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4.6 / 5Exceptional
338 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Calgary Tower
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    CORE Shopping Centre
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Calgary Telus Convention Centre
    9 min drive
  • Airport
    Calgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.)
    24 min drive

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  • Luxury Room (1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Junior Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Luxury Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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About this area


Located in Calgary's Kensington neighbourhood, Hotel Arts Kensington is in the entertainment district and on the riverwalk. 17 Avenue SW and Chinook Centre are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Calgary Tower and Calgary Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Stampede Park or Scotiabank Saddledome.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Calgary Tower - 3 min drive
  • 17 Avenue SW - 3 min drive
  • CORE Shopping Centre - 8 min drive
  • Calgary Telus Convention Centre - 9 min drive
  • Olympic Plaza - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Calgary University Station - 8 min drive
  • Sunnyside Station - 8 min walk
  • Calgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.) - 24 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Oxbow – Al fresco dining restaurant offering regional cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner daily.

About this property

Hotel Arts Kensington

Romantic Calgary hotel in Kensington, near Calgary Tower
Self parking, a meeting room and concierge services are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 19 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and Plasma TVs. Guests will also find free wired Internet, room service (during limited hours) and Egyptian cotton sheets.
Hotel Arts Kensington offers 19 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bathrobes. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. 42-inch Plasma televisions come with cable channels.
Bathrooms include a deep soaking bath, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Calgary hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

Self parking: CAD 20.00 per night

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: CAD 10-20 per person
Room service available

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Free cots/infant beds
Laundry facilities


Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room
Computer station


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Egyptian cotton sheets
Free cots/infant beds


Deep-soaking bathtub
Free toiletries
Rainfall showerhead


42-inch plasma TV
TV channels


Connecting rooms available
In-room massage
Iron/ironing board



Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 10 and CAD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: CAD 20.00 per night (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Special deposit and cancellation policies apply during special events such as the Petroleum Show and Calgary Stampede.

We should mention

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.

Property is also known as

  • Arts Kensington
  • Kensington Riverside Inn


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  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
  • Disliked: Amenities

Great location,easy walk to train stn or downtown.Close to Riverwalk etc. We booked a room with king bed; got a room with double bed.Little storage space.

Stayed 4 nights in Feb. 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Comfortable, quiet and convenient to downtown without being a huge hitter.

Stayed 5 nights in Jan. 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Very nice hotel in decent location in Calgary. Great property with an extremely welcoming lounge and restaurant. The rooms are VERY nice, especially the suites, spacious and beautiful. Newly re-done property and very comfortable, I would have loved to have stayed longer. You gotta love a room with a fireplace! The weekend brunch was outstanding, very nice presentation and one of the fancier buffets I've seen in a while. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent, I'd highly recommend a stay here.

Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Dec. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Fireplace was nice. Ceiling height makes room feel large

Stayed 3 nights in Dec. 2019

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