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Kensington Riverside Inn

#10 of 102 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we just recently stayed here for a friend's wedding, words are not enough to say how impressed we were. Family of 6 with connecting rooms that are simply beautiful and well appointed. Staff were well informed, friendly, curtious...simply amazing. Food was beyond delicious, definitely a cut above most places I would not hesitate to stay here again, only thing I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We began our ten-day Alberta getaway in Calgary at the Kensington Riverside Inn on Memorial Drive. As a small inn located just northwest of the downtown core in the neighborhood called Kensington, I'd consider these accommodations a place for a special occasion a short distance from the bustle of the city but still in the city. Besides being a beautiful... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were sad to see our stay in the Rocky Mountain National Park come to an end. But we were lucky to have booked a stay at the Kensington Riverside Inn on our way home. The hotel is located just across the street from the Bow River and a wonderful parkway. The hotel has free bicycles and we rode for... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my first review and I felt moved to write something because of the excellent quality of hotel and staff. The rooms were luxurious and the owner/staff extremely friendly and provided just the right amount of attention without being overbearing. Considering it's very close to the river and center of Calgary it's a small haven of calm and luxury.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I very rarely write hotel reviews but this place is exceptional. We were only there for one night but would always return here if we were in Calgary again. Our room was spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The hotel is well situated with convenient underground parking. It is close to a busy road but that's inevitable in a city... More 

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband Ralph and I stayed for a week in 2011 and returned for a 2 week stay in May this year. From the welcome when we arrived until the farewell when we left we could not fault one thing. The hotel is run to perfection, nothing is too much trouble from the management down to the lady who kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We can not say enough about the KRI, its owner and staff. Has a B&B feel with all the amenities of a top hotel with plenty of privacy. From the minute we stepped in the door we were warmly welcomed. Bicycles are provided upon request along with personalized itineraries suggestions of what to do etc. Eating at the Chef's Table... More 

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