My husband and I live between Kansas City and Los Angeles and we thought it would be a nice treat to stay in a highly rated downtown hotel for a quick weekend trip back to KC rather than staying at our place in the river market.
When we arrived the sidewalk was being paved, so we had to walk around cars parked in front and squirm around traffic to reach the entrance with our luggage.
Note: the sidewalk was back to normal by the time we checked out.
We checked in but were rushed through the check-in process since there was only one attendant and multiple ringing phones. I get it, I travel a lot, no biggie. I can figure it all out.
We stayed in room 301 which is located just off the elevators. The room itself was really nice with a great street view onto Grand. If you want to sleep in or go to bed early on a weekend make sure you ask for another room. The modern elevator is cool, but incredibly loud and annoying at 6am when you are still in another time zone (perhaps my biggest gripe - the mornings - we know KC so we expected the noise on Grand at 1am, it's a party place!)
We put up the do not disturb sign on Saturday and got a big surprise when our room was entered and cleaned when we stepped out for half an hour. I'm just glad I wasn't sleeping or taking a shower!
In room dining was ok, but not memorable. No room service menu in the room, food delivered without utensils, blah blah blah.
Oh, and condoms in the desk drawer were a surprise. Apparently the last visitor finished all but the last two off.
I wrote the hotel a note about our weekend, I'll repost if I receive any feedback.
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