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“Fraud at a Flophouse” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Savoy Bed and Breakfast
219 W. Ninth Street, Kansas City, MO 64105   |  
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Ranked #56 of 110 hotels in Kansas City
dana point, CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fraud at a Flophouse”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

Having seen the website at www.savoyhotel.net , I thought this might be a charming inn. What a disgraceful flophouse. We should have known entering the elevator with a ceiling panel missing and the safety certificate holder empty, but that was just the start. The hall on the sixth floor is nothing short of a flophouse. Entering room 601 with the chipped door with numerous gouged areas of former locks we were appalled . A 17" antique table model t.v. sitting on a Salavation Army table, with the only closet, a 2' wide mirrored chest with about 6 bent wire coat hangers. The bathroom with linoleum floors had chipped fixtures that had to been 70 years old.
We were just tired to walk out, but we did in the morning. Tenement, flophouse!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Omaha, NE
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2010

We stayed 2 nites in one of the renovated Victorian rooms.
The room was nicely done although a bit quirky. It had 3 large windows which looked out onto the street which at night let alot of light into the room despite the blinds.
We were fortunate and did not have a radiator in the room. The bed was comfy and we slept well. We chose The Savoy because we love old buildings, antiques...etc. and because it had the lowest price in downtown K.C. We had read the reviews prior to booking so we knew what to expect. The lobby and Savoy Grill were lovely, and we hope that the Savoy Grill is able to continue it's successful billing as the oldest restaurant in K.C. The breakfast was good and the server was nice. However, most of the area's that you pass through on the way to the "renovated" rooms were dirty and decaying. It was also a bit spooky seeing some of the renting tenants wandering through the building. Obviously, the remodel effort stopped years ago and it looks as if a minimum amount of effort and money has been put forth lately.


To sum it up, we were glad to have experienced the Savoy but will choose another Bed and Breakfast when we visit again.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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washington DC
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

Visit started oddly in the lobby, which recalls grander times but is now dingy, poorly lighted, and generally dirty. Beautiful skylight overhead and streaked with many layers of grime. Clean it up, damnit! Check-in not a problem, but desk staff appeared unknowledgeable about the area around the hotel - they had no ideas/recommendations about restaturants, bars, or clubs in the area. Not a good first impression. Stayed in one of the renovated Victorian rooms, but it looks like a low-end renovation. Cheap furniture, saggy chairs, strange canopy bed but without the canopy - more like the framing of a tool shed. The TV was a flat computer screen which is ok if you are right in front of it, but is quite tiny when you are laying in the bed 12 feet away. Smaller details either overlooked or ignored - no paper or pen in the room, no phone book, four mismatched dry cleaner hangers in the closet. Not even the cheesy "things to do in Kansas City" binder that you find everywhere. Bathroom was nice enough but poorly lit. It also appears as though the hotel has full time tenants, who added to the spooky nature of the place. Breakfast was okay but nothing incredible. Wait staff tried their best and were very pleasant, but setting was as dingy and badly lit as the rest of the place. Overall impression of the hotel is sloppy and out of date. We picked this place because of the breakfast menu - a poor decision.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

This place gives you a feel for what travel in the "golden age" was like - spacious rooms, incredible claw-footed cast iron baths, marble and gleaming brass.

But the most memorable part of my stay at the Savoy was the breakfasts included with the room - your choice of classic dishes that one just never sees, even on high-end modern dinner menus. The scallops and lamb chops and lobster bisque were particularly noteworthy.

Quite simply, this was the most luxurious-feeling place I've ever stayed, and I've had the opportunity to stay in some pretty amazing places over the years.

Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
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Omaha
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2010

This place is pretty much a rundown dump. We paid for our rooms through a service, so we were locked in for a 3 night stay. However, we left after the first night and ate the loss. Had it not been for the absolutely phenomenal breakfast and outstanding wait staff, our stay would have been a total loss. We reserved a King room in the 'new' section of the hotel, but they 'upgraded' us to a Queen suite in the 'old' (i.e., unrenovated) part of the hotel without consulting us. When we complained, we were simply told there was nothing they could do. I've slept in nicer Army tents than this hotel....

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2009

I think we paid under a $100 to stay here, which included a strangely huge breakfast which took place in a spooky, dimly lit dining hall. The hotel appeared to be half renovated - you could literally see where they stopped renovating as you came out of the questionable elevator, half the floor was completely rundown and unlit. The lobby smelled weird and seemed like something in a movie set about a deserted hotel after a disaster hits. It was really strange and creepy. That being said, the room was fine. It even had a canopy bed, which was also weird. Parking lot seemed a littlle iffy but was fine. I thought it very strange that the room did not have a pen, pad of paper, phone book, or any normal amenity.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus KS
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2009

My husband and I decided to stay at the Savoy for our 5th wedding anniversary despite the reviews. We were a bit disappointed in the interior of the hotel and the elevators and hallways. They really smelled bad. Dirty and gross in the hallways. Our room however was superb!! The room was like a diamond in a pile of coal!! Big glorious comfortable bed, old claw foot tub and granite all around. We didnt want to leave. The breakfast they offer with the room is not too good, everything covered with sauces. Yuck! If they could just put the room somewhere else it would be a place we would stay at again.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 219 W. Ninth Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Location: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Kansas City
#35 Business Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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