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Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed January 17, 2014

I was in town and heard such great things, that I had to try. It was amazing! My steak was so tender and full of flavor. Lobster tasted like fresh out of the ocean! My service was excellent! Very friendly and accomodating. I definitely will be back!

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Nancy G., Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent experience at Chaz In the Raphael Hotel! We truly appreciate your very kind review. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards,

Blue Springs, Missouri
Reviewed January 17, 2014

My wife and I try to visit the Raphael a few times each year to just "get-away." Our last visit was December 2013 and it was fantastic one-night stay. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite and both enjoyed the layout of the room and spaciousness of the bathroom. The jetted tub is fantastic and a great place to relax while...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear zoso2020, "Amazingly Great"... "Again", is a wonderful compliment! Thank you again for your great review, we really appreciate all your efforts and thoughts to share your experience. Thank you!

Lees Summit, MO
Reviewed January 15, 2014

My husband and I stayed here three separate times in about a 4 week time span. We live about 20 minutes away from the Raphael, but still consider it the "go to" place when we want to celebrate an occasion or just "get away from it all". The Old World elegance of the Raphael is so charming and appealing. The...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear MADKAPS, Thank you for your very nice review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and your dining experience in Chaz. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Please plan on returning again soon. Best Regards,

Lees Summit, MO
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Having spent thousands of nights in hotels all over the U.S. during the last 50 years, I have to say that the Raphael is the best of the best. We spent New Year's eve at the Raphael and were overwhelmed by the level of service, quality of accomodations and food. We felt that we were genuinely appreciated and all personnel...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Richard M, What a very nice review! Thank you so much for your generous thoughts. I promise to share them with all of our associates who make it all happen. Please plan on returning soon! Best Regards,

Lambertville, New Jersey
Reviewed January 3, 2014

The Raphael is a lovely hotel in Kansas City and it was my choice, for a recent weekend visit, for a couple of reasons. The location is fantastic – Country Club Plaza is just across the street. Parking, valet or self-directed, is free. So is the Internet. And I adored my room – a junior suite that was essentially one...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn S., Thank you for taking the time to provide the details of the very unfortunate circumstances of your recent stay with us. Thanks to guests like yourself we have the opportunity to give attention to situations that may need improvement. Obviously, in this situation we need a great deal of attention given to improving the challenges you had...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed December 24, 2013

This classic hotel has a 1940s ambience with 21st century amenities like WiFi, iPhone docking stations, and multiple power ports at elegant business desks and casual dining tables in the room or suite. Beds are excellent with firm mattresses and 300 thread-count sheets. Rooms/suites are tastefully decorated and furnished, and the panoramic views of the holiday lights from the Country...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Michael C., Thanks so much for your kind review and your recent business with us. It is always so helpful when someone takes the time to point out great staff experiences. We will make certain they are aware of your thoughts and comments. Thanks again for being our guest. We will look forward to your return. Best Regards,

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed December 21, 2013

My wife and I spent two nights here in one of the so-called Presidential Suites. This is a great room -- or actually, several rooms. In addition to the bedroom, there is a good size sitting room, lovely bathroom and a whirlpool tub. (Supposedly the tub is made for two people, but it's a tight squeeze.) The whole place has...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear One Chicago, Thank you again, for your kind review, and all the details you referred to. We truly appreciate all your efforts. I certainly want to apologize for the one housekeeping issue we let you down on. I promise we will review that particular item with our training efforts. Thank you again for not only one review, but two....

Reviewed December 21, 2013

The room was very nice with plenty of room to relax after work. They always had a good selection for free breakfast and most nights a free dinner. Good location with easy access to the highway. Would recommend the chain of hotels for any travel, as you get a good deal for the price.

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Dear Scott R, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind thoughts about your recent stay at the Raphael Hotel. We certainly appreciate your valued input as well as your patronage. Happy Holidays!

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed December 17, 2013

I booked a one night stay in a suite overlooking the Plaza at Christmas time. This was also an event to celebrate my wife's birthday. When I originally booked the room through the hotels website, I reserved the room with a birthday package rate which included a bottle of champagne, a cake, and a commemorative picture frame. I also opted...

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A Nice Couple, Thank you so much for taking the time to inform us about some of the challenges you recently endured on your recent stay with us. Thanks to guests like yourself, we have the opportunity to give attention to situations that may require improvement, as well as to share all input with all of our associates. I obviously...

Reviewed December 14, 2013

My wife surprised me with a night out for my birthday. Complimentary valet parking started this exceptional night. The room was a suite with seep rate bedroom and sitting room. Bathroom well appointed an clean. The live music for happy hour and dinner was incredible relaxing. Go check in for a day or two and forget about the busy life...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Tejasdrmr, Happy Birthday! Thank you for choosing the Raphael Hotel and Chaz for your birthday celebration. We certainly appreciate your kind comments. This sounds like the making of a great birthday tradition... Happy Holidays,

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Raphael Hotel is an elegant, charming boutique accommodation modeled on the finest small European hotels. Readers of Travel+Leisure voted The Raphael Hotel one of the 2015 T+L 500 World's Best Hotels. With a combination of a significant historic landmark, vintage hospitality, and individualized service, this Kansas City luxury hotel delivers a unique destination experience in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri's famed Country Club Plaza.The hotel's signature restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza, is noted for its intimate, romantic atmosphere and its distinct brand of modern, regional American cuisine. Menus offer a concise, yet diverse variety of appetizers, salads, soups, entrees and desserts. Signature items include fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and a hand-cut, wet-aged prime beef Kansas City strip steak that advances Kansas City's beef reputation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Address: 325 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2111
Location: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Price Range: $239 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 126
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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection Hotel Kansas City
Raphael Hotel Kansas City
Raphael Kansas City
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Business Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
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“Ask for Plaza view.”
 of 5 bubbles 123FrankX1, 5 days ago | Read review
“first floor front has great view of Christmas lights All front rooms better views”
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“Plaza view suites are the best.”
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“Suites with Plaza view are great! All rooms quiet and cool.”
 of 5 bubbles zercherkathy, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
“Just ask for a room over looking the river and city”
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