The Best Hotels to Book in Kansas City, Missouri
Discover Kansas City from one of these fantastic bases | © Ian Dagnall / Alamy Stock Photo
Kansas City is a unheralded gem in the Midwest. As the largest city in Missouri, Kansas City offers a variety of things to do, whether it’s exploring the Power & Light District, visiting the National World War I Museum or having a night out listening to jazz. For every visit to a new city, it’s important to have enjoyable accommodation to compliment your stay. Here are some of the best hotels to consider in Kansas City.
4.3/5 (948 Reviews)
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Now from $210 per night
For a super-modern, city-center hotel, try the Fontaine. The chic white stone interior might feel quite business-like during the week, but on weekends it becomes fun with movie nights for adults and kids. Foodies will not be disappointed with the culinary offerings at Parker, the rooftop restaurant. Start your day with laps in the outdoor pool overlooking the city. There’s also a pet package, so your furry friend can come too.
4.7/5 (528 Reviews)
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Now from $235 per night
Quirky and cool, Crossroads offers modern rustic suites in downtown Kansas City. Each room is decorated with local artists’ work – from ceramics to paintings – creating a warm, cozy atmosphere. It even has an artist-in-residence studio where you can peek at the work in progress. Italian restaurant Lazia is the main dining room here, plus there’s a rooftop bar with its own bowls lawn, serving craft beer and cocktails. Yoga classes and a running club are also offered.
The Raphael Hotel
4.6/5 (978 Reviews)
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Now from $269 per night
This luxury boutique hotel is located right in the city’s Country Club Plaza, a neighborhood teeming with shops, restaurants and entertainment. Guests can have the option of enjoying the surrounding area or to drive just a few minutes to downtown. Amenities at the Raphael include nightly live music in the lounge and 24-hour in-room dining service.
Southmoreland on the Plaza
4.8/5 (177 Reviews)
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Now from $191 per night
Near the Country Club Plaza, this New England style B&B offers all the comforts of home with a five-star twist. Each of the 12 rooms is comfortably decorated with colorful bed spreads and soft lighting, but each also offers a special feature of luxury such as a treetop deck, wood burning fireplace or jacuzzi. The private Carriage House suite is perfect for extra-special romantic getaways and features a king-sized bed, free standing fireplace, adjoining deck, two-person jacuzzi and separate stand-up shower in its generous bath. Southmoreland on the Plaza also is available to host weddings, social events and corporate events.
The Hotel Phillips
4.1/5 (937 Reviews)
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Now from $168 per night
Located blocks from the Power & Light District and T-Mobile Center arena, Hotel Phillips is a historic asset to Kansas City. Originally established in 1930, this luxury hotel stands 20 stories high and boasts over 200 rooms The in-house restaurant 12 Baltimore hosts 1930s-themed weddings, and the hotel has an annual artist in residence, whose work is displayed throughout the hotel.
Oak Street Mansion
4.5/5 (57 Reviews)
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Now from $187 per night
Located in the historic Southmoreland district, this recently renovated Georgian mansion was previously owned by two notable figures in the history of Kansas City. The grounds and interior of the Oak Street Mansion contain an extensive collection and rooms catered to different artistic movements, as well as a private gallery, event space and an eclectic art collection heavily influenced by local artists. Each room is themed according to different art movements – from Impressionist to Cuban – while still maintaining luxurious elements such as private balconies and jacuzzi tubs.
Ameristar Kansas City Hotel
3.9/5 (897 Reviews)
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Now from $95 per night
Near the Missouri River is the Ameristar Kansas City, a 184-room hotel with enough entertainment and amenities that you’ll never have to step outside. Inside the hotel is a 24/7 casino with 66 table games and 15 poker tables. The complex also has nine restaurants (including an old-western-themed steakhouse) and a Regal Cinema 18-screen theater.
3.4/5 (724 Reviews)
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Now from $86 per night
Near the Country Club Plaza is the 816 Hotel, close to all of the historic and tourist spots of Kansas City. Besides the free nightly cocktails that come with your stay, what makes the 816 stand out is its many themed rooms catered to the traits of Kansas City. Themes include: TWA (Trans World Airlines) room, Kansas City Barbeque Society Room and the National World War I Museum room.
Ambassador Hotel Kansas City
4.6/5 (442 Reviews)
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Now from $235 per night
A brief walk from Kansas City Hall and the Power & Light District is the Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, a 1920s Neoclassical-built hotel boasting 43 rooms with amenities from the usual flat-screen TVs and wifi to mini fridges and coffee makers. This boutique hotel’s location is attractive for a visitor looking to have easy access to the sights of the city. The Ambassador’s Grand Ballroom can also host up to 120 guests for special events or business functions.
Inn at 425
In the North Eastern section of Kansas City is the Inn at 425, a Queen-Anne-style 1888 house, converted into luxury accommodation after an 18-year restoration process that started in 1996. A new addition to the city, the Inn has received nothing but great reviews. The Inn at 425 is close enough to all of the downtown hotspots and yet separated enough to suit someone looking for a quiet and relaxing experience.
These recommendations were updated on November 5, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.