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“very nice - but somewhat dated inside” 4 of 5 stars
Review of InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

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InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112   |  
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Ranked #25 of 110 hotels in Kansas City
Olathe, Kansas
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“very nice - but somewhat dated inside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The hotel staff are absolutley first class, the food is nice, and the lobby and bar of high quality. The rooms definitely need an update in the worst way. Location is perfect near the Plaza. Food was good and the service from the staff was good as well

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HostKansasCity, General Manager at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks for your kind comments about the hotel in general and our staff. Your feedback will be shared with the team.

It was disappointing to learn you felt your guestroom was outdated. All guestrooms were renovated in 2009 and all guestroom corridors were completely renovated in 2012.

We hope you visit Kansas City during your next trip to the United States as we would enjoy the opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Don Breckenridge
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Wife and I stayed at the Intercontinental for four nights beginning December 23, 2012. Our visit was to be with our musician daughter over the Christmas holiday. We could not have made a better hotel choice. The rate was very reasonable for a very large room with a beautiful overlook of the Plaza and its Christmas lights. We received the very best service anyone could expect for any hotel. Perhaps because it was Christmas time, parking in the handicapped area, and maybe other areas, was without charge. Perhaps because we are frequent guests at Holiday Inns, we were also granted entry to the executive lounge for continental breakfasts, and were also able to visit there for cocktails one evening.

The hotel building has existed under several hotel names since before Ronald Reagan just missed obtaining the nomination for President at the Republican convention in 1976. But it appears to be in top shape now as an Intercontinental.

We visited the bar only once, to have drinks and bar food. That room is still beautiful with its extensive wood paneling and high ceiling. It reminds me of Cliff House in San Francisco. The dining room has been changed to be a more intimate space since we last stayed at this hotel when it was under a different name and management. We only had salads or appetisers, but the service was friendly and excellent.

Kansas City is one of the most attractive cities in the nation. Will we stay at the Intercontinental again? You bet we will.

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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HostKansasCity, General Manager at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks for posting your 5-star review!

We're very pleased you enjoyed your time here with your daughter and enjoyed all aspects of your stay. Please know we appreciate your comments about the extensive renovation work that has taken place in the last four years.

We're glad to learn you will be back, and we'll look forward to serving you again when that time comes!

Sincerely,

Don Breckenridge
General Manager
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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We came back to the InterContinental after many years and were pleasantly surprised. They did renovate it as I saw on Trip Advisor and our room on the concierge floor was very nice and roomy if you could overlook the tiny bathroom. What we enjoyed the most during our stay was the attitude of EVERY staff member. They were so very gracious and friendly and could not seem to do enough for you.
I know we will again continue to stay there on our trips to Kansas City.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HostKansasCity, General Manager at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the 5-star review!

We are also glad you came back and we look forward to serving you again the next time you are in Kansas City! Please know how much we appreciate your business!

Sincerely,

Don Breckenridge
General Manager
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Am currently in my room right now at the InterContinental trying to get to sleep. Went to bed around 11:30 and am still trying to get to sleep and it is nearly 2AM. The seal on the glass balcony door is AWFUL and there is air blowing through the cracks creating a terrible buzzing noise comparable to that of a giant horsefly right next to your ear. Not to mention there are weird banging noises every once in a while making it impossible to sleep. Other than that, rooms are very nice, but very very small-especially for the price. This is the only time we have decided to switch things up from our usual Plaza hotel--as we thought it would be NICER-- and we will definitely not stay here again. What a disaster. Just NOT worth it.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HostKansasCity, General Manager at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Please accept my apologies for the noise you could here through your balcony door.

If you would, please e-mail me at dbreckenridge@kansascityic.com so we may learn your room number. This will allow us to install new seals on the balcony door.

Thank you,

Don Breckenridge
General Manager
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Riverton, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

It gets a 4 because of the overall experience, great room rate, great location, comfortable bed, staff may need a little more training. Ask for a view room. Not perfectly clean, room was small. Be careful with weekends, this is a wedding hotel!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HostKansasCity, General Manager at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

We're pleased you enjoyed your overall experience and that you will stay here again.

Regarding your comments about staff training, should you care to share any specific feedback with me, please feel comfortable in sending me an e-mail at dbreckenridge@kansascityic.com.

Thanks,

Don Breckenridge
General Manager
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Thornhill, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Stayed here for a weekend for a football game. It is in a great location but the hotel was very disappointing. The rooms are run down and old, not very comfortable.
We atyed on their club level which was supposed to be nicer. The concierge in the club lounge could not think of a restaurant recommendation.
Overall not worth it, there are better places to stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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HostKansasCity, General Manager at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

It was disappointing to learn you did not enjoy our renovated guestrooms. We are very proud of the fact we have received the coveted AAA 4-diamond award for 21 consecutive years, recognition which is heavily based on the quality of our guestrooms.

Please accept my apologies for our Concierge's failure to recommend a restaurant to you. They are all very well versed in this area and have always been very quick to suggest their favorites. We have never seen this type of comment before, and will be sure to share your comments with our Concierge team.

Thanks for sharing your feedback.

Sincerely,

Don Breckenridge
General Manager
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Macon, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Stayed at the Intercontinental in KC near the Plaza. The view of the Christmas lights from the top floor was excellent. Recommend that you request a room facing the plaza, ours did not and this would have been much nicer. The staff was friendly and helpful. Overall the hotel was nice, a bit dated and agree with other reviewers, room size and bathroom size was small and cramped. The bed was very comfortable and the room was cozy and clean. The best part of this hotel was the close proximity to the plaza, can't beat the location. I was not impressed overall, expected much more; however, I had a nice stay and the employees were friendly and helpful. Had a great time just before Christmas.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HostKansasCity, General Manager at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

We're glad you enjoyed the hotel's location, and that you found our staff to be very helpful and friendly!

We're disappointed you felt the restroom was small, but hope it had all the amenities you expected.

We'll look forward to serving you again in the near future.

Happy New Year!

Don Breckenridge
General Manager
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Address: 401 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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#11 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#25 Business Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, where you will find impeccable service and all the luxuries you have come to expect from an InterContinental Hotel. Our luxuriously appointed guest rooms and superb meeting facilities are all just steps away from the Country Club Plaza entertainment district. ... more   less 
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