On our way to take our daughter to college, we decided we wanted one night somewhere other then the same old boring chain hotel. Searching on TripAdvisor I found The Woodward Inns, and Elizabeth. Now if you're looking for 5 star off-the-chart ritz this isn't for you. If you looking for unique, historical, warm, welcoming and an excellent night's sleep, than this is the place for you. When you call to make the reservation with Elizabeth, let her know who's traveling and the occassion and what you're looking for. She has several properties from victorian style to very modern. All reservations include evening dessert and a homemade breakfast. Our breakfast was french toast made from croissants with the most delicious glazed white peaches, yum!! Due to the very hot weather, the gardens are a little overgrown if you venture out to the pool, but the kids still enjoyed it immensely. Elizabeth makes sure you feel as comfortable as if you were in your own home. My husband and I stayed in the Chester Suite, so we could relax in the private hottub. It also has a full bathroom. The girls stayed in the Chisholm across the hall. They had a private toilet and sink, but the tub is in the main bedroom, so if you want privacy to bathe don't pick the Chisholm or the Sisters. But the tubs in those two are huge jetted, clawfoot tubs, so they're wonderful. It is in a not great area of town, but once checked in you'll feel fine with the security. We are definitely looking forward to trying other rooms on future visits back and forth to college for the next four years. Thanks Elizabeth!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Woodward Inns on Fillmore is cornerstoned by The Woodward, a gothic Tudor mansion; followed by two Executive-style Inns and 3 family-style B&Bs. Weddings, receptions, dinners, conferences, honeymoons, getaways, and business lodging. Seven inns in the same block sleeping 80 people family-style. Also available long-term/short-term business-class 1/2BR B&B apartments. One hour from Kansas City. Outdoor Caribbean pool, heated all year. Great for special events or quiet relaxation. ... more less