Kensington Riverside Inn - Calgary

1126 Memorial Drive Northwest, Calgary, Canada, T2N 3E3  show map
 4 stars
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Kensington Riverside Inn - Calgary

Wi-Fi
Parking

CAD 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Offering 19 luxury rooms, Kensington Riverside Inn features allergy free rooms, a golf course and a wine cellar. Built in 1999, the elegant hotel was renovated in 2012.

This hotel is about 3.3 km away from Foothills Athletic Park. The venue is set 30 minutes' walk from Calgary center.

Shoppers will enjoy close proximity to retailers, boutiques and a bakery.

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

Rooms

The rooms in Kensington Riverside Inn are fitted with a minibar, heating, high-speed internet, television and a writing desk. Guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the Bow River from their rooms. Decorated in European design with carpet floor, the rooms feature private bathrooms equipped with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the dining room every morning. There is a restaurant serving local dishes on site. Crave Cookies and Cupcakes and Higher Ground are situated in a trendy area, about 100 meters away of the property.

Services

Kensington Riverside Inn also offers computers, a business center and a meeting room for business travelers.

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Massage

Room view

  • City view
  • River view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1126 Memorial Drive Northwest, Calgary, Canada, T2N 3E3

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City Center
  • Calgary
    2.3 km
Airports
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC)
    9.1 km
Train Stations
  • Downtown- West Kerby C Train
    600 m
  • Sunnyside C train
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn (cuisine: Contemporary)
    10 m
  • Muse Restaurant (cuisine: French, Continental, Canadian)
    50 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    19

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

Kensington Riverside Inn photos Room
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Cordless phone
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Voice mail
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
Kensington Riverside Inn photos Room
Junior Suite
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Stereo
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Offering a fireplace and views of the city centre and Bow River, this spacious suite includes a 42-inch flat-screen TV and a Geneva sound system. Free WiFi, complimentary newspaper, coffee, and bottled water are provided.

Kensington Riverside Inn photos Room
Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

This spacious room features a seating area with a gas fireplace and deluxe bathrobes. Free WiFi, complimentary newspaper, coffee, and bottled water are provided.

Kensington Riverside Inn photos Room
Luxury Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Cordless phone
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Voice mail
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room has air conditioning, seating area and cable TV. Free WiFi, complimentary newspaper, coffee, and bottled water are provided.

Kensington Riverside Inn photos Room
Luxury King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Cordless phone
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Newspapers
  • Voice mail
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom vanity
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Stereo
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

This luxury room offers a 42-inch flat-screen cable TV and a Geneva sound system. The bathroom includes a granite vanity and a six-foot soaker tub. Free WiFi, complimentary newspaper, coffee, and bottled water are provided.

Kensington Riverside Inn photos Room
Luxury Suite
River view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Rain shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Luxury Suite features a gas fireplace and a private balcony with panoramic city and Bow River views. Bathroom offers a separate rain shower and a large soaker tub. Free WiFi, complimentary newspaper, coffee, and bottled water are provided. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see hotel policies).

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Popular areas

  • Kensington100 m

Places of interest

  • Calgary Buddhist Temple300 m
  • Calgary Courts Centre1.0 km
  • Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium1.2 km
  • Prince’s Island Park1.2 km

Train stations

  • Downtown- West Kerby C Train 500 m
  • Sunnyside C train 500 m
  • 8th Street C Train 700 m
  • 7th Street C Train 800 m
  • 6th Street C Train 1.0 km
  • Sunalta C Train 1.0 km
  • 4th Street C Train 1.1 km
  • S.A.I.T/ACAD/Jubilee C train 1.2 km

Shopping areas

  • Eau Claire Market1.2 km

Amusement

  • Sunset Billiard and Arcade400 m
  • Bonkers Indoor Playgrounds Inc1.2 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Avatamsaka Buddhist Monastery300 m
  • McDougall Centre800 m

Museums

  • Creative Kids Museum400 m
  • Calgary Science Ctr500 m
  • Telus World of Science, Calgary500 m
  • Energeum800 m

Halls

  • Polish Combatants Assn100 m
  • Danish Canadian Club1.2 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Wild Rose College-Ntrl Healing200 m
  • Kdm Dental College Intl400 m
  • Canadian Nazarene College500 m
  • Canadian Securities Institute1.2 km

Theaters

  • Discovery Dome1.2 km

Local attractions

  • Chinese Cultural Centre Museum1.5 km
    Chinese Cultural Centre Museum 197 1 St SW
  • Stephen Avenue Walk1.6 km
    8 Ave SW
  • Pumphouse Theatre1.6 km
    2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
  • Chinese Cultural Centre1.6 km
    191 1st Street SW
  • Yoga and Beyond1.6 km
    2133 Kensington Rd NW

Near the hotel

  • Kensington300 m
    1131 Kensington Rd NW Th 10
  • Riley Park810 m
    800 12 St NW
  • Calgary\'s +15 Skywalk1.1 km
  • Knox United Church1.2 km
    506 4 St SW
  • Peace Bridge620 m
    Memorial Drive NW Bow River west of Prince's Island Park
  • McDougall Centre830 m
    455 6 St SW
  • Mount Royal1.1 km
    Calgary, AlbertaCanada

Restaurants nearby

  • Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn10 m

    Address: 1126 Memorial Drive NW
    Phone: +1 877-313-3733

    81% likes this, based on 93 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary
    Price Range: ZAR 370 - ZAR 591

  • Crave Cookies and Cupcakes100 m

    Address: 1107 Kensington Road NW

    81% likes this, based on 136 reviews

  • The Brasserie80 m

    Address: 1131 Kensington Rd NW
    Phone: (403) 457-4148

    64% likes this, based on 28 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: ZAR 127 - ZAR 278

  • Muse Restaurant50 m

    Address: 107 10a St. N.W.
    Phone: (403) 670-6873

    62% likes this, based on 99 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Continental, Canadian
    Price Range: ZAR 602 - ZAR 602

  • Pulcinella120 m

    Address: 1147 Kensington Cresent NW

    50% likes this, based on 138 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: ZAR 197 - ZAR 370

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    19

Hotel Awards

CanadianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCalgaryKensington Riverside Inn

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

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Kensington Riverside Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Kensington Riverside Inn

Average guest rating

8.8out of 10
Superb
Based on 30 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    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.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

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

    It didn't have a hot tub.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    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.

  • Single
    9.6

    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

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    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.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    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.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    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!

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    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.

  • Single
    10.0

    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.

  • Single
    10.0

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

  • Couple
    9.6

    nice value for money, clean and nicely equipped room

  • Family with children
    10.0

    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.

  • Single
    8.8

    fantastic breakfast, great people

    noisy room (street, lobby)

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    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.

  • Single
    8.2

    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!!

How to reach hotel

hotel Kensington Riverside Inn - Calgary Calgary location
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Hotel Address:

1126 Memorial Drive Northwest, Calgary, Canada, T2N 3E3

Get directions
City Center
  • Calgary
    2.3 km
Airports
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC)
    9.1 km
Train Stations
  • Downtown- West Kerby C Train
    600 m
  • Sunnyside C train
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn (cuisine: Contemporary)
    10 m
  • Muse Restaurant (cuisine: French, Continental, Canadian)
    50 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    19

Hotel Awards

CanadianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCalgaryKensington Riverside Inn

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

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