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“Pleasant but noisy weekend” 3 of 5 stars
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The Elms Hotel and Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   401 Regent St., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024   |  
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40 hotel reviews
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“Pleasant but noisy weekend”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I have stayed at The Elms about six times over the past 15 yrs but this was my first since the 'major renovations' were done 2011-2012. This particular stay was for pleasure with me/my fiancé /my son/ his wife on overnight Saturday stay. I could not tell a difference except the room decor appeared to be updated. Rooms are very small. A bartender told us much of the remodel was for plumbing etc. there were 2 weddings occurring which made for a VERY noisy stay (we experienced the same thing last time since thus is very much a wedding destination). The Lobby was crowded and noisy throughout the stay - the noise in the hallways from guests kept my son/his wife awake til 2am. The ghost tour we requested was poor (janitor Greg was tour guide) and not nearly as good (thorough, engaging etc) as the one I had previously. Service was really good but experience was less than it could have been. Slightly disappointed over prior stays.

Aside from the Elms, ate at The Wabash for - as always - simply fabulous BBQ in a casual historic setting - wine tasted at Willows Mercantile and had dinner theater at Paradise Playhouse nearby.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sugar Creek, Missouri, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Very 'European', centrally-located, excellent staff and facilities! Visitors are always treated as 'special-guests'. Lots of history, many 'special-events', great place to 'get-away' and relax, get married, have functions and conferences, or just 'hide-out'.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hesston, Kansas, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

You will not regret taking the extra time to go past Kansas City to stay at this somewhat hidden gem! The staff was super friendly, the room was excellent, and the dinner was amazing!! Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer. It would be perfect for a weekend getaway, wedding reception, dinner party, and much more!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blue Springs, Missouri, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We had a wonderful time here...want to go back in the summer to enjoy their pool and grounds! The food was fabulous including the Sunday brunch. the staff went out of their to meet our needs. I would like to go back again. I would also recommend the Elms for any business meetings.




  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We absolutely LOVE The Elms Hotel and Spa!!! The accommodations are perfect and the staff are all Wonderful and so nice.
If I could rate it 10 stars I would -- we have stayed there 2 times and both times were spectacular.
Have already scheduled another stay in the near future - sans kids :)

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milford, Kansas, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I went to The Elms because of a Groupon and was pleasently surprised. The hotel was newly renovated and was relaxing. Everyone was overly helpful and the town was interesting. We felt that the time we spent was just enough time. I have already recommended The Elms to other friends.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We have been to the Elms several times but this was the first since the multi-million dollar renovation. Bari Allen at the front dest was/is awesome and knew what I had requested when we checked in. The ease of parking and check-in was great and the walking trail was wonderful.
We didn't experience any of the amenities this time but think the lap pool and outdoor hottub are wonderful.
In the room, the Aveda produces were a treat, as well as the king bed.
The Elma is a great place to go if you want to stay close to KC for a quick get away!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Elms Hotel and Spa

Address: 401 Regent St., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
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Location: United States > Missouri > Excelsior Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Excelsior Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Elms Hotel and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is more than just an escape from the everyday.It’s an ageless journey to a place where life moves alittle slower. And now, our renovated hotel and spabring The Elms into an entirely new age. It’s thesame old charm, newly appointed. So be our guest.Experience this iconic hotel anew, rejuvenate at thespa and explore charming Excelsior Springs. Wethink you’ll find it to your liking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Elms Hotel Excelsior Springs
Elms Hotel Excelsior Springs
Elm Resort

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