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Kensington Riverside Inn is Calgary’s first Relais & Châteaux property, joining a prestigious fellowship of 500 upscale hotels and gourmet restaurants across the globe. 

Nestled on the banks of the stunning Bow River, the newly renovated Kensington Riverside Inn, Calgary’s only boutique Inn, offers all the calming effects of a countryside retreat along with all the benefits and amenities of city life. The intimate nature of this 19-room boutique inn makes it the ideal place to stay for those looking to indulge in some rest and relaxation, while its centralized location in the charming neighbourhood of Kensington Village allows business travellers easy access to Calgary’s core.

Beyond the stylish and upscale design of the suites and rooms, Kensington Riverside Inn is also home to one of Calgary’s finest gourmet restaurants. The AAA Four-Diamond award-winning Chef’s Table, led by Corporate Executive Chef Duncan Ly, specializes in modern French cuisine guaranteed to feed your soul. 

 Whether it's corporate meetings, executive retreats, private dinners, cocktail parties or weddings in Calgary— our unique combination of intimate, modern luxury accommodations and award-winning fine dining makes us one of the best choices for your private function.

With their Canada Select Four Star rating, it’s no surprise that Kensington Riverside Inn’s staff excels at delivering intuitive service. They anticipate the needs of their guests and regularly go the extra mile to make memorable stays. It’s really the little things that set KRI apart from other hotels, though. From their carefully curated art collection, upscale dining and spa services, beautiful decor, Aveda bath products, Frette linens and robes, luxury in-room soaker tubs, high-end technology and morning newspapers with tea or coffee service, as well as our sumptuous cuisine, guests are never left wanting for anything.

 At the Kensington Riverside Inn, our pursuit is your perfect experience and we would like to “welcome you Inn!”

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enRoute Magazine reviews Kensington Rvierside Inn as one of their favourite hotels in Calgary.

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Kensington Riverside Inn is listed as a place to stay in The New York Times article - In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of 'Cowtown'.

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Inner-city elegance in Calgary Alberta.

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Bicycle stand

The Standard Issue / June 19, 2013

Bicycles. The best way to get around the city in the summer and the best way to make new friends. The good folks over at Hotel Arts and Kensington Riverside Inn have made it their personal mission to do exactly that for you. Whether you are traveling to Calgary from out of town or just planning a little inner-city staycation, when you stay at one of these properties you’ll not only have an amazing time in their luxurious suites and restaurants but you’ll also have the freedom via bicycle to explore the surrounding neighbourhoods a bit.

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Chef's Table


Avenue Magazine covers Calgary's best brunch and lists Chef's Table as one of three Best Places to Splurge on Brunch. The Croque Madame or the lemon ricotta pancakes are two must-try dishes.

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Chef's Table


Chef's Table is included in Avenue Magazine's annual Top 10 Restaurants for 2014.

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