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Review of Hilton President Kansas City

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Hilton President Kansas City
Ranked #14 of 113 Hotels in Kansas City
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St. Louis, United States
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3 reviews
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“Great Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

The hotel was very clean and the employees were nice. Nice amenities (though the $3.50 optional bottle of water in the room is kind of lame). $16 garage parking with in and out privileges was just fine, but later that evening was $5 event parking if you want to try to save a few bucks. Air conditioning seemed a little difficult to control (probably operator error) and the fan kind of quiet for sleeping at night if you have snorers in your room, but really I have no other complaints--it was a great hotel and I would definitely stay there again. Was hoping there would be blues/jazz in the Drum Room our night but there wasn't, so didn't visit it. Wanted to be close to Power & Light and it was right there, but wish I would have taken advantage of other places close by!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Chris, thanks for the kind review. I am certainly pleased to see you found the hotel and the location to your liking!
As the only hotel in the Power and Light Entertainment District, all the entertainment you could wish for is right at your doorstep. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Parking for hotel residents $16. Public $10. HUH ? Rooms clean. Old hotel that is very well preserved and a good location if wanting downtown and near the trendy Power and Light party district. Rooms are well appointed except TV is flat screen but fairly small. I'd guess 25" or so. Shower is nice. Air conditioning did not respond to settings very well. Fortunately the weather was cooperative.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thanks for the review of your visit. The parking rates are really determined in conjunction with the cost to build our parking garage, which was several million dollars. We built this garage to be in close proximity and walking distance to the hotel. Very common especially for a downtown hotel. Thanks for all of the candid feedback, I am pleased you enjoyed the hotel and the location!
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Rogers, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed here about a year ago. The room we had was a corner room with the view of the back parking lot. It was clean, quite, perfectly dark at night, and very comfortable. Service was so so. But this is a hotel in a great location for walking to numerous places to eat and shop. At that time though, we were able to also bring our small dog which travels with us. I called recently to stay again but told ONLY animals allowed were service animals. I asked if this had recently changed as they were listed on Pet Friendly Hotels in KC and told no, it had always been their policy. Not sure how they missed Lulu last time! IF I were not traveling with a pet I would stay here again although would ask for a different location in the hotel.

Room Tip: I would ask for a room not over looking the back parking area. Corner room did not seem to be large...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Well, we are certainly always striving for a better review than this, but we do thank you for your time sharing you review of your visit. As your review pointed out the location is spectacular for just about any event you are planning.
Thanks again for your time and your feedback.
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Omaha, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

My work group stayed here for a strategic planning meeting and team building event. This beautiful hotel helped make our work pleasant and productive. The hotel was spotless, the rooms are quiet. The hotel is steps from many fine restaurants, art venues, and the Sprint Center. The Drum Room Bar is not to be missed!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lori R
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you for the very kind words about your visit to our hotel. If you see a trend in all of our reviews it certainly is the location. As the only hotel in the Power and Light Entertainment District, the location offers so many different entertainment options. Thanks also for the kind words about the Drum Room, we kind of think it is pretty cool also!
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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

The Hilton President is old school elegance, a hotel built in the early 1900s that has the charm and elegance from that era in a refurbished but 20's era decor complete with 20'-40's era music piped into the lobby. The rooms are large, the staff is great and with only 220 rooms, very uncrowded.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gordon R
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Gordon, thanks so much for the wonderful review of your visit to our hotel! I am so pleased you had the opportunity to take in all the hotel has to offer. Please look us up again in the future if your travel brings you to Kansas City!
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Ellicott City, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our meeting was at a Hilton hotel in Kansas City. Expecting a typical modern hotel, you can imagine my surprise to see a beautiful old building that was completely made over. The President name for the hotel came from the fact that the Republican National convention was held there in 1928. Herbert Hoover was nominated for president. The Drum room and restaurant have the elegance of early 20th century hotels and the menus are very good with very reasonable prices. Located within very short walking distances are numerous eating places and the mecca for downtown nightlife. Most important is that the rooms are all very nice and were enlarged during the makeover into mini suites. All the amenities that one would expect from a Hilton were there. The staff could not have been nicer and met every need promptly. It was a lot of fun to listen to the stories they told about the history of the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Warren L
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thanks so much for the kind review of our hotel. We are all very proud of the historic nature of the hotel. The hotel has been woven into the fabric of Kansas City events since 1927. The magnitude of the renovation was massive, and I am certainly pleased you had the opportunity to really enjoy all of the historic features mixed with current day technology.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stayed here and celebrated a family wedding reception, dinner,and dance. The food, service, and surroundings were first rate. This has been meticulously and beautifully restored and brings back the feel of elegance from days past. Very accessible to the popular power and light district. The rooms were wonderful and we would recommend for special occaision or celebration or just to enjoy if you are in the area.

Room Tip: enjoyed the jr suite for the amazing window views.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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philipstrnad, General Manager at Hilton President Kansas City, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thanks for the wonderful review of your visit to our hotel. I am so pleased you enjoyed the property and surrounding area!
Please look us up again in the future!
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Property: Hilton President Kansas City
Address: 1329 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105-1909
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Kansas City
#7 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#11 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#16 Business Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton President Kansas City 4*
Number of rooms: 213
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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