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“Location, location, location” 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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Ranked #20 of 111 Hotels in Kansas City
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Pittsburg, California
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

From the minute you walk in the lobby you are made to feel very welcome. The rooms are gorgeous. Everything you need is a short walk from the hotel. The staff is great, the gym is nice and there is always fresh fruit in the lobby to snack on!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 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, February 11, 2013
We quite often hear that one of the best things about our hotel is indeed the "location,location,location" we are the ONLY hotel in the Power and Light Entertainment District. I am so pleased you had a wonderful stay, but more importantly you will return in the future. There is no greater compliment to us.
Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in the future!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Indianola
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Great hotel in great location.The rooms were clean, the beds very comfortable. Definately looking forward to a trip back here.
Walking distance to bars, venues, shops etc.
Hotel staff friendly and the amenities were awesome!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 11, 2013
Thanks for the wonderful review of the historic Hilton President Hotel. We certainly are proud of our hotel, and it makes our day to read these wonderful reviews. Look forward to seeing you again!
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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81 hotel reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Great old hotel in the Power and Light district in downtown Kansas City. They kept the old look and feel outside and into the lobby. The lobby is grand with the original staircases, small elevators and the grand chandeliers. Everything downstairs is looks and feels old, but all very nice. Check in before you go the parking garage, you can't park until you have your room key. The staff was very nice, with easy check-in and a quick trip to my room. The rooms have been completely remodeled, very clean and well appointed. A few old pictures on the wall to share the history of the building and local area. Numerous activities, restaurants and entertainment within a short walk. Great location and hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, February 11, 2013
Thank you for the very kind words about our hotel. The entire team embraces the historic nature of the hotel, yet at the same time provide every modern amenity you would expect. We look forward to seeing you in the future!
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We stayed at the Hilton President because of it's convenient location being within walking distance to Sprint Center for the Kid Rock concert. We have stayed here before and both times were very pleased with the hotel. Rooms are clean and very comfortable. Our view was not the best - we looked out our window to see a wall full of other guest room windows, but that is understandable because of it being a renovated building. No real complaints. Parking is a little confusing if not using valet and have not stayed here before. We saw other guests confused about where to check in and then park. You have to check in first in order to get into the parking garage (crossbar won't raise unless you have room key). Some guests were backing up at the parking garage entrance and having to go back and check in first. This was causing some minor issues. We will stay here again when we are attending a Sprint Center event.

Room Tip: Might ask for room with a good view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you for the kind review of the hotel. The information you provided about the parking is good feedback as it will help us improve the process. Overall very pleased you enjoyed your visit, and we certainly trust you will stay again for a Sprint Center concert or any other travels to Kansas City.
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Sometimes a place feels right..that place is the Hilton President.The lobby is grand and charming at the same time. We stayed during a cheer competition for our daughter. The hotel is walking distance to the Municipal Convention Center and the Power and Lights District which includes a movie theater and restaurants.
Although it was full of rowdy girls, the rooms were very peaceful. The rooms are small but functional. The room decor is modern.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, February 6, 2013
Thanks for the very kind review. The location of the President really is fantastic for any downtown activity. We are so pleased you had a great visit. We look forward to hosting you in the future!
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Telluride, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Liked the Historic Aspect. Room was very comfortable, with tall windows and lovely furnishings. Could have used more towels, but I am sure i could have asked. I would recommend it, and think it was a much better value than others available.

Room Tip: Make sure to ask for a room with a tub. At least one has only a shower. I liked the corner. It wa...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Location and value are two important aspects of anyone who travels. I am so pleased you found both in our hotel. We are indeed the only hotel located in the Power and Light Entertainment District and a short Mercedes shuttle ride to anywhere you might want to go.
We look forward to having you back in the future!
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I've stayed here several times now, whether for after a concert when I didn't want to be on the road late, or just for a weekend in downtown Kansas City. A lot of restaurants and attractions are a close walk and it's a short drive down to the Country Club Plaza or Nelson Atkins.

The staff is great and always friendly and professional -- from the valet to the front desk staff and the housekeeping service as well. The renovation of the hotel has kept its 20s charm with all the modern amenities in the guest rooms that one has come to expect from Hilton. Even with its location close to the district we've never had an issue with noise. During the summer we slept with the windows open!

There's a great fitness center, but unfortunately no pool. I'm planning another stay soon and hope to try a corner room or even a suite this time. There's now a Starbucks in the lobby which is super convenient. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast downstairs and I look forward to trying out the recently renovated Drum Room inside the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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 25, 2013
Thank you for the very kind review of our hotel. It is clear you had the chance to take advantage of all the hotel has to offer, and as you pointed out the location is second to none. It was nice you took the time to recognize multiple areas of the hotel and the staff. We certainly look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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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
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#11 Business 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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