Located on Memorial Drive North West, across the street from the Bow River, and about a 20-minute walk to Eau Claire Market, this hotel is in Calgary's Kensington neighbourhood, known for its trendy boutiques and restaurants. The hotel is often used by those celebrating special occasions, or by those looking for smaller-scale accommodations in this trendy part of the city.
All of the 19 rooms at this hotel have free Wi-Fi, a 42-inch plasma TV, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Guests are offered complimentary in-room coffee and tea service each morning. The hotel's rooms and suites come with a queen or king bed. Soaker tubs, fireplaces and balconies are available with some rooms. Pets are not permitted at this hotel.
Guests can dine on site at Chef's Table, a 40-seat gourmet restaurant (serving breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, brunch and dinner on Saturday and brunch only on Sunday). Guests also receive a $20 voucher to be applied towards breakfast. There are a variety of dining options around the hotel, less than a 5-minute walk away. There is limited parking on site for $12/night. There is no gym on site, but guests receive a pass to nearby Kensington Fitness Studio (4-minute walk).
Prince's Island Park is about a 22-minute walk up the Bow River Pathway (a pedestrian/cyclist pathway along the Bow River). The downtown area (where the business district, the Stampede Corral and the Calgary Tower are located) is about a 10- to 15-minute drive away. Air travellers should budget about 23 minutes to drive the 20 km between the hotel and Calgary International Airport (YYC). (All distances and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast (call date September 5, 2012).