • John C. Munro Hamilton Intl. Airport (YHM) - 62 min drive
  • Toronto Pearson Intl. Airport (YYZ) - 66 min drive
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) - 80 min drive
  • Guelph, ON (XIA-Guelph Train Station) - 26 min drive
  • Guelph Central Station - 26 min drive
  • Kitchener Station - 30 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.


When you stay at Ellis, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Apartments feature bonuses like kitchens and washers/dryers, along with pillowtop beds and Smart TVs. The location and walkable location get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site


  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Pillow top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided


  • 55-inch Smart TV with digital service
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • TV in a common area


  • Washer/dryer
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry detergent


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets or service animals


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Window screens
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free bottled water

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Security system
  • Smoke detector


  • 5 rooms

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • A damage deposit of CAD 0 will be collected before check-in

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from June 17 2022 to May 30 2024 (dates subject to change).

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Ellis Waterloo
Ellis Apartment
Ellis Apartment Waterloo

Frequently asked questions

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Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

Linda, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

We wish we had read the reviews! Stay away! Very loud argumentative neighbours way into the night. People coming in and out all night. No dead bolt on the door. We did not sleep and we did not feel safe. We had booked for multiple nights but immediately said we would not stay more than one night and we wanted a refund. We were told to talk with Expedia. We did. Expedia said the property would not refund. Period. Again, do not stay here.
Robert, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Good but not great
Great central location. Great communication with host and check in. Kitchen is beautiful but very basic cooking implements ( no knives etc ). No wash cloths (face cloths ) or dish towels or cleaning supplies - but worked well for a few days. Apt is clean enough but windows are not and screens torn so you can’t really leave windows open. A bit more attention to detail would make it a five star.
Sydney, 4-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice and renovated unit ... I loved it ...amazing management and very safe ! Highly recommended ! 5 stars
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Desroy, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Worst ever
Landlord came in my room without knocking. My puppy barked, came out of bathroom and seen the door somewhat opened, checked and some guy started telling im not to have a puppy(was cleared when booking) he then tells me my puppy open the door. Called the owner and it was nothimg but lies. I let her know i was leaving the property and will not br staying for the remaining nights, didnt care and i think they do this on a regular basis... stay away unless you want invasion of privacy.
Ishwar, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Property was nothing like the pictures. Upstairs couple had a violent fight that I could hear every word. 911 called. Very scary Terrible place.
3-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This property is a beautiful place to stay, as advertised and well appointed. From the beds and pillows to the large tv and comfy couch this property is a gem! It was easy to find, had ample parking, and was close to the hub of Waterloo. Communication with the owners was fast and easy. 5 stars!
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

I stayed in this unit over the weekend I had experienced an issue with a nest of flying ants in the master bedroom. I had my cat with me so the property manager messaged me and requested $90 which I sent but then when I messaged them explaining there was bugs they never messaged me back clearly they only care about money.
Drew, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Unfortunately, this stay was one of my worst stays. This is NOT a hotel, it's like a multi-plex unit with rooms that are used for stays. Walls are paper-thin. Pro: Check-in was smooth (door code). Room is basic - had microwave, mini-fridge, bottled water. Didn't look like pictures. I had an issue with clogged sink which was fixed same day by management and I appreciate that. Con: DURING COVID, I had neighbours that were loud and having a party. I called property management who said they will address this issue, but the noises didn't settle down until 2 am (I went and personally spoke to the renters). The second day I tried calling management about loud noise and couldn't reach anyone. During the day, starting early morning these was a lot of loud noise outside the room as well, affecting my sleep significantly. Walls are paper thin, so you can hear footsteps, shower etc in other units near by. Bedsheet had small damage to it. Towels were not very absorbent (if you care about that). What I found more disturbing is getting an email from management saying not to review if we were having a bad stay and to contact them directly (which I understand may affect rating) but this is why maybe there's less "bad reviews" online. Renters should be able to express honest reviews. I personally don't see myself stay her again, but I hope they improve, make it more sound-proof for future renters.
JJoseph, 3-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review