The Riverside Hotel - Your Gateway to the Lakes
The Riverside Hotel is a historic family-owned dog-friendly hotel nestled on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal.
So whether it’s exploring the Lake District, relaxing in our onsite pool and spa, enjoying a riverside drink in the Tannery Bar, or a meal in the Riverview Restaurant, we invite you to make yourself at home.
Explore the Beautiful Lake District
Lake Windermere is just a 20-minute drive from the Riverside Hotel - giving you the perfect base to explore the spectacular Lake District.
From the hotel, it’s a short stroll into the centre of Kendal, a historic market town with vibrant cafes, shops, museums, and galleries, and local transport connections.
Cosy Rooms with Riverside Views
The Riverside Hotel offers a selection of 58 beautiful ensuite rooms, including 2 suites. Our rooms are family-friendly, comfortable and spacious, and most enjoy lovely river views.
The Riverside is a pet-friendly hotel that also offers several strictly fur-free rooms for guests staying without a four-legged friend. Family groups can enjoy the flexibility of adjoining rooms (on request). Parking is available and is free to guests.
Dine with a View
Whether you're indulging in fresh locally sourced ingredients in the stunning Riverview Restaurant, or enjoying laid-back dog-friendly dining and drinks in the Tannery Bar and terrace, we look forward to welcoming you for an exceptional dining experience at the Riverside Hotel.
Business Meetings & Conferences
Modern facilities, a lovely setting, and great hospitality. The Riverside Hotel in Kendal is the perfect venue for your next meeting, corporate retreat, or conference.
Refresh & Relax in our Gym & Spa
Guests of the Riverside Hotel are welcome to enjoy our first-class gym and spa facilities during their stay, including:
- Heated 10 Metre Swimming Pool
- Hot Tub
- Steam Room
- Fully Equipped Gym
- Exercise Studio
Book Direct with Us for the Best Deals!
Booking directly with us through our website or by phone will always guarantee you the best service and the best deals, so don’t delay, contact us today!
Surpassed all my expectations
Having recently stayed for five nights at the Riverside Hotel Kendal, I can confidently say it was an experience that surpassed all my expectations...
If you're considering a stay in Kendal, I wholeheartedly recommend the Riverside Hotel. It's not just a hotel, it's a complete experience - great food, superb rooms, a fabulous spa, and the most welcoming staff. Don't miss out on the opportunity to create your own memories here!
Jordan, Hotel Guest
The most amazing calming views
Excellent atmosphere, and a beautiful breakfast restaurant with the most amazing calming views. Close proximity to all hiking paths and additional welcoming touches in the rooms which have made all the difference after being caught out in a torrential rain.
Margotkan, Hotel Guest
The staff are amazing
We stayed here for 5 days after Storm forced us to leave our home.
The staff are amazing and we didn’t want to leave.
Great swimming pool, Dog friendly & Fab Staff!
DG, Hotel Guest
Our weekend stay here was everything we wanted
The location is excellent. All the staff we came across were very helpful and polite rooms were very nice and a good breakfast overall our weekend stay here was everything we wanted thanks to all at the riverside hotel.
Walter, Hotel Guest
We have enjoyed the weekend here.
Good location and nice view to the river. Free gym and swimming pool are a bonus. Standard English breakfast but we couldn't complain about anything.
I would recommend this hotel to everyone.
Tom, Hotel Guest