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The Elms Hotel and Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Sabetha, Kansas, Usa
2 reviews
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“Elegant Anniversary”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is the 4th time for us to spend our Anniversary (Dec.31) at The Elms. It is elegant and has a formal atmosphere which lends itself to an amazing experience. We love the experience of being in the hot tub and the outdoor swimming pool in the snow. Snow flakes on our eyelashes, snow around us, and the wonderful hot tub is magical. The room we had (and have had) are always spotless! We could barely hear noises (even on New Years Eve) outside of our room. The staff are so courteous and have a formality that capture the essence of The Elms. The band this year, was excellent! We loved the brass and sax. The music was well suited to anyone present. The champagne greeting and at midnight was extra "elegant". The meals were wonderfully prepared with a great selection and the presentation again, "elegant". We look forward to our next stay.

Room Tip: All the rooms are wonderful!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

I love the ambiance of the Old Historic Hotel, and with the modern enmities it makes the hotel and real value. In addition it is located in a small historic town, quiet and out of the way. There is an old BBQ business within walking distance with the best BBQ. I strongly recommend The Elms for any getaway.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Lee's Summit, Missouri, USA
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6 reviews
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Great time had by all! Staff was friendly and welcoming. From the bell boy to the front desk everyone made you feel like they had been waiting for you, and were happy that you came. The room was clean and comfortable. The bed was big, cushy, and comphy. Although we didn't make it ti the hot tub or heated pool, I want to go back and jump in. They looked like a lot of fun, and others were taking advantage. (I didn't want to mess up my hair!) Food is excellent! The New Year's package was complete, and a great way to welcome in 2013!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We reserved 4 rooms (8 family members) for the Elms New Year's Eve Package. It was a great event and we were especially pleased with the service. The Hotel has recently completed a major renovation and they were able to modernize while maintaining its historic character. I stayed at the Hotel previously and was very impressed with the updated rooms, lobby, spa area, and banquet rooms. Great job!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Kansas City, Missouri, USA
1 review
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I had been to the Elms many years ago and it was a little rough around the edges so I didn't have high expectations when revisting in late December 2012. I was so suprised at how the hotel had changed due to the recent $20 million in renovations. They have renovated the entire thing and it looks and feels amazing! I would highly recommend it to anyone in the Midwest looking for a quick weekend escape. You are a short distance from KC and other metro areas and it feels like you are worlds away. They staff is also very genuine and warm...you can tell that the renovation has also renewed their spirits!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

For our first visit at the Elms, we utilized the New Years Eve package and the prior night with the Comedy package. It was simply beautiful.
We got to the hotel a bit before check in time and spent a short time in front of the fireplace in the lobby with gorgeous stonework.

When our room was ready, we were pleasantly surprised. We upgraded to a suite, which happened to be ADA compliant (note that not all rooms are ADA.) The room was easily the size of two regular rooms, with a bathroom nearly the size of the bedroom area. I can't say enough about the softness of the sheets. I want a set for my own home!!

Dinner in the Eighty-Eight was fabulous. The filet was perfectly cooked and the roasted root vegetable bisque was delicious. The New Years Eve buffet dinner and New Years Day brunch were both top notch. No complaints about the food at all.

The spa is amazing. Very beautiful. The grotto was opened late on the day on New Years Eve as they were waiting on the inspector to pass everything. I'm looking forward to enjoying this on a future visit.
There was an issue with us not being scheduled for all of the amenities in the package we had signed up for, but other than that we had a great time. Sherri and Ashley are the sweetest gals.

The entire staff of the Elms was very friendly, even though they were all putting in a lot of hours during the holiday weekend.

I look forward to staying in the Elms again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Owensville, Missouri, USA
1 review
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Excellent service, excellent food, super comfy bed, lovely decor and historic building. We had one slight issue, which was dealt with well beyond our expectations and made our stay even better. They have some great package deals, like Comedy Club night and the NYE package. Love it!




  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Elms Hotel and Spa

Property: The Elms Hotel and Spa
Address: 401 Regent St, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2694
Location: United States > Missouri > Excelsior Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Excelsior Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Elms Hotel and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is more than just an escape from the everyday.It’s an ageless journey to a place where life moves alittle slower. And now, our renovated hotel and spabring The Elms into an entirely new age. It’s thesame old charm, newly appointed. So be our guest.Experience this iconic hotel anew, rejuvenate at thespa and explore charming Excelsior Springs. Wethink you’ll find it to your liking. ... more   less 
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