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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
Ranked #1 of 109 Hotels in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 15, 2013

I had just gotten off the most turbulent flight ever on a tiny regional jet which had no air ventilation working. Apparently I looked as sick as I felt.

And then the car arrived at this fairy-tale like charming hotel. With the 11 foot tall (okay, that is an exaggeration, but boy he was quite a sight for my very sore eyes!!) bellman who opened the door to my car and said 'welcome to the Raphael. How was your flight?" "You don't want to know", I replied and he laughed and led me over to the treat filled lobby. Greeted with chocolate truffles, cookies and THE best hot chocolate I have ever had in my life and entering the 2 room suite with the most comfortable bed ever - I quickly forgot all the troubles from my flight and slept like a baby.

Couldn't have asked for a better stay. Thanks all at Raphael.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Dear Lexi 1980,

Thank you for letting us be here there for you after a long difficult journey. We are so pleased you enjoyed your reception and your stay with us. We promise to share your comments with all of our associates, including our eleven foot bellman!

Please plan on returning again soon, we will be here for you!

Best Regards,

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Our suite was well appointed,the internet was fast and the staff were remarkable. Great service on a short notice request made the trip a delight. Worth a detour to K.C. Just to stay here.
The location across the street from the plaza allows for great access to the shops and it is easy to get downtown to the power and light district and other attractions.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank mjygi
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Dear MJYGI,

Please plan on that "short notice detour trip" again! Thank you, thank you, thank you...

We truly appreciate your kind words and praise, and promise to share them with all of our associates. Please plan on that return trip soon.

Thanks again,

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Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a Designated Historic hotel of America and as such is a beautiful old building in its own right . It is conveniently located (think walking distance) to high end shopping and wonderful restaurants as well as the Nelson-Atkins art museum. The staff is always attentive and eager to help. Unlike so many chain hotels, valet or self parking is FREE as is Wi-Fi!! The Chaz restaurant was very good for dinner and there was live music on the 3 nights we were there (Friday - Sunday ). Our room was huge, the bed most comfortable and our stay most delightful and relaxing. If we return to KC, we will definitely stay here again!!

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear Towens 55,

WOW, what a review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and your valued input. It is always so helpful to get to share this with all of our Associates.We certainly will look forward to your return one day!

Best Regards,

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have stayed at The Raphael Hotel personally as well as arranged to have business colleagues stay there throughout an off site meeting. The hotel is great and the staff is very helpful working with corporate needs, as well as personal needs.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear TravelHistory Guest,

Thank you for your kind review and for all of your patronage for your own visit as well as for others. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments about the Raphael and our Staff as well.

Please plan on returning to see us again soon...

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Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

We had a long weekend in Kansas City and had a wonderful experience at the Raphael. The hotel has a wonderful restaurant and bar with a jazz combo playing, free parking free wifi and very comfortable rooms and beds , perfect location for local attractions, including the Nelson museum and plaza shopping district

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear Mary O,

Thank you for your description of our "perfect location", and all your kind comments regarding so many of our features at the Raphael and of Chaz on the Plaza. We are very appreciative to be able to share your comments with all of our Associates, who make it all happen.

Please plan on returning and seeing us again soon!

Best Regards,

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Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

We spent two nights in november here and got very well greeted and upgraded upon arrival. Very nice room. Clean and one of the best beds I have ever slept in. Great wi-fi.

The breakfast was a bit expensive, but delicious. Soft music to wake up to.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2013

Dear Big Birger,

Thank you for sharing your recent experience while our guest at the Raphael Hotel. We truly appreciate your time and efforts. Please plan on retuning again one day!

Best Regards,

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We were fortunate to stay in this property for 3 nights, on a 3 week road trip of the U.S. that included 13 States and 18 different hotels. This was by far the best and one of the nicest places we have stayed globally. The lobby is tiny but tasteful; the rooms are large and comfortable with every kind of attention to detail; beds super comfortable with the highest quality of sheets; staff is fantastically trained and courteous; location is across the street from high end shopping; parking is FREE. The Chaz restaurant is a fun place for drinks and for all meals. The breakfast we had there was delicious. Scott was the best bartender we had on this trip and was fully informed of what to do/see in the city - a perfect travel partner for our trip, his drinks perfect and his German impressive! As we left the hotel we experienced an unfortunate situation that will go unwritten (because I don't want to detract from the hotel experience) but the hotel has assumed full responsibility and is working with us very professionally and efficiently to remedy the situation. First class all the way and it deserves all the outstanding reviews it receives. Not sure I will ever return to KC but if..the Raphael is the only place I would stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2013

Dear Stockholm Guests,

How nice of you to share all your kind comments. We promise to include Scott and his skills with your remarks about him as well. Please keep us in mind if you do travel back this way again, we will be looking for you! Thank you again...

Safe Travels!

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Address: 325 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2111
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Location: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Business Hotel in Kansas City
#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range: $242 - $427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 126
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 
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