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“cool decor, warm staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Ambassador Hotel Downtown Kansas City
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   1111 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106   |  
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Ranked #2 of 110 hotels in Kansas City
new york
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“cool decor, warm staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister and I were in town for one night for a concert and to celebrate her birthday. Cool decor (but not self-consciously/pretentiously so), totally reasonable rate. The staff sent up a birthday brownie for my sister and then two mini bottles of prosecco for a post-show (and post-bar-hours) celebratory toast. No complaints at all!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful hotel in a great location. The staff was very friendly. The rooms were large and comfortable, with great decor. Our room was next to the street, so it got loud around 5 a.m. Next time I will request a room farther back. $18 parking seems a little high.

Room Tip: Traffic noise towards the front of the hotel. Request a room towards the back.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to stay downtown KC when meeting with friends, going to an event at Sprint Arena or to simply relax inside the place. The bar is a great place to meet with other guests enjoying a similar lifestyle as we do. Breakfast at the restaurant was perfect - but too much food if that is anything to criticize.

Room Tip: We had a corner room with lot's of space.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Like walking into the Gatsby era. Eclectic, gorgeous, & immaculate. I am OCD on cleanliness, this was pristine. Highly recommend for all, less children. In the power and light district so walking to anything is done. Everything at your service. Restaurant was superb.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location of this hotel is excellent. We went to a concert at Sprint Center and the hotel is a short 2 blocks away. It is also close to restaurants in the area. The room and the service were excellent.

Room Tip: We had a loft on the 6th floor. Very spacious and comfortable.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I cannot remember the last time I had such a good dining experience at a restaurant. Let alone a hotel restaurant. They make many of their ingredients in house, like the chocolate on their chocolate covered strawberries and some of the cheeses on their cheese and fruit platter and mac and cheese side dish. Also, their breakfast is phenomenal. I really cannot say enough about the head chef. The servers Anthony, in the day and Brittany, during the evening are two servers I will never forget. Very bright and wonderful people. The rooms are perfect, clean and up-to-date. The staff from the maid to the manager all provided the best customer service. I really could not complement them enough during my stay. They helped me make a four night stay for a conference into a wonderful birthday weekend for my girlfriend. These guys care about the small details.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael H, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Downtown Kansas City, responded to this review, 5 days ago
It is such a pleasure for us to hear about your visit, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant and I will be sure to share your comments with our Chef, Anthony and Brittany. We are thrilled that your girlfriend had a happy birthday weekend and I hope you will stay with us again very soon. Thank you!
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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice hotel! Within walking distance to the Sprint Center. Very clean & beautiful hotel. Front desk staff very helpful. We purchased a package called "bed & breakfast" which includes $25 for breakfast but the prices are very high & they add 20% gratuity so fat chance of getting breakfast for the $25.00. During checkout I found out about the 20% gratuity after I also added a tip to my excess that I had to pay over the $25.00. Total breakfast for 2 = $48.00! Woah! Because of how close the hotel is to the sprint center we would be likely to stay there again, just no more package "deals"
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Michael H, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Downtown Kansas City, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Thank you for giving us your feedback about your experience. I am so happy that you plan to return the next time you visit downtown. As you mentioned we have a great location for guests that are visiting the Sprint Center, we look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Additional Information about Ambassador Hotel Downtown Kansas City

Address: 1111 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106
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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 110 hotels in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Hotel Downtown Kansas City 4*
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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