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Kensington Riverside Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada (Hillurst)
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Ranked #11 of 98 hotels in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the riverside inn a few weeks ago. This time we got a room that faced the city with a nice sized balcony that overlooked the river and the city! We were so excited to sit out there and take it in.....Unfortunately it snowed. But that was the only down side to our stay at... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay in Calgary! Close to the river walking paths, cute boutiques shops and pubs/restaurants. This little hotel is quite, clean and very tastefully decorated. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay here again. A nice change from the big hotel chains. We stayed in the regular guest room and found that it was very... More

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Toronto
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for 3 nights while in town for a concert. Everything from check-in to check-out was all part of a phenomenal experience. Very intimate hotel, especially ideal for a romantic trip away. The very comfortable bed, in room fireplace, large tub and rain shower head are just a few of the reasons why we will be back. We experienced great... More

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Jesse_KRI, Manager at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for committing to returning to the Inn. Your repeat patronage and recommendation of our property is greatly appreciated. Please provide comments and feedback on your next stay so we may ensure our consistency is on par with every visit. The eggs benedict is definitely one of my favorite dishes we offer, be sure to try our famous lemon... More

Edmonton
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So happy we stayed here. Such a beautiful suite and wonderful staff onsite :) love all the little touches like hot coffee and tea outside our room in the morning. Definitely our favourite hotel EVER. Worth every penny! I recommend it to anyone staying in Calgary!!

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Jesse_KRI, Manager at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write a review regarding your stay with us. Your recommendation is the highest compliment that we could receive, and stating that we are your favorite hotel is quite an honor! We would love to accommodate you the next time you are in Calgary! Sincerely, Jesse Ziercke Hotel Manager More

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I travel extensively around the world on business and pleasure and I can easily state that this boutique hotel is exceptional. Excellent rooms and good water pressure in the shower! (a major issue for serious travelers) From the minute we arrived, the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. I'm not talking about the typical "be... More

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Jesse_KRI, Manager at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and feedback. I recall meeting you and your party during breakfast while you were staying with us. I am pleased that the remainder of your stay was satisfactory enough for you to feel compelled to write a review. I only hope that we made a positive enough impression to ensure you will be back... More

Swift Current, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Riverside Inn was excellent. The service was very personable from checkin, to turn down service, to coffee outside the door in the morning, to breakfast, and to check out. They made you feel first class.

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Jesse_KRI, Manager at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am very happy to that you enjoyed our personable service and comfortable amenities. Hopefully this first impression was enough to secure your patronage for the next time you are visiting Calgary. Warm regards, Jesse Ziercke Hotel manager More

St. Albert, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel numerous times, and in different rooms, on different floors, facing different directions. So I can say my review is truly of the hotel, and not of a single experience where something might have been out of the ordinary. First of note-- this hotel is now a recognized member of "Relais & Chateaux". This is,... More

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Jesse_KRI, Manager at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write an in-depth review of the Kensington Riverside Inn. Your comments are very insightful and help us gauge the quality of the guest experience we provide. From the quality of our coffee to the seamless service we provide, you have mentioned many factors that we continually strive to perfect. Please continue to provide feedback... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is perfectly pleasant with good sized, very comfortable and clean rooms and bathrooms. The complimentary flask of coffee outside the room in the mornings is a really nice touch and not one I have come across before. Breakfast was lovely, with a good selection and all freshly cooked with attentive and professional staff. The only negative comment I... More

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Jesse_KRI, Manager at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had a very satisfactory stay at the Inn. Hopefully the high demand for hotel rooms in the city of Calgary won’t prevent you from visiting us again. We look forward to hosting you the next time you travel to Alberta. Regards, Jesse Ziercke Hotel Manager More

Edmonton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We truly enjoyed our short stay at Kensington riverside inn. Very Clean, very cosy and quiet. The best part has got to be the Thermos of coffee they leave outside your door early in the morning. So when you wake up coffee is waiting! Loved it! We didnt have the chance to try the restaurant for dinner, as bad roads... More

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Jesse_KRI, Manager at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay. The coffee and tea tray is proving to be a very welcomed amenity and one I am glad we offer. Please contact me directly the next time you travel to the Inn and I will personally make your dinner reservations. I believe that all of our guest should have... More

Dublin, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed stay in this hotel. Facilities are very good, rooms are great size and location is perfect. What impressed most was the excellent and warm service provided by the staff! Fabulous little extra is the hot tea / coffee and pastry delivered to your room in the morning! Would recommend this hotel!

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Jesse_KRI, Manager at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for recommending the Inn. This is truly the best compliment that we could receive. Your feedback on our staff, facility, and service is very kind. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the coffee and tea tray was so memorable for you. We look forward to hosting you again. Warm regards, Jesse Ziercke... More

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Additional Information about Kensington Riverside Inn

Also Known As:
Kensington Riverside Hotel Calgary
Kensington Riverside Hotel
Address: 1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Hillurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Calgary
#11 Romantic Hotel in Calgary
#12 Business Hotel in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Riverside Inn 4*
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 the renowned Chef's Table restaurant. Your "Inn" experience will include evening turndown service, morning coffee/tea tray with newspaper, full a la carte breakfast up to $20/person/day, as well as complimentary high-speed wireless internet and bottled water in the guest room. ... more   less 
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