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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