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Hotel Arts Kensington eeee - (855) 279-0668
Hotel Arts Kensington, 1126 Memorial Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB -(855) 279-0668
Area: Downtown Calgary
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4.5
HOTEL RATING: 
WONDERFUL
4.5 out of 5 (79 Ratings)
2.5 miles from Calgary centre
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Hotel Description
This contemporary hotel is located steps from the Bow River and is less than 2 minutes walk from Calgary city centre. It features an award-winning restaurant on site. Each guest room boasts a 42-inch flat-screen TV. The elegant rooms at Hotel Arts Kensington are tastefully decorated with high ceilings French doors and modern furnishings. Each has large bathrooms. Guests of Hotel Arts Kensington can enjoy Oxbow restaurant which offers re-interpreted comfort food in a comfortable and relaxed setting. This luxury hotel boasts a modern lobby with contemporary artwork Italian leather chairs and a large fireplace. Hotel Arts Kensington offers a concierge desk and business services. Free WiFi is provided. Prince's Island is a 20 minutes' walk from this boutique inn. The University of Calgary Foothills Athletic Park is a 5 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Check-in time: 15:00   Check-out time: 11:00
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Free Internet
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Free Parking
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Free Breakfast
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Swimming Pool
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Fitness Center
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Business Center
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Airport Shuttle
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Non Smoking
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Pets Allowed
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Accessible
Other Amenities
` Free Parking
` Restaurant
` Golf Course
` Meeting/Banquet Facilities
` Newspapers
` Room Service
` Safety Deposit Box
` Air Conditioning
` Bar
` 24-Hour Front Desk
` Elevator
` Trouser press
` Heating
` Fax/photocopying
` On-site parking
` Balcony/Terrace
` Concierge services
` Free Wi-Fi
` Daily Housekeeping
` Non-Smoking Rooms Available
` Guests can opt-out of daily cleaning service
` Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
` Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
` Process in place to check health of guests
` First aid kit available
` Cashless payment available
` Mobile app for room service
` Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
` All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
` Contactless check-in/out

Hotel Arts Kensington Guest Reviews

Overall Average Score: 
Wonderful (4.5 out of 5)

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4.5

Wonderful - 4.5 out of 5

Richard Fri, 8 January 2021

Superb

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

Jessica Fri, 8 January 2021

Luxurious

Liked: Beautiful room, accommodating and friendly staff.
Disliked: No fridge or microwave in the room. Parkade too low for truck.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Tony Fri, 18 December 2020

Great Little Hotel.

Liked: The staff at the hotel are excellent. The location is excellent, walking distance to good Dining Out and pubs.
Disliked: Nothing.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Anonymous Thu, 17 December 2020

Exceptional

4.8

Exceptional - 4.8 out of 5

Camille Sun, 15 November 2020

Exceptional

Liked: Nice, comfortable rooms. Appreciated the bottled water. Great location. Loved being able to text the front desk with any questions about the area.
Disliked: Rooms were a bit dark

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

John Sat, 14 November 2020

There's potential here but there...

Liked: First and foremost, the bed is superb and I slept very well. First impression is of a European pension, with only 19 rooms, high ceilings, operable windows with a Juliet balcony, an in-room fireplace, and just somewhat tattered luxury. Breakfast is delivered to the room and was scrumptious, just delicious. The Kensington neighbourhood is fun and diverting with lots of dining options even in these Covid-impacted times. Staff are unerringly cool and pleasant.
Disliked: I like a cool room but nothing seemed to make the room warm- even setting my in-room thermostat to 23 didn't really help and the fireplace only seemed to warm the area adjacent to it. The bathroom is odd- the handle on the shower tap is loose and it's impossible to know where you are in terms of hot vs cold water, and the light in the bathroom is dim. The heat in the bathroom doesn't seem to do anything either and even though it was wintry but not bitterly cold during my stay, it was always cold in my room. Lack of good coffee is jarring when Calgary is so blessed with quality roasters- no coffee option with the delivered breakfast and then you have cheap Keurig machines with horrible Timothy's coffee pods. Why not proper brewed coffee?? Finally I asked several times for the music in the bar area to be turned down or off- it was intrusive in my room, went on at something like 7:30a, and was a horrible playlist with lots of 80s and 90s schlock (Phil Collins? Really?) that doesn't fit the Hotel Arts brand- it felt like being in a Denny's or something. This is my third staycation since the pandemic began and sadly I won't be staying at Hotel Arts Kensington again.

4.5

Wonderful - 4.5 out of 5

Kerri Sat, 14 November 2020

Enjoyed this hotel very much...

Liked: Cloe was very friendly and professional The common areas and room were very clean. Decor is great Location is fantastic

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

Lise Wed, 7 October 2020

Very good

3.5

Good - 3.5 out of 5

Ivan Tue, 6 October 2020

Nice place to stay but...

Liked: 1. The location is excellent. Lots of restaurants and shops (including a Safeway) within easy walking distance. 2. Memorial Drive walkways are a few meters away so there are lots of places to walk. 3.The room was comfortable, nice bathroom and really appreciated the sparkling water. 4. Underground parking very convenient. 5. Location in city makes it easy to access most areas of the city.
Disliked: 1. I think the price is high for what you get in the room. Knew the price going in so expected more. 2. No fridge. Nice to have one so we could put some fruit/cheese in it for snacking. 3. Bed was too soft. Although some people like a really soft bed, we prefer a much harder one. Woke up in the morning stiff and not well rested. 4. The mint smelling soaps were not pleasant. We prefer unscented. I know people who could not use your soaps dues to chemical sensitivities. You may want to consider scentless soaps/shampoos. 5. Small thing - don't much care for elevators - would have preferred stairs especially when only going one floor - but can understand protocols.

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Very Good - 4 out of 5

Paula Wed, 30 September 2020

It was fantastic. The restaurant...

Liked: Breakfast was great! My husband did lose his hearing aids in the room or hotel.They were in a silver box.
Disliked: We found the mattress to be too soft

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Hotel Arts Kensington 1126 Memorial Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB