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“Historic hotel” 4 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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Historic hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This hotel was built in the 1920's and recently went through a $45M renovation. It is a beautiful old building in a great location. The rooms are small, but clean and fresh. The bead is "Hilton" comfortable. If you like firm pillows make sure you ask.

My only complaint with the room is that the A/C could not keep the room cool. I was there with several co-workers and they all had the same complaint.

The restaurant and bar were both very comfortable and inviting. Breakfast was very good and the burger at lunch was outstanding. We did not have dinner at the hotel.

Room Tip: Make sure you stop out front and check in before trying to go to the parking garage. You can't...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, September 19, 2013
Joe,
Thanks for the great feedback about your visit to our hotel. We will look into the AC issue you brought up. On the rare occasion the temps outside exceed 101 and the humidity is high, the building works extra hard to maintain very cool temps in the guest rooms. Your review brings up some nice tips for review readers. Thanks again for taking the time, and I am pleased it sounds like you had an overall nice visit to our hotel.
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Rating summary
  • 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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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We recently stayed at this hotel for the weekend, it was wonderful. Walking distance to the Sprint Center, a wide variety of bars and restaurants and the Alamo Drafthouse. The work out room was not large but is the best I have seen in a hotel, new machines and very clean. The Drum Bar was also great for a drink before heading out. Nice staff and clean rooms. When we go back some day we would definitly stay here again!

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our hotel. I am pleased you found everything to your liking. The fitness center is a bit small and we did try to compensate by placing the best equipment on the market, I am happy you noticed this high end amenity.
We certainly would like to see you again in the future!
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Just spent a few days here in the heart of the Power & Light District. Traditional early 20C art deci building modernised, with its own restaurant, Drum Room bar and a Starbucks. Staff friendly and helpful. Iconic Power & Light Building just across the street.

Free wifi in the room. In-room safe a real plus. Taking up the offer of vouchers for $10 breakfasts excellent value - silver service with plenty of choice. First room I was offered was not acceptable - tiny and very dark - but was able to upgrade with no fuss at all to a very pleasant room higher up.

Downsides: in temperatures over 100, rooms could really use fridges - ice buckets just don't cut it. Business Center is just 2 computers in cramped space - that could be improved. I wouldn't recommend staying here on a Saturday night - not the hotel's fault, but the surrounding district really jumps and loud music thumping until 3 a.m. not good; after that, very peaceful. No coin-operated laundry, which is such a help when you are travelling around a lot.

Room Tip: Avoid being near elevators. Ask for quiet room and staff will help you if they can.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, September 19, 2013
Thanks for the kind review of your visit to our hotel. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and you offered some nice little areas that we could use some course corrections. The weekends in the entertainment district can be quite loud and I hope that was not too much of a concern for you.
Again, thank you for your time and choosing our hotel.
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lake st louis, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

the hotel was very good and situated in an excellent location. It was a beautiful hotel, The rooms were very nice. The people were very pleasant to us. The check in was easy and so was the checkout.The bar was clean and the drinks were good. The waiters were very nice and friendly to us.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for the quick review of our hotel. I am pleased you found everything to your liking. most importantly your recognition of our staff is paramount. We agree we have a wonderful hotel, but it truly is the staff that makes the difference!
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Overland Park, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great location, nice staff, clean spacious rooms. I'd stay there again! Located by Power&Light District, the best place of entertainment in Kansas City and close to Sprint Center (walking distance). Place I highly recomend to stay in downtown of Kansas City.

  • Stayed September 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, September 19, 2013
Thanks so much for the very kind words about your visit to our hotel. You took time to point out the excellent location of the hotel. We certainly are located close to just about anything you would want to do in downtown Kansas City. Just moments from the Sprint Center and many other attractions!
We hope to see you again in the future!
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Kansas City, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We went out downtown Kansas City for my birthday, and the hotel staff even gave us free cover passes to Power and Light District. Between the group of us, the passes saved us $150! I had a great time and would recommend this place for anyone. It was a bit pricey, but I had shopped around and this was one of the better deals for downtown hotels.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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, September 9, 2013
Thanks for the great review. Great to hear the staff took such good care of you. We take great pride in providing the finest guest services in Kansas City. With so many hotel choices in Kansas City, we certainly think we offer the finest service, location and product. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Clive, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The staff at the Hilton President was AMAZING!! They made me feel welcome and pampered from the moment I walked in the door. We dined in the restaurant and attended a wedding on-site. Service was great from restaurant, bar and banquets. Location is soooo close to many activities and concierge was very knowledgeable. I would recommend the hotel to any one looking for a weekend getaway or event. Sami the Wedding Coordinator was very professional, detailed and a pleasure to work with. Thank you for all your service!!

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thanks so much for your review. And first and foremost thank you for the kind words about Samie. She is a true hospitality professional in every sense of the word. I am so pleased you had a wonderful visit and the wedding was a success. We 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
#9 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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