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#4 of 125 hotels in Kansas City
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4.8
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Paid private parking nearby
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Jonathan C wrote a review Jan 2023
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We were welcomed by everyone in the hotel. The front desk manager was delightful and went out of his way to get my wife some tea. It is hard to find anyone who takes pride in their job anymore. This was a beautiful hotel and overlooked the plaza lights. I would stay here for any other visit to Kansas City.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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CourtneyQPittman wrote a review Aug 2022
Birmingham, Alabama11 contributions2 helpful votes
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I just love this hotel. The service is impeccable from the moment you arrive at the front door until you (sadly) leave. The restaurant/ bar on the ground level is wonderful but the hotel is also within walking distance to many other restaurants. We arrived to a jazz band playing on the front lawn. This place is a classic. Do yourself a favor and stay here!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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AroundtheWorld wrote a review Jan 2023
Lakeville, Minnesota447 contributions198 helpful votes
It was our 54th wedding anniversary, and our time at the Raphael couldn't have been more wonderful. Rarely in this day and age does one get service over and above the norm, but here, the service was truly spectacular. I made a reservation ahead at Chaz (and I will explain this pleasure under the restaurant review), but I had an idea to make our stay special for my husband. I wrote an email regarding it, and the new General Manager (John Armstrong) followed up with a phone call and then another email to tell me everything I had requested was all set. Not only that, but he seemed truly excited about making our anniversary memorable. He put a bottle of wine and nice note in our room which had a separate living room. He walked us down to Chaz and made sure we were properly seated at a table he had personally selected. He came by and chatted during the meal. I can't say enough about how special we felt, and how magical the evening truly was in every way. I have been to high end places in the U.S. and around the world, and a few have flopped miserably for special occasions. Not here! Kudos to the Raphael. Kudos to John. In this world, there still exists a place who truly cares and goes out of their way. By the way, the valet staff is amazingly efficient and friendly, and your car is parked safely. Another perk.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: The rooms looking out on the Plaza lights are so nice as are the King Suites.
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Doug F wrote a review Dec 2022
Middletown, New York634 contributions263 helpful votes
The Raphael Hotel in the Country Club Plaza area of downtown is a throw-back to the old-style grandeur of hotels. The rooms are fairly large; our room had a bedroom and living area. The service is outstanding. The staff is very professional and accommodating. The hotel is across the street from the Country Club Plaza which is a shopping center. There are several expensive restaurants and stores at the Plaza, as well as every day restaurants. The Raphael Hotel has a parking garage for its guests. There are several attractions in the area. The room rates are higher than the chain hotels but worth it. By the way, the Raphael Hotel is part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott, a luxury group of hotels.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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abroadwithashley wrote a review Nov 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota1281 contributions262 helpful votes
We only stayed here for a single night, but it was a wonderful hotel. The staff is the factor that put it above. It’s also well situated toward several sites around the city. We really can’t think of another hotel that we would recommend above this one in Kansas City. We wish we would have stayed another night or two, but still appreciated our time.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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AisleSeatPassenger001 wrote a review Nov 2022
San Francisco, California36 contributions56 helpful votes
Excellent service and wonderful staff! Outstanding location across from shops and dozen restaurants. It is an older hotel, consider to have more character with updated amenities. Not a sleek modern hotel but the upkeep of the hotel was done well. I like and accustomed to city noise probably why they leave ear plug in the rooms for guest. Overall great stay! The restaurant and bar staff are top notch - outstanding experience!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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GeorgiaRed wrote a review Nov 2022
Georgia431 contributions179 helpful votes
What a quaint, boutique hotel. I stayed here on a business trip. My room was spacious, clean and had nice amenities (robes, Kurig, slippers, etc.). The hotel staff were super nice. The restaurant is quite good for breakfast and the wait staff was amazing. I would absolutely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Minnemom1 wrote a review Oct 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota73 contributions74 helpful votes
Everything about our stay here was lovely! The hotel itself is beautiful, our room was clean and had a nice view of the plaza. We ate breakfast two mornings at the on-site restaurant, Chaz, and it was delicious. Servers and chef were great with an allergy within our party. The location was perfect for shopping/dining at the Plaza and we were able to walk to everything we needed. The icing on the cake was the exceptional service provided by everyone we encountered…front desk, bell staff, valet attendants. Everyone went out of their way with a smile to make our stay everything we could have wanted…would highly recommend this boutique gem!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Valet and self-parking are the same cost per night and valet staff were lightening fast at...
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Mitzy Applegate wrote a review Oct 2022
Chicago, Illinois289 contributions238 helpful votes
I've been coming to KC about every other year or so, for approximately 20 years, for work. I almost always stay at The Raphael Hotel. PROS - The hotel has that unique, kind-of-eccentric feel to it that I've found in some Autograph hotels. It has a personality, and feels somewhat European - Great location. There are shops, restaurants, museums, and beautiful houses within walking distance - Friendly staff. Tracee, a front desk agent, was helpful. David has been helping me with my bags for 17 years, and I understand that Bob has also been there that long. - I collected Bonvoy points - I received a complimentary upgrade to a suite. I'd requested a quiet room via the chat function, and they assigned me a room at the end of the hallway - They recycle, and have moved away from small plastic bottles to large refillable bottles - Pretty views from the top floors - I always have a drink and its charmingly-named neighborhood restaurant/bar, Chaz. It's quirky, like the rest of the property. Last time, a guy sat at the bar with his dog. This time, they had a musical duo (two older gentleman). Live music in a small setting can sometimes be annoying, but these guys were enjoyable, and the room was into it - The basic five requirements were met: The room was clean. It was dark at night. I could control the temperature. It was quiet. The bed had a top sheet. CONS - While Chaz has a certain je ne sais quoi at night, it's a little dreary at breakfast time
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Jim H wrote a review Oct 2022
Boulder, Colorado327 contributions149 helpful votes
Good location, nice rooms, small "European-stlyle" feel to it. But could improve on some things. Doorman service is weak so be prepared to schlep your own bags. Parking is limited and can be a hassle and sometimes involves an outside walk in bad water. And pay attention to which room you are assigned -- they are not all created equal (particularly watch out for the lower level rooms which face onto the busy entry driveway -- and have NO elevator service). Beds good and shower good, though. Recommended with modest reservations.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (0.7 miles), The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden (0.7 miles), and The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eddie V's Prime Seafood, Eggtc., and Jack Stack Barbecue - Plaza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Union Station (3.1 miles), Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site (1.6 miles), and Kelly's Westport Inn (0.9 miles).
Does The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.