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Hotel at Old Town
Ranked #3 of 87 Hotels in Wichita
Certificate of Excellence
El Dorado, Kansas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

hubby and i stayed here for weekend getaway. very convenient to all the old town attractions. beautiful building. enjoyed the music in the the lobby bar. wish we could have had an indoor balcony for the music with the view of the city.... very clean and comfortable. loved seeing the historic photos and other items. i've stayed here before and will again when opportunity arises.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 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 Susan G
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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Saint Louis
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48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Old Town is a pleasant hotel in an interesting section of Wichita.

Most Wichita area hotels, like many other places, are set in a suburban office park or similar setting. If you want to see anything interesting, you need to get in a car and drive. Even walking is not very interesting.

The Hotel at Old Town has the appeal of being in an interesting area, one you can walk in and find interesting places to see, some good restaurants, and, well . . . see other people walking as well. Although there are a couple of other hotels in the Old Town area, this hotel is the only one that is in an interesting renovated building designed in the 19th century. The hotel is a copy of the design of the famous Cupples building in Saint Louis. They've not only kept the building for the Old Town hotel, they've collected some of the knives and scissors manufactured when the building was originally used as a factory for the Keen Kutter company. The renovation has been extensive, so the interior is completely modern, as is the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.

The hotel rooms are good hotel rooms, on a par with a typical Hilton or Marriott. There are a few little touches missing from the hotel that have become standard in large chain hotels, but these missing items are minor, not enough to cause problems in your stay. The showers are a bit unusual, and there is no bath in most rooms. The room is so big that the 36 inch television seems almost small when viewed from the bed. The room has a kitchen, cupboards and refrigerator. The bed is very comfortable, with nice linens, pillows.

The staff at the hotel are always friendly and helpful on the rare occasions when you need to ask for something. The rooms are clean.

The breakfast buffet is average quality (but low price), about what you get in a typical Hilton or Marriott. You can't really order anything other than the buffet. I guess they've found that the vast majority of guests just order the buffet, so they don't as a matter of course do custom requests. I suspect that they would accommodate you if you asked for something different. While not expert chefs, the breakfast staff are also very accommodating to guests.

You'll likely spend your evenings walking around Old Town, so location is one of the prime reasons for staying here.

One other note: Wichita doesn't have much in the way of traffic problems, so you can get anywhere in the Wichita area very quickly from the hotel. It's only about half a mile to two freeways.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms are good
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Jasper National Park, Canada
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

By far one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in! We booked the jacuzzi suite and it did not disappoint. The room had an old world feel yet it had the modern amenities that we all love. This included a full fridge and freezer, microwave, wireless internet, and even a dishwasher! The decor in the room was really nice featuring turn of the century furniture, and a nice sitting area that over looked the Museum of World Treasures. The hotel it self is situated in what I would describe as the historic district which has an array of shops, and restaurants. I highly recommend taking the short walk to the River City Brewing Company for a couple pints of Tornado Alley IPA!

Room Tip: Two words....Jacuzzi Suite!
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

We are Shriner's and stay here each time we have to be in town for a Shrine event. Hotel is a step back in time, when luxury was a subtle and quiet experience. Hotel is clean with plush comfortable beds. Breakfast buffet was very good, with adequate choices. Restaurants surrounding the area have wonderful food. Make sure you park on the upper levels of the parking garage, and although there is security walking the streets,this is a wild party atmosphere and vandalism and break ins could easily occur.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cumming, Georgia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Old converted warehouse that is nicely appointed. The bathroom is huge although the shower configuration is a bit odd (make sure you put a few towels in front of the shower or you will have a flooded bathroom). No tub for those who like to have a soak. Very nice breakfast spread, nothing exotic, just good staples.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hollabrunn, Austria
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

I've been to Wichita several times now - and still have to travel there for a few more times. Found this Hotel during one of my stays when going into the bars and restaurants downtown. The rooms are very nice - queen size beds, which are for me as European big enough, shower, TV, fridge, cooking spot - everything very useful. The rooms are clean and as I wrote above: the best thing is that the hotel is located downtown. So whenever you go to a bar you don't have to drink and drive - just go a few steps and you are in the room. The price is good, the only bad thing is the breakfast. Don't expect too much on that. Small choice of food but anyway it tastes good and the prepare it nice. The Hotel is 100% smoke free and equipped with free Wifi - and I hadn't had a room where it was not working.....

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

I very rarely write a review, but all my stays @ the Hotel At Old Town over the last year have been so splendid that I would like to share.

Rooms always clean with excellent high ceilings. I am convinced the beds are the most comfortable hotel beds I have ever slept on. Wireless works well. Hotel is amazingly quiet, which is a plus as well. Rates are competitive with Courtyard, Hilton etc. But this hotel has a unique flavor that none of the chains can match.

The building itself is a renovated warehouse / manufacturing plant from the early 1900's. The furnishings are classical both in the lobby and in the rooms as opposed to the faux chic you find in the chains. Rooms very well apportioned.

My stay this time had me in a smaller room with only a shower stall, which I didn't realize this hotel had. My preference is a whole tub, but this is a nothing issue at this hotel.

Front desk staff are very friendly, place is within walking distance of some nicer restaurants in the area. Parking is free and one minute away from front desk.

I really like this place. It is one of the few nice things I find in Wichita, which really is a dismal city otherwise.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel at Old Town
Address: 830 East First Street, Wichita, KS 67202
Region: United States > Kansas > Wichita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wichita
#3 Family Hotel in Wichita
#8 Business Hotel in Wichita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel at Old Town 2.5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This boutique hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Old Town. All rooms have plush bedding, fully equipped kitchens, free wired and wireless internet, voice mail, oversized desk, and TV. Amenities include a business center, Cupboard, free parking garage, and fitness center. The Old Town location provides over 40 restaurants, shops and museums, all within walking distance. ... more   less 
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