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“Average hotel - expected better” 3 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   One East 45th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 (Formerly Four Points by Sheraton)   |  
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Ranked #51 of 110 hotels in Kansas City
Tennessee
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Average hotel - expected better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This is an older Holiday Inn and it is a very confusing labrynth of long hallways and few elevators. Because the main hotel connects to what appears to be an older building with only 2 floors, there is no real good way to get to those rooms on the 2nd floor - including a set of steps that a luggage rolling cart could not get past. Older, dark hallways don't make for an inviting stay.

As well, our Housekeeping did not come to our room until after 4:00 each day. Basically we were already back in our rooms for the afternoon when they arrived so we just asked for some fresh towels rather than leaving while they cleaned our room/ made our beds.

Just overall very average - although there is free wi-fi and is close to the Club Plaza shopping/dining district.

Room Tip: Do not choose 2nd floor - or at least ask to not be in the connected building.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jim J, Manager at Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
west2926,
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am sorry that we did not do a better job in directing you to your room location to allow you the most convenient access. Your feedback allows me to focus our staff to improve service for all of our guests.

Jim Jirik
Assistant Director of Sales
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Missouri Valley, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stayed here over a weekend for the NCAA basketball tournament and could not have been happier with our experience. The excellent customer service from Andrew, Gigi, Marta, Ruth and Washington (I know there are other employees I am missing, and I'm sorry for not getting all of the names), made our visit so enjoyable! It feels like the people who work here really do like helping people, and enjoy coming to work. This hotel has a free shuttle that will take you anywhere within a 3-mile radius of the hotel, which was so convenient! Close enough to walk to the Plaza if it was warmer, but since KC got 9" of snow while we were there, we let Ruth and Washington do the driving. :) Our room was very clean and comfortable, not too hot or cold, and felt like it had probably been updated fairly recently. Our room was cleaned promptly each day by the thorough and friendly housekeeping staff. Due to the storm, we opted to stay another night, and Marta re-booked our room right away, and gave us a voucher for free breakfast in the restaurant. When we come back to the Plaza, we will stay here again! Thank you!! Keep doing what you're doing!

  • Stayed March 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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Jim J, Manager at Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Christina,
Thank you so much for your comments, especially about Andrew, Gigi, Marta, Ruth, and Washington! We look for people who have a commitment to helping others and this group is a fine example of some of the treasures we have found to serve our guests. I will share your feedback with them and I'm sure it will help keep the smiles on their faces.

We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!

Jim Jirik
Assistant Director of Sales
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Pella, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This hotel perfect for our family spring break escape. Within easy walking distance of great shopping and fantastic restaurants, the location was perfect. We were only a few miles from Crown Center, Science City, and the Boulevard brewery, and we were directly across the street from an art museum.

We were incredibly impressed with all of the employees. Every single one was happy, pleasant, and helpful, from the front desk clerks to the bartender to the van drivers nice enough to tote us to and from Crown Center. It made for a very pleasant stay.

Our room was very clean, but the decor was a bit dated. The free parking was great, also, but I was very glad we had a small car.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Jim J, Manager at Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Centraliowagirl,
We appreciate your glowing review of our property. The hotel is a great place for families on Spring Break or a family vacation. We are located just blocks from two of Kansas City's finest museums, and as you mentioned the great shopping and other destinations- most of which are in the range of our complimentary shuttle's 3 mile radius.

It is especially pleasing to hear your compliments of our staff. We take pride in having, as you said, "happy, pleasant, and helpful" staff. We want every guest to feel special, cared for, and "at home, away from home".

We hope to see you again, maybe for a family baseball outing this summer!

