Great place to take your significant other for a special occasion. Staff is wonderful, personal wake up calls, Chaz restaurant is very good for a hotel. I chose this location because my wife was staying for the first week; she loved it. Concierge level gets lobster or filet included for breakfast along with many other choices. Valet parking is included and the location is perfect for the wife shopping at the plaza, directly across the street.
So far, it's great, however I'm a business traveler and like the amenities of a large chain hotel. No pool, jacuzzi, buffet and the worst, maid hand washes the glasses in the room. Who does that anymore? Also since the hotel was built many years ago, the outer walls are not insulate to current standards. A cool current of air was omnipresent. Internet was slow and cable always had a few station with no signal.
Staff always would come and fix it, but what a pain!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection Hotel Kansas City
- Raphael Hotel Kansas City
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