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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112
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Ranked #1 of 110 Hotels in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Raphael Hotel over the years. From the smallest room to the suites all are absolutely amazing. Service is impeccable - valet parking personnel to the room service, front desk. Close to shopping and dining and great running trails. I love coming to Kansa City and staying here. I would not stay anywhere else.

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Soccergirl, We are really happy you love coming to KC, and staying with us at the Raphael! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and your thoughts. It is always so helpful to share this valued input with all of our associates. Hope to see you again soon! More

Vancouver Island, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
57 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful historic hotel kept in great condition. Service was impeccable. Arrived to jazz being played on the front lawn. Excellent music in the lounge in the evenings. Great breakfast in "Chaz". Right by the Country Plaza so good walking and shopping. Short cab ride to downtown venues.

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Harry J, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us a the Rapahael. We are so glad you enjoyed the music upon your arrival outside, as well as your breakfast in Chaz. Thank you for your patronage, we will look forward to your return! Best Regards, More

Independence, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently celebrated wedding anniversary there with a long weekend. From entering the front door to checking out could not have asked for more. There is on thing that would cause me to rate the hotel a 9.999, the plastic liner for the ice bucket didn't quite fit. Had dinner for a party of five in Chaz both service and food... More

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear temert, Thank you for choosing the Raphael and Chaz to celebrate your anniversary celebration. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts about your special weekend. Let's make it an annual event, and let us take care of all the details! Thank you for your kind words and your patronage. Best Regards and Congratulations, More

Topeka, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is beautiful. The lobby downstairs is decorated with ornate furniture and is very classy. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. We ordered room service from the restaurant down stairs, it was lovely. We ate in our suite for dinner and breakfast. Both were outstanding!

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Melanie B., Thank you so much for your very kind review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. We will hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, More

Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My second review for this property and again I’m blown away. The hotel has old world charm and is exactly what one would expect from an upscale boutique property. Location is perfect and within walking distance to the shops and restaurants that dot the plaza area. However, it’s the people who take the experience to an entirely different level. Let... More

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Mark N, Thank you for making all the effort to share your thoughts about the Raphael, and especially about Kellie. We promise to make sure she reads your thoughts about all of her efforts. We agree with you, that people make all the difference, and we are fortunate to have associates like Kellie. Thank you for valued input and... More

Cary NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel and excellent service. The bedding was very comfortable and room was quiet. Our room wasn't ready when we checked in so they upgraded us to a suite that was ready. Amazing and very roomy. Ordered room service for breakfast. The Banana Foster French Toast was one of the most divine breakfasts I've eaten.

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear NC Mom21, Thank you for very kind review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us, and your "divine breakfast". Please come back and join us again! Best Regards, More

Dallas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On bucket list tour of MLB ballparks and this was our hotel for the night in Kansas City...wish we could have stayed longer, but had tickets to Cardinal's the next day. This hotel is walking distance to shopping, food and museums. Friendly front desk, clean rooms, a bathtub worthy of a long soak, and helpful staff.

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Balipalm, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us at the Raphael Hotel. We really appreciate your efforts, in order to share with all of our Associates. Please plan on joining us again soon! Best Regards, More

Tulsa, Ok
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was lovely--like a jewel box! Every detail has been designed with care. The service was phenomenal. We'd left our phone charger in the car that had been valet-parked. I called the front desk to ask if by chance they had an iPhone 5 charger. The clerk said she'd check. After a few minutes, she called back to report... More

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Balipalm, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning our Guest Services associates. It is always very helpful to share this kind of valued input with everyone. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We hope we will see you again soon! Best Regards, More

Abilene, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Raphael for 25 years, through many changes from either having air conditioning or heat, but never both, and through many managers. With all the renovations it lost some of the "old" charm but there is no better boutique hotel anywhere. Great location, and the restaurant is one of the secrets of the Plaza. If you... More

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Dan H., Thank you for all you kind praise, and insightful observations over the years. We are very apprecative of all your loyalty over twenty five years, and hope to have you as our guest for another twenty five! We will look forward to your return... Best Regards, More

Midwest US
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel exceeded expectations in every way. Not only is this historic hotel beautifully appointed and maintained, staff members are warm and friendly. We felt instantly comfortable and welcome. Reception staff graciously accommodated early check-in for our suite, complimentary parking was a much appreciated perk, and live outdoor entertainment in the circle drive was a pleasant surprise. Suite decor was... More

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Grace, Thank you for being our Guest, we don't want you to leave either! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your recent stay with us. We appreciate all your kind comments, and hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, More

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Additional Information about The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Address: 325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112
Location: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
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The Raphael Hotel is an elegant, charming boutique accommodation modeled on the finest small European hotels. Readers of Travel+Leisure voted The Raphael Hotel one of the 2014 T+L 500 World's Best Hotels. With a combination of a significant historic landmark, vintage hospitality, and individualized service, this Kansas City luxury hotel delivers a unique destination experience in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri's famed Country Club Plaza.The hotel's signature restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza, is noted for its intimate, romantic atmosphere and its distinct brand of modern, regional American cuisine. Menus offer a concise, yet diverse variety of appetizers, salads, soups, entrees and desserts. Signature items include fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and a hand-cut, wet-aged prime beef Kansas City strip steak that advances Kansas City's beef reputation. ... more   less 
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