The exterior to this fortress is beautiful. The large fountain, the exterior lighting and even the massive concrete stairs leading to the main entry. Being winter, the fountain was not working, at night the exterior lights were blinding even with the shades closed and the massive concrete stairs were not fun with suitcases.
Our initital room, not determined to us via one of the travel budget websites so finding out was going to be an adventure. It turned out not to be, we were given the stuffy Lincoln Bedroom. Upon entering the room, it was in the corner , located in the basement, it had a nice bed and a eerrie bust of Lincoln. We asked for a switch, and ended with the Pirate Room.
Pirate room was pretty solid, i'd make the following changes.
1. Television should be flat screen, and on an angle so that both the bed and the whirlpool can see it.
2. TV should not have fuzzy picture.
3. Bed was not very comfortable. Is it possible, more premium rooms have better beds?
4. Did not see a fridge in the room.
5. The shower felt like a 1000 stinging bee stings because the water pressure was so high, the water came out like laser beams.
6. We 'rented' a dvd from the collection , because the cable was turrible. The DVD collection was so dated, that we ended up watching a 10 yr old James Bond movie. DVD's are like 5 to 10 bucks, can't management purchase something new for their library?
7. When we arrived, we were not given the cider as the website boasts, rather when we came back after 10 in the evening, we found a half bottle of cider in an ice pail. Have the freebies available when people check in.
8. I agree with most on here that the breakfast was subpar. The service was very cheery and nice, but the food was less than desired. The drink selection was solid. Would be helpful to hire a new chef for ideas, seriously. Or even better, give everyone a menu from a place that rhymes with Sobb Seven's so they can get that breakfast.
Will we go back? Eh....maybe if they made TV upgrades...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rated by AAA's Midwest Traveler Magazine in 2012 as the #2 Small or Boutique hotel in the Midwest, the Chateau Avalon is Kansas City's unique boutique escape. We offer suites that appeal to the escape oriented couple as well as the business traveler that seeks a high service and memorable hotel escape. Recently the hotel has added the d'Nile Wine Bar, an eclectic Egyptian concept bar with hand crafted cocktails and some of KC's best wines. In 2013 the hotel renovated a number of the Classic corporate suites to better serve the needs of our business clientele. With wifi and wired internet, new desks and executive chairs and study lamps the Chateau Avalon is now the best hotel in the West KC market for overnight business stays. Contact sales for discounted group rooms and corporate repeat guests. ... more less
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