I worked in the hotel industry for 3 years. I know how much hotels hate third party booking sites, but when I found a killer deal for this hotel for the July 4th holiday I had to snag it. I asked for a room that was as high as possible. My husband is a combat veteran and does not like the sound of fireworks, but we both love looking at them. We were hoping to get a high room with a great view of the city so we could see multiple fireworks celebrations at once off in the distance. Because we booked on a third party website I was expecting to have to charm my way into a room on a high floor. Imagine my surprise when the hotel manager checked us in and gladly accommodated our request! He gave us a room on the 16th floor! The highest non-club floor they have.
Because our request was granted my husband and I had a wonderful night. We ordered dessert in the restaurant downstairs and took it up to our room. We turned the two comfortable chairs around to face the window, turned off all the lights in the room and sat back and enjoyed the view. It was *exactly* what we were looking for.
If we had been willing to deal with the sound of the fireworks we could have gone downstairs to the patio to enjoy the grilled burgers and refreshments that the hotel was offering.
The hotel itself is lovely. The lobby is grand and open. Every member of the staff we encountered (the manager checking us in, 1 restaurant employee and the bartender) were incredibly friendly and helpful. I even thought about taking advantage of the Breakfast In Bed option (fill out an order form and hang it on your doorknob the night before and room service will bring you breakfast the next morning!), but my husband and I like to sleep super late, so I knew we wouldn't have time to eat.
I was so pleased with this hotel that I plan on keeping an eye on it to stay here this coming New Years Eve, too. We plan on returning next 4th of July and getting a corner room so that we can see the fireworks from the Corporate Woods complex a mile away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center. The Country Club Plaza, downtown Kansas City, and the Truman Sports Complex are within a 20-minute drive and are all easily reached via I-435. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Overland Park At The Hotel Overland Park
- Overland Park Sheraton