Kensington Riverside Inn
Lonely Planet review
This impressive boutique-style hotel in Kensington is a delight; a refined attitude permeates the smart-looking, beautifully finished property. The rooms are elegant and sport river views. Highly recommended.
Services & facilities
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed internet
- Use of nearby fitness center (free)
- American express
- Free breakfast
- Room service (limited hours)
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Pets not allowed
- Smoke-free property (fines apply)
- Smoke-free property
- Concierge services
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
Location. Located in Calgary, Kensington Riverside Inn is on the riverwalk and close to TELUS World of Science Calgary, Calgary Tower, and Stampede Corral. Nearby points of interest also include Scotiabank Saddledome and McMahon Stadium.
Hotel Features. Kensington Riverside Inn features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in the lobby, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This Calgary property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and small meeting rooms. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has a computer station. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves a complimentary full breakfast each morning in the restaurant. Wedding services and concierge services are available. Additional property amenities include computer rentals, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a fireplace in the lobby. This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in December 2012.
Guestrooms. 19 air-conditioned guestrooms at Kensington Riverside Inn feature iPod docking stations and complimentary bottled water. Beds come with Egyptian cotton sheets. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, bathrobes, and slippers. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer cordless phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). 42-inch plasma televisions have cable channels. Rooms also include windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request in-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and extra towels/bedding. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.