When we planned our trip to Kansas City we really did not know where to stay. We saw that the Courtyard by Marriott at the Country Club Plaza was rated very high and decided to take a chance on it. We were so glad we did. The location could not have been more perfect. We were able to walk to the plaza shops and restaurants easily. We stayed for five nights and ate at a different restaurant every night. They were all excellent. The Courtyard hotel itself however was the best part. The hotel has been completely remodeled recently. It shows. The decoration of the hotel was perfect -- elegant and subdued. The beds were the best. The rooms were very quiet, large and very clean. We ate three breakfasts in the hotel which were just fine -- not great but fine. The parking is free. Frankly there was nothing that we can think of that this hotel did not provide and provide well. We were very happy with our stay.