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Hotel Arts Kensington

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Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk
Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk
Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk
Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Hotel Arts Kensington

Hotel Arts Kensington

4 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Parking available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSouthern Alberta Institute of Technology19 min walk
  • Popular LocationPrince's Island Park19 min walk
  • Popular LocationCORE Shopping Centre19 min walk
  • AirportCalgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.)22 min drive

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About this area

Calgary

Located in Calgary's Kensington neighborhood, Hotel Arts Kensington is in the entertainment district and on the riverwalk. 17 Avenue SW and Sunridge Mall 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. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sitting Eagle Statue - 15 min walk
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology - 19 min walk
  • Eau Claire Market Mall - 19 min walk
  • Prince's Island Park - 19 min walk
  • CORE Shopping Centre - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Calgary University Station - 8 min drive
  • Sunnyside Station - 8 min walk
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 22 min drive

Restaurants

  • Oxbow — 1 min walk
  • Ikemen Ramen Bar — 3 min walk
  • Midtown Kitchen & Bar — 4 min walk
  • Niko's Bistro — 5 min walk
  • Peppino — 5 min walk

About this property

Hotel Arts Kensington

Romantic Calgary hotel in Kensington, near Calgary Tower
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a meeting room, and concierge services are onsite. All 19 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and plasma TVs. Guests will also find free wired Internet, room service, and Egyptian cotton sheets.
Hotel Arts Kensington offers 19 accommodations with safes 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 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. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: CAD 10-20 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Meeting room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • 42-inch plasma TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

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)
  • Covered self parking fee: CAD 20 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 may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

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

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4.6
Wonderful
Rating 5 - Excellent. 290 out of 396 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 75 out of 396 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 20 out of 396 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 396 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 396 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Boutique at its finest in downtown YYC. Best place in Calgary for a downtown stay, just across the river from the core. Walking, biking distance to downtown activities with the charm of the Kensington community. Great coffee, food, and local shops.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I really appreciate the COVID precautions the Hotel Arts Kensington takes. The rooms are safe, clean and although the restaurant is closed, the staff will provide dishes and cutlery fir any food items you have brought in. The location is great, right in the heart of Kensington with excellent access to the riverside trail system. Parking is convenient, easy and secure. A fabulous retreat in the city!
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great Art Work throughout and tastefully decorated.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was fantastic. They went above and beyond for us on our wedding night. They moved things around to accommodate dinner when our other reservations fell through. I can’t say enough about how fantastic Morgan and her team are. Thanks again!
Stayed 1 night in May 2021