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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to take my wife out to the Plaza for her birthday and reserved a room at the Raphael. We have stayed there a few times before and always had a good experience. Not this time however. Some of the rooms can be a bit smaller and the bathrooms as well, but we had a bigger room this time.... More

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

Dear Recent Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us. Thanks to guests like yourself, we have the opportunity to give attention to situations that may require improvement, as well as to share all input with all of our associates. In addition, we truly appreciate your follow up call. I promise... More

Rockford, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly and the location is excellent for spending time on the Plaza. The double queen suite we stayed in was of nice size with a small seating area, great for the family as it also had a pull out couch. We very much enjoyed our 5 star breakfast at the Chaz both mornings. We would return... More

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

Dear Raleigh198, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay at the Raphael Hotel. We truly appreciate having the opportunity to host you. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, More

eureka springs
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is obviously well run ! From arrival with a well groomed entrance and neatly uniformed doorman we were whisked into the hotel and greeted by a very friendly clerk up to a bog room that was super well appointed with amenities that far surpassed our expectation. We walked across the bridge into the country club plaza for dinner... More

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

Dear 1905 Manager Guests, Thank you for efforts to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us a the Raphael Hotel. We truly appreciate your kind words, and promise to share them with all of our associates. Please plan on returning again soon! Best Regards, More

Oxnard, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Harrisonville planning a quick getaway for out first year anniversary. Sheraton let us down with a terrible presidential suite, but Raphael made that experience history. Room was fantastic and absolutely clean. Everything worked except for T.V but it didn't really matter. Service was great. I reeeeaally recommend :)

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

Dear Melisa, Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for selecting the Raphael to host your special day. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us. Let's make this an annual event... Best Regards, More

Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I much prefer sleek, modern hotels for business trips but nevertheless, i thought the Raphael was an excellent stay. Walking distance to country club plaza, decent sized rooms, comfortable bed and fairly quiet. Kansas City as a whole is an old city - the intercontinental was located across the street and that place looked very dated from the outside. At... More

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

Dear BigLeagueC, We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us, even if we do provide alittle different style than you are used to. Thank you for your kind comments. We hope we will have another opportunity to host you again in the future. Best Regards, More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed here on a business trip but wanted something a little bit special as well for husband and wife..... man it was awesome, from the minute we hit the front driveway, hands on to assist, friendly team on the desk, and when we got to our room wow!!!!!!!! awesome coffee machine, amenities, the spa bath was out of this... More

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

Dear Amy S, Thank you for being our guest, and sharing your thoughts. We are so pleased to have had the opportunity to hosting you at the Raphael and Chaz. Your comments will be shared with all of our associates. Please make plans to come back and see us again! Best Regards, More

minneapolis
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Amazing room, exceptional staff . Drinks at the fire such a highlight because of Josh! He was such a wealth of knowledge not only of the history of the hotel, but of the wine offerings, What an asset to this hotel! This man deserves a raise!

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Lindsborg, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you are looking for a hotel with excellence, look no further. For banquets, Chad and Tyler are the best. Luggage, it doesn't get any better with Rick. Comfort, historical, and great water pressure for a relaxing shower with nice robes. Room service is top notch with great choices for food. The hot chocolate in the evening was the perfect... More

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

Dear Airbeanie, What a very complimentary review, thank you so much! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts. It is always so helpful to share this type of review with all of our associates, it does make a difference. Please plan on returning and seeing us again soon. Best... More

Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is a beautiful historic hotel. We stayed in a Suite which had 2 Queen beds and a pull out sleeper sofa. We were impressed with how large the room was and the bathroom was also large and beautiful! All the bedding and furniture looks very updated and well taken care of. The curtains are on an electronic system so... More

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

Dear Luvtrips1, Thank you so much for your very generous review of your stay with us at Christmas! We truly appreciate your comments and thoughts. Please don't wait until next Christmas to come back and see us again. Best Regards, More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Have stayed here numerous times over the past 30 years. It is an older hotel but well taken care of. Most rooms are not large but are clean and comfortable. Staff is young but capable. Very little noise. The best part of staying here is the location, just a block (or so ) from Country Club Plaza.

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

Dear John, Thanks so much for your very kind review regarding your recent stay with us at the Raphael Hotel. We will look forward to your return. Best Regards, More

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Also Known As:
The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection Hotel
The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection Hotel Kansas City
Raphael Hotel Kansas City
Raphael Kansas City
Address: 325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112
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Location: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Business Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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