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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 Kensington Riverside 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. Our 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 restaurants. The CAA/AAA Four Diamond award-winning Chef’s Table, led by Executive Chef Duncan Ly and Chef de Cuisine Michel Nop, specializes in modern French cuisine offering a unique dining experience.

Whether it's corporate meetings, executive retreats, private dinners 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 our many accolades, it is no surprise Kensington Riverside Inn’s staff excels at delivering intuitive service. By anticipating the needs of guests and regularly going the extra mile to make every stay memorable, and these details set Kensington Riverside Inn apart from other hotels. Further, the curated art collection, upscale dining and spa services, decor, Aveda bath products, Frette linens, in-room soaker tubs and morning tea or coffee service, all lend to the ehancement of the guest experience.

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Press & Reviews

Kensington Riverside Inn

ENROUTE MAGAZINE HOTEL REVIEW / FEBRUARY 2015

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

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Chef's Table

2015 CAA/AAA 2015 AWARDS

Chef's Table was selected as one of three restaurants in Calgary to recieve the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Restaurant award and one of six in Alberta.

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Kensington Riverside Inn

THE NEW YORK TIMES / OCTOBER 23, 2014

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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Kensington Riverside Inn

TOQUE AND CANOE / MARCH 31, 2014

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 / SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

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

AVENUE MAGAZINE / MARCH 2014

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

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