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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 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
JKS55 Andover, Massachusetts
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Andover, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived very late at night after flying in from a stay in Alaska. This 19 room hotel had someone there to greet us, but we weren't able to get any refreshment after our long day of travel. Our room was large and modern with fireplace, flat screen TV and chocolates. In the morning coffee arrives at lyour door before... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 hotel reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had high expectations for this Inn, having been strongly recommended to book it by my travel agent. There lies the problem, such high expectations are rarely met. As previously reported the rooms are large and my bed was incredibly comfortable. However the room was very dark with the blinds down and I couldn't have them out without being overlooked... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While there is road noise, the staff bend over backward to help you out - we mentioned excessive heat in the room and the street noise, and immediately they moved us to another room. We love the location - Kensington is a fun place to walk around and it is easy to walk along the river and to head to... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had high expectations of the Kensington Riverside Inn, given other reviews. I must say it is not a 5-star place like some reviews might suggest. Nevertheless, this is a good choice in Calgary. Here are a few thoughts: - The Inn is s comfortable, the room I stayed in was large, the bathroom was large, and there are some... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Twenty minutes from Calgary Airport and just across the river from downtown Calgary, this hotel provided all that was required after a long flight. The hotel was immaculate, the room was spacious, the bed was comfortable, the breakfast sumptuous but most of all was the friendly welcome by all staff and the quality of service delivered. If only all hotels... More

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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I loved this hotel and i recomand it. The rooms are modern. The restaurant is amazing. Loved the breakfast. Enjoyed a bike ride on the side of the river with complimentary bike. Service is just perfect.

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I have now stayed twice, each time for only a night, for business. The service has been tremendous. The staff are very courteous and professional. They seem to try to ensure you have everything you need for the day including umbrella, coffee, directions, tips, etc. Rooms were large and luxurious. They were also very clean. Mattress was excellent with high... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Amazing experience , if you don't mind paying a little more for best service , this is the place to go!! My husband and I have nothing negative to say about this hotel we loved everything about it and would absolutely go back! We were treated at the best!

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Saskatoon, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night over May long weekend. We used to live in Sunnyside and always said we would stay at this hotel once we lived elsewhere. We are so glad we did! Kensington is a wonderful area to be in and this hotel was wonderful. The service was excellent, the bed was so comfortable... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Boutique hotels are such a wonderful experience. At the Kensington Riverside Inn, one staff member greets you on the intercom at the parkade, comes down to the parkade to meet you and collect your baggage, checks you in at the front desk, and takes you to your room. A single point of contact - so refreshing. For our staycation, we... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are finding our weekend “staycations” are increasing in demand; and we have certainly found a niche with Calgary’s love birds! Please think of us when you are looking for another great escape from the city, without having to leave it. Warm regards, Jesse Ziercke Hotel Manager 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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