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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 #8 of 98 hotels in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for two nights in July 2104. We had a ground floor room with an enclosed outdoor patio. Very quiet and peaceful. Excellent staff. A block or two to many good quality restaurants and quality shops. Pleasant ten minute walk to downtown Calgary. Would definitely stay here again on our next visit to Calgary. We highly recommend it.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I had a rough travel day with airlines delays and cancellations, finally arrived 7 hours late to check in. Underground secure parking was easily located with the instructions we were emailed before our arrival. Once inside the parking garage We were warmly greeted, our bags were carried to our room, a bottle of red wine and chocolates... More

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Wirral, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked to stay at the Kensington for 2 nights. We were disappointed with the location. It describes itself as 'riverside'' when the hotel is actually the other side of a very busy 4 lane road from the river. It is a short walk to the other side of the river which is classed as downtown but it actually took... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Kensington Riverside Inn for 2 nights. During the midst of the issue we had we were asked if we would correspond with the hotel mgr. I appreciate that though I would have sent this anyway. We had trouble driving to the hotel since there was street resurfacing in the area. Perhaps it is too much to... More

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the check-in and -out, to the room, to the food, the Kensington Riverside Inn treated everyone like royalty. The room was spacious, well equipped and comfortable. The location is ideal for a run, bike or a walk along the Bow River aswell as a walk to local restaurants for meals/coffee. My reserved taxi was available on time and the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had stayed at the Kensington riverside inn 12 years ago and we have always used this lovely boutique hotel as the gold standard when traveling. We stayed again recently and the experience was superb from the initial greeting when we checked in to all the attention to detail during our stay. Everyone we encountered was welcoming... More

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Rochester, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for the last two nights of our honeymoon before flying back to the States, and I'm so glad we added this to our honeymoon! This was the best all around hotel experience either of us has ever had. The front desk staff was lovely and helpful. Our room was beautiful, and when we arrived had chocolates and... More

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at the start of August and my wife and I had a wonderful time. The room was very clean and modern, and the bed was great - very comfortable. We had a ground floor room that had a little private patio, so we could relax with our morning coffee and paper (which they delivered for... More

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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly perfect small hotel, from the service and food to amenities and location. And it's quite reasonably priced too. We arrived early (10 am) on our check-in day. We were cheerfully greeted, our room was soon ready for us, and we were made very comfortable as we waited. The room was modern, quiet, and well-equipped. The staff... More

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Salt Lake City, UT
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wide and I stayed for three nights recently. As per the manager, the hotel has been recently renovated and redecorated. I thought the décor was sophisticated and added to the upscale feeling the hotel projects. All staff was very helpful. For example, the first morning the manager approached us and asked if we had any comments. We told him... More

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Address: 1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Hillurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Riverside Inn 4*
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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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