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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

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325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112
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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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Redmond, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I came to Kansas City this past weekend for a family celebration. Since it was also our anniversary weekend, we booked ourselves at the Raphael Hotel for our own celebration. The location can't be beat, just across the street from the Country Club Plaza. We had a fabulous suite and were greeted with a Happy Anniversary bottle... More 

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

Dear TMCNJC, Happy Anniversary! Thank you for choosing the Raphael Hotel for your family celebration. We truly appreciate the very kind comments in your review as well. We will look forward to your next return. Best regards, More 

Arlington, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat being 1 block off the Plaza, a great place to visit all year long. Some of the rooms are small, but the personality of the Hotel is wonderful, unlike any other in Kansas City. The view of the plaza between Thanksgiving and New Years is beautiful with all of the Christmas Lights and Decorations.

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

Dear Bradley, Thank you for your very kind review of the Raphael Hotel! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Don't forget out outdor Patio season starts on Friday May 1, with our live music performances every Friday and Saturday evening throughout the summer. Come join us! Thanks Again, More 

Topeka, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed many nights in KC. The Raphael is within walking distance of the plaza area. We enjoyed our plaza view and we were pleasantly surprised valet service was free. This was our first visit to the Raphael and I highly recommend it to friends and family. The staff was very friendly, our rooms were clean, and the beds... More 

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

Dear Tricia, Thank you for being our guest, and for taking the time to share all your thoughts about your recent visit. It is aways so helpful to share these with all of our Associates. We hope we will have the opportunity to see you again soon! Best Regards, More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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

We were here for a weekend getaway. We were pleasantly surprised by each aspect of the stay. It was quiet, had a great location and the service was top tier. I had not one complaint here. We were greeted warmly each time we arrived back from a short saunter across the street to numerous restaurants and shopping. It was sublime.

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

Jeramy, Thank you for being our guest at the Raphael Hotel, andd for sharing all your very kind comments. We truly appreciate the opportunity to share them with all of our Associates who make it all happen. We will look forward to your return! More 

Incline Village, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel and wonderful staff. Across the famous Brush Creek from Plaza. Walking distance to shops restaurants and a beautiful part of Kamsas City Missouri. Quiet secure building and the staff is always around to help.

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

Dear Cliff, Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us. We will hope to see you again soon! More 

Estes Park, CO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed here repeatedly and am always amazed at the quality of the staff, the property, the restaurant, the lounge, etc. But this time was over the top. When I advised Kelly at the front desk that I would need to extend my stay by an extra night because of a car problem that had arisen, she not only made... More 

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

Dear ColoTrav.. Estes Park and The Raphael, what a great combo to call home! Thank you for your wonderful review and very kind mention of all of Kelly's efforts! We will make certain she reads your comments. We appreciate all your of your efforts to share your experience, as well as your patronage. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for an overnight stay, honestly the most professional and kind hotel I've ever been too, we stayed in the presidential suite which was incredible. They had a complimentary bottle of wine in the room waiting for us! We plan on coming back and staying again. All the amenities you need they have & the staff was incredible! Thank... More 

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

Dear Emily, What a very kind review, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about recent stay with us. We will look forward to your return! More 

Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Raphael is well located near the Country Club Plaza, an upscale shopping area with stores and several restaurants. Hotel parking is ample and free for guests. Reception was OK and the door staff especially were very welcoming and helpful. Our front ("plaza-facing") room was quiet at night with some traffic noise during the day (in March with cold weather... More 

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

Dear James, Thank for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us. We truly appreciate your effort and time. We have seven different guestroom and suite layouts, hopefully on your next visit we can provide the type that best meets your expectations and needs. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in... More 

mn
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I checked in to the Raphael Hotel, for a quick, weekend away. If one word could sum up our stay, it would be "glorious". From the moment we drove up and met Joe, we knew we picked the right place. Easy parking if you choose to self park, which is free. The location was so convenient to... More 

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

Dear Jodiereed, We think your review was "Spot On", as well. Thank you for your kind thoughts and your mention of Joe. We will make certain he reads your comments as well. We hope to see you again soon. Our Patio and live music every Friday and Saturday evening will soon begin on the first weekend in May. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved staying here. Easy access to the plaza, quick service, in house bar and restaurant, beautiful front desk assistance, and our bed and room was elegant. Give it shot. You won't regret it or the location. Great two night stay.

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

Dear Weaky6, Thank you for your "Simply Elegant" review! We truly appreciate your comments and your patronge... More 

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