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Kensington Riverside Inn

#11 of 106 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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our airline journey to Calgary ended with our rental mini-vans pulling into the side street by the hotel in the late afternoon. We were greeted by a friendly clerk with good information. Help was provided finding and getting our bag to the respective rooms. Parking is provided under the building, which turns out to be a clean and accessible garage.... More 

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davis, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We canceled our second night at the Fairmont Banff Springs to stay at the Kensington Riverside Inn and get a feel for Calgary. The hotel was recommended to us by a local in the travel industry and it did not disappoint. It's great--clean, quiet and in a wonderful location. The staff is amazing--the gal at the front desk (forgot her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Kensington Inn Riverside is a lovely boutique hotel set in uber trendy 'Kensington' in Calgary. The service is wonderful from the moment you arrive - the beds are huge and each room as its own 'log' fire and fantastic bathroom (equipped with Aveda toiletries). In the morning, they leave you a hot flask of coffee and a newspaper which... More 

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Kingwood, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the inn for three nights at the end of a 2 week trip from Vancouver to Calgary. We found the boutique hotel to be very charming and loved the way the modern art popped on the grey walls. We certainly appreciated the details that set it apart from your average hotel. From the Aveda... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well located with a garage underneath. Easy to find and in a fun area. Kensington Inn Riverside delivered a fantastic experience. Great clean rooms, super comfy bed and friendly, helpful staff. Even the owner likes to meet the guests, real interest in people. And the breakfast was an extra bonus. All freshly made and great choice. Outstanding!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the hotel for one night on our way back from the National Parks. The location is great on the river. We took a walk down the river path in the morning. The hotel has a very nice and modern. The details where excellent. They offered tea and newspaper in the morning, a turn down... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had our wedding at the Kensington Riverside Inn, and overall were very impressed with the quality of service and food that we received. After a rocky start with the event planning team (staffing issues resulting in lack of communication and difficulty knowing who to contact), we were able to work with a great team led by... More 

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

Thank you for your review your feedback it is valuable to our team at Kensington Riverside Inn. I am sincerely appreciative of the comments regarding specific members of the team, as they are consummate professionals who take great pride in their customer service. I am disturbed to hear you were unhappy with my conduct, as I was unaware of these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hotel with a great location by the river and lots of shops, bars, and unique stores. Would definitely stay here again. It's a small things, but handing out water at checkin and having complementary bottled water in the room was a nice touch.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here at the end of our trip to Banff and Jasper. We actually enjoyed our time at the Kensington more than the Fairmonts in Banff and Lake Louise and other lodges. Every staff member was friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Our room was spacious with a lovely fireplace, luxurious bed, modern amenities. The bathroom was beautiful, and again,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kensington Riverside Inn is a hidden gem in Calgary's otherwise ordinary hotel scene. The suite (101) was well appointed and extremely comfortable. This suite also had a bed which was quite possibly the best mattress I've slept on anywhere in the world. Boutique hotels are really about exceptional service and this one did not disappoint. From check in to the... More 

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