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Kensington Riverside Inn

#10 of 103 Hotels in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Tumut, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Warning about Sunday nights: no restaurant open in motel, no coffee and tea making facilities in room or in motel. Otherwise this is a very nice place to stay. Clean and spacious rooms. The bed was just the best, so comfortable. Restaurant is open on other nights and the food was great. There are a number of reasonably priced restaurants... More 

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Brookline
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just returned from the Canadian Rockies and had the pleasure of staying at the Kensington riverside inn on our last night. Our room,on the quiet side of the hotel, was spacious and lovely with a comfortable bed, well appointed bathroom and a gas fireplace. I was most impressed by the friendly and welcoming service! The hotel is in a... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe I got my hopes up too much, after all there was so much hype that this place was all that. It's nice, there is no doubt, but my experience just missed the mark. The room was beautiful but the lighting was awful. I couldn't believe this wasn't designed properly. The bathroom had equally bad lighting and putting on makeup... More 

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Bretherton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night in July and this hotel is excellent. We needed somewhere at short notice in the city centre as we were catching a flight the next day. We also needed somewhere we could relax and recover from our travels. I was also ill, and needed sleep and somewhere to get better. The hotel staff could not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kensington Riverside Inn is a small, charming, boutique hotel located across from the river, with easy access to walking and biking trails, parks, downtown Calgary, and the trendy Kensington neighborhood. The staff are highly attentive and friendly, greeting us from the second we arrived and doing everything possible to lend a hand every moment. They made it clear that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bottom floor executive suite - traffic noise, street lights, unregulated temperature. Inconsistent service/chefs in kitchen; innkeeper who said we should have booked two rooms for 3 adults when there were two of us adults and a 16 year old with us. No adult. Excuses that were unacceptable. Chef different one day so food presentation and quality inconsistent although still good.... More 

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Kerry W, Owner at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review I appreciate the feedback as we take our accreditation with the Relais & Chateaux brand very seriously. Our guest rooms prove difficult for a third person as each room only has a single king size bed. Although we did adjust your rate and relocate you to another room, I am sorry this accommodation was... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is absolutely gorgeous and well situated in Calgary. When checking-in, the staff at the desk will walk you to your room, which is a very nice touch. The room itself was spacious and one of the nicest Ive stayed in. The room had a sitting area, a large bathroom with a soaker tub and a walk-in shower. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, the location is excellent, at Kensington District and across the bridge to Downtown. Staff/desk was wonderful and helpful. The room w\quiet, the bed great. Against expectations, the Restaurant proved to be a great experience. What else would a traveler want ?

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The advertising for the hotel is very misleading. “Nestled on the banks of the stunning Bow River, the Kensington Riverside Inn offers all the calming effects of a countryside retreat along with all the benefits and amenities of city life”. I was expecting to drive up to a quite location with that countryside feel …only to be welcomed to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this Inn and wish upon wish I could clone it in other cities. I have tried hard to find its twin elsewhere but to no avail. I consider it the gold standard for a Boutique or even a corporate/business hotel. I had business in town and wanted something other than the usual big box hotel and this fit... More 

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