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Kensington Riverside Inn

4.0 of 5 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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Topsham, United States
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very relaxing, comfortable environment with beautifully finished rooms and friendly knowledgeable staff who go out of their way to ensure your comfort and stay. Excellent dining facilities and staff!! Would absolutely stay here again!

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

Thank you for your kind words. Given that we are a smaller property word of mouth remains our most important form of advertising and we are thrilled that our service style and attention to detail has left a good impression with you! We are looking forward to hosting you again in the future! Regards, Mandy Piedimonte Assistant Hotel Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Rooms were decent size, but very dark and poorly situated. There is a tall wire shelf that holds a water bottle and glasses that I walked into when I groggily got up out of bed in the morning to use the washroom. These things should be moved. I'm a big guy and could have knocked that thing over. We moved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The location of the Kensington is only a 10 minute walk from down town and the train system. We never needed our car during our stay. The staff were very helpful and full of suggestions about local restaurants, shops, and scenery to further our enjoyment of our vacation.

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

We are so glad to hear you were able to take advantage of our beautiful neighborhood during your stay with us. Kensington Village is a fantastic location and we are so glad that it added to the enjoyment of your holidays! We hope that we are able to host you again should your travels bring you back to Alberta. Regards,... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you love a comfortable bed, a huge bathtub & amazing food, this is the place for you! My husband & I always make a point to stay at the Kensington while in Calgary (even if only for a night). The staff goes above and beyond to make sure that your stay is perfect, from the thermos of hot coffee... More 

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

Our Innkeepers love to provide our guests with a comfortable bed and well appointed rooms. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with a fantastic sleep and a relaxing stay. We are so glad that you were able to experience this again, and that you have not only chosen to stay with us once, but have chosen to stay with... More 

Centennial, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed our recent visit here, its a little pricier than places up the road but well worth the money. The staff went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and all the amenities were just a cut above.

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

Thank you for your kind words! Here at the Inn we pride ourselves on the personalized service which sets us apart from the ordinary. We are so glad that you were able to experience this element of the Inn during your visit to Calgary. Regards, Mandy Piedimonte Assistant Hotel Manager More 

Kelowna, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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Sarasota
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

Thank you for your kind words regarding our service approach! We pride ourselves on making our customers feel like they are coming home, as opposed to staying in an unfamiliar location. We are also very glad to hear that you were able to have a fantastic sleep and that you would recommend us without hesitation! Warm regards, Mandy Piedimonte Assistant... More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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

We are so glad to hear that the Inn met all of your expectations for a romantic get-a-way! Guest service and satisfaction remain our top priority and we are so glad that you were able to experience this during your stay with us. We take great pride in the experience that we offer our guests and I will be sure... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our boutique hotel. We love hearing that after some time “roughing it” in the mountains that our facility and staff were able to provide you with a welcome reprieve from the outdoor lifestyle. Regards, Mandy Piedimonte Assistant Hotel Manager More 

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Additional Information about Kensington Riverside Inn

Address: 1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Hillurst , Northwest Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Riverside Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Kensington Riverside Hotel Calgary
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Calgary
#8 Business Hotel in Calgary
#10 Romantic Hotel in Calgary

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