4.5
Very Good 1032 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Steps from the boutique-lined Country Club Plaza shopping area
  • Room service offered around the clock
  • Old World glamour kept in tact from its early 20th-century roots

What To Know

  • The property is a historic landmark, so the rooms are on the small side
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Downtown nightlife and shopping are about a 5-minute walk away

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Boutique Elegant Historic Lobby Lounge building living room home recreation room

Overview

Historic KC landmark-turned boutique hotel with Old World architecture and a lively music lounge

The Lowdown

Opened as a luxe apartment building in 1928, this Italian Renaissance revival landmark got a boutique hotel upgrade, transforming its 126 guestrooms into light-filled aeries with high thread-count sheets, Keurig coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. Downstairs, Chaz on the Plaza serves regional American dishes like a Colorado rack of lamb with broccoli, lamb-sumac fries and muscovite sauce, in a clubby dining room with walnut-trimmed walls. Music enthusiasts will dig the live music offered Tuesday through Sunday and the regional wines on offer in the lounge, a nice warm-up to a night out in Kansas City’s blues and rock venues.

In the Area

Kansas City is a music city, and you can tune into its blues and rock roots scene with a walk through the flashy Power & Light District. Join the young set near midnight at the Mutual Musicians Foundation for a glimpse of the city’s underground scene. For a taste of Kansas City BBQ, tuck into the famous dry-rubbed meats at Arthur Bryant’s — a KC original — the slow-smoked pulled pork at the family-owned Gates Bar-B-Q and the sweet beef brisket at Oklahoma Joe’s. Pair a shopping spree at the Spanish architecture-style Country Club Plaza, right outside the hotel doors, with a stroll down 18th Street for kitschy body suits at Peggy Noland and locally designed clothes at Spool (122 West 18th St.).

How to Get There

The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
325 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1032 Reviews
Don’t sign up for credit card
Reviewed 1 day ago

They tell you you will get a 200.00 credit its a lie don’t trust anything on the web site.

The raphael will not stand behind it. They tell you its not there problems and they can be involved. I now have to sue the hotel.

I wont stay there again

Really good hotel but just not quite the best
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I have stayed at the Raphael 3 or 4 times for just a weekend getaway. We went back several times because our first time was truly exceptional and even memorable. I am honestly not sure if it is just me but the subsequent times seemed less than stellar. I am not at all saying we had anything close to a bad experience. It just seems like it didn't quite live up to what we came to expect from the first time. We travel a lot and stay at lots of hotels. I would rank this one up there I would say in the top 10. But I cannot call it truly great. The services were good and the amenities were equally good. The last few rooms were suites which we paid extra for but again were better than average but not great. I am inclined to look elsewhere for our next getaway just because we know now what we have in the Raphael and I am looking for more.

Anniversary Treat
Reviewed 7 days ago

We loved staying at the Raphael Hotel! We had a 1 bedroom suite. The furniture was comfortable and we had an excellent view. I felt pampered while I was there. My husband particularly enjoyed the live music in the Chaz Bar. We played cards and visited with other people while requesting great music from the talented musicians. They were 2 brothers who played violin and cello. We ordered room service lunch to go when just before we checked out so our kids would feel treated too. Great food!

Best hotel in Kansas City for service and location
Reviewed 7 days ago

What makes this hotel so special is not only their location but most importantly their service. I am a regular now and I am especially hooked on their personal touch. Great staff who will work with you on any opportunity.....thank you my KC family!

Classy romantic getaway on the Plaza
Reviewed 7 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful romantic weekend on the Plaza at The Raphael Hotel. The rooms are stylish and inviting. The restaurant - The Chaz is one of our favorites with friends or just the 2 of us. Great food and service, we will be returning often!