We were travelling on a last minute business trip and couldn't get a room downtown, so our travel agent booked us into the Kensington Riverside Inn. What a nice change of pace for a business stay!
The hotel is small (hence the name inn) and the staff makes you feel like a personal guest, not just another traveller. The room was delightfully different from the standard double queen/king in most of the major chains. A walk out patio,a comfy chair, great linens and a working fireplace all contributed to the ambiance ...even though a good working desk and good lighting was available too.
The hotel is directly across the river from downtown and a 5 minute drive, or a 15 minute walk on a nice day. Located in Kensington, a delightful area with great shops, wine bars, coffee shops and restaurants all within a minute or two made the evenings a nice retreat from the busy business day.
- 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 the renowned Chef's Table restaurant. 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 food and beverage credit at the Chefs Table. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kensington Riverside Hotel Calgary