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Kensington Riverside Inn

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Ordered the classic eggs, potatoes and bacon with coffee and enjoyed a pretty view of Memorial and the River. I would recommend it as it is small and intimate and quick service and good food! Organic!

Thank speedskater21
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We spent 3 nights here before heading out to Banff. Great location away from downtown but close to tram station if you want to go into town. Downtown is also walk-able on a nice day. Room was very nice as was the bathroom. Front Desk people were very polite and helpful in all regards. I found the internet wi-fi to...

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Kensington Riverside Inn was a wonderful surprise and a great place to stay just outside of the city of Calgary. The staff went over and above to make us feel welcome. The rooms were lovely, comfortable and provided all that was needed for us to be comfortable.

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Cleveland, OH
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stayed here two nights during the Stampede. The hotel is immaculate, albeit small, and the service is excellent. The rooms are quite appealing and luxurious. The surrounding neighborhood is not bad, though the views from the windows are not particularly scenic. Of course, there is nothing the hotel can do about this. The service might seem a bit odd...

Thank JeremyCleveland_OH
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Hotel is small and elegant. The staff are incredible. The location couldn't be better and taking the bikes into the park across the street and touring the river walk is perfect. The Kensington area behind the hotel is kind of funky with neat little shops and great restaurants as well. The outside patio is great for their incredible breakfasts...

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We chose the Inn for a romantic getaway for our Anniversary. It was the perfect choice for romance, rooms are beautiful and cozy with a fireplace. The service and attention to detail was exceptional. Had a special personal note and chocolates in our room when we arrived to congratulate us on our anniversary. We also ate at the Chef's Table...

Thank Carrie K
Torrance, California
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This hotel is very conveniently located in the Kensington area of Calgary. It is exceptionally clean and has very attentive service. If your room faces the main street, you'll have a view of the Bow River and the Calgary skyline. They have covered underground parking for $15/day, which is less than most major US cities would charge, and parking is...

Thank whenyoudream
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This property was a perfect overnight prior to heading into the mountains. Clean, modern and exquisitely decorated. The room had a cozy fireplace - perfect for our rainy arrival. The restaurant had a great, clean breakfast and the food was beautifully presented.

Thank FloridaGal2000
Reviewed 19 July 2016

After spending a week in Banff and Lake Lousie, my partner and I spent our last night of our holiday in Calgary and stayed at a great boutique hotel not far from the center of the city. The hotel only has 19 rooms. Our room was elegantly appointed and spacious. It could easily qualify as a five star hotel. I...

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The hotel is in a great location along the river. Perfect walking distance to shops and restaurants. The rooms were clean and updated. All of the employees were very accommodating. And it is within a short cab ride to downtown.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kensington Riverside Inn is Calgary's premier luxury boutique Inn located steps from Downtown Calgary along the banks of the picturesque Bow River in Kensington Village. This 19-room boutique inn features upscale accommodations for the discerning traveler, as well as our newest addition, Oxbow, serving unique and seasonal cuisine, letting you appreciate dining as it was meant to be, honestly uncomplicated. Your "Inn" experience will include evening turndown service, morning coffee/tea tray with newspaper, as well as complimentary high-speed wireless internet and bottled water in the guest room. When booking with the Inn directly, guests will receive a $20 per person culinary credit at Oxbow. ... more   less 

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Address: 1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northwest Calgary
Price Range: ₹ 10,956 - ₹ 18,475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Riverside Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Kensington Riverside Hotel Calgary
Kensington Riverside Inn Calgary, Alberta
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Calgary
#5 Romantic Hotel in Calgary
#6 Luxury Hotel in Calgary
#31 Family Hotel in Calgary
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“Get a room at the back of the hotel”
  • Bedroom in shades of grey
srocc, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ist floor corner room at rear is quiet & offered a small "shared" patio, but faces unappealing alley”
curiositas_jojo, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You can make requests when you book. You can ask for things like a fireplace in your room or a balcony.”
kelilahh, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room that face the river are noise so choose other sides”
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  • Patio chair and table covered in spider web
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Coolcow11, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Inn is on a busy main road by the river, so ask for a rear room.”
40Kiwiclaire, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
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