The Best Hotels With Suites to Book in Kansas City, Missouri

Do some laps in the saltwater pool at the Loews Kansas City Hotel
Do some laps in the saltwater pool at the Loews Kansas City Hotel | Courtesy of Loews Kansas City Hotel / Expedia
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8 November 2021
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Kansas City, Missouri, a hospitable city known for fountains, barbecue and jazz, draws plenty of year-round travelers. Visiting reveals scenic plazas, up-and-coming art districts and cultural must-sees, such as the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Explore it all from one of these hotels with suites – bookable on Culture Trip.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Kansas City Liberty, for pool access near Clay County Museum and Historical Society

A studio with two queen beds, a stuffed chair, a TV and a nightstand at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Kansas City Liberty
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It’s all about ease at this laid-back hotel in the suburbs, just a short drive from historic downtown Liberty. Stylish studios and one-bedroom units come with full kitchens – there are also barbecues outside – a soft color palette livened up by pops of red or blue and balconies or terraces for a relaxing spot to read a book. Keep fit swimming in the indoor pool, then head to the Lobby Bar for a well-earned beer.

The Fontaine, for European elegance near Arrowhead Stadium

A beautiful deluxe guest room at the Fontaine with one king-size bed with a dramatic tapestry headboard flanked by nightstands topped with lamps and flowers
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When you enter this sophisticated city spot, you’ll feel like you’re in Europe thanks to the Renaissance-style paintings, wood paneling and hand-blown Murano chandeliers in the lobby. Bathed in a soothing combination of blues, whites and grays, the rooms and suites come with plush velvet or tapestry headboards. Don’t get too comfortable – the outdoor lap pool and rooftop deck overlooking the fancy Country Club Plaza, home to this high-end hotel, draw quite a scene. Don’t miss the seasonal igloo bar serving Scandinavian-inspired cocktails and tapas.

Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton, for swanky decor near the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

The luxurious Truman Suite at Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton, with a sleek four-poster bed, crown molding, and a claw-footed tub
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This glamorous art deco building in the buzzing Power & Light District dates back to the 1930s. Today, it offers modern upgrades, such as Bluetooth radios and blackout shades. A range of suites has bronze accents and gray paneling on walls; book the Truman Suite for the claw-footed bathtub. Sip a dirty martini in the bar, a speakeasy in the building’s former mailroom.

Loews Kansas City Hotel, for Midwest modernity near Kansas City Convention Center

The Bar Stilwell at the Loews Kansas City Hotel with floor-to-ceiling windows, plush seating and circular shelving holding bottles of alcohol
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Dominating the downtown skyline, this modern, minimal hunk of a hotel has sophisticated suites with retro touches, wooden floors and a soft gray-beige palette showcasing the city through floor-to-ceiling windows. Check out the indoor lap pool and fitness center, or snag a seat at the glittery Bar Stilwell, with a wall of windows, and sip a handcrafted cocktail made with local whiskey. The leather-and-brick brasserie, the Stilwell, serves American classics, such as smoked-beef short ribs, overlooking a wraparound terrace made cozy with firepits.

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, for city views near the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The outdoor pool at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza with a water feature and surrounded by loungers and greenery
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In the heart of Country Club Plaza, this monumental curve of a hotel with a striking tower will lure you in with its outdoor pool and amenities. All minimally styled rooms have balconies, but staying in a spacious suite means access to the Concierge Lounge, with all-day food and drinks. Don’t miss dining in the French-inspired American Slang Modern Brasserie, featuring live jazz six nights a week and a Sunday brunch with satisfying dishes such as sourdough french toast.

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza, for gourmet heaven near the Donald J Hall Sculpture Park

A guest room with two double beds, windows with city views and a dresser topped with a TV at the Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
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This all-suite hotel favors coffee-colored walls and lots of framed art in rooms with sofa beds handy for families. You can upgrade to the club-level suites to take advantage of a spacious lounge with complimentary snacks and coffee from a certain well-known chain. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to food and drinks, with Tuscan, Chinese and Mexican restaurants nearby; follow up with a session in the lounge, featuring local art and beers on tap. Other perks include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, for Midwestern wellness near Union Station

A king guest room with stuffed chairs, a work area with a desk chair, a TV and plenty of lighting at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
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This mammoth hotel in the Crown Center shopping and entertainment hub is for you if you like your wellness with a side of luxury. Rooms and suites have Heavenly Beds and floor-to-ceiling windows with city views; there’s even a Westin Workout room with a Peloton bike. Keep healthy in the modern fitness center overlooking the outdoor pool on the fifth floor or on the tennis courts or jogging track before hydrating with a fresh-pressed juice in the all-day restaurant.

Crossroads, for industrial chic near the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Percheron, a rooftop beer garden at Crossroads, with colorful chairs, plush sofa-style seating, tables and city views
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Crossroads takes its name from the surrounding streets peppered with independent shops and art galleries; it’s where people come together. The hotel hired a slew of local artisans, whose custom pieces include tattoo-artist-designed wallpaper. Industrial-chic suites come with exposed brick, sitting areas and original features; signature suites might offer a historical vault or a pool table. Perk up over local coffee and pastries in the lobby or freshly made pasta in the refined Italian restaurant. There’s also a rooftop bar and regular events, such as group runs and yoga.

21c Museum Hotel Kansas City, for cultural comfort near the Boulevard Brewing Company

The corner king room at the 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City with a plush sitting area with a table and large windows with city views
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Art lovers will enjoy the dose of culture at this hotel with contemporary art exhibitions, installations and cultural programming. Meanwhile, history buffs can explore original details such as stained-glass windows. The stylish suites have living areas and original artwork, while the largest comes with a private terrace and city views. Drink and dine on-site at the Savoy at 21c, which used to feed President Truman.

The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, for old-style charm near Country Club Plaza

The grand, brick-clad Renaissance Revival-style exterior of the Raphael Hotel
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This handsome Renaissance Revival-style building from 1928 excels in elegant touches, such as marble flooring, mahogany and mosaics depicting Kansas City history. Rooms and suites share a natural color scheme – all olive and taupe with fancy white beds. The premier suite adds a lavishly styled living space. Romantics can get cozy at Chaz on the Plaza, with a sommelier-led wine program. Check out regular live-music performances inside or out on the front lawn during the summer months.

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