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Hotel Arts Kensington

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1126 Memorial Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3 Canada
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 119 hotels in Calgary
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Hotel Arts Kensington (previously Kensington Riverside Inn) is a welcoming boutique Hotel located steps from Downtown Calgary along the banks of the picturesque Bow River in Kensington Village. This 19-room hotel features inviting accommodations for the discerning traveler, as well as our newest addition, Oxbow, serving unique and seasonal cuisine, letting you appreciate dining as it was meant to be, honestly uncomplicated. Your experience will include complimentary bottled water, daily newspaper delivery, as well as complimentary high-speed wireless internet in the guest room.
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Parking garage
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch
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jbabichuk wrote a review May 2021
Edmonton, Canada30 contributions3 helpful votes
This was our first hotel since Covid began and it was fantastic. Great location, underground parking and comfortable rooms. We will definitely come back and look forward to Calgary being fully open to take advantage of this awesome location.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Colin Middleton, Owner at Hotel Arts Kensington
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with other travelers! We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Colin Middleton Rooms Operations Manager
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bill rowe wrote a review Mar 2021
St. Albert, Canada4 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed one night on Sat Mar 2021. Very nice room with sitting area and gas fireplace. Restaurant and Bar closed due to Covid. Enjoy along the river walk to the Peace Bridge and Kensington St for shopping and restaurants.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Colin Middleton, Owner at Hotel Arts Kensington
Responded Mar 11, 2021
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with other travelers. We are excited to be opening our restaurant, Oxbow, for dinner service on Fridays & Saturdays starting March 19, 2021. We will also be offering our delightful Sunday brunches at that time. I hope we can welcome you back again to experience the wonderful creations from our culinary team. Colin Middleton Rooms Operations Manager
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anonak wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
I have stayed at this hotel many times in the past and have always felt very welcome. This was no different. The only reason that I gave it a 4 star is because in the room description it states that coffee, and a news paper will be provided in the morning. Unfortunately, they are not offering these pleasant amenities and it was not explained to us that it was because of COVID. I was very disappointed. I think the website should be changed to reflect this. The restaurant was not open but that was completely understandable. I know is a small thing but we were in the King Suite and I was surprised that the glass table in front of the fireplace had not been dusted upon our arrival nor during our 3 night stay. Also, and I know this is also petty but the sheer curtains remained open after the housekeeping staff left. Small things make big impressions.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Corner room very nice size. Lots of natural light from the many windows facing south.
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Responded Mar 2, 2021
Thank you so much for your review. Our morning newspaper delivery has been suspended for the time being - I do apologize for the misinformation. Our website has been revised to reflect this. We have placed Keurig coffee machines in all of our guest rooms to facilitate the making of coffee at our guests' convenience. There is certainly no excuse for poor cleanliness and I will be following up with our housekeeping team regarding the dusty tabletop & closing of the sheers. I look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Arts Kensington again in the future. Yours in hospitality, Colin Middleton Rooms Operations Manager
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Amanda K wrote a review Feb 2021
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Hands down, the best customer service we have ever received at a hotel. I spilled my coffee while walking back from breakfast, and the gentleman at the front desk took it upon himself to bring a fresh cup right up to our room. So kind! The beds are amazingly comfy, and the rooms were very clean quite, we didn’t hear any traffic. Will be staying here again!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 2, 2021
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others! We understand how important that morning cup of coffee can be and wouldn't want anyone to go without! I look forward to hosting you again in the future. Warmest regards, Colin Middleton Rooms Operations Manager
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Sam B wrote a review Feb 2021
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Great location, wonderful atmosphere, delicious breakfast. Our only knock from 5 stars was the forced air system. You can adjust the temp but not the fan speed. I need to write this extra sentence to get my characters up to 200!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Feb 2, 2021
Thank you very much for providing a review of your recent stay with us. You are correct in that our heating system runs on a continuous air system in which conditioned air is circulated into the guest rooms. Each room is outfitted with a thermostat allowing our guests to control the temperature of their individual rooms however unfortunately the fan speed is not adjustable. Our climate control system removes the noisy parts you may find in other hotel rooms while still allowing our guests to maintain a comfortable temperature of their choosing. I am pleased to read that the rest of your stay was pleasurable and look forward to hosting you again in the future. Warmest regards, Colin Middleton Rooms Operations Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$136 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kensington riverside hotel calgary
LOCATION
CanadaAlbertaCalgaryNorthwest Calgary
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Arts Kensington
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Arts Kensington?
Nearby attractions include Kensington (0.03 miles), Trapped (0.05 miles), and Hexagon Board Game Cafe (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Arts Kensington?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Arts Kensington?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Arts Kensington?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Arts Kensington?
Yes, a parking garage is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Arts Kensington?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vero Bistro Moderne, Hayden Block, and Niko's.
Is Hotel Arts Kensington located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Calgary.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Arts Kensington?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Arts Kensington?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Arts Kensington?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Heritage Park Historical Village (4.8 miles), Fort Calgary (1.9 miles), and Lougheed House (0.9 miles).
Does Hotel Arts Kensington have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.