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“Good Location for Wedding Block in KC” 3 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 #19 of 110 hotels in Kansas City
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Good Location for Wedding Block in KC”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I grew up in Kansas City, so when my husband and I were planning our wedding back home we wanted to find a hotel for all our guests that would provide good service, had a central location and enough amenities within the hotel. What the hotel lacks in fun amenities (i.e. no pool, small gym, etc.) it makes up for with the interesting history that it had in the early-mid 1900s. It's modeled after what it looked like in those days, so there is definitely the look of presidential 'old money.'

Overall, we & our many guests had a fair stay. The prices were reasonable for Labor Day weekend, the Drum Room Lounge provided a great central spot for everone to gather for a drink, and the location was super convenient for our wedding. There were a few negatives: the banquet staff was late by an hour getting our prep rooms ready (and may have been later if I had not yelled at the front desk), the hotel's AC broke for a night during the bad heat wave in KC, and they didn't comp any of our breakfasts.

I'd recommend this for the location & history the hotel provides, but not if you're looking for a modern, high-quality service hotel.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
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Thanks for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your visit to our hotel. I am truly sorry there were some issues with your visit. It sounds like we could have done a better job in getting your items to you on a timely basis. We certainly hope to see you again in the future!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a very well done remodel of a historic downtown hotel. Hallways were bright and welcoming. The room was extremely comfortable with a beautiful new bathroom. Internet worked great. Although I didn't eat there, several restaurants were in walking distance including one in the hotel. I would have given it five stars except for the parking. The garage is behind the hotel across an alley and was a little creepy for a single woman to return to after dark. I ended up having to valet because it was so uncomfortable. They said they had a guard--but no one was visible when I returned from dinner with friends.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thanks for your review of your visit. Point taken about the garage. I am pleased you had a nice visit to the hotel. We certainly hope to see you again in the future.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Beautiful historic hotel in the Kansas City Power and Light district. We found it very difficult to get our car parked and luggage in. The rooms were decorated nicely and they were very quiet. There was only 1 set of towels, so we had to get housekeeping to bring more. They were fairly prompt in bringing more. The breakfast buffet was very poorly ran. We had to wait 20 minutes for the scrambled eggs to be replenished and over 10 minutes for someone to come and run the omelet station. They were very slow and it was far to pricey for what they offered. I would think twice before staying there again for 200 dollars a night.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thanks for taking a moment to review your visit to our hotel. My apologies for some breakfast issues. Certainly some room for improvement. I will reach out to you via your e-mail and we will ensure you are credited for the breakfast charges.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were looking to get out of town and have a little fun. Decided to try the power and light district in KC. We booked a standard room which was in great shape, the bed was comfy and everything was what you'd expect at a Hilton. The location was the best, we walked to a nearby restaurant and then on to the night life in the area, no driving needed! Yep it's expensive, in this case you get what you pay for, we'll be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, October 10, 2013
Thanks for the great review. I am pleased you found everything right outside your door. We are indeed the only hotel in the Power and Light Entertainment District. Endless options within walking distance. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a very beautiful Hotel with comfortable beds and nice rooms. Wish the beds were queen instead of regular size though. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Within walking distance to Sprint center and other events in the area. Only downside is the cost of an overnight stay was higher than I would have liked. I guess I must be getting old.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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, October 10, 2013
Thanks for the very kind review. There is nothing better than a great night's sleep. I am so pleased you enjoyed the hotel. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Neptune, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Very clean, great service, good food, old fashioned feel, nice bar, overall a very good choice. Very close to Power & Light entertainment district. Stayed to catch a Chief's football game. This is a much better choice than staying close to the stadium. Great nightlife, shopping, and restaurants are all clustered near this hotel. Nothing to do near stadium!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, October 9, 2013
Thanks for the wonderful review. As the only hotel IN the Power and Light District, our location is second to none. I am pleased you got to enjoy all the hotel has to offer, and we hope to see you again in the future!
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St. Louis, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Great hotel...shuttle service from Amtrak station very nice. We were there for the Women of Faith conference at the Sprint Center so you couldn't ask for a better location. Close to everything. This is our second year back. Friendly staff, very accommodating. They go above & beyond to make sure you have a pleasant stay. The beds were fantastic...best sleep I've had in a while. We thought we were going to have a crisis on Sunday morning-we needed a shuttle but the hotel was short-staffed. Another hotel employee, who's shift was scheduled to end, volunteered to take me and my seven friends to the train station. That is the kind of service that brings people back. Great stay - all my friends were very impressed.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, October 9, 2013
Thanks for the very kind words about your visit to our hotel. Wonderful notes about the associates and how they went above and beyond to assist. That is what it is all about!
We certainly hope to see you again in the future!
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Additional Information about Hilton President Kansas City

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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#13 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*
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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