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Hotel Arts Kensington

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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 morning coffee/tea, daily newspaper delivery, as well as complimentary high-speed wireless internet and bottled water in the guest room.
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Excellent hotel and experience, would recommend to anyone looking for accommodations in Calgary. Great location and atmosphere; the rooms are lovely and Oxbow is a must try. Will return on future visits to Calgary.
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Loved everything was my first stay but rebook soon! Loved everything from staff, rooms and restaurant and meals! Location was fantastic! Also compliments water when checking out was a bobus! A great place for meetings too!
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My husband and I had a beautiful early Valentines and special anniversary stay at the Arts hotel. It is a lovely boutique hotel and our view had a fireplace and view of the downtown skyline. The Kensington area is a lovely place to explore. What makes this hotel special is
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Our stay was fantastic. The customer service was top-notch, the taxis we had the staff book were booked promptly and they arrived on-time. We will be back, and in the meantime, I highly recommend Hotel Arts Kensington to anyone looking to go to Calgary
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I am a frequent visitor to Calgary and have found that Hotel Arts is the best place to stay. They recently switched ownership but that has not changed the quality or experience, in fact it is probably better. The location is great. You’re close to lots of great restaurants as
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Good afternoon and thank you for reaching out. Our underground parkade is located at the back of the Hotel and can be accessed via the alley off 10a Street NW. Exact directions with map can be found on our website at hotelartskensington on our location page. Upon arrival, there is an intercom through which we will provide you access. Parking is an additional $20 per night and does not need to be reserved, however, I will note that you will be driving in on your reservation. Looking forward to welcoming you in August!
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Good morning Latim63, From our location it is very easy to walk downtown. You can access the downtown core via the 10th street Bridge, or the Calatrava Peace Bridge which is accessible from the pedestrian and bike pathway along the Bow River. The Kensington Riverside Inn is also close to the Calgary C-train line, which is a light rail system that you may travel on into the downtown. Thank you for your question and should you have any further inquiries about the Inn and surrounding area, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 403-228-4442. Warm Regards, Hilary L. Rooms Operational Manager
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Underground, heated parking was $15 for the night. After pulling into the garage and parking, we were greeted with waters and an offer to carry our bags. For us, the secure heated parking was worth the $15.
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"Total of 19 rooms, 5 on main floor and 14 on second. We were at back so quiet."
"We had a special rate for one night but it was more than double when we tried to add an extra night"
"River views are minimal and across a noisy highway. Not sure it's worth the extra cost."
"Mine was roadside, but the drapes and the lack of traffic on a low traffic road gave me no problems."
"I believe all the rooms are on the second floor and possible external noise to a degree"
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PRICE RANGE
$160 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kensington riverside hotel calgary
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CanadaAlbertaCalgaryNorthwest Calgary
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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