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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast Available
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Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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River View
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This hotel was very good, check in was quick and easy and the room was lovely very modern, clean and large. We had brunch in the restaurant which was excellent. Location suited us and we walked easily downtown and along to the zoo as well. The only problem i had was although
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The Hotel is a bot pricey but beautiful and comfortable and the room was nice - Was not happy with the Oxbow and food or the waitress handling of the bill which was prearranged and the way management handled my complaints.
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Response from Werna B, Manager at Hotel Arts Kensington
Responded 5 days ago
Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and allowing us the opportunity to address your concerns. I understand you had a group booking at Oxbow, and we take full responsibility for the oversight that occurred with regards to your prearranged billing and the perception this may have created. I assure you we take this concern very seriously and have addressed it with the applicable staff. I do hope that this will not deter you from choosing Hotel Arts Kensington in the future as we certainly appreciate your ongoing patronage. I do hope you accept my sincerest apologies and look forward to welcoming you back. Yours in Hospitality, Werna Boek Director of Operations
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Everything was spot on. Beautiful. Loved the gas fireplace in the room and the wood burning one in the lounge, how fabulous. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I loved the coziness of the whole place.
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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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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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Is it an easy walk to cross the bridge into downtown?
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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Hi, is there parking at the hotel? thanks
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
US$159 - US$362 (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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