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Hotel Arts Kensington, Calgary

4-star4 stars
1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 3E3, Canada

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Calgary Tower
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From 565 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Delicious food
Great location
Great room
Value for money could be better

Hotel Arts Kensington, Calgary

from $149
  • Luxury Room (1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed)
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace
  • Junior Suite
  • Luxury Suite

What’s around Hotel Arts Kensington, Calgary


  • In Kensington
  • Calgary Tower - 38 min walk
  • 17 Avenue SW - 24 min walk
  • Calgary Telus Convention Centre - 39 min walk
  • Plaza Theatre - 12 min walk
  • Mewata Armoury - 13 min walk
  • Peace Bridge - 17 min walk
  • Riley Park - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Calgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Calgary University Station - 8 min drive
  • Calgary Heritage Station - 16 min drive
  • Sunnyside Station - 8 min walk
  • 8th Street SW Station - 19 min walk
  • 7th Street SW Station - 23 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Guests driving to property should contact hotel directly for access details using information found in booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

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
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • 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
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1999
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • 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
  • 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).

Hotel Arts Kensington, Calgary’s small print

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


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

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.

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

Optional extras

Self parking costs CAD 20.00 per night with in/out privileges

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

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.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 152 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Good stay
The check in clerk was on the phone and could not show us to our room. We were interrupting a personal conversation. The hotel itself was comfortable, stylish and in a great location. It's too bad the service was not up to par
Francisco, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Small luxury hotel in Calgary
Very comfortable and luxurious hotel that seems to have undergone recent (and very tasteful) renovation. Outstanding Sunday brunch. Underground parking is a little tricky due to low overhead clearance and tight quarters.
Stephen, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful stay!
Wonderful stay at the Hotel Arts Kensington! Top notch service! Safe, secure parking. Room was spacious, clean, and available prior to allotted check in time. Cute, friendly neighborhood. Access to a wonderful gym down the street. Only complaint was that the pillows were too big and bulky to sleep comfortably on and the sheets were staticky. Otherwise, EXCEPTIONAL stay. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Calgary and look forward to staying there again myself!
Karen, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice place to stay while in Calgary
Nice place with all the necessary amenities. Clean and quite. Comfortable bed. Don't be confused with another hotel with name Hotel Arts, which is in down town. This place is right across the river so it is cheaper. But a lot of good restaurants near by.
Yutong, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Free bike rentals
Very nice hotel, in a good location. They have free bIke rentals and a nice bike trail just across the street from the hotel. Check-in is at 3pm but my room was not ready till 4pm. I had to wait in the lobby for 1 hr for my room to be ready.
usBusiness trip

Hotel Arts Kensington, Calgary

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