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Kensington Riverside Inn

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Edmonton
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Both the location and the size are prime choices to stay - a bit away from the very core of the city, which I find beneficial. The level of service, cleanliness, professionalism in running a small 'City Inn" are the strongest points. Another very important value is an excellent on-site restaurant with full service. While being a small facility, it's...

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Toronto
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I stayed one night at the Kensington RIverside while on business in Calgary basically by accident - the main hotels were all booked up with a convention. I was blown away. I had a great and very comfortable room (with its own patio). The staff were fantastic. I love the veranda area at the front of the hotel facing the...

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Brooklyn
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely space with large nicely appointed rooms in a very nice space. Lots of thoughtful touches, like a thermos of coffee each morning with the daily paper, and a turndown service that includes the next days weather and a quote to meditate on. The staff is friendly and attentive and the space is very modern. The rooms are very large...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Inn managed our son's wedding dinner and accommodated overnight guests. They were so professional yet very friendly. The food was a delicious 5 course meal which everyone enjoyed. They are able to accommodate a vegan and 12 month old without a fuss.

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Calgary
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed here on our wedding night and loved it. Super accommodating staff and loved waking up to hot coffee outside our door. Excellent room service breakfast with a great location made this an ideal spot for us. Would definitely recommend this.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We arrived in Calgary jet lagged, and despite some initial confusion over how to access the parking we received a warm welcome from the staff and ushered up to our spacious and comfortable room. The inn is located in the Kensington area which has fun bars, restaurants, coffee shops and other amenities. It's conveniently located and it's not far to...

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I love coming back to the Kensington Riverside Inn! The staff are tremendous, the rooms are comfortable and homey! I truly feel like I'm home every time I walk in the front doors! I really can't say enough about the staff, they go out of their way to make you feel appreciated! We have spent anywhere from a night to...

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Edmonton
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Ask for a room off the main road unless traffic noise does not bother you during your sleep time. Other than that this is a fantastic well located Inn. The Chef's restaurant is excellent as is the service in the lounge.

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Saskatoon
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The front desk met us with the announcement that we had booked two rooms and would be paying for two rooms event though we explained that when we booked on the website the reply spelt my name wrong which would not match my visa so I tried to correct it and it booked two rooms without my knowledge.They relented but...

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Hilary L, Manager at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Good morning. Firstly, I would like to sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding that occurred during your check-in. Our team should have contacted you when the duplicate reservation came through to confirm that this was indeed what was required. Thank you for providing us with this learning opportunity, which we will use for coaching with our front office employees in the...

Calgary
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Overall a good stay. The room accommodations were great. Restaurant had creative brunch options, however, they can be a bit rich. Guest services during the day were top notch. Nightshift guest services requires training and a bit more attention to the front desk as they lock the front door and there is no key to get in so you rely...

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Hilary L, Manager at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon. I am so glad you enjoyed your accommodations, and would like to thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Kensington Riverside Inn. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused during the overnight shift. As a security measure, the front doors are temporarily locked whenever our night team leaves the front...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kensington Riverside Inn is Calgary's premier luxury boutique Inn located steps from Downtown Calgary along the banks of the picturesque Bow River in Kensington Village. This 19-room boutique inn features upscale 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 "Inn" experience will include evening turndown service, morning coffee/tea tray with newspaper, as well as complimentary high-speed wireless internet and bottled water in the guest room. When booking with the Inn directly, guests will receive a $20 per person culinary credit at Oxbow. ... more   less 

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Address: 1126 Memorial Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northwest Calgary
Price Range: $237 - $406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Riverside Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Kensington Riverside Hotel Calgary
Kensington Riverside Inn Calgary, Alberta
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#4 Business Hotel in Calgary
#5 Romantic Hotel in Calgary
#8 Luxury Hotel in Calgary
#31 Family Hotel in Calgary
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“Go to another hotel!”
  • glass bedside table
  • glasses in the bathroom morning
  • Lamp on desk...still with dust...at the end of the day.
  • Return to the room at end of the day...glass still there
  • glass bedside table 2
  • Return to the room at end of the day...glass still there
  • Patio area, gate didn't have a lock on inside
  • Patio area, gate didn't have a lock on inside
Ratmomma, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Get a room at the back of the hotel”
  • Bedroom in shades of grey
srocc, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ist floor corner room at rear is quiet & offered a small "shared" patio, but faces unappealing alley”
curiositas_jojo, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You can make requests when you book. You can ask for things like a fireplace in your room or a balcony.”
kelilahh, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room that face the river are noise so choose other sides”
  • View from my riverview suite
  • Patio chair and table covered in spider web
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Coolcow11, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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