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Best Places to Stay in Kansas City

There are plenty of options for places to stay while visiting Kansas City, but we've rounded up the best of the best in one convenient list.  From the vintage charm of the Raphael to the themed suites at Chateau Avalon, you're sure to find the spot that best suits your travel style.

Chateau Avalon
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No wonder AAA named Chateau Avalon the #2 Boutique Hotel in the Midwest for 2012. This hotel impresses from the moment its French chateau façade and huge fountain come into view. But it's the 61 individual suites that really blow visitors away....  Read More

Argosy Casino Hotel And Spa
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A massive spot-lit outdoor fountain and spectacular stained glass lobby dome greet guests at Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa. Combine award-winning accommodations with a bustling casino and there's already a good reason to consider staying here....  Read More



With an enormous waterfall and impressive fountain in front, and spectacular views of the Country Club Plaza neighborhood, this 11-story hotel offers 366 luxurious guestrooms and suites. Warm earth tones and dark wood create cozy accommodations....  Read More

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
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A curved glass elevated walkway links this lovely hotel to the Crown Center office and shopping complex. Inside, a bright and spacious ultra-modern lobby greets guests who stay in one of 730 equally spacious guest rooms and suites. Upper level...  Read More

Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection
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The 43 rooms in this boutique hotel are all about relaxation and comfort, with skyline views through tall windows draped in sheer floor-to-ceiling curtains. A soothing palette of deep purple, gray and white decorates guest accommodations and...  Read More

Hilton President Kansas City


The only AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel inside the Power & Light district combines 1920s style in the lobby with modern yet cozy rooms where Kansas City history appears in framed black-and-white photographs. Guests will appreciate...  Read More



An $8 million renovation will transform the ballroom, meeting rooms and lobby in this iconic Kansas City hotel, recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award. Built into a limestone hill, the lobby houses a spectacular and much photographed 60-foot...  Read More

Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza
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Opened in November 2013, this is one of the Country Club Plaza's newer hotels. Touches of Mediterranean style complement sleek modern surroundings, with a cobalt crystal chandelier, wrought iron, and marble floors inside the spacious lobby. Deep...  Read More

Garment District


This grand hotel with equally grand twin staircases was created inside a 1931 building whose lobby is full of Art Deco details. The property has hosted countless celebrities including actors from old Hollywood and contemporary musical...  Read More

The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection


Patterned after a boutique European hotel and operating in a classic 1927 building, The Raphael has delighted guests with its quiet elegance since 1975. The hotel has also garnered a Four Diamond Award from AAA. A complete 2009 renovation...  Read More


Meet Lisa Waterman Gray

Lisa Waterman Gray moved to the Kansas City area 35 years ago and has written professionally for 20+ years. A member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association, she's excited about the...  More About Lisa