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Hotel Arts Kensington

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Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk
Breakfast, dinner and brunch served, regional cuisine, alfresco dining
Combined shower/tub, deep soaking tub, rainfall showerhead
Bar (on property)

Overview of Hotel Arts Kensington

Hotel Arts Kensington

4.0 star property

9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Parking available
1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 3E3

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSouthern Alberta Institute of Technology12 min walk
  • Popular LocationPrince's Island Park19 min walk
  • Popular LocationCORE Shopping Centre19 min walk
  • AirportCalgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.)23 min drive

Room options

About this area


Hotel Arts Kensington is located in Northwest Calgary, a neighborhood in Calgary, and is in the entertainment district and on the riverwalk. Stephen Avenue and Eau Claire Smokestack are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Calgary Zoo and TELUS Spark. Studio Bell and Olympic Oval are also worth visiting. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area.

What's nearby

  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology - 12 min walk
  • Sitting Eagle Statue - 15 min walk
  • Eau Claire Market Mall - 17 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) - 23 min drive


  • Namsun Korean Cuisine - 8 min walk
  • Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey - 2 min walk
  • Side Street Pub & Grill - 3 min walk
  • Free House - 2 min walk
  • PB and J YYC - 1 min walk

About this property

Hotel Arts Kensington

4-star boutique hotel located in Northwest Calgary
Take advantage of free continental breakfast, a terrace, and dry cleaning/laundry services at Hotel Arts Kensington. The onsite regional cuisine restaurant, Oxbow, features brunch and al fresco dining. Stay connected with in-room WiFi, with speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices), and guests can find other amenities such as a fireplace in the lobby and a bar.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Self parking (surcharge), multilingual staff, and an elevator
  • Smoke-free premises, free newspapers, and a front-desk safe
  • Luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 19 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning and bathrobes, as well as thoughtful touches like free Internet and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and deep soaking tubs
  • 42-inch plasma TVs with cable channels
  • Daily housekeeping, desks, and phones


Dutch, English, French, Spanish

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-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
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


  • Available in all rooms: Free wired internet
  • In-room WiFi speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)
  • Available in some public areas: Free wired internet

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Restaurants on site

  • Oxbow

Family friendly

  • Free crib
  • Laundry facilities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Meeting room


  • On the riverwalk
  • Terrace


  • In-room massages


  • 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)
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Free crib
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Slippers


  • 42-inch plasma TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Limited room service


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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


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 not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
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

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Arts Kensington pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Arts Kensington?

As of Mar 20, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Arts Kensington on Mar 25, 2023 start from $163.86, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Hotel Arts Kensington?

Self parking is available for CAD 20 per night.

What time is check-in at Hotel Arts Kensington?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Hotel Arts Kensington?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Hotel Arts Kensington located?

Located in Northwest Calgary, this boutique hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Bow River and within 3 mi (5 km) of Scotiabank Saddledome and Stampede Park. Calgary Zoo is 2.5 mi (4 km) away. Sunnyside Station is 8 minutes by foot and 8th Street SW Station is 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Arts Kensington and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hotel Arts Kensington offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Arts Kensington cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice boutique hotel in an excellent location.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

4/10 Poor

François, Beloeil

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Breakfast was very disappointing. It used to be a multiple hi-quality à la carte menu that inspiring. Now the buffet is mediocre at best. Entry level hotel chain style. Dry bread, kraft jelly and peanut butter in individual cup. no yogurt, almost no fruit, diluted coffee
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Just loved my stay there.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

Lyla, Edmonton

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice property and a very nice room. Great area as well.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We really enjoyed our stay. The location was so convenient for shopping and eating out. Our only complaint was the lighting in the room was limited. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

Jesse, Edmonton

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very quiet despite being in a desirable area with lots of bars/restaurants huge rooms and incredibly friendly staff
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I'm often in Calgary for work and typically stay at different properties during my visits. However, Hotel Arts may have just tipped the scale in their favor to have a return visitor. The staff was very accommodating and made sure my stay was comfortable! The bed was very comfortable, the room was clean and spacious and the location of the property might be the best in Calgary!

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful spacious room with high ceilings, fireplace, lovely bathroom, safe, windows that open and a very comfortable bad.