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“A Hilton Boutique Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Hilton President Kansas City
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1329 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64105   |  
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“A Hilton Boutique Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

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.

Room Tip: If you are staying at the Hotel during when a concert is being held at the Power and Light District...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
Thanks for the kind words, we are always pleased when a guest points out the boutique qualities of the hotel. The restoration of the hotel was done to reflect the intimate boutique feeling. Great tip about the location of the room too.
Thanks again and we look forward to your return visit!
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

What a great find! This Hilton property is a restored classic hotel that originally opened in the 1920s. The lobby is amazing and there are classic touches throughout the property. The front desk staff and valet/bell staff were friendly and helpful.

My room was spacious and impeccably clean with modern amenities. The hotel lounge is very reasonably priced and was hopping the couple of times I stopped in. The location is another great plus for this property. You can easily walk to all entertainment locations (Power & Light District, Sprint Center, etc.) as well as the Convention Center. There is self and valet parking for between $15-20 a night.

If you need to stay downtown, this is the spot.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
Thanks for the kind words about our hotel. The Hilton President is indeed the only hotel located in the Power and Light Entertainment District. We certainly are pleased you found the location to your liking. The goal during the re-model of the hotel was to give you the opportunity to step back in time and experience the era of grand hotels. It seems like you picked up on this!
Thanks again for the kind review and we look forward to your return visit to Kansas City!
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Milledgeville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Hilton President Hotel in Kansas City for a weekend. Everything about the stay from the location, to the friendliness of the staff, to the price was excellent! The Hotel is located 3 blocks from the Sprint Center, and the Power and Light (entertainment) district fills those 3 blocks. Needless to say, there is nearly an unlimited number of things to do in this area in the form of clubs, restaurants, bars, and everything that the Sprint Center attracts. Just 3 blocks the other way is Bartle Hall, a huge conference center that hosts a multitude of exhibitions, shows, and conferences.

The rooms were beautifully appointed, seemed sound proof, and offered a great view of Kansas City. The staff was always friendly and available, but not overbearing. Since the hotel is a completely restored and updated version of the 1926 original, it takes on more of a boutique hotel quality. The lobby can bring back images of what KC must have been like in the roaring 20's! And at a weekend rate of $104/night, this hotel is a definite "must stop" if you're in Kansas City for either business or entertainment.

Room Tip: Rooms with a South view look toward the new performing arts center.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I came to Kansas City on business and from The minute I walked in I was treated like family. The front desk staff was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. The rooms are spacious, clean and very eloquently decorated. If I ever come back to KC I would not hesitate to stay at this historical boutique gem again.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 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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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, January 29, 2012
Wow...we are very flattered by your awesome review. We strive for everyone to have a "perfect" stay, and it looks like we accomplished this with your visit. And equally important we are thrilled about your comment to stay with us if and when you return to Kansas City, no higher compliment for our staff of hospitality professionals.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

We stayed at the Hilton President Hotel while we were in Kansas City for a concert at the Sprint Center. The hotel was very close to the Power and Light district. Finding the parking lot for us was a bit of an issue, but that’s because of friends checked in for us. Once we found the parking lot there was a little miscommunication with the garage guard that was trying to double charge us to park. Since there was an event at the sprint center that evening they were limiting each room to one vehicle. We had four vehicles between all of the couples attending the concert so our friends paid the event parking fee at the front desk when they checked in for the extra two cars. The garage guard was not pleased even though we had tags from the front desk and tried to make us pay again. After arguing with him for five minutes and everyone out of our cars he finally let us through. Although before we arrived he sent one of our friends to park on the street and didn’t give him the option to event park, but offered it to his wife a minute after her husband had left with the car. Regardless of the parking situation the hotel was great! The bathroom was huge and the beds were very comfortable. They have great down comforters and pillows on their beds. The Sprint Center is about two blocks from the hotel making it easy to get to. We had a few drinks and dinner at Power and Light before heading to the concert and returned to power and light once it was over. I wasn’t feel well that evening so I headed back to the hotel by myself and felt completely safe in the neighborhood. I would definitely stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Thanks for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your visit to our hotel. I am pleased you found just about everything to your liking. My apologies for the parking communicaiton issues!
As you pointed out the location is just perfect for a Sprint Center event, we are indeed the only hotel in the new Power and Light Entertainment District.
Great comments, thanks again!
Philip
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Check-in was a breeze. Room was spacious even with a pillar in the middle. Great view of downtown. Walking distance to Convention Center, restaurants, bars and AMC theater.

When we opened the fold out sofabed, there were no linens. I called and someone arrived within minutes, made the bed with expertise and was gone.

The vending machine would not take my dollars, so I had to go down to the shop in the lobby.

One night there was a loud party till midnight. I called at least four times to let them know this was going on and they comped that night.

Room Tip: We had corner suite 1110. If you forget to draw the shades, the sun will wake you at about 7 AM.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, January 17, 2012
Thanks for your feedback, sounds like we threw a few curveballs at you. Sorry. I am pleased to see that we handled the issues to your satisfaction. Interesting note about the pillar in the room, such a historic building and those are some of the little nuances you might encounter.
Great tip about the sunlight too, i had not heard that before. Looking forward to your return to Kansas City!
Philip
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Perfect location for convention visits - 1 block walk, and close to a lot of bars and restaurants Beautiful old building and recently renovated. Feels small. Polite and friendly staff. Great find.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, January 16, 2012
Mark,
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with the Tripadvisor community. I am very pleased you found the hotel just right for you visit. The location is excellent, but without the great service you pointed out, the location would be nothing.
Thanks again!
Philip
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Address: 1329 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64105
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Kansas City
#7 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#11 Business Hotel in Kansas City
#13 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton President Kansas City 4*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AAA Four Diamond award winning hotel, and the only hotel in the new Power and Light entertainment district. The hotel was originally opened in 1927, closed for many years. Re-opened in 2005 after a 45 million dollar renovation. This stunning hotel is truly one of Kansas City's grand hotels. ... more   less 
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