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Alpharetta, Georgia
Reviewed 17 August 2014

I normally stay at another hotel when I come to KC for business, but my wife happened join me for this trip and she enjoys "quaint", so thought I would try the Raphael. Best decision I have made in awhile! After a rough weekend, we arrived Sunday evening greeted with warm smiles and a beautiful upgraded room, facing the Plaza....

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Steve W. Welcome to our newest regular guest! Thank you for sharing all your kind comments, We will look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.Let us know if we can assist you in anyway. Best Regards,

Shawnee, KS
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I loved this hotel. It's Historic and had such a special atmosphere. We got a Plaza view room, it was smaller than most modern hotel rooms but very nice. The bathroom was in a separate room. The tub was great. They had fluffy robes for you to use. They have patios on the front facing the plaza which was great...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear KSPam, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your very kind review. We hope you will return again soon, and enjoy our Friday or Saturday evening entertainment out on the patios. Best Regards,

San Jose, CA
Reviewed 12 August 2014

The hotel is a great place with comfortable rooms and a nice location. It's just across the street from the Country Club Plaza area - which is a nice place to be if you are into shopping. We weren't but the creek nearby to go walking or the nightly live music in the hotel's Chaz Lounge and Restaurant made this...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Doof, Thank you for your valued input and your kind thoughts about your recent visit to the Raphael Hotel. This information is always helpful to share with all of our associates, and provides us with the opportunity to give attention to any situation that may need improvement. Thank you again for your patronage, and we hope we will...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The perception of staying in an "autograph collection" hotel does make one feel special. And the hotel is in a great part of KC and is a wonderful old (but well-maintained) physical structure. However.. the reality is that the rooms can be quite small (unless one is upgraded like some of the other reviewers) … the room furniture is nice...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Tagsfan, Thank you so much for your thoughts in regards to your recent stay with us. It is always helpful to recieve valuable input like yours, so we can share with all of our associates, and determine what we can do to improve with our services and facility. We certainly want to apologize for any disappointment you may have...

Omaha Ne
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We have stayed in this hotel several times through the years and have had to endure the remodeling over the past few years. It is still in a great location for what we like to do in KC. We reserved a room 2 months in advance since it was for a weekend and we were celebrating our anniversary. We asked...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Amlcoco, Thank you for yourthoughts and comments about your recent stay with us. Thanks to guests like yourself, we have the opportunity to give attention to situations that may require improvement, as well as to share all input with all of our associates.We obviously want to aplogize for the inconvenience you endured with the room type and housekeeping issues...

San Ramon, California
Reviewed 3 August 2014

If you enjoy the European, boutique hotel experience, this is definitely your place to stay within Kansas City. The staff are outstanding and the service impeccable. There is no charge for valet parking (voluntary gratuities are welcome) and the location on Brush Creek and adjacent to the Country Club Plaza allows for myriad dining and shopping experiences within a few...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear GlenJ., Thank you for being our guest, and sharing your generous comments about the Raphael Hotel and our location. We appreciate your efforts to share your thoughts. We hopefully will look forward to your return soon! Best Regards,

Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Stepping into the lobby we were immediately greeted by the hotel staff and not to mention a chef serving up samples of some tasty steaks, cookies and juice! Check in was a breeze. When we got to the room, we were greeted to a spacious room with an even more spacious bathroom. We stayed in a double bed with a...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Kim N., Thank you for being our guest. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your impressions of your arrival, and your stay with us. So glad you were able to make it for our Chef's cooking demo! Please come back and see us again soon! Best Regards,

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

This was a very nice hotel within walking distance to the Plaza in KCMO. If you haven't been, the plaza is a bright and energetic shopping area that has a great variety of shops and eateries. It's nearly always crowded with the trendy, hipster, and suburbanite crowds. We only stayed at the Raphel for a single night but all our...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Nicole C., Thank you for your lovely review. We are certainly very appreciative af your kind thoughts and generous comments. We hope you will plan on returning to see us again soon. Best Regards,

Leawood, Kansas
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is a long overdue review. Our daughter was married in late December and we booked several rooms for out of town guests. It was a perfect decision as the guest raved about their accommodations, the service, hospitality, and the view of the Plaza lights. Laurie worked with us and was always available and patiently answered our questions while providing...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear Vicki M, Congratulations on your daughter's very special occasion! And thank you for letting us to be a part of it. We truly appreciate all your efforts to share your kind thoughts. We promise to make sure Laurie is aware of your praise of her efforts as well. We will look forward to assisting the newly weds on their...

Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 26 July 2014

My wife and I had a stay-cation at the Raphael in March. It was a very relaxing and quiet hotel. We enjoyed the furnishing in our room. Probably because we were upgraded to a presidential suite when we checked in. This was because they gave the room we reserved to someone else. They gook care of this in a classy...

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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Dear BrentY77, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay with us at the Raphael Hotel. We truly appreciate your kind words and your patronage. We will look forward to your return. Best Regards,

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Address: 325 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112-2111
Region: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Price Range: $296 - $531 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 126
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Raphael Hotel Kansas City
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