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Kensington Riverside Inn

#10 of 100 Hotels in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Calgary, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed the Kensington inn again for maybe the third or fourth time. Once again my stay was excellent! Right from my first phone call to the hotel for booking my reservation. Check in was extra smooth...I knew where to park this time so I went directly to their underground parking and was buzzed in. Then as always I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for the second time and sadly it was for only one night. This place has all of the benefits of a "boutique" spot, with all around terrific service layered on. Everyone from the front desk to the wait staff were friendly, helpful, and most importantly - personal! Stay here!

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102 reviews 102 reviews
34 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Relais so you would expect it to be good and it is. We arrived having had truly appalling service, well actually no service at all, from a car rental company at the airport. Yet within minutes of arriving, late and grumpy, the good folk at the Kensington had us relaxed and at ease. Thanks guys service well... More 

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Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I spent Valentines Day here. For dinner and for the night. Everything was fantastic. From Michael meeting us at the elevator downstairs in the parking lot to help us up with our luggage, to the service at the front dest, the willingness to do what ever they could to make the stay better and finished off by... More 

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Victoria Beach, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This boutique hotel surprised me. My wife and I stayed for 3 nights to attend my sisters wedding. The wedding was elaborate and the Kensington took care of every detail without a glitch. The food, service, the rooms were all excellent and this hotel is in an excellent location. I highly recommend the Kensington, try it and I think you... More 

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We decided toc celebrate Valentines Day early without leaving the city. Loved the location, decor and service. The bed was very comfortable, pillows not as great. Loved the cozy feel of the room. We dined at Modern Steak next door and loved the food but next time would definitely try Chef's Table. Breakfast was wonderful. We felt very relaxed, the... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very scenically situated overlooking the river. Staff are extremely friendly and efficient. Nice extra's like they will leave a thermos flask of coffee outside your door with the morning paper. Lovely lounge with roaring fire for a glass of wine or coffee. Food in the restraunt was delicious, sorry we did not book the Chiefs tasting menu one evening. We... More 

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Blairmore, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were so impressed with everything about this place: service, quality, u/g parking, proximity to one of the best shopping areas of Calgary and the river, and the amazing breakfast that came at no extra cost. As a comparison, back in August we stayed in some soul destroying chain hotel in "motel village" for close to the same price that... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I love this hotel. Perfectly located close to downtown in Kensington. The incredible service continued in this trip with staff always going to the extremes to ensure satisfaction. The rooms are large and luxurious. Not cheap, but well worth it!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed the night at the Kensington Riverside Inn on New Years Eve. It was amazing. I pre booked a table for two at the Chefs Table as well. We were greeted in the parade and shown to our room. It was very elegant. The service was great. After a dip in the very deep soaker tub, we headed down... More 

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