4.5
Very Good 1351 Reviews
Jetsetter Approved
This Hotel meets our standards
This hotel meets our standards, but we haven't stayed yet

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
living room couch chair loveseat coffee table home sofa bed flooring angle slipcover dining table

Overview

Location

With a stay at The Fontaine in Kansas City (Country Club Plaza Area), you’ll be convenient to Country Club Plaza and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Fountain of Neptune and Battle of Westport.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 132 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take advantage of recreation opportunities including a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Kansas City? This hotel has facilities measuring 5700 square feet (530 square meters), including conference space.

How to Get There

The Fontaine
901 W. 48th Place
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1351 Reviews
Went for the Pool...
EricICT

Great location, and the staff that we interacted with were wonderful. The room was well appointed and clean. Overall, the hotel is very good. The poor review is because of the events at the hotel. The claim is, one of the best pools in the Plaza area. It is very nice but not very big (12x36ish) which is to be understood because it is on a roof. The main reason we choose this hotel was the pool.

THE POOL:
The pool is on the west side, so no direct sun until mid-day, not an issue, but a note if you are going for the pool and sun time.
When we booked we had seen that a party was planned for Friday night, not on the hotel website, but on Facebook. When we arrived we asked the pool hours and we were told 8:30a-11:00p. The sign at the pool states open at 8:00a and a person from the restaurant was telling people it opened at 9:00a. Not sure when the pool opens and neither is the hotel, lets just say sometime in the morning.

We changed our plans because no sun and not open. We went to the plaza with the intentions to return later in the day to cool off in the pool. We arrive at the pool at 3pm and find it wall to wall people. With very little room to stand in the center. There were no chairs or loungers to use, and not many around the pool to use. We left and came back an hour later and found some people had left so we squeezed our way into a spot around the edge to relax. What we found out was that the hotel rents out the pool and during Saturday there two separate parties that had rented the area. One was a bachelorette (?) party and it was very loud and raunchy at times. After a couple of hours we had to leave the area. It was too much. Very disappointing.

ROOMS:
Very clean but was surprised to find that the staff didn't check the coffee maker for used pods. Made me wonder what else was missed that I couldn't see.

FRONT DESK:
Over all very good, but not forthcoming with info about the parties. During check in, there was a line and one lady working her tail off to help people, the other was too busy texting to bother helping guests check in. We were told to keep our keys on us at all time because of security. The only place we used our key was our room. It was not needed to enter nor for the elevator. It was a great joke for us during our visit.

VALET:
The diamonds of the group. These men were OUTSTANDING and really set the tone for the visit, but the rest of the team dropped the ball. What a great group!

When we checked out, I did tell the lady at the front desk about the pool issue and she did give us our parking for free and she was very nice and apologetic about our stay.

Overall, a nice place. Based on our visit, I feel the value was not worth what we received. If you are going for the pool, ask questions first. I hate to give it a "2" but our reason for choosing the hotel was the pool.

FABULOUS HOTEL
N5732ACsaral

This is one of my favourite hotels in the world now. I can’t fault it. The lobby is fresh and clean, the staff so friendly, even at 5:45 am when we had to check out. The hotel is quiet, there’s a small pool on the roof which was perfect for a dip on a hot day. The beds are incredibly comfortable. The bathroom is clean, spacious and light with a huge shower. There was live music in the bar and a great, relaxed atmosphere. The highlight is the Tesla shuttle, which is basically a glorious service where they will drive you anywhere within 4 miles and pick you up if they are available. We used the shuttle a lot - it took us to the Blue Room, the museums, the Sprint centre. We probably saved a lot of money on Ubers and we always arrived in style!

Kid free weekend
MszMott

My husband and I had a kid free weekend and also were celebrating my bday a week late and wanted the best hotel in the area. I scoured reviews and the Fontaine seemed like it would be the best. I should note that I am a very frugal mom and like to get the most for my money and I am also somewhat picky and complainy( I also like to make up my own words to describe myself lol). From the moment we arrived until we left, everything was absolutely perfect. . The complimentary ride in the Tesla was awesome. I didn’t really want to spend the extra money on the mini bar BUT I must admit that was the best $4.00 I have spent on 20 chips, they were really good. The rooftop pool and the lounge area were super relaxing. We loved that there was a movie playing at dusk, that was a bonus. Every single employee we encountered was cheerful and accommodating, you could tell they enjoyed their job. And the breakfast in the morning was AMAZING!!! I mean, even the eggs, I have never in my life gotten perfectly cooked over-medium eggs or had them taste that good. I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel. It’s also within walking distance to a great shopping area and high end restaurants. Also, the bed was like sleeping on a cloud. I could go on and on about how much I loved it here!!!