Kensington Riverside Inn - Calgary

1126 Memorial Drive Nw, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 3E3show map
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Overview

Here, at the Kensington Riverside Inn, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Bow River . This intimate hotel is arranged in an eclectic-style building. This 4-star hotel offers 24-hour front desk assistance, dry cleaning and turndown service for guests' convenience.

Situated in a trendy area of Calgary, the hotel is set near Riley Park. The center of Calgary is 3 km away.

It’s just a couple of minutes’ walk from a tower and a theatre as well as coffee stores and restaurants.

A 15-minute drive will take guests to Calgary International airport.

Rooms

The fashionable rooms at Kensington Riverside Inn feature climate control, high-speed internet and television. Guests can enjoy the city centre views from the hotel. Bathrooms with a tub, a shower and a hairdryer are provided in the rooms.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the dining room each morning. A wide selection of local specialities is offered according to the season. The hotel invites guests to the lounge bar to relax with a drink. Several restaurants are nearby, including Crave Cookies and Cupcakes and Higher Ground.

Services

Bicycle hire is available onsite.

Relax

The hotel also features a luggage storage, a safety deposit box and a lift.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at CAD 20 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   19.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

CAD 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Room view

  • City view
  • River view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Polish Combatants AssnPolish Combatants Assn400 ft
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Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside InnChef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn100 ft1126 Memorial Drive NW
Muse RestaurantMuse Restaurant200 ft107 10a St. N.W.
Crave Cookies and CupcakesCrave Cookies and Cupcakes400 ft1107 Kensington Road NW
PulcinellaPulcinella400 ft1147 Kensington Cresent NW
The BrasserieThe Brasserie300 ft1131 Kensington Rd NW
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Calgary Italian ClubCalgary Italian Club1.4 mi
Cultural Centre of St VladimirCultural Centre of St Vladimir1.4 mi
Ballroom and Country DanceBallroom and Country Dance1.6 mi
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Our Lady of Grace ItalianOur Lady of Grace Italian3.0 mi
Cdi Collge of BusinessCdi Collge of Business3.0 mi
Columbia CollegeColumbia College3.0 mi
Calgary TowerCalgary Tower1.2 mi101 9 Ave SW
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Olympic PlazaOlympic Plaza1.3 mi7th Ave. SE and Macleod Trail SE
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Downtown- West Kerby C Train 2000 ft
Sunnyside C train 2000 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
8.8
SuperbBased on  30  reviews
  • 10.0
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    The rooms, the service and the quality you get at this Inn is amazing...this is definitely a 5 star plus hotel. We stay in many hotels during the year and this Inn compares to no other. We were so pleased and would recommend this Inn to everyone.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Proximity to unique area as well as downtown and good atmosphere in hotel.

    It didn't have a hot tub.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Great location to access shops along Kensignton Avenue and a pleasant 25 min walk along the Bow River to Eau Claire Market and Princess Island. Pleasant staff, very quiet and a large well appointed room. Price included excellent breakfast and parking.

  • 9.6
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    small and homey, friendly, comfortable, personalized service. excellent dining, located in a boutiquey area of the city yet close 2 the traditional downtown. staff treat you individually

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    It was located in such a great spot. Very close to downtown. And right in the heart of bustling Kensington. Lots of very interesting shops and restaurants around every corner.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The best part was when we arrived and they had upgraded our reservation to a suite. It was wonderful! The food was excellent and the whole experience very pleasant.

  • 10.0
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    The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room had plenty of space and was well appointed. The morning coffee and newspaper delivered to the outside of your room in thermoses was the best! I would stay again!

  • 10.0
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    The location was excellent, a few minutes walk from a free tram service into downtown Calgary. The Hotel was quiet, the breakfast very good and the staff were all very helpful, welcoming and engaging. I would book this hotel again if I stay in Calgary and recommend it to others. There were also plenty of eateries in Kensington Village and a wonderful walk through the riverside park into town.

  • 10.0
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    Beautiful large room with walk out to a patio. Breakfast is included and is excellent and beautifully served in the dining room. Good wireless access that is included in the price. The property is about a ten minute cab ride to the centre of the City - just far enough to get away from the hubub - you feel like you are staying in a funky residential neighbourhood.

  • 10.0
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    Great location with easy , access to wine bars, restaurants, shopping, and a quick taxi ride to city centre. Elegant and understated.

  • 9.6
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    nice value for money, clean and nicely equipped room

  • 10.0
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    Exceptional service with friendly and helpful staff. We stayed there for a week, and loved every moment of it. Breakfast is phenomenal, must try, and coffee/tea with morning paper at your door every morning. We stayed on first floor, and there was a little patio with table and a chair to enjoy evenings. This is now my choice hotel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    fantastic breakfast, great people

    noisy room (street, lobby)

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Kensington Riverside Inn is a beautiful, cozy, intimate accommodation in a city atmosphere. My husband had to be in Calgary on business and we had the day on Saturday to relax so selected this place because of positive reviews on the web, and the location, as well as the value compared to other accommodations. We were looking for an atmospheric place. Kri fit the bill and we loved the decor, the friendly, accommodating service, and the excellent breakfast. We liked that breakfast was served until 1:00 on weekends, so there was no rush on Saturday morning. The bed was very comfortable. The rooms were a nice size. Liked the fireplace in the room. The Inn was elegant and comfortable--didn't feel like a hotel. The people working there were very warm and helpful.

    I thought the rooms could have had better lighting. I like the option of having a bright room day or night, and I need a bright light for reading. I would have liked to have known before we arrived that renovations were going on. We had a room right next to renovations which started a little before 9:00 on our one morning to relax. Hammering, drilling-- even if we weren't sleeping, it was annoying! They very kindly moved us to another room so that our afternoon could be enjoyed in the room--they had been fully booked the night before so we were glad there was a quiet room available for the Saturday afternoon. We would not have been able to stay in the original room with the amount of noise.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff are reall accomodating and cannot do enough to help. One of the nicest features is each morning they leave you freshly made tea or coffee outside your room - it seems like nothing much but makes a real difference whilst you are getting ready! Breakfast is lovely - but quite rich - they could do with some healthier options.

    It's a lovely boutique hotel, perfect for a short trip. Would love it if they had soy milk offered.... I had to keep going round the corner to Starbucks for a coffee!!

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Canada

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Downtown- West Kerby C Train 2000 ft
Sunnyside C train 2000 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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