Located in Downtown Calgary within 2 miles (3 km) of Calgary Tower, Kensington Riverside Inn is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as McMahon Stadium. This 19-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. On the riverwalk, it's also near Stampede Corral and Scotiabank Saddledome.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's fine-dining restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Kensington Riverside Inn's 19 rooms are air-conditioned and provide iPod docks, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can expect 42-inch plasma TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free bottled water, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

Kensington Riverside Inn features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is offered for CAD 15.00 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a computer station, free newspapers, and a fireplace in the lobby.


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. 3 meeting rooms are available. This romantic hotel also offers multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Kensington Riverside Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Luggage storage 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Total number of rooms - 19 
  • Restaurant 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • Year Built 1999 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Wedding services 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Kensington Riverside Inn offers 19 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. 42-inch plasma televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Free bottled water 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Turndown service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Chefs Table - Onsite fine-dining restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests driving to property should contact hotel directly for access details using information found in booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Special deposit and cancellation policies apply during special events such as the Petroleum Show and Calgary Stampede.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 10 and CAD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 15.00 per night (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Kensington Inn
  • Kensington Riverside
  • Kensington Riverside Calgary
  • Kensington Riverside Inn
  • Kensington Riverside Inn Calgary
  • Riverside Inn Kensington
  • Kensington Riverside Hotel Calgary

Sorry, we seem to have had an issue loading our review content. Try again?