When I travel to Kansas City, my hotel of choice is the Hilton President. This renovated Historic Hotel is a short (< 4 minutes) from most of the downtown KC attractions to include the Performing Arts, Sprint Center, Power and Light District and numerous restaurants. The Hotel staff is friendly and helpful and the rooms are very comfortable.
If you choose to stay at the President, take time to stop by Cosentinos Market ( a short 3 minute walk). This is an urban market that has wonderful selections of on the premise prepared foods, a wonderful in house deli, deserts and the best salad bar I have ever seen. Many times after a long day of meetings, I have stopped by Cosentinos to pick up something and take to my room.
The Hilton President is a beautifully restored Hotel, moderately priced, centrally located with a friendly and helpful staff and for these reasons, is my Kansas City destination of choice.