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Kensington Riverside Inn

4.0 of 5 1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
#11 of 98 hotels in Calgary
156 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Kelowna, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I regret having given a stellar review of Kensington Riverside Inn. We went back a year ago and found that they had increased the prices considerably. Breakfast was below the normal we had experienced and they had added little nuances of you pay for this now. Have not gone back and will not go back. Too bad because we had... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately our experience was not similar to those of other reviewers. We chose this hotel for its location and the amenities of a smaller property. We had a second-floor room that was nicely appointed, but soon found the main problems. One side of the bed was badly in need of replacement. Perhaps a circus elephant had already been there. In... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The friendliest welcome ever, to be met at your car in the underground car park and helped up with your bags and shown the way was over and above excellent service. Nothing whatsoever was too much trouble in the friendliest manner throughout. Rooms are super clean and equipped to the highest standard. Beds are super comfy and a perfect nights... More

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If anyone is looking for a place to stay for a special and romantic occasion, this is the place. The term 'boutique" fits perfectly. There are no crowds, no crying children. It's understated elegance and a perfect place to relax. It's a single-stop, Perfect dining at the Chef's Table and a complimentary breakfast the next morning. Not a continental, but... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a couple of weeks of exploring the wilderness of Banff, Jasper, and Yoho and staying at more "rustic" accommodations, boy was this a treat. The staff is super friendly and helpful. We arrived a bit before check-in time, and the woman at the front desk ran up to our room to see if it was ready. She ensured that... More

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Nightingale, Alberta, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary at the Inn and we were not disappointed in anything. The room was beautiful, comfortable and luxurious. Staff treated us with the utmost respect and were so helpful. The food was amazing and the location of the Inn to us was perfect. You could enjoy walking around the neighborhood or down by... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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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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