My wife an I decided to visit the Kansas City area during Easter weekend and I picked this hotel because the review sounded very interesting. I like old hotels and we wanted something near downtown so this was the perfect location. The room was smaller then I would have liked which was a surprise since they usually give me a top room due to my status. The room did not have a fridge or a microwave, just a coffee maker and a safe. The bathroom was large with a walk-in shower but one of the doors was missing and a shower curtain was clearly stuck up as a hopefully as a temporary fix. The room was quiet despite being downtown in the Power and Light district. The restaurant served a decent breakfast buffet. Some of the front desk staff presented a somewhat smug attitude but most of the staff were friendly and attentive. The lobby has been restored and is a great example of a beautiful old hotel. All-in-all though for the price one would pay for this hotel I would have expected a little more from the rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AAA Four Diamond award winning hotel, and the only hotel in the new Power and Light entertainment district. The hotel was originally opened in 1927, closed for many years. Re-opened in 2005 after a 45 million dollar renovation. This stunning hotel is truly one of Kansas City's grand hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton President Kansas City Hotel Kansas City
- Hilton Hotel Kansas City
- Hilton Kansas City
- Kansas City Hilton