The Best Hotels to Book in Wichita, Kansas

The Ambassador Hotel Wichita offers luxurious rooms with high-end amenities
The Ambassador Hotel Wichita offers luxurious rooms with high-end amenities | Courtesy of Ambassador Hotel Wichita, Autograph Collection /
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1 November 2021

The best hotels in Wichita, Kansas, are known for their Midwestern hospitality. Indeed, this former cowtown has a long history of hosting travelers. In addition to modern rooms, the Air Capital of the World has thriving arts, culture and food scenes. From one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas to the Wicked Brew Tour, see everything Doo-Dah has to offer from these hotels – bookable on Culture Trip.

Hyatt Regency Wichita, for Arkansas River views

A stylish king guest room at the Hyatt Regency Wichita
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Get to know the Arkansas River like the back of your hand at the Hyatt Regency. The neutral color palettes in the suites seem to bring an airy, light-filled vibe through the windows with river views. You can walk along the riverfront or roll into downtown as soon as you step foot out of the lobby, but you’re free to stay indoors if you’re headed to the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center connected to the hotel.

Ambassador Hotel Wichita, Autograph Collection, for a luxurious stay

An elegant executive king room at the Ambassador Hotel Wichita
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Pre-show preparation for a rocking night at Roxy’s Downtown or the Orpheum Theatre begins at the Ambassador Hotel Wichita. One block away from both venues, you’ll feel like a headliner the moment you step into the luxurious rock star suite – a one-bedroom suite with a king-size bed, panoramas of the city and nearly 1,600sqft (149sqm) of space where you can host a crazy afterparty. But, please, leave the TV chucking to Jagger and Richards.

Hyatt Place at Wichita State University, for a comfortable stay near campus

A spacious king room at the Hyatt Place at Wichita State University
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Is it surprising that one of the best hotels in Wichita is right beside the Wichita State University campus? Live the life you always wanted to in college in a one-bedroom suite – a space that has no hand-me-down furniture, movie posters tacked to the walls or Ramen noodles in the kitchen. Grab a healthy breakfast, bar food and quick bites downstairs in the lobby without the need for a meal pass.

Aloft Wichita, for pet-friendly perks

The five-story Aloft Wichita surrounded by landscaping
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Aloft won’t let you leave your dog at home during your trip to Wichita. Bring your furry loved one with you and snuggle in an ultra-comfortable king-size bed where there’s plenty of covers to share. Re:fuel by Aloft has healthy snacks that it can chew on while you mix and mingle with other mutt lovers at the W XYZ bar. You and your four-legged friend can go on a long walk together at the nature trails across the street.

Homewood Suites by Hilton @ the Waterfront, for a home-like stay near restaurants and shops

A modern country-style room at the Homewood Suites by Hilton
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While there are a handful of hotels in Wichita near the water, only Homewood Suites by Hilton is at the Waterfront – a mixed-use neighborhood full of restaurants. This hotel is a great base for a fun night out. Get dressed in your casual best and mix a pre-dinner drink in your king suite. Visiting on a weekday? Let the bartenders mix one for you at the evening social hour, then allow them to direct you to the best eats in the area.

Wichita Marriott, for a free ride to the airport

A guest room with a king-size bed at the Wichita Marriott
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Whether it’s a commercial plane or a jet from McConnell Air Force Base that’s flying you into Wichita, you’ll find a safe landing at this Marriott. Its complimentary shuttle has you covered on the ground, at least from the airport to the hotel. When you arrive, check yourself into the M Club Lounge king room, where you’ll get free refreshments and much more than a complimentary bag of peanuts.

Hilton Garden Inn Wichita Downtown, for a restful stay in the middle of the action

A king room with no window at the Hilton Garden Inn Wichita Downtown
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Sitting pretty atop one of the main drags in Wichita, the Hilton Garden Inn on Douglas Avenue can be your downtown digs for the night. Its king and queen suites cater to all crowds, from those who want snacks readily available to light sleepers who need the extra darkness – it offers rooms without windows. All overnighters are welcome to get a view of the city like no other from the pool, with windows overlooking Douglas Avenue.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Wichita Downtown Delano, for a home-away-from-home stay in Delano

A spacious suite at the Home2 Suites by Hilton Wichita Downtown Delano
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Mosey on over to the historic Delano neighborhood, and kick off your cowboy boots at Home2 Suites by Hilton. There’s no charge to park your horse-powered ride for the night; breakfast and wifi are complimentary, too. Rustle up some grub in the restaurant, or seek out dinner deep in Delano. Before tipping your hat and riding into the sunset, be sure to sit a spell at the riverfront Delano Park.

These recommendations were updated on November 1, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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