Jim Jirik
Assistant Director of Sales
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Washington, DC
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is your basic Holiday Inn. It appears as though the rooms have been refreshed fairly recently. The beds are very good; my room had a large HDTV. The staff was friendly and helpful. On the basis of my breakfast, I'd recommend going elsewhere. It was barely adequate. It's hard to mess up oatmeal; but the cook did so. Fruit I ordered off the menu was only barely ripe. Still, this is what I expect at an HI. You get what you pay for (a decent value for the money) and I have no serious complaint.
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Room Tip: The hotel makes much of the fact that it's close the Country Club Plaza shopping and restauract...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jim J, Manager at Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
TJHESQ,
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I appreciate your kind words about our friendly and helpful staff- we strive to make our guests feel at home, while away from home. I am sorry that our cook didn't prepare your oatmeal as desired; we guarantee 100% satisfaction and would have happily provided you a properly cooked meal if you had brought it to our attention at the time.
One tip: we do offer a complimentary shuttle that will take you anywhere on the Plaza and/or bring you back from the Plaza.

Again, thank you for taking the time to share you experience. We use this feedback to continually improve. Please stay with us again the next time you come to Kansas City.

Jim Jirik
Assistant Director of Sales
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We were looking for a weekend away with little to no plan other than we were driving to Kansas City and wanted to be near the Country Club Plaza. Upon arriving, we settled into our room and went to the hotel bar where we met the best bartender, Simone. She is well versed in the culture and great food in Kansas City. She also keeps it real with the utmost professionalism. She led us to thePlaza Three steakhouse, what an incredible dinner! The shuttle will take you and pick you up within three miles. We didn't drive all weekend, it was wonderful. The drivers were courteous and accurate about how long it would take to be picked up. Tip the drivers, they are wonderful.

Room Tip: We were on the first floor right around the corner from the lobby. Very easy, and quiet.
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  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim J, Manager at Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Claire,
Thank you for your review of our hotel! Our shuttle service is very convenient and as you said you can park your car in our complimentary garage and we will shuttle you around your whole stay. There are over 150 shops and dozens of great restaurants within the shuttle range. We appreciate your praise for our staff, I will be sure to forward those comments to them!

We hope to see you again when you come back to Kansas City!

Jim Jirik
Assistant Director of Sales
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Derwood, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was my first time staying here in this hotel...it offered everything we could have wanted in a hotel stay for the weekend in the Country Club Plaza. There was room service, a restaurant, free internet, shuttle service and a very helpful staff. They even gave me a free buffet breakfast because of my affliation with the Dept. of Defense. Will be staying here again...

Room Tip: All the rooms we had were amazing...
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  • Stayed February 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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Jim J, Manager at Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Marie,
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and are happy that you enjoyed your visit to Kansas City and the Country Club Plaza. We hope that you will visit us again the next time your travels bring you to Kansas City!

Jim Jirik
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United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great accommodations and great service. Thanks. It was a pleasure to stay there. Everyone was very gracious and wanted only to be of assistance. No problems were encountered and I enjoyed a good night's sleep.

  • 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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Jim J, Manager at Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Ugausa,
Thanks you so much for your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed you stay and hope that you will choose us again the next time you come to Kansas City.

Jim Jirik
Assistant Director of Sales
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Address: One East 45th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 (Formerly Four Points by Sheraton)
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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 ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 110 hotels in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Hotel at the Plaza-Kansas City is located on the world famous Country Club Plaza, the Midwest's premier shopping / dining / entertainment district. The hotel provides the following complimentary services: WiFi, garage parking (all other Plaza hotels charge), local calls, and shuttle service within a 3 mile radius, including Historic Westport. The Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza Hotel also offers a 24 hour fitness center along with the largest heated outdoor hotel pool in the city!Finally, relax in our bar or simply order room service and relax in your room. Minutes from Sprint Center Arena, downtown Kansas City American Century, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, H&R Block 3 miles, UMKC 5 blocks, Rockhurst U., 7 blocks, KCAI and St Luke's Hospital 5 blocks, KU Med 5 blocks, Sports Complex 10 miles. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn At The Plaza Hotel Kansas City
Holiday Inn Kansas City
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