We stayed at the Savoy for the Junior National Trampoline and Tumbling Competitions, and two other families with athletes also stayed there at our recommendation. We stayed at the Savoy for nine nights!!
We loved staying at the Savoy! It is a wonderful old-fashioned hotel. By this, I mean that by staying in it, you can easily imagine living back in time because of the beautiful stained glass lobby and breakfast rooms, the bedrooms and baths with antique furniture, bathtubs, lights. We also decided to stay at the Savoy because of its reputation for being haunted. While we did not see any ghosts, we had fun telling other team athletes about the "haunted past" that the Hotel Savoy enjoyed!
The breakfasts are THE BEST!! When we arrived at the hotel, one of the other athletes, who had arrived the day before, told us, "They have the best food!" When I asked her what she ate, she said, "The potatoes!!" "Did you have anything else?" I asked and she replied, "No, but these were the BEST!!" And they were! It was as if they had parboiled the potatoes before sauteing them to crisp them up!
You choose among a wide assortment of items from the Savoy Restaurant menu, including soups, chowders, baked scrod, medallions of beef, as well as traditional breakfast foods such as eggs (any style, including Eggs Benedict), cereals, seasonal fruits. And, their Cinnamon Rolls are to die for!! These are baked fresh, from scratch, every morning!
The service is OUTSTANDING!!! While the breakfast staff was exemplary, one of the servers -- John -- went out of his way to make us at home. I am lactose intolerant; John bought soy milk for me on his way into the hotel so I could have it with my coffee and cereal. Even though their Eggs Benedict was fine, my husband asked John if the chef could make this with smoked salmon instead of Canadian bacon. John made it happen! When my son, who is a picky eater, showed particular interest in the strawberries on his fruit plate, John made it a point to give him only strawberries (to my son's delight)! Learning how much my husband enjoyed his cinnamon rolls, John would bag up a couple so he could enjoy them during the Trampoline Competition! John also took us on a tour of the old Savoy Grille (opened in 1903), showed us the wonderful murals painted by Edward Holslag, and let us sit in Booth #4 where President Harry S. Truman and his wife, Bess, used to dine.
John, as well as the wonderful staff at the Front Desk, also gave us ideas about where to have dinner in the area. Downtown Kansas City pretty much shuts down after 5 PM when the office workers go home to the suburbs, so it's hard to find good, inexpensive, family restaurants. But, thanks to the staff at the Savoy, we found them!!
We would love to give the Hotel a rating of 5, but the reason we did not was because of the poor wifi connection and some problems with air conditioning. Our room was on the 4th floor and we had difficulty getting anything but the weakest wifi connection. We also had room air conditioning vents instead of window units. When temperatures after the 4th of July reached the high 90's, the room wouldn't get cooler. We learned that the A/C had broken down. The staff quickly moved us to a suite closer to the stairwell. This had window air conditioners that kept us cool. We also had great wifi reception! So, if you need a stable wifi connection, you should request a room closer to the stairwell. If you stay there in the summer, ask for a room with window A/C units.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and look forward to coming back! It was like home -- except better because of the wonderful people and setting!
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