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Senate Luxury Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   900 SW Tyler St, Topeka, KS 66612   |  
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Ranked #5 of 33 Hotels in Topeka
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Different but nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very pretty hotel. The staff was friendly, room was nice, good location. Only thing negative I have to say is that the breakfast could have better. This just has cereal and bread. Only oranges for fruit. Not much of a variety. Other than that hotel was great.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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SenateSuites, Owner at Senate Luxury Suites, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for the review. We strive to keep our full hot breakfast buffet on par with all hotels in Topeka. Hot eggs, bacon, waffles, and standard continental fair are standard every morning.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arvada, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The room was clean and spacious, and the staff was super friendly and helpful. Beautiful old building very near the Capitol and the Brown v. Board of Education Museum. Breakfast was decent and very filling. Also, the mattress was sooooo comfy!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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SenateSuites, Owner at Senate Luxury Suites, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Ah, those Tempur-Pedic mattresses! We are glad that you have a great stay. A great night sleep in a quality bed always start a trip off right.
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is an interesting property--fairly well-kept and clean, located in a shabby but quiet neighborhood, walking distance to the Capitol area. We booked a "studio" room, which included a kitchen (fridge/sink/microwave), separate sitting area with TV, bathroom (of course), and a balcony with a porch swing (nice!). Due to the historic/rustic quality (creaky wooden floors, no real soundproofing between rooms/hallways), it has the potential to be uncomfortable for light sleepers or those with noisy neighbors. Our only complaint was the air conditioning/thermostat in our room didn't work at all--the front desk said "sometimes it takes a while to kick on"--but we didn't press the complaint because it was cool enough (and the neighborhood was quiet enough) to keep the windows open all night. Breakfast was decent (standard continental fare, plus eggs/bacon/sausage). Overall, a unique and charming place to stay in Topeka.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SenateSuites, Owner at Senate Luxury Suites, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for the honest review. I would like to apologize for the thermostat issue. We will be looking into this as soon as possible. Come back and see us soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

I was looking for something in the area and the price and reviews caught my eye. We stayed in a suite with a balcony that faced the capitol. It was an awesome experience. The suite was clean and the staff so pleasant and helpful with our plans. Such a nice change from the typical hotel. I hope to stay there again and take my kids so they can see what a neat little place it is!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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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SenateSuites, Owner at Senate Luxury Suites, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
We appreciate your review and will not be upset if you come back with your kids!! The Senate is definitely a unique experience.
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed at Senate on our way home from vacation. We were tired of the same ole boxy hotel rooms. This place has character. My daughter had her own room with a bed, my husband and I had our own room, along with a sitting room and TV and an open patio. We enjoyed the stay and we're really happy with the price we got from Expedia.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SenateSuites, Owner at Senate Luxury Suites, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Thank you for the great review. We are glad that you found us on Expedia but remember, you can get the exact same rates on the Senate own website and the are benefits to booking directly with us.

Try it out next time. Thanks again.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

This is NOT your average overnight lodging experience!!! It is more like a B & B without the "hominess" usually associated with this genre. This older establishment has seen a lot of different living styles over the years. The Suites used to be luxury apartments in the bye-gone era and you can almost feel what life was like many years ago. The staff is very friendly and helpful which is a wonderful thing. Our room was on the third floor with a neat view of the surounding area and it is a short walk to the Kansas State Capitol. Everything was neat and orderly and the morning breakfast exceeded expectations. The walls and resultant soundproofing left a little to be desired but most of our neighbors retired at a reasonable hour so this was not a big problem for us. The rates were very reasonable.
Come stay at this nice place with a little bit of adventure in your heart and you will be glad that you did. You won't soon forget your "different" stay in downtown Topeka.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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SenateSuites, Owner at Senate Luxury Suites, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
What a great review. It looks like a description we should write! We have never thought of the B&B comparison but you are very accurate with that description. Our staff treats everyone like family, breakfast is bountiful, and the sleep is top notch.
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Senate Suites is super convenient to everything to see and do in Topeka. It is only two blocks easy walk to the capitol and four to the Westar building downtown.

The room rates are very competitive. The staff are all very courteous. The hotel is very clean throughout, from the guest rooms to the breakfast area and the exercise area.

The breakfast is a very good variety of choices including waffles you make, biscuits and gravy, fruit, yogurt and the like.

I will always stay at the Senate Suites when in Topeka.

Room Tip: Room 224 and 324 provide excellent direct views from their balconies of the beautifully renovated Ka...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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SenateSuites, Owner at Senate Luxury Suites, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Thank you for your continued business. You definitely are a "veteran" of the hotel giving out the secrets of the best views.

We look forward to your next trip. Hopefully the rooms are available for you!
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Address: 900 SW Tyler St, Topeka, KS 66612
Location: United States > Kansas > Topeka
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Topeka
#7 Business Hotel in Topeka
#8 Family Hotel in Topeka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Senate Luxury Suites 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in downtown Topeka only 1 block west of the Capital building the Senate Luxury Suites is a historic boutique hotel built in 1928. Originally built as luxury apartments, the hotel underwent renovations in 1991 and again in 2011 to make the most unique hotel in the Topeka area. We offer a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free wireless internet and spacious rooms all with private balconies. We have many different room types including Studios, Full Suites, 2 Bedroom Suites that can sleep 6 people and our luxurious Tempur-Pedic Studios which feature Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme mattresses. We have a full fitness center w/ Hot Tub. Our banquet facilities seat up to 200 people and is available to rent. ... more   less 
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