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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

325 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2111
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#3 of 124 hotels in Kansas City
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Evening entertainment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Breakfast in the room
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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Non-smoking rooms
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BLtrvl wrote a review Jul. 2021
Glenview, Illinois1433 contributions163 helpful votes
Gorgeous boutique hotel along Brush Creek - high end accommodations, walkable to a lot of restaurants and retail. Older property but kept up really well, Staff were very attentive. Great little jazz band playing in the entry plaza late afternoon weekdays.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
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travelingsteve55 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Richboro, Pennsylvania465 contributions155 helpful votes
This place is in a very upscale section of KC. It is a gorgeous property. The chief and I stayed there for a night and the staff was wonderful. The room was old style stodgy but very nice. The Sunday brunch menu was nice and we sat outside. Our server was professional and nice too. Definitely recommend this place!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
MK024 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Texas29 contributions44 helpful votes
I have stayed at this property in the past and have enjoyed the location and historical aspect of this hotel. However, I was extremely disappointed in my recent one night stay with the lack of check-in personality by the General Manager Amy. I was met with a cold welcome (if you can call it that), and upon asking if an upgrade was available... I was met with a direct "we are fully committed tonight." What Amy failed to realize is that not only am I a lifetime Platinum Elite member and entitled to such benefit... but also am a luxury travel advisor who has access to live hotel inventory. So I could see that not only was she denying the benefit, but she was also blatantly lying to me. I don't expect such treatment from any hotel, and certainly not an Autograph Collection. Will certainly make me question future stays here. I am giving service 4-stars because the rest of the staff shouldn't be punished for the interaction with the GM.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
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Simbet wrote a review Jul. 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota709 contributions156 helpful votes
We stayed here two nights as part of a long road trip, one night on the way to our final destination and one night on the return. One of us is a Marriott Bonvoy member and regularly stays at a number of Marriotts for work, and we were upgraded to a larger king suite with city views on the front travel end and river views on the return. We loved this hotel. The location was great, and our rooms were spacious, quiet, nicely decorated and very comfortable. This is a retrofitted building originally from the 1920's, if memory serves, and sometimes this means the bathrooms are of varying degrees of spaciousness (to put it nicely!) but our bathrooms in each direction were good - the river view one was great, very spacious. The beds were extremely comfortable and room temperature/control was great. Everything felt freshly updated - no dings on the furniture. Our only complaint was the lack of outlets on one side of the bed, which is annoying as there's nowhere to plug your phone next to you! The fitness center was really nice, with a bunch of weight training gear, a BOSU, weighted balls, cardio equipment and lots of bottled waters and granola bars. :) Staff were all fantastic, very friendly and professional. We didn't try the hotel restaurant in person but did get a breakfast room service one morning (oatmeal, granola and yogurt, coffee), which was very good. We were very pleased with our stays at the Raphael and will be staying there again when life takes us back to Kansas City!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Lisa M wrote a review Jul. 2021
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The Bellmen were very helpful and friendly as soon as we drove onto the property. Our room was lovely with a beautiful view of the Plaza. Once we were situated in our room, a bottle of champagne and balloons with a hand written Congratulations card were delivered to us. Amy, the hotel manager was delightful and surprised us with a complimentary dessert, after our anniversary dinner. The cleaning staff greeted us in the hallways and thanked us for being a guest. The hotel is well kept and is rich in history. Will return as a guest again!
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Date of stay: June 2021
US$181 - US$350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (1.1 km), The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden (1.1 km), and The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eddie V's Prime Seafood, Gram & Dun, and Eggtc..
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Union Station (5.0 km), Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site (2.5 km), and Kelly's Westport Inn (1.5 km).
Does The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.