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“Blew this road warrior away!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection

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Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection
Ranked #5 of 112 Hotels in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
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“Blew this road warrior away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I travel. A lot. I'm on the road way more than I'd like for work and the overwhelming amount of it is big chain based. For the most part, they do a good job of doing what they do. You know where everything is, the people are polite enough, the room is what it is, etc. Due to the rather sudden nature of this trip, all the chain places were booked and so myself and a co-worker booked two rooms at The Ambassador. Then, we spent the next three days at our conference telling anyone who would listen about how much we were enjoying our stay. The shuttle service and Robert in particular were so simple, accommodating, friendly, and helpful in a way that was just above and beyond. It was simply the best hotel experience I've had in what seems like forever. Just a gem, close to everything, super comfortable, beautiful rooms, great food, everything just terrific across the board. Well done to the entire staff, ownership, and everyone involved.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank Greg S
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Michael H, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for such a wonderful review of your experience. I am happy to know that Robert made such a lasting impression with you, we often receive great comments about our entire staff. Also thank you for telling others about our beautiful hotel, word of mouth is the best form of advertising! Best Regards
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Papillion, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Stayed two nights in one of the loft suites. Room was comfortable, spacious, and tastefully decorated. Within easy walking distance to the Power & Light district attractions! Room service is exceptional and provided by an on-site restaurant (the Reserve). Bottled water and Keurig coffees were provided and replenished daily. Gated parking next to hotel was included with our room rate. Would stay again next time we are in the area!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Michael H, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for posting your review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying in one of of our two story loft suites. I will be sure to share your comments about room service with our chef and culinary team. I hope you will think of us again the next time you plan to travel to Kansas City.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel located just a couple blocks from Sprint Center and the Power & Light District. The room was nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable. The staff was very helpful. They also have a shuttle service that will take you within a five mile radius. We didn't use the shuttle service, since we were able to walk everywhere that we wanted to go. Steamboat Arabia is about 7 blocks away and the National World War I museum is about 12 to 15 blocks away. Recommend this hotel!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank ARtravelchick
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Michael H, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here in Kansas City. The Ambassador is located in downtown Kansas City and is just minutes from the River Market Area, Crown Center, The WWI Museum and the Power and Light District! I will be sure to pass along your comments to our staff, and thanks again for staying at the Ambassador Hotel Kansas City!
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Middlesex, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Only a year old this hotel is making its mark in KC. The decor is modern without going overboard. The staff and service top notch and the location is within walking distance of the Sprint Center financial and entertainment district. If you can't walk it they have a Caddy Escapade to ferry you within a five mile radius.
Breakfast is wonderful and a bargain. Small and friendly this new hotel tries harder to impress.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Larry D
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Michael H, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you for kind review of the Ambassador KC! All of us here are delighted to hear your gracious comments. The Ambassador is located just two blocks from the Power and Light District, and yes we have a complimentary shuttle service that can take you both there, and anywhere else with in a 5 mile radius of the property! Thanks again for choosing the Ambassador as your hotel while in Kansas City!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

historic hotel updated in a very cool way; excellent deocr, all rooms spacious, very reasonable price when a block of rooms reserved. in rooom 202 a suite with enough room for 8 guys to dress and eat before going to the wedding. good breakfast , nice cocktail bar. Joe Dimarco- event coordinator did a very efficient a d responsive job for us. also have a shottle for drop off in 5 mile radius. definitely rec using this hotel for a group...

Room Tip: room 202 suite overlooks entrance but is super quiet and spacious
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank John K
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Michael H, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for staying with us here at the Ambassador KC. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our entire staff here strives to provide the best service possible and I will be sure to pass along your wonderful comments! Thanks again for staying at the Ambassador Hotel Kansas City!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

great physical plant, very attractive rooms, large bath , comfortable beds, nice colors; we stayed in the suite 202, worked very well for groomsmen having lunch readying for wedding. nice bar, good breakfasts, nice happy hour. the staff was very helpful and efficient. great place for a donwtown wedding headquarters. have a shuttle for 5 mile radius to drop you off.

Room Tip: suite 202 while facing the street entrance is very quiet and with shades drawn very dark
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank jkjayhawk
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Michael H, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Everyone here at the Ambassador would like to thank you for your recent stay with us here in Kansas City. Our Parlor Suite is a beautiful 668 square foot suite that features a living area, bedroom with a custom king size bed, and one and a half baths! I'll be sure to share your comments with my team. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Kansas City!
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Recently my husband had to be in Kansas City on business and I, of course, tagged along......and I'm so glad I did! Our stay at the Ambassador was perfectly delightful.....beautiful hotel, heavenly beds, an amazing staff and the best smoked salmon salad I've ever eaten in my life! As a matter of fact, everything we ate in the restaurant was amazingly delicious. Shaun Brady, the Executive Chef came out and chatted with us the last night we were there and even hand cut a KC sirloin to match our individual appetites....and was it ever good.....ohhhh, that Truffle butter! Would we come back? Absolutely yes.....again and again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank Sandy D
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Michael H, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Sandy,
Thank you so much for your recent review of the Ambassador. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed both our product and services! I'll be sure to pass along your comments to both the hotel and restaurant staff. We hope to see you again in the near future!
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Property: Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection
Address: 1111 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106-2404
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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 112 Hotels in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The former Gate City National Bank building has been transformed into a chic, independent boutique hotel. Built in 1920, the seven-story structure exhibits the neoclassical style favored at the time. The building retains the striking architecture that put it on the National Register of Historic Places. Lobby walls and curved staircase to the lower level are sheathed in marble and Reserve Restaurant provides innovative cuisine. ... more   less 
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