The Ambassador Hotel in Downtown Kansas City is beautiful! It is in an old bank building that stood empty for years and was scheduled to be torn down. I love to see these old downtown buildings saved from the wrecking ball. The building has been restored and remodeled, with a beautiful lobby, dining area and bar.The rooms are fabulous - roomy and wonderfully decorated.
The staff was friendly and helpful. We ate breakfast both morning at the Reserve in the hotel. The food was excellent. There is off street parking for $15.00 per day which is normal for that part of the city. The price of the hotel is a bit high, but for the location it really wasn't bad.
The location was what it was all about for us and was excellent for our needs. We were there to attend a Bon Jovi concert at the Sprint Center - a block and half away. It was great to be able to walk there and not have to worry about concert traffic.
There are plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance.
My only complaint would be that there is no vending on the premises. The rooms have refrigerators, so if you want sodas or snacks, be sure to buy them on the way there.
While you are there, be sure to go into the business center. They have a picture album in there with before and after pictures of the building as it went under renovations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The former Gate City National Bank building has been transformed into a chic, independent boutique hotel. Built in 1920, the seven-story structure exhibits the neoclassical style favored at the time. The building retains the striking architecture that put it on the National Register of Historic Places. Lobby walls and curved staircase to the lower level are sheathed in marble and Reserve Restaurant provides innovative cuisine. ... more less
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