We were travelling on a last minute business trip and couldn't get a room downtown, so our travel agent booked us into the Kensington Riverside Inn. What a nice change of pace for a business stay!
The hotel is small (hence the name inn) and the staff makes you feel like a personal guest, not just another traveller. The room was delightfully different from the standard double queen/king in most of the major chains. A walk out patio,a comfy chair, great linens and a working fireplace all contributed to the ambiance ...even though a good working desk and good lighting was available too.
The hotel is directly across the river from downtown and a 5 minute drive, or a 15 minute walk on a nice day. Located in Kensington, a delightful area with great shops, wine bars, coffee shops and restaurants all within a minute or two made the evenings a nice retreat from the busy business day.More