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Hotel Arts Kensington

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Calgary Tower


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  • The Hotel Arts Kensington was fantastic. The staff were exceptional and the service was…

    May 20, 2019

  • Great hotel. Only problem is there is no.tea/coffee provisions in the room.

    Jul. 2, 2018

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 72 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 19 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour front desk

What’s around

  • In Kensington
  • Calgary Tower - 28 min walk
  • 17 Avenue SW - 25 min walk
  • Calgary Telus Convention Centre - 29 min walk
  • Bow Valley College - 32 min walk
  • BMO Centre - 39 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Luxury Room (1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed)
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace
  • Junior Suite
  • Luxury Suite


  • In Kensington
  • Calgary Tower - 28 min walk
  • 17 Avenue SW - 25 min walk

What’s around


  • In Kensington
  • Calgary Tower - 28 min walk
  • 17 Avenue SW - 25 min walk
  • Calgary Telus Convention Centre - 29 min walk
  • Bow Valley College - 32 min walk
  • BMO Centre - 39 min walk
  • Plaza Theatre - 2 min walk
  • Peace Bridge - 9 min walk
  • TELUS Spark - 11 min walk
  • Riley Park - 11 min walk
  • McDougall Centre - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 23 min drive
  • Calgary University Station - 8 min drive
  • Calgary Heritage Station - 15 min drive
  • Sunnyside Station - 8 min walk
  • 8th Street SW Station - 10 min walk
  • 7th Street SW Station - 14 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 19 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Guests driving to the property should contact this property in advance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Covered onsite self parking (CAD 20 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

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

Working away

  • One meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1999
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 42-inch plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Oxbow - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Covered self parking costs CAD 20 per night with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between CAD 10 and CAD 20 per person (approximately)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel Arts Kensington does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs CAD 20 per night.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Oxbow offers alfresco dining and regional cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Ikemen Ramen Bar (3-min walk), Midtown Kitchen & Bar (4-min walk), and Niko's Bistro (5-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Cowboys Casino (4-min drive) and Elbow River Casino (4-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Really lovely boutique hotel

    Lovely small hotel with incredibly helpful and friendly staff (especially Nathan!) We only stayed one night but really enjoyed our stay. Would highly recommend.

    A, 1 night romance trip, May 17, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful rooms, cozy atmosphere, great staff and an amazing on site restaurant. Perfect romantic getaway hotel.

    Shonda, 1 night trip, Mar. 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome Anniversary stay.

    My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Hotel Arts Kensington. Cloe and the staff at Hotel Arts Kensington really went above and beyond to make our stay awesome. Thank you so much for everything.

    Steven, 1 night trip, Feb. 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The best part about our stay at hotel arts Kensington was the staff. They were excellent, friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed our stay. Thanks!

    Nick, 1 night romance trip, Dec. 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely boutique hotel in great area. Room was great and comfy. The bed was very comfortable.

    3 night family trip, Nov. 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful Honeymoon Stay

    Our honeymoon stay at Hotel Arts Kensington was amazing! The room was comfortable, very clean and spacious. We loved having the fireplace and the Hotel Manager was very kind to include a complimentary bottle of bubbly for our celebration! The hotel robes and toiletries were also a lovely touch. The breakfast by Oxbow was really tasty and fresh. Overall, we highly recommend this hotel for its hip location, amazing guest service, and delicious food!

    Daniel, 2 night trip, Oct. 22, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Service was very good. Staff was very attentive and welcoming. They were just missing some amenities I would have loved

    1 night trip, Oct. 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We were extremely impressed with the cleanliness and atmosphere at the Arts!! Very helpful polite staff. Highly recommend this hotel and area in Calgary!!!

    Betsy, 1 night family trip, Oct. 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We absolutely loved our stay! Our room was clean, modern and we loved the fireplace. We ordered breakfast at the restaurant - was delicious and reasonably priced. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We also appreciated a nice note and plate of chocolate truffles in our room welcoming us for our honeymoon. Would definitely stay here again!

    1 night romance trip, Oct. 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My stay was fabulous. Veronika at the front desk was amazing and helped me with anything and everything. She checked in with me via text after I went to my room to see if there was anything I needed. I had brought a small block of cheese but not a knife and plate and she brought those to my room readily. She answered my questions about room service, delivered a gift sent by a friend, and when I realized I'd forgotten to bring my toothbrush, brought a disposable one and small toothpaste to my room at 10:30 at night. She was a star, well, five actually. The room was lovely, I loved having a fireplace, my views were ok, interesting people watching if interested. The hotel provided two complimentary one liter bottles of water, one still one sparkling, and the neck tags said to ask for more if I rain out, which I did. That may have been my favourite detail. I highly recommend this hotel. *****

    Megan, 1 night trip, Oct. 10, 2020

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